Artist Spotlight

Series produced by KSRQ

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Interviews with artists from northwest Minnesota.

Interviews with artists from northwest Minnesota, in collaboration with the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.


41 Pieces

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Warren City Administrator Shannon Mortenson previews the community's new summer concert series.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2021
  • Length: 05:29
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The theme of the Norman County Fair in Ada, Minnesota is "Where summer begins and fun never ends." Don Merkens previews the 2021 fair.

  • Added: Jun 22, 2021
  • Length: 09:06
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Fosston, MN artist Jason Steinbrenner talks about the unique materials he uses to create his projects.

  • Added: Jun 16, 2021
  • Length: 09:45
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Jane Anderson - Director of the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater - discusses a year of frustration. uncertainty and achievement for the TRF...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2021
  • Length: 16:30
Caption: Public Chimes in Hallock, MN
The northwest Minnesota town of Hallock, MN has a large set of outdoor chimes for public use, and arts advocate Cheri Reese of Hallock has all of t...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2021
  • Length: 10:58
Caption: World's Largest Sugar Beet in Halstad, MN
Halstad, MN native Emily Finney shares details on the construction and purpose of erecting the world's largest sugar beet in the heart of downtown ...

  • Added: May 18, 2021
  • Length: 14:46
Caption: Mara Hanel - Executive Director of the NW Minnesota Arts Council
Mara Hanel, Executive Directive of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council has some encouraging news on public performances and exhibits, grant deadli...

  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 13:04
Caption: "Bird Bath" - Artist: Zach Rowatt
Chalk artist Zach Rowatt received a turnaround grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council to advance his work in chalk illustrations of birds ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2021
  • Length: 07:13
Caption: Ross Hier of Crookston MN
Ross Hier of Crookston, MN, a retired Minnesota DNR official, has produced dozens of watercolor artwork featuring birds -- many who inhabit NW Minn...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 14:07
Caption: Cindy Kolling of Gully, Minnesota artwork
Artist Cindy Kolling (Calling) of Gully, Minnesota has a direct and simple way to release stress, anxiety and boredom: sit down and "color!"

  • Added: Mar 31, 2021
  • Length: 23:19
Caption: "Big Roo" from Fosston, MN artist Ivy Bailie
Find out why artist Ivy Bailie of Fosston, Minnesota likes to "crow" about her paintings!

  • Added: Mar 31, 2021
  • Length: 08:16
Caption: A "Bauble of Time" by Sherri Kruger of Badger, MN
By day, Sherri Kruger of Badger, Minnesota teaches math at Badger High School in far northwestern Minnesota. Her artistic talents go beyond daytim...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 10:14
Caption: Student Artwork from Kittson County Schools
Jeanna Kujava of Hallock, MN is a Public Health Nurse at Kittson Memorial Home in Hallock and serves as school nurse for the Kittson County schools...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 09:52
Caption: A portion of the Connie Nelson mural in Hallock, MN
Artist Connie Nelson of Hallock, Minnesota shares her story of enhancing the quality of life and the growth of a city in the far northwestern corne...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • Length: 09:50
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Mara Hanel, Executive Director of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC), shares detail on a busy-as-a-bee February at the NWMAC!

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 13:49
Caption: Kathryn Rynning of Kennedy, MN
"Peonies and Players", a current exhibit at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery in Thief River Falls, MN (on the campus of Northland Commu...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2021
  • Length: 12:13
Caption: Azomali Obisakin Art Piece
Crookston, MN resident Victor Obisakin and his daughter Azomali share detail of art and Black Lives Matter. Vic is a volunteer firefighter for t...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2021
  • Length: 08:29
Caption: Joyous softball players from Lincoln H.S. in Thief River Falls, MN
Scott DCamp shares his love of photography and his work on display current Northwest Minnesota Arts Council exhibit (Peonies and Players) - located...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2021
  • Length: 14:00
Caption: Artist Brandon LaPlante of Crookston, MN
Brandon LaPlante of Crookston, MN recently received a grant from the NW Minnesota Arts Council to transform a retired bus into a “mobile” arts work...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 19:12
Caption: Andy Hall of Crookston, MN and his "Sweetlight Gallery"
Seasoned photographer Andy Hall of Crookston, MN finds beauty within the northern prairie of Minnesota, and he captures those nuggets of beauty wit...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2020
  • Length: 14:27