Artist Spotlight

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Interviews with artists from northwest Minnesota.

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


62 Pieces

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Caption: Thief River Falls MN
Carol Ihre of Thief River Falls, MN shares the artistic and yummy details of an upcoming art and wine walk in northwest Minnesota!

  • Added: Aug 03, 2022
  • Length: 09:41
Caption: Singer/Songwriter Paige Shannon
Paige Shannon is practicing her "ya shure you bethcha" as she prepares for a live musical performance in downtown Hallock MN on 7-22-22. With even...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2022
  • Length: 09:12
Caption: Marshall County Fair Free Stage Events
Jason Rominski, Marshall County Fair Board member, has details on entertainment on the "Free stage" - support by the NW Minnesota Arts Council. Liv...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 16:05
Caption: Rena Bouchard of Crookston MN
Rena Bouchard of Crookston, MN is involved in the "InProgress" and shares her story. In Progress’s purpose is to diversify cultural dialogue and p...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2022
  • Length: 06:53
Caption: Artist Debbie Aune of Gatzke, MN
Watercolor painter Debbie Aune of Gatzke, MN firmly believes that art, in tandem with a healthy outdoor life leads to happiness and longevity. Fin...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2022
  • Length: 10:44
Caption: Gully, Minnesota
Gully Days Skol! Food, live music demonstrations - including how to fight like the Vikings (not the football team) - are coming to Gully, in north...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2022
  • Length: 18:34
Caption: Lavonne Forsber and NWMAC Director Mara Hanel
LaVonne Forsberg of Thief River Falls was awarded the prestigious NWMAC "Northwest Star Award" this spring. She is a well-known visual artist in th...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2022
  • Length: 07:38
Caption: Grygla, MN art student Addison Severt
Tausha Severt teaches art at the Grygla, MN school. Addison Severt, a student in Grygla is leaning about art from - Mom! Addison has a strong sen...

  • Added: May 31, 2022
  • Length: 06:43
Caption: Author Jeanne Cooney of Hallock, MN
Jeanne Cooney developed her writing skills within the legal system. Upon retiring her thoughts were to write with humor, mystery and a healthy dos...

  • Added: May 24, 2022
  • Length: 14:10
Caption: Minnesota Humanities Center
Kevin Lindsey is the CEO of the Minnesota Humanities Center located in St. Paul. The Humanities Center is trying to reach non-metro arts/humanities...

  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 08:58
Caption: The Fosston Community Library and Arts Association (FCLAA)
Fosston, MN resident and fine arts supporter Bonnie Stewart has all of the inspiring details of advancing writing skills in a three-day retreat in ...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2022
  • Length: 16:25
Caption: Sue Gens, Executive Director of the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Sue Gens is the Executive Director of the Minnesota State Arts Board, based in St. Paul. Sue explains who they are, what they do, what they offer ...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 10:16
Caption: Northern Valley Youth Orchestra Performance
Over the past decade, the Northern Valley Youth Orchestra (NVYO) has nurtured and featured incredible music talent from northwest Minnesota. These...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2022
  • Length: 08:48
Caption: Sacred Heart School - East Grand Forks, MN
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC), based in Warren, MN, continues to provide grant money to the regions schools in support of their arts...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2022
  • Length: 10:45
Caption: NW Minnesota Arts Council - based in Warren MN
Mara Hanel, Director of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) shares details of exciting art events underway, annual awards for artists - to...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 13:23
Caption: MN Minnesota Arts Council
Mark Albers of the St. Paul, MN based Minnesota Citizens for the Arts shares his thoughts on post-pandemic culture and arts in Minnesota.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 11:14
Caption: Mara Hanel - Director of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council
• An open position at the NWMAC (Office Assistant). • The NW Art Exhibit is coming soon and they are accepting entries.... nominations are open f...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2022
  • Length: 14:16
Caption: Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla MN
Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla, MN taught art for over three decades in northwest Minnesota. He passion and love within that creative world is pottery! ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2022
  • Length: 06:56
Caption: Kathryn Vigness of East Grand Forks, MN
East Grand Forks, MN writer Kathryn Vigness has walked through the fire of life and has the desire and ability to frame her experiences with words....

  • Added: Jan 11, 2022
  • Length: 17:13
Caption: NW MN Arts Council Director Mara Hanel and Arts Advocate of the Year Phil McKenzie
Crookston, MN native Phil McKenzie has an impressive portfolio of educational degrees and high-profile experience within the world of music! His j...

  • Added: May 10, 2022
  • Length: 13:53