Didn’t catch on Pioneer 90.1 FM this week?
No worries! We have this week’s installment ready here on our website. These interviews are for 2019, but also include December 11 and 18, 2018.
5.21.2019 Jane Anderson
Thief River Falls Area Community Theater Executive Director Jane Anderson was featured in this week’s podcast. Jane filled Ron West in about their organization, their upcoming show Death of A Salesman and their summer schedule. Listen to their talk below and see the show!
5.7.2019 Andy Hall
Photographer Andy Hall was Ron West’s guest this week. Andy is the owner of Sweetlight Gallery in Crookston where he has an exhibit called “The Fournet Experience” until May 25. Andy received 2nd place in the Annual NW Art Exhibit in Badger. He’s also offering some photography classes shortly. Listen to learn more!
4.30.2019 Kim Hruba
Writer Kim Hruba spoke with Ron West this week about writing, a workshop “You’re Not Ready” about publishing that she offers, and the annual retreat that she hosts at the Lake of the Woods in September. Listen to the discussion to learn more!
4.23.2019 Sherri Kukowski
Mosaic Artist Sherri Kukowski was featured in this week’s podcast. Sherri is the Arts Advocate of the Year. She is also the instigator and creator of the Badger Community Heritage Wall. A piece of the wall is featured in the Minnesota State Art’s Board A Creative Investment exhibition, celebrating ten years of Legacy art and impact, which opens on April 26, 2019, at the Minnesota State Arts Board in Saint Paul, and will be on display through the fall. Listen to the podcast to learn about the wall, the exhibition and the award!
4.9.2019 Jean Honl
Rosemaling Artist and Woodworker Jean Honl is the Artist of the Year. She spoke with Ron West this week about art, rosemaling, woodworking, her current exhibit at the gallery in East Grand Forks, and receiving the award. Listen to their conversation below!
4.2.2019 George French
University of Minnesota Crookston Associate Professor George French is featured in this week’s podcast. George received the Northwest Star Award for his lifetime achievement in music (specifically piano and organ music) from the NWMAC this past weekend. Listen to Ron West and George talk about the award and more!
3.26.2019 Mara Hanel
NWMAC Executive Director Mara Hanel talked with Ron West about the NW Art Exhibit in Badger, the Artist Reception, Exhibit Award Winners, Of the Year Award Winners, the Fiber and Rosemaling Exhibit in EGF and more! Listen to their chat to learn about all that’s going on!
3.19.2019 Carolyn Meisel
Area Artist Carolyn Meisel spoke with Ron West this week about her art and Riverwalk Artists in East Grand Forks. Riverwalk Artists is looking for more artists to become members. Consider joining Riverwalk Artists, visit the gallery and listen to the podcast below!
3.12.2019 Kat Allen
Kat Allen was Ron West’s guest this week. Kat is the recent author and illustrator of Where I Fly: A Hockey Story and Where We Run: A Dogsledding Story. She’s busy speaking throughout the region. Listen to the discussion below!
3.5.2019 Rob Burkel
In this week’s podcast Rob Burkel chats with Ron West about TRFACT (Thief River Falls Area Community Theater) and the Fargo-Moorhead Opera Young Artists who will be performing live on March 7 in TRF. Rob Burkel is coordinating the event and school workshops with the Fargo Moorhead Opera. Listen below!
2.26.2019 Andrew Youngblom
Thief River Falls Teacher Andrew Youngblom talked with Ron West this week about the NW Art Exhibit and teaching art to students. Listen to their chat below! And, submit your art to the exhibit!
2.19.2019 Fresh Voices
Maria Argueta, Monique Arguelles, Mallorie Zapata, and Chris Espericueta Jr. of Fresh Voices spoke with Ron West this week. Based in Crookston, Fresh Voices has been dedicated to the support, encouragement, and celebration of art of local Latino youth for over twenty years. The photography and written works that make up the Fresh Voices exhibit in our gallery right now was created by these and other high school students. Maria Argueta is an educator and has been a part of Fresh Voices for the past several years. Listen to the interview below and stop by the gallery to see their art!
2.12.2019 Naomi Schliesman
Springboard for the Art’s Naomi Schliesman was Ron West’s guest this week. Naomi will be facilitating much of the Work of Art Training that NWMAC is holding in Warren. Naomi is the Artist Development Director for Springboard for the Arts in Fergus Falls. Listen to the podcast below and register to attend the training!
2.5.2019 Gretchen Weinrich
Gretchen Weinrich was Ron West’s guest this week. She talks about directing the upcoming TRFACT’s show Barefoot in the Park, Lincoln High School’s spring play and being in the NWMAC’s artist booklet. Listen to the podcast below!
1.22.2019 Sheila Smith
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Executive Director Sheila Smith spoke with Ron West this week about the 10 year anniversary of the Legacy Amendment, the We Are Water Exhibit and Reception, MCA, the arts and the current legislative session. Listen to their discussion below and stop by the We Are Water Reception at UMC on Friday, January 25!
1.15.2019 Dariann Leigh
Karlstad resident and singer Dariann Leigh talked with Ron West about her music and performances in the region. Dariann received a grant from the NWMAC for in-ear monitors and a transmitter for performance. She released a Christmas song and video last month and her first album will be released soon. Listen to their discussion below!
1.08.2019 Mara Hanel
NWMAC Executive Director Mara Hanel spoke with Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West this week about the many activities going on with the Arts Council, including upcoming grant deadlines, exhibits, arts awards and artist trainings. Listen to learn more!
12.18.2018 Patty Mickelson
Patty Mickelson, music director at Red Lake County Central School System, spoke with Rom about music and a grant they received from the NWMAC for a sound shell for their music. Listen to their chat below!
12.11.18 Sarah Meisinger
Sarah Meisinger, owner of En Liten Svensk (Little Swedish) Shoppe in Roseau, spoke with Ron West this week. Sarah’s shop features and sells many works of area artists. They also hold events where artists demonstrate their craft. Listen below to learn more!