Podcast-Tuesdays with Mara 2019

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.

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!

Author and Illustrator Kat Allen

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!

TRFACT’s Rob Burkel

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!

Maria Argueta, Monique Arguelles, Mallorie Zapata, and Chris Espericueta Jr. 

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!

Naomi Schliesman will be teaching the Work of Art Workshops in Warren.

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!

Gretchen Weinrich

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!

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Ex Director Sheila Smith

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!

Singer Dariann Leigh

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!

Red Lake County Music Teacher Patty Mickelson

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!

Sarah Meisinger is the owner of En Liten Svensk Shoppe in Roseau

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