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Connie Hannesson spoke with Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West about receiving a quick turnaround grant for her 1850s costume that she wears when re-enacting Sarah Sibley. Learn more about Sarah Sibley and Connie below!
Do you like Minnesota country cooking and murder mysteries? Author Jeanne Cooney was Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West’s guest this week. Jeanne talked about her book series that takes place in northwestern Minnesota. Jeanne also shared information about the writing retreat she attended last summer with financial support of the NWMAC. Jeanne has completed the Teaching Artist Roster Program training offered by the NWMAC and is available to teach school residencies on humor writing.
This week NWMAC Board Member Elwyn Ruud of Karlstad discussed the Artists in Residency opportunities for schools in our area. Elwyn is a regular artist in residency in the Roseau school. She also coordinates residencies for COMPAS. Listen to the podcast to hear all about them.
Roseau County Historical Society Director and Curator Britt Dahl told Ron West about the interesting events they held this past year that were supported with funding by the NWMAC. They also discussed Roseau County history. Listen below!
Author Jayne Flaagan talked with on Ron West this week about being an author and her books. She has a series of 8 books about her dog Ella. Jayne is the featured author at the Northwest Arts Council Gallery in the Riverwalk Gallery in East Grand Forks. Stop by the gallery to see her books and listen to their discussion below!
We had two radio interviews and podcasts this week. First, Ron West spoke with Artist Heather Sabian about her art (made out of goat skin) that is featured in the SKIN exhibit at the Northwest Minnesota Art’s Council Gallery in the Riverwalk Gallery. Listen to their conversation to hear all about it and visit the gallery to see the exhibit.
Our second podcast is with Jane Anderson. Jane fills Ron in about the Thief River Falls Area Theater and their upcoming schedule. She also explains the Radio Reader’s Theater that is being aired on Pioneer 90.1. Listen to learn about what goes into performances on the radio.
NWMAC Executive Director Mara Hanel and Ron West had a lively discussion about the history and purpose of the NWMAC, the upcoming grant deadline of November 1st and an update on the We Are Water workshops. Listen below!
Artist and Showcase Specialist Stephanie Olson talked with Ron West about her art, the current exhibits — SKIN and featured author Jayne Flaagan at our NWMAC Gallery, the traveling art exhibit, the We Are Water Workshops and her position at the Arts Council. Listen below to learn more!
Artist Trey Everett spoke with Ron West this week about the We Are Water Workshops that he is leading throughout the region. Listen to learn more and RSVP for a workshop.
Barb Geer, Publisher of the Middle River Honker, talked to Ron West about the upcoming Goosefest in Middle River and the Goosefest production of How to Talk Minnesotan. Listen to the podcast and make a plan to attend the play and all the other activities there.
Greenbush Middle River School Art Teacher Debbie Aune and Student Issie Brockhouse talked with Ron West about the Bemidji Plein Air Watercolor Workshop that transpired on the streets of Bemidji this summer. Listen to the discussion below:
Jess Bengtson and Ron West discussed the Queen City Arts Festival in Crookston on Sept 7 and 8. Jess is the Marketing & Tourism Coordinator for the Crookston Area Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau as well as the Assistant Editor of the Crookston Daily Times newspaper. Listen below to learn all about the Arts Festival!
Sculptor and Warren Art Teacher Chris Kirchner talked with Ron West this week. He was a teacher recently at Art Camp in Warren. He talked about art, art camp, receiving a Quick Turn Around Grant for his art and a grant for Arts Equipment in the Schools. Listen below!
Virgil Benoit filled Ron West in on the history and all the happenings at the Chautauqua and French-Canadian/Metis Festival happening this weekend. Listen below!
Artist-Printmaker Jill Levene was Ron West’s guest this week. Jill has an exhibit at the Riverwalk Gallery right now. She also has a piece of art in our traveling exhibit and can be found in the newest artists booklet. Listen to their chat below:
Photographer Bert Foster and Ron West talked about the NW Art Exhibit (Bert won 3rd place), his photography, and receiving a Quick Turn-Around grant from the NWMAC. Listen below to their conversation!
Artist Sherri Kruger spoke with Ron West this week about Badger’s Heritage Wall. She received a merit award in our latest art exhibit and is also in our newest edition of Artists of NW Minnesota booklet. Listen to their chat below!
Darcey Engen, co- founder of Sod House Theater and Augsburg University Theater Dept Chair, spoke with Ron West today. Sod House is visiting Hallock this week to perform An Enemy of the People that incorporates original blue grass music and features professional and local actors. Listen to their chat below and make sure you attend the show on Wednesday or Thursday evening this week!
Part 2 of Joe Kezar‘s interview is our podcast this week. Ron West and Joe talk about The WoodPicks and even play some of the music. Listen to the discussion and the music below!
Joe Kezar, owner of Kezar Music and WoodPicks musician, was Ron West’s guest this week. Joe and Ron spoke about music and Kezar’s. Listen to Part 1 of their chat (Part 2 is next week) and some WoodPick’s music below.
Artist Judy Szklarski of Argyle spoke with Ron West this week about her art and her current exhibit at the Riverwalk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks open until July 14. Listen to their discussion below and make sure you stop by the gallery to see her artwork!
Pam Gunnerson was Ron West’s guest this week. With a grant from the NWMAC, Pam coordinated a barn quilt workshop and trail in Norman County. What’s a barn quilt and a barn quilt trail? Visit https://barnquiltsmn.org/ and listen below to find out! The quilts will be exhibited at the Norman County Fair (Fair is June 20-23).
Tami Lee of Tami Lee and the Northern Lights spoke with Ron West this week about her music. She is listed in our new Artists of Northwest Minnesota booklet. Listen to the podcast below!
Writer Kim Hruba was Pioneer 90.1’s guest this week. She spoke with Ron West about her writing and an artist retreat that she coordinates each fall. This year the retreat is September 6-9 and is still accepting participants. Listen to find out more!
Artist and Hallock Business Owner Rock Bakken spoke with Ron West this week about his art, his business, color and his philosophy about art. Rock received 1st place in the NW Art Exhibit for his portrait of a Hereford bull. Listen to their chat below and visit Rock at Bakken Boots in Hallock to see his artwork!
Ron West hosted NWMAC Executive Director Mara Hanel this week. They talked about the newly published Artists of NW Minnesota Booklet and the Showcase Specialist contract position that is open at the Arts Council (Deadline to apply is June 1). Listen below!
Northwest Star Award Winner Jim Kent spoke with Ron West this week about his passion and commitment to music and receiving the award from the NWMAC.
Artist of the Year Scott Pream was Pioneer 90.1 Ron West’s guest this week. They spoke about the award and Scott’s acting and more. Listen below!
Arts Advocate of the Year Betsy Saurdiff spoke with Ron West about her work advocating and creating art. She was also awarded a merit award in the recent NW Minnesota Art Exhibit. Congrats, Betsy and thank you for work on behalf of art! Listen to the podcast below.
Mara Hanel and Ron West talk about the many activities happening this week — the NW Art Exhibit, the Arts Expo, and the Of the Year Awards, in addition to an upcoming grant deadline and openings on the NWMAC Board of Directors. Listen to below for the details!
Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West spoke with Therese Masters Jacobson this week about Mn Artists Online, a resource for artists and those looking to connect with them and other opportunities and Riverwalk Artists. Therese will be speaking at the Arts Expo on April 28 in Thief River Falls. Make sure you attend!
Sue Gens, Executive Director of the Minnesota State Arts Board, was Ron West’s guest this week. She talked about the role of the Arts Board, legacy funding and the arts in Minnesota. Sue will be at the Arts Expo on April 28. Listen to the podcast below and attend the Arts Expo to meet Sue and learn more about the State Arts Board.
Ellen Stanley is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Music Coalition. For the last ten years, she has produced and hosted Womenfolk, a weekly music show on KFAI Radio. She also performs her own music under the name Mother Banjo. She talked with Ron West about the Coalition, the importance of music, and the 2018 MN Music Summit that is happening April 12-14, which brings artists, fans and music professionals from across the Upper Midwest for 3 days of workshops, industry panels and performances by the state’s top artists. The Minnesota Music Coalition will be represented at our Arts Expo in Thief River Falls on April 28. Listen to the chat below!
Carl Unbehaun is the The Minnesota Association of Songwriters Social Media Director and serves on its Board of Directors, as well as hosting the Minnesota Homebrew radio show on Pioneer 90.1. He’s also known for his quirky tunes. He was Ron West’s guest this week. He’ll be at the Arts Expo in April. Make sure you come and meet Carl and hear him perform. Listen to the podcast below!
Julia Brown, Artistic Programs Administrator, and Alayna Barnes, Office Manager, of the Playwrights’ Center were Ron West’s guests this week. The Playwrights’ Center serves playwrights with seven fellowship programs, educational opportunities, a searchable database, professional guidance, and more. They will be at the Arts Expo in April. Listen to the podcast below:
Michele Anderson of Springboard for the Arts spoke with Ron West about their services for artists. Springboard for the Arts will be represented at the Arts Expo on Saturday, April 28 in Thief River. Listen to the podcast to learn more!
Greenbush-Middle River Teacher, Artist and Gatzke resident Debbie Aune and Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West talked about Debbie’s art and her current exhibit Midwest Grain: Watercolor Paintings by Debbie Aune at the Riverwalk Gallery in East Grand Forks. Listen below to their interview:
Craig Dunn, Executive Director of VSA Minnesota, spoke with Ron West this week about VSA Minnesota’s mission to create a community where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in and access the arts. Craig will be at NWMAC’s Arts Expo in Thief River Falls in April. Listen to the conversation here:
Sheila Smith, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and the Chair of Creative Minnesota, filled Ron West in about Arts Advocacy Day, Creative Minnesota and the upcoming Arts Expo that will take place in Thief River Falls. Listen to their chat below!
NWMAC Executive Director Mara Hanel and Ron West talked about many upcoming events and deadlines, including Of the Year Awards, the River Walk Gallery Exhibit, TARP, NW Minnesota Arts Exhibit, Arts Expo, Grants Deadline, Arts Advocacy Day 2018 and NWMAC Board openings. Listen to the podcast to hear about all the opportunities you could take advantage of!
Matt Kroulik, Stephen-Argyle teacher and wood carver, spoke with Ron West this week about his woodworking. His work is in the current exhibit at the Riverwalk Artist Gallery.
Woodworker Jim Johanneck of Red Lake Falls was Ron West’s guest on Pioneer 90.1 this week. His work is featured in the current exhibit at the River Walk Gallery in East Grand Forks. Listen to their discussion below!
Candace Osborn has an appreciation for nature and wildlife that is obvious in her creative and intricate carvings. The Ada resident spoke with Ron West earlier today about her artwork. Listen to their discussion below and see her carvings in person at the current Riverwalk Artists Gallery exhibit.
Cliff Nelson of Crookston was Ron West’s guest this week on Pioneer 90.1. He talked about wood turning and his pieces at the current exhibit at the Riverwalk Gallery in East Grand Forks. Listen below and stop by the gallery to see Cliff’s work.
Ron West spoke with Betsy Mowry Voss about COMPAS, a non-profit education organization that teaches through art, about their work connecting professional artists with students, teachers, schools, hospitals and more with residencies, workshops, performances, community impact projects/public art. They are currently seeking more artists for their Artist Roster Program. Listen to their discussion below!
Kat Allen, NWMAC Exhibition Specialist, talked with Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West about the Art Council’s exhibition space at the River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks and her art work. Listen below!
Alaina Clay Terwee was Ron West’s host this week. They talked about Alaina’s art and Hallock’s upcoming event ARTic Lights & Libations which features an art crawl of local artists, holiday lights tour, Rock n Bowl and more.
Ron West and NWMAC Executive Director Mara Hanel talked about the Arts Council, the Teaching Artist Roster Program and the River Walk Gallery this week. Listen below!
Jeanne O’Neil was Ron West’s guest this week. Jeanne is a talented musician and a print artist. She currently has an exhibit at the River Walk Gallery in East Grand Forks. Listen to their chat below.
Bonnie Stewart filled Ron West in on the many arts-related activities, including theatre and opera happening in Fosston. Listen below!
Jane Anderson, Training Specialist with the NWMAC and Executive Director of the Thief River Falls Area Community Theatre, talked with Ron West about the upcoming show Godspell and ended the interview with a performance of The Witch’s Lament from Into the Woods. You don’t want to miss this podcast!
Artist Lucille Nelson of Argyle spoke with Ron West today about her art and her current exhibit Past and Present Passages at the River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks. Listen to their conversation and head over to the River Walk Gallery to see the exhibit in person!
Musician Cathy Erickson secured a grant from the NWMAC for equipment to create a remote studio from her home. This allows her to broadcast her radio show from her farm. Listen to Ron West’s interview with her today!
Malung Artist Janet Johnson spoke with Ron West about her current exhibit 30 Bowls in 30 Days at the River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks. Listen to their conversation below!
Win-e-Mac Principal Kevin McKeever joined Ron West today on Pioneer 90.1 today. They spoke about promoting the arts in school, Prairie Fire Theater’s time at the school last spring, and the elementary school performance of Jack & the Beanstalk that was possible with a grant from the NWMAC. Make sure you listen below to hear the whole conversation!
Ron West interviews Candy Gram, Middle River Community Theatre’s Director of its Goose Fest show “Southern Hospitality” this week. Listen to their chat here!
Steve Reynolds and Joe McDonald of Northwest Minnesota’s “The Raven” were Ron West’s guests this week. You don’t want to miss this entertaining interview!
Cathy Forgit of rural Fertile spoke with Ron West. Cathy is a fiber artist who loves working with her hands. She purchased a warping mill with a grant from the NWMAC to help her create rugs, wall hangings, table runners and other weaved creations.
Jerry Amiot was Ron West’s guest on Pioneer 90.1 today. He spoke about Crookston’s Annual Pioneer Day (Sunday, Sept 10) and Saving the Carnegie and other arts activities he’s been involved in. Make plans to attend Pioneer Day and listen to the podcast below!
Ron West interviewed Executive Director Mara Hanel about our Artists of NW Minnesota booklet, our Artist-in-Residency workshops and other issues. Listen below to learn more!
Kaitlin Barbosa, Kittson County 4H Program Coordinator, spoke with Ron West about an art camp they held earlier this summer at Lake Bronson State Park with funding from the NWMAC. Listen to the podcast below!
Amy Holte and Betsy Saurdiff were Ron West’s guests this week. They spoke about the Grygla centennial celebration that is taking place Aug 25-27 and highlighted the arts events that received funding from the NWMAC. Listen to the podcast to hear all about it!
Ron West spoke with NWMAC Board Member Kristina Gray about the Save the Carnegie efforts in Crookston and the arts activities that they will be hosting during Ox Cart Days in Crookston. Listen to the podcast below!
Pat Heggen of Stephen was Ron West’s guest. She talked about the Stephen Arts Council and the Summer Music series and other arts activities in Stephen this summer and fall.
Jane Anderson and a few student actors spoke with Ron West about Thief River Falls Area Community Theater upcoming show Sound of Music, as well as other theater productions. Unfortunately, the interview was not broadcast due to technical issues.
Misti Koop, President of the Board of Summer Arts Stages and Safari and current Medora Musical performer, talked with Ron West about performing arts and Stages and Safari (children’s musical theater programs in our area). Listen to their chat below!
Amanda Shultz of Mahnomen was Ron West’s guest this week. Amanda received NWMAC funding to purchase an intermediate flute. She plays in the District 9 Legion Band. Listen to their talk here!
Photographer Loren Younnggren of Hallock spoke with Ron West about the Kittson County Fair and the activities that received NWMAC funding, as well as his experience with the Arts Council. Listen to learn more!
Ron West spoke with both Don Merkens about the upcoming Norman County Fair entertainment that received funding from the NWMAC (glass blower Jon Ofutt, plus 3 smaller events)and Dan Skanson about the Polk County Fair free stage entertainment (Skanson and Hansen) that also received NWMAC funding (fair starting July 5). Both fairs should be great fun! Listen below.
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Board Member Faye Auchenpaugh talked with Ron West about the Arts Council and what role board members play. Listen to their discussion below!
Kittson County Central Kindergarten teacher Shannon Christenson talked with Ron West about Camp Art in Hallock at the end of June, featuring artists Ross Sutter, Marie Olafsdotter, and Susan Armington. Listen to their chat now!
Brock and Brayden Drevlow of L’Ambizioso Duo are performing classical music throughout our region this summer. They are also recipients of grant funding from NWMAC. They spoke to Ron West today. Listen to the podcast now!
Jane Vigness, Northwest Minnesota Arts Advocate of the Year, was Ron West’s guest this week on Pioneer 90.1. Listen to their conversation about Jane’s efforts in the region’s arts world!
Gayle Moen, Northwest Minnesota Artist of the Year, spoke with Ron West today. Listen to their talk here!
Northwest Star Award Winner Annelee Woodstrom of Ada was Ron West’s guest this week. They talked about growing up in Hitler’s Germany and receiving the award.
Jill Adolphson, Stephen-Argyle teacher, shared information with Ron West about a residency with Visual Artist and Photographer Mica Lee Anders held at Stephen-Argyle Schools recently.
Mara Hanel was Ron West’s guest on Pioneer 90.1 this week. Their discussion included the NW Minnesota Art Exhibit, the upcoming “Of the Year” Awards and Art Reception in Halstad and the Equality and Respect for All Workshops and Exhibit. Listen below!
Ron West interviewed two artists this week. Glass and metal artist Sue Suess and painter Abigail Kramer both have pieces in the NEW HUES: An Exhibition of Color at the River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks. Listen to their conversations!
Tri-County Teacher Justina Pietruszewski spoke with Ron West about the visual journaling residency they hosted at with Artist Heidi Jeub.
Phyllis Kalliokoski spoke with Ron West about being an artist, abstract art and her art on display at the River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks. Listen to their chat below!
Andrew Fougner, Principal at Red Lake County Central Elementary School in Plummer, spoke with Ron West about a school residency with Artist Jim Mondloch.
Tim Pearce, Tour Manager of Anda Union, spoke with Ron West about Anda Union’s music, tour and experience in our area.
Donovan Hanson, middle school teacher in East Grand Forks and NWMAC grantee, spoke with Ron West about the grant they received.
Virgil Benoit spoke with Ron West this week about AFRAN and the French Canadian Metis Festival.
Mara Hanel, NWMAC Executive Director, was Ron West’s guest. She talked about numerous deadlines and events that are coming up soon, including the 2017 NW MN Art Exhibit in Halstad, Of the Year Awards, Arts Advocacy Day, and Arts Midwest Worldfest Anda Union residency and concert.
Eryn Gee Killough, NWMAC Board Member, was Ron West’s guest on Pioneer 90.1 this week.
Ron West interviewed Tri-County School’s Music Director Brad Thompson, Karlstad, about some of the grants they have received from the NWMAC that have enhanced their music program.
Ada Band Director and Music Teacher Richard Tuttle was Ron West’s guest this week. Richard has embraced technology and utilized grants from the NWMAC to further his student’s music education.
Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West interviews Jeanne Cooney about her Hot Dish Heaven Mystery book series, including her most recent book A Potluck of Murder and Recipes. They also discussed the grant that Jeanne secured from the NWMAC for a mural in Kennedy that turned out to be a real community experience.
Aliza Novacek-Olson is Ron West’s guest this week on Pioneer 90.1. Aliza is a fiber artist who received a Fellowship Grant.
Ron West talks with Executive Director Mara Hanel to learn about art happenings in the area and upcoming grant workshops and deadlines.
Scott Larson of Newfolden talks with Ron West about his artwork, which includes portraits of ballerinas.
Dale Mackowick of Fertile is Ron West’s guest on Pioneer 90.1 this week. Dale has an exhibit of his oil paintings at the River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks.
George French is Ron West’s guest. George directs the music and theater department at the University of Minnesota-Crookston. He is also involved in Save the Carnegie. Listen to the podcast for details!
Ross Hier is Ron West’s guest on Pioneer 90.1. Ross is a long-time employee of the Minnesota DNR and a wildlife artist. The current exhibit at the River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks includes some of Ross’s art.
Ron West talks to Courtney Olson, a Crookston artist and graphic designer. Courtney has five paintings displayed in the current exhibit, Creative Artworks of Crookston, at the Riverwalk Artist’s Gallery in East Grand Forks.
South African performer Lorraine Klaasen talks with Ron West about her music, current residency and upcoming concert in Thief River Falls.
Executive Director Mara Hanel talks with Ron West about the grants deadline, the exhibit of Crookston artists at the River Walk Gallery, and the upcoming residency workshops starting Nov 6 and community concert Nov 12 by South African performer Lorraine Klaasen and her band.
Choir Teacher Renee Jensen talks with Ron West about how the Stephen-Argyle Schools have benefitted from grants from the NWMAC and gives an update on upcoming arts events in the area.
Jesse Adelman talks with Ron West about the Haunted Woods in Red Lake Falls and the drama and acting students from Lafayette High School who have been given an opportunity to participate in the haunted woods experience.
Christine Foster is Ron West’s guest this week. Christine’s artwork tells the stories of abuse survivors who have not only survived but have experienced hope and freedom.
Megan Sugden of Kittson County Skies talks about her photography and exhibit at Far North Spirits in Hallock.
KayDell Super is Ron West’s guest this week. She discusses Middle River Community Theatre’s Goose Festival production of “Interruptions.”
Paula Foley, Warroad Public School Superintendent, talks about the mural in their cafeteria that 6th grade students and Artist Victor Yepez visioned, brainstormed, and painted.
Alicia Spilde of Karlstad talks about her art. Her piece “Northwoods Carnival” is currently in the traveling art exhibit.
Ron West talks about concerts at Fun in Flatlands, Ada on September 10, Heritage Days in Fosston on September 9 and Jean Honl’s rosemaling exhibit at the River Walk Gallery in East Grand Forks through September 25.
Jodi Peterson, teacher at Norman County West and featured artist at the River Walk Gallery, talks about her art.
Ashley Anderson, Community Ed Director at WAO discusses Summer Arts Safari “Alice in Wonderland.”
Jane and Emma Anderson of the Thief River Area Community Theater talk about the show Bye Bye Birdie.
Pam Hetteen talks about the Riverview Park Concerts taking place in Roseau this summer.
Paul Tandberg talks about the play Over the River and Through the Woods showing until July 21, 2016 at Northland Community College. Ron West talks about the entertainment at the upcoming Marshall County Fair.
Bonnie Nordvall talks about Warroad Summer Theatre’s production of Mary Poppins. This exciting musical is available for audience enjoyment until July 17, 2016.
Kim Hruba of Red Shoes Writing talks about how she became and author and about her Artists Retreat coming up in September!
Berta Bergeron, a NWMAC Board member takes time out of her day to sit with Ron West and talk about her involvement on the board as well as all the fun and exciting things happening with Stephen Community Arts!
After a short break, Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s weekly feature is back on Pioneer 90.1 this time with Klondike Carvings, Joe Wavra. Joe’s unique works are being displayed now at Riverwalk Artists Gallery and Shop in East Grand Forks, Mn.
Executive Director, Mara Hanel is this week’s guest! Listen in!
Therese Masters Jacobson, Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s exhibit specialist is this week’s guest talking about the traveling art exhibit and the artist exhibits coming up!
Beau Bakken, our Artist of the Year sits down with Ron West of Pioneer 90.1 to talk about his art and where he comes from!
Barb Geer is on this week talking about her much deserved, Star Artist of the Year award! Barb has been a driving force in the arts for many years and her work is much appreciated.
Mara Hanel, Executive Director for Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, talks about the Annual Spring Art Exhibit! It’s ongoing through May 18th in Roseau at the Public Library!
Shelley Grove of Warroad Summer Theatre talks about what’s cooking in the North Country! Listen in!
Jayne Flaagan is our weekly guest on Pioner 90.1. Ron West catches up with Jayne to talk a bout what’s going on in the world of publishing and what she’s been working on.
Mara Hanel, Executive Director for Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is this week’s guest and she discusses the upcoming arts events as well as Arts Advocacy Day 2016!
Therese Jacobson is this week’s guest talking about the exhibits in our gallery space at River Walk Artists Gallery as well as other events happening in Northwest Minnesota.
Ron Woolever talks with Ron West and they’re both from Crookston, MN! Ron is one of 2 artists to be featured this month at our exhibit space in the River Walk Artists Shop & Gallery.
Ken Carlson, Executive Director for Arts Midwest talks about what the program does and how it impacts, positively, the community it comes to with the Arts Midwest World Tour Fest.
Jane Anderson, Executive director for TRFActs talks about their upcoming auditions and what’s in store for the future! Listen in!
Olivier Demers from Le Vent du Nord of Quebec takes time in their very busy schedule to talk with Ron West of Pioneer 90.1. The group has had an amazingly fast week in Wahpeton thanks to the weather and NWMAC is pleased Olivier was willing to be interviewed! Listen in on what we can expect when they visit Thief River Falls next week!
Mo Regalado, Marketing and Promotions Specialist talks about what is going on with the Arts Council this month!
Irene Bertils of Crookston makes her debut on our weekly podcast. She is the latest featured artist of the New Year at our Gallery Space in River Walk Artists Gallery. Let’s hear how she’s doing…
Mara Hanel, Executive Director for Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is this weeks guest! She talks about the upcoming grants deadlines!
Elwyn Ruud is this weeks guest. Elwynn is a recently retired teacher with a specialty in grant writing. She is a brand new board member on NWMAC Board representing Kittson County. Listen in!
Aliza Olson-Novacek is this week’s guest…she talks about her stint on the Arts Council Board and other matters…like being spotlighted on Prairie Public as a fiber artist 01-25-16!
Therese Masters Jacobson is our guest this week and as NWMAC’s Gallery Specialist and Artist Liaison, she tells us what we can expect in the New Year!
Jane Anderson of Thief River Falls, Mn and TRFACTs joins this week’s installment and talks about being on the NWMAC Board, TRFACTs and her life in TRF, MN!
Julie Elick of Roseau, MN and “Artists on Main” makes an appearance on this weeks installment! Listen in and maybe you should join her welding class!
Mara Hanel, Executive Director for Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is this week’s guest. She discusses the state of Arts Affairs!
NWMAC is back with Deb Aune’s student’s of Greenbush-Middle River who are participating in the Student Art Exhibit at our gallery space in the Riverwalk Artist’s Gallery and Shop in East Grand Forks, Mn. Listen in!
After a brief respite, NWMAC is back on Pioneer 90.1’s show! Ron West talks with East Grand Forks resident and UND college student, Karlee Westrem. Karlee talks about her experiences and how she got involved in the arts!
NWMAC’s Specialist Therese Jacobson is this weeks guest! She talks about what’s happening at Riverwalk Artists Gallery and Shop and the Art’s Council’s Galley!
Jolene Juhl of Greenbush, a fused glass artist, talks about her art and River Walk Artists Juried Art Exhibit. Her new pieces sound fascinating…and include sand blasting!
Jayne Flaagan of East Grand Forks talks with Ron West about her family, her writing and her plans for the future.
Executive Director Mara Hanel talks about the latest grant application deadline 10-15-2015.
This week, Ron West talks with Yonnie from Baladino, who are visiting Northwest Minnesota this week as part of an artist residency program. There is a FREE public workshop on 10-08-2015 at 2p at Northland Community and Technical College Commons. Concert is 10-10-2015 at 7pm at Lincoln High Schol School Auditorium. Thanks to Arts Midwest World Tour Fest for being instrumental in making this happen!
Janet Johnson from Roseau is this weeks guest…she talks her “Collaborations” exhibit, Malung Community Center and more! Lots of information so you better get a pen!
Barb Geer is this week’s guest and she talks about Goosefest and “Blithe Spirit”! Barb is absolutely infectious!! Listen in!
Mara Hanel talks about our partnership with Arts Midwest Worldfest and the latest group coming into Thief River Falls, Mn. The group is from Isreal and their name is Baladino…listen in!!
Executive Director, Mara Hanel talks about her grant writing workshop on September 10, 2015! Sign up today!
Betty Pikop is this week’s guest and she talks ALL about what is happening over the at the Stephen Arts Center.
After another quick break, Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s weekly update with Pionner 90.1 was back on air! This week’s guest is Nicholas Jackson, who recently did an illustration workshop for us. Listen in on how he goes about his craft!
Quilter Jan Anderson talks about her experience as an exhibitor at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s Quilts of Northwest Minnesota. Her work will be on display at the exhibit through the end of August.
Marketing and Promotions Specialist, Mo Regalado is this weeks guest. Mo talks about what is going on…and Ron makes fun of her! It’s a great relationship!
Poet Dale Jacobson of Alvarado, Mn talks with Ron West of Pioneer 90.1 about how he got started in poetry and how it has been with him through the years.
Mo Regalado, NWMAC’s Marketing and Promotions Specialist is also a radio personality at TRF Radio (99.3FM KKDQ) in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. As such, she brings in guests from time to time and decided to interview Jane Anderson of TRFACT.org to talk about Seussical, The Musical…a children’s production to be put on August 4-6, 2015.
After 1 week off, we get back into it! Mara Hanel, Executive Director of Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is talking with Ron this week about all the things that are happening in the 7 county service area. Arts Project Grants and Arts Legacy Grants deadlines are August 1, 2015.
Paul Koch is a former pastor of Wannaska Lutheran Parish in rural northwestern Minnesota, near Roseau and a published author. He has written a series of Christian faith-based stories called the “Advent Adventures.”
Kristin Eggerling of Hallock, Mn is this weeks guest. Kristin is an author, mother and advocate. Her book titled, Breath of Wilderness – The Life of Sigurd Olson is available now. Great interview with many thanks to Ron West of Pioneer 90.1!
Henry Boucha has quite a storied career in Hockey even if his career was cut short because of an eye injury. He is one of our Northwest Minnesota Arts Councils featured authors at our latest exhibit. This is a great interview that you don’t want to miss!
Jeanne Cooney grew up in Hallock, Mn and has recently moved back part-time. She is one of the authors taking part in NWMAC “Authors of Northwest Minnesota” exhibit taking place at the Riverwalk Artists Gallery in East Grand Forks, Mn.
Monique Arnesen is channelling her inner “Sybil” in Warroad Summer Theatre’s rendition of “The 39 Steps”. (She plays an amazing 3 characters…but wait till you hear about the two Clowns playing 21 characters!!) www.warroadsummertheatre.com
New Artist to Riverwalk Arts Gallery and Shop, Kat Allen talks about her influences, her type of art and what she likes about being back in the Upper Midwest!
2015 Arts Advocates of the Year, Jim and Jan Strandlie of Thief River Falls. They are a hoot…and this is one fun interview! Listen in as to why they are very deserving of this honor!
2015 Star Artist of the Year Karen Engevik of Black Horse Pottery & Tile in Roseau takes time out of her busy day to talk art, horses and of course, pottery!
LaVonne Forsberg talks about her art on Pioneer 90.1! She is the featured artist at River Walk Arts Gallery in East Grand Forks this month and her artist reception is May 09, 2015.
Sheila Smith is the Executive Director for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and she talks about an exciting new report which will be unveiled at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s Annual Spring Art Exhibit Reception, May 04.
Mark Johnson fills in for Ron West and has an incredible interview with Jeanne O’Neil from North Country Fiddle and Dance! Great interview and lots of great music! Listen in!
Carolyn Meisel of River Walk Artist Gallery talks about who she is, where she came from and how she got involved in the arts. She also talks about the RWAG juried art exhibit coming up!
Therese M. Jacobson, NWMAC’s Gallery Specialist is talking about what’s going on at the gallery, different events and more!
Jenee Provance from Warroad Summer Theatre talks about their latest production, Escanaba in Love and what she does for WST…and maybe a name change since they’re not only a Summer Theatre group!
Marketing/Promotions specialist Mo Regalado talk about what is happening at Northwest Minnesota Arts Council!
Janet Johnson of Malung Community School in Roseau, Minnesota takes time out of her day to talk with Ron about events happening there; being on the Mn Citizens for the Arts Board and being under the weather. The show much go on! firstname.lastname@example.org
Mara Hanel, Executive Director of NWMAC talks about what is happening in the listening area including art exhibits, workshops and more!
Mo Regalado is this weeks guest. She talks deadlines, shows and how to get yourself known using a FREE workshop given by MnArtists.org.
This weeks guest is Mary Ann Laxen of East Grand Forks, Mn. She’s our representative for Polk County here at Northwest Minnesota Arts Council. An amazing woman! Listen in!
Mara Hanel is on with Ron West talking about all the deadlines coming up! $50,000 in Arts Legacy Grants up for grabs! Check it out!
Jane Anderson from TRF Acts! is this week’s guest! They have so much going on, you may want to grab a pen and pencil to get it all down! It’s a two parter…
Wow! Amazing interview with Jessica Pribula this week on the show! 2014 Artist of the Year and has so much going on!
Therese Masters Jacobson is this weeks guest on Pioneer 90.1! She has so much information to share, you really need to listen in!!
NWMAC Board Member Kay Rosengren is this weeks featured guest. Learn more about her, why she got involved with us, and what made her cry! 😉
NWMAC Executive Director Mara Hanel discusses upcoming events including application deadlines! Listen in!
Marketing and Promotions Specialist Mo Regalado is the guest this week talking about as much as she can…all with a smile on her face!
Mara is interviewed by Mark Allan from AM 1230 KTRF in Thief River Falls. A lot of information on this one…well worth the time to listen.
Executive Director Mara Hanel talks about the Regional Arts Councils, including the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council! It’s been a while since Mara and Ron have had a chance to get talk, so a lot of information will be dispensed!
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Board Member Faye Auchenpaugh is this week’s guest. Find out about Faye, why she got involved in the arts and how she ended up back in Thief River Falls!
Jennifer Patterson talks with Rom this week. Jennifer lives in Alvarado and makes jewelry based on quilt patterns and travels the United States selling her polymer clay jewelry. www.quiltedinclay.com
This week features exiting interviews with Betsy Saurdiff’s Art Students from Grygla! Listen in…
Jenee Provance is this weeks featured guest. She talks with Rom about her past experiences and what is happening at Warroad Summer Theatre, including their latest play, Miracle on Christmas Lake II.
On this weeks episode, Rom talks with two high school students from Goodridge/Grygla. 11th graders, Daylyn Kainz and Benji Wilebski talk about their art, their influences and what they plan on doing in the future!
This week Mara joins Rom on Pioneer 90.1! They catch up on what’s going on…and what’s happening in the future! Listen in…
Janet Johnson is the featured guest this week on Pioneer 90.1 with Rom. Janet is from Williams, Mn but now makes her home in Mahlung, Mn just south of Roseau. Janet talks about her art influences and more! Listen in!
Bruce D. Flaig of Fertile, Minnesota is this weeks guest on NWMAC’s “Tuesday’s with Mara” brought to you in conjunction with Pioneer 90.1! Bruce is a Minnesota Native and has lived ALL over the world! Tune in on how he hones his craft!
Rom of Pioneer 90.1 talks with Jeffrey Galle from Warroad Summer Theatre about their exciting upcoming year, their 35th Anniversary and they’re looking for Director’s! You could be one! Listen in…
Artist Betsy Saurdiff is not just an artist, she’s also a teacher! Listen to what inspires her as she and Rom talk on this weeks edition of “Tuesday’s with Mara.”
Rom interviews KayDell Super of Middle River and the Middle River Community Theater’s production of “Mind Over Matt” and Goosefest happenings this weekend.
Rom’s guest for this week is our very own Therese Masters-Jacobson. She talks traveling art, River Walk Artists and stepping out of the “art” box! Listen in!
Mara Hanel, NWMAC Executive Director is on the line with Rom…they discuss the latest grant deadlines, projects and more on this weeks edition of ‘Tuesday’s with Mara’.
Chris Lane, NWMAC’s featured artist at River Walk Artists Gallery this month talks with Rom about who he is and what he does! Great interview! Listen in!
Kim Hruba from www.redshoeswriting.com visits with Rom this week and discusses her work and the writers retreat she’s organizing for the Lake of the Woods area! Listen in!
On this weeks edition, Rom speaks with Brett Lysne of Moorhead, Mn. Brett is a pen and ink artist and his work is being featured at the River Walk Artists Gallery for the NWMAC.
Rom talks with Northwest Minnesota Arts Council featured Artist, Candace Osborn of Ada, Mn. Candace will be showcasing her “felted wool” art pieces at River Walk Artists Gallery through the month of August.
Mara Hanel, Executive Director for NWMAC joins Rom to talk about what is happening with the Arts Council, an upcoming arts grant deadline and more!
Barb Geer once again chats with Rom Ogaard about the Steel Magnolia’s play! It’s pretty entertaining!
Rom’s guest is Trey Everett of Crookston, Minnesota. Trey is an author, an artist, pastor and family man. He is the featured artist of the month at River Walk Artists Gallery. Learn more about him and what he does!
Rom talks with Monique Arnesen of Warroad. She is directing “Little Shop of Horrors” with Warroad Summer Theatre! Learn more about her and the production!
Rom talk with Mara Hanel, Executive Director of NWMAC about what is happening at the Arts Council this summer!
Rom talks with Gretchen Weinrich, director of The Fantastiks!, a theater production put on by the Thief River Falls Community Arts Council! The last night of production is June 25, 2014 at 7pm at Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls Campus.
Rom talks with special guest, Karlee Westrem from East Grand Forks about her very first gallery show at River Walk Artist Gallery! Karlee is a recent high school graduate and has big plans for the future. Listen in!
Rom talks with special guest, Jessica Pribula, an upcoming artist out of the East Grand Forks, Minnesota area. She was selected as the Northwest Minnesota artist of the year!
Mara Hanel and Rom talk the latest events and news going on with Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.
Rom and Barb Geer talk “Forever Plaid!” A two part interview! Whew!
Rom talks with Shelley Grove with Warroad Summer Theatre about the new “Love, Sex, and the IRS”, their newest play!
Rom and Mo discuss the winners of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s Spring Art Exhibition, the new featured artist at River Walk Artists’ Gallery in East Grand Forks and “Forever Plaid” the newest play put on by the Thief River Falls Community Theater Group.
Rom talks with LaVonne Forsberg of Thief River Falls, the Northwest Star Artist of the Year for 2014! She was nominated for her devotion and dedication to the arts. LaVonne has been a fixture in the arts community in Thief River Falls and Northwest Minnesota and has many works displayed through out the region. She runs a framing business in Thief River Falls with her husband.
Rom Ogaard and Kaydell Super of Middle River, Minnesota talk about her “Arts Advocate of the Year” Award she will be receiving this Sunday at the NWMAC Sprint Art Exhibit.
Don’t let tax day get you down! Mara and Rom discuss the Northwest Minnesota Spring Art Exhibit April 16-27 in Middle River at the American Legion. A reception will be held on April 27 at 2pm to recognize artists and more!
Mara and Rom discuss what happened at Arts Advocacy Day, the upcoming Art Exhibit in Middle River and the folks who were selected for arts awards.
Mara and Rom Ogaard of Pioneer 90.1FM talk about the latest news happening with Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, who we serve and what we do!
Rom Ogaard of Pioneer 90.1FM talks with Director Ben Johnson of Warroad Summer Theater about his production, “Greater Tuna”!
Mara and Rom discuss all the exciting things going on at NWMAC including 2014 Art Exhibit entries, Grants and more!
Regional Artist Lynne King of Alvarado, Mn talks with Rom about her artistic medium, photography. She will be a featured artist at the River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks, Mn.
Mara talks about the upcoming NWMAC Spring Art Exhibit in Middle River, the new Art Exhibit happening over at River Walk Artists Gallery and more!
Rom interviews Therese Masters Jacobson about what is going on at River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks, Mn.
Mark and Mara discuss the latest happenings at Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.
Rom Ogaard and Loren Younggren of Hallock, Mn discuss Loren’s passion for photography and his great concept of taking one, really great photo a month.
Rom Ogaard and Mo Regalado discuss grant application deadlines and the website.
Anthony Diaz talks about how his art impacts his life with Rom this week. He’s a guitarist from Crookston, Mn and has a bright future on the horizon!
Mara and Rom discuss arts grants with deadlines approaching.
Mara and Rom discuss holiday gifts available through NWMAC and the Community Supported Arts Program.
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council interview’s air on a weekly basis on Pioneer 90.1 FM, East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, every Tuesday at 3:05 pm.