Podcast- Tuesdays With Mara 2021

Didn’t catch our podcast on Pioneer 90.1 FM this week?

No worries! We have this week’s installment ready here on our website. These interviews are for 2021.

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5.4.2021 Mara Hanel

This week NWMAC Director Mara Hanel and Ron West talk art and arts council news. Listen to hear about upcoming grant deadlines, events, and exhibits!

NWMAC Director Mara Hanel

4.27.21 Zack Rowatt

This week Roseau Artist Zack Rowatt spoke with Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West. Zack has artwork in the current NWMAC Bird Exhibit. He also received a quick turn around grant from NWMAC recently. Listen to learn more!

Birdbath by Zack Rowatt

4.13.21 Chris Wavra

Our featured artist in this week’s podcast was Chris Wavra. Chris is a potter. She received a grant from the NWMAC for a pottery wheel. Listen to hear all about it!

4.6.21 Ross Hier

This week Wildlife Biologist and Artist Ross Hier was the guest on the podcast. Ross has a large body of artwork in our current exhibit Birds: An Exhibit of Work by Ross Hier and Other Regional Artists. Ross has had his work in a number of our exhibits. Listen to learn more and visit the exhibit! You won’t regret it.

Ross Hier at Birds: An Exhibit of Work by Ross Hier and Other Regional Artists
Ross Hier speaking with Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West

3.30.21 Ivy Bailie

Fosston Artist Ivy Bailie was featured in this week’s podcast. Ivy has a piece of art in our current exhibit — Birds: An Exhibit of Work by Ross Hier and Other Regional Artists. She has exhibited in a number of our past exhibits as well. Listen to here about her painting workshops and more!

Big Roo by Artist Ivy Bailie

3.23.21 Sherri Kruger

Badger Math Teacher and Mosaic Artist Sherri Kruger spoke to Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West this week. Sherri talked about her piece of art in the Bird Exhibit. She also filled Ron in about her motivation and training in art and the mosaic wall in Badger, as well as the impact of the NWMAC. Listen to learn more!

Artist Sherri Kruger’s piece “Bauble” in Birds: An Exhibit of Ross Hier and Other Regional Artists. This is for sale.

2.23.21 Jeanna Kujava

Kittson County Public Health and School nurse Jeanna Kujava is featured on this week’s podcast. Jeanna spoke about a Healing Arts Residency at Kittson Central, Lancaster and Karlstad highschools that she received a grant from the NWMAC to sponsor. Listen to hear all about it!

2.16.21 Connie Nelson

Hallock resident Connie Nelson spoke with Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West this week. Connie received a grant from the NWMAC to paint mural panels along Highway 75 in Hallock. Listen to hear more about the project or visit Hallock to see them in person!

Hallock Artist Connie Nelson

2.9.21 Mara Hanel

NWMAC Director Mara Hanel is featured on this week’s podcast. Mara spoke about the biennial plan and how to give your feedback, upcoming grant and other deadlines, our current exhibits at NCTC and Arts Advocacy Day. Listen to learn all the details!

NWMAC Director Mara Hanel

2.2.21 Kathryn Rynning

Kennedy photography Kathryn Rynning spoke with Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West this week. Kathryn’s photography is featured in our current exhibit — Peonies & Players: A Photography Exhibit. Her photography in this exhibit is of peonies that she took on a trip to China. Listen to the podcast to learn more and visit the exhibit!

Kathryn Rynning with her photography in NWMAC’s exhibit at NCTC

1.26.21 Victor and Azomali Obisakin

Crookston residents Victor and Azomali Obisakin are featured on this week’s podcast. Azomali is in 2nd grade and created art for the current NWMAC Black Lives Matter Exhibit at NCTC in Thief River Falls. Victor spoke about Black Lives Matter. Listen to the conversation and visit the exhibit!

Azomali Obisakin art

1.19.21 Scott DCamp

Photographer, TRF Times Sports Editor, and Northland Wrestling Coach Scott DCamp spoke to Pioneer 90.1’s Ron West this week. Scott’s photography is featured in NWMAC’s exhibit Peonies & Players: A Photography Exhibit. Scott’s part of the exhibit is of sports moments. Listen to the podcast and check out the exhibit!

Photographer Scott DCamp

1.5.21 Brandon LaPlante

Crookston sculptural artist Brandon LaPlante is featured on this week’s podcast. He recently received a grant from the NWMAC for an independent studio project that involves purchasing a shuttle bus, insulating it and creating a living and working space. Brandon is also a musician and he makes furniture. Listen to hear Brandon’s story and learn more about this project!

Artist and NWMAC grant recipient Brandon LaPlante

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