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Minnesota Arts, Culture and History | Arts

Leading Lady: Julie Kaiser Talks Zelda Fitzgerald and The Last Flapper

Leading Lady: Julie Kaiser Talks Zelda Fitzgerald and The Last Flapper

PLAY | 14:19

The Last Flapper is a one-woman play co-produced by Visions Theatre and Long Lake Theater that retrospects the life of Zelda Fitzgerald. Wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Last Flapper shines a spotlight on Zelda's personal experiences of creative genius, repression and passionate pursuit of life.

Winter Fantasy in Art!

Winter Fantasy in Art!

Crookston, MN resident Katelyn Crowe is a regional artist and a full-time student in the Equine Program at the University of Minnesota – Crookston campus.

She is a sculptor and she depicts her pieces of art – style and design – that are now on display at the NWMAC Gallery on the Thief River Falls campus of Northland Community and Technical College. Katelyn’s work is part of the NWMAC “Winter Fantasy” art exhibit.

PLAY | 03:42
Visible/Invisible: Life with Mental Illness with Joy Davis Ripley

Visible/Invisible: Life with Mental Illness with Joy Davis Ripley

On this episode of Art Beat… When you break a leg, you go to the doctor and they put a cast on it. Everyone can see that you have a cast on and they know that you have a broken leg. It is obvious that you have been hurt and are now healing. Sometimes people can have mental or emotional injuries or issues that they are dealing with as well but that isn’t so obvious. In addition, there can often be a negative stigma surrounding mental illness. Local photographer Joy Davis Ripley’s new photo exhibit titled “Visible/invisible: Life With Mental Illness” seeks to dispel the stigma surrounding mental illness by making what is often invisible visible. Joy’s project involves her subjects describing their experience with mental illness in their own words and then she worked with them to create portraits to illustrate those feelings and experiences.
Original air date: 02/04/20.

PLAY | 41:11
Area Voices: David Eichholz and his Deuces Wild, Dueling Pianos Show

Area Voices: David Eichholz and his Deuces Wild, Dueling Pianos Show

David Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld make up to music and comedy act Deuces Wild, Dueling Pianos. They will perform this Saturday at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. We spoke with David on the morning show about his journey to this unique career!

PLAY | 10:07
Area Voices: Jill Oakes & art education opportunities at Watermark Art Center

Area Voices: Jill Oakes & art education opportunities at Watermark Art Center

In addition to its multiple gallery spaces exhibiting artwork created in locales ranging from across town to across the globe, the Watermark Art Center is home to an educational space that hosts learning opportunties for artists of all ages on a regular basis. Beadwork pouches, jewelry, paper marbeling, christmas ornament creating and paper sculptures are just a few classes offered during the past year. Every Second Saturday, arts opportunities for children are scheduled and each month a Family Create event is organized as well. In addition to those opportunities, special arts education events happen regularly. Jill Oakes is the Art Education Program Director at the Watermark Art Center. She stopped by the KBXE studio to chat about her work, upcoming opportunities for folks who have a hankering to create something, and she shared exciting news about the education space becoming yet another gallery within the Watermark!

PLAY | 08:59
Area Voices: Kelly Schultz and her Angeline Alice Millinery

Area Voices: Kelly Schultz and her Angeline Alice Millinery

Kelly Schultz has a fascination with fascinators and hats. Her Bemidji-based Angeline Alice Millinery began after she was was inspired by head adornments worn by guests at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April of 2011. She began creating pieces of art for people’s heads shortly thereafter and within one year, her creations had found their way to a fashion runway. Since 2012, her works of art have been included in weddings, Kentucky Derby parties, fashion spreads, and even found their way to London Hat Week! Learn more about Kelly, her process, and her inspirations in this Area Voices segment!

PLAY | 15:18
Bemidji Community Theater Brings Boeing Boeing to the Stage!

Bemidji Community Theater Brings Boeing Boeing to the Stage!

Bemidji Community Theater brings its second run of performances of the farce Boeing Boeing to the Chief Theater this weekend. We spoke with Derrick Houle and Julie Kaiser on the morning show about it.

PLAY | 12:06
Area Voices: Winona LaDuke Honors the Earth

Area Voices: Winona LaDuke Honors the Earth

The Rail River Folk School in Bemidji will host the world premiere of the film LN3: Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe in Resistance this Sunday afternoon from 4-6pm. In addition to the film, Red Lake rapper Thomas X will perform as will singer Brendan Strong – both artists are featured in the film. Honor the Earth co-founder Winona LaDuke will also be in attendance for discussions and conversations about moving toward a future that is less dependent on fossil fuels.
In this Area Voices segment, Winona discusses the film, her perspectives on the oil industry, her passion for honoring the earth and protecting water, her own dependency on fossil fuels and options for a greener, more environmentally resilient future.

PLAY | 16:12
Area Voices: Aimee Bouchard, Painter

Area Voices: Aimee Bouchard, Painter

Aimee Bouchard parlayed her artistic passion into her career as a graphic desinger. She’s now moved full circle, from designing on the computer screen back to designing on watercolor paper.

Using gouache paint, Aimee creates bold, playful, folk art styled work. Her images can be found on prints and cards available at the Art and Antique Mall as well as the Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. They can also be found on another medium, fabric. The bright, playful images caught the eye of the Quilt Minnesota board member Jana Weise and now Aimee has designed several prints that will be availabe exclusively during the 2020 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop happening July 31t thru August 16th, 2020.

In this Area Voices segment learn more about her process, the architectural commission and mural work she’s doing, and why she practices painting images on spaces as small as 1″x 1″.

PLAY | 12:40
Cold Beans on a Cold Winter Day in NW Minnesota!

Cold Beans on a Cold Winter Day in NW Minnesota!

Shantelle Carey of Thief River Falls, MN is a regional artist who recently moved to Thief River Falls and has become active in promoting the arts in TRF. A NWMAC gallery at Northland Community & Technical College is displaying her work as part of their “Winter Fantasy” art exhibit. Her creation “An Individual Exploration of Spirituality and her “Bean” series are on display and for sale to the public.

PLAY | 06:11
February First Friday: Bemidji

February First Friday: Bemidji

Every First Friday Katie Carter shares what she’s seeing on the horizon in Bemidji and other towns in northern Minnesota.

PLAY | 05:56

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