Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach who provides a weekly feature on WTIP's North Shore Weekend titled "The Best of Ourselves," which explores how we can be resilient and creative in these turbulent times.
Ever get that jaded, been-there-done-that feeling? Join me on KAXE-KBXE for Stay Human, celebrating The First Time – first kiss, first eyeglasses, first time living on your own, first time going down the basement steps. Gravity, and routine, might try to slow us down, but that just means we have to look a little harder, to see the newness in things. Words and music for spirit and courage.
Jenney met Maude Kelly, an 80-something woman, and a spark ignited. Taken by Maude’s poise, demeanor and approach to life, she realized Maude’s wisdom and spirit must be documented. She interviewed Maude and eventually interviewed five more women, all of whom, like Maude, were over the age of 80. Sadie Anton, a proud Lebanese American, Dr, Hallie Hendrieth-Smith, one of the first black principals in the Twin Cities, Ruth Yamamoto, a Japanese American whose life included stories from inside a Japanese internment camp, and Jenney’s mother Edith and grandmother Irene became her subjects.
In her book “Before I Leave,” Jenney compiles the stories and lessons learned from her six octogenerians. Within those stories are tales of overcoming adversity, facing community, child-rearing, dealing with systemic racism and sexism, and graceful aging. Jenney Egertson spoke on the morning show about her book. She’ll be the featured guest at Brainerd Public Library’s Brown Bag Author Series this Monday, July 29th at noon.
When Mark Munson battled pancreatic cancer he had an idea for a lasting legacy: a music camp that would give kids the experience of being rock stars. For the past three years, kids in the Brainerd Lakes area have had the unique opportunity to experience playing a gig with peers, complete with light shows, sounds equipment and special effects. Tonight (Thursday, July 25th) the campers will put on a full rock concert at the Tornstrum Auditorium in downtown Brainerd. Marlee Larson, Camp Director, spoke with us on the morning show about Munson’s legacy and what happens at the camp.
The Bonfire Chamber Music Festival has been bringing the heat of chamber music to venues all over Grand Rapids, MN this week. We spoke about it on the morning show and had a blast! The concerts continue tonight and tomorrow night in Grand Rapids at the Reif Center!
Nibikaang, the Ojibwe word meaning “from the water” is a new, collaborative, multi-media exhibit at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji. Hosted by the Miikinann Gallery inside the Watermark, Nibikaang touts over 40 works by multiple artists ranging from large scale sculptures to paintings to textile art and much more. Pieces arrived from across Minneosta and as far away as Montana, Idaho, Arizona and New Mexico and were juried for acceptance into the show by artists Aaron Spangler and Hillary Kempenich. Karen Goulet is gallery director at the Miikanan. She stopped by KBXE to tell us more about this special arts showcase.
Art possesses the unique super power of bringing people together. The Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids, MN is hosting a unique arts collaboration this summer that has connected Columbian-born visual artist Luisa Fernanda Garcia-Gomez with northern Minnesota textile artist Bruce Engebretson. Together, Luisa and Bruce are spending the summer working on projects at the Nemeth, a collaboration the Nemeth calls “Weaving Community Together”. Throughout the summer, Luisa is working with community members on a variety of visual art projects while Bruce is working at his loom inside creating a large tapestry inspired by Luisa’s exibit at the Nemeth called “Impossible Landscapes.”
The Red Stu in downtown Bemidji hosted the 2nd slam poetry competition for the season July 10th. We spoke with a couple of slam poets about what happens at a slam event and what they appreciate about slam poetry.
Area Voices producer reports on arts events happening around the listening area every first Friday. This month there is Art in the Park in Bemidji, a childrens theater production in Bigfork, a community weaving project in Park Rapids and much more.
Katie Marshall of the MacRostie Art Center breaks down the first Friday events in Grand Rapids for us on the first Friday of every month. So much going on!! This coming weekend is the big Downtown Arts Fair in Grand Rapids, so make sure to check it out! New shows are up all around Grand Rapids and of course in the MacRostie Art Center. Get out and enjoy all of it!
The Ely Folk School is home to a variety of classes from jewelry making to blacksmithing. On the first Friday of every month, Betty Firth tells us all about what activities will be happening that month at the folk school. Herbal infused oils, skin treatments, pine basket weaving and so much more are included in the offerings this month! If you know of someone who is a blacksmith, they are looking to connect with a blacksmith to advance their blacksmithing classes as well.