Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
Mark Conway is a 2012 recipient of an artist initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. And he is the Director of the Literary Arts Institute at the College of Saint Benedict in Saint Joseph.
Artaria String Quartet is Minnesota’s only full-time string quartet. Since moving to St. Paul in 2001, the group has dedicated itself to cultivating string quartet and chamber music in the Twin Cities. In addition to its ongoing concert series at Sundin Hall and Wayzata Community Church, Artaria recently competed in the McKnight Artist Fellowship Competition, and finished a Shostakovich 15-quartet cycle under the auspices of the Schubert Club. Artaria is as busy educating as it is entertaining. The group has its own chamber music school as well as the Stringwood Chamber Music Camp, and oversees a national high school string quartet competition. Artaria String Quartet includes founding members Ray Shows (1st violin), Nancy Oliveros (2nd violin), Annalee Wolf (viola) and Laura Sewell (cello). This story was produced for KFAI by Minna Zhou.