Gillian Bedford has been painting and exhibiting for decades. Her most recent exhibit “Landscapes and Abstracts of the North Woods” is currently on view at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN. Her daughter Amara Bedford is showing her first solo art show “A Visual Celebration of Nature as our Healer” across the street at the Old Central School in Grand Rapids. They’ve been inspiring and supporting each other creatively for decades. In this Area Voices learn about their individual journeys with art, how their family life cultivated wonder, Amara’s focus on art as therapy, their individual styles and processes, and of course their exhibits!
In this Area Voices segment, Magie Baumgartner discusses how being called a racist can be the beginning of critically important bridge-building as well as how Critical Race Theory expands understanding of history.
In this episode of Real College Podcast we will hear from fellow students about how to get involved on campus, discuss the return of the COVID freshman to a now open campus, have conversations about going to school out of state, get the downlow on all of the cool spots on campus, and discover one fun summer activity that wont break the bank!
1:10- How to Get Involved- Max Kaelberer,
6:20- A Tale of Two Colleges- Isaac Maruyama,
17:40- Going to School Out of State- Emma Morris,
29:25- Campus Travel Guide- Ethan Olson,
35:15- Summer Fun: St. Paul Saints- Casey McCabe
Jerry Amiot of the Polk County Historical Society shares the exciting event schedule of Pioneer Day in Crookston, MN – to include live music, a blacksmith at work, horse trailer rides, food and a Great Northern railway caboose…all free!
Virginia, Gilbert, Eveleth, and Mountain Iron are Minnesota communities that have worked together as an economic engine since the 1800s. Sharing a wide range of resources, the Quad Cities have a symbiotic relationship that continues today. In that spirit, Quad Cities First Thursdays pairs artists and performers with businesses throughout the Quad Cities every first Thursday of the month. Lindsey Bergan joined the morning show to discuss the initiative, how it came to be and what’s going on this First Thursday!
The drought is having an effect on multiple aspects of regular life in Minnesota. Minnesota DNR Waterfowl Specialist Steve Cordts joined the morning show to discuss the work he does and the impact the drought has had on waterfowl as well as the wetlands they use for sustenance. He also discussed Minnesota’s upcoming teal season for which opening day is this Saturday. It will be Minnesota’s first teal season since 1965.
Dale Jacobson of Alvarado, MN taught poetry and writing skills at the University of North Dakota for multiple decades. And, in his retirement Dale is sharing his skills with others in northwest Minnesota – with the help of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council. He has a rich background in expression through the written word.
It’s the time of year when gardeners are busy… busy harvesting, busy saving seeds, busy prepping their plots for the upcoming Minnesota winter. Terry Leinbach’s garden is a wonderland of walking paths, sit spots, flowers, and food. She joined the morning show to discuss how the harvesting, seed saving, and how drought has impacted her gardening this year.