Common Ground 614 – Ojibwe Lacrosse Sticks

Woodworker Maxwell Kelsey of Bemidji creates authentic, accurate replicas of fur-trade era Ojibwe Lacrosse sticks. Follow artist Maxwell Kelsey as he carves traditional Ojibwe lacrosse sticks. Inspired from an Italian museum photo, and driven to help revive the native game for...

Common Ground 613 – Chef Sean Sherman’s Indigenous Cuisine

Chef Sean Sherman brings Dakota and Ojibwe pre-contact inspired meals to fine dining, using traditional foraged and cultivated ingredients. Join Chef Sean Sherman as he forages wild ingredients gathered for an RSVP fine dining meal prepared at Harmony Natural Foods Co-op’s...

Common Ground 612 – Wood Worker Bob Carls

A wood-worker demonstrates his intricate process of creating turned wooden bowls with delicate patterns of various, beautiful woods. Bob Carls of Deerwood, Minnesota (between Crosby, MN & Aitkin, MN) takes us through his process of laminating various types of woods to create...

Common Ground 611 – Artist Lindsey Owens & The Buena Vista Fall Color Festival

Follow student and artist Lindsey Owens as she creates interactive art for the Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji, explaining the importance of art in science for young women. Then tour The Buena Vista Fall Colors Festival at the Buena Vista Ski area for local history and...

Common Ground 610 – Portrait Workshop and Fiddle Camp

The Headwaters School of Music and the Arts in Bemidji provides diverse arts education opportunities for students of all ages. Common Ground dedicates two segments to the happenings at Bemidji’s unique arts education treasure the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts....

Common Ground 609 – Bemidji’s Natural Choice Farmers Market

Tour the Bemidji Natural Choice Farmer’s Market, learning the importance of local grown food, & locally made products then visit a farm where the food is grown. Bemidji, MN, January 22nd 2015. Duane Hayes, Cheryl Krystosek & Arianne Bagginstoss lend insight as to what one...

Common Ground 608 – Rock Hounds Part 2

In this follow-up to Rock Hounds, follow faceter Chuck Durnan’s process as he demonstrates a spectacular cut he’s developed on a semi-precious stone. Bemidji, MN, January 15th 2015. Chuck Durnan of the Park Rapids area carries on the knowledge he began learning from his father at...

Common Ground 607 – Rock Hounds Part 1

Take a guided tour of The 2014 Cuyuna Gem, Rock and Mineral show in Brainerd MN with the ROCK WIZARD; he introduces us to the culture of ROCK HOUNDS! Bemidji, MN, January 8th 2015. On this episode glimpse part of the Rock Hound culture as they buy sell and trade rocks of all...

Common Ground 606 – Bemidji Wood Carvers Club

Bob Larson and others of The Bemidji Wood Carvers Club meet each Wednesday morning at the Bemidji Senior Center to shape wood into wonderful works of art. Bemidji, MN, November 27th 2014. From simple crafts, projects for beginners, to detailed sculptural art, The Bemidji Wood...

Common Ground 605 – Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club

The Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club brings classic and antique cars to a diverse show at the Bemidji High School; Kermit Anderson, “Ike” Eickhoff, & others speak on the club’s involvement in our community. Bemidji, MN, November 20th 2014. The Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club takes...

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