Electrifying Minnesota

For this week’s In Focus, find out about the new ‘electrifying’ exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center.

In Focus: Julia Lee’s New Novel “Seven Stones”

There are many published authors in the world, but not many are under the age of thirty and live in northern Minnesota. Julia Lee may be a young author, but her soon-to-be-published novel shows evidence of wisdom beyond her years. For this week’s In Focus, our Catherine...

In Focus: Reflections of Morocco Exhibit

In a time where Minnesota is covered in snow and ice, a Grand Rapids man is giving people a visual escape to a much warmer climate. Artist David McDonald has translated his time working with the Peace Corps in Morocco into a multi-media display at the MacRostie Art Center. For...

In Focus: 12th Annual It’s Only Clay Exhibit

It may only be clay, but artists from all over the country have turned dirt and water into much more than just minerals. The Watermark Art Center’s 12th annual “It’s Only Clay” juried art show is back in Bemidji, and it’s showcasing a sampling of...

In Focus: Mask & Rose Theater Presents “Labels”

A play in Bemidji is spreading a message through the art of theater that labels don’t define us. It’s appropriately called “Labels,” and director and writer Cate Belleveau says it’s about coming together for social change. The idea behind the...

IF – Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Reads at CLC

Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith read poetry at CLC today. The Princeton Professor is the final speaker of the 2014 Verse Like Water series. She read several excerpts from her books, including passages from the prize winning “Life on Mars.” Smith says she finds inspiration in...

In Focus: Hand-Woven Baskets

Most people might recognize Shannon’s Art & Soul shop in downtown Bemidji, but many might not recognize the woman behind the art. Shannon Lucas-Westrum not only sells art, she also makes it. For this week’s In Focus, our Catherine Silver speaks to the artist about...

In Focus: Bud Burger Brings Bronze to Deer Opener

Most people celebrate the start of deer season by heading to the woods, but artist Bud Burger has a different idea. The Bemidji-based sculptor creates life-size monuments of Minnesota wild life, and was asked to bring some of his works to the Governor’s Deer Opener this...

In Focus: Stuart Pimsler Modern Dance

Jumps, kicks, and turns are a part of many types of dance, but for the Stuart Pimsler Dance Company technique isn’t the only focal point. For this week’s In Focus, Catherine Silver speaks to members of the Stuart Pimsler Dance Company about their mission to put...

In Focus: Painter Puts Artistry Over Adversity

Ever since birth Grand Rapids artist Jack Sholund has had an extremely rare, progressive muscle disease. Today, at age 57, he is mostly wheelchair-bound, but he puts his artistry over adversity. Sholund suffers from fibrodysplaisa ossificans progressiva, a genetic condition that...

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