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...

Local Documentary Premiers at Twin Cities Film Festival

It’s only five years old, but it’s already making a major splash in the film industry. MovieMaker ranked the Twin Cities Film Festival one of the top 25 coolest film festivals in the world last year. One of the reasons is they cater to a wide variety of moviegoers, including...

In Focus: Wastewater Treatment Facility Mural

After four weeks of work, the gray buildings of the Wastewater Treatment Facility have transformed with a newly completed mural. Local artist Wesley May finished mural is breathing new life into the Bemidji community. May’s piece is called “Protect, Honor, Give Thanks...

In-Focus: First Friday Art Walk In Bemidji Brings Plenty of Art

It’s September 5th, and that means it’s the First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji. For this week’s In-Focus, Sara Mattison gives us a tour of the variety of art featured this month. We start at the Watermark Art Center. “Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground” is a...

In-Focus: Lessons Learned Through Art of Yoga

Pigeon, cobra, and downward dog. These are animals you can find in nature. But they are also names of yoga poses. Yoga is a unique practice that reflects the natural elements of the world around us. For this week’s In-Focus, we explore the art of yoga from an instructor in...

Bemidji Film Crew to Document Story of 80’s Show Madd Frank Presents

He wears Ghoulish make-up, a black hat, white gloves, and a cape. His name is Delray Dvoracek, but many know him as Madd Frank. Madd Frank was the host of a monster movie show that took the airwaves from 1985 to 1995. Even though the show is over, a local film crew in Bemidji is...

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