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Common Ground 716 – Writer and Illustrator Michael Lyons and Artist Brad Wegscheid

Visit Michael Lyons’ studio where he writes and illustrates Ojibwe cartoon strips. Then watch as Brad Wegscheid creates the public art mural for Lakeland Public Television’s new Bemidji building! In this season 7 finale watch as Michael Lyons of Bemidji illustrates and writes...

Common Ground 715 – Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Show and Monte Draper

Visit the Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt show in Brainerd, Minnesota for a look at beautiful handmade quilts, then come along with Monte Draper as he plants nearly 750,000 trees. Hundreds of talented artists & crafters come together with their quilts in Brainerd for the Pinetree...

Common Ground 714 – Young At Art Exhibit and Musician Amanda Grace

Singer-songwriter Amanda Grace tells of her experience & inspiration writing songs for children and people of all ages. Listen as she performs at Bemidji’s Boys & Girls club. Also, visit an art exhibit in Brainerd where children show their skills in the visual arts to the...

Common Ground 713 – Artist Eileen Kulseth & Author Julia Lee

Teacher & ceramics artist Eileen Kulseth demonstrates utilitarian yet beautiful pottery & Author Julia Lee publishes her first book for young readers! Eileen Kulseth of Crosslake’s The Cottage Place art school demonstrates how to create an aesthetically pleasing but fully...
Common Ground 712: Powwow

Common Ground 712 – Sanford Center Bemijigamaag Powwow

Visit Bemidji’s Sanford Center for a look back at the April, 4th 2015 Bemijigamaag PowWow. Hear from local leaders, Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht, Leech Lake Chairwoman Carri Jones, Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki Sr., & former Chairwoman Erma Vizenor about the historical and...

Common Ground 711 – Sculptor Garreth Curtiss’ Chief Bemidji Statue

See world-renown Bronze Sculptor Gareth Curtiss create the new Chief Bemidji statue with Bemidji’s committee & living relatives of the man, Shaynowishkung. Bronze sculptor Gareth Curtiss works closely with Bemidji’s Shaynowishkung statue committee to replace a beloved but...

Common Ground 710 – Lee “Bone” Sherseth and Erika Hagberg Embroidery

In this 2 segment episode listen as Lee “Bone” Sherseth sings the blues across Northern MN, then join Erika Hagberg of Trommald, MN as she “paints” portraits with embroidery threads. This episode of Lakeland Public Television’s Common Ground has two segments: First...

Common Ground 709 – Teacher’s Tea & Hazel Dell Library

Come to a historic schoolhouse for Teacher’s Tea to meet those who taught students of an early era, then visit the rural Hazel Dell Library in Leader, MN. In this two segment episode join Dorothy Lindquist & June Brutscher for Teacher’s Tea at a historic school located at the...

Common Ground 708 – Luthier Bob Wenzel of Warroad

Luthier Bob Wenzel of Warroad, MN teaches a father and son to build their own guitars. Enter Bob Wenzel’s shop with a father and son who come together to learn the art of building guitars. Bob has built guitars in the Warroad area for many years and enjoys passing on the skills...

Common Ground 707 – Identifying Trees of Northern Minnesota

Retired Ecology and Biology teacher Robert Knudson teaches us to identify the common deciduous trees of Northern Minnesota by their leaves. Biology & Ecology teacher Rob Knudson comes out of retirement to take us for a walk in the woods, showing us how to identify the common...

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