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In Focus: Art Exhibit Hopes To Explore What Books Really Mean

What makes a book…a book? Is it the words, the illustrations, or the form it comes in? The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center’s Latest Exhibit looks to expand the meaning beyond a book’s binding. The book as art exhibit has been open for about a week. It...

In Focus: Atypical Art Classes Continue To Inspire

Art classes at pubs and restaurants have gained widespread popularity over the last few years. Class participants are able to paint a variety of landscapes and objects in a comfortable setting with some assistance. Lisa Stawarski designed the concept for the company when her...

In Focus: Traveling Exhibit To Enhance Area Historical Societies

Once a year, the Minnesota Historical Society gives large grants to various historical and cultural heritage projects. 54 recipients were awarded the grants of $10,001 or more this year. For the Minnesota’s Historic Northwest group, this means they’ll be able to...

In Focus: Mary Poppins Shows The Importance Of Community Theater

A magical nanny, enthusiastic chimney sweep and mischievous children are preparing to make their debut in Bemidji. Sweeping the city off its feet is the Bemidji Community Theater group. Mary Knox-Johnson she’s been involved in numerous productions for the company. Community...

In Focus: Kombucha Education Comes Together In Harmony

Kombucha is a popular fermented tea drink and some believe that it can have some positive health affects. While it can be purchased at the store, it can be fairly easy to make it at home. At Harmony Co-Op, Angela Struntz and her partner Joseph Riley, are cooking up some kombucha....

In Focus: Artists, Musicians Take A Walk On The Wild Side

The Nemeth Art Center, in partnership with the White Earth Nation, will be hosting the Wild Rice Festival this weekend. Musical talent from Minnesota and Wisconsin will perform, and a wild rice expert will share his passion. The event will start at 10 A-M and run until midnight...

In Focus: Red Lake Artist Shares Native Culture On A Canvas

Red Lake native Brian Dow has been an artist his whole life, but it is not until almost three years ago when he found his true passion – sketching Native American portraits on a canvas. Watch the story to learn more. 

In Focus: Bemidji Artist Makes Her Way To Uganda

Jessie Marianiello has been painting pet portraits for nearly a decade, and more recently photographing wild horses all over the country. But soon she will be starting a new chapter in her life, moving to Uganda, Africa. It all started after her fiancé was killed in a car...

In Focus: Fosston Fiber Festival Preview

Knitting and crocheting are just some popular ways to weave a piece of clothing, but this weekend in Fosston, finger loop binding and the Scandinavian naalbinding are just some ancient techniques you can learn at the town’s Fiber Festival. In its second year, the...

In Focus: Hackensack Chainsaw Sculpture Event

A log has never looked more alive than it did today in Hackensack. About 15 foot branches and trunks are gradually sculpture into masterpieces within hours, using chainsaws. Watch to learn more.   

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