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Common Ground: Illustrator Michael Lyons & Artist Brad Wegscheid

Thursday, May 12 at 7pm In this season 7 finale watch as Michael Lyons of Bemidji illustrates and writes cartoon strips in the Ojibwe language that delight and teach. Then enter the studio of Wadena artist, Brad Wegscheid as he builds a hanging ceramic wall mural as public art in...

New Director: Headwaters School of Music and the Arts

Over the years the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts has become a staple in the Bemidji Arts Community.  Tricia Andrews is the new executive director for the school and shares her vision.

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...

Community Spotlight: Bemidji State Staff Showcase Art

Bemidji State educators are sharing their artwork with the public this week. The seventh annual Midwinter Interlude art show is taking place at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on campus. Over twenty of the school’s professors and other faculty are displaying work that...

In Focus: Warm Your Heart with a Little Art

February is Warm Your Heart with a Little Art month at Gallery North in Bemidji, which means free art classes each week. For this week’s In Focus, we took a look at a felt bear-making class just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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...

Minnesota Capitol Art Input Session in Bemidji

Bemidji residents were invited to the American Indian Resource Center to give their input on what art should be in the capitol building in Saint Paul. The building is currently being restored after remaining the same for 110 years.
Posted On Dec. 1 2015

Common Ground 704 – Native Art Picker

Kevin Mahto, a native man of the Fort Yates, Standing Rock Indian Reservation scours pawn shops to recover Native Art for exhibits.  Poetry by Jamison Mahto. Kevin Mahto visits Ideal Pawn in Bemidji, to recover Native Art that otherwise would not be seen. He sells art works as...

Profile- Erika Hagberg Madame Bling

Erika Hagberg of Tromald, MN (Brainerd Lakes area) created a sculpture inspired by thermography with her daughter to increase awareness of cancer detection and treatment. For more of her art visit Moon Bay Designs.

Common Ground 702 – Peasants with Torches

Tom Page of Cohasset prepares paintings of artists and Musicians for a 2014 multi-media event in Grand Rapids, MN, Peasants with Torches. Music by Sam Miltich. Artist Tom Page (his sculptures featured in the season 5 Common Ground premiere) brings together musicians from our...

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