Common Ground 417 – Birchbark Canoe by Ray Boessel Jr & Artist Evelyn Matthies
Brainerd artist and educator, Evelyn Matthies, has spent her career teaching others about all facets of art. She shows us that spontaneity and pushing the boundaries are the keys to creating a masterpiece. Also, Ray Boessel, Jr, of Bigfork follows in his late grandfather-in-law’s footsteps, handcrafting birchbark canoes. Boessel’s grandfather-in-law, Bill Hafeman, gained worldwide recognition when he was featured on CBS’s On the Road with Charles Kuralt in 1982.