Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Corner

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The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) serves a seven county are in the northwest region of the Gopher State. The NWMAC Corner features and highlights the services and support given to regional artists by the NWMAC.

Awarding arts grants, providing arts services, coordinating arts advocacy, and generally promoting appreciation and participation in the arts – all are goals of the Council. The NWMAC Corner highlights and features those important elements of cultural life in northwest Minnesota.


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Caption: Mara Hanel Photography
NW Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) Director Mara Hanel talks about an outstanding photograph that she has on display in the NWMAC current exhibit at...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 15:53
Caption: Kansas Jensen's "Covid Gothic"
Kansas Jensen of Goodridge, MN was my guest on the 10-12-21 NW Minnesota Arts Council update. Kansas won first place in the student category durin...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 10:18
Caption: Ben Johnston's "Gone Fishin"
Roseau, MN native Ben Johnston wrote and directs the play "Gone Fishin'." With grant help - Individual Artist Grant - from the Northwest Minnesota ...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2021
  • Length: 17:24
Caption: "Arla Mae's Booyah Wagon"
Luverne Seifert. Luverne is a co-founder of Sod House Theater. Sod House is touring to a number of communities in Minnesota this autumn with their ...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2021
  • Length: 13:35
Caption: 2021 Goose Festival in Middle River, MN
Brianna Geer directs the on-stage performances of "The Outsider" in Middle River, during "the town's annual "Goose Festival" where hundreds of peop...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 07:51
Caption: Randy Oberg of Grand rapids, MN - Professional Blacksmith
Jerry Amiot of the Polk County Historical Society shares the exciting event schedule of Pioneer Day in Crookston, MN - to include live music, a bla...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2021
  • Length: 15:13
Caption: Poet Dale Jacobson of Alvarado, MN
Dale Jacobson of Alvarado, MN taught poetry and writing skills at the University of North Dakota for multiple decades. And, in his retirement Dale...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2021
  • Length: 16:41
Caption: NWMAC Executive Director Mara Hanel
Mara Hanel - Executive Director of the NW Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) shares details of the 2021 NWMAC annual exhibit, Of the Year Awards, progr...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2021
  • Length: 10:43
Caption: "LOON!"
Writer, director and producer Charles Eickhof of Crookston, MN discusses the production of, and premier of, his Minnesota movie "LOON!."

  • Added: Aug 18, 2021
  • Length: 12:57
Caption: Music and Art in Warroad!
Sarah Homme of Warroad, MN has exciting news concerning a live music concert series at Allison Park in Warroad (with funding from the NWMAC). And S...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2021
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: TRF Art & Wine Walk Schedule
Downtown Thief River Falls, MN will host its 4th Annual Art and Wine Walk on Thursday, August 12th. Organizer Carol Ihle (Eye-Lee) shares the deta...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2021
  • Length: 09:15
Caption: 5th Annual Freedom Festival in Goodridge, MN
The 5th Annual "Freedom Festival" takes place in Goodridge, MN on Saturday, July 31st. A full day of events, music and activities for the entire f...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2021
  • Length: 11:42
Caption: Kim Hruba of Warroad, MN
Kim Hruba of Warroad, MN is offering a full week of expertise in writing skills and creativity in writing near the BIG LAKE - Lake of the Woods at ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 12:10
Caption: Norwegian Artwork from Roz Watnemo of Fosston MN
Roz Watnemo of Fosston, MN is highly skilled at Norwegian art, and highly successful as a businessperson promoting the skills and beauty of that ar...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2021
  • Length: 12:03
Caption: Janet Johnson of the Roseau MN Area
Artist and teacher Janet Johnson of the Roseau, MN area talks about her pottery work, handling the challenges of COVID, an artist shop in downtown ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 15:41
Caption: Karen Engevik of Black Horse Pottery - Roseau MN
Karen Engevik of Roseau, MN is a small business owner who loves art and horses, she incorporated her love of equine and pottery to build a successf...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 10:13
Caption: Elizabeth Rockstad of Ada, Minnesota
Ada, Minnesota resident Elizabeth Rockstad, long-time art teacher, has reinvented herself as an artist and teacher during the COVID-19 pandemic. H...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 11:14
Caption: Anthony Diaz of Crookston, MN
Crookston, MN native Anthony Diaz loves his guitar. He loves his guitar. Find out why.......

  • Added: Jun 04, 2020
  • Length: 11:43
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Red Lake Falls, MN native Alex Conwell is a gifted musician. And at the young age of 23 he's on the cusp of becoming a well-known and successful v...

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 11:15
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Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Executive Director Mara Hanel shares insights as to how the COVID19 pandemic is impacting the arts and artists in ...

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  • Added: May 12, 2020
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