Artist Spotlight

Series produced by KSRQ

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Interviews with artists from northwest Minnesota.

Interviews with artists from northwest Minnesota, in collaboration with the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.

167 Pieces

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Caption: Radio Broadcaster Ron West retires after 43 years of broadcasting!
After 14 years of hosting and producing the "Artist Spotlight" series from the NW Minnesota Arts Council, host Ron West changes chairs and becomes ...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2024
  • Length: 10:17
Caption: NW MN Arts Council's Annual Art Exhibit at Lake Bronson, MN
Pat Danielson is the "juror" for the Annual NW MN Art Exhibit, underway now at the Kittson County History Museum at Lake Bronson, Minnesota. How d...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2024
  • Length: 08:26
Caption: Randy Larson of Gatzke, Minnesota
At 17, Randy Larson of Gatzke, MN, started a band that would end up on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and fronted groups that included Alabama, th...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2024
  • Length: 12:07
Caption: Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla MN
Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla, Minnesota is a long-time, retired teacher and business person in the field of pottery. She shapes her story into a uniqu...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2024
  • Length: 09:06
Caption: Kittson County History Museum at Lake Bronson, MN
Cindy Adams of the Kittson County History Museum shares insights into the legacy of Norman Kittson and the symbols of settling and developing the c...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2024
  • Length: 06:22
Caption: Scott Artley
Scott Artley, Accessibility Program Director with the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (based in the Twin Cities), talks about accessibility for ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2024
  • Length: 10:01
Caption: Jeanne O'Neil of East Grand Forks, MN
Musician Jeanne O'Neil of East Grand Forks, MN shares her story of music and creative art - which spans decades - in Northwest Minnesota!

  • Added: Mar 05, 2024
  • Length: 12:49
Caption: Fosston, MN Mural
Heidi Danos of the "Firefly Center" in Fosston, MN is "buzzing!"

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 11:08
Caption: Dana Kassel of Minneapolis
Dana Kassel is a program director at the Cowles (pronounced like Kohl’s) Center in Minneapolis. They administer the McKnight Fellowship for Choreog...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2024
  • Length: 06:03
Caption: Karlace Taylorof Karlstad MN
Karlace Taylor of Karlstad, MN is a piano teacher extraordinaire!

  • Added: Feb 06, 2024
  • Length: 20:56
Caption: Photographer Andy Hall of Crookston, MN
Andy Hall of Crookston, MN has been a professional photographer for 23 years. And with the help of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, he has an ...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2024
  • Length: 14:02
Caption: NW MN Arts Council Executive Director Mara Hanel
NW MN Arts Council Executive Director Mara Hanel has a boat-load of great news concerning grants, awards and support for artists!

  • Added: Jan 23, 2024
  • Length: 18:36
Caption: Minnesota Center for Book Arts - Minneapolis
Anika Shneider, Director of Exhibitions and Programs at the Minnesota Center for Books in Minneapolis, has big news on McKnight Fellowships!

  • Added: Jan 16, 2024
  • Length: 06:45
Caption: Lindsay Lewis
Lindsay Lewis of the MacPhail Center for Music and the McKnight Fellowships for Musicians. MacPhail is the administrative home for these McKnight F...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2024
  • Length: 09:20
Caption: Theresa Sweetland
Theresa Sweetland, Executive Director of the St. Paul-based "Forecast Public Art", discusses the supportive roles of the organization for artists o...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2023
  • Length: 08:48
Caption: Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis MN
Julia Brown of the "Playwrights' Center" in Minneapolis offers encouragement and financial support for up and coming playwrights across Minnesota!

  • Added: Dec 12, 2023
  • Length: 10:09
Caption: Crookston, MN High School
Vocal and theatrical artist Beth Carlson of Crookston, MN has said NO to retiring from her work with Crookston High School students! They keep her...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2023
  • Length: 07:21
Caption: Artist Trey Everett of Crookston MN
Trey Everett of Crookston, MN is the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council's (NWMAC) "Showcase Specialist." He is the brains and creative force behind t...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2023
  • Length: 08:34
Caption: Becky Rosenkrans of Roseau, MN
Becky Rosenkarns of Roseau, MN is "busting at the seams" proud of her Swedish/Scandinavian heritage, and she projects that pride through her work a...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2023
  • Length: 11:34
Caption: Aurora Center - Fosston MN
Fosston, Minnesota "arts booster" Bonnie Stewart has details on a facility name change and upcoming events... sponsored in part by the Northwest Mi...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2023
  • Length: 12:04