This week’s guests are Joe McDonald and Steve Reynolds from “The Raven”, a quarterly magazine that’s produced in Roseau County (MN). Joe and Steve share the origin/history of the publication, it’s content and purpose, plus the role that the NW Minnesota Arts Council has played in helping to fund the effort.
Shannon Christenson is the Kindergarten teacher at Kittson Central School District in Hallock.
She also coordinates “Camp Art”, a summer art camp for elementary school-aged children. Shannon discusses an interesting mix of artists for the week-long event; Ross Sutter teaches Swedish folk music and instrument building. Susan Armington will be making a visual art collage with the children and Marie Olofsdotter will teach writing.
Guest Tom Pearce, manager of the Inner Mongolian musical group “Anda Union”, shares his insights as it pertains to the groups educational tour of northwest Minnesota schools.” Anda Union will also perform a public concert, at the Lincoln High School Auditorium on Saturday, March 18th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5.00 and everyone is welcome to attend!
Loren Younggren is a veteran photographer in Kittson County, MN. His work depicts the many scenes and season of northwest Minnesota. Younggren talks about his life-long passion, an upcoming display at the “RiverWalk Artists Gallery and Shop” in East Grand Forks, MN and the support that he’s has received through the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.
Thomasina Petrus recently appeared on the East Grand Forks campus of NCTC, as part of Black History Month. She is a member of the Mixed Blood Theater of Minneapolis and presents “Daughters of Africa” on a regional tour of towns and college campuses.
“Daughters of Africa” is a music-driven history of African American women from slave ship survivors to stars of the silver screen. The forty-five minute performance vividly commemorates both the famous and the overlooked and is an eye-opening celebration of the triumph of pride, determination, and courage.
Thomasina talked with Ron West on Pioneer 90.1’s “Northland Spotlight”, about her career, the influences in her work and a new CD that she has produced saluting the late Billie Holiday.