Cliff Nelson is a retired woodworker (wood turning and chip carving) and currently has a display of his work at the NWMAC Riverwalk Gallery in downtown East Grand Forks, MN. He talks about his styles of woodworking, the type of wood he uses and the varied designs of finished wood-art work that he produces.
Betsy Mowry Voss from COMPAS, talks about the COMPAS Artist Roster and the mission of the statewide arts enhancement organization. COMPAS serves all of Minnesota and is currently seeking new artists to add to their registry.
Regional artist Alaina Clay Terwee of Hallock, MN (Kittson County) is organizing an art crawl/holiday lights event in Hallock (called ARTic Lights & Libations) on Saturday, Dec 16. The Arts Council will also have some of the art that was created for the CSA program (Community Supported Art) from the past for sale at this event. Alaina gives the details of the event, with many of the participating artists having received grants, awards, etc. from the NWMAC.
Update from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) from 12-12-17
NWMAC Executive Director Mara Hanel discusses upcoming grant deadlines, the mission and role of the NWMAC in the region and a current exhibit of artwork at the NWMAC Gallery in downtown East Grand Forks, MN.
Musician and artist Jeanne O’Neil of East Grand Forks, MN currently has an exhibit of her artwork at the River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks. The gallery is supported by the NWMAC. She discussed her art images and how the NWMAC has helped her to learn that craft through a NWMAC grant. Jeanne also talked about an upcoming performance of her band, the “North Country Fiddle and Dance” on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in East Grand Forks. The event is also a learning experience, where individuals and families have an opportunity to learn different dances including reels, squares, circle mixers and contras. Grant money from the NWMAC has also helped in providing the music and the lessons in dance.