NW MN Regional Artist Therese Masters Jacobson discusses “MN Arts Online” and the Riverwalk Artists shop in downtown East Grand Forks, MN. She’ll be giving a presentation on those two topics at the Arts Expo on Saturday, April 28th at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls, MN… with information about these organizations. She also has art on display in the NW Art Exhibit, which runs from April 18th through the 28th in Thief River Falls.
Ron West talks with Sue Gens, Executive Director of the Minnesota State Arts Board. The State Arts Board is an executive branch agency in Minnesota state government. Its mission is to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state. Through its grant programs and other activities, the Arts Board works to achieve the following strategic outcomes: The arts are essential to a vibrant society; the arts are interwoven into every facet of community life; Minnesotans believe the arts are vital to who we are; people of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities participate in the arts; people trust Minnesota’s stewardship of public arts funding; and the arts thrive in Minnesota.
Sue will be featured at the “Arts Expo” in Thief River Falls, MN on April 28th.
Update from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (4-3-18)
The Guest is Ellen Stanley, Executive Director of the Minnesota Music Coalition
Ellen will be attending the NWMAC Arts Expo in Thief River Falls on April 28th and she discusses the 2018 MN Music Summit, happening April 12-14 in the Twin Cities. The summit brings together artists, fans and music professionals from across the Upper Midwest for 3 days of workshops, industry panels and performances by the state’s top artists.
Ron West chats with Musician and Songwriter Carl Unbehaun of Thief River Falls, MN
Carl discusses his love of music, composing and singing for over 30 years. He is also a member of the Minnesota Association of Songwriters and will be appearing on stage at the upcoming Art Expo – and event sponsored by the NWMAC – on April 28th at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls.
Update from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) (3/27/18)
Ron West chats with Julia Brown and Alayna Barnes of the “Playwright’s Center” of Minneapolis, MN.
The Playwrights’ Center serves playwrights in more ways than any other organization in the country. Their seven fellowship programs support 40 writers each year by providing development workshops, career opportunities, and professional mentorship. Fellowships serve writers at all professional levels, from the early-career Jerome and Many Voices Fellows to the more experienced McKnight Fellows and Core Writers. Their membership program serves nearly 2,000 writers around the world, from the earliest beginner to the most experienced professional.
Through online and in-person resources—classes, seminars, articles, readings, and a searchable database of submission opportunities—all self-identified playwrights have a place to come for educational opportunities, professional guidance, and community.
Julia Brown is the Artistic Programs Administrator, overseeing the fellowship programs. Alayna Barnes is the Office Manager, working closely with the membership and education departments.
NW Minnesota Arts Council Update from 3-20-18