Art of Expression in Minnesota’s Far North! (2/23/21)

Northwest MN Arts Council by Glen Braget on March 8, 2021
Student Artwork from Kittson County Schools 

Jeanna Kujava of Hallock, MN is a Public Health Nurse at Kittson Memorial Home in Hallock and serves as school nurse for the Kittson County schools. The schools recently received a grant from the NW Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) for a “Healing Arts Residency” within the schools. Trey Everette of the NWMAC organized and supervised the residency program.

Clearer Vision in Hallock, Minnesota! (2/16/21)

Northwest MN Arts Council by Glen Braget on March 8, 2021
A portion of the Connie Nelson mural in Hallock, MN 

Artist Connie Nelson of Hallock, Minnesota shares her story of enhancing the quality of life and the growth of a city in the far northwestern corner of Minnesota! 

Plans, Deadlines, Support and Advocacy for the Arts! (2/9/21)

Northwest MN Arts Council by Glen Braget on March 8, 2021

Mara Hanel, Executive Director of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC), shares detail on a busy-as-a-bee February at the NWMAC! 

China and Flowers Come to Northwest Minnesota (2/2/21)

Northwest MN Arts Council by Glen Braget on March 8, 2021
Kathryn Rynning of Kennedy, MN 

“Peonies and Players”, a current exhibit at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) Gallery in Thief River Falls, MN (on the campus of Northland Community & Technical College) is a rainbow of color from China and Tibet. Photographer Kathryn Rynning of Kennedy, MN shares her experience in Asia and her work in photography!

Nigeria to Brazil and Israel to Crookston, MN!

Northwest MN Arts Council by Glen Braget on March 8, 2021
Azomali Obisakin Art Piece 

Crookston, MN resident Victor Obisakin and his daughter Azomali share detail of art and Black Lives Matter. Vic is a volunteer firefighter for the Crookston Fire Department and the son of a Nigerian diplomat. He was born in Switzerland, went to grade school in Brazil and attended high school in Israel. His wife, Katya Zepeda, is a board member of the arts council, and the issue of Black Lives Matter is the theme of a current NWMAC exhibition at the NWMAC gallery at Northland College in Thief River Falls, MN. Katya and two of their children created art for the exhibit. 

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