Author Jeanne Cooney applied for and received a grant from the NWMAC to attend a writer’s workshop at the College of St. Benedict (MN) and she discusses what the workshop is all about. She is also the author of the “Hot Dish Heaven” mystery series and discusses it origin and Theme.
NWMAC Board member Elwyn Ruud of Karlstad
Topic: Elwyn talks about her role and service as an NWMAC board member and shares details concerning the NWMAC “Artist in Residencies” program for regional schools. She coordinates those residencies with Compas Artists of Minneapolis, MN. Elwyn also works as the artist in residency in Northwest Minnesota schools and will be the artist at the Roseau (MN) School on November 27th of 2018.
Britt Dahl – Curator of the Roseau County (MN) Historical Society (RCHS) discusses the three grants that were awarded by the NWMAC to the RCHS for various events and activities that highlight the arts and culture of the region. She also shared information about the Roseau County Museum in downtown Roseau.
Guest: Jayne Flaagan, northwest Minnesota author and educator
Topic: Jayne discusses her self-published book series entitled “Ella the Doggie.” The books are written for children and feature the adventures of Jayne’s dog Ella. The storylines reflect simple but important themes of discovery. She also talks about her role as an educator – teaching four languages, including Latin – to her students.
Heather discusses her unique art skill of creating images with leather and animal skin – “Sculpted Leather Art.” Her work is currently on display in exhibit at the NWMAC artist’s gallery at the RiverWalk Center in East Grand Forks, MN.