Kansas Jensen of Goodridge, MN was my guest on the 10-12-21 NW Minnesota Arts Council update. Kansas won first place in the student category during the NWMAC Art Exhibit, held recently in Warroad, MN. Her creation incorporated a well-known image with a pandemic message.
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce that Donald Kakaygeesick of Warroad has been selected as the 2021 Northwest Minnesota Star Artist of the Year for his lifetime achievement in art. Kakaygeesick received his award at a program in Warroad on August 26.
Donald has had a long history of representing Warroad and Roseau County in the arts field. He was born in 1959 and comes from a long line of Ojibwe artisans and a well-known family of artists along with his brothers Robert, John and his sister Karen. The Kakaygeesick name is synonymous with Warroad history, culture and art. In high school, Donald designed the Warroad Warrior logo for the public school. He has experience with many mediums including acrylic, oils, watercolor, and carving.
Roseau, MN native Ben Johnston wrote and directs the play “Gone Fishin’.” With grant help – Individual Artist Grant – from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, his hilarious work is on stage in Warroad, MN as part of the Warroad Summer Theatre series
Luverne Seifert is a co-founder of Sod House Theater. Sod House is touring to a number of communities in Minnesota this autumn with their production of “Arla Mae’s Booyah Wagon.” Through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, Luverne and his wife (a co-founder of the Sod House Theater group) are performing in Crookston, MN (Sept 24), Hallock, MN (Sept 25), and Stephen, MN (Sept 26)
Brianna Geer directs the on-stage performances of “The Outsider” in Middle River, during “the town’s annual “Goose Festival” where hundreds of people come to hunt goose and have family fun over seven days. Brianna is a music teacher in Karlstad, MN.