Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Corner

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The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) serves a seven county are in the northwest region of the Gopher State. The NWMAC Corner features and highlights the services and support given to regional artists by the NWMAC.

Awarding arts grants, providing arts services, coordinating arts advocacy, and generally promoting appreciation and participation in the arts – all are goals of the Council. The NWMAC Corner highlights and features those important elements of cultural life in northwest Minnesota.


127 Pieces

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Caption: The New Gilbertson Field Archway in Roseau, MN
With the help of a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, Tracey Wensloff and Sue Suess of Roseau, MN spearheaded a project to build a ba...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 28:36
Caption: Janet Johnson of the Roseau MN Area
Artist and teacher Janet Johnson of the Roseau, MN area talks about her pottery work, handling the challenges of COVID, an artist shop in downtown ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 15:41
Caption: Karen Engevik of Black Horse Pottery - Roseau MN
Karen Engevik of Roseau, MN is a small business owner who loves art and horses, she incorporated her love of equine and pottery to build a successf...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 10:13
Caption: Elizabeth Rockstad of Ada, Minnesota
Ada, Minnesota resident Elizabeth Rockstad, long-time art teacher, has reinvented herself as an artist and teacher during the COVID-19 pandemic. H...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 11:14
Caption: Anthony Diaz of Crookston, MN
Crookston, MN native Anthony Diaz loves his guitar. He loves his guitar. Find out why.......

  • Added: Jun 04, 2020
  • Length: 11:43
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Red Lake Falls, MN native Alex Conwell is a gifted musician. And at the young age of 23 he's on the cusp of becoming a well-known and successful v...

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 11:15
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Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Executive Director Mara Hanel shares insights as to how the COVID19 pandemic is impacting the arts and artists in ...

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  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 06:59
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Renee Jensen, Music and Choir Director at Stephen-Argyle (MN) school talks about the adjustments, challenges and results of teaching music on the i...

  • Added: May 05, 2020
  • Length: 08:58
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Richard Tuttle, Band Director for the Ada-Borup (MN) school is adapting his skills for student "distance learning" - a serious challenge when teach...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 06:03
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Debbie Aune, art instructor at Greenbush-Middle River School in NW Minnesota discusses the challenges and rewards of teaching art on-line during th...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 09:36
Caption: Sheila Smith - Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
Sheila Smith of the Minnesota Citizens for the Arts gives an update on pending legislation in the Minnesota state legislature - as it pertains to C...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2020
  • Length: 12:01
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Kendra Olson of Thief River Falls, MN is one of the multiple regional artists with artwork on display at the NWMAC Gallery – located at the Thief R...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2020
  • Length: 08:49
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Crookston, MN resident Katelyn Crowe is a regional artist and a full-time student in the Equine Program at the University of Minnesota – Crookston ...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2020
  • Length: 03:42
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Shantelle Carey of Thief River Falls, MN is a regional artist who recently moved to Thief River Falls and has become active in promoting the arts i...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2020
  • Length: 06:11
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Kelsey Johns, Assistant Principle at Roseau (MN) High School coordinates the Art & Drama programs at the school and with the help of the Northwest ...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2020
  • Length: 08:46
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Fosston Arts Council chair Bonnie Stewart shares details of a 40th year anniversary for the arts in Fosston and news on upcoming performances!

  • Added: Feb 04, 2020
  • Length: 15:41
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Elwyn Ruud of Karlstad, MN is a retired teacher who hasn't stopped teaching. After working 30-plus years in the Roseau, MN public school system, E...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2020
  • Length: 08:50
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Jane Anderson, Executive Director of the Thief River Falls (MN) Area Community Theater shares details on a hot performance in February and an upcom...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 09:49
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Katie Hahn, music teacher at Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls (MN) is coordinator of the “Harmony Bridge” program. Katie shares details o...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 08:58
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Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) Executive Director Mara Hanel reviews important point about the NWMAC mission, goals and service to the se...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
  • Length: 10:39