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First Friday Arts RoundUp: Bemidji, MN

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Thomas Stillday, Ojibwe Bead Artist

Every first Friday of the month, we connect with folks across northern Minnesota and find out what is happening in the arts scenes across our listening area.  Karen Goulet is the Program Director for the Miikanan Gallery inside the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji.  "Miikanan" means "many paths" and the gallery is dedicated solely to indigenous art.    Tonight, the gallery hosts its first artist reception for the many artists whose work was juried into the collaborate show called “Aazhooman” which means “convergence.”  In this Area Voices segment, Heidi speaks with Karen about the show.   

Area Voices is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota. 

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.
Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.