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R2AC Artist Fellow: Paula Swenson, Painter

Paula Swenson

The Region 2 Arts Coucil awards two $6,000 grants each year to established artists who hope to further projects,  dive into another aspect of their artform, or seek inspiration.   Paula Swenson's  whimsical, bold, bright style has been her signature for decades.   Her unique artistic voice and dedication to her craft have warranted her funds she will use to travel across the country, visiting museums for inspiration.  She'll use her travel experiences to create a special art exhibit that will be on display in the Talley Art Gallery during December of 2019.  In this Area Voices segment Paula discusses her artistic beginnings, her artistic process and the artist fellowship.  

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.