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First Friday Arts: Grand Rapids

On the first Friday of every month we connect with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids. She lets us know about the First Friday events, new exhibits and music around Grand Rapids.  March is National Youth Art Month and that will be celebrated around Grand Rapids. The Reif Center has the 2020 Grand Rapids student show on disply for the next two months and the MacRostie is showcasing student art as well.  Students from Keewatin Elementary worked with MacRostie Art Center and local artists Aaron Squadroni and Lea Freisen who worked with the kids as they made multi-media pieces that are on display at the MacRostie.  Also on exhibit at the MacRostie are the portraits of Serenity Barden from Hibbing!   For a full rundown of the arts events in Grand Rapids check out  

Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.
John has been listening to KAXE since the early days in 1976, and has worked as our Development Director from 1995-2022. Now semi-retired and writing, sculpting and enjoying the good life, you can hear him on the Morning Show Fridays.