Art

Grant Frashier

Close to Home discovers world class art as well as local and regional exhibits at the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin, MN.  Host Grant Frashier talks with Braden Heft, President of the Board of Directors.  

Lou Ferreri is a mixed media visual artist whose 120 piece show is currently on display at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji.  His exhibit, "The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible" is an extensive collection of intricate, elaborate doodles created on the editorial sections of the New York Times.  Twenty five of those works have an accompanying essay gifting the viewer with even more depth, context and understanding to those associated pieces.  All of the works are chock-full of a unique balance of symbolism and relatable images as well as whimsy and gravity.  The twenty five with accompanying writings are collected and displayed in the book, "The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible."

Last August, community marches were held across the country to show solidarity in response to the events that unfolded in Charlottesville, VA during a neo-nazi, white supremacy rally.  Dan Gannon was a key organizer in the Bemidji Unite Against Hate march back in August and he is on a mission to continue the conversation around diversity and the strength it brings to our lives and communities.  Dan has organized a special event that combines art and music - all in the name of bringing unity to the community.  He stopped by the morning show this week to talk about it. 

Katie Carter

On the First Friday of every month we check in with Katie Marshall of the MacRostie Art Center, Molly Olson from the Ely Folk School and KAXE Area Voices Producer Katie Carter...

As gallery director of both the Talley Gallery at Bemidji State University(BSU) and the Harlow-Kleven Gallery inside the Watermark Art Center, Laura Goliaszewski's day job has her steeped in fine art.   In addition to her gallery director responsibilities, Goliaszewski also maintains the permanent art collections at BSU.  In this Area Voices segment she discusses her job, how art elevates the human condition, the current exhibits at both galleries and the similarities between art and science.  Click on the interview to hear all about it!

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