Ely Folk School

Betty Firth, program director for the Ely Folk School connects with us on the first Friday of every month to tell us about the upcoming classes and happenings the folk school is involved with.  The month of May is full of intriguing options for learning. A soil clinic, a beaded necklace class, embroidery workshop, pine needle basketry class and even instruction on making pasties and preparing wild spring edibles are all offered! Check out the folk school website for information!

We check in with the Ely Folk School every First Friday to find out what kinds of arts and cultural events are happening up there.  This morning Betty Firth filled us in on a variety of events including  pine needle basketry classes happening this weekend and some special classes taking place at the end of the month.  Teh folk school will host a series of events about the night sky and the dark sky movement.  Introductions to photographic software, taking pictures of the northern lights, a night photography class, and, among other courses, a class about understanding the effects of light p

We spoke with Betty Firth from the Ely Folk School about the upcoming classes and events at the Folk School this month! We learned what a capote is(a coat made from a blanket) and learned about upcoming classes on chaga mushrooms, wirewrapping jewelry and more.  The Folk School will take a break from regular hours from December 15th thru January 13th, but will be open and offering a wide range of classes during the last half of January as they ramp up for the winter festival in Ely.  

On the First Friday of every month, we check in with folks around the listening area and learn about the arts events happening around us.  Northern Minnesota is brimming art events this month!  From Besty Bowen's woodcut exhibit at the Edge Center for the Arts, to jewelry making classes at Smoky Hills Arts in Park Rapids, Ethnic Fest in Walker, contra dancing at the Ely Folk School, the new exhibitss at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids and the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji as well as an interview with painter Thomas Paquette, this month's First Friday Cavalcade is chock full of in

Every first Friday of the month we chat with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, Molly Olson from the Ely Folk School, and Area Voices producer Katie Carter.  These gals connect us to the various arts events happening around the listening area.  There is a lot going on!  Click on the links to hear what's happening near you! 

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