Katie Carter

Area Voices producer Katie Carter shares arts happenings in a variety of communities every first Friday of the month.   This May several venues will feature work created by local high school and elementary students, Ten Thousand Things theater company will tour the northland and fresh exhibits by local, established artists are popping up in Brainerd, Bemidji, and Virginia.  Artists receptions are taking place at the Edge Center for the Arts in Bigfork, the

"I don't have to shop to make myself happy, I don't have to travel to make myself happy, none of that stuff.  I get tons of joy, I get it from painting and that's all I need...However old I live, I'll be happy doing this forever...I love it." -Kelli Lien

Crossing Arts Alliance

Steve Kohls has worked as a photojournalist for the Brainerd Dispatch for 43 years.   This month, his photography will make its way from the pages of the newspaper to the walls of the Crossing Arts Alliance as his photo exhibit "You Can't Make This Stuff Up: 43 Years as a Dispatch Photographer" opens tonight and will be up thru February 23rd. 

Evelyn Cordts

Area Voices producer Katie Carter checked in on today's morning show with a whole slew of arts happenings in Bemidji and Cook.   Events included an open mic night at Headwaters School of Music and Art, an art market at the Northwest Indian Community Development Center, arts classes at the Watermark Art Center and a pincushion making class in Cook.  Listen to the link for the full report.  For a listing of the Bemidji rel

Contemporary Native Artist Kent Estey grew up on the White Earth reservation.  He's lived on the same land for 58 years, teaches art, technology and robotics at the charter school in Naytahwaush and is an accomplished abstract artist.  His work is part of a collaborative show  at the Miikanan Gallery inside the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji.  The exhibit will be on display now thru M

Every First Friday of the month, Area Voices producer Katie Carter reports on what is happening art-wise around Bemidji and a few other communities in the listening region.  As arts organizations like the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji and the Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd continue to see growth, their activities are spreading beyond First Friday events.  All this progress is so exciting!  That said, be sure to check out the websites for arts organizations like Watermark Art Center,

MacRostie Art Center

Alison Aune is an art professor at the University of Minnesota in Duluth.  She's also a painter who creates large scale, textile inspired pieces that weave narratives of scandinavian heritage and folklore throughout the work.  She will be speaking at the MacRostie Art Center at 6pm tonight (Wednesday, December 19th).  Her work will be on d

The Chippewa National Forest is home to 21 developed campgrounds and more than 100 backcountry campsites.  We caught up with Knutson Dam campground host Floyd Baird just before Labor Day weekend this year.  In this segment of Let's Visit, Floyd Baird discusses his experiences as a campground host, people he's encountered, and he shares some no nonsence advice about camping. 

Adam Swanson is a Duluth based painter and muralist.   His vibrant works will be on exhibit at Frame Up in Grand Rapids this month.  In this segment of Area Voices, he talks about his journey as an artist, his adventures to Antarctica and his recent art experience aboard a research vessel on the Pacific Ocean. 

Each week John and Heidi pull up a chair to one of our member’s kitchen tables and get to know them a little bit better. This week, they just turned up the microphone in the KBXE studio and found Katie Carter. She was eating a breakfast of potica, oatmeal with strawberries, and a giant cup of black coffee.

Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.