Wendell Affield

The Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) provides support, connections and granting opportunities to artists, arts organizations and nonprofits seeking to fund art projects.  The R2AC serves Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen and Hubbard counties, counties which brought in a combined $14 million to the region via arts activities in 2016 according to the recent Creative MN data.  In an effort to build community and connecti

Wendell Affield was forbidden to go into the chickenhouse.  Once his mother passed away, he was able to enter.  What he discovered was a treasure trove of family history that connected him to his past in ways he couldn't have imagined.  He's spent several years piecing together the information and the result has become a series he calls The Chickhouse Chronicles.  Book one Herman: 1940s Lonely Hearts Search, takes the reader into the early years of his mother and step-father's relationship while book two is calle