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Where's Art? with Annie Dugan: celebrating regional artists and their advocates

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council celebrated a Northland artist and an art advocate this past weekend at the21st Annual Arrowhead Arts Awards. Glass artist Mike Tonder and MacRostie Art Center Executive Director Katie Marshall were honored.

Tomorrow (May 14), the Arrowhead Regional Council on the arts is holding aGrants Information Session.  It will offer local artists an overview of the grants they offer, some new granting programs and a sneak peek at what's coming up for ARAC programming. 

“When French Voyageurs came to Lake Superior they spoke of how living near and on the waters of the great shimmering silver wonder affected their very soul, changed how they lived in this world.  They called it Effete du Lac.”

That's how Hibbing-area artist John Michael Cook describes his exhibitEffete du Lac (The Lake Effect).

The exhibit opens Tuesday (May 14) at the Great Room of The Depot.


The popular Plys with Purpose 2019 returns Friday (May 17).  Plys With Purpose is Prøve Gallery’s fifth exhibition and silent auction of 30 crafted skateboard decks by local, national, and international artists all sharing one purpose, building skateboard parks in our communities.

Proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the Gary New Duluth Development Alliance for their ongoing efforts to build a public, state-of-the-art skateboard park in Gary New Duluth

The Superior Council for the Arts is ushering in spring with a brand new event on Friday (May 17): the Superior Art Sampler. It's a showcase for Superior/Douglas County artists and a chance for the community to enjoy live music, food trucks, hands-on art activities and of course, lots of locally-made art.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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