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The Arts Partnership

The Arts Partnership of Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo

Ethan Mickelson, communications coordinator for The Arts Partnership, tells us about some fun January events -- the "Fargo Famous" talent show,  the F-M Choral Artist's show with a newly-commissioned work, "Little Women, the Musical," and "Orange Rhymes with Purple," a new play by Patrick Kasper -- and he talks about the best way to communicate arts information to people.

Emily Vieweg's Bipolar Poem

Jul 15, 2019
Starling Artistry

Emily Vieweg is a Fargo poet with a growing reputation  One particular poem she is reputed for is "Bipolar Is..."  Here, she discusses with Bill Thomas making a "Poem Video" about it, and how the poem has attached to her -- and that she is OK with that.  The piece concludes with an energetic, live-audience reading of the poem. 

Emily Vieweg's Book is Coming + A Proto-Sonnet

Jul 11, 2019
Adrianne Mathiowetz Photograph

Bill Thomas asks Emily Vieweg (Fargo poet) what is coming up for her. She talks about working on a complete book of her poems so far (and how a grant has helped), and also about her project to convert 30 poems into sonnets.  Then we hear her read one of the poems that is not yet a sonnet. 

Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphony -- Tiana Grise

Jul 3, 2019

Tiana Grise was in the youth symphony when she grew up in Missoula, Montana.  Now she is in charge of the Fargo-Moorhead youth symphonies -- plural.  It has grown into multiple groups.  She talks about that growth, the value for students in participating, and what it takes to be a student musician.  

This is a talk given by Dr. René Clausen previewing his work, with flutist Deb Harris playing a Native American flute, and saxophonist Russell Peterson, performing examples from the work.  It is part of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra's "Urban Overture" series, aimed at young adults.

The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony said about this piece:

A Lone Flute in a Big Room: Tiana Grise

Jun 27, 2019

Tiana Grise has been playing the flute for "a million years." She teaches at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, and is Executive Director of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies. She was playing in a big, resonant room and loved the sound. So she came to the idea of an immersive, continuous performance in such a space. With the help of a grant from The Arts Partnership, she has commissioned a piece to be written for it -- and acquired technology to make it work.