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Monday, October 5, 2020 - In the most ambitious operatic commission to emerge from the global pandemic, the newly formed Decameron Opera Coalition, featuring nine US-based companies and one creative team, will premiere Tales from a Safe Distance with a multi-week virtual release. The FM Opera Company is one of the participants, and here to tell us more is the opera’s general director, David Hamilton. ~~~ This week Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris debate in Salt Lake City. Mark Trahant shares a commentary on the curious relationship between the office of Vice President and Indian Country. ~~~ Dr. Avish Nagpal is an infectious disease specialist at Sanford. He visits with John Harris in this excerpt of the Prairie Pulse television show.

Emily Vieweg -- "Jungle Gym"

Sep 28, 2020
STARLING ARTISTRY

Text of the poem is below.

More about Emily here.
and her new book here.

Jungle Gym 

I feel like I’m failing – 

galloping down a metal slide, 

thighs burning from the sticking –

Focus.

Remember this feeling:

It is 98 degrees in St. Louis

in August and you are just trying 

to play at recess

when The Gorilla dares you to climb

Prairie Public Television's Production Manager Barb Gravel joins Main Street's Ashley Thornberg to preview this season’s Prairie Musicians.

Brad Kahlhamer

Adopted kids can feel like they're at a crossroads, especially when their birth and adopted parents have different cultural, religious, or racial backgrounds. Artist Brad Kahlhamer's birth parents are native. His adopted parents aren't. He explores this in his show, A Nation of One, currently on display at the Plains Art Museum. 

Arts Access for All

Nov 15, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019 – A common frustration among people with disabilities is that other people can't seem to see beyond the disability. An upcoming exhibition, Artist First, aims to challenge such perceptions and raise awareness about accessibility at museums. Sherry Shirek founded Arts Access for All after losing her vision to diabetes. Her husband Jesse, with low vision since birth, is an artist. They're looking for submissions from artists with disabilities. The deadline is Nov 18.

Friday, November 15, 2019 – A common frustration among people with disabilities is that other people can't seem to see beyond the disability. An upcoming exhibition, Artist First, aims to challenge such perceptions and raise awareness about accessibility at museums. Sherry Shirek founded Arts Access for All after losing her vision to diabetes. Her husband Jesse, with low vision since birth, is an artist. They're looking for submissions from artists with disabilities.

Scott Prebys interviews Monte Grise, director of the Lake Agassiz Concert Band.

Jo Verdis: Working with Alcohol Inks

Oct 18, 2019
Jo Verdis

https://www.instagram.com/joverdisart/

When Jo Verdis found herself unable to work in her field of music, due to brain injury, she turned to paining.  She found alcohol inks -- which are just starting to show up in the fine arts repertoire -- and they really worked for her.  Not only does she like how they look, the process of working with them turned out to be especially suited to recovering from her injury, and regaining music.

Jo Verdis: Art Heals an Injured Brain

Oct 18, 2019
Jo Verdis

Artist Jo Verdis talks about how brain injury kept her from music, so she switched to visual art, and found music coming back.  She also talks about home traditions in her family that, while not labeled "art' were in fact artful.  "My painting doesn't come from a void".

https://www.instagram.com/joverdisart/

Jo Verdis' "Flow" Painting and Music

Oct 18, 2019
Jo Verdis

Jo Verdis' art exhibit, "Flow'. is at the Spirit Room, 111 Broadway in downtown Fargo, through December 7, 2019.  https://www.instagram.com/joverdisart/

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