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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/

Theatre B Takes On Hamlet

Oct 11, 2019
Theatre B

Fargo-Moorhead's Theatre B has a distinctive reputation for doing contemporary scripts -- they often collaborate with the playwright. So how does Shakespeare fit in?  And also, what is it like approaching a towering icon of western culture?  Besides listening to this interview, you may wish to go to Theatre B's Facebook page to see them practicing sword fighting.  Information and tickets avaialable at http://www.theatreb.org/.  This report supported in part by The Arts Partnership, funded by the Cities of Moorhead, Fargo and West Fargo.

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.  

STARLING ARTISTRY

Emily Vieweg, a poet living in Fargo, got a commission from the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre to write a poem responding to their production of "The Laramie Project." That play is a work of documentary theatre about the murder of Matthew Shepard. She speaks with Bill Thomas about the process, and then we hear her reading of the poem.

This piece is funded in part by The Arts Partnership, with support from the Cities of fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.

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