Images of Duane Goodwin's stone sculptures
Details of stone sculptures by Duane Goodwin - check out the workshops he is offering  below!
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It's June!  In addition to green grass, the sweet scent of lilacs, summer rain and warm sunshine, we have much to celebrate. As you can see from our growing newsletter, the arts are alive in our Region and in the State. Thank you to all of the artists, organizations, audiences and appreciators who make the arts activity we enjoy possible!


June 30 marks the end of our fiscal year, and we are pleased to report Region 2 Arts Council has awarded over $230,000.00 to support arts activity this past year.  R2AC kicks off another year of grants rounds on August 14, 2013 with our Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant deadline.  Arts Project Grants and our R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship deadline is September 11, 2013.  Go to for a complete list of our FY14 deadlines.  


Organizations, schools, and government offices will be happy to hear that the Region 2 Arts Council Board has decided to increase the maximum request for Arts Project Grants to $2,500.00. Our FY14 grant applications will be revised and available on-line and in our office by July 15, 2013.  In the meantime, contact us with questions.  Although the applications may be changed slightly, it's never too early to get started preparing your grant applications.


Finally, please stop by our office in the lower level of the Carnegie Library Building after 5 p.m. on Wednesday June 26 for our R2AC Arts Gathering.  We'd love to see you there!


Until then-


Laura Dehler-Seter

Program Coordinator

Region 2 Arts Council



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The Region 2 Arts Council  recently awarded $4,143 through the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Program.     


Congratulations to the following artists from Cass, Beltrami, and Mahnomen Counties on their grant awards:


Giiwedin Biindige,

 Lance Kingbird, Sr.,

 Kendra Boswell,

  Christopher Lee Bedeau, Cherilyn R. Spears.


The next deadline for the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grant is October 1, 2013. 

Email us at or call us at 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 for more information.

Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for making this grant possible.


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R2AC Arts Gathering: Celebrating and Collaborating!

We are cooking up two arts gatherings in the month of June - one in Park Rapids (date/location TBD) and another in Bemidji (Wednesday, June 26 in the lower level of the Carnegie Library Building, possibly migrating outdoors).  Our goal is to provide the space and atmosphere (replete with Holly's delicious pie and other delectables) for a summer celebration and inspiration for arts collaboration. Starting at 5:00 p.m. Call us / email us if you want to come (751-5447/  Park Rapids area arts enthusiasts, stay tuned for details!


365 Days of Art Reboot!

Who says 365 days have to fall within one calendar year alone?  We haven't given up on our 365 Days of Art Facebook initiative; we love sharing your talent! Send your images, writings, etc. and we'll post 'em on our Region 2 Arts Council Facebook page.  Head on over to the R2AC Facebook page to catch the amazing masterpieces you may have missed when they were first posted! 


Arts Link Pages at 

Here's another way we can help spread the word about you and your art. Region 2 Artists and Arts Organizations, please send a link to your website and we'll post it on our arts links page.


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Thank you to Sculpture Artist Duane "Dewey" Goodwin for sharing images of his stone sculptures this month!



June 1    Small Art for Big Hearts

Come join this fun, high profile event on June 1st, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. Sanford Center Gate 4 Bemidji, MN. This evening will bring together hundreds of artists and collectors for a night of refreshments, conversation, and art buying. Each piece costs $25 dollars.  Every piece 5"x7". All proceeds going to feed the hungry. 


R2AC Color Logo June 2    Lake Bemidji State Park Concert Series presents Shylan Rose and Friends

Come to the Amphitheatre at Lake Bemidji State Park, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. to enjoy this free, open-air concert.  


legacysmall June 4  Mural Painting Open House at the Boys and Girls Club  

Local artist Wesley May has joined the Club's spring arts program providing instruction to Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area members on how to improve their pencil drawing, pastel, and painting skills as well as the painting of a new mural.   Attend the Open House from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to view the new mural in the Club gymnasium, talk to the members who participated and hear from artist Wesley May.  All are welcome!   


June 5     Summer Recital Series Opens with Eric Haugen, Cellist

The Bemidji Area Church Musicians Summer Recital Series will begin with a recital by Eric Haugen at the First Lutheran Church at 900 Bemidji Ave., Bemidji, from noon -12:30 p.m. He has chosen for this recital the Unaccompanied Suite no. 3 in C Major by J.S. Bach and Sonata for Solo Cello by 20th Century composer Samuel Adler.  A freewill offering will be received.  Luncheon to follow will have an announced price.


legacysmall June 5-9 & 12-15    The Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents "Guys on Ice"

Make the Paul Bunyan Playhouse a part of your summer at the Historic Chief Theater, in Bemidji, MN. Tickets $22.00. Box Office 218-751-7170; For more information and to order your tickets online


June 6    The Sanford Center presents The Ultimate Thriller "THE" Michael Jackson Tribute

This live Michael Jackson Tribute concert is coming to the Sanford Center in Bemidji at 7:30 p.m. on June 6.  This show features many of Jackson's original creative team. Click here for tickets and more information.  


June 7    Meet the Artists Open House at the Blank Canvas Gallery and Education Center

Come to the Blank Canvas Gallery on Main Street in Park Rapids for the BCG Opening Reception from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and meet feature member artist Bickey Bender, a well-known Park Rapids area artist.  Guest artists for the month include visual artists Raymond Watenhofer and Joanne Knoblick, potter Peter Jadoonathm jewelry artists Lily Winter and Nediha Kolakovic, and photographer Steve Maanum. BCG Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm through Labor Day. Visit for upcoming events this summer. 


June 7    Artist John Lembi Opens at the Bemidji Community Art Center

The Bemidji Community Arts Center at 426 Bemidji Avenue is pleased to present artist John Lembi's exhibit "Child's Play," an exhibition of oil paintings, watercolors, and sculpture. Attend the opening reception from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. with an artist's talk at 6:00 p.m. Visit the Bemidji Community Art Center website at for more information on this and other exhibits around town.


June 7- July 27  BCAC Scale Model Floor Plan and New Name Showing 

The Bemidji Community Art Center invites you to drop in at the art center between June 7th and July 27th to see the architects rendering, scale model and floor plan for the future art center.  In addition, information about the new name will be  revealed in the X2 Gallery display.  Art Center hours: Tuesday to Friday - 12 noon to 5pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.  Closed Sunday and Monday.


June 7    Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse presents "The People of Viet Nam,"photographs by Carol Hoyem  

This exhibit showcases scenes of people engaged in activities of a typical day in their lives in modern day Viet Nam. Come for the opening reception on First Friday 3:00-5:00 pm.  This month's new menu will celebrate the arrival of spring, with a wine and beer list to match.  See the menu at 523 Minnesota Avenue, downtown Bemidji.    444-JAVA.


June 7     Ravenrock Gallery Presents Local Award Winning Artists

Come enjoy the work of local artists Dee Najjar, Gayle Highberg, Pat Shough, Judy Selby, Doug Zuehlsdorff, Barbara Jolly, Terry Honstead, and Kathy Gustafson, all award recipients from the Artists of MN Spring Show 2013 and the 46th Annual Hawley Art Show.  Opening reception from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Ravenrock Gallery is located across from Bemidji Chrysler on Paul Bunyan Avenue. Refreshments served.  


June 7     Gallery North and Bemidji Public Library

Gallery North is pleased to host Kay Schuver as their June Showcase Artist featuring his oil paintings and woodcarvings. Meet the Artist Reception runs from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and features Kay and First Friday Featured Artists Monie Martin and Patty Lovegreen. The Bemidji Public Library presents artist Gayle Highberg and her exhibit "Trying it All." Meet the Artist from 3:00-5:00 p.m.


legacysmall June 8     Artist Talk with Visiting Artist Brad Kahlhamer at the Nemeth Art Center

The Nemeth Art Center is excited to launch this year's visiting artist series with Brad Kahlhamer.  Brad will be in Park Rapids June 6-9, culminating in a visit and artist talk on June 8 at 4:00 p.m. at the Art Center in Park Rapids.  For more information on Brad's work, visit and


June 8    Rail River Folk School Presents the 3rd Annual Lot 6 Art Fair

Enjoy the work of many local artists on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at City Lot 6 on the corner of Irvine Avenue and 4th Street NW in Bemidji.


R2AC Color Logo June 9    Lake Bemidji State Park Concert Series presents Dancing Light

Come to the Amphitheatre at Lake Bemidji State Park, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. to enjoy this free, open-air concert.  


June 12     Summer Recital Series presents the Handbell Choir

Come listen to the Handbell Choir, under the direction of Judy Emery, at the Evangelical Free Church 115 Carr Lake Road, SW, Bemidji.  Noon-12:30 p.m.


R2AC Color Logo June 16     Lake Bemidji State Park Concert Series presents Tony and Doyle Turner

Come to the Amphitheatre at Lake Bemidji State Park, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. to enjoy this free, open-air concert.


legacysmall June 17-22  Bemidji Library Book Festival 2013

See a full schedule of Book Festival Events at From Monday through Saturday there's an exciting line-up of literary events that are free to the public.  Don't miss out!  


June 19 Summer Recital Series presents Pianist Andrea Hood

Noon-12:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1555 Paul Bunyan Drive NW in Bemidji.


Legacy Logo June 19 - 23 & 26- 29    Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents "Dancing at Lughnasa"

Head over to the Historic Chief Theater this summer. Box Office phone: 218-751-7170; order tickets online


June 19 - June 30    MN Folklore Theater Presents "Guys on Ice- Hansen's Grill"

"The big boxes have come to Bemidji, MN and Hansen's Grill is close to closing its doors... but Barb has a passion for fishing and has a hobby on the side making lures that may turn the tide for this mom and pop small town restaurant."  Wed/Sun Matinees at 3:00 p.m., Th/Fri/Sat Evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Walker Bay Theater, 100 Highland Ave. 



legacysmall June 21    One Voice Mixed Chorus Presents "Minnesota Voices!"

Celebrating all things Minnesota from the State Fair and lumberjacks to music on a stick! Minnesota's GLBTA Chorus, One Voice Mixed Chorus, will raise their voices in song at 7:30 p.m. in the Thompson Recital Hall at Bemidji State University. Tickets are $10/ Adults, $5/ Seniors and Students and can be purchased at Harmony Natural Foods Coop, 302 Irvine Ave. NW in Bemidji.


legacysmall June 21    Spoken Word Soiree honoring Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen and Bemidji Library Book Festival Writers

Mark your calendars and come to the Bemidji Community Art Center from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. to meet the Minnesota Poet Laureate, chat with writers from the Book Festival, see the painting exhibit, meet the artist, and enjoy wine, soft drinks and an array of delicious appetizers. Enjoy meeting these literary and visual artists!


legacysmall June 22    Poetry Reading with Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen

Starting at 5:30 p.m., Joyce will read from her work at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts at 519 Minnesota Avenue in Bemidji. Look under "Workshops" for more information on Joyce Sutphen's poetry writing workshop. Sponsored by the Bemidji Community Art Center.


June 23    Lake Bemidji State Park Concert Series presents Shyanne Kaml

Come to the Amphitheatre at Lake Bemidji State Park, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. to enjoy this free, open-air concert.


legacysmall June 29    Indigenous Arts Festival  Sponsored by Rail River Folk School in Bemidji

Stay tuned for more information regarding the Indigenous Arts Festival
 taking place on the grounds of the Rail River Folk School.  Indigenous Artists should see "Opportunities" for more information on being a vendor or presenter at the festival.


Ongoing through June      Nemeth Art Center Presents Matthew Bakkom

In the early 20th Century, botanist Ned Huff documented his research trips to Northern Minnesota in black and white photographs.  These images, which were taken only a few miles from the current site of the NAC at Itasca State Park, have been rediscovered by artist Matthew Bakkom.  In the form of large scale ink on canvas Bakkom brings these images into the 21st Century.


Ongoing through June      The Neilson Place Art Committee presents Beverly Joslyn

Originally from Cass Lake, Joslyn is a self-taught, wildlife artist who now resides in Walker, MN.  Neilson Place is located on the Sanford Woods Edge campus 1000 Anne Street NW.   For hours or more information call 751-0220, ext #1.


Ongoing through June     "The Way We Worked" and "If These Bricks Could Talk" at the Depot in Baudette

"The Way We Worked" - a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution is currently at the Baudette Depot. This exhibit is presented by the Smithsonian's "Museum on Main Street" in collaboration with the Minnesota Humanities Council.  More information on this exhibit may be found at:


Ongoing      "If These Bricks Could Talk" at the Baudette Depot

This permanent exhibit takes a look at the travelers who left their signatures inscribed on the soft yellow trackside depot bricks as well as others who have "left their marks" - locals, Great Depression travelers, Dust Bowl refugees, orphan train riders, hobos, and more.  Created by Venture Exhibits of Duluth, MN.  Depot Hours of operation during the Smithsonian exhibit will be: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Sundays: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


July 13    Bagley Art in the Park at Bagley City Park

Come to Bagley Art in the Park from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to enjoy hand crafted art products from up to 40 vendors. Sonny Johnson, singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Bemidji will be performing from noon until 2:30. Activities for children available.  Food by non-profit organizations will be available.   Bagley Art in the Park is the place to be for a day of fun-filled activities on July 13th!





June 1 - July 27    Bemidji Global Grooves - Guinea 2013

BSU is sponsoring a new Saturday summer workshop series featuring the music of the West African country of Guinea. BSU faculty members Dr. Janice Haworth (Music) and Dr. Janet Moen (Sociology) present this series over four Saturday morning sessions from 9am to noon at the Recital Hall in Bangsberg Hall on the BSU campus.

Stories and videos of musical examples from that region, as well as hands-on opportunities to play the drums are part of this musical experience. May 6 Early Bird Deadline:General Audience (age 10 and up): $85 for all or $25 each. Seniors (65 and up): $60 for all or $18 each.After: General Audience: $100 for all or $29 each. Seniors (65 and up): $75 for all or $22 each. Youth 10-14 years old must have parental supervision.  Registration available on-line at


June 5-7 and 10-14    Birch Bark and Spruce Root Basket-Making with Dewey Goodwin
Learn to gather birch bark without harming the tree, how to make traditional tools and create a basket using only natural fibers.  9 am to noon at Duane's home studio.  This workshop is funded by a grant from the First People's Fund. Students will only need to cover the cost of their travel and supplies. Contact Duane "Dewey" Goodwin if you are interested at or 218-444-0247 for an interview. Only six participants will be accepted into the workshop.


legacysmall June 5    Minnesota Historical Cultural Heritage Grants Workshop at Beltrami County History Center 

The Minnesota Historical Society staff will hold a free grant writing workshop at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave. SW, Bemidji on Wednesday, June 5, from 9:00am-noon.  Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. The amendment supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including Minnesota history and cultural heritage.  No registration is required for this workshop.


R2AC Color Logo June 10-June 21    BCT Jr: Bemidji Community Theater Camp

Sign your kids up now to join BCT Program Director Mary Knox-Johnson, Music Instructor Karen Bradley, Theater Instructor Amanda Rose Mix, Dance Instructor Krista Grover, and BCT President Ernie Rall for Theater Camp in Bemidji.  Weekdays 1:00-4:00. June 21 performance from 2:00-3:00 with reception to follow. Call 218-755-8942 for registration information.


June 15    Deadline to Register for Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference at BSU

From July 14-19, join other writers at Bemidji State University for a week of literary activity at the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference. Esteemed Conference Faculty selected for their writing accomplishments and their success in teaching will lead workshops in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and literary translation.  Of special note is the 20% conference discount for registrants of the literary translation workshop. For more information on conference faculty, schedule, and registration, visit 


legacysmall June 22    Poetry Workshop with Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen

From 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Joyce Sutphen will present a free poetry workshop in the Library Front Room at 509 America Avenue. Sponsored by the Bemidji Community Art Center. Contact the BCAC at 444-7570 to register. 

July 1-4, 8-12, 15-19 Advanced Stone Sculpture with Dewey Goodwin
In this extensive two-week course students will research a subject, create drawings and a model for a sculpture from that subject, learn about geology and choosing rock and advanced carving techniques. Students would have the opportunity to increase the scale, moving from a 5lb. rock to a 25-50lb. rock. Introduction to hand chisels and pneumatic tools and larger electric grinders. Must have previous experience carving wood and/or stone. 9 am - noon, at Duane's home studio.  This workshop is funded by a grant from the First People's Fund. Students will only need to cover the cost of their travel and supplies. Contact Duane "Dewey" Goodwin if you are interested at or 218-444-0247 for an interview. Only six participants will be accepted into the workshop.


Ongoing Mondays     Norda Gonvick meets for Rosemaling

Come to the Good Shepherd Church in Clearbrook for Rosemaling at 9:30 every Monday except holidays.  Free lessons in Rogland-style rosemaling,  Pay $1.00 toward rent for the use of the building and 25 cents towards coffee.  Bring your own sandwich and something to share with coffee.  Will share paints and brushes for new participants to give rosemaling a try before purchasing materials and supplies.  






June 7   Application Deadline for MSAB Arts Access Grant

Arts Access grants ranging from $5,000-$100,000. The Arts Access grant program is designed to help arts organizations broaden arts opportunities for underserved groups. Grants can be used to identify underserved groups or communities, identify the barriers that keep them from engaging in the arts, and develop and implement strategies to reduce or eliminate the barriers. Specific grant requirements are given in the FY 2014 Arts Access Program Overview and Application Instructions, available on the Arts Board web site.  

To ask a question about using WebGrants, send an e-mail to Please note that applications must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. on June 7th.


June 7     Deadline for Proposals: Artists' call for library art installation

The Park Rapids Area Library has been awarded a grant to commission an artwork for the city's public library. The intent is to provide an art installation that celebrates the library, its mission and its relationship to the community. The library has three areas where an installation could work: an exterior wall, garden and interior wall space. A wide range of proposals is invited, including but not limited to sculpture, relief, tapestry, paintings or mobiles. Deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, June 7.  For a copy of the Request for Proposals, please contact Jodi Schultz, branch manager, at 218-732-4966 or by e-mail at


June 14   Exhibitor Deadline for Bagley Art in the Park

Look ahead to the heart of the summer and apply to exhibit at Bagley Art in the Park, taking place on Saturday July 13 in the Bagley City Park from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exhibitor fee: $30.00 per booth. Last year 40 vendors displayed and sold hand-crafted art products.  Interested in exhibiting? Send $30 registration fee, photo of each art category being displayed, SASE, signed application form (call 218 209-6050 or 218 766-2261 for more info), and tax ID number. Mail to Bagley Art in the Park, 15020 340th St. Bagley, MN 56621. Acceptance letters mailed by June 17, 2013.


legacysmall June 15     Application Deadline Indigenous Arts Festival at Rail River Folk School

Indigenous artists are invited to be vendors and demonstrators at this summer's Indigenous Arts Festival at Rail River Folk School. This community event will be an opportunity to invite the public to see the traditional crafts and skills that highlight Anishinabe traditional arts. This festival will honor the knowledge and wisdom and provide a means of featuring this sustainable and artful way of living. Contact for an application and more information.


June 19    Deadline for Proposals: Artists' Call for Library Art Installation

The Brainerd Public Library is requesting artist proposals for lighting and hanging panels.  For more information please view the RFP here


legacysmall June 20     Area Author Showcase

The Bemidji Library Book Festival is hosting an Area Author Showcase on Thursday June 20th from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at the Calvary Chapel, next door to the Bemidji Public library. Area authors are invited to display, discuss and sell their books and publications. A table and two chairs will be provided at no charge for each author. For more information or to register, contact the library at 218 751-3963 or . All book festival events are open to the public.


June 21    Deadline for Submission to Ken K. Thompson's Diamond Design Contest

Entrants are asked to submit designs for a diamond display on the grounds of the new location of Ken K. Thompson Jewelry at 1080 Paul Bunyan Drive NW in Bemidji. Grand Prize for winning submission is a $1000 shopping spree at Ken K. Thompson Jewelry. Entry designs should use materials and/or be reflective of the Northwoods essence of the Bemidji Area. Measurement of diamond is 32" wide and 26" tall. For more information, full guidelines, and contest rules contact or visit



legacysmall June 21   Deadline for Finishing and Completion Funds in Film

Minnesota Film and TV is currently accepting proposals from Minnesota filmmakers seeking finishing or completion funds for new feature-length narrative films and long-form documentary projects that align with Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund priorities.

With $240,000 available, selected recipients will be reimbursed for 50% of eligible post production costs up to $80,000. Projects must have a completed rough cut or rough assembly at the time of application. Application deadline is June 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. A "How to Apply" Seminar will be held at MN Film and TV on June 4, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. The complete Request for Proposals, application and guidelines are available at Questions may be directed via email to


June 28 and July 26     Deadlines for the MSAB Artist Initiative Program

Applications for grants in Performing Arts (music, dance, theater) are due by June 28th; Visual Arts applications (media arts, photography, visual arts) are due by July 26th. Past grantees from Region 2 have included: Crystal Gibbins and LouAnn Shepard Muhm, 2012 grantees; Susan Hauser and Sean Hill, 2011 grantees; Vivienne Morgan and Jon Romer, 2010 grantees. 


Ongoing     McKnight Artist Fellowships

McKnight contributes nearly $1.7 million per year to individual artists through the 10 fellowship programs. The Foundation delegates management of the fellowships to arts organizations that tailor programs to the unique challenges of different creative disciplines. Interested artists should contact the appropriate administering organization for further information about potential funding. For more links and further information, go to Administering organizations include

Ceramic Artists: Northern Clay Center, 612-339-8007

Choreographers: Northrop Concerts and Lectures, 612-624-4473

Composers: American Composers Forum, 651-228-1407

Dancers: Northrop Concerts and Lectures, 612-624-4473

Media Artists: IFP Minnesota, 651-644-1912

Musicians: MacPhail Center for Music, 612-767-5586

Playwrights: The Playwrights' Center, 612-332-7481

Theater Artists: The Playwrights' Center, 612-332-7481

Visual Artists: Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 612-874-3667

Writers: The Loft, 612-215-2575


Ongoing    Writers Groups in the Bemidji Area

The Bemidji Community Art Center (BCAC) and area writers host 4 monthly Writers Groups in different genres. The groups are free with no attendance obligations.   Current groups established: novel, poetry, children's books, mixed genre. If you are interested in exploring, participating or starting your own group, contact the BCAC at 444-7570.




Congratulations to Region 2 Arts Council Mahnomen County Board Member and Author, Mark Anthony Rolo, winner of the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award in the category Memoir Creative Non-Fiction for My Mother is Now Earth, Borealis Books Minnesota Historical Society Press.


Congratulations to Beltrami County Author Jeanette Lukowski on the publication of her new memoir Heart Scars, coming out with North Star Press of St. Cloud this June.

The Northern Arts Newsletter editor reserves the right to edit or rewrite submissions for grammar, style and clarity or to conform to restrictions of space. R2AC reserves the right to determine the newsworthiness and appropriateness of any submission.  Thank you for your submissions! 
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