Master printmaker, educator and inventor Dan Welden has traveled the world sharing his non-toxic solarplate printing process.  He recently stopped by the technology, art and design department at Bemidji State University.   

The Creative Spirit Fiber Festival kicks off tomorrow night and continues all day Saturday at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Bemidji.  Fiber artists Lori Forshee-Donnay and Bonnie Lundorff stopped by the studio to tell us all about it.

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Brainerd and Bemidji, MN both have some great opportunities in February for people to experience art, meet other creative folks and express themselves.  Area Voices producer Katie Carter broke it down for us on the morning show.   She told us about the February shows at the Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd, what's happening at the Watermark Art Center, then she tipped us off to some of the exhibits on the First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji.  Click on the link for the full report!

Molly Olson from the Ely Folk School told us about some fantastic opportunities happening this month at the school and she also told us about the Winter Festival that runs from now thru February 11th in Ely.  Slovenian Ravioli, egg writing, rug knotting, beginner carpentry and even a class on tracking animals in the snow are just a few of the options the Ely Folk School has put together this month.  Check out their website for a full calendar.

Katie Marshall, Executive Director of the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids told us all about the arts happenings in the Grand Rapids area on the morning show today.  Vibrant art, cupcakes, fudge, photography by our own Torndado Bob, free kids movies, a student art show and jazz and blues music at the VFW are just a few of the highlights of tonight's First Friday events in Grand Rapids.