Katie Carter

As gallery director of both the Talley Gallery at Bemidji State University(BSU) and the Harlow-Kleven Gallery inside the Watermark Art Center, Laura Goliaszewski's day job has her steeped in fine art.   In addition to her gallery director responsibilities, Goliaszewski also maintains the permanent art collections at BSU.  In this Area Voices segment she discusses her job, how art elevates the human condition, the current exhibits at both galleries and the similarities between art and science.  Click on the interview to hear all about it!

The Wells family welcomed Evelyn Cordts (Katie Carter's daughter) into the family home for a rare weeknight overnight complete with egg tortillas and salsa verde, vanilla-banana smoothies, tickle fights, bunnies and fun. They all joined Katie Carter and Heidi on The Friday Morning show to share their breakfast stories.

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.   

Tawnee Corning

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! 

Northern Minnesotans know how to thrive in winter.  Ice fishing, snowmobiling,  ice skating, snow-shoeing, cross country skiing, curling and sitting in saunas are just a few ways we blow through the winter blahs. Dan Carlson's hobby blows most people's out of the water.  In fact, Dan Carlson loves being under the water.  He loves scuba diving. During the frigid winter months, he scuba dives the frozen lakes of northern Minnesota.    In this segment of Area Voices, Dan Carlson talks ice diving.