MN artists

MacRostie Arts Center

  The First Friday of each month is exciting in northern  Minnesota... it's when people in communities all around our listening area get out and enjoy the arts!  In this morning show segment, Heidi and John talk with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids about the art happenings in Grand Rapids tonight.   They also talk with artist Krista Matison about her work and path as an artist.  Get out and enjoy the weather and the arts! 

  Minnesota leads the nation in support for artists and the arts.  Sheila Smith is the Executive Director of MN Citizens for the Arts.   She stopped by the KBXE studio to talk about a comprehensive study measuring the economic impact of the arts on Minnesota communities.   She also talked about the impact arts experiences have on our communities that goes beyond economics.   Wondering how your community and region of the state measures up?  Check out the findings of the study at Creativemn.org

http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/

Nathan Bergstedt is the playwright.  Sam Miltich composed the score.  The Ballad of Newton Badger came from a conversation after a production of Shakespeare in the Park a few years ago.  These two artists from Grand Rapids worked together and on their own to present a