Local Productions

Prairie Mosaic

Monday, November 3 at 9:00 pm
Listen to poetry read by Poetry Out Loud competition finalist Reed Wagner of Bismarck High School, learn about the craft of making maple syrup, re-discover Sinclair Lewis’s satirical look at turn-of-the-century prairie life, and enjoy the mellow sounds of The Deb Jenkins Band a blues band who have been together for almost 30 years.

Monday, November 10 at 9:00 pm
Investigate the art of rosemaling with artist Jean Honl, visit The Mill City Museum dedicated to the history of Minnesota’s milling industry, hear the story of the Root Beer Lady by musician Elisa Korenne, and listen to some smooth jazz music from Sneaky Wild Oats.

Monday, November 17 at 900 pm
Learn the story of immigrant homesteader and mail order bride Rachel Calof through the music of Elisa Korenne, visit jewelry artist Shelli Fenske who uses precious stones in her art, enjoy the romantic sounds of gypsy jazz music with Minnesota musicians Clearwater Hot Club, and explore the abstract woodcuts that depict Fergus Falls native Charles Beck’s view of the prairies.

Monday, November 24 at 900 pm
NEW On this edition of Prairie Mosaic, listen to Minnesota musician Elisa Korene’s musical story about one woman’s uncertain identity in the late 1800s, watch North Dakota glass artist John Offat’s process of glass blowing, and enjoy the smooth sounds of local jazz group The Mary Marshall Quintet.

Monday, December 15 at 9:00 pm
Visit the Oliver E. Kelley Farm, a living history farm on the edge of the Twin Cities, follow musician Chuck Suchy to Iceland as an artist in residence, be entertained by a popular bluegrass group Cotton Wood, and visit with Buck Paulson, a nationally syndicated painting instructor with local roots.

Monday, December 22 at 9:00 pm
Hear a traditional story from a world-renowned Dakota/Hidatsa storyteller Mary Louise Defender Wilson, visit the historic Pickwick Mill in Pickwick MN, watch Winnipeg Beach jewelry artist Cathy Sutton as she fuses hard metals into organic shapes, and hear the thought provoking music of singer/songwriter Brenda Weiler.

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