Local Productions

Prairie Mosaic

Monday January 20 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.

Monday January 27 at 9:00 pm

NEW EDITION On this edition, we’ll 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 Minnesota musician Elisa Korenne, and listen to some smooth jazz music from Grafton musicians Sneaky Wild Oats.

Monday February 3 at 9:00 pm

Visit the Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village in Thief River Falls MN–a museum where only kids get to ring the bells, journey to an emigration museum in Iceland to view the photographs collect by Nelson Gerard of Riverton MB, enjoy the music of the Eighth Street String Quartet, and see the work of Rodney Haug, one of only a handful of kaleidoscope artists in the U.S.

Monday February 10 at 9:00 pm

Head up north to visit a hockey town that’s becoming a mecca for dancers, ask the question is big always better, hear a blend of bluegrass, pop and jazz from a unique family band, and look inside the archives of Clay County where the early history of the prairie was captured by two pioneering photographers.

Monday February 17 at 9:00 pm

Hear the debate about Alexandria’s controversial Kensington Runestone–artifact of Viking explorers or clever fraud? Then we’ll head up north to Rosseau to visit a resourceful community and to see how snowmobiles are made. Ask the question–do people want to eat food grown by people they know, and drop in on a concert that encourages students to learn about and appreciate symphonic music.

Monday February 24 at 9:00 pm

NEW EDITION On this edition, we’ll 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 Minnesota musician Elisa Korenne, and listen to some smooth jazz music from Grafton musicians Sneaky Wild Oats.

Coming in March

NEW EDITION Learn about the Japanese influenced work of master potter Richard Bresnahan, of Collegeville, tour Artists On Main, a fine arts gallery in Rosseau MN filled with the work of local artists, relive a 1950s moment with musician Elisa Korenne’s history song about the Hormel Girls, visit the little known treasures at Icelandic State Park near Park River, ND and enjoy the talents of Minneapolis singer/songwriter Keri Noble.

Coming in April

NEW EDITION Enjoy a unique view of the world through the eyes of Osage, MN artist Boyd Sharp, learn about the little known period of steamboat trade on the Red River of the North from musician Elisa Korenne, explore the rugged art of chainsaw artist Joe Van Cleave of Roseau, MN, marvel at the tiny works of quilted clay from artist Jennifer Patterson of Alverado, MN and enjoy a rousing performance from the Northern Lights Gospel Quartet of Otter Tail county, MN.

Encores On Demand

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In 2008, Minnesota voters passed a landmark piece of legislation — the Minnesota Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment — which provided funding to public television stations serving audiences in Minnesota. Its mission is to help preserve and document the treasures of culture, history, and heritage that make Minnesota special, and to increase access to the natural and cultural resources we all share. Click here for more information.

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