Arts & Culture
Grand Marais Art Colony events director Carolyn Fritz came into WTIP to discuss their many upcoming classes and events, including the highly anticipated 25th annual Grand Marias Arts Festival.
This weekend in Hovland there’ll be two days of art, music and food.
The eighth annual Woodland Chamber Music Workshop took place the last week in June at Surfside Resort in Tofte, with a record number of people registered for workshops. The event's creator, conductor and cellist Josh Aerie, talked with Dick about chamber music, their philosophy of teaching all levels, and the several concerts open to the public that weekend. You can learn more or register for next year's workshop here.
The MN State Fair just announced new foods for this summer's fair, including Snicker Bar salad, deep-fried ribs, and walleye-stuffed mushrooms. Dennis Larson, the lucky guy who gets to choose the new offerings, chatted with Dick about all things food at the fair. You can see the mouth-watering complete list here. This year's fair runs Aug. 27 through Sept. 7. Photo courtesy MN State Fair.
The next few months will offer lots of events and activites at North House Folk School.
Willie Waldman brought a few friends, Clint Wagner on guitar and Tofte-ite Bill Hansen on dobro, to our Wooden Boat Show broadcast to play great jazz and spin a few yarns. Willie and Clint were just back from a week-long canoe trip in the Boundary Waters. You can learn more about Willie and his music here.
Judy Zugish, a professional nurseryman and basketmaker, combines her two passions as a teacher of basketmaking. She talked with Dick at the Wooden Boat Show live from North House about her craft and the classes she teaches. You can learn more about Judy here.
‘Eleemosynary’ – a production of the Grand Marais Playhouse – is about the relationship of 3 generations of women. WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with Jackson Nicko
Angela Robins, former intern at North House, was back in town to speak at the Wooden Boat Show about Japanese boatbuilding, which she observed and studied along with researcher/boatbuilder Douglas Brooks. She spoke with Dick June 19 at the live remote broadcast of The Roadhouse from the North House campus. Angela currently works with Urban Boatbuilders in St. Paul, and you can learn more about her here.