Arts & Culture
Me'tis artist Christi Belcourt lives near Manitoulin Island, Ontario. She creates intricate paintings inspired by the traditional beading process and woodland style of beadwork design.
Cathy Quinn & Ann Possis welcomed the Si!vertones (Liz Sivertson on sax & clarinet, John Gruber on guitar & vocals) for fun and music during WTIP's "15 Reasons" membership drive.
Cathy Quinn welcomed Inuit throat singers Nina Segalowitz & Lydia Etok to Studio A Mar. 15 for conversation, laughter, and demos of the traditional Inuit women's art of throat singing. Nina & Lydia were in Grand Marais for Sivertson Gallery's annual Inuit Premiere Weekend. Take a listen--you don't hear this amazing & unusual art form every day.
Filmmaker Emily Haddad on her documentary about the first woman MN Supreme Court justice, "Girl from Birch Creek"-
Filmmaker Emily Haddad joined Ann Possis recently to talk about her latest documentary, "Girl from Birch Creek," the inspiring story of Rosalie Wahl, the first woman to be appointed to the MN Supreme Court. Emily talks about why she came to filmmaking, how she chose to tell Rosalie's story, and why it's important.
Buck & Ann welcomed local favorite Gordon Thorne to Studio A March 1 for conversation, laughter and, of course, incredible blues guitar. Gordon's third annual fingerstyle guitar weekend happens this year April 12 & 13--might want to mark your calendar.
Buck chatted recently with Mike Scholtz about his award-winning documentary, "Wild Bill's Run." Described as 'part Arctic adventure, part crime caper,' it's the strange but true story of Wild Bill Cooper, his attempt to snowmobile to Moscow during the Cold War, and what happened in the aftermath. The film will be shown again in March or April at North House Folk School in Grand Marais.
The 4th Annual Cook County Chili Cook Off was held Saturday, February 23, 2013. Over twenty different types of chili were entered into the competition. WTIP volunteer Sherrie Li
Bob & Buck welcomed local fav Bump Blomberg, on guitar, & Wisconsin musician Chris Silver, on mandolin and resonator, to the show Feb. 15 for great music. They were performing in several spots around the county for President's weekend.
Bob spoke Feb. 15 with Dr. Gwen Westerman, co-author with Bruce White of "Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota." The book, from the MN Historical Society Press, details the history of the Dakota people in their traditional homelands for hundreds of years prior to exile.