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Minnesota Legacy Short | Paul Olson: Sculptor

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Learn about Minneapolis sculptor Paul Olson who started out in life never intending to be an artist of any kind. But once he found his passion, sculpting became a way of life. Paul regularly makes and sells installations to Twin Cities businesses. The Concordia College of Moorhead graduate let us follow his process and find out what drives him.

Richard Bresnahan: The Taste of the Clay | The Apprenticeship in Japan

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Richard Bresnahan, Master Potter, talks about his pottery apprenticeship in Japan. He explains "tsuchi-aji," which means "the taste of the clay." It is metaphor for a spiritual element of Japanese pottery making.

Richard Bresnahan: The Taste of the Clay | Sustainability and Community Involvement

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Learn how a sense of community emerges during a firing of the massive Johanna kiln.

Chillers

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Explore the production of the cult classic movie, "Chillers".

Introduction | In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

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Explore the creation of Kermit the Frog and the highlights of Muppet creator Jim Henson’s life and career in this video from In Their Own Words: Jim Henson. Henson's determination to be more than a children’s entertainer led to his foray into moviemaking and the enduring characters he created. The blockbuster premiere of “The Muppet Show” in 1976 brought Henson's dream of prime time Muppet success, a dream that began in the early years of television.

The Artistry of Robin Hammer

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Explore the creativity and artistry of painter and sculptor Robin Hammer.

Peter Wood l Metal Sculptor

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Explore the creative processes, skills, and tools used by metal sculptor Peter Wood.

The Artistry of Dutch and Hammer

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Learn how Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer collaborate to design artwork which includes painting, sculpting, woodwork, and stained glass techniques.

The Artistry of Chris Dutch

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Learn how Chris Dutch combines a variety of materials and processes to create exciting pieces of visual art.

A Photographer’s View of Iceland | Drangey Island, Godafoss, Myvatn, and Askja

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The stories of an Icelandic saga’s hero, the “Waterfall of the Gods,” thermal waters and mud pools, and the eruption of a volcano’s effect on immigration. Travel to Iceland, where the beautiful landscape and friendly people have inspired countless artists, including Wayne Gudmundson, to capture the sights and explore its volcanic majesty.

Indian Pride | Tribal Relations | Part 5

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A traditional bird singer from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community of Arizona, Jonah Ray, sings a song about the sun.

Barrios de Puerto Rico: Barrio Espinar de Aguada

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Breve historia del Barrio Espinar de Aguada, desde la época de la colonizacion hasta el presente. La devoción religiosa de sus pobladores, asi como el nombre del Barrio, son recuerdos de sus antecedentes históricos.

Brief history of the Barrio (neighborhood) Espinar de Aguada since the colonization until the present.  The religious devotion of its people and the name of the neighborhood are testaments of its historical roots.

 

Steamboat Jimmy

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Learn about James Rumsey, the first man to invent the steam powered boat, and the challenges he faced when he demonstrated it for a crowd of people.

Navajo Rug | History Detectives

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THE DETECTIVE: Eduardo Pagán.

THE PLACE: Crownpoint, New Mexico.

THE CASE: History Detectives investigates the mystery behind an unusual Navajo rug. We meet with a Navajo medicine man and a traditional Navajo weaver, and then travel to Crownpoint, New Mexico, long considered the center of Navajo weaving to discover if a weaver violated a taboo to create this rug. Finally, History Detectives visits a textile historian to find out who may have been behind this controversial design.

Philosophy in the Desert: Idioms | Wild Nevada

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In this video, Wild Nevada explores a dirt road lined with rocks engraved with grass roots philosophy.

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