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The Artistry of Charly Hamilton

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Examine the career of visual artist Charly Hamilton.  The content coordinates with the video and lesson plan "Zany Human and Animal Portraits in the Style of Charly Hamilton".

Prairie Churches | Count Berthold von Imhoff (Part 1 of 2)

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Learn about a German immigrant artist, Berthold von Imhof, who began in eastern Pennsylvania, then moved to Saskatchewan, his base for work that spread to the Dakotas, Minnesota, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Prairie Churches | Count Berthold von Imhoff (Part 2 of 2)

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Learn about a Roman Catholic, Berthold von Imhoff who painted for churches of many denominations, often donating his work and making each unique. 

Prairie Churches | Buildings are Total Sensory Experiences

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Hear how NDSU Architectural Historian Ronald L. M. Ramsay explains that some prairie churches are lean and spare, some ornate, but all are influenced by their immigrant congregations’ old country traditions. The story of St. Joachim Catholic Church, La Broquerie, Manitoba, illustrates the point.

Prairie Churches | Hope and Prayer

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Learn about the Viking Lutheran Church in Maddock, North Dakota. Dedicated in 1909 it was at that time the largest Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church between the Twin Cities and Seattle.

Richard Bresnahan: The Taste of the Clay | Saint John’s Pottery Program

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Learn about the people and concepts involved in the development of the pottery program, and the unique clay used, at Saint John's University.

Richard Bresnahan: The Taste of the Clay | Glazing and Design Traditions

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This video clip explains how the eco-consciousness and farming roots of Master Potter Richard Bresnahan influence the creation of the glazes and pottery designs he chooses.

Richard Bresnahan: The Taste of the Clay | The Johanna Kiln

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Learn about the unusual naming of the kiln at Saint John's University. The unique and complex kiln used to fire the pottery is named after Sister Johanna Becker, OSB, a guiding force at Saint John's University.

Indian Pride, Health: Part 4

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 The Turtle Mountain Metis Fiddlers perform. The fiddlers are from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota.

Indian Pride, Heroes: Part 4

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JuniKae Randall introduces Quintanya Claw of the Navajo Nation of Arizona who shares songs from a wooden flute.

 

 

Making a Street Artist | Artrageous

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Street Art—you see it everywhere, on buildings, buses, bridges, overpasses, in the alley behind your house. But what divides graffiti and street tags from graphic illustration and mural art?

Indian Pride, Economic Development: Part 5

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Joe Garcia, a member of the San Juan Pueblo of New Mexico and president of the National Congress of American Indians, sings a traditional lullaby. 

Wheeling's Independence Hall

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Examine the history of West Virginia Statehood and the importance of Wheeling's Independence Hall, and learn how this building is being used today.

"The Young Prince" | Iowa State Fair 2016

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State fairs showcase a wide variety of crafts, skills and even art. Take a close look at this metal sculpture created by S. W. Huffman for the Iowa State Fair. What does it look like? What is it made of?

Home Plates

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The Homer Laughlin Company has a long and strong history of making dinnerware.  Trace the ups and downs of the Fiestaware industry in West Virginia.

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