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Cathy Sutton: Fusing Organic Shapes in Metal and Glass | Manitoba Shorts

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Learn about artist Cathy Sutton, whose work strongly reflects the nature that surrounds her home on Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, in this video from Prairie Public's Manitoba Shorts series. Her one-of-a-kind pieces of silver, gold and copper, and her handmade glass beads are sought after by collectors of fine art jewelry.

Herd About the Prairie: A Visual Art Stampede | Gogh Bison

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Local artist, Geri Burkhart Weiner talks about bison figure she decorated for the Herd About the Prairie project. She used Van Gogh's "Stary Night" piece for painting the nightime landscape.

Herd About the Prairie: A Visual Art Stampede | Cheney Middle School

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Many schools participated in Herd About the Prairie project by making four full-size bison, seven calves and fifteen tabletops. Cheney Middle School came with the idea of decorating the bison in jigsaw puzzles.

Herd About the Prairie: A Visual Art Stampede | West to Dakota

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Artist Jan Johansen named her bison figure "West to Dakota" to recognize people who came to North Dakota in the late 1880s. Her project based on a story of her own family.

Joe Van Cleave: Chainsaw Artist | Prairie Mosaic Shorts

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Chainsaw sculpture was a natural progression for Joe Van Cleave. Growing up in rural Minnesota he always appreciated nature and looked for creative outlets, so when Joe's dad started experimenting with chainsaw carving he decided to give it a try, too. Today, his work is constantly evolving as he works to improve with every new challenge. Learn more in this Prairie Mosaic Short. 

Fred Cogelow: Wood Sculptor | Prairie Mosaic Shorts

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Fred Cogelow's success comes from being a self-described contrarian. With wood as his medium, the Willmar, Minnesota native blends patience, skill, and humor to create his award-winning sculptures. Learn more in this profile from Prairie Mosaic Shorts. 

Minnesota Legacy Short | Lloyd Wiese: Woodworker

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Lloyd Wiese has been crafting a wide variety of cedar and steamer trunks, keepsake and special moments boxes for many years. For Wiese, there is character in the wood and a natural personality that he tries to reveal in each piece he crafts.

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.

Herd About the Prairie: A Visual Art Stampede | Beach Buff

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Beach Buff is the very first bison created by Hans Gilsdorf within Herd About the Prairie project. He got everything: rubber duck, beach towel, flippers and and goggles.

Herd About the Prairie: A Visual Art Stampede | Buffalo Path

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Monte Yellow Bird talks about bison sculpture he created for Herd About the Prairie project. It is named Buffalo Path, the gathering. To Native American people, Buffalo is the very significant part of their culture.

Herd About the Prairie: A Visual Art Stampede | Calling the Idea

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Bison sculptures created within the Herd About the Prairie project were presented to the public in collaboration with the Fargo Marathon. The original bison statue was created by Joe Halko, a Montana artist.

Herd About the Prairie: A Visual Art Stampede | Diversity

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Church artist Kim Jore named the bison she decorated "Diversity". She took the American Indian, who is overlooking the plains Badlands area at different races of people.

Minnesota Legacy Short | Carl Zachmann: Machine Artist

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Carl Zachmann's interest in the Industrial Revolution began at an early age when he became fascinated by the workings of steam engines, and stayed with him through his academic career studying anthropology and archaeology. But it wasn't until he decided to postpone his PhD studies to pursue his interest in art that it all came together.

Minnesota Legacy Short | Jeffrey Zachmann: Kinetic Sculptor

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Sculptor Jeffrey Zachmann gained national recognition when he transformed the path of his artistic career art from functional potter to metal and motion.

Kim Brewster: Ice Carving

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Transforming a 300 pound block of ice into a work of art is quite an accomplishment, but Culinary Arts Instructor Kim Brewster loves his work. He uses a chainsaw and various chisels to carve ice into spectacular sculptures for his customers' special events.

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