Prairie Public

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.

Prairie Churches | Immigrant Church Artist

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Berthold von Imhoff graced more than 90 churches with his art, but St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Reading, Pennsylvania, may be his finest work. The prairie is dotted with unique and picturesque churches, many of which are in danger of being lost forever. Prairie Public’s documentary Prairie Churches preserves images of this priceless heritage and tells the story of Count Berthold von Imhoff, a painter whose artwork lends a unique beauty to 18 churches. Often the first community structure built, these landmarks represent the dreams of settlers who sought to forge future for their families. Prairie Churches explores the role churches played in sustaining the history and culture of the vanishing rural landscape. 

Indian Pride, Economic Development: Part 4

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The Rawhide Singers from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana offer a traditional song on drums. Singers include Paul Wendy Old Chief, Kenneth Old Person, Earl Old Person, and Victor Sure Chief. They are followed by Joe Garcia, a member of the San Juan Pueblo of New Mexico and president of the National Congress of American Indians. 

Musical Concepts - Conductor

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Jane Linde Capistran, associate conductor of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, explains the duties of the orchestra’s conductor, including choosing musical selections and leading the orchestra in the style and tempo she desires. She uses a baton in her right hand and gestures with her left hand to communicate messages to individual musicians, sections, or the entire orchestra.

FM Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert: Introduction to the Conductor

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The most important job of the conductor is to keep a beat for the orchestra to follow. Jane Linde Captistran teaches the students in the audience how to conduct a three-count beat pattern and invites them to conduct Brahms’ Lullaby along with her.

Painting Concepts with Buck Paulson: Making Use of Nature | Painting Concepts

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Watch artist Buck Paulson's demonstration of how you can use a photograph to plan your next painting in this video from Prairie Public's Painting Concepts series.

Sara Jo Trangsrud: Rhubarb Leaf Pottery | Prairie Mosaic Shorts

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Sara Jo Trangsrud has always loved to play in the dirt. Now, she has taken that love and incorporated it into a style of pottery that reflects her passion for the outdoors and organic shapes. See how she takes an ordinary rhubarb leaf and transforms it into something special in this profile from Prairie Mosaic Shorts. 

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. 

Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota | Flandrau State Park

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One of the most unusual designs build by Civilian Conservation Corps, is at Flandrau State Park, Minnesota.

Artist Hub: Pelican Rapids, MN | Prairie Mosaic Shorts

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When Laura Moe decided to renovate her family home in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, she knew it wasn't going to be a typical remodel. Her vision was to create several art studios within her home. With the help of friends and lots of hard work, aspiring artists now have a comfortable space to create their art. Learn more about the Artist Hub in this profile from Prairie Mosaic Shorts. 

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