Prairie Public

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.

Indian Pride | Treaties and Sovereignty | Part 3

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Sister Betty Jean of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut tells the story of a Mohegan elder who made a basket as a gift for a relative. On the way, he needs to quench his thirst and asks a farmer for some cider. When the farmer tries to deny the elder some cider by trying to trick him, the elder uses resources around him to teach the farmer a lesson about respecting elders and avoiding violence in conflict resolution.

Musical Concepts - Clarinet

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Leigh Wakefield explains why he so enjoys playing the clarinet. Throughout the clip, he describes why music is like coloring and how mood and feeling can be heard in music.

Filmed in conjunction with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert, several members of the orchestra share their love of their individual instruments through the instrument’s history, musical quality, function in the orchestra, and how it’s played.

Musical Concepts - Viola

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Tim Nelson plays the viola in the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. In this clip, he explains that he chose the viola at a very young age and has been playing it since orchestra was available in his public school. Because the viola is larger than the violin, the strings are longer and the instrument has a deeper and mellower sound, and to demonstrate, Mr. Nelson plays a short piece by Schubert.

Painting Concepts with Buck Paulson: Building a Sky

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Artist Buck Paulson demonstrates how to paint a sky using different values.

Painting Concepts with Buck Paulson: Values

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Buck Paulson talks about Values, the overall intensity or strength of color. He discusses priming and blending.

A Photographer’s View of Iceland | Nyholl and Dettifoss

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Photographer Wayne Gudmundson and his daughter Liv visit their ancestral home and the spectacular falls of Dettifoss and discuss the family’s emigration from Iceland. 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.

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.

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 | 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.

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