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Minnesota Legacy Short | Jessica Pribula: Paper Weaving

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Artist Jessica Pribula has merged her love for fiber arts and her skill as a weaver, with her fine arts education to create a unique medium in which to express her creativity. In her home in rural Polk County in Minnesota, Jessica draws inspiration from the landscape around her.

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.

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.

Indian Pride, Gaming: Part 4

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JuniKae Randall introduces Flamenco guitarist Geron Decker of the San Carlos Apache of Arizona who describes his work and performs several songs.

Herd About the Prairie: A Visual Art Stampede | Flying Diva

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Local artist Rhonda Ness talks about creating the bison figure for the Herd About the Prairie Project. She named her bison "Flying Diva" and she used fiberglass to make wings.

Musical Concepts - Drum Set

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Percussionist Tom Christianson demonstrates the styles of music that can be played on a drum set and explains the components that make up the set, including the different drums and cymbals.

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 - Trumpet

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Tom Strait, a trumpet player with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, explains the basic parts of the trumpet including the valves, mouthpiece, bell, tubing, and the different mutes that trumpet players use. Mr. Strait also introduces the flugel horn and the piccolo trumpet. Students will learn a quick way to make a trumpet at home and a surprising household tool that trumpet players often use when playing jazz music.

Minnesota Legacy Short | Charles Beck: Woodcut Artist

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At 90 years of age, artist Charles Beck is still finding inspiration in the rolling hills, lakes, trees and farmland surrounding his home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Often described as abstract, his woodcuts depict his appreciation for nature and its many colors.

Painting Concepts with Buck Paulson: Attitude

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Artist Buck Paulson explains how a good attitude not only improves your painting skills, but your life.

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. 

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