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Old to New: Remodel, Restore, Revitalize | Arnegard

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Learn about the work of one former resident of Arnegard who returned home and overcame attitudes of some local naysayers to rehab the town’s 25,000-square-foot closed school, and reopen it as the "Old School Bed and Breakfast."

For decades, “downtown” was the hub of the economic and social lives of rural residents across North Dakota. But today, these same downtowns are struggling to maintain their vitality. Seeking to reverse years of decline, visionaries are taking steps to revitalize their communities by rehabilitating old buildings and putting them to new uses, helping small towns preserve their identity and quality of life. Old To New: Remodel, Restore, Revitalize showcases some of the new ideas being implemented today and their implications for community leaders. As one rehab leader said, “Nothing’s ever going to be 200 years old, if you don’t let it get to be 100 years old.”

Buck Paulson: "Painting With Paulson"

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For over 30 years, artist Buck Paulson has been teaching people to paint through his public television series "Painting With Paulson." Now a Californian, Buck tells us about his painting philosophy and his local roots in Pelican Rapids, MN.

FM Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert: Danzas Cubanas

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Featuring many different members of the percussion family, Danzas Cubanas is actually a collection of three Latin American dances: the conga, the salsa, and the mambo.

Painting Concepts with Buck Paulson: Advanced Color and Composition

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Buck Paulson shows the technique with composition and color and how he uses the colorwheel to complement his painting.

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 | 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.

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.

Old to New: Remodel, Restore, Revitalize | Bowman

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To help the community of Bowman survive, keep business at home, and provide jobs, the town has morphed a grocery store into the library and a lumberyard into a museum.

For decades, “downtown” was the hub of the economic and social lives of rural residents across North Dakota. But today, these same downtowns are struggling to maintain their vitality. Seeking to reverse years of decline, visionaries are taking steps to revitalize their communities by rehabilitating old buildings and putting them to new uses, helping small towns preserve their identity and quality of life. Old To New: Remodel, Restore, Revitalize showcases some of the new ideas being implemented today and their implications for community leaders. As one rehab leader said, “Nothing’s ever going to be 200 years old, if you don’t let it get to be 100 years old.”

Richard Bresnahan: The Taste of the Clay | Bresnahan Home

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Natural materials and simplicity of traditional Japanese forms are used in the design and decor of the Bresnahan home, as seen in this video tour.

The Role of the Arts

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The North Dakota Council on the Arts is a wonderful organization that provides funding to various arts groups and artists throughout the state. The story examines how arts impact areas such as quality of life, economic development and well being in a community. Come along now as we travel to Wahpeton, New Town, Watford City, Langdon and Jamestown to see the impact the organization is having on our state.

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