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Adding insight and giving you a closer look at Minnesota artists. Art Beat airs weekly and features interviews with artists in Winona and around Southeastern Minnesota. Art Beat examines the independent artist community, studio, art tours & fairs.

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Adding insight and giving you a closer look at Minnesota artists. Art Beat airs weekly and features interviews with artists in Winona and around Southeastern Minnesota. Art Beat examines the independent artist community, studio, art tours & fairs.

    Blooming Underground with Mai'a Williams

    Blooming Underground with Mai'a Williams

    KQAL's Jiovani Bermudez meets with Mai'a Williams to discuss her project, Blooming Underground. Blooming Underground is a centers on their relationship to the Driftless natural landscape, the sacredness of Black and First Nations’ lives and histories in this region and globally, the healing traditions that they learned from their grandmother and elders in rural South Carolina.
    Original airdate: 11/08/22

    • 26 min
    Charlie Parr: Last Of The Better Days Ahead

    Charlie Parr: Last Of The Better Days Ahead

    Many songs have a story to tell. Sometimes this message is clear other times it’s not. Sometimes it would be nice to know what the artist was thinking as they wrote the melodious poetry. On today’s Art Beat we get the opportunity to get a glimpse at the stories behind the works of local artist Charlie Parr with his new book Last of the Better Days Ahead. Charlies’ songs are unique for their gripping and emotional lyrics often accompanied by simple yet elegant strums of a guitar. Join us as we experience the works of Charlie Parr through a written medium on todays Art Beat.
    Original airdate: 10/11/22

    • 36 min
    Theatre du Mississippi presents: Shipwrecked!

    Theatre du Mississippi presents: Shipwrecked!

    Today on Art Beat we talk to some of the production team from Theatre du Mississippi’s production of Shipwrecked! which will play on the Cal Fremling tour boat.

    Original air date: 09/06/22

    Art Beat is written and produced by KQAL FM on the campus of Winona State University and is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

    • 21 min
    iDMAa Weird Media Conference '22: “Winona’s Way” by Margaret Dolinsky

    iDMAa Weird Media Conference '22: “Winona’s Way” by Margaret Dolinsky

    Today on Art Beat, we talk with Margaret Dolinsky and Dave Casey about the art pieces featured at the Marine Art Museum during this year’s Weird Media Conference. Margaret’s project “Winona’s Way” focuses on Winona’s love for nature by portraying her art on canoe’s and then submerging the canoes, and herself into the Mississippi River. Margaret’s previous work is in VR systems that allow you to experience her art in a 3D landscape. I’m Max Ackman, and up next we talk with Margaret about CaveVR and Winona’s Way, today on Art Beat.

    Original Air Date: 07/12/22.
    Art Beat is produced on the campus of Winona State University and is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

    • 15 min
    iDMAa Weird Media Conference '22: Infodemic

    iDMAa Weird Media Conference '22: Infodemic

    Recently the iDMAa held a conference and exhibition here in Winona and we were there check out all the weird digital art being presented. Two of the artists that we spoke with, Jennifer Gradecki and Derek Curry, had a video piece in the exhibition titled: Infodemic. Both artists are also assistant professors at Northeastern University in Boston and their piece Infodemic deals with the way that misinformation spreads through todays social and digital media while gaining traction as truth. How do we discern what is truth and what is fiction in todays world? Well, Jennifer and Derek are here to help us figure that out. And to prompt us to think a little deeper when consuming today’s digital media. I’m Bill Stoneberg with Jennifer Gradecki and Derek Curry at the iDMAa Weird Media conference, today on Art Beat.
    Original Air Date: 07/05/22.
    Art Beat is produced on the campus of Winona State University and is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

    • 23 min
    iDMAa Weird Media Conference '22 with Davin Heckman and Patrick Lichty

    iDMAa Weird Media Conference '22 with Davin Heckman and Patrick Lichty

    Professor's Davin Heckman and Patrick Lichty talk about the iDMAa Weird Media Conference and Exhibition being held on the Winona State University campus.
    Original air date: 06/21/22
    Art Beat is written and produced by KQAL on the campus of Winona State University and is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

    • 31 min

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