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June 11, 2019

The following is a glimpse into the work being done by those who identify as "rural."

June 10, 2019

Its going to be a busy weekend! 

Friday, June 14, 7pm

For the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention and Northern Spark 2019,

The Traveling Museum presents CHATTER.

The Commons, Minneapolis

425 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415

The Traveling Museum will be scre...

August 16, 2017

"...at 101 years old he was in the Terrace Mill Fiddling Contest, about 10 miles up the road...and he won."


Almost exactly one year ago we lead over 100 people from my driveway to the hills of Ordway Prairie. 

The ability to visualize and create My Ocean is a dir...

June 4, 2017

I took a walk in the garden to the overlook. From here the view I would have of the Indian Boarding School through time would be no more close to me in understanding than the physical space that lay between me and it. I dug deeper into other boarding schools and reache...

June 2, 2017

The 2017 Rural Arts and Culture Summit will be screening My Ocean on

Thursday, June 8th, 11am-11:40am in the Student Center Lwr Level. Q & A immediately after!

February 27, 2017

I'm doing research for a new piece. As I find out more about this place my thoughts turn again to diaspora, displacement, transition, assimilation and growth. I've read the integration recommendations and while I know its a rule we can't rewrite DNA strands I also beli...

June 17, 2016

I grew up watching people drive up to the wayside rest overlooking Ordway Prairie. Sometimes I would imagined who they might be and why they stopped. Who are you?

Think of it as part of a weekend road trip and this spot looks like a great place to stop and stretch...

May 11, 2016

Ordway Prairie's sound environment is rich with full throated hisses and purrs, croaks and caws and the ever changing voices of the wind. Long time collaborator and composer, James Everest and I along with local musician friends experiment with sound in the prairie. Wh...

May 9, 2016

Hello and welcome.

With nervous excitement I'm writing to tell you about my current creative adventures. Almost a year ago I returned home. Home is a log cabin in southwest Minnesota just a stone's throw from one of Minnesota's most treasured and beautiful nature preser...

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