On the Radio

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Tune in to KMSU 89.7 FM Thursday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m. to hear me mumbling and stumbling on the radio. Ronda Redmond, co-host of the excellent radio show, Live From the Arts Center of St. Peter, will ask me questions about my history as a printer, why on Earth I do this, and I’ll even get to play some of my favorite songs that inspire me.

If you can’t catch it live, the show will be archived for two weeks on the KMSU website. Even if you don’t listen to my show, check out other episodes of Live From the Arts Center of St. Peter, it airs every Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

Even if you don’t catch that show, you should be listening to KMSU radio every single day, no other medium in southern Minnesota is doing as much to support local artists and musicians. I can’t ever say enough positive things about that radio station or recommend it too much.

And if you don’t listen to the radio, you should at least check out the host, Ronda Redmond. She has a website, and a recently published book, Said the Old Widow to the New. I just finished her book, and I was hoping to say something nice about it, but this is no mere book of poems. Her poetry is raw, and emotionally honest, and real. I am overcome.

Rock Bend Weekend

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Come catch Tin Can Valley at the Rock Bend Folk Festival this weekend in Minnesota Square Park in St. Peter, Minnesota. The festival is open from noon ’til the early evening Saturday and Sunday. Free live music on two stages. Lots of other artists and food trucks too.

I will have two small printing presses set up, and giving kids and adults the opportunity to get ink on their clothes, and try letterpress printing.

This is kind of exciting because I haven’t set up my tent at an art fair since the summer of 2019! Also, this will be my first time selling art as a vendor at Rock Bend. I’ve been to nearly every festival, and even played on the stage with a band once, but this is my first time as an artist.

More info and the full music schedule at the Rock Bend website.

Minnesota Prairie Roots

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There is a fantastic article about my current exhibit in Montgomery on the Minnesota Prairie Roots site. The writer, Audrey Kletscher Helbling, really did a perfect job of capturing the essence of my work.

Though we have never met, Audrey and I share a common bond of both beginning our careers at the same newspaper, twenty years apart, working under the tutelage of the same publisher, James Deis, the owner of The Gaylord Hub.

I’ve been reading Audrey’s articles for years. Her passion for journalism, and recording the culture of small-town and rural Minnesota is obvious, and comprehensive. She’s been everywhere, documenting the lives of artists, craftspeople, and workers, living in the small towns, and exposing the rich highlights of what otherwise looks to be dying communities.

No other source in any medium has the depth and breadth of coverage of life in south central Minnesota as Minnesota Prairie Roots. Though she humbly refers to it as a blog, Minnesota Prairie Roots rivals the best news publications online or in print, and will be regarded as an important cultural resource for generations.

Print Show!

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I am excited to announce that my first solo art show is happening now at the Arts & Heritage Center of Montgomery. On display is a sort-of career retrospective, demonstrating the history of how I got into printing, posters, prints, and advertising from the last twenty years, and printing equipment from my collection of letterpress equipment.