Resounds: Arts And Culture On The High Plains

Every Second and Fourth Monday At 6:30 PM

Resounds: Arts and Culture on the High Plains features interviews with individuals and organizations creating art in its myriad forms throughout our listening area. Hosts Anna Paige and Corby Skinner bring listeners access to the creators who live in our communities and who tell our stories through their art.

courtesy Danell Jones and Tim Lehman

On this episode of Resounds, Corby and Anna sit down with Billings authors Danell Jones and Tim Lehman to hear about their latest books. 

courtesy Pete Tolton and Stan Parker

The center to any good story is the people in it. A film being produced by Stan Parker and Peter Tolton, focuses on the father-son duo of Jim Markel, Sr., and Jim Markel, Jr., as they travel through Vietnam to re-visit the places Jim Sr. was stationed during the Vietnam War.

As filmmakers, Parker and Tolton believe in the power of story to spread empathy and understanding. By giving audiences the chance to step outside their lives for even a moment, film presents opportunities for fresh perspective, thoughtful reflection, and personal discovery.

Through screenings in the community and the conversation to follow, this film will enrich viewers with a stronger understanding of the veteran experience and encourage dialogue among families and friends. This is strengthening communities with art that matters.


Anna Paige

For nearly thirty years, Billings-based artist Gordon McConnell has created works derived from Western film stills and informed by his sustained study of the history of the American West and its representations in literature, art, film, and photography.

When the West Was Won: Recent Paintings by Gordon McConnell  is a new exhibition at the Northcutt Steele Gallery, on the campus of Montana State University Billings, which runs from September 5 to October 11.


Anna Paige

Creative people are always looking for the right venue to show or produce their work. Aaron Rosen, Sherri Cornett, and Jane Deschner may live in Billings, but their work is seen in galleries across the U.S.


The Yellowstone Art Museum, located on North 27th Street in the heart of downtown Billings, exhibits, interprets, collects, and preserves art, with an emphasis on Montana and surrounding regions, for the enrichment, education, inspiration, and enjoyment of all.  In March 2018, Bryan Knicely replaced longtime YAM director Robyn Peterson, who left in December 2017. Knicely recently served as the executive director of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, in Southwest Indiana. Under his leadership, the museum earned its re-accreditation in 2017. Knicely brought world-class exhibitions from national and international artists to Evansville. 

Resounds: Allen Morris Jones, Russell Rowland

Jun 11, 2018
courtesy Russell Rowland and Allen Morris Jones

Allen Morris Jones and Russell Rowland are contemporary authors with novels deeply entrenched in the rural soul and soil of rural Montana. The authors joined Resounds co-hosts Corby Skinner and Anna Paige in the studio to talk about their newest novels (both murder mysteries) set on the agricultural backroads of Montana.


Resounds: Jon Lodge, Jodi Lightner

May 29, 2018
Anna Paige

Jon Lodge and Jodi Lightner are contemporary Montana artists working in a variety of media in new and unexpected ways. Both Jon and Jodi use art as a language that gives meaning to the fabricated world around them. The artists discuss the creative process, influences, and describe their complex work for our listening audience.


Resounds: Jalan Crossland, Daniel Kosel

May 14, 2018
Anna Paige

On the western high plains, the musical highway is often a dusty country road reverberating with guitar licks and the strum of a banjo.  Jalan Crossland and Daniel Kosel are talented singer/songwriters from small towns that create the big sounds that help define the country music in Montana and Wyoming.

  

Resounds: Upcoming Film Festivals

Apr 23, 2018
Anna Paige

On this episode of Resounds, co-hosts Corby Skinner and Anna Paige look at three different events bringing international films to Montana. First, Melissa Moore, Communication and Administration Manager for Tippet Rise, discusses a Spring film festival at the performing arts center in Fishtail. Following that, Brian Murnion, founder of Montana International Film Festival in Billings, and Beth Ann Kennedy, Artistic/Managing Director of the Bozeman Film Celebration, come together to talk about two inaugural film events launching this year. 


Resounds: MSU Billings Powwow, Marita Growing Thunder

Mar 26, 2018
Anna Paige

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the MSU Billings Powwow, one of the biggest student-led American Indian events in the Northwest. All Montana’s tribal nations, as well as Native American nations from Wyoming, North Dakota, and Canada will take part.

Students, faculty, and staff join together to help put on this event, and Reno Charette, Director of the Native American Achievement Center at MSU Billings, Brennon Chesarek, intern at the Center, and Ashler Bearcrane, MSUB Intertribal Indian Club President joined YPR in the studio to discuss this annual tradition, which takes place this year on April 6th and 7th on the campus of Montana State University Billings.

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