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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.

  • In February 2024, the board of directors at Tinworks Art appointed Jenny Moore as the gallery’s founding director.The board selected Moore after a national search for a director. Previously, Moore was a curator at the New Museum and at the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York City. From 2013-2022 she was director at the contemporary Chinati Foundation Art Museum in Marfa, Texas, where she led the museum through a period of significant growth.
  • Douglas W. Smith, the well-known wolf biologist from Yellowstone National Park, has taken on a new and slightly smaller and less dangerous species for his most recent book. Yellowstone’s Birds: Diversity and Abundance in the World’s First National Park is a beautifully illustrated survey of Yellowstone’s breathtaking bird life, edited by Smith and written by a team of renowned ornithologists and wildlife biologists.
  • Betsy Gaines Quammen is a historian and writer who examines the intersections of extremism, public lands, wildlife, and western communities. She received a PhD in history from Montana State University, with her dissertation focusing on Mormon settlement and public land conflicts. She also holds an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. Betsy is the author of American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God, and Public Lands in the West. Her new book, True West: Myth and Mending on the Far Side of America, was released in October 2023.
  • Bending Towards the Light . . . A Jazz Nativity has its Bozeman premiere on November 30th and December 3rd. The plot is a traditional Christmas story told through the medium of jazz. The show has been performed in New York City and other cities in the US since 1995 and has a lengthy history going back to 1985, with a parade of jazz greats having played the parts of shepherds, angels, and kings.
  • Michele Corriel is the author of Montana Modernists: Shifting Perceptions of Western Art, focused on the modernist art movement in Montana and six artists who came to define the art landscape for generations to come.
  • Jim Dolan, a metal sculptor based in Belgrade, Montana, has spent more than 50 years creating large-scale art. Jim’s art is found around the world, from his 39 steel Bleu Horses in Montana to his 36-foot wingspan Golden Eagle in Osaka, Japan.
  • Megan Karls, based in Great Falls, is a professional violinist and the co-concertmaster of the Great Falls Symphony and the Cascade Quartet. She is the first woman in classical music in Montana to be awarded the Montana Arts Council’s Artist Innovation Award for her video album entitled “Decommissioned: Solo Violin in Cold War Relics,” filmed live in military structures across Montana. In 2022, she debuted her video album of place-based compositions performed in the state's historic mission churches, and she is focused on increasing awareness of Montana composers.Grammy and Emmy nominated composer Philip Aaberg of Helena, Montana, is known worldwide for his compositions that evoke the spaciousness and beauty of the Western landscape. By translating Montana’s farms, ranches, and native cultures into musical concepts, he’s forged a unique keyboard style that paints an audible portrait of his home state.
  • Montana State University English professor Gretchen Minton spent years traveling to every corner of Montana to trace the Big Sky Country’s two-century love affair with William Shakespeare. The result was her book, Shakespeare in Montana: Big Sky Country’s Love Affair with the World’s Most Famous Writer, which was recognized with the 2020 Montana Book of the Year and the 2020 High Plains Book Award.
  • Brad Orsted’s story is a classic American tale of healing and redemption. Emotionally wounded by the loss of a child, he is driven to near madness accompanied by drugs and alcohol. Fortunately, encounters with the wild help him not only recover, but lead him to a new profession as an author and wildlife filmmaker.
  • Chris La Tray is Missoula-based poet and essayist and an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. His first book, One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays from the World at Large, was the Winner of the 2018 Montana Book Award. The book was a finalist for Best Book by Indigenous Writer at the 2019 High Plains Book Award and won for the Best First Book.