By Marci Narum Last summer Janell Finkbeiner wrote a short story that she hopes will someday be published as a children’s book. “It’s about a tugboat and a lighthouse. The tugboat’s light has gone out and it’s afraid of the dark and has to find a way to the lighthouse. […]
Anne Chambers At Home. In Tune. Making History.
by Audrey Wentz | Submitted Photos Drum roll, please… History is being made in the band room at St. Mary’s Central High School. Anne (Jundt) Chambers is the first woman to serve as a high school band director in the Bismarck-Mandan area. She started in August and is right at […]
Healing Through Art
By Jody Kerzman There is something therapeutic about art. No one knows that better than Lydia Richez-Bowman. After a brief career in nursing, Lydia focused on being an artist; she was involved in art organizations in California and North Dakota. In October 2014, her dream came true, when with her […]
Look what She Did: Stacy Lee
Stay-at-home mom of four Stacy Lee never dreamed she’d be running a successful business from her garage. But a quick glance around her Bismarck garage proves it is very much the heart of her business, The Little Things. “I have always loved crafty stuff,” says Stacy. “I started with furniture, […]
LOOK WHAT SHE DID: Isabelle Mihm
17-year old Isabelle Mihm is following her dream to be an artist. Her work has been already featured in juried art shows at Bismarck Art and Galleries Association (BAGA). She also has a following on Instagram, where you will find many sketches and portraits of faces—human and animal. “Faces are […]
Inspired Teen – Naomi Hegwood, Class of 2019
For 47 years, students have been designing posters for the annual Keep North Dakota Clean poster contest, with the hopes of having their poster made into a billboard. But in all those 47 years, there has likely not been a winner as enthusiastic as Naomi Hegwood.
Anti-Bullying Dance Moves Audiences with Powerful Message
By Kylie Blanchard “Dance is a medium that can speak to everyone,” says Joshua Wise, artistic director at Studio X, a dance studio with locations in Minot and Bismarck. And sharing a powerful anti-bullying message through dance is a goal he is accomplishing with the help of the studio’s talented […]
Celebrating 25 Years at Sleepy Hollow
‘Back in the day’ when they had community meetings in Bismarck, it was decided that something needed to be done for the youth. Sleepy Hollow was the result of that conversation and the Junior Service League embraced it as one of their projects. Over the years, sisters Susan Lundberg and […]
Amber Rae Bernhardt, Dakota Stage, LTD.
In the short time Amber Rae Bernhardt has been Executive Director of Dakota Stage, LTD., she has literally jump started the organization by adding comedy, a film series, acting classes and more. Her part time Artistic Director, Brian Brady, recently retired and Bernhardt felt it was time to bring on […]
Linda Christman, Bismarck Arts & Galleries Association
As the Executive Director of Bismarck Arts and Galleries Association (BAGA), Linda Christman is involved in a lot of community fundraising, and she is very good at it. During her almost 15 year tenure, the organization has completed numerous projects and capital campaigns. There are too many to list, but […]