Region 2 Arts Council Welcomes Incoming Board of Directors

Kevin Hedstrom, representing Mahnomen County, holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.S. in Education Administration and is currently the School Administrator for the Circle of Life Academy. He has been on the board of the Center for Human Environment and was a member of the National Indian Head Start Directors Association. Kevin is an arts appreciator and enjoys the visual arts.

Natalie Grosfield, representing Beltrami County, is currently the regional office coordinator for Minnesota Public Radio. She is a Paul Bunyan Playhouse board member and a special contributor to the Bemidji Pioneer. Nataliehas a background in music and theater.

Joseph Allen, representing Mahnomen County, is an artist who has studied film and video at Minneapolis Community College. He has taught art through artist residencies and is currently an adjunct professor at White Earth Tribal and Community College. Joseph has won numerous awards for his photography, including a McKnight Photography Fellowship. His work has been in multiple exhibitions, published in books, and is in permanent collections throughout the Midwest. He has also won awards for his Community Leadership from the Blandin Foundation, Intermedia Arts and the First People’s Fund.

Welcome, Everyone!

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