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GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — Pioneer Public Television’s Postcards program will air new original art, culture and history stories on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. The episode will feature student artist Cheyenne Hoggarth at University of Minnesota, Morris, New London-based photographer Gregory Harp and Paul Anderson’s museum-worthy collection of tractors, cars and vintage memorabilia in Alexandria. The program will be rebroadcast on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and on Monday, Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m. The stories will also be available for online viewing through the station’s website: www.pioneer.org/postcards.
Cheyenne Hoggarth is a mixed media artist with many of her creations centering around animals. Her exhibit at Morrison Gallery at the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) featured pastels, ink drawings and tattoo-styled mannequin hands that were inspired by her high school practice of drawing on her friend's hands with a sharpie. She graduated from UMM in 2018.
Photographer Gregory Harp recently collaborated with the Kandiyohi County Historical Society in creating a collection of more than 100 photographs featuring the country churches and mosques of Kandiyohi County. “I never chose to be a photographer,” Harp said. “Photography chose me.”
Paul Anderson started bringing old buildings, cars, tractors and antique signs to his hobby farm near Alexandria more than 35 years ago. His farm draws people from far and wide who like old tractors and cars. “It's great to have people come over and see it all,” Anderson said. “Because if nobody’s looking at it, it just sits there, you know?”
Postcards is produced by Dana Conroy with videography and editing by Kristofor Gieske and Ben Dempcy. The program is made possible by contributions from the voters of Minnesota through a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Production sponsors for the program include Shalom Hill Farm, Explore Alexandria Tourism and the Lake Region Arts Council.
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Established in 1966, Pioneer Public TV is an award-winning, viewer-supported television station dedicated to sharing local stories of the region with the world. For more information visit: www.pioneer.org.