BEMIDJI - Although a new artist for the Bemdiji Sculpture Walk this year, Timothy John (Tim) Stone has had his work featured at all of the area reservations as well as in others across the continental United States. He has his works at seven different Minnesota locations like Itasca State Park and Red Wing Lodge in Leech Lake. Samples of his work are also located in the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center main entrance lobby, just inside the front door of the Palace Casino Hotel in Cass Lake and on a gravestone in a local cemetery.
ABOARD THE AZAMARA QUEST, South China Sea -- It's 8 a.m. Saturday. Leif Karlsson, captain of our stricken cruise ship on its maiden voyage for this route, speaks into the microphone as we drift in the waters south of the Philippines. "Ladies and gentlemen -- and this is for the crew as well -- good morning," he says. "We are slowly getting our power back, the toilets are now working, the showers are on but there is no hot water. "We are not in a traffic lane and far from any land.
For local artist Michael DeWitt, it was love at first sight - first sight of the northland, that is. As an Illinois high school senior on a canoe trip to the Boundary Waters, he was enthralled with the beauty surrounding him. In 1962, he returned to the area and attended Bemidji State College on an athletic work/study scholarship. DeWitt cited his instructors in the art department as having a great influence on his life.