Piehl documentary to air on Prairie Public Oct. 17
Minot State University, Prairie Public Broadcasting and the North Dakota Council on the Arts hosted the documentary screening of "Walter Piehl: Sweetheart of the RodeoĒ Oct. 11 in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. It is scheduled to run on Prairie Publicís television service Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. (CT).
"Walter Piehl: Sweetheart of the Rodeo" documents how this North Dakota visual artist and MSU art professor combines an expressionistic painting style with visual investigations of many facets of Western Americana. Piehlís acrylic on canvas work is often large in scale and is appreciated across North America as well as in his native state.
Among his many honors and awards is a 2008 Enduring Visions Award for his creativity, connection to community, and impressive body of work presented by the Bush Foundation, a private foundation serving Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Production funding was provided by the North Dakota Council on the Arts and by the members of Prairie Public.