<p>Making a living as an artist. Millions want to do it but few succeed. One Mancelona artist earns his living making sculpture. But, as IPR’s Brad Aspey tells it, his success was extremely hard won.</p>
<p>How do you paint a poem? That question is being answered by a group of artists in a new exhibit at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey. Mary Ellen Geist stopped by the show to speak with some of the artists. </p>
<p>In "Barn Red," Traverse City filmmaker Rich Brauer drove home a serious point about land stewardship. In his new movie, "Fitful," Brauer just wants to keep moviegoers on the edge of their seats. </p>
<p>The work of Northern Michigan artist Robert Fitzke is decorative, whimsical and warmly-colored. But it wasn't always cheerful times that motivated the artist. IPR's Brad Aspey recently visited Fitzke's studio. </p>
<p>The Interlochen Guitar Festival gets underway this year with a performance featuring a musical instrument you may never have heard of. The inventor of the Chapman Stick and and one of its greatest players will perform. </p> <p> See <a href="
<p>The Interlochen Shakespeare Festival is staging "The Taming of the Shrew" this summer. </p> <p> In this lighthearted production, Shakespeare's battle of the sexes is set in an early 19th-century circus. </p> <p> IPR's Brad Aspey visited a rehearsal. </p>