Walter Piehl: Sweetheart of the Rodeo documents how this North Dakota visual artist and Minot State University art professor combines an expressionistic style with literal and interpretive investigations of many facets of Western American life. Piehl's 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 Vision 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.
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Length: 26 minutes