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Vickie Benson
Vickie Benson
Vickie Benson is Arts program director at The McKnight Foundation. Read her bio and follow her on Twitter @VickieLBenson.

Vickie Benson: Open Road, Open Mind

Artist travel as state strategy for cultural, professional growth Twenty-four years ago, I loaded my car for the trek from Minnesota to Washington, D.C., for a summer fellowship in the music program of the National Endowment for the Arts. It was a summer for the history books, especially arts history. Reverend Donald Wildmon of the […]

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John Caddy is the 2012 McKnight Distinguished Artist

The McKnight Foundation announces poet and naturalist John Caddy as the 2012 McKnight Distinguished Artist. For those not yet familiar with John’s work, he is a well-respected poet and teacher, and has published several celebrated volumes of poetry through Milkweed Editions. Among past accolades, he’s received the Sally Ordway Irving Award for Arts Education (1997), […]

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