Tom Bliese | GSR Fine Art Festival - TF Cast ep.144

Thursday, November 16, 2023

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Tom Bliese | GSR Fine Art Festival - TF Cast ep.144

Festival Co-Director Tom Bliese joins us to discuss all things GSR. We delve into a brief history of the festival and Tom's experiences in the Mankato art scene, dating back to the 70s. Tom sheds light on how festival goers, vendors, organizers, and volunteers collaboratively contribute to making the GSR festival a longstanding positive influence in the Mankato area.
The GSR Fine Art Festival is a juried event for artists, musicians, and authors to present and sell their wares. Open and free to the public, the festival takes place on Nov 25-26th at the Mayo Clinic Event Center in Mankato, MN.

Remembering Tom Bliese | A Tribute to a Creative Soul

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Tom Bliese, Festival Co-Director of the GSR Fine Art Festival, and a recent guest on TF Cast episode 144.

In our conversation with Tom, we explored the rich history of the GSR festival and his deep connections to the Mankato art scene dating back to the 70s. Tom's passion for fostering creativity and community was evident in every word he shared.

The GSR Fine Art Festival, a juried event for artists, musicians, and authors, became a platform for creative expression under Tom's guidance. His impact extended far beyond the festival, reaching the hearts of everyone he encountered.

Tom recently suffered a major stroke, and despite the outpouring of love and support from the community, he has left us. This week, as we reflect on his contributions, we are reminded of the profound influence he had on Mankato and beyond.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Tom's family and the entire community that he touched. As we remember Tom, let's celebrate the legacy of a creative soul who left an indelible mark on the arts and the lives he touched.

Rest in peace, Tom. Your spirit will forever resonate in the vibrant colors of the art you championed and the memories you created.

This episode was originally published on Nov 16th, 2023.

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Each episode we feature an interview with someone from the area who's making an impact on the arts, music, and culture of Southern MN.

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