Bemidji High School senior Carl Graefe, left, and his mentor, Jeff Berger, who helped him build his ukulele. Graefe was a recipient of a Region 2 Arts Council Artist Mentor Grant and worked with Berger to create "Mae." SUBMITTED PHOTO
Grant helps Bemidji teen-ager build and play new ukulele
BEMIDJI - The Bemidji High School spring senior recital in Thompson Recital Hall was the debut of Carl Graefe and his new ukulele, an instrument he has played since he was 3 years old.
Carl did take a little time off to try the cello, but the ukulele won out and this year's performance is the culmination of a lot of work by Carl and his mentor luthier, Jeff Berger.
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