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Roseau Concert Nights at the Gazebo

Enjoy an evening of outdoor entertainment with concert nights at the Gazebo in Roseau this summer on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm. Bring your lawn chair and listen to music on the banks of the Roseau River. In the event of rain, all concerts will be held at the Roseau School Theater. Here’s the schedule:

June 14 Dariann Leigh

Dariann Leigh, a small town girl with a big voice, and even bigger dreams. Singing since she could talk. Her small town roots show in her natural, and raw performances.  Hot dogs, chips and cookies served by Moe and Messiah Youth Group. 

June 21 Paul Wilson and Mary Abendroth

Enjoy these Scandinavian Folk Musicians Paul Wilson and Mary Abendroth. Midsummer Celebration with Scandinavian treats served by Sons of Norway. Funding provided by Minnesota’s Legacy Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

June 28 The Jensen Sisters

Two free-spirited singer/songwriters with a passion for country music with a Little Rock n roll sound.  Roseau Lions will be serving burgers.

July 12 Gabby June

Root beer floats served by the Roseau Area Community Fund.

 

July 26 Kari and Billy

Whether performing on a big stage or simply playing to friends and family around a campfire, Kari and Billy are seeking to bring back the simplicity and wholesome feel of great melodies and relatable lyrics.

 

 

 

August 2  The Overtones

The Overtones are a quartet – they have been singing together for over 30 years. Burgers served by the Roseau Lions.

August 9 Jesse Bean

August 16 Jordynn Johnsrud

August 23 The WoodPicks

Join the end of the summer concert series with the unique talents of the five member band, The WoodPicks Their enjoyable stage show incorporates strong harmonies and musical style that features their own arrangements of original music and old favorites.

The WoodPicks have been fortunate to share the stage with such great acts as the Grascals, Monroe Crossing, Dailey and Vincent, actor/singer Ned Beatty, JD Crowe, John Cowan, High Plains Tradition and Special Consensus. Food will be served by Roseau ALS.

Funding provided by Minnesota’s Legacy Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Don’t forget your lawn chair or blankets!

For more information contact roseaupromotions@mncable.net

En Liten Svensk Shoppe Grand Opening in Roseau

En Liten Svensk Shoppe Grand Opening Celebration

Featuring Local Artisans

101 Main Avenue North
Roseau, Minnesota 56751
(320) 309-6108
www.alittleswedishshoppe.com

En Liten Svensk (A Little Swedish) Shoppe is a destination retail store, offering unique Scandinavian gifts, home goods and decor. They’re a business that believes in cultivating community through sharing and celebrating our beloved heritage and traditions. Stop in to see the wares of local artists.

 

CAMP ART 2018 in Hallock Starts June 25

CAMP ART 2018

Kittson Central School

Hallock MN

June 25-28

CAMP ART classes will again be offered at Kittson Central School this summer.  Campers will attend classes with three Minnesota artists who each specialize in a specific area of art. The campers, divided by grade level, will spend one hour with each of the artists engaging in kid-friendly art projects. Once again, COMPAS Artists will be teaching these classes. This year the focus will be on laughter and whimsy. Anne Reid will teach sculpture, Ben Domask will lead juggling, mime and other circus arts and Levi Wienhagen will teach comedy writing. For more information on each artist, please go to www.compas.org.

CAMP ART will be in session daily beginning Monday, June 25th and ending Thursday, June 28thClasses for grades 4 through 8, will begin at 9:00 am and end at 12:00 pm.  For campers in grades K through 3, classes will start at 1:00 pm and end at 4:00 pm. There will be an art show that is open to the public on Thursday evening at 7:00.

This year the campers in grades 4 through 8 will have a chance to specialize in two areas of art allowing them a very focused time to learn and create. If your child is in this age group, please indicate their top two preferences on the registration page.

The cost of CAMP ART is $20.00 per student.  There is a $40.00 family maximum fee. Make checks out to Kittson Central School.

Transportation is the responsibility of each family.

Classes are open to all students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 8 during the 2017-2018 school year.

If you have questions regarding CAMP ART, please call Shannon Christenson (612-210-1159) or call the school office (218-843-3682, ext. 221) and leave your name and number.

CAMP ART is made possible by an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant provided by the Northwest Minnesota Art Council.

Dancing Histories/Dancing Futures — Join Through Live Stream on Facebook

FREE and Open to the Public! 
Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 7pm
The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Can’t make it in person? Join through Live Stream on Facebook and participate in the conversation! #KCNationalConvo

How does identity fuel choreographic ideas and approaches? How can dance translate and heal histories of the body — and how does it empower our future? Join Artistic Director and Choreographer of Dancing Earth and Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow Rulan Tangen, and International Association of Blacks in Dance President and CEO, Denise Saunders Thompson, as they explore the deeper meanings of movement at the meeting place between traditional, contemporary, and beyond. Together they will discuss shifting paradigms in philanthropic funding, how dance is speaking to the next generation, and the evolution of dance festivals in America.

Denise Saunders Thompson is the President and CEO of The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD), a nonprofit dance service organization that preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin since its founding in 1991. For 30 years, Black dance professionals, students, and supporters, from around the world, have gathered for IABD’s annual conference and festival throughout the country and Canada. In 2018, IABD was awarded $2.6 million dollars by The Mellon Foundation to continue the Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative, that seeks to address financial capacity and capitalization needs to support long-term durability of arts organizations. Denise’s management and philanthropic career spans over 20 years of executive director and program director experience. She has advised organizations on administrative, programmatic and fundraising issues including strategic plans, policy and procedures, communications programs, budgeting and contracts. And she has pioneered top-ranked courses on the collegiate level (graduate and undergraduate) in artistic development, entrepreneurship, fundraising, grant writing, leadership, management, and production. Prior to her leadership role with IABD, Denise served as a Professorial Lecturer for the Graduate Arts Management Degree Program at American University from 2015 – 2017. And in April 2015, she concluded 17 years of service at Howard University in the capacities of Professor and Theatre Manager/Producing Artistic Director.

Rulan Tangen‘s dance journey centers around the founding of DANCING EARTH CREATIONS (DE) in 2004. After years of teaching dance workshops to reservation youth, she strove to create hope and opportunity for aspiring performers, theater artists and technicians, who also serve as culture carriers, art educators, and leaders. Dancing Earth has thus inspired a new generation of Indigenous performers to express their culture in vital contemporary and experimental forms.

Her professional experience spans international ballet, modern dance, opera, circus, film and television production including includes NYC’s Michael Mao Dance, and Peridance Ensemble; Canada’s Karen Jamieson Dance and Banff Aboriginal Arts; Littleglobe’s Memorylines Opera; and Wise Fool New Mexico’s One Solstice Circus; Marin Ballet, Catskill Ballet Theater, Redwood Empire Ballet and New York Grand Opera. . Native productions include Bones Dance Opera, Ordway Theater’s TRIBE, and Northern Plains traditional powwow dancing. She has danced, acted or choreographed for TV including PBS’s “Music From a Painted Cave” and “We Shall Remain” series, Much Music command performance for HRH Princes Charles, and films Apocalypto, The New World ,Woman Walks Ahead, Drunktown’s Finest, and Ancestor Eyes, for which she received an Action On Film nomination for Best Actress.

Surviving cancer to discover her leadership purpose, Tangen continues to teach extensively in Native communities across the Americas, as well as institutes of higher learning. With a vision for inclusion, she cultivates a new generation of Native dancers, through creative practice that explores intertribal diversity. Many of her students have danced with the company, crediting the work to have empowered their identity as well as their scope of artistic aspiration. Her teaching credentials include Washington University’s Visiting Distinguished Scholar; guest artist instructor at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts for “RACE AND ENVIRONMENT;” Native Wellness Institute Leadership Academy; Artistic Residencies at UC Riverside, Santa Fe Art Institute, and Arizona State University; and New Zealand’s Intercreate symposium.

Her vision is recognized through honors including the first dance fellowship for Artistic Innovation by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, the Costo Medal for Education, Research and Service by UC Riverside’s Chair of Native Affairs, and as Dance Magazine’s pick as one of “25 To Watch,”  the New Mexico School for the Arts‘ Community Arts Leadership award, the 2015 Arts & Social Change Award from Arts and Healing Network, and was honored as a top ten finalist across all disciplines for the Nathan Cummings Fellowship for Social Change.

Her work values movement as an expression of indigenous worldview, honoring matriarchal leadership, dance as functional ritual for transformation and healing, the process of decolonizing the body, and the animistic energetic connection with all forms of life on earth. She has recruited and nurtured a new generation of Indigenous contemporary dancers and holds the belief that “to dance is to live, to live is to dance.”

ArtChangeUS@Kennedy Center National Conversations is a series of dialogues between prominent artists and pivotal change-makers who are advancing a pluralistic vision of America.

 

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