New online classes in poetry, including a free class for those affected by Covid-19
The following classes are now available for registration. Visit northbeachwritersretreat.com/onlinepoetry for more information and to register.
Writing the Short Poem I April 6- May 8, 2020 (Registration deadline, March 30) This session is free to those who have been laid off or cannot work due to Covid -19. (limit 10, first come, first-served)
June 8-July 10, 2020–$150.
Writing the Short Poem II May 18-June 19, 2020 (Registration deadline, April 15) This session is free to those who have been laid off or cannot work due to Covid -19. (limit 10, first come, first-served) July 13-August 14, 2020 (Registration Deadline, June 15)–$150
Triggering Poetic Inspiration April 20-June 12 (Registration deadline, April 1)–$250 May 11-July 3 ( Registration deadline, May 1)–$250 June 15- August 7 ( Registration deadline, June 1)–$250
Ekphrasis: Poetry Inspired by Art May 4-June 26 (Registration deadline, April 15)–$250
Please visit northbeachwritersretreat.com/onlinepoetry for all the details and registration information.
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is sponsoring an Impact of Technology Art Exhibit at the NWMAC Art Gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. Because of COVID-19, it may not be possible to view this exhibit in person. To experience the exhibit virtually, visit https://youtu.be/Cho2V0f7O-k.
Nothing impacts our daily lives more than technology. It connects us to people across the globe, makes life easier, improves efficiency, and aids communication. But we can’t ignore the negative effects on our society, as well. The following artists are showcasing their digital art. Some use the juxtaposition of diving into the deeper meaning of technology, while still using traditional methods.
Artists with work in this exhibit include:
Chris Kirchner of Warren, has created a sculpture series, which includes everyday technological devices that have been modified or contain concealed toy weapons. “These odd juxtapositions and larger than life size scale serves as playful metaphors, drawing attention to the absurdity of our often unfounded and irrational fears.”
Andrew Youngblom of Thief River Falls said that many of his pieces “investigates psychological states and exploring the digital frontier and finding one’s identity in the Information Age.” Andrew is the art teacher at Lincoln High School. Some of his students with pieces in the exhibition include: Devan Wagner – Unknown Statu(r)e & The Panoptical Maturation of Young Girls, Jadeann Forsberg – Absent Mind, Avery Highness – Cry About It, Can You?, & G.I.R.L.
Janet Swenson, a teacher from Kittson Central in Hallock, and her Advanced Computer Apps class are showcasing student videos where the objective of the assignment was to choose a poem that demonstrated their feelings about something important to them; to incorporate music, video & background into a short movie. Her students include: Kaitlin Driscoll – Hometown Forever, Mitchel Docken – Deer Hunting Time Is Here Again, Alex Lindegard – The Way Through the Woods,Grace Lamberson – The Joy of Cooking, Nick Gjerde – Winter’s Coldest Wintery Wind, and Matthew Stewart – Christmas Time. To view a compilation of clips from these videos, visit: https://youtu.be/-J0kkp2-4tE.
The NWMAC Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30-5:00 P.M. and at other times when events are held at the college. To visit the gallery, enter through Door B near the library. Visitor parking is free in front of the business office. Please check if the college or gallery is open before visiting. For more information about the exhibit or our other exhibits look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, call our office at (218)-745-9111 or contact Kelsey at (218) 688-0078 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.
Crookston Singer-Songwriter Annie Fitzgerald will be giving a live-stream concert via Facebook on Sunday, March 29th @ 4pm (for about an hour) to benefit the Crookston community. She will be splitting the donations between the New Hope Food Shelf and the Crookston School Social Work Fill-In-The-Gap-Fund.
Annie Fitzgerald: Live Stream Benefit Show for New Hope Food Shelf & Our Kiddos in Crookston
On Sunday, March 29th, set your phone alarm for 4 pm and join her on Facebook Live to see her play some songs and entertain us. She will have a Venmo and Paypal account set up and info on how to donate.
There will be an artists’ reception for the artists who are participating in the March Madness Juried Art Show, currently in the Sorenson Gallery, on Thursday, March 26th from 5PM-7PM. There is so much talent right here in our region. Stop by to see the many great pieces of local art, to chat with the artists, and to enjoy refreshments.
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce that the 2020 Annual Art Exhibit will take place in Red Lake Falls at the Unity Bank North at 210 Main Ave N this July. Please stay tuned for specific dates and times.
Please note that this exhibit was delayed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Adult and student artists from our 7 county service region — Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Rosea,u and Red Lake counties — have entered into this art exhibit and will be competing for $2,300.00 in cash awards. Exhibit cash award winners will be chosen while the exhibit is on display by a qualified juror. They will be recognized and receive their check at the Artist Reception.
The artist reception and program will be held at the American Legion in Red Lake Falls. Of the Year Award Winners will also be presented during the program. The public is encouraged to attend. The reception and program will be free of charge.