Hear how these arts leaders have deployed creativity as a healing tool and learn how you can connect across the divisions in your own life. (read more about the panel)
Closed captioning will be available for this webinar.
June 13 -16 – The first 100 people to register for Art to Bridge Divides will receive a code for a free screening of the film, The Reunited States, a powerful and urgent documentary that follows four everyday heroes on the difficult journey of bridging our political and racial divides. Codes will be valid from June 13 through June 16.
Theater-loving kids and teens anywhere in the state — or the world! — can engage creatively with the Guthrie this summer.
They are offering virtual classes and workshops for youth entering grades 6–12 + recent grads. This is a perfect way for theater-loving kids and teens to spend their no-school days. Whether you want to build on existing skills or try something new, your summer is about to get super fun and all-out awesome.
All offerings are virtual, and no experience is necessary — just come as you are!
Use promo code EDUFRIEND to receive 20% off! Explore their awesome lineup of classes and workshops below and register today. All experience levels are welcome and scholarships are available.
For middle schoolers (entering grades 6‒9) Young Actors Intensive – Dive into acting and creating characters Audition Ready – Prepare to land your first role Acting Through Song – Tell a story by singing your heart out Workshop: Slay! – Learn fun and oh-so-fierce choreography
For high schoolers (entering grades 10‒12 + recent grads) The Actor’s Toolkit – Build your acting chops Triple Threat Toolkit – Act, sing and dance like a pro Audition Intensive – Nail your next theater or B.F.A. audition Workshop: Slay! – Learn fun and oh-so-fierce choreography Workshop: Improv – Master the art of on-the-fly performing Workshop: Acting for Film – Take your talent on camera Register Now
Red Shoes Writing Retreat participants and local Lake of the Woods residents take to the mic to share stories related to the theme There’s no place like home. Audience participation encouraged. Storytellers earn a free beverage token for staying under the 5-minute limit!
In partnership with Star of the North Toastmasters and Red Shoes Writing Solutions.
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery at NCTC in Thief River Falls
May 21 – July 26, 2021
Warren, MN. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce Miniature Magnificence: A Tiny Art Exhibit featuring 133 pieces of art from all over our region.
The exhibitis open now through July 26, 2021 at the NWMAC Gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls.
Showcase Specialist Trey Everett explained, “It’s fun to dream up themes for future art exhibits. Our current show, Miniature Magnificence: A Tiny Art Exhibit, came about as I was thinking of how to encourage people to submit artwork. Teaching art and hosting creative workshops over the years I’ve learned that the smaller the canvas the less anxiety and fear people seem to have around creating artwork. “What if,” I thought, “the only requirement for an exhibit was that the art had to be very small?” It worked! People were so enthusiastic.”
There are 133 individual pieces of art not counting about 80 to 100 chicken eggs. The exhibit includes four pieces from an artist from Michigan. Everett reached out to folk artisans and happily a number of artists accepted the challenge. “We have beautiful and thought-provoking Hardanger embroidery, needle felted wool, etched depression era eggs, alcohol ink paintings, batik, embroidery with tin on leather and wool, straw craft, pincushion and so on. This was a fun exhibit to set up and I greatly enjoy interacting with the amazing creative people in this region.”
Marshall County Artist Jeremy Haug created the etched depression era eggs. He explained, “Eggs are inspiration. Years ago, I heard that artists either add or subtract to make art. Pinching pennies through the pandemic, I didn’t want to splurge on paints or dyes for Easter eggs and started playing around with scratching off the outer layer, subtracting from the egg instead of adding the paint. The shape of the egg lends itself well to the simple designs I’ve been drawing since I was a kid. While etching the eggs the calcium dust that scratches off sparkles in the sunshine; I figure something good is happening.”
Area students also entered work into this exhibit. According to Goodridge-Grygla Teacher Betsy Saurdiff, “Students created a series of five mini paintings and chose their favorite for the show. By working in a series, they were able to develop their ideas further.”
Debbie Aune, Art Teacher from Greenbush said, “We were ALL OVER this real art show! I personally have had enough virtual. I made it a requirement for my craft class and my painting class. It was a crash course in watercolor; I gave the kids one hour to finish two small paintings! The urgency made it happen.”
Finally, Artist Cindy Kolling of Gully on her drawings, “These pen & ink drawings are part of a multi-step process that goes into much of my art.I want to make new art that invites viewers to expand their participation in life by developing and sharing appreciation and to consider our local world with fresh insight.”
For a virtual visit to the exhibit view our video here.
A number of these pieces are available for purchase.
Jeremy Haug, Depression Era Eggs3 for $20 Rosalyn Watnemo, Star Hardanger Embroidery Ornament$15 Rosalyn Watnemo, Heart Hardanger Embroidery Ornament$15 Rosalyn Watnemo, Red Hardanger Embroidery Card$10 Rosalyn Watnemo, Green Hardanger Embroidery Card$10 Rosalyn Watnemo, White Hardanger Embroidery Card$10 Kristin Eggerling, Temptation$35 (Sale of are donated to NWMAC) Heidi Danos, Cora$45 Betsy Saurdiff, Blue and Green Vase$8 Betsy Saurdiff, Pink and Green Vase$8 Besty Saurdiff, Whistle Baby Loon$12 SOLD Jason Steinbrenner, Cells$40 Jason Steinbrenner, Waste Not $50 Jason Steinbrenner, Collision of Color $45 Jason Steinbrenner, Viking Spirits Ship $40 Jason Steinbrenner, Surf the Sun $45 Jason Steinbrenner, “War, Bloody War” $60 Ross Hier, Brook Stickleback$40 Ross Hier, Common Snipe Tail Feather$25 Ross Hier, Pasque Flower Blossoms$25 Ross Hier, Channel Catfish Fingerling$40 Ross Hier, Wood Duckling Study$30 Ross Hier, Northern Lights$30 Ross Hier, Orange-bordered Blue Butterfly $35 Ross Hier, Eye of the Rooster$50 Lynette Ross, Untitled Series of Four$20 Each Elizabeth Kitchell-Rockstad, Retro Flower$135 Elizabeth Kitchell-Rockstad, Desert Sun$135 Rebecca Przybylaki, Cockatiel$100 Rebecca Przybylaki, Bald Eagle $100 Rebecca Przybylaki, Downy Woodpecker $100 Rebecca Przybylaki, Great Horned Owl $100 Jade Reese, StudentRog$40 Ty Christian, StudentDogty$40 Victoria Hickey, StudentUntitled $40 Bella Burkel, StudentCatabell $40 Kai Melby, StudentMuck $40 Billie Sikorski, StudentDillie$40 Paris Sondreal, StudentParat$40 Jaxon Janousek, StudentJaneousebuck $40 Zach Blawat, StudentZdog $40 Paris Sondreal, StudentOrange Kitty $40 Tessany Blazek, StudentBlazat$40 Connie Nelson, Lost Ball$25 Connie Nelson, The Ball$25 Anonymous, Read$35 (Sale of art donated to NWMAC) Dani Perez, My Best Friend$50 Aliza Novacek-Olson, Lyle the Lumberjack$85 Aliza Novacek-Olson, BuBear $70 Therese Masters Jacobson, Winter Snowflake$5 Therese Masters Jacobson, Autumn Leaf $5 Therese Masters Jacobson, Summer Apple $5 Therese Masters Jacobson, Spring Blossom $5 Stephanie Olson, Hamsa for You$35 Stephane Olson, Cropland$35 Rachel Gustafson, Big Shot$20 Rachel Gustafson, Tree of Life $20 Rachel Gustafson, Loose Ends $20 Michael McColl, Untitled Series of Four$25 Each
The NWMAC Gallery is located at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. The summer gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 7:30-4:30 PM, Friday from 7:20- 2:30 pm and at other times when events are held at the college. Enter through Door A. Visitor parking is free and at this time in the large end lot. No masks are required.
For more information about our exhibits look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, or if you are an artist interested in exhibiting a body of work with NWMAC, please contact Trey Everett at (218) 280-4917 or email@example.com . This exhibit is made possible with funding from The McKnight Foundation. Please sign up for our e-newsletter on our website home page to see the latest news and grant announcements. Email director@NWArtsCouncil.org or call 218-745-8886 to reach our office during regular business hours.
Note the new “Summer Days”— changing to Thursdays for a while at the request of the cabin & lake people.
Sign up for free today here. You can purchase “Home Delivery Care Packs” if you like… but no purchase is required to join the Adventure. Let’s “Go Buggy!”
There will be interesting information about bugs and related topics shared. You will learn about coloring art techniques and tips and will have “Show & Tell” with your Minne-Mural™ Colored Art… either from previous “Adventures” or the upcoming Going Buggy! Send a pic of your Buggy and related Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art through the “Focus on You” Coloring Art Gallery (this website) – so we can show it in the “Adventure”.
And— for those who live near East Grand Forks MN : The Campbell Library (at 422 4th St NW ) 218-773-9121 will have a limited number of complimentary “Going Buggy!” Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Posters (with colored pencils and event info) to be given away: first come, first serve as part of their April online program schedule which will include the “Going Buggy!” Minne-Mural™ online Coloring Art and Content Activity Adventure! You can register for the event through the Library.
The library will offer curbside service for pickup of your Minne-Mural™ when requested.
So think Thursday, June 10, 2021 and join to “Go Buggy!“