Category Archives: Exhibit and Showcase

Stained Glass Mosaic Exhbit at Sorenson Gallery

ARTIST RECEPTION ON JUNE 18, 5PM-7PM

The Sorenson Gallery, located at the Fosston Library Arts Center, is currently showing beautiful stained glass mosaic pieces created by artist, Dee Dee Narum.  Her exhibit will be up through the end of June and can be seen during regular library hours.  Dee Dee’s mosaics are available for purchase.  

Dee Dee Narum’s stained glass mosaic pieces

There will be a reception on June 18th, from 5pm-7pm, where you can enjoy some refreshments and meet Dee Dee.  Dee explains how she got started creating stained glass mosaics, “After taking a traditional stained glass class, I had a large amount of left over small bits and pieces of glass and someone suggested mosaics.

I love working in anything that is “bits and pieces”, that is why stained glass mosaics is a favorite medium. I love the stained glass look with the flexibility of mosaics. I’m able to repurpose old windows, frames and doors to use as a base.

I’ve been working in mosaics for over a decade and I never get tired of the new ideas I can find.

My bits and pieces love also extends to quilting which I see as a very similar style in a different medium.”

CAMP ART in Hallock

Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27

CAMP ART will be offered once again in Hallock for students Kindergarten through 8th grade. Art classes will take place each day with an art show for the public the evening of Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 pm. The focus of CAMP ART this year is moving around with art.

The artists include MN Joe who will teach break dance, Mike Arturi will lead drumming and theater will be taught by Aimee Bryant. For more information about each artist, please visit www.compas.org.

Classes are open to all students enrolled in kindergarten through 8th grade during the 2018-2019 school year. You do not need to attend Kittson Central or live in Kittson County to participate.

If you have questions regarding CAMP ART or would like to enroll, contact Shannon Christenson at 612- 210-1159 or call the school office at 218-843-3682, ext 221 and leave your name and number.

This activity is funded, in part, by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Traveling Art Exhibit

Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Godel Memorial Library in Warren, MN

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year. The exhibit includes 10 original pieces of art by regional artists, chosen from works submitted for our annual juried exhibit. The exhibit is currently in Warren at the Godel Memorial Library until June 28.

Artwork featured in the NWMAC Traveling Art Exhibit 2019

See below for the schedule for the year.

The 2019-2020 Traveling Exhibit Schedule*:

May 10–June 28, 2019  Godel Memorial Library, WarrenJune 29–August 31, 2019  East Grand Forks Campbell LibrarySeptember 1–Nov 2, 2019  Ada Public LibraryNov 3–Jan 4, 2020  Red Lake Falls Public Library**Jan 5– March 1, 2020  Roseau Public LibraryMarch 2–May 2, 2020  Hallock Public Library

*The start and end dates at each location are approximate, depending on weather, venue hours and other circumstances that may occur to prohibit travel. For specific library hours, please contact each location before planning your visit, especially if you are planning on bringing a group.

**Tentatively scheduled

The 2019-2020 Artists and Artwork: 

Mary Magnuson, Red Lake Falls, “Twilight in the Taiga” (Painting)

Amber Lee, Hendrum, “Koi” (Watercolor)

Peggy Branden, Karlstad, “The Beast” (Wood Block Print)

Kathryn Rynning, Kennedy, “The Graduates” (Photograph)

James Blix, Thief River Falls, “Woodland Composition I” (Photograph)

Bert Foster, Thief River Falls, “At the Barn” (Photograph)

Christine Foster, Thief River Falls, “Ice House Morning” (Painting)

Jill Levene, Warren, “-42.22C,” (Mixed Media)

Ying Sriyota, Badger, “The Champion” (Painting)

Elliot Chapman, Crookston, “Grain Elevator” (Photograph)

You may contact us for more info about the Traveling Exhibit at (218) 745-9111 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.Updates can also be found on our website, www.nwartscouncil.org.

Parenthood Art Exhibit at Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery in East Grand Forks

Come to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) Gallery in East Grand Forks at the Riverwalk Centre (movie theater mall) to see the new Parenthood Art Exhibit. This collection is meant to explore and celebrate parenthood and is open between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We have gathered art created by northwest Minnesota artists that is related to parenthood through its very creation (made by parents and their children), art that involves parenthood in its content, functional art that lives in the everyday of parenthood, and art that cracks open parenthood—and childhood—just a little bit more. 

Artist Therese Jacobson’s painting captures a scene with her daughter cooking with her granddaughter. Therese explained that this “is what parenting is all about. Children learn from involvement. This was a very meaningful, joyful and calm moment.”

Art Work in Parenthood Exhibit at NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks, including a painting by Therese Jacobson.

Artists featured in the exhibit include Therese Jacobson of Alvarado, Trey Everett of Crookston, Susan Neufeld of Beltrami, Loreen Hanson of Thief River Falls, Jan Osborn of Thief River Falls, Paulette Christianson of Badger, Alicia Spilde of Karlstad, Peggy Brandon of Karlstad, Jill Levene of Warren, Irene Bertils of Crookston, Nick Reitzel of Karlstad, Barb Kota of Warroad, and Kelsey Brateng of Thief River Falls.

Parenthood Exhibit at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks

The Parenthood Art Exhibit will be on display from May 5 through June 23 at the NWMAC Gallery at 211 DeMers Avenue, East Grand Forks, MN 56721 (located within the Riverwalk Artists Gallery.) The gallery hours are Friday–Saturday, 2:00–8:00 PM and Sunday, 2:00–5:00 PM. Before you make a special trip to East Grand Forks, just see this exhibit, double check that the gallery is open (email stephaniemolson@gmail.com). 

There will be an artists’ reception held on Saturday, June 1 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. This is held in conjunction with the Art and Wine Walk. Light refreshments will be served. The Art and Wine Walk is located in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Participating businesses feature an artist showcasing their work, while offering wine and appetizers. The Art and Wine Walk has a small participation cost if you want to attend the entire event. However, the public is welcome to come to our gallery to support the artists without choosing to participate in the official Art and Wine Walk. Take advantage of the opportunity to view the art on display and for sale at the Riverwalk Gallery. In addition, Riverwalk Artists is currently looking for members. Don’t miss an opportunity to join Riverwalk as an artist member right now!

Artwork in the Parenthood Exhibit at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks.

For more information about this exhibit 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 Stephanie Olson at (218)688-1256 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.  This exhibit is made possible with funding from The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in Minnesota to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.  To view more information on the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council look to our website or Facebook page.  Please sign up for our e-newsletter on our website home page to see the latest news and grant announcements.  Email director@NWArtsCouncil.orgor call 218-745-9111 to reach our office during regular business hours.  

A Creative Investment, Celebrating 10 Years of Legacy Art and Impact

The Saint Paul Art Crawl opens this Friday, April 26, and the Minnesota State Arts Board in partnership with the Regional Art Councils is proud to present, A Creative Investment, Celebrating 10 Years of Legacy Art and Impact. The exhibition highlights the breadth of arts engagement, featuring works by all ages – kindergartners to older adults – and all abilities, all supported by the state’s arts and cultural heritage fund. Thirty-five grantees, from 30 communities from around the state, with nearly 100 art pieces (painting, mosaics, textiles, pottery, sculpture, photography) are featured.  Its theme is that all Minnesotans are creative, and all benefit from the arts. 

There is an opening reception this Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the Arts Board.  In addition, the exhibition is on the website. Works are categorized by community. Works from our region include the Badger Community Wall, In Progress –Fresh Voices from Crookston, and nine canvases from the We Are Water workshops.

To learn more visit: www.arts.state.mn.us