We Are Water Exhibit at the NWMAC Gallery at the River Walk Gallery in East Grand Forks
Stop by and see it today!
We Are Water workshops were held in a variety of locations throughout our region. In a similar spirit to our Equality and Respect for All workshops, participants were provided a 12×12 canvas, supplies and instruction to create a piece of art around this theme. Water can be a source of recreation; it keeps us alive; it is used for daily life. Participants were encouraged to bring snippets or photographs or anything else they might want to use as material, medium, or inspiration. Completed artworks are now on display in the NWMAC Gallery.
Canvas pieces will be exhibited at our gallery in November and December and will move to the University of Minnesota Crookston in mid-January. There will be a reception on Friday, January 25 at UMC. There will be a catalog related to pieces in the show.
What is the We Are Water MN traveling exhibit?
West Polk County Soil and Water District in Crookston was selected to host the impressive We Are Water MN traveling exhibit from January 20 to March 4, 2019. Other sites include St Paul, Bemidji, Duluth, Austin, Northfield, Grand Rapids and Onamia. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is working in collaboration with leaders in Crookston to compliment this family friendly, interactive Humanities Commission exhibit with our own local art creations. Art creation workshops are offered in October and November 2018 that will bring together citizens, in our seven county region, creating a canvas that depicts what they think of when they hear We Are Water.
We Are Water MN explores the connections between the humanities and water through an exhibit, public events and educator resources. Visitors reflect on local stories and the meaning and experiences of water in Minnesota with space to add their own stories. By creating relationships around water, we are creating networks that can promote positive social norms, and share a vision for and participate in water stewardship. The website on We Are Water MN shares stories from people in Minnesota relating to this theme. To read these stories visit https://mnhum.org/we-are-
Visit West Polk Soil and Water District’s website to watch for more on this exhibit coming to Crookston at https://www.westpolkswcd.com/
Ta-coumba returns to Fosston! Anyone passing west on Highway 2 in Fosston has most likely noticed the mural along the building just west of the stoplights. In the 1990s Ta-coumba (T. Aiken) visited Fosston for an artistic experience involving his talents with Fosston High School art students. A mural was created depicting the history of Fosston with portraits and landscapes of its history. This mural remains a vital scene for visitors and residents today on a business building in downtown Fosston.
FCLAA is proud to bring the artistic works of Ta-coumba to the Sorenson Gallery November 5- December 31, 2018. The following excerpt is taken from Ta-coumba’s website (www.ta-coumba.com):
“I create my art to heal the hearts and souls of people and their communities by evoking a positive spirit.
My art reflects a successful robust life creating objects and experiences. Over the years art has allowed me to travel, nationally and Internationally through, fellowships, grants, residencies, commissions, exhibitions, lectures and curatorial activities. I work in the spirit of collaboration and take great joy from witnessing my arts ability to catapult people into a visual journey.
I have always been fascinated with energy as a door, hallway, gateway or tunnel and the effect on ones approach or exit of a place. I am a son of a healer. On December 29th, 1972 my mother, Janet Aiken died on my twentieth birthday leaving me with a legacy of healing. I reluctantly accepted this inheritance as it slowly redefined my art and my determination to heal and use my art as a vehicle for change.”
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Red Lake Falls
The NWMAC sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year. The exhibit includes 15 original pieces of art by regional adult artists, chosen from works submitted for our annual juried exhibit. The exhibit is currently at the Red Lake Falls Public Library until January 4.
The 2018-2019 artists & artwork includes:
Margaret Anderson, Lancaster, “Great Blue Heron,” Painting
Paulette Christianson, Badger, “Tranquility,” Drawing
Margaret Ehling, Red Lake Falls, “Where the Wild Things Are,” Mixed Media
LaVonne Forsberg, Thief River Falls, “Apple Blossoms,” Painting
Bert Foster, Thief River Falls, “At the Lighthouse,” Photography
Loreen Hanson, Thief River Falls, “Weathering the Storm,” Painting
Therese Jacobson, Alvarado, “Stippled Squirrels,” Drawing
Jill Levene, Tabor, “Bernadette,” Drawing
Stephanie Olson, Thief River Falls, “Grandmothers,” Painting
Janet Osborn, Thief River Falls, “The Forgotten,” Drawing
Kay Rosengren, Hallock, “Etude,” Painting
Kathryn Rynning, Kennedy, “Tibetan Herding Family,” Photography
Betsy Saurdiff, Grygla, “Monochromatic Blue Platter,” Ceramics
Alicia Spilde, Karlstad, “Hold On,” Mixed Media
Judy Szklarski, Argyle, “Washington’s Pacific,” Painting
The 2018-2019 Traveling Exhibit Schedule:
May 11–June 28, 2018 Godel Memorial Library, Warren
June 29–August 31, 2018 East Grand Forks Campbell Library
September 1–Nov 2, 2018 Ada Public Library
Nov 3–Jan 4, 2019 Red Lake Falls Public Library
Jan 5– March 1, 2019 Roseau Public Library
March 2–April 27, 2019 Hallock Public Library
You may contact us for more info about the Traveling Exhibit at (218) 745-9111 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.