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Teaching Artist Training in Creative Aging Co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board

Teaching Artist Training in Creative Aging  July 29 & 30  

Aroha Philanthropies is delighted to present a creative aging training for Minnesota teaching artists on July 29 and 30, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This free event, co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board, will take place in Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Lunch and parking will be provided. 

The training is open to all artistic disciplines and will equip teaching artists to design successful, effective sequential arts education programs for older adults. Organized by a committee of Minnesota teaching artists experienced in the field of creative aging, this training will include an exploration of ageism, a hands-on deconstruction of a quality skill building creative aging workshop, and tangible ideas on how to include social engagement into all artistic mediums in creative aging programs.

Additionally, participants will share resources on creating and identifying job opportunities in the field. The event is open to teaching artists who are new to the field as well as those who are experienced in creative aging, and will provide the opportunity for teaching artists to share knowledge and questions. The training will be led by a diverse selection of Minnesota teaching artists experienced in creative aging and facilitated by Lifetime Arts. Please note that this training is not designed to provide training on health and wellness programs or focused on arts therapies for older adults.

ACCOMMODATIONS

They will make every effort to ensure a welcoming space for all registrants to be able to meaningfully participate. Contact Sarah Drebelbis at sarah@arohaphilanthropies.org or 
(612) 377-8400 with inquiries regarding accessibility and accommodations.

QUESTIONS? 
Please contact Sarah Drebelbis at sarah@arohaphilanthropies.org or (612) 377-8400.

City of Viking is Seeking proposals for Art Honoring veterans

The City of Viking, Minnesota, working through a Veteran’s Memorial Committee, will be developing a site to honor their communities’ veterans; past, present and future. They are seeking proposals for art that honors veterans that can be transferred to granite or other material that will withstand our weather. The art will need to either be captured electronically and lazered onto the stone, or etched. Clear uncluttered images are best for transfer. Proposals of other types of art are also welcomed as long as the result would be weatherproof, and large enough to be the centerpiece of our memorial.

Project Description: The vision is to select a site along the main street of Viking, and develop an area to commemorate veterans. The site will include a pathway lined with veteran commemorative bricks, garden and plant area, benches and an art centerpiece. This call is for a proposal for the centerpiece.

Goals: Their goal is to publicly thank their veterans, and give their citizens and visitors a place to contemplate the sacrifices that have been made to maintain freedom, and be exposed to quality art.

The proposal should include the following:

  1. A description of the artwork that is proposed. i.e. pencil drawing of “ ”, mosaic, oil, etc.
  2. The artists proposal for the final piece, i.e. artwork lazered, etched, etc., recommendations on size, if the proposed artwork is the final piece, description of size, etc.
  3. Memorial wording may be included, but is not required. If describing a completed piece, location of wording can be included.
  4. Artist’s proposal for use of the “original” if it is art to be transferred.
  5. Photos of other art pieces completed by the artist, and general qualifications.
  6. Artist’s fees.
  7. Name, address, and phone number.

They are seeking artists who are located in the northwest region of Minnesota. Only Minnesota artists will be considered.

Deadline: Proposals must be received by June 15, 2019.
Address: Proposals must be submitted via email to vikingdiner@mncable.net or mailed to Cheryl Peters, P.O. Box 112, Viking, MN 56760.

Selection Process: The Viking Veterans Memorial committee will seek input from local veterans, citizens and the Viking City Council, and notify all entrants of the selection by July 15, 2019. Please send any requests for additional information to vikingdiner@mncable.net.

North Beach Writer’s retreat

Join other writers in beautiful Park Rapids, MN from June 26-30 for a poetry writing retreat and workshop.  You will have a chance to write, reflect, improve your craft, and work with visiting writer Heid Erdrich.

The deadline has been extended, and will be open until all spots are filled.  Two spots are left for those who need lodging and two spots are left for local writers who don’t need lodging.  All the details are at https://northbeachwritersretreat.com

Photography Classes

Intro to Photography

May 4 from 10 am -1 pm at Sweetlight Gallery in Crookston

This is a beginners photography class about the basics of using a digital SLR or mirrorless camera. The cost is Adults $40, $20 for Students 7th grade through college. No children please.

Additional topics introduced:
Lenses, Shutter speeds, f-stops, ISO, basic composition, Auto features vs “semi-auto”, camera care and more.

Intermediate Photography

May 11 from 9am -12pm at Sweetlight Gallery in Crookston

Sweetlight Gallery by Andy Hall

If you took the Intro to Photography class and are ready to take the next step, then this class is for you. However, it is also open to anyone provided you have a basic understanding of the use of your camera. Andy will build on the concepts from the Intro Class and also review and expand on shutter speed, aperture, ISO, the exposure triangle and more composition ideas. This class is limited to 10 students. The cost is $40 for adults and $20 for Students 7th grade through college.

To register, call Andy at 612-269-3601.

Minnesota State Arts Board offers webinar for Folk and traditional Arts grant Program

Folk and Traditional Arts Webinar
The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a free one-hour Webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the FY 2020 Folk and Traditional Arts grant program. This session will be particularly helpful for first-time applicants.
Program officer Rina Rossi will walk through the program overview and instructions, and provide background information about what the review panel looks for in an application. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to submit questions online.
The session is offered as a conference call with an option to view a PowerPoint presentation online. The presenter will be located in an office that cannot accommodate visitors, so please note that it isn’t possible to attend the session in person.
To make the session more useful, read the overview and application instructions in advance and print out a copy for your reference. This document can be found on the Folk and Traditional Arts program page.
Session date
Thursday, April 18, 3:00 p.m.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to view the PowerPoint used in the Webinar, it will be posted on the Arts Board Web site following the session.
To register
The Webinar is free of charge, but advance registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.
To join the session
On the day of the session, you must listen to the audio portion by phone, with the option of viewing a PowerPoint presentation online.
The following browsers are recommended: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
The presentation starts promptly at 3:00 p.m. Please plan to join the session five minutes early.
Dial into the telephone portion to hear the audio.
Call the conference host at (800) 920-7487.
Enter the conference code: 8443 522 #
When prompted, say your name.
Log into the Web portion to view the PowerPoint presentation:
https://www.yourconferencecenter.com/confcenter/meeting_center/default.aspx?100866&jnhst=N&o=UmvFeVTWtqzxUx
Select Web/Audio Conference.
Enter your name, email, and company.
Select the red Join button at the bottom of the page.
Important note: Save these instructions for reference. No further confirmation will be sent to you.