North Beach Writers’ Classes

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.

NWMAC Sponsors Impact of Technology Art Exhibit at NCTC — Watch the Video

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.

Impact of Technology Exhibit at NCTC

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.”  

Impact of Technology Exhibit — Works by Chris Kirchner

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.  

Artist Andrew Youngblom
Impact of Technology Exhibit — Artist Andrew Youngblom

 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 DockenDeer Hunting Time Is Here Again, Alex Lindegard – The Way Through the Woods, Grace LambersonThe Joy of Cooking, Nick GjerdeWinter’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

Annie Fitzgerald live Stream Event March 29

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

Sunday, March 29th @ 4pm – 5pm 

Facebook Live Page Link : https://www.facebook.com/AnnieFitzgeraldMusic

Facebook Event Link to invite friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/583682052223325

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.

Ways to donate:

Venmo: @anniefitzgeraldmusic

PayPal: anniefitzgeraldmusic@gmail.com 

or  paypal.me/anniefitzgeraldmusic

— 
Annie Fitzgerald | Singer-Songwriter New Album You & Me & the Sun Visit www.anniefitzgerald.com for more information.

MN State Arts Board Folk and Traditional Arts Grant Deadline May 15

Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2021

Folk and Traditional Arts Grant Application

Deadline May 15, 2020


The FY 2021 Folk and Traditional Arts grant program is now open for application. The Folk and Traditional Arts program is designed to enrich Minnesota communities through folk and traditional art forms being passed on, documented, practiced and shared. Folk and traditional arts refer to artistic traditions that come from and are rooted in the cultural life of a community. Communities may share a common ethnicity, geographic or regional identity, occupation, language, or tribal affiliation. Folk and traditional arts are learned and passed on through community-based systems of observation and practice.


The deadline to submit applications is Friday, May 15, 2020. All applications must be submitted and accepted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.


All applicants should first review the program overview and application instructions available on the Arts Board Web site. Additionally, first time applicants and those in need of support are encouraged to speak with program officer Rina Rossi. She can be reached at (651) 539-2661, toll-free at (800) 866-2787, or via e-mail at rina.rossi@arts.state.mn.us.


The Arts Board uses WebGrants, an online grants management system, for all applications. Registration is required of all applicants before beginning an application to any Arts Board program. It is only necessary to register once. To register, visit the Arts Board Web site. Scroll down the home page to WebGrants instructions and registration information.

The Arts Board will offer a free online information session about the FY 2021 Folk and Traditional Arts grant opportunity on Thursday, April 16, at 3:00 p.m. Learn more.

For accessibility inquiries and accommodations requests necessary to complete and submit an application, contact accessibility coordinator Natalie Kennedy at (651) 539-2666, toll-free at (800) 866-2787, or via e-mail at natalie.kennedy@arts.state.mn.us.

Perpich arts High School accepting applications

Perpich Arts High School is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.  Space remains in all six of their art areas:  Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts. Prospective students/families can connect via email, admissions@pcae.k12.mn.us or anne.johnson@pcae.k12.mn.us

At Perpich Arts High School, students spend 3 hours each day in their art; learning, growing, creating, performing, exhibiting.  Students come to Perpich as artists, and under the guidance of licensed teachers who are also working artists, they develop into thinking artists, prepared to follow any future path they choose to pursue.  Students engage in rigorous college-preparatory academics in the morning, and have each afternoon devoted to deep artistic study.

Perpich is for MN juniors and seniors from across the state, offering a residential dorm for those living too great a distance to commute.  Learn more on their website http://perpich.mn.gov/arts-high-school/ and find the application here http://perpich.mn.gov/arts-high-school/apply-now/

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