Beauty in Glass Jodi Peterson

Jodi Peterson — Beauty in Glass

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to present Beauty In Glass, an exhibit of glass art by Jodi Peterson, of Halstad and Moorhead, Minnesota. Peterson’s original decorative and functional artworks will be shown in our East Grand Forks gallery Wednesday, August 3, 2016, through Sunday, August 28, 2016. Her works include 2-dimensional wall pieces, 3-dimensional plates and dishes, and wearable art.

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Ms. Peterson, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth with BFA and BAA degrees, earned her MLA degree at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, and has taught high school and middle school art for many years. As the Art educator in the Norman County West high school, she has helped her students participate in the NWMAC regional exhibit each spring.

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Jodi writes about her focus on glass: “Glass is an exciting medium. I have been working with glass for over 15 years, and started Wolfnest Glassworks about the same time I fell in love with glass. I blow glass occasionally, but mostly slump, fuse and do flame worked pieces from beads to small sculpture. Slump glass is pacing glass on a mold/form and heating it up to a temperature that relaxes the glass into a mold. Fused glass is melting glass together at certain temperatures. Flame worked pieces are made using a torch and melting glass into the desired shape.” IMG_2606

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Beauty In Glass is available for viewing during gallery hours: Wed. through Sat., 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Sun., 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Arts Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Cinema mall, East Grand Forks, across Demers Avenue from Cabela’s. Parking is available in the large lot next to the Blue Moose.

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We welcome private showings, and are happy to answer any question. For more information call the gallery coordinator at 218-965-4216, or email: tmjacobson16@gmail.com; or call the arts council office at 218-745-9111.

Please visit the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council website at: http://www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org for more information.

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Deadline Soon! $1,500 Grants to Individual Artists

Northwest Minnesota Arts CouncilNow is the time for individuals to apply for grants of $1,500.00!

 

(Warren, Mn) – Performing artists, visual artists, folk artists, fine art crafters, photography artists, and creative writing artists etc can all apply.  We use the National Endowment for the Arts discipline list to determine what is considered art.

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Contact Mara for support and to review your application.  Mara can also provide a copy of the application and guidelines for you to review prior to starting your on-line application.
Submit by January 15, 2016 by 11:59 pm.

Artist Project Grants: Artists must be 18 years and older and reside in the seven-county Northwest Minnesota area at least six months out of the calendar year. Individual Artist Grants provide financial assistance for the exhibition, performance, or production of a specific creative work, mentoring with a more experienced artist, participation in not-for-credit arts experiences.  Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding this grant opportunity!

Award Results will be available following the grant review tentatively scheduled on February 18, 2016. Grants may not include costs incurred prior to the review.  The earliest starting date may be as late as April 1, 2016.

Calling All Poets, Memoirists, Fiction, Nonfiction & Young Adult Writers

Cirenaica — Your Northwoods Writer’s Paradise Awaits

CALLING ALL POETS, MEMOIRISTS, FICTION, NONFICTION AND YOUNG ADULT WRITERS
YOUR SUMMER PLANS AWAIT
Writers Of All Genres, Skill Levels, & Locations Are Invited To Apply

The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild is inviting applications along with a writing sample for consideration. Their mission is to support and inspire writers of all levels.

The residencies are located in the small town of Fall Creek, Wisconsin and writers from all over the country are encouraged to apply. Last summer writers traveled from all over the country to attend. This summer they will be offering five, three-day residencies at Cirenaica.

For more information or to apply or visit their website at http://www.cvwritersguild.org/residency/ or email wichippewavalleywriters guild@gmail.com.

 

Rural Arts and Culture Summit Register Today

Register today for the Rural Arts and Culture Summit!
Registration is now open for the Rural Arts and Culture Summit, June 6 – 8, 2017 at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Read more and register at www.racsumit.org.

The featured plenary session on Wednesday, June 7th, will bring together four cultural leaders to discuss a variety of cultural equity issues in small towns and how the arts can help create more inclusive communities:

Anton Treuer, an Ojibwe scholar from Bemidji, Minnesota

Michael Strand, a potter and activist from Fargo, North Dakota

Meredith Martin Moats, a folklorist and founder of the McElroy House in Dardanelle, Arkansas

Carlton Turner, executive director of Alternate Roots from Utica, Mississippi

On Thursday, June 8, keynote speaker Dr. Jessica Metcalfe from Turtle Mountain, North Dakota, will share the stories and strategies behind her business, Beyond Buckskin, which empowers Native American artists and designers, advancing the quality of Native American fashion through education while providing an in-depth platform for societal participation. Inspired by historical and contemporary Native American clothing design and art, Beyond Buckskin promotes cultural appreciation, social relationships, authenticity and creativity.

Other highlights of the Summit will include:

“Range,” an exhibit in UMM’s Morrison Gallery curated by Andrew Nordin. Artists are invited to submit work for consideration to exhibit until April 1. More information about the exhibit can be found at www.ruralartsandculturesummit.com/range

“A Steady and Irresistible Wind,” a site-specific, place-based performance installation created by artist Bethany Lacktorin, which will take place during the Summit on and nearby the University of Minnesota, Morris campus. A follow up to Lacktorin’s performance, My Ocean (2016), this piece is an ongoing exploration of diaspora where displacement, transition and growth as it occurs culturally, agriculturally, mentally and socially are expressed in story, music, movement and sound.

Workshops, panel conversations and demonstrations presented by over 30 practitioners throughout the nation.

Registration for the Summit is now open, with special early bird discounts available until April 19. Register here: http://bit.ly/RACSummitReg

Open Call: Request for Qualifications for the Creation of Large-Scale Downtown Murals

This coming spring and summer, the Hennepin Theatre Trust will partner with business and property owners to commission Minnesota-based artists/artist teams to complete new large-scale murals along Hennepin Avenue (between 5th and 10th streets).

This call is open to established and emerging artists, or artist teams, with priority given to artists from communities of color who have a strong connection to Hennepin Avenue and who have demonstrated experience in managing a project of this magnitude.

All Request for Qualifications (RFQ) submissions will be reviewed by the Trust’s Arts Advisory Panel. Finalists will be chosen by the panel and paid a $250 stipend to create a mockup design — based on the secured site dimensions. All finalists will be asked to participate in a brief, informal interview with the Trust’s Director of Public Art and Placemaking. Two artists/artist teams will be selected.

The Trust’s Director of Public Art and Placemaking will work collaboratively with the two selected artists/artist teams to negotiate contracts, payment, deliverables and timeline — and assist with the negotiation of a final design (subject to approval by participating property owners).

APPLY HERE: https://hennepintheatretrust.submittable.com/submit/78511/mural-request-for-qualifications

Each of the two commissioned artists/artist teams will also receive a $5,000 stipend, as well as overall project management and support, equipment rental, labor assistance, insurance, permits, and materials assistance from the Trust.

Project Timeline and Tasks:
• Now – March 31, 2017: RFQ open call
• April: The Trust’s Arts Advisory Panel reviews RFQs and makes finalists recommendations, finalists interviewed, sites confirmed, artists selected, designs produced and approved and contracts signed
• May: Mural work begins
• June-July: Mural work continues and is completed

Questions? Contact Hannah Novillo Erickson , Artist Coordinator Hennepin Theatre Trust
612.455.9525 | 612.455.9502 fx
Hannah.Novillo@HennepinTheatreTrust.org
615 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 140 | Minneapolis, MN | 55403

Hennepin Theatre Trust, owner of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to arts-inspired community cultural development. The Trust is located in the WeDo™ MPLS Cultural District. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org and wedompls.org.

Arts Advocacy Day 2017

1,000 arts advocates attended Arts Advocacy Day 2017 in St. Paul. Area residents, staff and board members met with northwestern Minnesota legislators to advocate for protecting the 47% of the Arts Legacy Fund and Maintaining the General Fund for the MN State Arts Board & Regional Arts Council System.

Creative Minnesota 2017 Report

Creative Minnesota 2017 Study
Reveals What Artists Need to Make a Living and a Life in Minnesota

The new Creative Minnesota 2017 report is out!

104,000 artists and creative workers, 1,600 nonprofit arts and culture organizations, and 22 million attendees have a total economic impact of $2 billion annually in Minnesota. Download your copy at CreativeMN.org or the regional report here.

The 2017 study is full of information, including an economic impact study of Minnesota’s non-profit arts and culture organizations. It asks

Where are Minnesota’s artists and creative workers? (Every corner of the state.)
Who are Minnesota’s 104,000 artists and creative workers?
What are the creative jobs, demographics, spending and income, and genres?
What do artists give to communities and what do they need to succeed?
What does public opinion polling of Minnesotans about the arts tell us?

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