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Healing Through Art Training Workshop

IMG_0900Trey Everett of Crookston, Minnesota will be hosting an ‘Instruct the Instructor’ Event at three different locations through out the summer.

Trey applied for a grant through the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council and was awarded funds to create this program.  The program will consist of explaining and training participants to effectively teach and lead their own ‘Healing through Art’ programs.



Have you ever wanted to help others by hosting a “Healing though Art” workshop?  Have you felt that you have been called to help others but you don’ t know how, don’t think you can or don’t think you have a talent for it?  Then this is the workshop for you!

“Healing through Art” is a curriculum based series of classes that will help you build a steady clientele and help others heal by using simple art techniques.

There will be hands on training, ways on how to budget this type of program, and various options you can choose to make a weeks long course or a one day event.  Anyone and everyone can do this!  And best of all…IT’S FREE!

healhandTrey says, “If you are a teacher, health or human services worker, hospice worker, care giver, assisted living or nursing home staff, library staff, public and private educator, lay worker, pastor, or if you are just interested in helping others become more healthy in body, mind, and spirit through creativity then this training workshop is for you.”



JUNE 28, 2014 10:00-3:00


JULY 26, 2014 10:00-3:00


AUGUST 23, 2014 10:00-3:00.

COST: $0.00

Space is limited and registration is appreciated!  Please call Trey at (218) 280-4917

email: trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com

This workshop is funded in part through the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.

RWAG: “Seaside Visions”


JUNE 04-29, 2014


Reception: June 21, 2014

1:00pm-5:00pm during the Art and Wine Walk




The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is very excited to bring the art of these two East Grand Forks residents.  Mentor and Student, together under one roof!  ‘Seaside Visions’ is their interpretation of what one would find in their environment at a seashell-strewn oceanside.

Exhibit7Erin Nelson teaches visual arts at East Grand Forks Senior High.  She has an appreciation of 70’s artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Jean Michael Basquait, as well as by the environment she dearly loves, the ocean. Many of her paintings incorporate the use of numerals or lettering into her designs. The paintings she selected for this exhibit are in honor of her grandmother who introduced her to the ocean’s beauty from her earliest childhood. Nelson adds, “I hope this collection gives the viewer a sense of that environment my Grandma taught me to love so much.”

Exhibit5Karlee Westrem is a 2014 graduate of East Grand Forks High and has been a student of Erin’s for several years.  Karlee received a mentorship grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council during the summer of 2013, and has participated in area student art exhibits, earning top scores. She says she has been inspired by her teacher, Mrs. Nelson, who introduced her to famous artists and styles of art, and experimented with color and design along side her mentor.

Exhibit1The ‘Seaside Visions’ exhibit and the artists will be featured during the Art & Wine Walk on Saturday, June 21st, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the NWMAC Gallery. Non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments will be served. To register for the Art & Wine Walk, visit the Blue Moose on the day of the event.

‘Seaside Visions’ is free and open to the public in the NWMAC gallery, located inside the River Walk Artists Shop & Gallery at the River Walk mall, across Demers Avenue from Cabella’s in East Grand Forks. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sundays, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information call the Arts Council office at: 218-745-9111, or email: tmjacobson16@gmail.com

Folk and Traditional Arts Webinar

Minnesota State Arts Board

msab_logo_smallEnsuring all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts.

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 Folk and Traditional Arts grant program. This session will be particularly helpful for first time applicants.
Program officer Kathee Foran will walk through the program overview and instructions and provide background information about what the review panel will look 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 sessions in person.
To make the session more useful to you, we suggest that you 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:
Tuesday, April 1, 3:00 p.m.
To register
The webinar is free of charge, but advance registration is strongly encouraged. Registerhere.
To join the session
  • On the day of the session, you may choose to listen to the audio portion by phone or through a computer.
  • If you want to view the visual presentation and ask questions, you’ll need access to the Internet.
  • The following browsers are recommended: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
    We plan to start the presentation on time, so please join the session five minutes early.
 Dial into the telephone portion by calling Accuconference at 1-800-920-7487.
  • Enter the conference code: 419 88 86 #
  • When prompted, say your name.
Log into the Web portion by going to www.accuconference.com/join.
  • Enter the conference dial-in number: 1-800-920-7487.
  • Enter the conference code: 419 88 86 #
  • Enter your first and last name
  • Click Connect Now
  • When asked “Do you prefer to listen to the conference through the web or by phone?” be aware that if you select web, you must have a speaker in order to hear the audio.
  • You can ask questions by entering them on your keyboard in the chat box on the left.
Important note: save these instructions for reference.
No further confirmation will be sent to you.
The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency dedicated to ensuring that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts. Funds for Minnesota State Arts Board programs are provided through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

NWMAC Featured Artists

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The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce we will have 2 Featured Artists at River Walk Artists Gallery and Shop in East Grand Forks, Mn from March 26 through April 27, 2014.  Sherri Kruger of Badger Minnesota and Lynne King of Alvarado, Minnesota will be sharing their artwork with us.

Everyone is invited to attend an artist reception at River Walk Artists Gallery Saturday March 29, 2014 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.

Table Sherri KrugerSherri Kruger is a glass artist creating wonderful mosaic items of every shape and size, out of stained glass, recycled metal and cement.  She has participated in many shows and won just as many awards, including Best of Show at the Grand Cities Art Show in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  She is a member of Artist’s on Main in Roseau and displays her works there and she is also the Art Club Advisor at Badger High School.


hangin on Lynne KingLynne King hails from Muncie, Indiana but made Northwest Minnesota her home a few years ago.  She is a photographer with a keen eye for landscapes that tell a story, wildlife, and birds.  She also loves “old things” and is inspired by barns, houses and cars.  As a former librarian, she is of the firm belief that a picture is worth a thousand words and a good story is hard to resist!

Both Artists have benefitted from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council by either receiving grant money or they have participated in workshops designed to help artists with their business.

We are happy to have both Sherri and Lynne as the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Featured Artists for March!

As always, the River Walk Artists Shop and Gallery is free and open to the public.  They are open Wednesday through Saturday from 2:00 pm to 8:00pm and on Sundays from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

If you would like more information about the Picture This! Exhibit or the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, please call our offices at (218) 745-9111 or email Therese: tmjacobson16@gmail.com