Please Join Us At Our
Equality & Respect for All
Art Workshop Series
In a response to recent and ongoing events occurring on local, national and international levels, NWMAC is calling our region to participate in this series of workshops as a platform to let Human Rights voices be heard. We are proud to sponsor these workshops and remind everyone of their importance and equality, despite differences in background, race, gender and sexual orientation. Our workshops will be a space to create art that will revolve around our theme of Equality and Respect for All. We are striving to inspire people to process current events through artistic expression. Please join us!
Many art materials and a 12″ x 12″ canvas will be provided, although you will want to bring your scissors and painting supplies if you wish to paint or cut, to work quickly. You also may want to bring snapshots or images that are important to you, to include in your piece. If you finish your piece you will leave it with the facilitator, if you bring your canvas home, you need to deposit $10.00. The workshops will be led by artists Trey Everett and Janet Johnson. No unattended children. Only adults and very engaged young adults, please. You don’t need to consider yourself an artist to attend!
The artworks will exhibit at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks, opening June 22, 2017. A public reception will be held during the Art & Wine Walk on August 19, starting at 1:00 P.M.
For more info and/or Register for a workshop, call (218) 745-6733 or NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.
Upcoming Workshops: (Classes will not be held for 3 or less RSVPs. 10 per location on average)
- Tuesday, April 18 Halstad (2 people attended, completed)
- Wednesday, April 19 Hallock (7 people attended, completed)
- Thursday, April 20 Crookston (rescheduled due to low registrations)
- Saturday, April 22 East Grand Forks (canceled due to low registrations)
- Saturday, April 22 Roseau Library Conference Room 1:00- 3:00 pm with Janet Johnson
- Monday, April 24 Ada Dekko Center 5:30 – 7:30 pm with Trey Everett
- Tuesday, April 25 Warroad Library 5:00 – 7:00 pm with Janet Johnson
- Tuesday, April 25 Red Lake Falls Community Center 5:00 – 7:00 pm with Trey Everett
- Wednesday, April 26 Middle River American Legion 5:00 – 7:00 pm with Janet Johnson
- Thursday, April 27 Thief River Falls Public Library 5:00-7:00 pm with Janet Johnson
- Monday, May 1 Crookston Public Library 5:00-7:00 with Trey Everett
- Tuesday, May 2 Fosston Public Library 5:00-7:00 with Trey Everett (tentative)
May 5 and 6 will be wrap up days in Warren at our office. No workshop, only materials available.
Registration is required!
Please join North Country Fiddle and Dance
All dances are taught and all are welcome — singles, couples, and families. Reels, circle mixers, simple squares — all danced to live fiddle music — no experience needed!
When: Saturday April 1st, 7:30 to 10:00pm
Where: East Grand Forks Eagles Club 227 10 St N.W.
Details: Music by fiddler Mark Boggie of Duluth, with Tom and Erin O’Neil- calling by Jeanne O’Neil
Donations at the Door
Check Out Our Exhibit at the Riverwalk Artist Gallery
A new collection of colorful art has arrived–just in time for Spring! The NWMAC is excited to exhibit the works of inspiring regional artists alongside special guest artists from throughout the state of Minnesota. NEW HUES is open now through April 22, 2017 at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks.
Soft or bold, face-first or fading away–these works of exemplary technique use color to enlighten, embody and set apart their subject matter from the stark, contrasting nature of… the ordinary. Artists from Northwest Minnesota include Joel Miller & Sue Suess of Raven Works Forge in Roseau, Therese Jacobson of Alvarado, Phyllis Kalliokoski of East Grand Forks, Stephanie Olson of Thief River Falls, Alicia Spilde of Karlstad and Elizabeth Rockstad of Ada. Our special guest artists from throughout Minnesota include Abigail Kramer of Detroit Lakes and Jonathan Mauthe of St. Paul.
Visit our gallery at 211 DeMers Ave, East Grand Forks, and be INSPIRED by these extraordinary artists! The Artists’ Reception will be on April 22 at 1:00 pm. Details will be available soon for potential buyers.
Arts Midwest World Fest
Arts Midwest World Fest presents international musical ensembles in intensive week-long residencies in smaller Midwest communities. Its purpose is to foster an understanding of and appreciation for global uniqueness and differences. Thief River Falls has been fortunate to a recipient of these residencies for the past two years. Anda Union will be the fourth and final residency as part of this series. Anda Union combines different traditions and styles of music from all over Mongolia. You won’t want to miss the chance to see this musical ensemble from Inner Mongolia, China.
Anda Union will be performing for the public in concert on Saturday, March 18 at 7:00 PM at Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls.
Open to the public and appropriate for all ages! Tickets are just $5.00 per person at the door, which is amazingly cheap!! Hear unique instruments and throat music right in our region! We don’t even know what that is but we are excited to learn.
A program of Arts Midwest, the 2015–2017 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, and Anime Twin Cities. Additional support is provided by the Northwest Arts Council. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and the Chinese Heritage Foundation Grants Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation for Anda Union.