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North Country Fiddle and Dance Community Dance

Please join North Country Fiddle and Dance

for a

Community 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

New Hues: An Exhibition of COLOR!

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.

Phyllis Kalliokoski

Joel Miller

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.

Abi Kramer

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.

Therese Jacobson
Therese Jacobson

Arts Midwest World Fest presents Anda Union

Arts Midwest World Fest
Anda Union
March 12-18

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.

North Country Fiddle & Dance Community Dance

Please join North Country Fiddle and Dance  for a community dance on Saturday, February 25 from 7:30 to 10:00 PM at the East Grand Forks Eagles Club, 227 10th St. N.W., East Grand Forks, Minnesota.
Learn traditional roots folk dances: reels, simple squares, New England contras, and circle mixers. All dances are taught and no experience is needed; All are welcome — all ages, singles, couples, and families. Live music is provided by the Corner Booth String Band from Fergus Falls. This should be a fun night for all.

This event made possible in part by a grant provided by the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the state’s general fund.

Kittson County Skies Exhibit Open Now

Photographer Megan Sugden exhibits Kittson County Skies, A Northern Lights Experience

January 18–March 5, 2017  Riverwalk Artists Gallery

Meet the photographer at the Artist Reception

February 11 from 3–5 pm

In the farthest, northwest corner of Minnesota lies Kittson County, home to winding rivers, Lake Bronson woodlands, and fertile farmlands that stretch as far as the eye can see — all beneath the glow of stars and the ever-changing Northern Lights. Photographer Megan Sugden has captured all of this and so much more in her exhibition, Kittson County Skies–- now on display at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council gallery in East Grand Forks.

Megan is an award-winning photographer from Hallock, MN. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, The Sunflower, Prairie Grains, The Farmer, City Pages and Make it Minnesota. Megan is nationally recognized for her popular series, Kittson County Skies, which features beautiful images of local churches, farms and homesteads set against a stunning background of Northern Lights and the Milky Way. Megan also runs a successful portrait and wedding photography business and enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

An Artist Reception will be held on February 11 from 3–5 pm. Join us in the NWMAC Exhibition Room in the Riverwalk Artists Gallery, located in the River Cinema Mall in East Grand Forks for a photography experience that is equally expansive and up-close, dark and colorful, and haunting.

To view more of Megan Sugden’s work, please visit www.meganphoto.com or www.kittsoncountyskies.com.