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Kittson County Skies Exhibit

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An opening cocktail reception will be held to kick-off the fall/winter exhibit of Kittson County Skies by local photographer Megan Sugden. The exhibit will open on Saturday, October 8 at 4:00 pm at Far North Spirits rural Hallock. The popular series features beautiful images of local churches, farms and homesteads set against a stunning background of northern lights and the milky way.

Megan Sugden of Megan Sugden Photography/Kittson County Skies is a portrait photographer who has garnered a substantial social media following for her striking nightscape photography focused on the skies of Kittson County. She makes her home just outside of Hallock, Minn., and is a wife and mom of three young boys.

Kittson County Skies prints in various sizes will be available to order for the holidays, and calendars will be available for purchase.

Light appetizers will be served and signature cocktails will be available for purchase.

When
October 8, 2016 from 4 – 7 p.m.
The exhibit is open on Saturdays from 5-8 p.m. through December 3, 2016.

Upon conclusion of its run at Far North Spirits, Kittson County Skies will travel to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery in East Grand Forks, Minn. for a month long exhibition, which will run through December 31, 2016.

WHERE
Far North Spirits
2045 – 220th Avenue
Hallock, Minn.
Directions are available here.

WHY
Megan loves capturing the beauty and unique rural landscape of Northwest Minnesota enhanced by the magical Northern Lights and starry skies.

The gallery exhibit is made possible with assistance from a grant provided by the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council through funding from The McKnight Foundation.

Northwest Traveling Art Exhibit at Red Lake Falls

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is excited to sponsor the Traveling Art Exhibit which is visiting northwest Minnesota communities this summer and fall. This month the exhibit is visiting the Red Lake Falls Library. This year’s Traveling Art Exhibit includes original artwork by fourteen regional adult and high-school artists, and began its journey at the NWMAC’s juried Regional Exhibit held at Roseau City Library, Roseau MN in April and May of this year.

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Artwork selected for this exclusive traveling exhibit is a collection of diverse subjects in a variety of visual media including: acrylic painting, photography, pencil drawing, watercolor painting, glass mosaic, and mixed media. Pieces were chosen for originality, distinctive style, and presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Artists selected this year to participate in the Traveling Art Exhibit are:

Adults: Margaret Ehling of Red Lake Falls; Irene Bertils of Crookston; Judy Szklarski of Stephen; LaVonne Forsberg, Loreen Hanson, Alberta Johnson, and Bert Foster of Thief River Falls; Alicia Spilde of Karlstad; Ann Novacek of Greenbush; Janet Johnson of Malung; and Students: Jessica Lynn Ross, Fisher H.S.; Breana Pruneda, and Izabel VonRueden of Climax-Shelly H.S.; and Kylee McFadden, Marshall County Central H.S.

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The Traveling Art Exhibit is now on display at the Red Lake Falls Public Library, 105 Champagne Ave SW, Red Lake Falls, MN 56750 from September 14th through October 19th. (Note that the exhibit will be in Red Lake Falls one week longer than earlier advertised to accommodate visitors.) Call 218-253-2992 for library hours. The exhibit is scheduled to visit the following libraries through the summer and autumn:

Red Lake Falls Public Library Sep 14 – Oct 19
Warren Godel Memorial Library Oct 19- Dec 7

 

 

Middle River Community Theatre Presents Interruptions

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The Middle River Community Theatre presents its 2016 Goose Festival Production of Interruptions. Tuesday, September 27- Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 each day. Sunday, October 2 at 4:00 pm. This is a modern comedy and an award winning play that features a strong ensemble cast. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Young’s General Store in Middle River.

Rosemaling and Drawings by Jean Honl

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) proudly presents Rosemaling and Drawings by Jean Honl, an exhibit of rosemaled wood items and original drawings from Ms. Honl’s studio in northern Minnesota. This exciting exhibit opens Wednesday, August 31, 2016 and will be open to the public through Sunday September 25th in our gallery in East Grand Forks.

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Jean’s interest in rosemaling began over 40 years ago when she enrolled in a rosemaling class offered through adult education classes. She “fell in love with the beautiful scrolls and flowers prevalent in this folk art,” then her interest became more than a hobby. Jean traveled to the Norwegian American Museum in Decorah, Iowa three times to take rosemaling classes from the masters. Today, her beautiful works are found in many countries.

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Jean creates most of the wooden pieces she rosemals in her woodworking shop. She makes functional pieces including grandfather clocks, large cupboards and deacon’s benches, as well as the smaller items in the exhibit. More than able in carpentry, she also built her kitchen cabinets and a corner cabinet. Adding to her creativity, Jean draws designs on matt board, incorporating her favored scrolls with sweet symmetrical faces, or natural themes.

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A reception for the artist was held on Saturday, September 17th, in conjunction with the Art & Wine Walk. During the event, Ms. Honl  demonstrated rosemaling on a 3-foot by 4-foot board. Her pieces in the gallery are for sale, and include rosemaled trunks, clocks, jewelry boxes and more. She also has framed drawings for sale.

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Rosemaling and Drawings by Jean Honl will be 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 gallery is closed on Monday and Tuesday. 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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Traveling Art Exhibit visiting Thief River Falls Library

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is excited to sponsor the Traveling Art Exhibit which is visiting northwest Minnesota communities this summer and fall. This month the exhibit is now visiting Thief River Falls Library. This year’s Traveling Art Exhibit includes original artwork by fourteen regional adult and high-school artists, and began its journey at the NWMAC’s juried Regional Exhibit held at Roseau City Library, Roseau MN in April and May of this year.

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Artists selected this year to participate in the Traveling Art Exhibit are:

Adults: LaVonne Forsberg, Loreen Hanson, Alberta Johnson, and Bert Foster of Thief River Falls; Alicia Spilde of Karlstad; Ann Novacek of Greenbush; Irene Bertils of Crookston; Janet Johnson of Malung; Judy Szklarski of Stephen; and Margaret Ehling of Red Lake Falls.

Students: Breana Pruneda, and Izabel VonRueden of Climax-Shelly H.S.; Jessica Lynn Ross, Fisher H.S.; and Kylee McFadden, Marshall County Central H.S.

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Thief River Falls Librarian Emily Savageaue in front of the exhibit

Artwork selected for this exclusive traveling exhibit is a collection of diverse subjects in a variety of visual media including: acrylic painting, photography, pencil drawing, watercolor painting, glass mosaic, and mixed media. Pieces were chosen for originality, distinctive style, and presentation.

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The Traveling Art Exhibit is now on display at the Thief River Falls Public Library, 102 First St. E., Thief River Falls, MN from August 3rd through September 14th. Call (218) 681-4325 for Library hours. The exhibit is scheduled to visit the following libraries through the summer and autumn:

Ada Public Library May 20 – June 28
Hallock Public Library June 28 -Aug 3
Thief River Falls Public Library Aug 3 – Sep 14
Red Lake Falls Public Library Sep 14 – Oct 12
Warren Godel Memorial Library Oct 12 – Nov 30