ARTic Lights & Libations is Saturday, December 8! Downtown HallockART – local artists will have art on display for sale at Zedge Beauty Lounge. Want to sell your art? Contact Alaina at email@example.com. 6-9pm. Other businesses may be open with art for sale.LIGHTS – Holiday Lighting Contest will be judged with top three winners announced; a guided tour will leave from the gazebo every 20-30 mins from 6-9PM.LIBATIONS – A variety of business will be pouring special drinks and/or offering hot beverages for their customers/guests from 6-9 pm.ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS – Shamrock Lanes & Grill is hosting ornament decorating for kids from 3-5pm. Santa will be coming to the Bean & Brush at 5:30 pm.
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is excited to announce a new exhibit, SKIN, is now on display at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.
What does “skin” mean to you? Do you hear the noun, something we inhabit? Or do you hear the verb, an act of peeling away? Come to the NWMAC Gallery to see this contemplation manifested through art.
Several local artists are featured: Heather Sabian of Crookston, Tracy Mehrkens of Thief River Falls, Kennedy Truscinski of Greenbush, and Mara Hanel of Warren. Artistic mediums range from photography, pencil on paper, acrylic on goat skin, to muskrat hide.
To view the SKIN Art Exhibit, please visit the NWMAC Gallery at 211 DeMers Avenue, East Grand Forks, MN 56721(located within the Riverwalk Artists Gallery) now through November 3, 2018. The gallery is open Thursday–Saturday, 2:00–8:00 P.M.and Sunday, 2:00–5:00 P.M.
Save the date for an artists reception to be held Saturday, November 3 from 1-5PM.
Artist Heather Sabian created the following video about the exhibit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
If you are an artist interested in exhibiting a body of work with NWMAC, please contact Stephanie Olson at (218)688-1256 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com. This exhibit is made possible with funding from The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in Minnesota to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Ada
The NWMAC sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year. The exhibit includes 15 original pieces of art by regional adult artists, chosen from works submitted for our annual juried exhibit. The exhibit is currently at the Ada Public Library until November 2.
The 2018-2019 artists & artwork includes:
Margaret Anderson, Lancaster, “Great Blue Heron,” Painting
Paulette Christianson, Badger, “Tranquility,” Drawing
Margaret Ehling, Red Lake Falls, “Where the Wild Things Are,” Mixed Media
LaVonne Forsberg, Thief River Falls, “Apple Blossoms,” Painting
Bert Foster, Thief River Falls, “At the Lighthouse,” Photography
Loreen Hanson, Thief River Falls, “Weathering the Storm,” Painting
Therese Jacobson, Alvarado, “Stippled Squirrels,” Drawing
Jill Levene, Tabor, “Bernadette,” Drawing
Stephanie Olson, Thief River Falls, “Grandmothers,” Painting
Janet Osborn, Thief River Falls, “The Forgotten,” Drawing
Kay Rosengren, Hallock, “Etude,” Painting
Kathryn Rynning, Kennedy, “Tibetan Herding Family,” Photography
Betsy Saurdiff, Grygla, “Monochromatic Blue Platter,” Ceramics
Alicia Spilde, Karlstad, “Hold On,” Mixed Media
Judy Szklarski, Argyle, “Washington’s Pacific,” Painting
The 2018-2019 Traveling Exhibit Schedule:
May 11–June 28, 2018 Godel Memorial Library, Warren
June 29–August 31, 2018 East Grand Forks Campbell Library
September 1–Nov 2, 2018 Ada Public Library
Nov 3–Jan 4, 2019 Red Lake Falls Public Library
Jan 5– March 1, 2019 Roseau Public Library
March 2–April 27, 2019 Hallock Public Library
You may contact us for more info about the Traveling Exhibit at (218) 745-9111 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.
Join us in celebrating
National Arts In Education Week September 9-15
Designated by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 names the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education and its supporters joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the transformative power of the arts in education.
In 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law and its many arts-friendly provisions began to take effect. Recently, Congress and the Administration, proposed drastic cuts to the authorized funding for these arts-friendly measures. Sign the petition to U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos to encourage her to take action in ensuring equitable access to arts education so that every student in America succeeds.
In 2018, it is a particularly important time to celebrate arts education as we face the challenges in Washington and through states around the nation in fully realizing the goal of equitable access to arts education for every student.
This fall, our municipal, education and state leaders are engaged in planning, budgeting, and enacting of laws which will impact arts education. They need to know about the impact the arts have on young peoples’ lives and that they must support the arts in every community and every school in America. Click to send a customizable letter to the editor of your local paper now to tell them how and why the arts matter in education!
After taking your actions, you can join the movement of thousands of arts education advocates celebrating National Arts in Education Week. There are a number of others ways you can participate through social media. Take part in the visibility campaign during the week of September 9-15, 2018 by using the hashtag, #BecauseOfArtsEd. People from all walks of life can share their story of the transformative power of the arts in their own education and the impact the arts have had on their work and life.
- Post on Facebook. Tell the world #BecauseOfArtsEd story on Facebook. Let us know what you are doing now in work and life and how arts education has a positive impact with a photo! Be sure to use #ArtsEdWeek, too.
- Send a tweet. Share your quick #BecauseOfArtsEd story on Twitter. Be sure to include an image or video along with #ArtsEdWeek.
- Share a photo. Post your favorite arts education photo on Instagram along with your #BecauseOfArtsEd story about the impact of arts education on your life. Be sure to use #ArtsEdWeek.
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is hosting We Are Water workshops, led by area artist Trey Everett.
Please RSVP today for a We Are Water workshop held in a variety of locations throughout our region. In a similar spirit to our Equality and Respect for All workshops, participants will be provided a 12×12 canvas, supplies and instruction to create a piece of art around this theme. Water can be a source of recreation; it keeps us alive; it is used for daily life. Participants are encouraged to bring snippets or photographs or anything else they might want to use as material, medium, or inspiration. Completed artwork will be put on display in the NWMAC Gallery in November and will also be included in a catalogue of the exhibit.
This is a fun interactive activity for a group of people who gather monthly for a meeting. Does your group or club have an October meeting that you would like to combine with an outing to explore the topic of We Are Water on canvas? You must RSVP so we have enough art supplies and canvas.
44 canvas pieces will be exhibited at our gallery in November and December and will move to the University of Minnesota Crookston in mid-January. There will be a reception on Friday, January 25 at UMC. There will be a catalog related to pieces in the show.
What is the We Are Water MN traveling exhibit?
West Polk County Soil and Water District in Crookston was selected to host the impressive We Are Water MN traveling exhibit from January 20 to March 4, 2019. Other sites include St Paul, Bemidji, Duluth, Austin, Northfield, Grand Rapids and Onamia. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is working in collaboration with leaders in Crookston to compliment this family friendly, interactive Humanities Commission exhibit with our own local art creations. Art creation workshops are offered in October and November 2018 that will bring together citizens, in our seven county region, creating a canvas that depicts what they think of when they hear We Are Water.
We Are Water MN explores the connections between the humanities and water through an exhibit, public events and educator resources. Visitors reflect on local stories and the meaning and experiences of water in Minnesota with space to add their own stories. By creating relationships around water, we are creating networks that can promote positive social norms, and share a vision for and participate in water stewardship. The website on We Are Water MN shares stories from people in Minnesota relating to this theme. To read these stories visit https://mnhum.org/we-are-
Visit West Polk Soil and Water District’s website to watch for more on this exhibit coming to Crookston at https://www.westpolkswcd.com/