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Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery Opens at NCTC in TRF

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery Opens at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce that our new exhibition space will be located at NCTC in Thief River Falls.

NWMAC will have exhibits in the gallery for much of the year with the Northland Visual Art Department taking over the space at the end of each term. “It’s a win-win opportunity for Northland and the Arts Council,” explained NWMAC Executive Director Mara Hanel. “We appreciate this space to promote the arts and artists in our region and look forward to connecting with the public in a new venue.”

The gallery will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30-5 PM and at other times when events are held at the college. To visit the gallery enter through Door B near the library. Visitor parking is free in front of the business office.

According to Northland TRF Academic Dean Mike Curfman, “It is great for Northland and the Thief River Falls Community that the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is going to be using the Northland Art Gallery as their new home for shows and exhibitions. We believe it is a great venue to showcase the many talents that people in our region have and look forward to this collaboration with the NWMAC. It is exciting to be able to put these talented artists’ works on display here in Thief River Falls.”

For more information about our exhibits look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, or if you are an artist interested in exhibiting a body of work with NWMAC, please contact Kelsey at (218) 688-0078 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com. Please sign up for our e-newsletter on our website home page to see the latest news and grant announcements.  Email director@NWArtsCouncil.org or call 218-745-9111 to reach our office during regular business hours. 

North Country Fiddle & Dance Community Dance

With music by the Tickwood String Band from Fergus Falls

Teaching and calling: Jeanne O’Neil 

East Grand Forks Senior Center, 538 Rhinehart Drive S.E. East Grand Forks  in the Community Room

Reels, simple squares, circles, and more. All dances taught, no experience needed. 

All are welcome; singles, couples, families. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 7:30 – 10 pm

Free-will Donations at the door

For more info: 

Jeanne O’Neil 

oneil@rrv.net

( 218) 773- 3850

northcountrydance.org

Call to Artists

The Fosston Arts & Culture Commission would like to extend an invitation to any artist who would like an opportunity to show, create, sell their craft on September 7 for EPHC Heritage Days.  There is no charge for display or table space, but you must provide what you need for table, tent, etc.  This outdoor event will run from 9-2pm on the Heritage Park grounds and will coincide with the Forged In Fire event being held on the same day at the Ventures Bar & Grill patio.  The day will include:

Ø  Live music featuring the Snowmen

Ø  Fosston Area Farmers Market

Ø  3rd Annual Forged In Fire Event

Ø  Lunch served from 11:30-1pm

Ø  Commissioning of the first sculpture for Fosston’s Art & Sculpture Walk at 11am

If interested, please feel free to contact Bonnie at  218-280-9176 or Barbara at 218-309-0029 for more information.  Fosston welcomes the opportunity to host regional talent in an effort to promote the arts!  Barbara@nwmnhra.org

Stained Glass Mosaic Exhbit at Sorenson Gallery

ARTIST RECEPTION ON JUNE 18, 5PM-7PM

The Sorenson Gallery, located at the Fosston Library Arts Center, is currently showing beautiful stained glass mosaic pieces created by artist, Dee Dee Narum.  Her exhibit will be up through the end of June and can be seen during regular library hours.  Dee Dee’s mosaics are available for purchase.  

Dee Dee Narum’s stained glass mosaic pieces

There will be a reception on June 18th, from 5pm-7pm, where you can enjoy some refreshments and meet Dee Dee.  Dee explains how she got started creating stained glass mosaics, “After taking a traditional stained glass class, I had a large amount of left over small bits and pieces of glass and someone suggested mosaics.

I love working in anything that is “bits and pieces”, that is why stained glass mosaics is a favorite medium. I love the stained glass look with the flexibility of mosaics. I’m able to repurpose old windows, frames and doors to use as a base.

I’ve been working in mosaics for over a decade and I never get tired of the new ideas I can find.

My bits and pieces love also extends to quilting which I see as a very similar style in a different medium.”