In Honor of MLK Day and Black History Month
Black Lives Matters Original Artwork Exhibit
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery at NCTC in Thief River Falls
January 13 – February 28, 2021
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce an exhibition of artwork that honors Black Lives Matter. Our country, and much of the world, is aware of Black Lives Matter. In honor of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month, it is especially timely that we have come together to create art that reflects the spirit of Black Lives Matter.
This exhibition features a variety of 2-d and 3-d art, including paintings, collage, song lyrics, pen and ink and poetry from regional, as well as Twin Cities artists. In addition, there are a series of 12 x 12 canvas pieces created by young and old in our region.
The art installation is open from January 13 through February 28, 2021 at the NWMAC Gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls.
Inspired by blacklivesmatter.com. “Every day, we recommit to healing ourselves and each other, and to co-creating alongside comrades, allies, and family a culture where each person feels seen, heard, and supported. We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities. We work vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension, all people. We intentionally build and nurture a beloved community that is bonded together through a beautiful struggle that is restorative, not depleting.” This exhibit is in response to recent racist violence, long-time systemic racism and the unrest this has spurned. We know people need art right now more than ever to express ourselves and cope with the many emotions we’ve all been feeling.
Can’t make it in person? Visit the exhibit virtually here.
Some of the art included in the exhibit includes
Heidi Danos, watercolor “Minnesota Sad”
Dale Jacobson, poem
Therese Jacobson, 4 pen and ink images
Aliza Novacek-Olson, felted art
Kim Hruba, Collage
Lisa Arnold, Masks, Minneapolis
Cindy Kolling, title: “Unconscious Racism: If the Profile of a Bear…”
Karli Chadbourn, Bloomington, MN
The NWMAC Gallery is located at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. The gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30-5 PM and at other times when events are held at the college. Enter through Door A. Visitor parking is free and at this time in the large end lot.
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 Trey Everett at (218) 280-4917 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com. This exhibit is made possible with funding from The McKnight Foundation. 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 218-745-8886 to reach our office during regular business hours.
Would you like to create some art? Here are 2 tutorials by Karlstad Artist Alicia Spilde! She will lead you through two separate projects.
Listen to our weekly podcast Tuesdays with Mara (hosted by Ron West) on Pioneer 90.1 on Tuesdays at 3:05 pm. These interviews with regional artists, arts organizations, state arts leaders and others sponsoring arts events are on our website here for your listening pleasure whenever you’d like.
Have ideas for interviewees or topics? Please reach out to our Promotions and Marketing Specialist Kristin Eggerling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To listen to podcasts from 2021: http://www.northwestminnesotaartscouncil.org/podcast-tuesdays-with-mara-2021/
To listen to podcasts from 2019-2020: http://www.northwestminnesotaartscouncil.org/podcast-tuesdays-with-mara-2019/
To listen to podcasts from 2017-2018: http://www.northwestminnesotaartscouncil.org/podcast-tuesdays-with-mara-2018/
To listen to podcasts from 2015-2016: http://www.northwestminnesotaartscouncil.org/podcast/
To listen to podcasts from 2013-2014: http://www.northwestminnesotaartscouncil.org/tuesdays-with-mara-2013-2014/
Crookston Singer-Songwriter Annie Fitzgerald will be giving a live-stream concert via Facebook on Sunday, March 29th @ 4pm (for about an hour) to benefit the Crookston community. She will be splitting the donations between the New Hope Food Shelf and the Crookston School Social Work Fill-In-The-Gap-Fund.
Annie Fitzgerald: Live Stream Benefit Show for New Hope Food Shelf & Our Kiddos in Crookston
Sunday, March 29th @ 4pm – 5pm
Facebook Live Page Link : https://www.facebook.com/AnnieFitzgeraldMusic
Facebook Event Link to invite friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/583682052223325
On Sunday, March 29th, set your phone alarm for 4 pm and join her on Facebook Live to see her play some songs and entertain us. She will have a Venmo and Paypal account set up and info on how to donate.
Ways to donate:
Annie Fitzgerald | Singer-Songwriter New Album You & Me & the Sun Visit www.anniefitzgerald.com for more information.