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Rural Arts and Culture Summit Register Today

Register today for the Rural Arts and Culture Summit!
Registration is now open for the Rural Arts and Culture Summit, June 6 – 8, 2017 at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Read more and register at www.racsumit.org.

The featured plenary session on Wednesday, June 7th, will bring together four cultural leaders to discuss a variety of cultural equity issues in small towns and how the arts can help create more inclusive communities:

Anton Treuer, an Ojibwe scholar from Bemidji, Minnesota

Michael Strand, a potter and activist from Fargo, North Dakota

Meredith Martin Moats, a folklorist and founder of the McElroy House in Dardanelle, Arkansas

Carlton Turner, executive director of Alternate Roots from Utica, Mississippi

On Thursday, June 8, keynote speaker Dr. Jessica Metcalfe from Turtle Mountain, North Dakota, will share the stories and strategies behind her business, Beyond Buckskin, which empowers Native American artists and designers, advancing the quality of Native American fashion through education while providing an in-depth platform for societal participation. Inspired by historical and contemporary Native American clothing design and art, Beyond Buckskin promotes cultural appreciation, social relationships, authenticity and creativity.

Other highlights of the Summit will include:

“Range,” an exhibit in UMM’s Morrison Gallery curated by Andrew Nordin. Artists are invited to submit work for consideration to exhibit until April 1. More information about the exhibit can be found at www.ruralartsandculturesummit.com/range

“A Steady and Irresistible Wind,” a site-specific, place-based performance installation created by artist Bethany Lacktorin, which will take place during the Summit on and nearby the University of Minnesota, Morris campus. A follow up to Lacktorin’s performance, My Ocean (2016), this piece is an ongoing exploration of diaspora where displacement, transition and growth as it occurs culturally, agriculturally, mentally and socially are expressed in story, music, movement and sound.

Workshops, panel conversations and demonstrations presented by over 30 practitioners throughout the nation.

Registration for the Summit is now open, with special early bird discounts available until April 19. Register here: http://bit.ly/RACSummitReg

Arts Advocacy Day 2017

1,000 arts advocates attended Arts Advocacy Day 2017 in St. Paul. Area residents, staff and board members met with northwestern Minnesota legislators to advocate for protecting the 47% of the Arts Legacy Fund and Maintaining the General Fund for the MN State Arts Board & Regional Arts Council System.

Creative Minnesota 2017 Report

Creative Minnesota 2017 Study
Reveals What Artists Need to Make a Living and a Life in Minnesota

The new Creative Minnesota 2017 report is out!

104,000 artists and creative workers, 1,600 nonprofit arts and culture organizations, and 22 million attendees have a total economic impact of $2 billion annually in Minnesota. Download your copy at CreativeMN.org or the regional report here.

The 2017 study is full of information, including an economic impact study of Minnesota’s non-profit arts and culture organizations. It asks

Where are Minnesota’s artists and creative workers? (Every corner of the state.)
Who are Minnesota’s 104,000 artists and creative workers?
What are the creative jobs, demographics, spending and income, and genres?
What do artists give to communities and what do they need to succeed?
What does public opinion polling of Minnesotans about the arts tell us?

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