The Fosston Community Library & Arts Association will hold Light Up the Arts in conjunction with Fosston’s Light Up the Night! Featured in the Sorenson gallery will be Abby Pearson with Trades of Hope. Products will be for sale, with 20% of proceeds going to benefit the Fosston Arts Theater Accessibility Renovation Fund, and refreshments will be served. All are invited!
SORENSON GALLERY IN FOSSTON FEATURES POTTERY BY LISA MATHIESON THROUGH OCTOBER
The Sorenson Gallery, located within the Fosston Library and Arts Center, is currently displaying the gorgeous pottery, beautiful glass jewelry, and vivid wildlife drawings by artist, Lisa Mathieson. The display will be up through the month of October and can be viewed during regular library hours. To learn more about Lisa, you can visit her website at www.lisacmathieson.com.
Lisa’s Bioand Artist Statement
“I was fortunate to have been born into a family that valued the arts. As a young adult, I received a classical training in music. With this, came the rigorous demands for daily practice, and the fierce, utterly consuming need for self control during performances; I credit these qualities for having fine tuned me, they tempered me into the artist that I’ve become.
In my 20s, I traded my horn for a paintbrush. I received a degree in Fine Arts from Bethel University in 1988. In the following years I studied studio lighting—darkroom techniques at MCAD. I took graduate courses in poetry at the University of Minnesota.“
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
The date has been set for May 2 from 3-7pm in the streets of Fosston for the 2019 Spring Art Crawl! The night’s activities will close with an open house reception at the Sorenson Gallery, a chance to connect with business owners and artists. If you are an artist interested in being paired with a business for the evening, please let them know! This is a perfect opportunity to showcase your art, have great exposure to new clients and possibly make some sales or commissions! Reach out to Barbara at 218-230-4119 or Bonnie at 218-280-9176.
Looking ahead, later this spring, watch for the installation of Fosston’s first piece of public art to be located on Fosston’s Fit Trail. With a nod to the area’s Nordic heritage, metalsmith Jeff Olson has been commissioned to craft an interactive Viking ship to grace the Fit Trail. In September, the Arts & Culture Commission hopes to sponsor a studio crawl to coincide with Heritage Days and the Forged in Fosston events. For more information on how to become involved in this summer’s Studio Crawl, feel free to contact the Arts & Culture Commission (Barbara at 218-230-4119 or Bonnie at 218-280-9176).
Part of the Arts & Culture Commission’s mission is to enrich the human experience, reinforce Fosston’s identity and civic pride through arts and culture, and recognize the importance of arts to our quality of life and to the local economy.