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Jeff Menten & Paul NYE Livestream concert

The Fosston Community Library and Arts Association is Sponsoring Acoustofiddle Livestream Concert on

Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 PM

Violinist Jeff Menten, Park Rapids, and Fingerstyle Guitarist Paul Nye, Walker, will be presenting a Livestream Concert on Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 p.m. on YouTube Live and Facebook Live. 

The concert is sponsored by the Fosston Community Library Arts Association, and made possible by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, as part of a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund through the voters of Minnesota. 

Menten and Nye, who refer to their duo as “Acoustofiddle” have been performing together for nearly a decade and were part of Akeley’s Woodtick Musical Theater band for many years. 

The duo describes their music as “funky folk, punky polka, cool Celtic, caffeinated classical, and Gypsy jazz, with a bit of grassy blues.”  The music Menten and Nye will be presenting will cover a wide range of genres, including traditional, original, ethnic, and the duo’s arrangements of some pop covers.  Menten and Nye have regularly performed across the north country for several years until this year when the Covid-19 pandemic forced many music venues to close down, causing cancellations of live performances.  Many musicians have done performances on various social media platforms. 

The livestream concert will be videotaped live, courtesy of Calvary Church in Walker, which has allowed Menten & Nye not only the use of the facility, but also the video, audio and live-streaming software the church uses for online services. The concert will only be available online on YouTube Live and Facebook Live. Viewers can go online to www.paulnye.com for a link to the performance. The performance venue will be closed to the public, but the virtual online audience will be able to make comments through chat in realtime during the concert.  Menten and Nye will be reading some select comments throughout the show.  

Pre-concert streaming will be available at 6:30 p.m. on August 20th, with the concert starting at 7:00 p.m.   There is no charge for the concert, but viewers will be given an opportunity to tip the performers through PayPal or Venmo during the performance.  

Put this concert on your calendar!

Summer Arts Program

The Fosston Community Library and Arts Association to Hold

Children’s Summer Arts Program

Program cost is $20/child and includes 4 online classes and the supply kits for all classes. Registration closes on Wednesday, June 17th at 8 PM.  Kit pickup will be June 22nd from 5-7 PM at the Fosston Library Arts Center (403 Foss Ave N).

Thanks to generous donors, a limited amount of scholarships are available for children in need during this time.

The FCLAA will also be offering summer art classes for adults!

For more information, and to register, go to www.fclaa.org

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

Generation to Generation Concert in Fosston Postponed until futher Notice

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN WOMEN’S CHORALE AT THE FOSSTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY ARTS CENTER THEATER AT 403 FOSS AVE NORTH, FOSSTON

This event has been postponed until further notice

Generation to Generation will perform at the Fosston Community Library and Arts Center Theater

The Fosston Community Library Arts Association is pleased to announce a freewill concert open to the public.

The Women’s Chorale from the University of Northwestern will be here to present From Generation to Generation at the Fosston Community Library and Arts Center.

From Generation to Generation is a program/concert that celebrates the diversity of who we are and where we come from. Through song the Women’s Chorale lifts up the generations of women that have poured into the students and university. Come enjoy a program of majority female composers featuring works by Elaine Hagenberg, Sarah Quartel, Rosephanye Powell, and more!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Light Up the Arts

FEATURING TRADES OF HOPE 

NOVEMBER 22 from 5PM-7PM

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!