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.
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.”
You are invited to attend the Fosston Children’s Theater’s production of Mary Poppins JR, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film.
JUNE 27 & 28
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
There is no admission fee to attend the play, and seats will be on a first come first, serve basis. Freewill offerings will be accepted and are greatly appreciated.
Directed by Abby Pearson
MARY POPPINS JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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.
Join us as we welcome Annie Fitzgerald to the Fosston Library Arts Theater on March 2 at 7:00 pm!
General Admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased in person at Generations for Him in Fosston. Out of town guests can purchase tickets online at www.fclaa.org (select “Annie Fitzgerald Tickets” under the Events tab).
Annie Fitzgerald has been described by Jamsphere as “a blend of Tori Amos’ intellectual appeal, Sarah McLachlan’s mystical charm and Edie Brickell’s baroque spirit.” Honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame as an artist to watch, Fitzgerald released her second album You & Me & the Sun on June 1st, 2018. Produced by Danny O’Brien (The Farewell Circuit, Dem Yuut), the album finds Fitzgerald joining gifted musicians and shaping a textured pop sound mixed with the raw vitality of rock-and-roll. Since her first release In Good Time, Fitzgerald spent time a part of the NYC Indie scene, started a family, and welcomed a move back to her home state of Minnesota and a newfound sense of space to create. You & Me & the Sun explores connection, vulnerability, love, and sparks in the span of time navigating the balance between motherhood & her life as a songwriter.
Ta-coumba returns to Fosston! Anyone passing west on Highway 2 in Fosston has most likely noticed the mural along the building just west of the stoplights. In the 1990s Ta-coumba (T. Aiken) visited Fosston for an artistic experience involving his talents with Fosston High School art students. A mural was created depicting the history of Fosston with portraits and landscapes of its history. This mural remains a vital scene for visitors and residents today on a business building in downtown Fosston.
FCLAA is proud to bring the artistic works of Ta-coumba to the Sorenson Gallery November 5- December 31, 2018. The following excerpt is taken from Ta-coumba’s website (www.ta-coumba.com):
“I create my art to heal the hearts and souls of people and their communities by evoking a positive spirit.
My art reflects a successful robust life creating objects and experiences. Over the years art has allowed me to travel, nationally and Internationally through, fellowships, grants, residencies, commissions, exhibitions, lectures and curatorial activities. I work in the spirit of collaboration and take great joy from witnessing my arts ability to catapult people into a visual journey.
I have always been fascinated with energy as a door, hallway, gateway or tunnel and the effect on ones approach or exit of a place. I am a son of a healer. On December 29th, 1972 my mother, Janet Aiken died on my twentieth birthday leaving me with a legacy of healing. I reluctantly accepted this inheritance as it slowly redefined my art and my determination to heal and use my art as a vehicle for change.”