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There’s a Monster in My Closet — 2019 Middle River Community Theatre’s Children’s Production

Middle River Community Theatre presents

There’s a Monster in My Closet — their 2019 children’s production. Tickets available in advance at Young’s Store or limited numbers at the door.

June 23, 24, and 25. Showtime is 7:00 pm.

Ticket prices of $10 for adults and 7$ for senior citizens (62+) and children (12 and under). Performances are at Ye Olde Depot Theater in Middle River.

Rachel Latuff, Miss Minnesota to Visit Middle River

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Photo cred: Sara Merriam Photography

Miss Minnesota, Rachel Latuff will be attending the Miss North Star Pageant in Middle River on Sunday, September 20.

Ms. Latuff is a secondary visual arts teacher for St. Louis County School and is a graduate of University of Minnesota – Dultuh with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in K-12 Art Education.

Ms. Latuff’s platform is, “Teaching the Heart: Building the Social and Emotional Wellness of Youth and Their Teachers.”  Ms. Latuff is expected to perform her talent

Miss Minnesota says,

“Only you define yourself and your creative ambitions. Embrace every side to your personality while never feeling afraid to fail. When we fail, it builds us to become a stronger person. Failure is the growth of success. It means you embody the will to improve. When you learn to accept yourself, how your talents serve others, and carry nonstop determination… you will achieve things beyond anything you’ve imagined. It takes grit, passion, a sprinkle of creativity, and a lot of dedication. Accepting all of who you are will allow you to become the best version of yourself.” -Ms. Latuff/Miss Minnesota 2015

Find out more about Miss Minnesota HERE.

Healing Minnesota Art Project

Ms. Latuff has been instrumental in getting the Healing Minnesota Art Project off the ground.  It focuses on helping “youth create artwork they feel represents the history and growing diversity in the state.”

Her goal is to share the project through out the state for teachers and educators alike to use in their classroom to empower youth.  This is a public art project with art work displayed around the Capitol.  This project is in collaboration with the Healing Minnesota Stories project.

Miss North Star Pageant

Middle River

Sunday, September 20   3 p.m.  @ MR School

$8 admission

Approximately 2 hours

Autumn All-Northwest Minnesota Student Art Exhibit

Autumn All-Northwest Minnesota Student Art Exhibit


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StudentShow_834 Students from 6 different schools are participating in this year’s student art showcase on display now from November 5th-30th at our East Grand Forks gallery.

April Symes’ high school students in Warroad created color-filled oil pastel landscapes. Participating students are Jenna Doyle, Sarah Casperson, Katelyn Crowe, Shelby Huseth, Francesca Huerd, and Bailee Ellenson.StudentShow_4

High school pupils of Deb Aune in Middle River used charcoal to create shapes with shadow and light in still life drawings.  Students are: Tony Olson, Yolanda Kaml, Teahna Anderson, Merle Holverson, Tyler Allen, Adrianna Beito, Whitlee Rud, Tanya Beaulieu, Johanna Jacobson, Ben Besser, and Jake Waage.

Grygla_Emilie TykwardSelfPortraitGoodridge students of Betsy Saurdiff painted acrylics in the style of Vincent Van Gogh, while her pupils at Grygla experimented with either Van Gogh’s style, or imaginative painting. Those participating from Grygla are Samantha Kraulik, Emilie Tykward, and Kelly Dougherty; and from Goodridge are Kourtney Konickson, Daylyn Kainz, and Benji Wilebski.

EGF_JacksonConradAmerica's HeroIn East Grand Forks, Josh Perkerewicz’ 8th graders at Central Middle School created large charcoal drawings of their favorite characters from movies and videos. Students participating are Joelle Kotowicz, Spencer Musgrove, McKenna Garrett, Jaiden Pinckney, Kaitlyn Knutson, Gina Wald, and Jackson Conrad.

Erin Nelson’s advanced art students at EGF Senior High used various media to express realism, abstract art, and collage through design. Her students include Claire Potter, Missy Anderson, Cameron Pederson, and Haakon Gisvold.StudentShow_6

StudentShow_3A reception for the artists and teachers will be held Saturday, November 22nd, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the gallery. The All-Northwest Minnesota Student Art Exhibit is free to the public, and is open November 5th to November 30th, 2014 at the Arts Council Gallery inside the River Walk Artists shop and gallery, 211 Demers Ave, located in the Riverwalk Theater Mall, East Grand Forks, MN. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m, and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  To arrange a private showing, or for information, please call the Arts Council office at: 218-745-9111, or T. Jacobson at 218-965-4216; or email NWMAC director Mara Wittman at mara@nwrdc.org.


Mind Over Matt: Middle River Community Theatre







MIND OVER MATTMiddle River Community Theatre proudly presents Mind Over Matt, by Scott Haan and directed By Brent Peterson.

Ever argue with yourself? Ever said, “I don’t know what got into me?” This is the story of Matthew Lane. Matt is a successful illustrator with a couple of deadlines and several squabbling inner personalities who do weird and wonderful things. As Matt tries to gather up enough nerve to ask out the girl of his dreams, Matt’s egos, who all have their own hang-ups, lead him in one too many directions. When Matt’s overworked boss comes to believe that Matt has a crush on her, the conflicted egos manage to make a bad situation much, much worse.–Heuer Publishing “Mind Over Matt” synopsis.

The Cast of Mind Over Matt, 2014 Goose Festival Middle River Minnesota.
The Cast of Mind Over Matt, 2014 Goose Festival Middle River Minnesota.

539744_185127594940472_1021079361_nPerformances take place at Ye Olde Depot Theater-Middle River, MN the week of Goosfest.  Call Young’s Store in Middle River at (218) 222-3513.  There are performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and a matinee on Sunday.  Call to see if tickets are still available.  They go fast!


The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is proud to be a partner in this wonderful one-act play!