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Roseau Concert Nights at the Gazebo

Enjoy an evening of outdoor entertainment with concert nights at the Gazebo in Roseau this summer on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm. Bring your lawn chair and listen to music on the banks of the Roseau River. In the event of rain, all concerts will be held at the Roseau School Theater. Here’s the schedule:

June 14 Dariann Leigh

Dariann Leigh, a small town girl with a big voice, and even bigger dreams. Singing since she could talk. Her small town roots show in her natural, and raw performances.  Hot dogs, chips and cookies served by Moe and Messiah Youth Group. 

June 21 Paul Wilson and Mary Abendroth

Enjoy these Scandinavian Folk Musicians Paul Wilson and Mary Abendroth. Midsummer Celebration with Scandinavian treats served by Sons of Norway. Funding provided by Minnesota’s Legacy Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

June 28 The Jensen Sisters

Two free-spirited singer/songwriters with a passion for country music with a Little Rock n roll sound.  Roseau Lions will be serving burgers.

July 12 Gabby June

Root beer floats served by the Roseau Area Community Fund.

 

July 26 Kari and Billy

Whether performing on a big stage or simply playing to friends and family around a campfire, Kari and Billy are seeking to bring back the simplicity and wholesome feel of great melodies and relatable lyrics.

 

 

 

August 2  The Overtones

The Overtones are a quartet – they have been singing together for over 30 years. Burgers served by the Roseau Lions.

August 9 Jesse Bean

August 16 Jordynn Johnsrud

August 23 The WoodPicks

Join the end of the summer concert series with the unique talents of the five member band, The WoodPicks Their enjoyable stage show incorporates strong harmonies and musical style that features their own arrangements of original music and old favorites.

The WoodPicks have been fortunate to share the stage with such great acts as the Grascals, Monroe Crossing, Dailey and Vincent, actor/singer Ned Beatty, JD Crowe, John Cowan, High Plains Tradition and Special Consensus. Food will be served by Roseau ALS.

Funding provided by Minnesota’s Legacy Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Don’t forget your lawn chair or blankets!

For more information contact roseaupromotions@mncable.net

CAMP ART 2018 in Hallock Starts June 25

CAMP ART 2018

Kittson Central School

Hallock MN

June 25-28

CAMP ART classes will again be offered at Kittson Central School this summer.  Campers will attend classes with three Minnesota artists who each specialize in a specific area of art. The campers, divided by grade level, will spend one hour with each of the artists engaging in kid-friendly art projects. Once again, COMPAS Artists will be teaching these classes. This year the focus will be on laughter and whimsy. Anne Reid will teach sculpture, Ben Domask will lead juggling, mime and other circus arts and Levi Wienhagen will teach comedy writing. For more information on each artist, please go to www.compas.org.

CAMP ART will be in session daily beginning Monday, June 25th and ending Thursday, June 28thClasses for grades 4 through 8, will begin at 9:00 am and end at 12:00 pm.  For campers in grades K through 3, classes will start at 1:00 pm and end at 4:00 pm. There will be an art show that is open to the public on Thursday evening at 7:00.

This year the campers in grades 4 through 8 will have a chance to specialize in two areas of art allowing them a very focused time to learn and create. If your child is in this age group, please indicate their top two preferences on the registration page.

The cost of CAMP ART is $20.00 per student.  There is a $40.00 family maximum fee. Make checks out to Kittson Central School.

Transportation is the responsibility of each family.

Classes are open to all students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 8 during the 2017-2018 school year.

If you have questions regarding CAMP ART, please call Shannon Christenson (612-210-1159) or call the school office (218-843-3682, ext. 221) and leave your name and number.

CAMP ART is made possible by an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant provided by the Northwest Minnesota Art Council.

Area Student Art Hanging at Senator’s Office

Art created by area students is hanging at State Senator Mark Johnson’s office in St. Paul.

Pictured L to R: State Senator Mark Johnson, Sue Gens of the Minnesota State Arts Board and Legislative Assistant Rachel Bakke. The art was created by student artists Kristy Williamson of Gatzke, Amy Follette of Crookston, Elise Monson of Grygla and Spencer Wittman of Warren.

The art includes:

“The Tower” Black and White Print by Kristy Williamson who lives in Gatzke and attends Greenbush/Middle River School District.  Kristy created this linoleum print when she was in 8th grade and now she is a Senior. It is a limited edition.  All the letters in the words needed to be carved in mirror image for the print to be legible.  She received 2nd place in our art show this year for this print.  Here is her artist statement about the piece, “This piece is particularly close to my heart.  The most difficult part of this task was planning out all the words backwards. Linoleum printing is one of my most favorite mediums because how difficult it can be. I like a good challenge.”

“We All Fit Together” Painting of flag by Amy Follette who lives in Crookston and attends Crookston School District.  This painting was created as she pondered the meaning of the flag amongst protests this year and her desire to serve in the military in the next few years.  Here is her statement about the piece, “When I decided to create this piece when the controversy on whether or not to stand for the flag was big in the news. I also have recently fallen in love with cubism. So I thought that making a cubism painting of the American flag would be a great representation of our country. We are all different and have all different pieces of ourselves, but when we all come together we all fit with each other, we make each other whole. I tried to demonstrate this in my painting.”

“A String of Planets” Colorful print by Elise Monson who lives in Grygla and attends Grygla School District.  Students love to create art that shows something that captivates them and prompts their learning and in her case exploration.  Statement, “My intention was to just try and create the vision I had in my head.  I knew I wanted to have lots of shades and different textures.” 

“In Sight” Photograph by Spencer Wittman who lives in Warren and attends Warren/Alvarado/Oslo School District.  Passing time by being creative with photography.  Statement,  “This photograph explores my quiet patience, in my hunting stand, waiting and hoping for a deer.  There is pride and tradition around hunting within my family.  The aspect, that most of the time, nothing is in the scope … but at any point a deer might come into view, is what I hoped to capture.”  This piece was in the NW Art Exhibit last year.

 

Artists of Northwest Minnesota Booklet is Available

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce that the 4th edition of our Artists of Northwest Minnesota booklet is available for retail locations and others who are interested. This is a marketing booklet that will be distributed throughout our region.

The booklet includes information about a variety of creative people and artists, including visual artists, dancers, bands, musicians, performing artists, and theater directors, editors, writers and fine crafters. The booklet helps those who are listed reach out to the general public and is a means to help the public “get in touch with them” to purchase art, book them, or have them provide a service.

Arts organizations, dance studios, stores with local art, local suppliers of supplies and materials for artists, coffee shops that have open mic or live bands often, etc. are included in the back of the booklet.

Please let us know if you would like copies to distribute or for yourself. To view the booklet online click here.

director@nwartscouncil.org or 218-745-9111.

 

Acting Workshop in Hallock Free for All Ages! May 19

Acting Workshop

FREE    FREE   FREE

 Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Hallock City Hall, 163 3rdSt. SE, Hallock, MN

Open to ages 12 to 99

Call 612-414-2032 or email Seife014@umn.eduto sign up!

Sod House Theater of Minneapolis will offer a free acting workshop led by professional theater artist Luverne Seifert and Darcey Engen in Hallock on May 19th.

1:00 to 2:30pm A Kick in the Pants: Physical Comedy Routines and play reading. You will begin with a vocal and physical warm-up with Darcey Engen. They will then introduce stage techniques of physical comedy: slaps, kicks, trips, falls, fixed points and awkward timing decisions. Participants will develop a 1 to 2 minute comedy routine that they will develop and perform. No preparation necessary. Dress to move comfortably. You will then read a portion of the script. 

During the workshops they will also hold an information session and call for actors, musicians and volunteers to participate in their performance of “An Enemy of the People,” a site-specific performance that will take place in Hallock, JULY 23 through JULY 26th.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

They provide a playful and safe environment to learn skills for performance.