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Thief River Falls Area Community Theater to Open The Sound of Music

 

The stage is built, the costumes are sewn, and the lights are focused:  the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater is making final preparations for The Sound of Music , which will open Tuesday, August 1 and run for three performances.

This production is part of the youth summer performance program  in which the entire cast is made up of teens.  It is group- directed by Jane Anderson,  Lacey Simoneau, Kristin Buckley,  Samantha Buckley and Laura Brickson.  The cast has been learning the dialogue and music from the show in a workshop atmosphere, in which they are receiving small-group voice, acting and dance instruction and are working on  large group improvisation and theater basic skills.  According to Jane Anderson, TRFACT executive director, “Musical theater requires a combination of many skills.  Oftentimes in the theater, we focus solely on  learning lines  and notes to the songs.  But there is so much more.  Movement, character development, and really learning how to ‘play’ on stage are what make a good actor a great actor. That’s what we are doing  with students in this program.”

Members of the cast of The Sound of Music were selected by audition and include Elise Kalsnes as Maria; Aly Karow: Sister Berthe; Molly Halsa: Sister Berthe; DeVyne Sieckert: Sister Sophia;  Laura Waldorf: The Mother Abbess; Wyatt Halverson: Captain von Trapp;  Olivia Mooney: Frau Jung;  Emma Anderson:Frau Schmidt.   The role of Rolf is played by Ethan Osowski, Max Detweiler by Coby Skjerven, Herr Zeller: David Miller, Admiral von Schreiber : Spencer Wittman, and Baron von Elberfeldt:  Nate Sedlacek.

The Von Trapp Children are played by  Irisah Mogen, Austin Wittman, Eleanor Brickson, Aiden Warne, Brooklyn Bakke, Brynn Olson, and Julianna Armentrout.

Other members of the ensemble include Olivia Wojahn, Carter Johnsrud, Becca Ballard,Kendra Mehrkens,  Alaina Lunsetter,Hailee Eidelbes,Kendal Rantanen, and Madeline Petrovich,

Performances of  The Sound of Music will take place at the Northland College Theater in Thief River Falls  on August 1, 2, and 3  at 7 p.m. each evening. The show runs approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with an intermission, so it is the perfect venue for small children. (But it will entertain adults, as well!)

Tickets are available at  Digikey Corporation during business hours, and at Pennington Square and Pennington Main. Tickets are also available at the door each night of the performance. Check us out on Facebook or log on to www.trfact.org for more information about the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater.

 

 

 

Arts Legacy and Arts Project Grant Deadline August 1

Arts Grant Applications have August 01, 2017 Deadline

Apply Now for

up to $10,000.00 in the Arts Legacy Category! up to $3,000 in the Arts Project Category!

Grant workshop July 18 to assist, answer any questions!

Grant money is available from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.  Grants are awarded to nonprofit arts organizations, communities, schools, individuals and other nonprofit organizations.  Applications are being accepted from our seven county Minnesota service area including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties.

Individual adult artists can apply for an Arts Legacy Grant of up to $10,000 if their project has a very strong community focus.  Performing artists, visual artists, media artists, creative writing artists are all welcome to apply.

The Arts Legacy Grants is a main category for funding artistic activity within the seven-county service region. Funding for the grants comes from the Minnesota State Legislature through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.

Arts Project Grants are used primarily for small budget arts projects and the sponsorship of performances of touring companies and artists. These grants are a maximum of $3,000.00 with a required cash match.  This grant programs have substantially less reporting requirements than Legacy grants.

Applications funded through these two very important grant opportunities include festivals, community theatre projects, folk music entertainment, sponsorship of visual demonstrations, creative writing workshops and many other activities that improve the quality of life of people in our communities.

To learn more about these grant programs and start an application visit www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org, click on the Current Grants Forms under the Grants Tab.  The grant application process is completely online and NWMAC’s Executive Director Mara Hanel can help walk you through the process of using the grants portal to get accustomed to it.  We are offering a workshop on Tuesday, July 18 at 9 am at our office for people who have questions related to our on-line system, grant applications, grant management once they get a grant, and final reporting.  Our Executive Director Mara Hanel covers all aspects of the grant process. You will find that it is really helpful to attend. The first half hour relates to the deadlines coming up and the second half hour relates to the system and questions on grants management and reporting. Don’t let your fear or inexperience with grants stop you from applying!  Let us know if you are interested by emailing mara@nwrdc.org or call 218-745-9111.

Artist Residency Workshop — Sign Up Today!

What are Artist Residencies? Is a Residency for You?

 

August 24, 2017 from 10:00am – 3:15pm

Northwest Service Co-op, Thief River Falls

Join us for a day of information on artist residencies in the classroom, including information for artists who would like to learn more about becoming a residency artist in the classroom, as well as information for educators to learn how to implement an artist in residency in your classroom setting. This workshop will teach participants how to impact students with innovative, art-filled learning whether you are an artist, teacher, or administrator.

Collaborating with artists brings unique, award-winning experiences right into the classroom. We know that as much as visual, performing and literary arts might seem like “nice to haves,” they are essential. Years of experience and a growing body of academic research backs that up.

From art to zoology, teaching through the arts enriches curriculum and engages learners. Here are just a few areas where arts residencies can boost student learning.

  • Arts: music, dance, theater, media arts, visual
  • Literature & Language
  • Global Cultures
  • STEM
  • Communication

10:00—11:30  Introduction to Artist Residencies: an overview for artists, educators and administrators.  In this session you will learn the basics of artist residency in schools.  You will learn about a specific program called COMPAS, and how that program works with schools to teach creativity in ways that meet classroom objectives while helping develop whole, problem-solving, creative minds.

You will also learn about an artist in residency program in our region called Teaching Artist Roster Program that is being developed through the Northwest Regional Arts Council, and how that program may benefit individual artists and schools in our area.

11:30—12:15  Lunch provided.  Networking and Q & A.

12:30-2:00  Break-out Sessions

Session #1:  “Is Residency Work for You?”   This session is intended for artists from all branches of the arts (visual, performance, literary) who wish to explore the possibility of becoming a residency artist within the educational system.   It will cover the steps to becoming qualified to be an artist in residence, and the opportunities following.  One week residencies, with a core group of students, is the main model discussed.

Session #2:  Hosting a Residency Artist in Your School   This session is intended for teachers and administrators who have an interest in hosting an artist in the schools, including areas of focus, timelines, how to incorporate what’s taught into your  existing curriculum and State standards, as well as many other aspects of the process.  

2:15-3:15  Writing a Residency Artist Grant    In this session,  you will learn the basics of writing an NWMAC grant to host a residency artist.   You will learn how to best formulate your plan to write a solid proposal in a competitive process.  Presented by Mara Hanel of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council

*This 1 day workshop will provide 4.5 continuing education units as required in Minnesota state statutes for teacher licensure renewal.

Participants can register at the Northwest Regional Co-op website here.  The workshop is featured on their main page and under events. The workshop is free for participants and registration is open until August 23.  Workshop will include a box lunch for participants.

Equality and Respect for All Exhibit Artist Reception August 19

 Equality and Respect for All Exhibit

June  22 to August 19

Stop by to see this powerful display!

Where:  River Walk Artists Gallery and Gift Shop

                   211 DeMers Avenue, East Grand Forks

When: Thursday – Saturday 2-8pm, Sundays 2-5pm

In a response to recent and ongoing events occurring on local, national and international levels, NWMAC partnered with residents of our region to participate in a series of workshops as a platform to let human rights voices be heard. The Equality & Respect for All workshops, led by Trey Everett and Janet Johnson, sought to remind everyone of their importance and equality, despite differences in background, race, gender and sexual orientation. Fifty-six 12 x12 canvases were created and discussed, revolving around our theme of Equality and Respect for All. Along with the canvases, spoken word, poetry and performing arts were also submitted to be viewed on a video screen in the gallery. Through this exhibit, we are striving to inspire people to process current events through artistic expression.

There will be an artist reception on Saturday, August 19 during the Art and Wine Walk from 3:00-5:00pm. Stop by to meet the artists from throughout our region! The exhibit will be closing afterwards.

Here is a listing of the of art with the artist name and explanation of each piece.

1 / Lady Liberty Persists; Stripes of Many Colors. Kristin Eggerling, Hallock, MN

The Statue of Liberty is a beacon, giving us strength; she is standing rm, unwavering throughout this storm with her lit torch reminding us what we stand for. The colors of this piece represent the diversity of who we are and what we bring to this world. This diversity is the depth in our society. Without it, what is the point?

2 / Stop the Hate. Peggy Montebello, Warroad, MN
Stop the hate… one “heart” at a time. My thoughts are… if each person does their part to stop hate, it will fix itself.

3 / As Barriers Break, Freedom of Life Releases and Grows. Michelle Walka, Mayville, ND

When thinking about equality and respect for all, I also think of many barriers that prevent us from embodying this with one another and within ourselves. These barriers are represented in the textured tape that blends in with the background. This “blending in” also signi es how often barriers become a part of a dominant norm, where it is dif cult to “see” how our beliefs, behaviors, and created systems actually perpetuate and solidify these barriers against equality and respect for all. However, as these barriers break open, our hearts also break open for one another. When equality and respect for all is embodied and lived out in our communities, there is freedom for life and freedom to grow. This is represented in the burst of colors and movement within the painting.

4 / All Lives Matter. Margaret Ehling, Red Lake Falls, MN
For so many years, I have thought soon we will realize that we are all created equal. Now I wonder, will that ever happen?

5 / Let Your Light Shine. Joni Anderson, Grygla, MN
My quote is special to me because it come from a Spiritual Leader I enjoy. She promotes positive thinking.

6 / A Forest Steeped in Diversity. Jill Levene, Angus, MN

The strongest forest is the diversified forest
The strongest farm is the diversified farm
The strongest business is the diversified business                                    The strongest diet is the diversified diet
The strongest education is the diversified education                              The strongest nation is the diversified nation
The strongest people are a diversified people
The strongest life is a diversified life

A rainbow exists through the interactions of water and light                     A forest exists through the interactions of water and light But, diversified forests do not appear magically

As rainbows do

A diversified forest must be brewed, slowly

From the water and the light
Just as a complex tea must be brewed, slowly From the water, and the light, and the forest

And the rainbow
An explosion of diversified colors
Weaves the individual trees of the brewing forest together Equally

Can you see the forest for the teas?

7 / Untitled Diane Younggren, Hallock, MN

8 / Change the Power Structure.  Eryn Killough, Crookston, MN
Only through a change in the structure of power will equality and respect for all begin to take form. America must be honest about its racist history and present in order to move forward.

9 / Use Your Hands to Speak. Beth Vigoren, Fosston, MN

Sometimes we talk about equality, but those words don’t create action. Let us use our hands to create the good deeds that our words fail to produce. Let us embrace everyone with an open comforting hand.

10 / Drowning Together. Trey Everett, Crookston, MN

This piece is about two people with opposing life views, political leanings, religious/spiritual beliefs, etc. etc. who are reaching out to impossibly welcome each other wholly and completely as they drown together rather than saving their own particular ideals.

11 / Join Hands & Heart. Mary Olson Barnes, Red Lake Falls, MN

12 / Untitled Therese Jacobson, Alvarado, MN

As I thought about my piece for Equality and Respect for All, an old song came on the radio with lyrics I hadn’t listened to carefully before. I thought the song, Crystal Blue Persuasion, was about the drug culture of the 1960’s and 70’s, but the lyrics clearly spoke about a new day coming when people would change, and in “every green eld, every town, and all children in every nation would have peace and brotherhood.” This symbolizes equality and respect to me, so my painting collage represents these qualities, showing people of all nationalities, along with the song’s lyrics. (Song by Tommy James & the Shondells)

13 / Wake Up to Humanity. Jodi Peterson, Halstad, MN
The first color I started with was blue, to represent the consciousness of the soul. I then mixed red for a blending of experiences. Drawing on branches for growth with dabs of yellow for enlightenment. At the top is the growing or reaching for balance. The words for how we are connected to each other, but within boundaries. It is when we step outside of ourselves that we can truly embrace each other.

14 / Cosmic Love: One Mother. Alicia Spilde, Karlstad, MN

I created this artwork with the intention of portraying equality for all under one shared mother, one Cosmic Love. I wanted to illustrate the human connection I feel on a universal level. Regardless of background, race, gender, or sexual orientation, we are created equal from this Cosmic Love. I chose a uterus to symbolize the mother – a powerful but loving and nurturing female figure. The painted swirls are the aura or spirit of the mother, spreading throughout the universe. This artwork gives a feeling of inclusiveness and oneness — a feeling I hope that can be spread throughout humankind.

15 / Happy Together. Andrea Thibert, Red Lake Falls, MN

When you’re at the ocean, standing on the coast, and you see that big body of water, you realize that we as humans are very small. There should not be any problems between people, because it’s a beautiful world. We really are all the same, no matter who or where you are in the world.

16 / Not Just Black and White. Kristina Gray, Crookston, MN

On the left are rigid blocks of black and white, like a chess board having equal squares. One the right the lines begin to curve and swerve in a chaotic way. That makes the black and white shapes more diverse. Layers of color and shapes are on the right side showing how the world is much more playful when not having strict rules of just black and white dimensions. The red “X” on the left means that there are other colors to be enjoyed and respected. If we claim the multiplicity of other cultures and backgrounds besides just our own, it makes our lives richer and more purposeful.

17 / Connected. Bonnie Stewart, Fosston, MN

Core to my belief is that all people are connected and the universe is our connector. The yellow background color represents how a smile, a kind word or a random act of kindness can bring people closer together. The rocks serve as a foundation of our connectedness. The single buttons show we are all unique in our individuality while the cluster of buttons show how we can do more together. Lastly, the trees represent how our roots are all intertwined, the tree trunk our individual strength and the branches of how by reaching out to each other we can learn, share and grow.

18 / Dreaming of Equality. Travis Hanel, Warren, MN

Equality and respect, to me, starts with the Native Americans and women. I tried to capture that with the use of colors of all the races and a dreamcatcher. Dreamcatchers allow all the negative to be caught and the good to pass through.

19 / Let’s Be Kind. Janet Johnson, Malung, MN

Mother Earth doesn’t discriminate. Winds blow, rain falls, mountains shift and streams and rivers ow with no regard for our color, gender, orientation, religion, ethnicity, political views or the size of our bank accounts. I like her attitude!

20 / Nature and Human Nature. Ross H. Hier, Crookston, MN

Although a rather “dark” piece, as a biologist it is hard for me to look at today’s world and not be disheartened by the skew in society’s extreme wealth, greed and non-sustainable human activities. We happily predict human population growth at levels that will put extreme pressures on our most basic necessities… clean water, healthy soils and clean air. There will be civil strife over clean water in the future. The breakdown of community speeds this process as those with monetary and political power, whether on purpose or not, push the “have nots” further into poverty with respect to natural resources and finances.

21 / Faces. Stephanie Olson, Thief River Falls, MN
My thoughts went to painting faces– are they the same person? Several people? I left the workshop thinking about what separates us and in what ways are we indistinguishable from each other.

22 / The Gap. Connie Nelson, Hallock, MN
My piece is about equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender, race or religion.

23 / It Was Never a Dress. Jennifer Woolcock, Warroad, MN Superheros come in all forms and live within each of us!

24 / All Life is Precious. Cyd Amiot, Warroad, MN

We may never know what a Life is all about. All Life has a purpose. Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. There is a reason for each and every one of us. He created us out of Love. He said himself in Revelation 22:13 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the First and the Last.” He is the start and finish in this Life and Beyond. With God as Artist, the words resonate with me that all Life is based on water, we can’t live without it and it is truly a Gift from God.

25 / Respect Me. Debbie Aune, Gatzke, MN
Today I learned an artificial womb was created and was successful at growing an animal, and it was said that “Humans are on the horizon”!? I’m screaming with fear inside. God help us.

26 / Break the Chains. Laurel Bergstrom, Roseau, MN

All my adult life I have dealt with addiction and mental health. I have been working to help others with the same issues that I have battled. My piece shows from the darkness to the light, it is possible to not live in that pit of darkness! But we need help to reach the light. Don’t hate the addict, hate the disease. Don’t hate the person, hate the behavior. If it’s hard to watch it, imagine how hard it is to live it! Please help! Reach out! Break the chain!

27 / Faith is Bigger. Alicia Berard, Greenbush, MN
I painted “let your faith be bigger than your fear” because with God we can do anything. God does not discriminate, just like we shouldn’t to each other.

28 / Evolve People, Evolve! Mara Hanel, Warren, MN

The election results happened. What kind of message is this, America? To the world, to my children? From space our world glows, but within most places on earth, the glass ceiling is still very real; and men with power and control issues are elected into leadership. Nevertheless, she persisted.

29 / Labels. Briana Ingraham, Red Lake Falls, MN

We all define ourselves with many labels: sister, brother, mother, father, Christian, Muslim, etc. These labels are a part of each and every person, no matter our background, no matter how “different” we may think we are from the outside. But as unique as each person is, we all share many of these labels. Since it is easier to love and embrace another who we see as similar to us, this piece represents just how much we actually have in common with every person we meet. We need to do better at looking past our differences and for the similarities and commonalities that unite us.

30 / Torn At The Edges. Zoe Everett, Crookston, MN

My piece is about how the more you open yourself up and accept others, the more the lines that society has made start to blur. My piece is made up of torn and ripped magazine cutouts. I did this to show that people come together as they destroy barriers that create separate groups and categories.

31 / Everyone. AJ Killough, Crookston, MN
Everyone can and must live together in harmony to achieve a brighter future.

31 / Untitled Courtney Shaver, Warroad, MN
33 / Love One Another. Jeanie Peterson, Warroad, MN                   Loving one another goes a long way!! “Love one another” John 15:12 My faith is important to me.

34 / Unique. Londa Olson, Roseau, MN

Each snow flake is different
and so
are

we.

This is something one of my uncles liked to say, and it’s important that we accept and respect each other in spite of our differences.

35 / All Blood Runs Red. Ann Piersol, Red Lake Falls, MN

Inside, under the skin, we’re the same. We all have have hearts and livers and blood, etc… We’re all the same underneath.

36 / We Are Better Together. Terri Hams, Red Lake Falls, MN

37 / Love & Light. April Symes, Warroad, MN

Red is a powerful color. Power, passion, hate, love–it represents so many things. The quote used here from Martin Luther King Jr. gives great visualization and direction. It causes me to think twice when responding to hatred, ignorance, ugliness in the world today.

38 / We All Bloom in the Same Garden. Ann Piersol, Red Lake Falls, MN

We are all basically the same, we might look different, but we all grow the same, bloom the same, live the same. We all have the same life. We’re all alive. We’re different in appearance but not in life.

39 / The Elegant Double Helix. Barbara Seeger, Red Lake Falls, MN

Elegant and timeless, the beautiful double helix molecule holds our blueprint. Like a family heirloom, DNA holds the genetic gift of our ancestors and parents. Found in every living cell, all human DNA differs only by 0.1% to 1%. Can equality and respect prevail when we realize all human DNA is 99% to 99.9% identical?

40 / Your Heart, Your Map. Cortney Sather, Warroad, MN

My painting is about trusting your heart, following your dreams, and learning to be who you are. There is so much judgement tossed around. Everyone has expectations for everyone else, including complete strangers. Why should the viewpoints of others define us? We forget who we are and what our dreams are when we live to be what everyone else wants us to be. The point of my painting is that we all have a map drawn in OUR OWN hearts that we should follow. We all have hopes and dreams, go after them. Don’t forget them. Grow within yourself and bloom into the person YOU want to be (symbolized by the flower). Just like real roads, the map in our hearts will have detours. Plans and dreams change, and that is okay! The heart in my painting is sewn on with big gaps because of the detours and change. It won’t always be a set and solid path, but we will make it. SO ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR HEART!

41 / Awareness. Kat Allen, Grafton, ND

Animals only see the world through their own eyes. A lion does not consider how the tree grows its leaves. A fish does not ask a rock how old it is. But a human child can look to the stars and wonder… As humans, we have the ability to see through our own eyes and the eyes of others. It’s a sort of “magic” called Awareness. If you cannot see the world through another’s eyes, then you are not aware, and you are an animal. It’s that simple. You must try to see –- be it a man, woman, lion, tree, fish, rock, child or star–- to be aware of the environment and understand the capabilities of another. We are all strong in different ways, made of the same particles… to atoms… to molecules…”We are all of dust and to dust we shall return…” My dust will be of magic. Will yours?

42 / Untitled Leslie Brandon-Sondreal, Middle River, MN

43 / All Minnesota. Kim Hruba, Warroad, MN
Celebrating diversity is the theme for my Equality & Respect for All submission. Especially in our more homogeneous communities, it can be difficult to see diversity. But beyond skin tone, it’s in our interests, our ages, our experiences. There is beauty and peace to be found in diversity if we’re willing to see it. Let us see it.

44 / The Root of Grace. Julie Elick, Roseau, MN

John 3:16-17 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (Equality) 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (Respect)

45 / Genesis 9:13. Susan Windsor, Roseau, MN

My piece is about God’s Covenant between Him and all mankind.

46 / The Earth Sighs. Laurel Montana, Warroad, MN
We need to take care of Mother Nature. The Earth doesn’t belong to us, we belong to it and we are responsible to care for this gift.

47 / Love is Love. Paris Sondreal, Middle River, MN
We need to find the love in everything even if it looks incorrect! Sometimes, it’s hard to find.

48 / Circle of Hope and Love. LaVonne Forsberg, Thief River Falls, MN

I did a stained glass window with 24 children for Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, and I wanted to share a smaller, painted version. I feel like the people of the world have to work together, and that goes for everybody. It’s not just about the givers and the takers. When people need help, we need to help them. People also need to learn to help themselves.

49 / Hope of the Future. Jan Osborn, Thief River Falls, MN

If it wasn’t for our own predjudices, our children wouldn’t have them.

50 / Nevertheless, She Persisted. Danica Robson, Thief River Falls, MN

51 / You Are Valued. Paulette Christianson, Badger, MN

We have a lot of turmoil in our world and country with government, law enforcement, racial issues, along with personal self-esteem. Our Equality and Humanity seems to be upset!

Our forefathers came to this country to make new beginnings with the belief in God. It is here there is Freedom of Speech, law and living.

The picture is a branch from the tree of Life. It says that we are unique, valued and important. It also says that there is a choice to make plans but to be open to changes that occur.

We are One under the sun with peace and Freedom. May we continue in unity and work together to keep it that way.

Be Unique – You are Valued – You Are Important – Live It – Love It – One Under the Sun! First, Peace!

Freedom – It’s great to have plans, but it’s more important to be open to the unexpected. That’s the secret to living.

52 / Untitled Bonita Hanson, Hallock, MN
In terms of global equality and respect, it starts at home. From first interactions with each other, our differences are there. Embrace them… Respect them. Orange–Uplifts, Confidence, Socialization Yellow–Positivity, Confidence, Energy
Tree of Life–Our Interconnection                                                              Buttons & Circle–Imagery of Optimism
Expect Respect–You need to know it to achieve it
Regional Respect–It starts at home
Maps–Different cities in our area
Material–Different body shapes, cut from “different fabrics”    Holding Hands–Together we are stronger

53 / Peaceful Path. Karen Mueller, Red Lake Falls, MN
Thinking about equality, so often, change does not come easy. My hope is that the changes occurring between people and in society happen peacefully.

54 / Do Not Harm. Janet Johnson, Malung, MN

Life would be so much simpler if everyone focused less on themselves and more on maintaining a peaceful life and helping others. Instead, we pry and prod, we judge and condemn. Meanwhile, weeds grow in our backyards. Be good to people!

55 / Love is Colorblind. Crystal Kolden, Gatzke, MN
I painted “Love is Colorblind” on a background of many colors to show and emphasize how love reaches across all people and places.

56 / Life is Your Bullseye. Matthew Nord, Halstad, MN

Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Roseau

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is proud to sponsor the Traveling Art Exhibit which will be visiting northwest Minnesota communities throughout 2017. The Traveling Art Exhibit includes original artwork by fifteen regional adult and high school artists. It began its journey at the NWMAC’s juried Regional Exhibit held at Norman County West High School, Halstad MN in April of this year.

Artists selected this year to participate in the Traveling Art Exhibit are:  Adults: Paulette Christianson of Badger, Macy Larson of Euclid, Jill Levene of Angus, Lucille Nelson of Argyle, Elijah Neufeld of Beltrami, Susan Neufeld of Beltrami, Alicia Spilde of Karlstad and Judy Szklarski of Argyle; and Students: Josiah Dyrud of Thief River Falls, Chey Gerber of Halstad, Kendra Jensen of Goodridge, Ellie Manomai of Fertile, Jordan Nelson of Goodridge and Taylor Wynn-Skalet of Halstad.

Artwork selected for this exclusive traveling exhibit is a collection of diverse subjects in a variety of visual media including: acrylic painting, photography, pencil drawing, watercolor painting, glass mosaic, and mixed media. Pieces were chosen for originality, distinctive style, portability, and presentation.

The Traveling Art Exhibit is currently on display at the Roseau Public Library until August 29, 2017. Visit www.nwrlib.org for library hours. The exhibit will be on display at the following libraries this year:

Hallock Public Library, May -June 13, 2017
Warroad Public Library, June 14–July 27, 2017
Roseau Public Library, July 28–Aug 29, 2017
Red Lake Falls Public Library, Aug 30–Oct 13, 2017
Thief River Falls Public Library, Oct 14–Nov 7, 2017
Warren Godel Memorial Library, Nov 8–Jan 8, 2018

For more information call the NWMAC office at 218-745-9111; contact the exhibit specialist at 701-360-0805, or email kata_6@hotmail.com