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Midwest Grain: Watercolor Paintings by Debbie Aune

New Exhibit Now Open!

Midwest Grain

Watercolor Paintings by Debbie Aune

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is excited to exhibit Midwest Grain, a collection of watercolor paintings by Debbie Aune, which feature familiar landmarks to all of us living in northwest Minnesota: grain elevators. A longtime artist of Gatzke, Minnesota, Debbie grew up on a small farm in northern Minnesota, and recalls her early fascination with these historical structures.
“As a small child a trip in the old, crusty, dirty truck to the local elevator was quite the trip. In my early teens I would most likely be found in the dusty combine riding with Mom, and then at age seventeen-it was my job to turn all the fields upside down in preparation for the next year. Dirt was fun!”

Debbie’s art, primarily watercolor paintings, often depicts scenes of daily life in our communities-and our region’s history. “With no surprise, farming, farming equipment and storage buildings have again made their way into my latest watercolor exhibit, Midwest Grain. Elevators, tracks and trains swarm with history, stories and memories good and bad. Every town big or small has (or had) a grain elevator. Good thing I like the color gray!”

Debbie’s exhibition is now open through March 31, 2018 at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks.

Meet the artist on Saturday, February 24, when Debbie will be at the gallery to discuss her works during the Art & Wine Walk, at 1:00 P.M.

“My hope in painting these grain elevators of Northwest Minnesota, besides the obvious farming flashbacks and sense of nostalgia, is to show the charm and curious attraction of these big gray monuments. Their form, the perspective, the subtle changes of gray, their rust, the interlacing spouting and conveyors-it’s all a kick to paint! I have a connection with this dirt we call earth and the galvanized steel, iron and wood that rises from it. Paris, Melbourne and Rome will have to wait. “
To view Debbie’s art, please visit the NWMAC Gallery at 211 DeMers Avenuein East Grand Forks (located within the Riverwalk Artists Gallery) now through March 31, 2018. The gallery is open ThursdaySaturday, 2:00-8:00 P.M. and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 P.M.
All of Debbie’s art featured at the gallery is for sale and can be purchased by contacting the artist at (218)689-2363. For more information about Debbi’s exhibit, or if you are an artist interested in exhibiting a body of work with NWMAC, please contact Kat Allen at (701) 360-0805 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.

One Day Memoir Writing Workshop in Shevlin

Clearwater County Historical Society offers a one-day writing workshop with Angela Foster March 21

 

Do you have a memory that shimmers in your mind? One that begs to be written? Do you find it difficult to get started? Through the use of prompts and free writes during this workshop you will get those memories on paper. We’ll talk about the basics of memoir and the details that bring them to life. You’ll leave this class with at least three works in-progress and ideas for many more.

Instructor: Angela Foster teaches memoir at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, MN and holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Nonfiction from Pine Manor College in Boston, MA.

Date: March 21st Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: The History Center in Shevlin

Fee $25.00

Deadline to sign up is March 17th

Payable to Clearwater County Historical Society

PO Box 241 Bagley MN 56621

Teaching Artist Roster Training — Apply today

Are you a local artist interested in teaching residencies in the schools in our area?  NWMAC is looking for Teaching Artists
who reside in our seven county service area for our roster!
Apply by February 15th to be part of the second training series.  Go to our on-line system, register, and complete the Teaching Artist Roster application.  Training dates are in March on Saturdays and Wednesdays at our office in Warren.
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2018.  

Dates of the training will be:

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 (6-9 p.m.Remote access
Saturday, March 10, 2018 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Saturday, March 17, 2018 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (6-9 p.m.)  Remote access
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 (6-9 p.m.)

Please contact our office with any questions you have about this program.

North Country Fiddle & Dance February Dance Party!

North Country Fiddle and Dance February Dance Party!

February 17 with Shawn Glidden – guest caller from St.Paul, MN

7:30 to 10:00 PM

East Grand Forks Eagles Club, 227 10th St. N.W. EGF, MN

Long-ways reels, simple squares, whole circle mixers, New England contras and more, are all danced to live fiddle music performed by local and regional dance musicians. All dances are taught and are easy to learn. All are welcome, including singles, couples, and families. Guest caller Shawn Glidden brings new dances from St.Paul.

Donations at the door

Upcoming Winter/Spring Dances:

March 17th – with Clancy Ward ( fiddle) , and Kyle Ollah (banjo), from Duluth, EGF Eagles Club.

April 21– musicians TBA, EGF Eagles Club.

For a current schedule of community dances and for more information, contact Jeanne O’Neil at 218-773-3850.

ARTic Lights & Libations: Looking for area artists to sell their art

ARTic Lights & Libations

Downtown Hallock

Saturday, December 16 from 5 – 8pm

Head north for a night of fun and experience Hallock’s holiday lights, art and spirits. Area artists will be selling art at various businesses throughout the town (Zedge Beauty Lounge, Younggren Photography, Bean and Brush, Kittson County Enterprise, and Bakken Boots). Artist include Connie Nelson, Rock Bakken, Megan Sugden (Kittson Co Skies), Loren Younggren, Alicia Spilde, Alaina Terwee (YaYa), Caylie Nicholson and more. The Art’s Council will also be selling art from our community supported art collection. Visit Revelation Ale and Far North Spirits for locally produced libations. Hop on the Tour of Lights at the transportation hub Revelation Ale. Transportation provided by C&M Ford for the Tour. Shamrock Lanes will be hosting Rock N Bowl for the kids.

Are you an artist or do you know someone who might be interested in selling their art during this event? The organizers are welcoming additional artists. Please contact Alaina Terwee at yayaclay1@gmail.com.