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Nature Journaling Presentation and Workshop

Discover the Ageless Joys of Nature Journaling!

Thursday evening & Friday, August 22-23, 2019

Huot, Minnesota

Gain fresh perspectives in art and life, whatever your age, as internationally renowned watercolor artist and naturalist, Sandra Muzzy of Bloomington, MN, visits our area.

The Oxbow’s pre-Chautauqua art event kicks off Thursday evening with Sandra’s presentation from 6:30-8 pm at the North Shelter of Old Crossing Treaty Park near Huot, MN. Sandra will introduce this historic practice of nature journaling and share a diverse collection of her own work. This event is free and open to the public. 

At the same location the following morning, August 23 from 10 am-12 noon, and assisted by The Oxbow’s resident artist Michelle Roise, Sandra will teach a 2-hour session for interested youth (school age-14 years), and from 1-4 pm a separate session geared for adults and/or students 15 years and older. Basic supplies will be provided. 

Space is limited to 20 students maximum, so pre-register now at only $10/student via email, phone, or Facebook message on our page.  Registrations (should any openings remain) at the door will be $15/student.  Please enjoy previewing Sandra Muzzy’s work at her website:  www.sandramuzzy.com

This regional arts event is presented by The Oxbow/Louisville Foundation at Old Crossing as another way, “to help reconnect whole communities with their unique land and history through creative programming in arts, education, and enterprise.” Find us on Facebook as #The Oxbow at Old Crossing. We look forward to meeting you at the park!

For more information: contact Michelle Bolduc, Planning and Development at 701.730.2928 or theoxbowaoc@gmail.com.

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”

Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Red Lake Falls

 

NWMAC Traveling Art Exhibit at the Red Lake Falls Public Library

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Red Lake Falls

The NWMAC sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year. The exhibit includes 15 original pieces of art by regional adult artists, chosen from works submitted for our annual juried exhibit. The exhibit is currently at the Red Lake Falls Public Library until January 4.

Hold On by Alicia Spilde, Karlstad, MN

 The 2018-2019 artists & artwork includes:

Margaret Anderson, Lancaster, “Great Blue Heron,” Painting

Paulette Christianson, Badger, “Tranquility,” Drawing

Margaret Ehling, Red Lake Falls, “Where the Wild Things Are,” Mixed Media

LaVonne Forsberg, Thief River Falls, “Apple Blossoms,” Painting

Bert Foster, Thief River Falls, “At the Lighthouse,” Photography

Loreen Hanson, Thief River Falls, “Weathering the Storm,” Painting

Therese Jacobson, Alvarado, “Stippled Squirrels,” Drawing

Jill Levene, Tabor, “Bernadette,” Drawing

Stephanie Olson, Thief River Falls, “Grandmothers,” Painting

Janet Osborn, Thief River Falls, “The Forgotten,” Drawing

Kay Rosengren, Hallock, “Etude,” Painting

Kathryn Rynning, Kennedy, “Tibetan Herding Family,” Photography

Betsy Saurdiff, Grygla, “Monochromatic Blue Platter,” Ceramics

Alicia Spilde, Karlstad, “Hold On,” Mixed Media

Judy Szklarski, Argyle, “Washington’s Pacific,” Painting

At the Lighthouse by Bert Foster, Thief River Falls MN

 

The 2018-2019 Traveling Exhibit Schedule:

May 11–June 28, 2018  Godel Memorial Library, Warren
June 29–August 31, 2018  East Grand Forks Campbell Library
September 1–Nov 2, 2018  Ada Public Library
Nov 3–Jan 4, 2019  Red Lake Falls Public Library
Jan 5– March 1, 2019  Roseau Public Library
March 2–April 27, 2019  Hallock Public Library

You may contact us for more info about the Traveling Exhibit at (218) 745-9111 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.

We Are Water Workshops — RSVP Today!

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is hosting We Are Water workshops, led by area artist Trey Everett.  

Please RSVP today for a We Are Water workshop held in a variety of locations throughout our region. In a similar spirit to our Equality and Respect for All workshops, participants will be provided a 12×12 canvas, supplies and instruction to create a piece of art around this theme. Water can be a source of recreation; it keeps us alive; it is used for daily life. Participants are encouraged to bring snippets or photographs or anything else they might want to use as material, medium, or inspiration.  Completed artwork will be put on display in the NWMAC Gallery in November and will also be included in a catalogue of the exhibit.

This is a fun interactive activity for a group of people who gather monthly for a meeting.  Does your group or club have an October meeting that you would like to combine with an outing to explore the topic of We Are Water on canvas?   You must RSVP so we have enough art supplies and canvas.

44 canvas pieces will be exhibited at our gallery in November and December and will move to the University of Minnesota Crookston in mid-January.  There will be a reception on Friday, January 25 at UMC. There will be a catalog related to pieces in the show.

Here are the We Are Water workshops scheduled so far (we will update this list as additional public workshops are scheduled):
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Tuesday, October 2 in Stephen from  79 pm at Arts on 5th (completed with 8 participants!)
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Thursday, October 11 in Thief River Falls at the River Walk Public House from 7-9 pm (this class is completed with 17 participants)
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Wednesday,  October 17 in Red Lake Falls at the Red Lake Falls Library (this class has sufficient participants to take place)
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Tuesday, October 23 in  Hallock at the  Hallock Public Library
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Monday, October 29 in East Grand Forks at the Campbell Library
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Tuesday, October 30 in Greenbush at the  Greenbush Public Library
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Thursday, November 15 in Crookston at UMC in the Prairie Room
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Monday, November 19 in Gully
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All times 5:30-7:30PM unless otherwise noted.
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Please contact Mara (director@nwartscouncil.org) to sign up or schedule additional workshops! RSVP at least 3 business days before the class. If there are less than 5 people registered the class will be cancelled.

What is the We Are Water MN traveling exhibit?

West Polk County Soil and Water District in Crookston was selected to host the impressive We Are Water MN traveling exhibit from January 20 to March 4, 2019.  Other sites include St Paul, Bemidji, Duluth, Austin, Northfield, Grand Rapids and Onamia.  The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is working in collaboration with leaders in Crookston to compliment this family friendly, interactive Humanities Commission exhibit with our own local art creations.  Art creation workshops are offered in October and November 2018 that will bring together citizens, in our seven county region, creating a canvas that depicts what they think of when they hear We Are Water.   

We Are Water MN explores the connections between the humanities and water through an exhibit, public events and educator resources. Visitors reflect on local stories and the meaning and experiences of water in Minnesota with space to add their own stories. By creating relationships around water, we are creating networks that can promote positive social norms, and share a vision for and participate in water stewardship. The website on We Are Water MN shares stories from people in Minnesota relating to this theme.  To read these stories visit  https://mnhum.org/we-are-water-mn/

Visit West Polk Soil and Water District’s website to watch for more on this exhibit coming to Crookston at https://www.westpolkswcd.com/we-are-water.html

Join Us for a Conversation on State Grants

Kathee Foran, Program Officer with the Minnesota State Arts Board, will be in our part of the state April 30 – May 2.

The Minnesota State Arts Board has eleven programs that aim to foster opportunities for all Minnesotans to participate in the arts. Their grant programs are open to artists and arts organizations, but many programs are also open to schools, health and human service organizations, senior centers, cities, and other types of non-arts organizations that are interested in partnering with artists to bring arts activities into their work.

Kathee will be in northwest Minnesota and available to meet with residents in the following towns:

Sunday, April 30, 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm Halstad (before the Artist Reception)

 Monday, May 1, 10:00 am – Noon Crookston

 Monday, May 1, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Thief River Falls

 Tuesday, May 2, 10:30 am – Noon Roseau

 Tuesday, May 2, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Red Lake Falls

You can have a casual conversation, or you can focus in on a specific idea. She will have information on their programs, including who is eligible to apply, what types of projects can be funded, how the application process works, and more. If you are already considering applying, we could spend time talking about tips crafting applications.

If you’re interested in meeting, please let Kathee know and she’ll reserve an appointment for you.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact her or the NWMAC.  She is looking forward to meeting you.

Kathee Foran , Program Officer

Minnesota State Arts Board

Park Square Court, Suite 200

400  Street, Saint Paul, MN  55101

kathee.foran@arts.state.mn.us

(651) 215-1626 and (800) 866-2787

 

Northwest Traveling Art Exhibit at Red Lake Falls

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is excited to sponsor the Traveling Art Exhibit which is visiting northwest Minnesota communities this summer and fall. This month the exhibit is visiting the Red Lake Falls Library. This year’s Traveling Art Exhibit includes original artwork by fourteen regional adult and high-school artists, and began its journey at the NWMAC’s juried Regional Exhibit held at Roseau City Library, Roseau MN in April and May of this year.

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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, and presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Artists selected this year to participate in the Traveling Art Exhibit are:

Adults: Margaret Ehling of Red Lake Falls; Irene Bertils of Crookston; Judy Szklarski of Stephen; LaVonne Forsberg, Loreen Hanson, Alberta Johnson, and Bert Foster of Thief River Falls; Alicia Spilde of Karlstad; Ann Novacek of Greenbush; Janet Johnson of Malung; and Students: Jessica Lynn Ross, Fisher H.S.; Breana Pruneda, and Izabel VonRueden of Climax-Shelly H.S.; and Kylee McFadden, Marshall County Central H.S.

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The Traveling Art Exhibit is now on display at the Red Lake Falls Public Library, 105 Champagne Ave SW, Red Lake Falls, MN 56750 from September 14th through October 19th. (Note that the exhibit will be in Red Lake Falls one week longer than earlier advertised to accommodate visitors.) Call 218-253-2992 for library hours. The exhibit is scheduled to visit the following libraries through the summer and autumn:

Red Lake Falls Public Library Sep 14 – Oct 19
Warren Godel Memorial Library Oct 19- Dec 7