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Equality and Respect for All Videos — Express Yourself!

Do the words

Equality and Respect for All 

stir a desire in you to speak up?

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is looking for short video segments to use in our upcoming exhibit this summer.  It’s super easy to participate!  Original songs, poetry, acting, dance, spoken word, whatever expresses “what you feel and think” related to human rights and your own artistic expression.  Get outdoors, shoot some video, make a statement.  Be part of our exhibit!

Easy, easy, easy steps…

  1. Create your video on your smart phone or other device.  Optimal length is 5-10 seconds.  Max 2 minutes.
  2. Save it to Dropbox  here  or
  3. Google Drive  here 
  4. Or email as an attachment to nwartscouncil@gmail.com if very short.

Here’s a tutorial to help you with the uploading process — click on the link: Tutorial. Please let us know if you need assistance — we are happy to help.

5. Let us know that your video exists by emailing Lance at    nwartscouncil@gmail.com. Include your name, your community, and the video title.

We will select thirty videos by June 1 to initially be part of our showcase in East Grand Forks at our gallery in the Riverwalk  movie theater mall.  Videos that are submitted by June 30 will be added over time to the exhibit. The show will be up from June 22, 2017 until a reception on Saturday, August 19 during the Art and Wine Walk.  All participants will be invited to attend, greet the public, and take a group picture.  We already have sixty people creating 12 x 12 canvases to be on the walls related to this theme!

Please let us know if you have questions! We can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

Calling Northwest Minnesota! Equality & Respect for All Artist Workshop Series

Please Join Us At Our

Equality & Respect for All

Art Workshop Series

Ties That Bind by Ekua Holmes
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is proud to partner with regional artists Trey Everett & Janet Johnson to host a series of art workshops that will inspire and promote
Equality and Respect for All.

In a response to recent and ongoing events occurring on local, national and international levels, NWMAC is calling our region to participate in this series of workshops as a platform to let Human Rights voices be heard. We are proud to sponsor these workshops and remind everyone of their importance and equality, despite differences in background, race, gender and sexual orientation. Our workshops will be a space to create art that will revolve around our theme of Equality and Respect for All. We are striving to inspire people to process current events through artistic expression. Please join us!  

Many art materials and a 12″ x 12″ canvas will be provided, although you will want to bring your scissors and painting supplies if you wish to paint or cut, to work quickly.   You also may want to bring snapshots or images that are important to you, to include in your piece.  If you finish your piece you will leave it with the facilitator, if you bring your canvas home, you need to deposit $10.00.  The workshops will be led by artists Trey Everett and Janet Johnson. No unattended children.  Only adults and very engaged young adults, please. You don’t need to consider yourself an artist to attend!

The artworks will exhibit at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks, opening June 22, 2017. A public reception will be held during the Art & Wine Walk on August 19, starting at 1:00 P.M.

For more info and/or Register for a workshop, call (218) 745-6733 or NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.

Upcoming Workshops:  (Classes will not be held for 3 or less RSVPs.  10 per location on average)

  • Tuesday, April 18 Halstad (2 people attended, completed)
  • Wednesday, April 19 Hallock (7 people attended, completed)
  • Thursday, April 20 Crookston (rescheduled due to low registrations)
  • Saturday, April 22 East Grand Forks (canceled due to low registrations)
  • Saturday, April 22  Roseau Library Conference Room 1:00- 3:00 pm with Janet Johnson
  • Monday, April 24 Ada Dekko Center 5:30 – 7:30 pm with Trey Everett
  • Tuesday, April 25  Warroad Library 5:00 – 7:00 pm with Janet Johnson
  • Tuesday, April 25 Red Lake Falls Community Center 5:00 – 7:00 pm with Trey Everett
  • Wednesday, April 26  Middle River American Legion 5:00 – 7:00 pm with Janet Johnson
  • Thursday, April 27 Thief River Falls Public Library 5:00-7:00 pm with Janet Johnson
  • Monday, May 1 Crookston Public Library 5:00-7:00 with Trey Everett
  • Tuesday, May 2 Fosston Public Library 5:00-7:00 with Trey Everett

May 5 and 6 will be wrap up days in Warren at our office and Saturday, May 13 in Malung — No workshop, only materials available. Let us know if you plan to attend.

Registration is required! 

Kittson County Skies Exhibit Open Now

Photographer Megan Sugden exhibits Kittson County Skies, A Northern Lights Experience

January 18–March 5, 2017  Riverwalk Artists Gallery

Meet the photographer at the Artist Reception

February 11 from 3–5 pm

In the farthest, northwest corner of Minnesota lies Kittson County, home to winding rivers, Lake Bronson woodlands, and fertile farmlands that stretch as far as the eye can see — all beneath the glow of stars and the ever-changing Northern Lights. Photographer Megan Sugden has captured all of this and so much more in her exhibition, Kittson County Skies–- now on display at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council gallery in East Grand Forks.

Megan is an award-winning photographer from Hallock, MN. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, The Sunflower, Prairie Grains, The Farmer, City Pages and Make it Minnesota. Megan is nationally recognized for her popular series, Kittson County Skies, which features beautiful images of local churches, farms and homesteads set against a stunning background of Northern Lights and the Milky Way. Megan also runs a successful portrait and wedding photography business and enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

An Artist Reception will be held on February 11 from 3–5 pm. Join us in the NWMAC Exhibition Room in the Riverwalk Artists Gallery, located in the River Cinema Mall in East Grand Forks for a photography experience that is equally expansive and up-close, dark and colorful, and haunting.

To view more of Megan Sugden’s work, please visit www.meganphoto.com or www.kittsoncountyskies.com.

NWMAC Presents Exhibit of Oil Paintings by Dale Mackowick

 

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Two Bucks — oil on canvas

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce an exhibit of Oil Paintings by Dale Mackowick in our East Grand Forks gallery. The exhibit opens Wednesday, December 7th and is open to the public until Sunday, January 15th, 2017. Mr. Mackowick, of Fertile, MN, is known for his establishment, Mac’s Cafe, and his large stagecoach mural that graced its wall. This exhibit features Mr. Mackowick’s Minnesota wildlife and portraits.

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An army veteran of the Vietnam war, Dale Mackowick attended the Minneapolis School of Art for two years majoring in oil painting before being drafted. His art interest began in childhood when he received a kit containing drawing books and supplies, and continued throughout secondary school. Dale married his high-school sweetheart, Carol Austinson, before going overseas, then upon return they purchased their first business which grew into Mac’s Cafe. He painted his well-known mural for their establishment, but all the while, Dale longed to paint.

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Face of Jesus Oil on canvas

In 2005, when Mr. Mackowick retired and sold his cafe, he built a studio at home and returned to oil painting as he desired. Like Dale, his wife Carol is also a gifted oil painter and often joins him. Mr. Mackowick’s subjects embrace wildlife action scenes of bucks, wolves, moose, bears, and portraits created with high proficiency. Carol’s influence may be seen in his only floral, “Mom’s Garden.”

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A reception for Dale Mackowick will be held Saturday, December 10th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. The exhibit is available for viewing during gallery hours: Wed. through Sat., 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Sun., 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The gallery is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The Arts Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Cinema mall, East Grand Forks, across Demers Avenue from Cabela’s. Parking is available in the large lot next to the Blue Moose.

The NWMAC welcomes private showings, and is happy to answer questions. For more information contact the gallery coordinator at: tmjacobson16@gmail.com; or call the arts council office at 218-745-9111. Please visit the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council website at: http://www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org for more information.

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Creative ArtWorks of Crookston Exhibit Open

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The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is excited to announce an exhibit of Creative ArtWorks of Crookston in our East Grand Forks gallery. Seven artists’ works come together for this unique group exhibition, showcasing some of the thriving creativity from the Crookston MN community, including award winners and area favorites.

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Featured artists are:

Courtney Olson – acrylic Modern Impressionism

Irene Bertils – charcoal, acrylic, and pastel Realism

Jean Westman – silver Jewelry and copper 3D

Marti Newquist – watercolor Fantasy nature

Ross Hier – watercolor Realism

Tim Bhajjan – watercolor Portraiture

Trey Everett – pen & ink Graphic Illustration

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Joy+Eric by Tim Bhajjan

A reception will be held Saturday, November 19th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in conjunction with River Walk Artists’ Fifth Anniversary Celebration. Musical group Penumbra will perform from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with their unique style of acoustic guitars, vocals, and Latin percussion. A drawing will be held to award two gift baskets of artwork; entry forms are available at the gallery now. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

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The exhibit will be available for viewing during gallery hours: Wed. through Sat., 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Sun., 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The gallery is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The Arts Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Cinema mall, East Grand Forks, across Demers Avenue from Cabela’s. Parking is available in the large lot next to the Blue Moose.

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The NWMAC welcomes private showings, and is happy to answer questions. For more information contact the gallery coordinator at: tmjacobson16@gmail.com; or call the arts council office at 218-745-9111. Please visit the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council website at: http://www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org for more information.

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