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NWMAC Sponsors Impact of Technology Art Exhibit at NCTC — Watch the Video

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is sponsoring an Impact of Technology Art Exhibit at the NWMAC Art Gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. Because of COVID-19, it may not be possible to view this exhibit in person. To experience the exhibit virtually, visit https://youtu.be/Cho2V0f7O-k.

Impact of Technology Exhibit at NCTC

Nothing impacts our daily lives more than technology. It connects us to people across the globe, makes life easier, improves efficiency, and aids communication. But we can’t ignore the negative effects on our society, as well. The following artists are showcasing their digital art. Some use the juxtaposition of diving into the deeper meaning of technology, while still using traditional methods. 

Artists with work in this exhibit include: 

Chris Kirchner of Warren, has created a sculpture series, which includes everyday technological devices that have been modified or contain concealed toy weapons. “These odd juxtapositions and larger than life size scale serves as playful metaphors, drawing attention to the absurdity of our often unfounded and irrational fears.”  

Impact of Technology Exhibit — Works by Chris Kirchner

Andrew Youngblom of Thief River Falls said that many of his pieces “investigates psychological states and exploring the digital frontier and finding one’s identity in the Information Age.” Andrew is the art teacher at Lincoln High School. Some of his students with pieces in the exhibition include: Devan Wagner – Unknown Statu(r)e & The Panoptical Maturation of Young Girls, Jadeann Forsberg – Absent Mind, Avery Highness – Cry About It, Can You?,  & G.I.R.L.  

Artist Andrew Youngblom
Impact of Technology Exhibit — Artist Andrew Youngblom

 Janet Swenson, a teacher from Kittson Central in Hallock, and her Advanced Computer Apps class are showcasing student videos where the objective of the assignment was to choose a poem that demonstrated their feelings about something important to them; to incorporate music, video & background into a short movie.  Her students include: Kaitlin Driscoll – Hometown Forever, Mitchel DockenDeer Hunting Time Is Here Again, Alex Lindegard – The Way Through the Woods, Grace LambersonThe Joy of Cooking, Nick GjerdeWinter’s Coldest Wintery Wind, and Matthew Stewart Christmas Time.  To view a compilation of clips from these videos, visit: https://youtu.be/-J0kkp2-4tE.

The NWMAC Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30-5:00 P.M. and at other times when events are held at the college. To visit the gallery, enter through Door B near the library. Visitor parking is free in front of the business office. Please check if the college or gallery is open before visiting. For more information about the exhibit or our other exhibits look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, call our office at (218)-745-9111 or contact Kelsey at (218) 688-0078 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com

CAMP ART in Hallock

Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27

CAMP ART will be offered once again in Hallock for students Kindergarten through 8th grade. Art classes will take place each day with an art show for the public the evening of Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 pm. The focus of CAMP ART this year is moving around with art.

The artists include MN Joe who will teach break dance, Mike Arturi will lead drumming and theater will be taught by Aimee Bryant. For more information about each artist, please visit www.compas.org.

Classes are open to all students enrolled in kindergarten through 8th grade during the 2018-2019 school year. You do not need to attend Kittson Central or live in Kittson County to participate.

If you have questions regarding CAMP ART or would like to enroll, contact Shannon Christenson at 612- 210-1159 or call the school office at 218-843-3682, ext 221 and leave your name and number.

This activity is funded, in part, by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

MCAD Art & Design Classes for Teens

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School-Year Art and Design Classes for Teens

Did you know the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) offers a selection of classes throughout the school year for teens? Many Continuing Education (CE) classes are open to teens ages 16 and above. There are also several classes available this fall specifically for high school students. Whether your teen is preparing for college or simply exploring their interests, MCAD’s CE classes offer the chance to learn from professional artists at one of the top art and design colleges in the Midwest.

Pre-College Weekend Intensive: Comic Art

Saturday and Sunday, Sept 29-30

Pre-College Weekend Intensive: Animation
Saturday and Sunday, Sept 29–30

Experience an MCAD studio class in a two-day, hands-on intensive. Working with skilled instructors, students will work on a comic art or animation project in an immersive learning environment. Classes feature technical demonstrations, discussions with visiting artists, and information sessions with admission counselors about portfolio development and the art school application process.

Portfolio Preparation 

Saturdays, Sept 29–Oct 27 (No class October 20)

Develop exemplary observational drawing for your college portfolio while working with still-life, landscape, and figurative subject matter. Professional nude models will be used in this class.

Student Art at Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery

Come to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery to see an incredible selection of expressive self-portraits made by student artists who attended Camp Art in Warren, Minnesota.

Students created their self-portraits after spending the week learning about the color wheel and various painting techniques from artist Stephanie Olson.  The portraits are colorful and a joy to view.  Students’ ages range from first to seventh grade, and the gallery is proud to showcase their hard work.

To view the students’ art, please visit the NWMAC Gallery at 211 DeMers Avenue, East Grand Forks, MN 56721(located within the Riverwalk Artists Gallery) now through September 22, 2018. The gallery is open Thursday–Saturday, 2:00–8:00 P.M.and Sunday, 2:00–5:00 P.M.

For more information about this exhibit look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, or if you are an artist interested in exhibiting a body of work with NWMAC, please contact Stephanie Olson at (218)688-1256 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.  This exhibit is made possible with funding from The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in Minnesota to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.  To view more information on the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council look to our website or Facebook page.  Please sign up for our e-newsletter on our website home page to see the latest news and grant announcements.  Email director@NWArtsCouncil.orgor call 218-745-9111 to reach our office during regular business hours.

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.