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Meet Trey Everett NWMAC’s new Showcase & Training Specialist

The NWMAC is pleased to announce that Trey Everett is our new Showcase and Training Specialist.

In addition, to coordinating all our exhibits and trainings, Trey is also a visual artist. He mostly works with pen and ink, which includes calligrams (images made with words), lectionary art, editorial cartoons, and commissions. He also enjoys indoor and outdoor mural work.

Trey grew up in the Missouri Ozarks and has lived in Crookston since 2006. He has worked in the religious world for much of his life. From 2006 to 2019 he was the Co-Director of the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing as a retreat leader and healing art instructor. Most recently, he worked in the Crookston school system as a long-term English substitute teacher.

Currently, Trey’s focus is on his spiritual direction practice, healing art workshops, graphic recordings, and his visual art career. He has volunteered and/or worked with the Queen City Art Festival, Crookston Youth Association (The Cove), Hope Coalition suicide prevention group, Crookston Library Board, UMC Art Committee, volunteer Crookston art teacher, and the Crookston High School Play and Musical Art Director.

Trey’s artistic abilities and creativity come naturally. He comes from a long line of talented artists. Nevertheless, he has studied, worked, and honed his skills over time and continues to develop them. He studies accomplished pen and ink artists, as well as world-renowned tattoo workers and muralists for inspiration, to learn techniques, and to help develop his unique style. His reading interests, meditation practices, and spirituality greatly affect his art. Listening to particular artists like Tom Petty, Josh Ritter, and Stevie Nicks, bring out the inspiration and creativity and helps transcribe the deep hidden stirrings of his heart and mind into visual images.

Trey has been called the “Tea Master” over the years. He holds the title jokingly, but he does brew jasmine tea almost daily in his little Chinese Yixing tea pot. He has developed a contemplative tea ceremony practice that he’s used with many groups over the years. The ceremony helps focus on having a welcoming attitude toward whoever and whatever life brings our way as well as being attentive to all our senses, i.e. living in the present moment.

Trey is very excited to work with the Arts Council as the Showcase and Training Specialist. “Art is so important to me and now I have the opportunity to assist and get to know artists in our region. The idea of collaborating with other artists and helping them with some of their art dreams is fantastic. Creativity is powerful! It moves us out of our anxious, neurotic minds into the deeper, calming place of our heart. I’m grateful to have this opportunity to promote and delve into creativity with others.”

Welcome to the Arts Council, Trey!

You can reach out to him with questions or ideas about our exhibits and training needs at Trey.crxpres@midcontwork.com.

Illuminations: an Evening of Art Through Ink, Photography, and Song

Join Andy Hall, Trey Everett & Annie Fitzgerald for an artist exhibit, reception & performance at Sweetlight Gallery on February 28th from 4:30 to 9:00pm. Annie Fitzgerald will play two sets of her original music from 6:00-6:30pm & 7:30-8pm. Prints will be available for sale. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

About Andy:
Andy Hall, owner of Sweetlight Gallery will be showcasing his most recent photographs from Autumn 2019 as well as displaying many of his most popular Landscape, Floral and Still Life images. There will also be a small selection of images from his previous exhibition The Fournet Experience. In 2019 Andy started offering “Metal Mounted” prints in addition to canvas gallery wraps and traditional paper prints. He has a number of these stunning metal mounts on display currently. Andy also teaches Beginner and Intermediate photography classes at his gallery. (www.sweetlightphoto.com)

About Trey:
Trey Everett will be showcasing his most recent work from the past 11 months. “Since March of last year I have been delving into local and international political and editorial illustration work. Working with the Crookston Times I submit an illustration each week which keeps me on my toes and has helped me hone skills of translating ideas in my head into images on paper, which can be very challenging!”

Some of Everett’s latest work also includes images for the Revised Common Lectionary Year A that runs from December 1, 2019 to November 26, 2020. For this series Everett has been working on and developing a style of pen and ink art called Neo Traditional. “It’s a bold, realistic stylized art that incorporates nature symbolism. Neo Traditional is also recognized as a tattoo style art work.” Everett will be showing a wide variety of his pen and ink artwork from past years as well. (Instagram: @treyeverettcreates)

About Annie:
Annie Fitzgerald’s music has been described as “a blend of Tori Amos’ intellectual appeal, Sarah McLachlan’s mystical charm and Edie Brickell’s baroque spirit” (Jamsphere). Honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame as an artist to watch, Fitzgerald released her second album You & Me & the Sun on June 1st, 2018. Produced by Danny O’Brien (The Farewell Circuit, Dem Yuut), the album finds Fitzgerald joining gifted Minneapolis musicians and shaping a textured folk-pop sound mixed with the raw vitality of rock-and-roll. Since her first release In Good Time, Fitzgerald spent time a part of the NYC Indie scene, started a family, and welcomed a move back to her home state of MN and a newfound sense of space to create. You & Me & the Sun explores connection, vulnerability, love, and sparks in the span of time navigating the balance between motherhood & her life as a songwriter. (www.anniefitzgerald.com)

Healing Through Art Training Workshop

IMG_0900Trey Everett of Crookston, Minnesota will be hosting an ‘Instruct the Instructor’ Event at three different locations through out the summer.

Trey applied for a grant through the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council and was awarded funds to create this program.  The program will consist of explaining and training participants to effectively teach and lead their own ‘Healing through Art’ programs.

HEALING THROUGH ART TRAINING WORKSHOP

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Have you ever wanted to help others by hosting a “Healing though Art” workshop?  Have you felt that you have been called to help others but you don’ t know how, don’t think you can or don’t think you have a talent for it?  Then this is the workshop for you!

“Healing through Art” is a curriculum based series of classes that will help you build a steady clientele and help others heal by using simple art techniques.

There will be hands on training, ways on how to budget this type of program, and various options you can choose to make a weeks long course or a one day event.  Anyone and everyone can do this!  And best of all…IT’S FREE!

healhandTrey says, “If you are a teacher, health or human services worker, hospice worker, care giver, assisted living or nursing home staff, library staff, public and private educator, lay worker, pastor, or if you are just interested in helping others become more healthy in body, mind, and spirit through creativity then this training workshop is for you.”

LOCATIONS:

FOSSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY:

JUNE 28, 2014 10:00-3:00

HALLOCK CITY HALL

JULY 26, 2014 10:00-3:00

ROSEAU PUBLIC LIBRARY:

AUGUST 23, 2014 10:00-3:00.

COST: $0.00

Space is limited and registration is appreciated!  Please call Trey at (218) 280-4917

email: trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com

This workshop is funded in part through the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.