Bonnie Stewart, President of the Fosston (MN) Community Library & Arts Association (FCLAA) discusses the history and mission of the FCLAA and an upcoming performance of “It’s a Wonderful Life – The Musical” in late November. Funding for many of the activities and events sponsored by the FCLAA are supported financially by the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.
Update from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) from 11-14-17
Jane Anderson of Thief River Falls, MN discusses her new role, on-staff, with the NWMAC community outreach.
Jane is also the Director of the Community Theater in TRF and she highlights an upcoming performance of “Godspell” by the Area Community Theater of Thief River Falls, MN. Auditions for that performance are coming up in mid-November.
She also performs a special reading during the interview, for Halloween 2017!
Lucille Nelson of Argyle, Minnesota has been painting and drawing since childhood. She currently has an exhibit at the NWMAC River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks. The exhibition, “Past and Present Passages,” is a selection of her works she has created since mid-2000. Lucille’s works evoke the feeling of being carried from your current place and time–transporting the viewer to a farmyard in the 1950s, to a lake in northern Minnesota or among children playing in a yard.
Many of Lucille’s drawings bring to life bygone scenes and whimsical moments of the past, and especially portray the people who lived them–her uncle as a young boy playing hockey, her husband as a toddler, and her own children, now grown, in the vibrant purity of their youth.
She will be participating in an artist reception on Saturday, October 28th at the NWMAC Artists Gallery in East Grand Forks, MN from 1 pm until 5pm.
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) Update October 24, 2017
Cathy Erickson discusses her love of music/background and her work as musician in northwest Minnesota. She also gave details on the funding for broadcast studio equipment in her home, provided through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) and the McKnight Foundation. The equipment allows her to continue broadcasting two music program on Pioneer 90.1 FM radio, reaching thousands of listeners each week. Her weekly Monday night “Variety Program” has been on the air for over 10 years – featuring polka, old-time and country music. She also hosts a weekly Sunday evening program called “Country Church”, with an emphasis on gospel music.
Janet Johnson of Malung, MN currently has an exhibit at the NWMAC River Walk Gallery in East Grand Forks, MN titled “30 Bowls in 30 Days.” Janet is also a recent addition to the NWMAC Board of Directors.
NW Minnesota Arts Council Update from 10-10-17