Sculptor Mike McColl of Fosston, MN has created a very large bug sculpture for public viewing in a low-land, swampy area of Fosston MN….next to a Viking ship sculpture. He shares details of his work and the connection to the ship.
Andy Hall of Sweetlight Photography in Crookston, MN is one of the artists currently exhibiting work in the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) Gallery at the Northland Community & Technical College campus in Thief River falls, MN. He’s also on the NWMAC Enhanced Artist listing. https://northwestminnesotaartscouncil.org/artists and https://northwestminnesotaartscouncil.org/andy-hall-enhanced. An “Artist Reception” for Andy and others will be held on Friday, November 19 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the NCTC/TRF gallery. It’s free and open to the public.
This year’s Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s (NWMAC) “Arts Advocate of the Year” is Ann Novacek of Greenbush, MN. Ann is a prolific painter (watercolor) and for over 35 years has been actively promoting the arts in northwest Minnesota. The award is given annually to recognize arts advocates within the seven-county region served by the NWMAC.
NW Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) Director Mara Hanel talks about an outstanding photograph that she has on display in the NWMAC current exhibit at Northland Community & Technical College (Thief River Falls MN campus) called “Artists of Northwest Minnesota” (which includes artists from the NWMAC artist booklet)…….upcoming exhibits, grant opportunities, and the search for new NWMAC board members.