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Lanesboro Arts will present ‘Geography Lessons’


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts will present ‘Geography Lessons’, an exhibit featuring acrylic paintings by Holly Wist, who has beautifully captured nighttime city street scenes. The exhibit opens Saturday, Oct. 18, with an artist reception from 6-8 p.m., and runs through Dec.21, 2014. The gallery is always free and open to the public.

What does ‘Geography Lessons’ mean? Holly Wist explains the title of the exhibit by the fact that her sense of direction is a little different than the standard concept. She has extreme difficulty thinking in north/south/east/west directional terms, so she memorizes all the landmarks on routes she uses. If a sign gets changed, or a building is painted a new color, she gets lost. “When it’s nighttime, most of my landmarks are no longer recognizable to me. It’s as though the images of the street are flooding over my perceptions haphazardly,” she says. In this sense, the paintings are about being lost, and enjoying it. Holly Wist usually works on a dark surface and brings up the colors and highlights; in this body of work she is using more sienna and maroon than the reds and yellows she has used previously.

The Des Moines, Iowa, artist works many jobs, including artist. Add to that list cake decorator, barista and studio manager. She has painted a public piano for the East Village, and she has also participated in long drawing, which consisted of several long drawings being painted on the second story window of a downtown building. She grew up drawing and using watercolor, and now still uses watercolor for portraits and sketches. She is also using calligraphy ink, in addition to acrylic paints. Her artistic process involves reconnaissance work outdoors, taking a couple of hours at each session. “I like rain. It brings out the colors of a scene. Summer rain is best to work in – not the humid day rain, but a rainy summer night that cools everything down a little. I like that the trees are full then; the green is a better color, and it gives me a lively impression,” she says. Holly doesn’t like to be cold, and tends to work inside during winter, “Although, I did spend some time filming blizzards this year!”
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Country Coffee Talk - Egg Coffee

By Jeanette Schmidt

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Columnists

It’s that time of the year when you wouldn’t have to cook for at least a month….church dinners, church dinners, and did I mention church dinners. There’s Ham and Meatball, Salad Luncheon, BBQ & Hot Dogs, Pork Dinner and, of course, the infam ..... 
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Bid accepted for former elemenztary school property

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A brief regular meeting of the Spring Valley City Council was held on October 13 at the Carnegie Building in Spring Valley. All members of the City Council attended (Mayor Jim Struzyk, Todd Jones, Tony Archer, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and city ..... 
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Nightmare arises again in Fountain

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Features

The time is nearly ripe for the re-emergence of Fountain’s Nightmare on First Street: Field of Screams and Haunted Barn. For the fourth year, this spooky non-profit fund-raiser is set to chill and thrill patrons. Hundreds of hours every year g ..... 
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Undefeated Conference Champions

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende Coming into the season, volleyball in the county was headed by two state ranked teams; the defending Class A runner-up Fillmore Central Falcons and the always SEC-dominant Mabel-Canton Cougars. And though each took a little bit diffe ..... 
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Verna L. Kadrie

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Verna L. Kadrie, age 94, of Edina, passed away on October 3, 2014. Verna was loving, caring, generous and had a wonderful sense of humor! Preceded in death by her husband, F. Richard Kadrie; parents, John and Hilda Dragvold; sisters, Josie Knutso ..... 
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Ronald Martin Albrecht

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Ronald Martin Albrecht, of Lanesboro, died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. The funeral was held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, at Bethlehem ..... 
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Eleanor Nelson

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Eleanor Nelson, age 86, of Mabel, died Monday, October 13, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Eleanor was born October 21, 1927 in Fillmore County to Emerson and Lilly (Vatland) Trimble. She attended country school in Newburg Township. On ..... 
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New school proposal in the R-P district

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Commentary

By Dale Evavold of Rushford, Minn. As is to be expected, there are a range of opinions and ideas about the new school proposal in the R-P district.  I see and hear comments regarding voting for the same issue as before, tax increases, poor buildi ..... 
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