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“Let Forever Be Delayed” exhibit coming to Lanesboro


Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts will present “Let Forever Be Delayed”, an exhibit of oil paintings by Adam Paul Johnson. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 6-8 p.m., and runs through October 11, 2015. There will be wine and hors d’oeuvres, and live music at the reception. Always free and open to the public, the Lanesboro Arts Gallery is open seven days a week through October. Adam Paul Johnson says the title of ‘Let Forever Be Delayed’ alludes to something in his experience of making the paintings, and more generally to the flow of time. “Landscape has always been central to my painting—it simply seems to be the way my mind works when confronted by a blank canvas,” he says. “But while the work starts with the landscape, it’s the space that the place takes me to that is the real subject of the painting.”

The body of work in ‘Let Forever Be Delayed’ includes several series of paintings, and new work in larger sizes. These paintings have their beginnings in photos taken while the artist has traveled with family and friends. Later, sifting through the images, he often finds that the ones describing the incidental places intrigue him most. They are in some way anonymous, places passed through on the way to somewhere else. And for whatever reason, it’s these almost arbitrary views that he finds most inspiring. “As I paint them, my mind slips back to these locations and I find myself experiencing some of the feelings, thoughts, and sensations of that place and time. But as the saying goes, one can’t cross the same river twice, and so painting these places become mostly a reflection on the space between then and now.”

Minneapolis, Minn. artist Adam Paul Johnson describes himself as having “a regular day job”, grabbing studio time on weekends and the occasional evening whenever he can. He has been painting since high school, and did some printmaking in college. “Whenever I’m painting, that’s my favorite season. Winter is chilly in the studio and summer is hot, but it’s all part of the cycle. Landscape is the format that that I seem to think in, and images derived from the landscape are almost all I do”, he says.

The exhibit is sponsored by Inspire(d) Driftless Magazine, and made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fu .....
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Rushford Area Society for the Arts will present “Noises Off”

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Rushford Area Society for the Arts will present “Noises Off” for its summer theater production at Rushford Peterson High School Theater. The play is directed by Eric Decker and has numerous area actors portraying the participants in this hilari ..... 
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SEMAC announces July 19 grant application deadline

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for proposals in two categories: General Operating Support and Individual Artists. All proposed projects must take place between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016 and culminate in a cap ..... 
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Rushford Peterson Valley kicks off demonstration and class season

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

The Rushford Peterson Farmers’ Market, now in its third year, is planning several demonstrations and classes from local growers and artisans. Markets are held Wednesdays, May through October, from 4-7 p.m., at Creekside Park in Rushford. On June ..... 
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Rushford Peterson Valley kicks off demonstration and class season

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

The Rushford Peterson Farmers’ Market, now in its third year, is planning several demonstrations and classes from local growers and artisans. Markets are held Wednesdays, May through October, from 4-7 p.m., at Creekside Park in Rushford. On June ..... 
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Rushford Peterson Valley kicks off demonstration and class season

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

The Rushford Peterson Farmers’ Market, now in its third year, is planning several demonstrations and classes from local growers and artisans. Markets are held Wednesdays, May through October, from 4-7 p.m., at Creekside Park in Rushford. On June ..... 
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History Alive! A Tour of Lanesboro with Pop-up Plays May 30-31

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN – Historic stories and characters will come alive on May 30-31, 2015 in Lanesboro, through History Alive! A Tour of Lanesboro with Pop-up Plays. In a downtown rich with historic buildings, three dramatic scenes will portray life in 1 ..... 
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Audition Notice

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Community Theater will be holding auditions for this summer’s production of “Mary Poppins”. They will be held on two evenings, April 6 and April 7 at the St. Mane Theater, 206 Parkway Ave. N in Lanesboro from 6:30 to 9 p.m. No prepar ..... 
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Flourish Summer Camp: cultivating kids’ performance ideas on a farm

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Flourish Summer Camp, a program of the Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative located outside Wykoff, MN, announces a rigorous July program for young people aged 11-15years. Located on DreamAcres, an organic vegetable farm in southeastern Minnesota’s bl ..... 
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