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Artists Invited to Enter National Exhibition at Vesterheim


Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa—Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, invites artists to enter their pieces in the museum’s annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition.” This exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary American artists working in the Norwegian tradition is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust. Entries will be accepted from May 1 through May 23. The exhibition will be on view in the museum’s Main Building from June 10-July 26, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Complete rules for entering pieces are available at vesterheim.org. If you would like more information, contact Laurann Gilbertson at info@vesterheim.org, or at (563) 382-9681.



Last year, the exhibition included over 160 pieces by 96 artists from 15 states. “Thousands of visitors from all over the country come to Vesterheim to view this exhibition, and we’re excited that so many artists are able to share their work with the public through it,” Laurann Gilbertson, Vesterheim Chief Curator, said.



As part of the exhibition, artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Along with selling their pieces, exhibitors compete for ribbons. Judges for the exhibition award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards.



“Every year brings new and exciting artwork for the exhibition, often blending traditional designs with contemporary creativity,” Gilbertson said.



The exhibition judging and ribbon awards are held in conjunction with Decorah’s Annual Nordic Fest, which is always the last full weekend in July.



Through 24,000 objects and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s we .....
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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Children’s Museum of La Crosse welcomes all Mothers with FREE admission Sunday, May 11, Noon-5:00 pm La Crosse, WI—Don’t let spring showers (or snow!?) ruin your Mother’s Day plans. Spend your quality, Mother’s Day time indoors at the ..... 
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New Hours, Tours, and May Baskets at Vesterheim on Free First Thursday

Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — Celebrate the beginning of spring with new open hours, guided tours, and May baskets on Free First Thursday at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. On May 1, Vesterheim will be open with free ad ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre announces 2014 Student Matinee Series

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces its Student Matinee Series for the 2014 spring and fall semesters. This program reaches more than 2,000 regional students and teachers annually as part of Commonweal Theatre’s goal that ..... 
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Poetry workshops hosted by Lanesboro Arts Center on May 2-3

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center is offering an opportunity to ‘Experience Poetry!’ The public is invited to participate in a poetry workshop, where Ed Bok Lee will provide an introduction to poetry and an overview of its many forms. Participants will exp ..... 
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Singer-Songwriter Drew Nelson to appear in Chatfield

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

CHATFIELD, Minn. – As part of the highly acclaimed Chosen Bean Concert Series, Drew Nelson will appear Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Chatfield Center for the Arts, in Chatfield. Michigan-born Navy veteran Drew Nelson is a storytelling s ..... 
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ExpoCulinaria - an experience of Taste - to be held May 17 in Rushford

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

RUSHFORD, Minn. — The 4th Annual ExpoCulinaria will be held on Saturday, May 17, from 5-9 p.m. Exciting improvements have been made to tantalize ExpoCulinaria guests’ taste buds. This year everyone will watch and sample as a professional culinary ..... 
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Commonweal continues Fillmore/Houston County Free Nights

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces performance dates for its 2014 Free County Night Program. Theatre lovers living and/or working in Fillmore or Houston Counties are invited to attend Ibsen’s epic drama Brand on Thursday, ..... 
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Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council receives statewide recognition for effective use of legacy funds

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

WILLMAR, Minn. – Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts recognized the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council on Thursday at Arts Advocacy Day for the impact the organization is having statewide utilizing funds provided by the Clea ..... 
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