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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 bluff-lined valleys, the residential camp offers technique classes in theatre, music, puppetry, dance, voice and design while supporting campers in expressing original ideas through performance. Flourish dates are July 18-25, 2015. No previous performance experience is necessary; scholarships are available; see www.flourishsummercamp.org for details.

Since 2003, Flourish has welcomed young people from all over the United States to come together with professional artists for a week on a working farm. In the gardens and in classes, participants and staff work together, learn together, play together, and create together. A creative community develops. Out of this community emerge original “performance pieces,” which are the media by which the students say what is important or significant to them at this time in their lives.

Flourish staff members for the 2015 week are professional artists working both independently and with companies such as the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, and Arena Dances, among others. They are: Truth Maze (of Minneapolis), teaching percussion and spoken word; Malia Burkhart (of Minneapolis), teaching puppetry and stilt-walking; Dustin Haug (of St. Paul), teaching dance; John Musial (of Chicago), teaching design; and Robyn Char (of St. Paul), teaching voice. Camp Director, Eva Barr (of rural Wykoff), teaches garden and farming skills as well as basic performance skills.

DreamAcres Farm is an off-the-grid, small-scale, organic vegetable farm that hosts a wood-fired pizza business and CSA. Flourish participants learn about sustainable agriculture, alternative energy generation , and “appropriate” water sourcing while at the same time delving into the arts of performance. They live and learn in rustic, timber-frame buildings and become involved in harvesting and preparing the food that they eat.

The Flourish week culminates in public performances on Friday night (July 24, 8:30pm) and Saturday afternoon (July 25, 3pm). These public events become walking odysseys around DreamAcres Farm, as the young people are encourage .....
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Houston County Historical Society book sale

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

The Houston County Historical Society will hold its 20th annual book sale on Saturday, March 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, March 22 from 1 – 4 p.m. The sale will be held at 104 History Lane (East Main Street entrance) by the Houston Count ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Apprentice Company Presents MARY’S WEDDING

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MINN. —The Commonweal Theatre Company proudly presents the capstone production of the 2014 Apprentice Company, Mary’s Wedding playing March 19 through March 29. From Canadian playwright Stephen Massicotte, Mary’s Wedding tells th ..... 
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‘Windows into Wonderment’ exhibit opens Feb. 7

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN. – Lanesboro Arts will present ‘Windows into Wonderment’, an exhibit of colorful mixed media work by artist Layl McDill. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 6-8 p.m., and runs through Ma ..... 
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Chatfield Library active at 100

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

As the Chatfield Public Library celebrates 100 years in existence it is seeing more activity than ever before. What began as a Public Rest Room in 1910 complete with a stove, tables, chairs, a rug, and public facilities for use by townspeople and r ..... 
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Lee Dyreson participated in the All-State Concert Band

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Arts & Culture

On Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14, 2015, three hundred of the finest high school band and orchestra musicians met at the annual Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State Mid-Winter Clinic at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis. ..... 
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Announcing call for entries for ‘Open Road’ exhibit at Lanesboro Arts

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN. – Calling all visual artists in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media! Lanesboro Arts is inviting artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming ‘Open Road’ exhibit, a juried group show which will run June 6 – ..... 
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Valentine’s weekend dinner theater in Spring Valley

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Arts & Culture

Brave Community Theater of Spring Valley is offering a special treat this weekend, titled “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage”. The play is directed by Debi Neville, founder of Brave Community Theater, who states, “This is o ..... 
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Water Gives Life now on display at the National Eagle Center

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Now through March, 2015 the photography of Larry Ricker is on display in the Watershed Gallery at the National Eagle Center. In this exhibit, “Water Gives Life”, Ricker explores the connections of many creatures through water. Larry Ricker sp ..... 
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