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Smithsonian exhibit debuts in Minn.: connects communities through water and the humanities


Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Minn. is the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Water is a part of our identity, our culture, and our history. Water/Ways, a new and exciting exhibition and community engagement tool from the Smithsonian’s “Museum on Main Street” (MoMS) initiative in partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center, will be touring greater Minn. communities in 2016-2017. The initiative is designed to reconnect Minnesotans to our water and the need to become more actively involved in its protection by using, in addition to science, the tools of story, history, faith, ethics, and the arts.

Minn. is one of only five states chosen by the Smithsonian to launch this new traveling exhibit. Beginning in June 2016, the Water/Ways tour will start in New London/Spicer. Six greater Minn. communities will explore the meaning of water - by telling their local water stories and collectively envisioning their water future. The Minn. host sites for

Water/Ways are:

• New London/Spicer (Kandiyohi County) Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. June 25 - Aug. 7, 2016

• St. Peter (Nicollet County) Nicollet County Historical Society. Aug. 13 - Sept. 25, 2016

• Red Wing (Goodhue County) Goodhue County Historical Society. Oct. 1 - Nov. 13, 2016

• Sandstone/Pine City (Pine County) Audubon Center of the North Woods. Nov. 19, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017

• Lanesboro (Fillmore County) Lanesboro Arts. Jan. 7 - Feb. 19, 2017

• Detroit Lakes (Becker County) Becker County Historical Society. Feb. 25 - Apr. 9, 2017

“Water/Ways is a conversation about water, a series of events in our host communities, and a collection of educational resources. It encompasses the community of communities through our shared resource-water,” stresses David O’Fallon, President of the Humanities Center. “This is not just an exhibit.”

Water/Ways reveals the central nature of water in our lives by exploring how Americans use water, how water unites communities, how water affects every element of life, and how Americans care for our water and protect this valuable resource for the future. The MoMS program is a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and state humanities councils. MoMS engages small town audiences by bringing Smithsonian traveling exhibits like Water/Ways to their communities. Through a year-long engagement process before the Smithsoni .....
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SEMAC awards arts grants

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in All Arts & Culture

On August 18, 2015, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 21 grants for a total of $93,910 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minn. This included ten Individual Artist grants for $50,000 and ..... 
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“Rise of the Sea Urchins”

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts will host two screenings of the film “RISE OF THE SEA URCHINS” at the St. Mane Theatre on Thursday and Friday, August 6 and 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The film was written by Les Nelson of Winona, Minn. and Daniel Ostrem of Peterson, Mi ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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