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“Recycled/Salvaged Art Project” teaches students while they create


Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

By Barb Jeffers

A very unique art contest will be held for the first time by the Pfarkel Sisters of Junk (re)defined. The “Recycled/Salvaged Art Project” is available to students ages 10-18. The contest is open to all students including homeschooled children as well as 4-H groups. Students may enter the contest as an individual or as a group.

The “Recycled/Salvaged Art” may be functional or non-functional, created from items and/or materials that were once used with a different purpose, have been discarded or would have ended up in the landfill. The project must be at least fifty percent or more recycled material and the student must solely complete at least ninety percent of the project.

Idea submissions were turned in and the completed product must be submitted by May 30, 2013. Final selections will be made on June 10. The art will be judged on originality, artistic or functional usage and use of salvaged materials. The items will then be on display at the Pfarkel Sisters 5th annual Vintage Treasure Market on the Farm, 29452 Co. Rd. 11, Fountain, Minn. (4 miles NE of Fountain on Co. Rd. 11) which will be held June 13-15. It will be up to each student or group if they would like to sell their projects at the market.

The Pfarkel Sisters consist of Sharon Vreeman, of Fountain, Minn., Janell Kraut, of Spring Valley, Minn., and Dianne Perry of Elba, Minn. According to the Pfarkel Sisters, Junk (re)defined is “a business that re-purposes unwanted, discarded and neglected items and turns them into items with a new life and new uses.” They then sell the items as vendors at JunkMarket Style Events, and Junk Bonanza as well as other venues.

Sharon Vreeman states that she grew up recycling and salvaging products and adds “there’s never been a time when we haven’t done it.” She recalls one of her first major projects was a old family trunk she refinished, which she still has. Another meaningful project of Sharon’s is a quilt she made out of her handmade dresses from when she was young.

According to the Pfarkel Sisters, the purpose of the “Recycled/Salvaged Art Project” is “to encourage others and especially school age individuals to consider new ways of recycling and reusing items rather than sending them to the curb for the garbage man to pick up.”

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2013 Spring Tournament at Ferndale Golf Course Results

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Division A-Championship Flight: 1. Tyler Glynn, Scott Hanson, Jamie Carrier 2. Kurt Lossen, Rick Moe, Rick Johnson 3. Dan Moe, Matt Reinhardt, Kasey Olioff Division B-1st Flight 1. George Ingram, Chuck Ingram, Luke Ingram 2. John Nitecki, ..... 
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A happy hour poetry and prose reading

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

On Friday, May 31 from 3:30-5pm at Quarter/Quarter in Harmony, Minn., poets Kris Bigalk and Kathryn Kysar, and prose writers, Beth Mayer and Amy Weldon will share some of their recent work. Refreshments will be served, and books will be available f ..... 
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Take Note concert

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

It must be spring, because “Take Note” is singing those songs we all love to hear. “Take Note’s Eighth Annual Spring concert will be held, Wednesday evening, June 5th, at 7:00 pm at the Rushford-Peterson High School Theater. “Take Note” ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center receives $313,000 grant from ArtPlace America

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - ArtPlace America announces the award of a $313,000 grant to Lanesboro Arts Center for the Lanesboro Arts Campus, the vision of engaging a rural region and its visitors in the arts while simultaneously promoting economic developmen ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center presents the 33rd Annual ‘Art in the Park’ Father’s Day Festival

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

A Father’s Day tradition for more than 30 years, the ‘Art in the Park’ Festival will take place again this year in beautiful Sylvan Park, Lanesboro. Presented by the Lanesboro Arts Center, the festival will be held Sunday, June 16, 2013 from ..... 
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"I Left My Heart in Rhubarb Country" Concert

Tue, May 21st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Back by popular demand, “I Left My Heart in Rhubarb Country” will showcase the Rhubarb Sisters at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature familiar tunes set to creative lyrics, crea ..... 
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SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF SEASON WITH FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS

Tue, May 21st, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) in Winona, Minnesota, will be holding several free community events leading up to the first professional company performance on June 26th. The Festival will inaugurate the 2013 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Co ..... 
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St. Mane Theatre Undergoes Air Quality Test for Renovation

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Between January 21 and February 6, 2013, a complete facility assessment and air quality test was conducted at the St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave. N. in Lanesboro, in preparation for its renovation to begin in December 2013. Lan ..... 
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