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SEMAC awards arts grants


Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

On November 16, 2010, the board of directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 29 grants for a total of $166,240 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included fourteen Presenter/Production Assistance Grants for $41,500, ten Small Towns/Rural Areas Grants for $25,055, and five Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants for $99,685 to arts organizations. The latter funding is made possible by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

SEMAC is the State Arts Board-designated granting authority for local/regional arts producing and sponsoring organizations and disburses funds allocated for this purpose by the Minnesota State Legislature. The SEMAC region includes the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona.

Grants were awarded to the following organizations in Fillmore County:

· Bluff Country Studio Art Tour received a $3,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for the May 2011 studio art tour.

· Chatfield Brass Band received a $3,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for their Music in the Park concert series.

· Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative received a $2,750 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Flourish summer camp in arts and agriculture.

· Lanesboro Barn Dance received a $1,580 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for a series of three rural dances.

· Lanesboro Community Theater received a $3,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for six performances of Charley's Aunt.

· Northland Words received a $31,365 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for their 2011 production season.

· SEMBA, the Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association, received a $3,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for the May 2011 Bluegrass Festival.

Lanesboro Community Theater proudly presents its winter play reading series

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Have you ever thought about joining a book club, but don't have the time to read the book ahead of time to participate in the discussion? Has the thought of participating in community theater intrigued you, but you weren't sure if it would be right ..... 
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Holiday movie at the Commonweal Theatre

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MINN. - The Commonweal Theatre and the Fillmore House Bed and Breakfast, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, offer a free movie screening of the 2003 holiday comedy Elf - starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Zooey Deschanel. Buddy t ..... 
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Preston Area Community Foundation Grant

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Preston Area Community Foundation awarded a grant to the Commonweal Theatre during their 2010 season. It allowed residents and employees of the Preston area free admission to attend five plays on specific nights during 2010. Over 700 people atte ..... 
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Habitat for Humanity Quilts

Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

We wanted to let you know about a wonderful project that is currently taking place in our area. In an amazing display of friendship and support, two beautiful quilts are being made for two families who will soon be moving into homes they will purcha ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company announces 2011 season

Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN. - The Commonweal Theatre Company, located in historic, downtown Lanesboro, proudly announces the lineup for its 2011 season of plays. Five mainstage productions - a masterwork from playwright Henrik Ibsen, a tragically funny look at ma ..... 
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Swingstation Fundraiser a success for Lanesboro Arts Center

Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Thanks to much community and regional support, the Lanesboro Arts Center's annual 'Swingsation' gala fundraiser was a success, raising $29,000+ for Lanesboro Arts Center programming. Contributing to the success of this event was a wide variety of vo ..... 
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Northern Lights Women's Chorus fall concert

Mon, Nov 15th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

"A Choral Celebration" will be presented by Northern Lights on Sunday, November 21, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church, 309 Winnebago St., in Decorah. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

The Women's Chorus began in 1996 and celebrates its 6th ..... 
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Vesterheim and ArtHaus offer barnetimen (children's hour)

Mon, Nov 15th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa - Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum and ArtHaus invite all pre-school-aged children and their parents or caregivers to a "Tradition Expedition" during Barnetimen (Children's Hour) on Tuesday, November 16, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Me ..... 
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