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SEMAC awards arts grants


Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

On August 21, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 28 grants for a total of $110,025 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included sixteen McKnight Individual Artist Grants for $74.585, seven General Operating Support Grants to arts organizations for $25,440, and five Artists in Education Grants for $10,000.

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 each of the following individuals and organizations, listed by county:

Fillmore County

•Robbie Brokken received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Wearable Adornment from Keepsake Jewelry.

•Paul Brokken received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Body of Work Inspired by the Caves of Smoo.

Your Challenge- Experience ExpoCulinaria 2012

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

“Bring it to the table,” is not just an engaging command or culinary taste bud invitation, but it will also prove an entertaining challenge for the upcoming professional chef cook-off in Rushford, MN. At the feature September 22nd attraction of ..... 
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Taste of the Trail and Fall Fest in Preston September 15

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Bikers from near and far are invited to join in Preston’s “Taste of the Trail” event on Saturday, September 15 from 10am-3pm at the Preston Trailhead. Event schedule as follows: 10:15am-12:15pm – the “Root River Blue Grass Band” performs ..... 
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Project America 79-day marathon run comes to Preston

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

On Monday, September 10, marathon runner and veteran, Mike Ehredt, will arrive in Preston, one of 79 stops along his 79-day journey. Ehredt started out from International Falls on August 23 and is currently running a marathon a day in honor of falle ..... 
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Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery to host Nashville-based country artist Becky Schlegel

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Arts & Culture

Spring Valley, MN. August 30, 2012—Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery will play host to Nashville-based country artist Becky Schlegel on September 7th. She’s visiting Minnesota from Nashville and the winery is on her tour schedule! Becky has be ..... 
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Food is the focus on the Root River Trail system in September

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food and cuisine in a new trail wide event, Taste of the Trail. Taste of the Trail is similar to many “Taste of … “ events in many towns all over the Midwest. In ..... 
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Lanesboro Commmunity Theater presents a silent in the park- in the dark!

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, MN – Saturday and Sunday evenings, September 8 and 9, the Lanesboro Community Theater will premiere two showings of their own locally produced silent movie in Sylvan Park. The movie stars a cast of dozens of local residents and visiting ..... 
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Winners at ‘50s-’60s Day in Mabel on Sat. August 11, 2012

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Mabel Arts & Culture

CAR SHOW Best of Show: •Jeff & Chelay Playter of Sun Prairie, WI with a 1930 Ford Model A Other 1st Place Winners in their individual classes: •Duane Peters of Caledonia •Roger Bakewell of New Albin, Ia •Don Gallegher of Waukon, Ia ..... 
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ExpoCulinaria, a food lovers event - you be the judge

Tue, Aug 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria The date Saturday, September 22nd is circled on calendars and hungry culinary fans are getting their tickets early for the 2012 ExpoCulinaria—a taste of Rushford, MN. Relished from the success of last year, ExpoCulinaria is ..... 
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