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Experience art in southeastern libraries - a call to artists


Fri, Oct 14th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO) & Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists (SEMVA) invite you to be a part of Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries (easel) traveling art exhibit. We are requesting art submissions for easel's 2012-2013 tour. This exhibit will travel throughout libraries in Southeastern Minnesota and be displayed to the public from January 2012 to June 2013. We are looking for pieces that correspond with your artistic interpretation of books, letters, reading, authors, or the library.

Qualifications:

To submit artwork, you must be 18 years of age and live in one of the eleven counties in the SELCO region: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona. There is no fee to enter and artists are limited to one piece of artwork.

Artwork Requirements:

All 2D artwork must be 12 x 12 inches, frame included, and must be ready to hang using wire only; no hooks, saw-tooth brackets or clips. All 3D artwork may only be a maximum of 12 x 12 x 12 inches, and one of those dimensions must be 12 inches. Art must be suitable for viewing by all ages in a library environment. Artwork not meeting these requirements will be rejected.

The General Information Card, provided in the printed call for artists, must be completed and attached to your artwork at the time of submission, along with a typed Artist Statement not to exceed 200 words. This statement must include one to two sentences describing the artist's interpretation of the theme. If you need a General Information Card, please call SELCO at 1-800-992-5061. Extras will be available at the SELCO front desk.

Timeline:

Artwork needs to be submitted to the SELCO office (2600 19th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 5-9, 2011. If you are unable to submit your art during this time, a pre-arranged appointment can be scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2011. Judging will take place December 12, 2011. You will be notified within one week of the Jury's decision. If your artwork is not selected, you can pick up your piece at SELCO between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 14-16 or December 19-20, 2011.

Selected artwork will travel to libraries and partnering locations in Southeastern Minnesota from January 2012 to June 2013. SELCO will handle all aspects of the exhibit including storing and shipping to and from the libraries. SELCO will also insure all artwork while exhibited, i .....
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Renowned artist to teach class on wood carving

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

On Sat., October 8, Harley Refsal will teach a class on the flat-plane style carving tradition to make an ornament for your Christmas tree. The one-day class will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ballard House, headquarters for the Giants of ..... 
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Musician Brianna Lane to perform in Lanesboro

Mon, Sep 19th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

From train to bicycle to stage: On Saturday, September 24, 2011, musician Brianna Lane will take the train from south Minneapolis to Winona, Minn., then ride her bicycle 40 miles from the Amtrak station in Winona to Lanesboro, to perform a concert t ..... 
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Barbershoppers and Show Stoppers

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Enjoy a great show and give a hand to the Chatfield Center for the Arts renovation of Potter Auditorium at the same time.

The Rochester Music Men Barbershop Chorus will team up with singing stars from Wits' End Theatre to present a lively va ..... 
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Ken Kiehne wins silver in Barbershop Quartet competition

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

What is as American as apple pie and baseball? The four-part harmony of Barbershop music of course! Many of you have heard my dad, Ken Kiehne, sing either at church, weddings, funerals or around various construction jobs in town. My earliest memorie ..... 
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Activist June Kjome at Commonweal Theatre

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Commonweal Theatre, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, is proud to welcome justice and peace activist June Kjome for its Sunday Salon discussion series on Sunday, September 18th immediately following the matinee performance of To Kill a Moc ..... 
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Your Challenge - Experience ExpoCulinaria

Mon, Sep 5th, 2011
Posted in 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 chef cook-off at the first ever Rushford, MN, ExpoCulinaria-an experience in taste. Two prof ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company presents To Kill a Mockingbird

Mon, Sep 5th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Commonweal Theatre Company presents Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's American classic To Kill A Mockingbird, September 3rd through November 13th with discounted tickets available for previews August 26th to September 1st. Call the ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company presents To Kill a Mockingbird

Fri, Aug 26th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Residents and employees of Fillmore and Houston Counties receive free admission to see Commonweal Theatre's newest production, To Kill A Mockingbird, on Thursday, September 1st at 7:30 pm. The warmth of childhood and the bitter loss of innocence sur ..... 
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