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The Art of Food at Lanesboro Arts Center


Mon, Oct 11th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center will feature work by 32 regional artists in a juried exhibit entitled "The Art of Food" to be held October 23 - December 23, 2010. Art will range from photography to paper mosaic to watercolor to printmaking to jewelry. The exhibit will open with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. at the Lanesboro Arts Center galleries (103 Parkway Ave N.), with food provided by Lanesboro Local. A good time to meet participating artists, the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

"The Art of Food" exhibit will include work by 32 regional artists from the Lanesboro/Harmony area as well as greater Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa: Katie Aguado, oil; Jim Andersen, wood; Renée Bergstrom, photography; Celeste Birkeland, oil; Robbie Brokken, jewelry; Liz Bucheit, jewelry; Jenn Bushman, oil; Andrew Chulyk, mixed media; Jeff Cords, photography; Marsie Danielson, oil; Richard Dison, watercolor; Frje Echeverria, acrylic; Pam Echeverria, watercolor; Joan Finnegan, oil; Daniel Fleming, acrylic; Sue Frykman, book art; Keith Gerling, mixed media; Ron Germundson, photography; Barb Keith, paper mosaic; Margaret Kiihne, book art; Ellie Kingsbury, photography; Tracey Lambrecht, pastel; Sherri Lisota, oil; Leisa Luis-Grill, acrylic; Meghan Lunos, ceramic tile; Jeff & Madison McMullen, photography; Michael Mertes, stone; David Nyssen, oil; Sara Qualey, oil; Michael Seiler, jewelry; Richard Townsend, watercolor; and Lynne Valiquette, printmaking.

In conjunction with "The Art of Food" exhibit, the Lanesboro Arts Center will host additional art-and-food related events. During the exhibit opening weekend, two films will be shown at the St. Mane Theatre: On Friday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. will be "Babette's Feast," a favorite food film set in Denmark in the late 19th century: the story of a French war refugee who prepares a feast for her Danish friends. On Saturday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 and 8 p.m. will be "FOOD, Inc.," a documentary exploring our nation's food industry and featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (In Defense of Food); this film is sponsored by Pedal Pushers Café of Lanesboro. Tickets are available in advance at the Arts Center or at the St. Mane Theatre (206 Parkway Ave N) one hour prior to the screening.

Two free public events will be held on Saturday, November 13. From 1-3 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre will be a "Food is Art" Kids Create! Family Art .....
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Renda Sacquitne honored through Vesterheim donation

Wed, Oct 6th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa-Family and friends of the late Renda Sacquitne, Decorah, have donated two benches to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum's Open Air Division as a memorial in her honor.

Renda Sacquitne was a Vesterheim volunteer who led tours ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre's student matinee series ready for the school year

Mon, Sep 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MINN. - The Commonweal Theatre Company announces its Student Matinee Series for the fall semester of 2010. This program reaches more than 1,500 regional students and teachers annually as part of Commonweal Theatre's goal that every high s ..... 
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Find out what Vesterheim's hiding on a "Free Thursdays" tour

Mon, Sep 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa - "Only a fraction of Vesterheim's remarkable collections are on public display at any one time," said Martha Griesheimer, Vesterheim volunteer coodinator. "Come for a special tour to see the rest."

Join Vesterheim Norwegian-Am ..... 
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The Passion of the Hausfrau at the Commonweal Theatre

Mon, Sep 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN - The Commonweal Theatre hosts The Passion of the Hausfrau -- the next event in its "Commonweal Presents" series -- on Tuesday, October 5th, and Wednesday, October 6th, at 7:30 pm. Performed by Bess Welden, The Passion of the Hausfrau ..... 
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Galactic Cowboy Orchestra to perform in Lanesboro

Mon, Sep 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Arts Center is pleased to present the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn., on Friday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra is a unique and powerful musical ensemble that fuses an eclecti ..... 
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Luther professor and student launch horticulture program for residents of care center

Mon, Sep 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa - Gardening has healing powers.

Residents of a Decorah care center experienced those healing powers when they participated in a 12-week gardening project designed and conducted this summer by Stephanie Travers, Luther College a ..... 
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Family fun at Seed Saver's Harvest Festival on October 2

Fri, Sep 17th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Join Seed Savers Exchange for their annual Harvest Festival at Heritage Farm on Saturday, October 2, 2010, from noon to 4 pm. Attend garlic planting and seed saving workshops, tour the seed processing facilities, listen to bluegrass music, go on hay ..... 
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Min Mor at Commonweal Theatre

Fri, Aug 27th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MINN. - The Commonweal Theatre, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, hosts its next "Commonweal Presents" event - Min Mor ("Mother") - on Wednesday, September 15th, at 7:30 pm. Performed by internationally acclaimed actress Bente B ..... 
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