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“Vesterheim Inspires: The Frozen Connection” on Free First Thursday


Wed, Jun 25th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — Come to Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, on Free First Thursday, July 3, to explore this world-renowned collection and find out about the museum’s connection to the Disney film “Frozen.”



“Norway has a rich tradition of folk art that helped to inspire the Disney animators who created the fantastically popular new movie, ‘Frozen,’” Martha Griesheimer, Vesterheim Volunteer Coordinator, said. Twenty-one artifacts from Vesterheim are currently on display in an exhibition about the film at the Norway Pavilion at Disney’s Epcot Center in Florida. “We envision this as a fun day to revel in the inspiration that can come from exploring a culture,” Griesheimer added.



At 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. there will be behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s collection storage. “On these tours, visitors will be able to see the thousands of objects from which Epcot officials had to choose for their exhibit,” Alison Dwyer, Vesterheim’s Collections Manager, said. At 1:00 p.m. there will be a tour of the buildings in the Open Air Division. At 2:30 p.m. Dwyer will give the presentation “When Disney Called” in the Amdal-Odland Heritage Center.



Vesterheim encourages visitors to come to the museum in Frozen-inspired costumes. The first 13 visitors in costume will have their choice of a variety of different Disney movie posters. Any visitor who stops by the Museum Store on July 3 can enter a drawing for a copy of the DVD of “Frozen.”



“As Disney knows, great examples of folk art are on view every day at Vesterheim, but visitors who come now through July 26 also get to see ‘The National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition,’ Vesterheim’s annual summer exhibition of exciting new folk art,” Griesheimer said.



Check vesterheim.org for a schedule of future “Free First Thursday” events. The museum is open with free admission all day.



Through 24,000 objects and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the mus .....
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Deephaven author hoping to inspire young people by sharing the stories of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

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RASA’s “The Butler Did It” modifies production dates to July 9-13

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

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PSA/Houston lawn chair concerts

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Lawn Chair Summer Concerts at the Houston band shell will be held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. from July 2 to August 27. There will be a variety of family oriented musical performances beginning with Jake Olson and sons on July 2 and Molly B and ..... 
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Lanesboro Area Art Trail announces second season

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Lanesboro Area Art Trail announces the opening dates for the second season of their studio open house events. The first of six 2014 Lanesboro Area Art Trail weekends will take place on June 20 -22, 2014. Participating studios will ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance, Saturday June 21

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

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Dennis Warner in concert at the Preston Public Library

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Folk/Americana singer and songwriter Dennis Warner blends humor, audience participation and serious music into a memorable and fun concert for adults and families. Warner has toured extensively throughout North America during his 20+ year career, ..... 
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SEMAC announces July 1 grant application deadline

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for proposals in three categories: Artists in Education, General Operating Support, and Individual Artists. All proposed projects must take place between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 20 ..... 
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Pennsylvania high school student Yuyan Pu is crowned “The Most Philosophical Student in America” and winner of the 2014 National Kids Philosophy Slam. Ingrid Mundt of Minnesota named “Most Philosophical 5th Grader in America.

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Truth or Beauty: which has a greater impact on society? Yuyan Pu, a junior from Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, won the 14th annual National Kids Philosophy Slam by successfully arguing that beauty has more of an ..... 
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