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SEMAC awards presenter/production and small towns/rural areas grants


Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

On May 18, 2010, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded six Presenter/Production Assistance Grants and four Small Towns/Rural Areas Grants, for a total of $24,715 in funding to arts organizations in southeastern Minnesota.

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:

Fillmore County

• Lanesboro Community Theatre awarded $2,000 for two outdoor performances of the melodrama Curse You Jack Dalton!

• Rushford Area Society of the Arts awarded $2,895 for administrative support to keep their programs affordable to constituents.

Goodhue County

• Pine Area People for the Arts (Pine Island) awarded $2,075 to provide performer's fees and advertising for their Concerts in the Park series.

Houston County

• Bluff Country Artists Gallery (Spring Grove) awarded $3,000 for logo design and Web site revamping.

Mower County

• Austin Area Commission for the Arts awarded $2,100 to present a concert by Minnesota-based musician Bill McLaughllin.

Olmsted County

• Minnesota Theatre Company (Rochester) awarded $2,940 to present a series of old-time variety shows for senior audiences.

• Rochester Music Guild awarded $3,000 to expand their Lunch & Learn music series.

• Stewartville Public Schools awarded $1,705 for a residency of lyceums and concert by instrumentalist Todd Green.

Rice County

• South Central Minnesota Studio Art Tour (Northfield) awarded $3,000 to produce their annual tour.

Winona County

• Fine Artists of Southeast Minnesota (Winona) awarded $2,000 for its second annual regional juried art exhibition.

Rhubarb Festival to be held in the Rhubarb Capital of Minnesota

Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The sixth annual Rhubarb Festival will be held Saturday, June 5, 2010, from 10am until 2pm at Sylvan Park in Lanesboro, Minn.

Taste Everything Rhubarb! You will be able to taste everything made with rhubarb from pies to pickles, savories to ..... 
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Alert: you might catch a fever in Lanesboro on Memorial Day!

Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Visitors to Lanesboro on Memorial Day have a chance of catching a highly contagious fever going around, one that hasn't gotten much coverage by the news media.

The culprit is called Honor Flight Fever. The people who are most highly suscepti ..... 
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SEMAC awards arts & cultural heritage grants

Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

On May 18, 2010, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 20 grants in the new Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant category for a total of $159,876 in funding to arts organizations in southeastern Minnesota. ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company offers summer conservatory for high school students

Fri, May 14th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Commonweal Theatre Company of Lanesboro will offer an intensive two-week training program to all high school students with an interest in performing from July 14 - 28, 2010.

In the 18 years since its inception, the Commonweal Conservator ..... 
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Take Note! spring concert

Fri, May 14th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Take Note! (Southeastern Minnesota's Showtune Choir) will present their spring concert on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. in the Rushford-Peterson High School Auditorium. The program will feature hit songs from many of your favorite musicals incl ..... 
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Call for artists

Fri, May 14th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota, announces a Call for Artists for the Lanesboro Residency Program. Applications are due annually on June 30 (postmark deadline) for residencies scheduled October-April.

The Lanesboro Residency P ..... 
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New Exhibit at Lanesboro Arts Center: "The Magic Hours" Landscapes by Sara Lubinski June 5 - August 8, 2010

Wed, May 12th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota will present a new exhibit, "The Magic Hours" June 5 - August 8, 2010. Free to the public, the exhibit will feature oil and pastel landscapes by Sara Lubinski. The public is invited to meet the artist at ..... 
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"Friends of the St. Mane Theatre" to Host Bar-b-que Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 26 in Lanesboro, Minn.

Wed, May 12th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minnesota: "Friends of the St. Mane Theatre" will host a bar-b-que fundraiser to be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, from 5-9 p.m. at Green Gables Inn, 303 Sheridan Street West in Lanesboro. The public is welcome to come and enjoy burgers, ..... 
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