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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. This funding is made possible by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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.

Fillmore County

• Commonweal Theatre Company, Lanesboro, $20,000 for the program Commonweal Presents

• Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative, Wykoff, $6,000 for the series Play! in the Barn

• Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro, $6,400 for Stringwood festival concerts

• Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association, Rushford, $3,055 for a bluegrass jam camp

• Words Players Theatre, Chatfield, $10,000 for theater opportunties/classes for young people

Goodhue County

• Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Red Wing, $1,350 to celebrate Minnesota children's book authors and illustrators

• Art Reach, Red Wing, $3,200 to partner with Remedy to offer art classes to at-risk students

• Picaresque II, Red Wing, $10,000 for a traveling program of music and stories

Mower County

• Northwestern Singers, Austin, $4,000 towards annual spring concert

Olmsted County

• Children's Dance Theatre, Rochester, $10,000 to partner with the Minnesota Ballet

• John Marshall High School, Rochester, $10,000 for leaded glass arts immersion project

• Rochester Arts Council, Rochester, $10,000 for artistic demonstrations at ARTikids

• Rochester Music Guild, Rochester, $7,800 for scholarship competition and winners' recitals

• Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras, Rochester, $13,632 for community outreach with the Rochester YMCA

Rice County

• Lockwood Theater Company, Northfield, $10,000 for their melodrama/musical Jesse

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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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Commonweal offers free tickets to Fillmore and Houston County employees and residents

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Commonweal Theatre Company announces five performances of its 2010 productions that are free to employees and residents of Fillmore and Houston counties. Anyone living and/or working in those counties may attend Ibsen's classic drama, John Gabri ..... 
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Whalan Standstill Parade

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Looking for a fun family day? If so, Whalan is the place to be on Saturday, May 15, for their 15th Annual Standstill Parade... the one where the parade stands still and the spectators parade around it! The parade runs (sorry, I mean stands) from 11 ..... 
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Whalan Standstill Parade

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Looking for a fun family day? If so, Whalan is the place to be on Saturday, May 15, for their 15th Annual Standstill Parade... the one where the parade stands still and the spectators parade around it! The parade runs (sorry, I mean stands) from 11 ..... 
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