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Poetry reading: Morgan Grayce Willow in Lanesboro on Saturday, November 9


Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts Center will host poet Morgan Grayce Willow for a poetry reading at the Gallery on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. The artist will read poems from her new collection of poetry, Dodge & Scramble, which includes poems in the barn’s voice she worked on while in Lanesboro for an Artist Residency in 2008. The event is free and open to the public.

Morgan Grayce Willow will offer a sneak preview of her poems onstage at the “Over the Back Fence” Radio Show on Friday, November 8, 2013. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre; tickets are $7 adult / $4 student. Of Dodge & Scramble, Mary Swander, Poet Laureate of Iowa, gives praise. “What a delight to discover Morgan Grayce Willow’s new book “Dodge & Scramble.” Here’s a poet who dares to engage the reader in a world of farming and the land, then pushes the experience to the higher level of transformative myth. Every poem, every page demonstrates the thoughtfulness and grace of this insightful poet.”

Morgan Grayce Willow grew up on a family farm in Mitchell County, Iowa, originally settled by her great grandfather in the 1880s. Her poetry collections include Between and Silk: Meditations on T’ai-Chi Ch’uan. She published her first chapbook, Spinnerets, in 1987. In 2005, Finishing Line Press selected Arpeggio of Appetite for its New Women’s Voices Series. In between, Morgan’s poetry and prose have appeared in a wide variety of journals such as Third Coast, The Barefoot Muse, Out of Line, 100 Words, the Bloomsbury Review, and Negative Capability. Her writing, in prose as well as poetry, has garnered awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the McKnight Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the Witter Bynner Foundation. Her work has also been featured in a number of artistic collaborations, including handmade art books, broadsides, and a poetry/dance video project. A former sign language interpreter, Morgan published Crossing that Bridge, a guide for making literary events accessible to deaf audiences. She lives in Minneapolis and teaches at Minneapolis Community & Technical College, as well as The Loft Literary Center.

In Lanesboro, Minn., the Lanesboro Arts Center Gallery is located at 103 Parkway Ave N; the St. Mane Theatre is located at 206 Parkway Ave N. Lanesboro Arts Center’s mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse a .....
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Commonweal Theatre Company presents The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company celebrates the holiday season with a charming and romantic comedy about a family living in Atlanta in 1939. Gone with the Wind is having its premiere, World War II is looming, but Atlanta’s Jewis ..... 
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See, Think, and Create Like an Artist at Vesterheim’s Barnetimen (Children’s Hour)

Wed, Oct 30th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, invites all pre-school-aged children and their parents or caregivers to Barnetimen (Children's Hour) on November 13 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The group will meet ..... 
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Center Stage Series - Luther College to present The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Wed, Oct 30th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa—Eight ukulele masters spread a spirit of wit, playfulness and camaraderie as they strum through a diverse repertoire that includes everything from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana to Otis Redding as part of Luther's 2013-14 Center Stage Series. ..... 
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Crown Trout Jewelers presents “Everyday Form” fine art photography show

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Crown Trout Jewelers will host an exhibition of fine art photography by Jennifer Bucheit of Middleton, Wis. The show features a group of black and white images celebrating the formal aesthetics in common everyday objects. The subjects are items foun ..... 
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JuliaClaire’s second Annual Holiday Artisan Event will be held November 2 in Preston

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

JuliaClaire has been a pioneer in the area of repurposing and recycling and many of its artisans create their art from recycled items. Arlene Woellert makes her American Girl fashions from clothing that cannot be sold at because of a tear, stain or ..... 
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Visit Vesterheim for “Hedgie’s Halloween”

Wed, Oct 16th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa—Stop by Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, for spooktacular fun at “Hedgie’s Halloween” before or during Trick or Treating on October 31. The museum will be open late from 5:00-7:00 p.m. W ..... 
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Author Kathleen Ernst’s New Book Set at Vesterheim

Tue, Oct 15th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — Award-winning author Kathleen Ernst will sign her new book, “Heritage of Darkness,” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, on October 31, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Museum Store. ..... 
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‘Swingsation’ benefit gala to feature Prudence Johnson and the Swingsation Orchestra

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Prudence Johnson and the Swingsation Orchestra will wow attendees at this year’s annual gala fundraiser, supporting year-round arts programming of Lanesboro Arts Center. Swingsation will also feature unique auction items, a gourmet dinner prepared ..... 
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