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SEMAC awards arts grants to Fillmore County organizations


Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in All Arts & Culture

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

On May 17, 2016, the board of directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 34 grants for a total of $223,890 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included $186,535 to fund 21 Arts & Cultural Heritage grants, $28,665 to fund ten Presenter/Production Assistance grants, and $8,690 to fund three Small Towns/Rural Areas grants.

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.

For information about the grant application process, eligibility, or grant writing assistance, contact the SEMAC office at 2778 D Commerce Dr. NW, Rochester, Minn. 55901 or call (507) 281-4848. Information may also be found on our Web site at www.semac.org.

Grants were awarded to each of the following Fillmore County organizations:

• Brave Community Theatre received a $3,000 Presenter/Production Assistance grant for Production of an original tragedy entitled GOATS.

• City of Peterson received a $3,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for The Arts Blossom in Peterson - 2016 Summer Music Series.

• Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for 2016 Stringwood Chamber Music Festival.

• Preston Area Arts Council received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Hooked on Preston Community Mural.

Library Legacy Community Collaboration grants SELCO awards grants for library projects throughout region

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in All Arts & Culture

ROCHESTER, MN – SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) is announcing the recipients of Legacy Community Collaboration grants. Libraries receiving grants are the Zumbrota Public Library, Preston Public Library, Northfield Public Library, Austin ..... 
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On Her Majesty’s 90th birthday

By David Bau

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in All Arts & Culture

By Erik Paulson “Send her victorious, happy and glorious, long to reign over us, God save the Queen!” - “God Save the Queen”, British national anthem. On the 21st of April, 1926, a young lady was welcomed into the world. An unremarkable e ..... 
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Whalan Standstill Parade highlights history

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

The unique and famous Standstill Parade took place in Whalan, Minn. on Saturday, May 21, 2016 and those who attended not only had a great time, but also learned a thing or two. The standstill parade’s theme this year was “All aboard, all aboar ..... 
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Kasey Back wins first place in Congressional Arts Contest

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Fillmore Central sophomore Kasey Back recently won first place in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District’s Congressional Arts Contest! Kasey’s oil landscape painting “Goodnight Moon” will be on display at the United States Capitol in Was ..... 
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Kasey Back wins first place in Congressional Arts Contest

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

Fillmore Central sophomore Kasey Back recently won first place in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District’s Congressional Arts Contest! Kasey’s oil landscape painting “Goodnight Moon” will be on display at the United States Capitol in Was ..... 
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Kasey Back wins first place in Congressional Arts Contest

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Arts & Culture

Fillmore Central sophomore Kasey Back recently won first place in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District’s Congressional Arts Contest! Kasey’s oil landscape painting “Goodnight Moon” will be on display at the United States Capitol in Was ..... 
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Whalan Museum hosting book sale this weekend

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

The Whalan Museum at 224 Second Avenue will open for the season on Saturday, May 21, 2016, the day of the Whalan Standstill Parade. The museum will hold a used book sale that day, as well as on Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale wil ..... 
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Rhubarb Festival celebrates the most curious and delicous perennial in the garden

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Rhubarb: Minnesota’s funniest fruit. Or is it a vegetable? On Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lanesboro invites cooks, comedians, runners, and everyone with a taste for sweet and tart foods to come celebrate rhubarb at the annual Rh ..... 
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