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Lanesboro Arts will present ‘Geography Lessons’


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts will present ‘Geography Lessons’, an exhibit featuring acrylic paintings by Holly Wist, who has beautifully captured nighttime city street scenes. The exhibit opens Saturday, Oct. 18, with an artist reception from 6-8 p.m., and runs through Dec.21, 2014. The gallery is always free and open to the public.

What does ‘Geography Lessons’ mean? Holly Wist explains the title of the exhibit by the fact that her sense of direction is a little different than the standard concept. She has extreme difficulty thinking in north/south/east/west directional terms, so she memorizes all the landmarks on routes she uses. If a sign gets changed, or a building is painted a new color, she gets lost. “When it’s nighttime, most of my landmarks are no longer recognizable to me. It’s as though the images of the street are flooding over my perceptions haphazardly,” she says. In this sense, the paintings are about being lost, and enjoying it. Holly Wist usually works on a dark surface and brings up the colors and highlights; in this body of work she is using more sienna and maroon than the reds and yellows she has used previously.

The Des Moines, Iowa, artist works many jobs, including artist. Add to that list cake decorator, barista and studio manager. She has painted a public piano for the East Village, and she has also participated in long drawing, which consisted of several long drawings being painted on the second story window of a downtown building. She grew up drawing and using watercolor, and now still uses watercolor for portraits and sketches. She is also using calligraphy ink, in addition to acrylic paints. Her artistic process involves reconnaissance work outdoors, taking a couple of hours at each session. “I like rain. It brings out the colors of a scene. Summer rain is best to work in – not the humid day rain, but a rainy summer night that cools everything down a little. I like that the trees are full then; the green is a better color, and it gives me a lively impression,” she says. Holly doesn’t like to be cold, and tends to work inside during winter, “Although, I did spend some time filming blizzards this year!”

Auditions for “Snow White” slated in Rushford

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be held at 3:10 p.m. on Monday, October 13 at Rushford-Peterson High School theatre in Rushford. Seventy-three local young people ..... 
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Grace Place concert

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Enjoy the songs of John Denver and Peter, Paul and Mary at an upcoming concert in Rushford. Anything Goes Trio will be performing at a free will offering concert to be held at 2 p.m. on October 18, at the Rushford Lutheran Church. Upon his ret ..... 
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Call for entries for Emerging Art Show at Lanesboro Arts

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts is announcing a new art show planned for 2015, highlighting the work of 1-4 emerging artists, as per jury selection. Lanesboro Arts is now accepting applications in all 2D and 3D visual arts media from emerging ar ..... 
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Canton population increased by two

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Canton Arts & Culture

When Larry Huber drove through Canton, he saw something most people stopped noticing years ago. While others drove blindly past the old building on Main Street of Canton, Larry saw a landmark worth saving and embarked on a mission. A train ..... 
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“Lanesboro Live” upcoming events planned

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s “Lanesboro Live” show will offer an eclectic mix of entertainment for the upcoming show on Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:30 pm at the St. Mane Theatre. Darren Wendt, aka ‘Sidonia Dudval’, will talk wi ..... 
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KSMQ-TV Wins Emmy Award for “The Typist”

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

AUSTIN, Minn.—KSMQ Public Television, the PBS television station serving southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa, is the winner of an Upper Midwest Emmy®Award for its program chronicling the life of a Minnesota World War II veteran. At the ..... 
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Chatfield Brass Band Invites New Members

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Brass (and woodwind) Band invites new members to join the group as they begin their fall rehearsal schedule. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Chatfield Elementary School band room. The first rehearsal is on Thurs ..... 
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Preston Tourism secures grant for purchase of bike repair station

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $1,200 grant to Preston Area Tourism. The funds will be applied to the purchase of a bike repair station that will be placed by the Trailhead Inn. This will give visitors and residents a plac ..... 
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