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Celebration event for the ‘Libraries Grow Community’ Mural Project


Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The public is invited to attend a Celebration Event for the ‘Libraries Grow Community’ mural project at the Lanesboro Public Library on Tuesday, November 18 at 7 p.m. There will be refreshments – make your own ice cream sundaes! – a video highlighting the process, and a short program where artist Leisa Luis-Grill will talk about the project and her experience working with volunteer artists. The event is free and open to the public.

A worthy celebration, this honors the completion of the ‘Libraries Grow Community’ mural on the walls of the Lanesboro Public Library entrance at the Lanesboro Community Center. The mural was designed and executed by Leisa Luis-Grill, a professional artist from Rochester, Minn. Following a survey of community members asking what is important to them about the library; Leisa designed the mural and then used a black marker to sketch out the various scenes. “This mural is meant to capture what people love most about Lanesboro and about their remarkable Library,” she says. Over the course of a week, she guided participation from about 75 painters in a ‘paint by numbers’ system to add color to the mural, and then finished the detail work—shading, fine lines, color variations—herself. Volunteer painters ranged in age from 8-70 years old, and included both local community members and folks from out of town who just happened upon the scene and picked up a paint brush. One woman reported that her husband was so drawn in by the painting process that she left to go shopping for an hour while he continued to paint! This overwhelming support and participation underscores what Leisa has to say about the mural. “This project is about Lanesboro but it is also about the continuing value which libraries everywhere bestow upon their communities. This is a way to thank the citizens of Lanesboro for the tremendous and ongoing support they have shown for the Library as well as celebrating the ongoing and vital tradition of learning and public outreach demonstrated by the Lanesboro Public Library.”

This project would not have been possible without much community support, from the Lanesboro City Park Board, Friends of the Lanesboro Public Library, Lanesboro Arts, local volunteers, and the Lanesboro Public Library Board of Directors, who took on the project after several brainstorming sessions and initial planning help from Krista Flaig. Current Library Board members are mural .....
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Houston residents present tourism findings

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Hein Bloem (L) and Matt Schutte (R) from Houston, Minn.; Vicki Oakes (2nd from right) of Clinton-Beardsley-Graceville and Peg Davies of Akeley (3rd from right) shared their preliminary findings in a tourism study of their small town areas. The repre ..... 
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Local artist holds “Pop Up Shop” event

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

CHATFIELD, MN - Lanesboro artist Courtney Bergey will be featured at a “Pop Up Shop” holiday shopping event on Saturday, November 29 at Adourn in Chatfield, Minn. Bergey will be showcasing new ceramic and fiber artwork from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. C ..... 
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Veterans Day ceremonies on November 11

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Harmony American Legion, Preston American Legion, Preston VFW and Preston Auxiliary will be sponsoring ceremonies open to the public in honor of Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. There will be an event at 11 a.m. at Fillmore Central S ..... 
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Search for Miss Teen Fillmore County announced

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

If you are single, never been married between the ages of 13 to 18 years, applications are being accepted for the title of 2015 Miss Teen Fillmore County!!! Miss Teen Fillmore County will represent her county at the Miss Teen Minnesota Pageant, whic ..... 
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Live Jam Concert in Harmony

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Saturday, November 8, three local talented musicians will take the Old Legion Hall stage during “Live Jam in Harmony”, a concert performance hosted by the Harmony Arts Board. Starting at 7:30 pm this country music concert will be a celebratio ..... 
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Heart Strings Harp Circle concert benefitting the Lanesboro Public Library

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Heart Strings Harp Circle, members say, is about having fun making music. This group of area harpists will present a varied program of music especially for harps on Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level dining room, next to the ..... 
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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 ..... 
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