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Vesterheim Welcomes "Lady Fiona," Viking Storyteller at Free First Thursday


Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa —Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, welcomes storyteller Jane Nichols on Free First Thursday, September 4. There will be free museum admission from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Nichols will give a presentation on Norse myths and Viking lore in the museum’s Amdal-Odland Heritage Center.



“Exploring myths and the Viking language legacy that we still use can be a fun way to connect with Nordic heritage,” Martha Griesheimer, Vesterheim’s Free First Thursday coordinator, said. Nichols, also known as “Lady Fiona,” is from Kansas City, Kansas, and has been giving variations of the presentation on Norse myth since 1992 at a variety of venues, including libraries, colleges, and the Danish Brotherhood. Nichols’s presentation covers the days of the week, since those came from the Norse gods, as well as words like “weird,” “berserk,” and “brag,” and much more.



“We are delighted to have ‘Lady Fiona’ visit Vesterheim,” Griesheimer said.



Through 24,000 objects and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

Artist Karl Unnasch is honored by Public Art Network Year in Review

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans for the Arts honors 37 outstanding public arts projects created in 2013 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program. Public Art Network Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes ..... 
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Savor “Taste of the Trail” on the Root River Trail System

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the nine towns comprising the Preston/Harmony Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during a series of trail-wide events – Taste of the Trail. Taste of the ..... 
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Austin ArtWorks! Festival this weekend

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Austin ArtWorks Festival takes over downtown Austin this weekend to showcase a wide range of arts activities and events on Saturday the 23 and Sunday the 24. The two day event will be centered at the Historic Downtown Power Plant at 501 4th Aven ..... 
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Feast on Onion Fest at DreamAcres Farm

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative welcomes all to Onion Fest, celebrating our diverse, multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. It is an evening layered with food, music and performance at DreamAcres farm on Friday, August 22. M ..... 
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Vesterheim showcases Norwegian “Mid-Century Modern” Enamel

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — “Mid-Century Modern” is the hot buzzword in today’s retro-design trend. Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, will turn its spotlight on Norway’s contributions to mid-century design in the ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance coming up

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance will present another chance to kick up your heels on Saturday August 16 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. Starting time is 8 p.m. and admission is $7 at the door. Located on Parkway Ave. next to Sylvan Park, the ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre’s student matinee series in place

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - The Commonweal Theatre Company announces the Student Matinee Series for the upcoming 2014 fall school semester. This program reaches more than 2,000 regional students and teachers a year as part of Commonweal Theatre’s goal that ..... 
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Artist Spotlight features Jeweler Johanna Berge

Thu, Aug 7th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Artist Johanna Berge looks to nature and what the earth produces as she creates each piece of jewelry for the upcoming Cornucopia Artist Spotlight show at Lanesboro Arts Center. The Spotlight opens on Saturday, August 30 with a ..... 
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