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Local Artist Juried into National Exhibition


Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro’s David Tacke is one of 50 artists who have had 69 pieces juried into the national Horizontal Grandeur at the Stevens County Historical Society in Morris, Minnesota. In its sixth year, Horizontal Grandeur was named after Minnesota’s Bill Holm’s essay of the same name. Bill Holm’s love of the prairie was well known through his speaking engagements as his writings.

This rural Minnesota historical society received permission to promote their national art exhibition through distribution of his essay and use of the title from Holm when it first began hosting the exhibit, in 2006. According to Tina Didreckson, coordinator of this national exhibit, all genres and mediums are encouraged. “Our call guidelines are intentionally vague,” said Didreckson. “North American prairies, whether tall, short, mixed or coastal are all different, and the artists and people who live on the prairies see more than large skies and expanses of grassland. Bill Holm’s essay encourages all of us to look at our landscape with a ‘prairie eye.’ We are honored to be able to continue his legacy of encouraging everyone to look at the horizontal grandeur of our world, instead of the vertical.”

The only eligibility requirements are that artists must live in a state that has a prairie, the piece must be original to the artist and an interpretation of their prairie. Fifty prairie state artists, and 69 pieces will be showcased at this year’s show which runs until October 13, 2013. Many of the artists will attend the 6:30pm opening reception, on July 11 making it an excellent place to talk to the artists about their personal statements of their work.

Tacke says about his work “I am always interested in making a photograph. Ideally I am walking or hiking, every day, aware of light, forms and actions of nature, including people. At some level the unfolding of a flower is as energetic as lava pouring from a seam in the earth or thunderheads billowing high into frigid upper reaches. Light, shadow, atmosphere are all in constant flux. I am always exploring ways to develop technique, aesthetics, and conscious and unconscious interaction, in order to see and faithfully record and depict aspects of that flux in interesting, revealing ways.”

The majority of the pieces in the exhibition are for sale. Print catalogs are available from the Society or the work can be viewed for free on the Society’s Horizontal Gr .....
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Lanesboro Barn Dance

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance continues the 2013 series on Saturday July 6 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. Starting time is 8pm and admission is $7 at the door. Guest fiddler Lee Guthrie from Hudson, Wis. will join regular Bob Bovee for ..... 
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Vroom! Vroom! “The Cruise” is Coming to Preston!

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

By Kathy Dahl Do you like motorcycles? Do you like lots of motorcycles that are all shapes, sizes, models, and colors? That’s good, because on Sunday, July 28, approximately 1,600 motorcycles will roll into Preston, Minn. during the 13th Annual R ..... 
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What brings you here?

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

By Sara Pecinovsky Art in the Park: Many of us have heard of it, especially in the local tri-state region. This was my third year attending the event and it was no surprise to me to see the large crowd of people once again making their rounds visit ..... 
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Miss Harmony

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

2013 marks the 14th year of the Miss Harmony Scholarship pageant. Pageant coordinators, Amanda Heibel, Emily Kiehne and Allison Whalen are very excited about the activities that lay ahead for the six contestants. This year’s contestants are Sydni ..... 
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Barn Quilt from Houston County Selected to Represent Minnesota

Thu, Jun 20th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

SPRING GROVE, Minn. — Artwork on a Houston County barn has been chosen to represent Minnesota in a new redwork ornament kit by historic needlework designer The Posy Collection. The “Maple Leaf” design on Karen Bingham’s barn is also featur ..... 
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Jack Brass Band in Chatfield

Mon, Jun 17th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Jack Brass Band from Minneapolis will be entertaining the audience at the Chatfield “Music in the Park” series on Thursday, June 27th at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the City Park Band Shell. Food will be served from 6:00 -7:30 by ..... 
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Chatfield Public Library Receives Preservation Award

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

By Karen Reisner Preservation planner Robert Vogel, during the city council’s June 10 meeting, reviewed the history of the award which was first presented in 2009 by the Chatfield Heritage Preservation Commission. The purpose of the award is to r ..... 
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Miss Harmony

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

2013 marks the 14th year of the Miss Harmony Scholarship pageant. Pageant coordinators, Amanda Heibel, Emily Kiehne and Allison Whalen are very excited about the activities that lay ahead for the six contestants. This year’s contestants are Sydni ..... 
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