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SEMAC awards Artists in Education grants


Fri, Oct 14th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

On August 16, 2011, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded five Artists in Education Grants, for a total of $10,000 in funding to schools and educational institutions in southeastern Minnesota.

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.

Artists in Education Grants were awarded to the following institutions:

Fillmore County

•Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro, was awarded $2,000 toward hosting Stringwood, the annual summer chamber music program.

Olmsted County

•Herbert Hoover Elementary School, Rochester, was awarded $2,000 to host an artist residency literary journal project with fourth grade students.

Rice County

•Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, Faribault, was awarded $2,000 for artist residencies in classical music of South India and quilt art.

Winona County

•Hiawatha Valley Education District, Winona, was awarded $2,000 toward funding the Young Writers Conference in summer 2012.

•Winona State University Music Department, Winona, was awarded $2,000 toward hosting guest artists for the Annual High School Honors Jazz Band Residency.

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

Experience art in southeastern libraries - a call to artists

Fri, Oct 14th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO) & Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists (SEMVA) invite you to be a part of Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries (easel) traveling art exhibit. We are requesting art submissions for easel's 2012-2013 tou ..... 
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Renowned artist to teach class on wood carving

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

On Sat., October 8, Harley Refsal will teach a class on the flat-plane style carving tradition to make an ornament for your Christmas tree. The one-day class will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ballard House, headquarters for the Giants of ..... 
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Musician Brianna Lane to perform in Lanesboro

Mon, Sep 19th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

From train to bicycle to stage: On Saturday, September 24, 2011, musician Brianna Lane will take the train from south Minneapolis to Winona, Minn., then ride her bicycle 40 miles from the Amtrak station in Winona to Lanesboro, to perform a concert t ..... 
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Barbershoppers and Show Stoppers

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Enjoy a great show and give a hand to the Chatfield Center for the Arts renovation of Potter Auditorium at the same time.

The Rochester Music Men Barbershop Chorus will team up with singing stars from Wits' End Theatre to present a lively va ..... 
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Ken Kiehne wins silver in Barbershop Quartet competition

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

What is as American as apple pie and baseball? The four-part harmony of Barbershop music of course! Many of you have heard my dad, Ken Kiehne, sing either at church, weddings, funerals or around various construction jobs in town. My earliest memorie ..... 
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Activist June Kjome at Commonweal Theatre

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Commonweal Theatre, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, is proud to welcome justice and peace activist June Kjome for its Sunday Salon discussion series on Sunday, September 18th immediately following the matinee performance of To Kill a Moc ..... 
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Your Challenge - Experience ExpoCulinaria

Mon, Sep 5th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

"Bring it to the table," is not just an engaging command or culinary taste bud invitation, but it will also prove an entertaining challenge for the upcoming chef cook-off at the first ever Rushford, MN, ExpoCulinaria-an experience in taste. Two prof ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company presents To Kill a Mockingbird

Mon, Sep 5th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Commonweal Theatre Company presents Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's American classic To Kill A Mockingbird, September 3rd through November 13th with discounted tickets available for previews August 26th to September 1st. Call the ..... 
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