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Harmony native to showcase her artwork


Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Features

Danielle Flicek painted food from the restaurant where her husband works. Photo submitted

When Danielle Flicek was growing up in Harmony, Minnesota, she was always into doing crafty things. When she was in high school at Fillmore Central, she really enjoyed her art classes and learning more about the different things she could do with her artistic talents.

Flicek experimented with different types of media, but once she got into college at Rochester Community and Technical College, she began painting with oil paint, and discovered she really loved it.

“I didn’t like it at first,” shared Flicek, who was used to painting with acrylic paints. “But I got used to it. Even today I am still learning different techniques, different thinners, oils and brushes to use.”

Since graduating from Fillmore Central in 2007, Flicek has done a couple of art shows in college, as well as some shows with other artists in Decorah, Iowa. She has also done two shows at Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery. She now lives in Rochester with her husband John and their son, Marshall.

On October 18-19, Flicek will be hosting her own art show in Rochester. She is very excited for this new opportunity to showcase her work.

“It’s good for exposure,” she said. “I’m interested in doing all different kinds of festivals and shows.”

Flicek is just getting back into the swing of things since becoming a mom, and she has been grateful for this time she has had to work on her paintings. She also works part-time at Artistic Framers, where she does custom framework for people.

“It’s really cool because I’ve been exposed to different art work,” said Flicek. “I also get ideas about what people like.”

The paintings that Flicek likes to do are homey and comfortable. She usually uses a photograph she or someone else takes and reproduces it with her oil paints. Her husband works as a chef at Zzest in Rochester, and he sometimes takes pictures of food for her to paint. She also does portraits of all kinds.

“I also do commission work,” shared Flicek. She will do portraits for people, or even customized artwork and murals. She will soon be painting a mural at Synergy in Rochester, for which she is volunteering her work. Flicek explained there are seven different wellness businesses in the one building, and she is painting an entire room. She is still planning out her ideas for that, but is thinking about doing a nature scene.
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Tracing Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield, IL, footsteps - Part 5

By Gerri Nielsen

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Features

This story is the fifth and final in a five-part series about Gerri Nielsen’s trip to Springfield, Illinois. FRIDAY: Friday morning brought Mark Johnson, Historian at the IHPA back. He introduced us to 1800s newspapers. The Sangamo Journal be ..... 
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Tracing Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield, IL, footsteps- Part 4

By Gerri Nielsen

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
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This story is the fourth in a five-part series about Gerri Nielsen’s trip to Springfield, Illinois. THURSDAY: Dr. Cornelius amazed us again this morning with his presentation “Mary Lincoln--Well, Not Really.” He showed us a portrait painted ..... 
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State Line Rural Methodist Church finds a new home

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Features

Each year, buildings that once defined our communities are either demolished or left to fall into utter disrepair. The sagging economy doesn’t often have a place for these old buildings and those left to care for them often have no choice. Luckily ..... 
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Tracing Abe Lincoln’s Springfield, IL, footsteps, Part 3

By Gerri Nielsen

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
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WEDNESDAY: Today included a field trip to the New Salem open-air history museum and state park with our own personal guide, Charles Starling, a retired Illinois Historical Preservation Agency Site interpreter. Charlie gave us all the facts we could ..... 
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Harmony Enterprises, Inc. celebrating 50 years

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in Harmony Features

For the past 50 years, the small town of Harmony has been home to a large worldwide business, and many people aren’t even aware of what goes on there. Harmony Enterprises, Inc., known to the local residents as HECO, offers more to the world than c ..... 
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Tracing Abe Lincoln’s Springfield, IL, footsteps

By Gerri Nielsen

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
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Remember the saying, “Be nice to nerds--someday you’ll be working for one”? Our 16th President was a nerd--a 6’-4,” book-readin’, rail-splittin’, 6-inches-too-short-trousers-wearin’ doofus. He also was somewhat of a loser--he lost j ..... 
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Fundraiser for Jem Theatre a huge success

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Features

Saturday, February 11, hundreds of people gathered at Wheelers in Harmony to help raise money to keep Fillmore County’s only theatre in business. The support from the community was huge, and the event raised $15,773.50. Lynn Mensink, one of the ..... 
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