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Lanesboro Arts will present ‘Geography Lessons’


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
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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 from 6-8 p.m., and runs through Dec.21, 2014. The gallery is always free and open to the public.

What does ‘Geography Lessons’ mean? Holly Wist explains the title of the exhibit by the fact that her sense of direction is a little different than the standard concept. She has extreme difficulty thinking in north/south/east/west directional terms, so she memorizes all the landmarks on routes she uses. If a sign gets changed, or a building is painted a new color, she gets lost. “When it’s nighttime, most of my landmarks are no longer recognizable to me. It’s as though the images of the street are flooding over my perceptions haphazardly,” she says. In this sense, the paintings are about being lost, and enjoying it. Holly Wist usually works on a dark surface and brings up the colors and highlights; in this body of work she is using more sienna and maroon than the reds and yellows she has used previously.

The Des Moines, Iowa, artist works many jobs, including artist. Add to that list cake decorator, barista and studio manager. She has painted a public piano for the East Village, and she has also participated in long drawing, which consisted of several long drawings being painted on the second story window of a downtown building. She grew up drawing and using watercolor, and now still uses watercolor for portraits and sketches. She is also using calligraphy ink, in addition to acrylic paints. Her artistic process involves reconnaissance work outdoors, taking a couple of hours at each session. “I like rain. It brings out the colors of a scene. Summer rain is best to work in – not the humid day rain, but a rainy summer night that cools everything down a little. I like that the trees are full then; the green is a better color, and it gives me a lively impression,” she says. Holly doesn’t like to be cold, and tends to work inside during winter, “Although, I did spend some time filming blizzards this year!”

Call for entries for Emerging Art Show at Lanesboro Arts

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts is announcing a new art show planned for 2015, highlighting the work of 1-4 emerging artists, as per jury selection. Lanesboro Arts is now accepting applications in all 2D and 3D visual arts media from emerging ar ..... 
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“Lanesboro Live” upcoming events planned

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s “Lanesboro Live” show will offer an eclectic mix of entertainment for the upcoming show on Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:30 pm at the St. Mane Theatre. Darren Wendt, aka ‘Sidonia Dudval’, will talk wi ..... 
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Announcing the Lanesboro Arts Campus Festival

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts Center is hosting the LANESBORO ARTS CAMPUS FESTIVAL on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The festival is in celebration of new Arts Campus components, and all events are free and open to the public. There are three p ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company presents Arcadia

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
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LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company presents the Tom Stoppard masterpiece, Arcadia, September 19 through November 9 with discounted tickets available for previews September 12 to September 18. Call the box office at 800-657-7025 or v ..... 
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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
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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
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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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Our town! Our authors!

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
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By Jim Ruen In the play Our Town, Thornton Wilder told the story of average citizens in the imaginary town of Groveland Corners. In our very real town, Lanesboro, a wide variety of people who would likely describe themselves as average citizens hav ..... 
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