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Celebration event for the ‘Libraries Grow Community’ Mural Project


Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The public is invited to attend a Celebration Event for the ‘Libraries Grow Community’ mural project at the Lanesboro Public Library on Tuesday, November 18 at 7 p.m. There will be refreshments – make your own ice cream sundaes! – a video highlighting the process, and a short program where artist Leisa Luis-Grill will talk about the project and her experience working with volunteer artists. The event is free and open to the public.

A worthy celebration, this honors the completion of the ‘Libraries Grow Community’ mural on the walls of the Lanesboro Public Library entrance at the Lanesboro Community Center. The mural was designed and executed by Leisa Luis-Grill, a professional artist from Rochester, Minn. Following a survey of community members asking what is important to them about the library; Leisa designed the mural and then used a black marker to sketch out the various scenes. “This mural is meant to capture what people love most about Lanesboro and about their remarkable Library,” she says. Over the course of a week, she guided participation from about 75 painters in a ‘paint by numbers’ system to add color to the mural, and then finished the detail work—shading, fine lines, color variations—herself. Volunteer painters ranged in age from 8-70 years old, and included both local community members and folks from out of town who just happened upon the scene and picked up a paint brush. One woman reported that her husband was so drawn in by the painting process that she left to go shopping for an hour while he continued to paint! This overwhelming support and participation underscores what Leisa has to say about the mural. “This project is about Lanesboro but it is also about the continuing value which libraries everywhere bestow upon their communities. This is a way to thank the citizens of Lanesboro for the tremendous and ongoing support they have shown for the Library as well as celebrating the ongoing and vital tradition of learning and public outreach demonstrated by the Lanesboro Public Library.”

This project would not have been possible without much community support, from the Lanesboro City Park Board, Friends of the Lanesboro Public Library, Lanesboro Arts, local volunteers, and the Lanesboro Public Library Board of Directors, who took on the project after several brainstorming sessions and initial planning help from Krista Flaig. Current Library Board members are mural .....
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Heart Strings Harp Circle concert benefitting the Lanesboro Public Library

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Heart Strings Harp Circle, members say, is about having fun making music. This group of area harpists will present a varied program of music especially for harps on Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level dining room, next to the ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts will present ‘Geography Lessons’

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

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 ..... 
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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
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

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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