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Community input wanted for “Libraries Grow Community” Mural Project at the Lanesboro Public Library. Online survey or paper questionnaire available now


Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The Lanesboro Public Library is happy to announce that it has been awarded a SEMAC (Southeast Minnesota Arts Council) grant to have a mural painted in the entrance hallway. The theme of the mural will be “Libraries Grow Community”. Friends of the Library committee members are now collecting input from the community to help in the design of the mural. Anyone who has any interest in the Lanesboro Library or a history of using the library can participate in this survey – and later in the actual painting of the mural! The survey will be mailed out with the Lanesboro Public Utilities bill, and can also be accessed online from the library website: http://www.lanesboro.lib.mn.us/ (scroll down a bit and click on the “Libraries Grow Community Survey”). Another option for finding the survey is to visit the Lanesboro Library, and friendly staff there can not only provide folks with a paper copy, but show them where the mural will be created in the entrance/lobby space.

Professional artist Leisa Luis Grill has been hired to design and paint the mural. The design process will include Grill’s review of the survey results, reading responses from questions like “What does the library mean to you?” and “What makes you feel a sense of community at the library?” Grill will create the design, and then execute the mural in a “paint-by-numbers” format, which will allow for plenty of community participation in the painting phase (September). Rochester, Minn. artist Leisa Luis Grill has created murals and public art projects in Minneapolis, LaCrosse and Rochester, and has participated in juried exhibitions throughout southeastern Minnesota. She has received many awards since 1996, including the Lyndale “Brick” Award for her mural. Her work is also shown in Lanesboro Arts Center’s Juried Sales Gallery.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The Lanesboro Arts Center is partnering with the Lanesboro Library and Friends of the Library to make this mural project a reality. For more information about the mural project, contact Tara Johnson at the Lanesboro Public Library, 507-467-2649; or Sara Baskett at Lanesboro Arts Center, 507-467-2446.

Playwright Mark Brown to visit Commonweal Theatre

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, Minn., is proud to welcome award-winning playwright Mark Brown for its Sunday Salon discussion series on Sunday, July 13 immediately following the matinee performan ..... 
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Lanesboro Live features “Gravedigger’s Daughter”

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show will feature a visit with Rachael Hanel, author of the new book “We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter”, and the band FAIR TRADE ..... 
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Lanesboro Area Art Trail announces second season

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Lanesboro Area Art Trail announces the opening dates for the second season of their studio open house events. The first of six 2014 Lanesboro Area Art Trail weekends will take place on June 20 -22, 2014. Participating studios will ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance, Saturday June 21

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance will present another chance to kick up your heels on Saturday June 21 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 S ..... 
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Pennsylvania high school student Yuyan Pu is crowned “The Most Philosophical Student in America” and winner of the 2014 National Kids Philosophy Slam. Ingrid Mundt of Minnesota named “Most Philosophical 5th Grader in America.

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Truth or Beauty: which has a greater impact on society? Yuyan Pu, a junior from Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, won the 14th annual National Kids Philosophy Slam by successfully arguing that beauty has more of an ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company Presents: Around the World in 80 Days

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company presents “Around the World in 80 Days” by Mark Brown June 27 through October 27. Follow the incredible journey of Phileas Fogg on his outrageous quest to circumnavigate the globe in only 80 day ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre presents the Artaria String Quartet

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company once again welcomes the renowned Artaria String Quartet for a two-night concert series in the Events Hall of the Commonweal Theatre in historic downtown Lanesboro. Concert dates are Wednesday, June ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center presents the 34th annual ‘Art in the Park’ Father’s Day Festival

Thu, May 29th, 2014
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LANESBORO, Minn. - A Father’s Day tradition for more than 30 years, the ‘Art in the Park’ Festival will take place again this year in beautiful Sylvan Park, Lanesboro. Presented by the Lanesboro Arts Center, the festival will be held Sunday, J ..... 
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