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Kelly Welch of Willmar, right, visits with Frank Bodmer of Switzerland and Lee Paulson, seated, of Glenwood during a Meet the Artist event Tuesday at the North American Financial Center in Willmar. Welch, a Willmar photographer, will have his work on display through December with "refreshes" of new images on display in September and December. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Exhibits

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Glenwood, through Aug. 1, Bremness Gallery; portraits, landscapes and still life pastels and woodcuts by Nancy Olson of Glenwood and Nancy Lee of Bloomington, formerly of Starbuck and Glenwood; 320-634-3163.

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Renville County Courthouse

Olivia, through Aug. 17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the courthouse rotunda. The theme of this year's exhibit is "Natural Disasters of Renville County." There will be a booklet available for purchase at the Renville County Museum in Morton or at the Renville County assessor's office.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, through July 25, weekdays and evenings during shows; works by local artists Dennis Benson, photography; George Overton, pyrographics; and George Hulstrand Jr., photography.

Prairie Renaissance

Morris, through July 31, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance; seventh annual photo contest.

North American Financial Center

Willmar, through December, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; collection of photographs by Kelly Welch of Willmar.

Museums and historic sites

Kandiyohi County Historical Society

Willmar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 5 p.m. weekends and holidays; free admission, located at the train engine on North Business Highway 71 across from Robbins Island; the KCHS museum has a number of featured exhibits and the Sperry House will also be open most days; 320-235-1881.

Arv-Hus Museum

Milan, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment by calling 320-734-4868 or 320-734-4829; photograph and historical museum celebrating its 25th anniversary; free.

Chippewa County Historical Society

The Chippewa County Historical Society has several sites that will be open for the summer. Admission prices are adults $4, ages 6-18 $2, and 5 and under will be admitted free; 320-269-7636.

Chippewa City: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 5 p.m. weekends and holidays; junction of state Highway 7 and U.S. Highway 59 in Montevideo; re-creation of a turn-of-the-century town with 23 buildings.

Olaf Swensson Farm Museum: 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through Labor Day, or by appointment; six miles east of Montevideo on state Highway 7, then five miles south on County Road 15.

Lac qui Parle Mission: open daily through Labor Day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; six miles north of Montevideo on U.S. Highway 59 and 2.2 miles west on County Road 13; free admission.

GAR and Meeker

County Museum

Litchfield, noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, $2 admission; Grand Army of the Republic Hall and Meeker County Historical Society Museum, 308 Marshall Ave.

Grove City Historical

Grove City, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday, others times by appointment, 857-9422 or 857-2176.

Monongalia Historical

New London, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, through Labor Day, old Lebanon Church, Norwood St. N.W.

Norway Lake Log Church

New London, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 8 with a church service at 7:15 p.m. followed by social hour, west of New London off County Road 40 on 99th St. N.W. or by appointment, call 320-231-2519.

Paynesville Area Historical Museum

Paynesville, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 251 Ampe Drive; freewill donation.

Renville City Museum

Renville, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays or by appointment, Main Street; 320-329-8210.

Sacred Heart

Historical Society

Sacred Heart, Friday-Sunday, at the museum on U.S. Highway 212 in Sacred Heart; Summerfest programs include book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday; car show from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday; musical program by the Gjertsen family and tribute to the Sacred Heart school at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Yellow Medicine County Historical Society

The Yellow Medicine County Historical Society will have an ice cream social at 2 p.m. Sunday at the museum in Granite Falls; music by Jerry Ostensoe, learn the history of the Hazel Run Bandstand built in 1918 and more; freewill donation.

Art classes/groups

Teen art class: Artist Ilanai Prieve will teach teens how to express themselves through drawing, painting, and sculpting in the free art class from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Willmar Public Library. Space is limited, pre-registration is required, call 320-235-3162 or sign up at the library.

Teen writing workshop: There will be a free teen writing workshop got grades 9-12 from 1 to 3 p.m. July 31 at the Willmar Public Library. Space is limited, pre-registration is required, call 320-235-3162 or sign up at the library.

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