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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)

Minute by Minute

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.

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.