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ARThouse reception Saturday

NEW LONDON -- ARThouse will host a free reception for artist Richard Barlow from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Barlow will be presenting work from his Bromide Series which is based upon a single photograph by Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the silver negative photographic process.

Prior to the exhibit, Barlow will be "in residence" at ARThouse creating a site-specific painting directly on to the wall of the gallery. The exhibit will also include a series of hand-painted post cards he has been creating and mailing daily to ARThouse since early January.

Barlow was born in 1971 in Harlow, England, and moved to the Twin Cities in 1977. He received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 and a master's degree from the University of Minnesota in 2005. His paintings and digitally designed multiples have been exhibited both locally and nationally.

He currently works as an adjunct professor of visual art at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul and at St. Cloud State University, and spends his summers as an instructor at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.

He is also a musician, playing in the Pins and Barlow/Petersen/Wivinus. He also writes and records theatrical soundtracks for Flaneur Productions and serves as co-artistic director of Flaneur, which produces the annual Heliotrope music festival.

The ARThouse is located at 117 First Ave. N.E. in New London.

Moses Oakland Quartet performs Saturday at auditorium in Dawson

DAWSON -- The Moses Oakland Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson.

Twin Cities blues legend Moses Oakland, on guitar and vocals, and the rest of his quartet will present a night of blues and blues-based music, jazz, rhythm and blues with a little bit of rock.

Performing with Oakland are Donald "Hye Pockets" Robertson on drums and vocals, Charles Fletcher on bass and vocals and Marc Ziegenhagen on keyboards. The group performs with a Hammond organ and has been together in this format since 1999.

A native of San Francisco, Oakland moved to St. Paul with his family in 1987. Soon after that, he became a fixture at the Monday Night Blues Jam at St. Paul's Blues Saloon, where he became the leader of the house band, Monday Blues. He has played with several other groups over the years. Since 2000 he has been playing his guitar and singing with Moses Oakland and Friends as they host the jam every Sunday at Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues, in Uptown Minneapolis.

Tickets are $10 for the show sponsored by the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association. Call the box office at 320-769-2955 ext. 246.