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Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
September 17, 2015
For this year’s Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! poster artist, inspiration comes from both home and away
Clements, Minnesota, appears a place lost in time, clinging to some shred of life. Main Street is mostly shuttered, the 115-year-old post...
September 17, 2015 - 12:13pm
September 12, 2015
Fire sculpture: New London, Minn., art project will be unveiled Sept. 19
Working along the shores of the North Fork of the Crow River, just downstream from the Mill Pond Dam in New London, three experienced potters...
September 12, 2015 - 5:48am
Mill Stone Mosaic: Honoring history, the natural environment and the community of New London, Minn.
The original grist mill that ground wheat into flour at New London’s mill decades ago was much smaller and ordinary looking than the colorful...
September 12, 2015 - 5:00am
August 31, 2015
Minnesota State Fair pulls a Bill Cosby portrait made with ‘rapeseed’
ST. PAUL — It took Nick Rindo just a few hours to throw together a crop art portrait of Bill Cosby. The medium: canola seeds — a variant...
August 31, 2015 - 11:16pm
August 27, 2015
Dakota art showcased in Granite Falls, Minn.
There are opportunities to view the arts of the Dakota prior to European contact by making trips to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the...
August 27, 2015 - 9:33am
August 13, 2015
New London, Minn., Music Festival is Saturday
NEW LONDON — The New London Music Festival runs from noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Neer Park in New London. The 17th annual festival is said...
August 13, 2015 - 9:19am
August 10, 2015
Community art comes to Crow River
Kristin Allen and Melissa Gohman recently installed a new piece of art in New London. Allen is artistic director of the RiverSpace Project,...
August 10, 2015 - 11:32pm
June 27, 2015
Paynesville library offers fairy garden workshop to spur creativity with earthen, fun materials
Bianca Hanson couldn’t help but smile as she added the final intricacy to her novelty. Working within the confines of a clay pot decked out...
June 27, 2015 - 6:00am
June 19, 2015
Surreal Life: Willmar artist draws inspiration from sub consciousness
At the end of a sparse and dimly lit hallway two floors above The Barn Theatre in downtown Willmar is a triad of once-bustling offices that now...
June 19, 2015 - 12:11pm
Montevideo’s public art reaches across the world
MONTEVIDEO — If the purpose of public art is to place it for the world to see, Montevideo succeeded in a very big way. Before the community...
June 19, 2015 - 12:26am
June 18, 2015
Q&A: Expounding on the Willmar arts scene and why studio hops rock
Shalese Sands has no memory of the first time she picked up a pencil or brush. Her parents say she was 2. Whatever her age, she has been obsessed...
June 18, 2015 - 5:01am
June 17, 2015
2015 Studio Hop: List of artists' studios
This year’s Studio Hop is Friday from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features the works of the following artists. Studios are handicap accessible, except where noted. The event is free. For more information, call 320-235-8560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Studio...
June 17, 2015 - 5:45pm
May 21, 2015
Jon Leuze’s work wins People’s Choice Award in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Raymond artist Jon Leuze’s “Broken State” won the People’s Choice award in the recent Willmar Area Arts Council invitational...
May 21, 2015 - 9:22am
May 14, 2015
Norway Lake Township’s oldest living man, 91, to star in Sunburg, Minnesota, Syttende Mai parade
Leslie Ellingson has lived all 91 years of his life on the same farm north of Sunburg. He’s slowed down in recent years but he still drives...
May 14, 2015 - 10:08am
Syttende Mai celebrations in west central Minnesota
Norway Lake NEW LONDON — The Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association will celebrate Syttende Mai beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday at First...
May 14, 2015 - 8:38am