Gallery exhibits published Nov. 21, 2019

Exhibits on display in the next month

WCT.STOCK.Gallery exhibits.jpg

Cultural Centre

Bird Island, through Nov. 29, 10 5 p.m. weekdays, weekends by appointment, call 229-220-4232, Bird Island Cultural Centre; “The Joy of Expression” featuring pottery, stained glass, watercolor and jewelry by Sheila Jacobs.


Willmar, through Nov. 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and when building is open for events, WEAC; paintings by Lamberton artist Agnes Alsgaard Lien.

Kensington Bank

Willmar, through Nov. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; quilts by Country Quilters members.

Ridgewater College

Willmar, through Dec. 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Ridgewater College Art Gallery; “David Plowden’s Minnesota” on loan from the Grohman Museum at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Plowden’s medium format photography focuses on Minnesota subjects and include a 1956 photo of a steam engine passing the Kandiyohi Farmers Union Grain Elevator in Willmar.

SMAC gallery

Marshall, through Dec. 20, 8 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council art gallery; Kerry Kolke-Bonk of Appleton received a SMAC grant to support showing her pieces in a solo show, which included the framing of her recent watercolor pieces.


Sibley State Park centennial

Willmar, through Dec. 31,when building is open, Kandiyohi County Historical Society community room; Little Crow Photography Club exhibit of photos to celebrate Sibley State Park’s 100th birthday; photos must be from the park or nature photography taken in Kandiyohi County.


St. Paul, through May 3, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul; admission $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, veterans/active military and college students, $6 ages 5 to 17; free ages 4 and under, MNHS members and from 3 to 8 p.m on Tuesdays. “Prince: Before the Rain” exhibit features live performance shots and behind-the-scenes candids of Prince and other artists as well as a handful of artifacts that speak to Prince’s image. His next big hit, “Purple Rain,” is featured in “First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota Mainroom” exhibit including the suit he wore in the movie and other artifacts, as well as a section devoted to Prince’s April 2016 passing with memorial letters and items left at First Avenue.

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
What To Read Next
A 67-year-old man was pronounced deceased at the scene of a snowmobile crash, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.
KLQP this week marked 40 years as an independent radio station. The Madison, Minnesota, station is unabashedly local, featuring high school sports, talk shows with local guests and community news.
Khristian Apollo Kezena, 28, was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for first-degree impaired driving in Yellow Medicine County. This conviction marks his fourth within 10 years.
The Youth in Harmony festival, held by the West Central Connections Chorus, will take place Saturday and include a public concert.