Northern Arts News
July 2019
Minnesota State Arts Board Annual Meeting - Bemidji
Thank you and miigwech to all the Region 2 Arts leaders who participated in the Minnesota State Arts Board-led round table discussion during their annual meeting held in Bemidji July 10-11.
(L-R) Bagley Area Arts Collaborative, Watermark/Miikanan Gallery, 4-Directions Development, Bemidji Community Theater, Nemeth Art Center, Rail River Folk School, Gizhiigin Arts Incubator.
R2AC Board Member News
2019 - 2020 Region 2 Arts Council Board

Chair: Laura Grisamore - Hubbard County
Vice Chair: Rebecca Colebank - Clearwater County
Treasurer: Shannon Lucas-Westrum - Beltrami County
Secretary: Deb Carlson - Lake of the Woods County
Pam Janssen - Clearwater County
Gayle Gish - Mahnomen County
Michael Schlemper - Beltrami County
vacant - Mahnomen County
vacant - Hubbard County
vacant - Lake of the Woods County

Welcome to our new Board Member and Treasurer, Shannon Lucas-Westrum from Beltrami County!
Shannon Lucas-Westrum is a lifelong resident of the Bemidji Area. She is a basket maker and jewelry designer, having had works at the American Craft Council, MacRostie Art Center, Nemeth Art Center and area arts festivals. Shannon is an arts instructor and avid maker, demonstrating during the First City of Arts Studio Cruise and the Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Festival. Most recently she completed a Region 2 Arts Fellowship that took her to Ireland to work with world renown Basket Maker Joe Hogan.  

She has been an active supporter of our regional arts community, having previously served on the boards of the Bemidji Community Arts Center (now Watermark Arts Center), the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Bemidji Sculpture Walk. 

Shannon and her husband Jesse are Bemidji High School and Bemidji State University graduates. They live east of Bemidji in a small wooded cabin with their daughters, Bridget and Logan, 4 cats, and a small dog.
Board Member application deadline EXTENDED to July 31, 2019.

Contact Executive Director, Laura Seter with questions: laura@r2arts.org

Still seeking new Board Members!

Are you a person who recognizes that the arts are valuable to the quality of life in North Central Minnesota?

If so, we invite you to apply today!
We are currently seeking board members to represent Hubbard, Mahnomen and Lake of the Woods Counties, with two-year terms beginning in August 2019. If you live within these counties, we invite you to consider becoming a board member.
Region 2 Arts Council Scholarships for the
Rural Arts and Culture Summit are now available

EVENT DATE: October 3-5, 2019
Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Application Deadline:
August 9, 2019

These scholarships are available for individuals who live within Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Clearwater counties. 
Serving MN artists and communities in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties.
2019-2020 Grant Application Deadlines are available online
Upcoming Grant Workshops
and Information Sessions
Info Session & Grant Workshop

Monday, August 5
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lake of the Woods
Historical Society
119 8th Ave SE
Baudette

Learn about Arts Access Grants for Organizations and Artist Fellowship opportunities for Individual artists. Understand some important changes and updates to our grant process. Receive assistance and support on your grant application.
Grant Application Requirements and Updates for Organizations

Monday, August 12
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Bemidji
Watermark Art Center
505 Bemidji Ave
Bemidji

Learn about new grant application requirements for organizations. Understand some important updates and changes to our grant process. Leave with answers to any questions you may have!

**This session is available via Zoom for anyone who is unable to attend. Please contact us for details.
Info Session & Grant Workshop
Tuesday, August 13

Arts Access Grants for Organizations
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

R2AC Artist Fellowship
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Coldwell Banker
101 Main Ave S
Park Rapids

Learn about the application process. Receive assistance on your grant project or fellowship. Address any questions you my have.
Artist Fellowship Information Session

Monday, August 19
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Watermark Art Center
505 Bemidji Ave. N
Bemidji

Learn about the application process. Receive assistance on your grant project or fellowship. Address any questions you my have.

On the Horizon...
Fall Arts Access Grant for Organizations

Deadline: September 15, 2019
Maximum Award: $6,000

Open to non-profits, non-parochial schools, government or tribal offices, or groups with a fiscal sponsor . These grants can support creation, production, and presentation of high-quality arts activities, as well as projects that help overcome barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities, and projects that help instill the arts into the community and public life in our region.

R2AC Artist Fellowship

Deadline: September 15, 2019
Maximum Award: $6,000

Open to established artists in all disciplines who have shown a consistent commitment to their work as artists over the past five years. This 18-month fellowship provides unfettered funding to fuel your art.

Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.

Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grants are made possible with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

Click here for Artist Fellowship details
Grant applications are usually available online approximately one month before the deadline date. Keep in mind that there are many pieces of the grant you can begin to work on before the grant application is available. Call or visit us with any questions, concerns, or support needs. We are here to help!
We are open M-F 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact us or stop by anytime to set up an individual appointment.
We are here to help!
Region 2 Arts Council
505 Bemidji Ave. N
(inside the Watermark Art Center)
Bemidji MN 56601
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Encaustic Workshop with Terry Honstead
Lake of the Woods - June 28 & 29, 2019
The Lake of the Woods Art Guild received an Arts Project Grant to host an Encaustic Workshop at the Lake of the Woods School art room in Baudette. This 2-day seminar was instructed by Terry Honstead of Tenstrike, MN. Terry presented a wealth of information, demonstrated various techniques, and set up all the necessary equipment and supplies to create an encaustic studio for participants. All students were able to apply the skills acquired to complete their own art piece to take home.
This opportunity to learn the medium of encaustic was greatly appreciated. Some of the comments from the survey taken at the end of the workshop included:

“Great teacher – very informative, talented, and enthusiastic!”

“Will be doing a lot more with encaustic. Loved it!”

“Everything we learned could be used in mixed media for many projects.”
An array of supplies.
Some of the finished artwork.
More of the finished pieces.
Participants of the workshop displaying their finished product.
MN State Arts Board News
Partners in Arts Participation Grant program

Application Deadline is August 23, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.

This grant program is designed to broaden opportunities for Minnesotans to participate in the arts. Grant funds may be used by Minnesota nonprofit health or human service organizations to integrate the arts into their programming or services. Applicants may choose to have their constituents engage in existing high quality arts experiences, and/or may work with an artist or arts organization to design experiences tailored to meet the needs of the constituents they serve.
Looking Ahead...

Cultural Community Partnership Grant program deadline is September 13.

This grant program is designed to enhance the careers of individual artists of color. Artists, at any stage in their careers, can apply for grants to help support collaborative projects. Applicants can collaborate on a project with another Minnesota artist of color or with a Minnesota nonprofit organization.
2019 Summer Recital Series
Wednesdays
12:00 p.m.

Bemidji Area Church Musicians 32nd season of the summer recital series begins this month. Locations vary. Lunch is available after each recital.

Closing Time
by Vision Theater
Long Lake Theater
July 12-24
Fri -Sat 7:30 p.m.
Sun 3pm

An original piece by creative powerhouses from Vision Theater. It’s a quirky character study that is sure to keep you engaged!

Birch Bark Canoe Build
Rail River Folk School
July 20-21 & 26-28
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Indigenous Environmental Network and Rail River Folk School invite you to join instructors Nate Johnson and Emily Derke, who will be sharing the ancient art of birch bark canoe building.
Learn the steps of birch bark canoe construction while a dedicated crew builds a canoe on the shores of Lake Irving. 
The events are free and open to the general public, no registration required. Join us for all or some of the dates!

Noon Hour Concert Series
Thursdays, June - August
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Locations Vary

The summer Noon Hour Concert series began in 2006 as an opportunity to enjoy lunch to live music performed in local churches. This series has now become a day time social event for people who enjoy good music and socializing with friends.

Prairie Fire Theater: Jack and the Bean Stalk
Auditions - July 29, 12:00 am to 2:00 p.m.
Performance is August 2 at 6pm
Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium

Treat your kids to a week-long theater experience as part of Jack and the Bean Stalk. Prairie Fire Children's Theatre is a professional touring theatre company based in Barrett, MN. They have delivered a theatrical experience to communities across the upper Midwest since 1987 bringing a variety of original musical adaptations of classic tales.

Second Street Stage
Thursdays, June - August
2nd block of Main Street
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association invites you to celebrate summer with this free event, offering great music and family activities.

5th Annual Bluegrass Festival
The Baudette Depot
August 3  
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Be sure to visit the Historic Baudette Depot while enjoying all the music and food! This Depot is the sole survivor of five depots in the Lake of the Woods County. Pitt, Graceton, Cedar Spur and Williams have long disappeared from their original sites. The Depot is the last from its time period that still exists today in the country. Built-in 1923, it replaced two earlier Depots, 1901 and 1908, both lost to fire.
Free Tours!
1st and 3rd Sunday
11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
June - August
Bemidji Visitor Center
Have you ever wondered about all those interesting sculptures in
downtown Bemidji? Join us for a 1 hour walking tour to learn about these amazing pieces of art and the artists who created them.

The Drowsy Chaperone
The Armory Theater
Park Rapids

July 26-27 & Aug 1-2
7:30 p.m.
July 28 & Aug 3
3:00 p.m.

An award-winning musical comedy that opened on Broadway in 2006 and has audiences in stitches with its over-the-top characters, jazzy music and madcap antics. It's a over the top spoof on the old 1920s style song-and-dance musicals.  As Man in Chair reminisces about some of his favorite shows, it comes to life in his living room, - a starlet bride, a groom, a tipsy chaperone, a rich producer, a Latin lover, gangsters and a complete cast of characters from 1928.
2nd SAT HAP
2nd Saturday through September
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Come enjoy music, poetry, film, dance and theatrical performances!
Every second Saturday, May through September.

Art's Explorers Corner

Interact with our exhibits in ways that bring art to life! ARTS Explorers Corner features hands-on arts projects for kids in our community gallery.

Free and available during gallery hours. All ages welcome!
Weaving Community Together:
Artists Collaboration with Garcia-Gomez and Engebretson
June 6 - September 28
Artist Reception July 20
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
We are so excited for our upcoming Artists' Reception this Saturday with Bruce and Luisa. This collaboration is interactive and all are welcome to participate. You can be a part of this exhibit by weaving on a community loom with Bruce, working in the studio with Luisa, playing with puzzles or adding to Luisa’s art installation.
R2AC with border
Georgia Mrazkova
On display through July 27
Mrazkova is an award-winning Minneapolis artist and MCAD graduate. Her colorful paintings are nostalgic and evocative, offering reflections of psychological states. You won't want to miss this show!
Driving Miss Daisy
Historic Chief Theater
July 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
7:30 p.m.
July 21, 24  
2:00 p.m.
Deep South in 1948.
Having recently destroyed her car, Miss Daisy Werthan, is informed by her son that she will need to be chauffeured from now on. Enter Hoke Colborn, an unemployed black man whom Miss Daisy immediately dislikes. He in turn is not impressed with her patronizing tone and prejudicial overtones. Over the span of 25 years though, the two grow ever closer and realize they have more in common than they thought
Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront
June - August
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This summer marks the 4th season of the popular Mississippi Music concert series. Thousands of locals and visitors of all ages have enjoyed these live performances and the group looks forward to presenting another rousing summer filled with a variety of great music.

Create it! Art Classes for adults
Clear Waters Life Center
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
&
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Found Object Sculpture Welding
August 5, 12, 19, 26
Instructor: Jay Jones

Learn the fundamentals of welding by creating a sculpture from scrap iron.

Beading Circle
Every Monday through Sep. 30
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For beginners or more advanced beaders who are looking to create a space to be creative.
Contact Becca (Extension) at 218-935-0417 ext. 314 or email Courtney (Gizhiigin).
1st Saturday Pop Up Market
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Local, handmade arts and crafts. Free Vendor space for local Artists. 
How to make Acrylic look like Watercolor
July 22
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join Elaine Netland to paint a French countryside that incorporates acrylic techniques to make your painting look like a watercolor painting. All materials are provided.
What Color is White?
July 24
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join Marion Caroline Reil to paint "white" Cosmos using thin washes. Participants will also learn to use "negative space" to form leaves and vines. Take home a matted 16 x 20 watercolor when finished! All materials are provided.
Bemidji Sings!
August 1
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Headwaters Music & Arts invites you to take part in Bemidji Sings! to determine who will represent Bemidji at the Minnesota Sings State Finals in September.

Art Camp
August 26 - 30
Register by August 16
Ages 9-15

Headwaters Art Camp is a week-long camp for ages 9-18. Participants will be divided into two groups based on age. Participants will spend the week working with one or two artists each day, giving them a week filled with in-depth art experience. Students will get an opportunity to learn and build relationships with artist instructors and other participants. The program will conclude on Friday with a public art exhibition and 3pm reception.
52nd Annual Art in the Park
July 20 and 21
The 2019 Art in the Park, presented by Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications, will be held July 20 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and July 21 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) in Library Park, downtown Bemidji. The juried art fair features over 100 artists, a dozen food vendors, and live entertainment, boasting an annual attendance of over 4,000 visitors.

Nibikaang - From the Water
Kaul / Miikanan Galleries
July 11 - September 22
Opening Reception: June 7, 5-7 p.m.

Exhibit features work by artists living within the Mississippi Watershed, Great Lakes, or Red River of the North that explores their relationship to water.
WAC Member Show
Lakeview Gallery
June 7 - July 27

A multi-media exhibit featuring work by Watermark Art Center's Artist Members!
Creating from Nature: Inspiration from the Landscape
BSU Harlow|Kleven Gallery
June 1 - September 14
The works presented were created by observations of the textures in nature, of light interacting with various land forms and other visual cues. By combining observations with the emotional connections of being in the landscape, the artist created pieces that speak to their experience. 
Art Break with Altius Quartet
July 26
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Take an Art Break with the Altius Quartet for a laid-back program featuring a variety of styles of music. Open to the public. Light refreshments available.
Mark Makers Art Camps
July 29 - August 2
Grades 1 - 3 (9am - 12pm)
Grades 4-6 (1pm -4pm)
5 day (half-day) camps designed to offer kids in grades 1 - 6 an exploratory, immersive, fun art experience!
North Beach Writers' Retreat
North Beach Resort
Park Rapids
Memoir Workshop is August 20 - 24

Application deadlines:
For Memoir Workshop: a few spots available - open until filled!
Get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to unwind and reflect at the North Beach Writers’ Retreat. This generative workshop provides the time and space to push “pause” on the daily responsibilities of life and give yourself the mental space to write. Enjoy writers’ craft talks, writing prompts, fellowship with other writers, feedback, and time for quiet reflection and writing.
Artists' Retreat
Oak Island, MN
September 5 - 8, 2019
Has your artistic project been “on hold?” Are you needing some inspiration?

It’s time to reconnect with your creativity and goals.

Rural Arts and Culture Summit
October 3-5
Reif Center
Grand Rapids, MN
Registration is now open!
Whether you're an artist building your career, a community leader looking for ways to collaborate with your creative community, or an arts nonprofit leader wanting to strengthen your organization, there is something for you at the Rural Arts and Culture Summit.

Equity Audit Services now Available!

Forecast is now available to perform an Equity Audit to assess the equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in your community’s public art collection. Forecast's Equity Audit is a comprehensive benchmarking tool to identify discrepancies in public art collections as related to race, gender, immigration status, and more. As part of an Equity Audit, Forecast reviews current pieces in a collection for multiple EDI factors, such as themes, artists, and locations. With this new service, Forecast will help you identify gaps, prioritize initiatives, set goals, assign accountability, and measure impact. Equity and inclusion are core values of Forecast. We are excited to partner with you to expand these values in your community through this new service!

Forecast. ED.
An Online Learning platform

Forecast.ED courses are designed to cover a diverse array of topics within the fields of public art and placemaking. Some courses offer a broad overview, and others allow you to get more specialized information about a certain topic area.

Are you an artist? We are updating our artist database!

Fill out our artist survey to ensure we have up-to-date info about your creative practice so that, as opportunities arise, we send out what is most relevant to you.
Photo by Anna Min Enterprises.


Belle Thalia & TigerLion Arts seeks Community Chorus members
for Nature: a walking play running August 16 - 18
Sign up by June 10
Puposky, MN
Does being outdoors invigorate you? Would you like to perform in an ensemble of professional actors? This summer Mask and Rose Theater , Belle Thalia & TigerLion Arts will present the beloved walking play Nature ~ the outdoor telling of Emerson, Thoreau & their mutual love of the natural world. Arts & Belle Thalia Creative Arts Space /Mask and Rose Theater seek Community Chorus members for NATURE, a walking play, performing August 16 - 18. The Community Chorus plays an integral role in the play, performing choral music & movement in specific sections of the piece & helping to guide the audience from scene to scene. Participants will rehearse 10-12 hours over the 4 weeks leading up to tech rehearsals with the cast of Nature.
Sign up by email or call Cate at 218-760-2211.

For more info please visit www.tigerlion.org/nature or email markell@tigerlion.org
Spirit Room's mission is “to enrich people’s lives through the development and practice of creative, contemplative and healing arts.” We engage with individuals and organizations to create an educational experience that includes the community in the outcome. 
Spirit Room Galleries
Fargo ND

Because the Spirit Room has several galleries, larger work and more prolific artists exhibit in the Lotus Studio or Gallery I. Gallery II, a smaller gallery, is especially good for young artists who may not have a large body of work or artists that would have difficulty with the costs of framing.

If you are interested in exhibiting with us please send us an e-mail with a cover letter, current resume, website (if you have one,) and proposal for exhibition.

Job Hunting?
Sign up for the Job Book Email Digest
The Job Book job alert email digest goes out every Tuesday morning, with a list of all the new positions posted to our Job Board that week, along with new positions in Greater Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. It also lists paid internships, RFPs and RFQs, and postings with upcoming deadlines for jobs you may have missed the first time. It's a great way to have current arts-related jobs come directly to you once a week!

Teaching Artist Training in Creative Aging
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
July 29 & 30
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
co-sponsored by MN State Arts Board
The training is open to all artistic disciplines and will equip teaching artists to design successful, effective sequential arts education programs for older adults. Please note that this training is not designed to provide training on health and wellness programs or focused on arts therapies for older adults. This event is free of charge. Lunch and parking will be provided.

Intercultural Leadership Institute
Applications for the 2018-2019 ILI cohort are currently open.
The Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI), is a collaborative effort of First Peoples Fund, Alternate ROOTS, the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture and the PA'I Foundation, organizations that have a shared commitment to pursue cultural equity and to support artists, culture bearers, and other arts professionals as change-makers in their communities.

Located on 43-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork.
Arts Administration Internship 
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

This type of internship is best suited for those interested in exploring public art, museum studies, arts administration, or nonprofit management careers.
For complete details and application instructions, visit Franconia's website
Contact Amber White with questions:
info@franconia.org or (651) 257-6668
BELT Magazine
LGBTQ Anthology
Deadline for submissions: Oct. 1
Belt Publishing is excited to announce an anthology of LGBTQ stories from the Midwest and Appalachia, to be published in Fall 2020. We plan to offer an honorarium to contributors, contingent on fundraising over the next year.

Cattail Creek Framing seeks artists to display their work at their art gallery space in Park Rapids!
Cattail Creek Framing seeks painters, jewelry designers, fiber artists, sculptors, carvers, collage artists, stained glass artists, basket makers, quilters, and potters.
Artists interested in displaying their work can contact Tammy directly:
218-237-7007
Please mail to, drop off, or stop in to our store located at:
120 Minnesota Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Contact Janae, in store at (218) 308-7378
with any questions.
Furniture Express of Bemidji
seeks to create a furniture store that is 100% Local

Now Accepting Proposals!
The project has been created by Bemidji local, Janae Thomton. She is asking for submissions of portfolios in 3 ring binder form with photos and an artist biography. For those interested in selling wall art, she is asking for framed prints preferably no less than 11x14in. Canvas paintings of any size, wall decor of any variety.
2020 Grant Applications

Four Public Art Grant Opportunities will open soon!

Applications Open: August 12, 2019  
Applications Close: October 16, 2019 

Descriptions about the grants:
Mid-Career Project Grant*
Supports the creation of a new, publicly accessible, temporary or permanent artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by a Minnesota-based mid-career public artist
Mid-Career Professional Development Grant 
Supports Minnesota-based mid-career artists seeking to expand or advance their careers in the field of public art, through a project idea or participation in career-enhancing activities
Early-Career Artist Project Grant*
Supports creation of a temporary or permanent public artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by an early-career Minnesota-based artist
Early-Career Artist Research & Development Grant
Supports early-career artists in public art related research and development or with the planning phase of freely accessible public art installation or activity in Minnesota

NOTE: If you are applying to the Early-Career Project Grant or Mid-Career Project Grant you are required to upload/secure site permissions with your application (deadline October 16, 2019). Learn more about the in's and out's of securing site permissions at our info session featuring artists and city planners.
 
ABC’s of Site Permission
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Forecast Public Art
2300 Myrtle Ave, Suite 160
St. Paul, MN 55114


Convenings, Research & Memberships (Ongoing)

Supports convenings, research, or ongoing programs, services, and activities benefiting organized arts philanthropy, grantmakers, or artists.
Grants are made throughout the year, without a fixed deadline.

Other Opportunities
Early career artists in Minnesota are supported through a number of Jerome-funded programs.

ARTIST IN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FELLOWSHIP
Application deadline: August 31

The program's purpose is to develop independent, satisfied, and credible Native artist entrepreneurs who are generous in spirit. The fellowship supports artists to pursue specific arts business development goals for themselves and their families. We accept applications from artists at all stages of entrepreneurial development.

CULTURAL CAPITAL FELLOWSHIP
Application deadline: August 31

The program's purpose is to strengthen the Collective Spirit® of those artists who perpetuate generosity, wisdom, and integrity in their communities. The fellowships are designed for artists and culture bearers who are deeply rooted in their communities and are committed to passing on ancestral knowledge and cultural practices within their tribal communities.

Region 2 Arts Council awards Arts Access Grants for Small Towns

On May 13, 2019 the Region 2 Arts Council Board of Directors awarded $18,000 through the Arts Access Grants for Small Towns. This grant is designed to support the creation, production, and presentation of high quality arts activities in towns with a population of less than 2,000 and to help instill the arts into community and public life in our region by removing barriers that audiences may have to accessing these activities. Granted activities must display a commitment to reaching wider audiences through providing new and/or expanded arts programming to residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen counties, and/or by supporting accessibility initiatives through the project. 

The grant recipients included:

Depot Preservation Alliance was awarded $4,424 to host their 5th Annual Bluegrass Festival and music workshop at the Baudette Depot Saturday, August 3rd 2019.

Bagley Area Arts Collaborative was awarded $3,890 to hire local artist Maureen O'Brien to work with every student in grades 4, 5, and 6 at Bagley Elementary School to create a mural "We Are Each Unique and Beautiful, But Together We Are A Masterpiece."

Lake of the Woods Art Guild was awarded $3,686 to offer a week-long acrylic painting workshop in Baudette instructed by Bemidji portrait painter Alice Blessing.

Mask & Rose Theater was awarded $6,000 to bring the immersive & thought provoking outdoor walking play created by Tiger Lion Arts entitled "Nature" to the Belle Thalia Creative Arts Space in Puposky.

The 2019 Creative MN Report is available online!
Learn more at CreativeMN.org
This newsletter is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
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