Author Archives: The Arts Center

Give the Gift of Creativity

Looking for the perfect gift?  The Arts Center Education Elves have been hard at work organizing some wonderful classes, workshops and customized art parties that can be terrific gifts for the entire family, business associates or friends.  Gift certificates are … Continue reading

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New Director’s 1st Week

Challenges & The Promise of Change Last week we welcomed Cyndi Wish as the new director of The Arts Center. She had to hit the ground running. She judged the Holiday Dazzle parade, had a radio interview with Let’s Talk … Continue reading

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#GivingTuesday

I can hardly keep up with the designations that been given to the days surrounding Thanksgiving. There is Black Friday, Cyber Monday and today I see there is Giving Tuesday. Joining the pack for frenzied shopping in the stores or … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

As we move into the Holiday season, a time of giving thanks, I’m reminded of the many people who make a difference to The Arts Center’s continued success. When I say success, I mean the ability to offer exhibits, community … Continue reading

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Leaping Buffalo, Swirling Clouds & Northern Lights

Last week Arts Center staff met with Steve Dietz, president and artistic director of northern.lights.mn. Northern.lights.mn is a roving, collaborative, interactive media-oriented arts agency from the Twin Cities for the world. It presents innovative art in the public sphere, both … Continue reading

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What is Public Art?

Integral to The Arts Center’s Art Park planning includes the concept of Public Art. Public Art can mean many things to many people. These opinions are informed by age and scope of experience. Some of us think of statues representing … Continue reading

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“Pheonix-Like” The Art Park Takes Shape

In the past year, much work has occurred on the Arts Center’s Art Park development. The goal is to have a site plan in place so “dirt” work can begin in early spring 2015. The construction of the park has … Continue reading

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Share Your Artful Pumpkin – Win a Family Membership

Its that time of the year–mornings are crisp, wood smoke is in the air and we are heading to the pumpkin patch. At The Arts Center we love any kind of creative fun, especially opportunities for the entire family, so … Continue reading

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The Rise & Return of Handmade

The Arts Center has a new “tool” in its arsenal of art-making equipment. I say new but in actuality it is vintage–a original Heidelberg Platen (the “Windmill”) Letterpress.  In its day it was revolutionary, automating sheet feed and delivery. The beauty … Continue reading

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JFAA 50th Annual Art Show Awards

If you missed the reception for the 50th last Friday there was a great turnout of people and many positive comments about the exhibit. The highlight of the festivities was the announcement of the Jurors Choice Awards and the commemorative … Continue reading

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