Event Type Art Talk
Networking for Artists
Networking for Arts Organizations
Studio Arts Tour
Youth Art Classes
Lac qui Parle
Big Bend City
Big Stone Colony
Lac qui Parle
South Silver Lake
The YES House
726 Pentice St
(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
You are invited to join Department of Public Transformation at The YES! House (726 Prentice St., Granite Falls, MN) on Saturday, September
5-5:30 pm – Open House + Artist Meet & Greet
5:30-6:30 pm – Artist Talk, featuring all 8 Ignite Rural Artists, moderated by Holly Doll, Anpao Win (First Light Woman).
6:30-7:00 pm – Q&A + Open House
Rocky is an emerging, Latinx and LGBTQ artist originally from Tijuana. His comics and creative efforts aim to create safe spaces to talk about mental health and to empower young people everywhere, especially kids of color and LGBTQ2IA+ identities, in recognizing their true potential and living authentically.
Omani is a self-taught illustrator of Lakota and Northern Tutchone descent. Inspired by film and comics, she’s on a journey to find her place as a multi-media sequential storyteller.
Lynne M. Colombe is a digital storyteller, documentarian, and writer from the Sicangu Lakota (Rosebud Sioux) Reservation. Lynne aims to create space for digital storytelling by Native peoples and build content platforms.
Born and raised in the desert southwest of New Mexico, Leticia is the Assistant Library Supervisor at the Saint Peter Public Library in Saint Peter, Minnesota, overseeing teen and young adult programming. Leticia plans to further develop her writing and publishing skills and will facilitate a youth-centered project that incorporates culture with a focus on community engagement.
Leah was adopted from China and raised in the US. Many of her previous projects have covered topics such as gender equality and the criminal justice system and she has begun diving into her own identity as a transracial adoptee. Leah plans to create projects to help other transracial adoptees feel represented and seen. She is very passionate about the impact of art and aims to create with meaning and intention.
Esmarie Cariaga-Whiteman is a self-taught artist based in Vermilion, South Dakota and a citizen of the Isanti Dakota people of Santee, Nebraska. Esmarie is a fashion illustrator who enjoys creating pieces reflecting contemporary fashions, while mixing them with Dakota contour. She wants to see more indigenous representation in the fashion industry and wants to create ways to uplift and support her community through fashion.
Cecily Rose Engelhart (Ihanktonwan Dakota & Oglala Lakota) is a Master Certified Life Coach and Indigenous arts practitioner. Cecily is interested in creating functional, everyday-use items that incorporate cultural imagery, personal stories, and historical contexts. She has big visions for a contemporary re-emergence of parfleche purses in a range of styles and functions.
Alixena is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and lives on the Turtle Mountain Reservation. An avid beadwork artist, she is interested in learning diverse art forms, particularly quillwork, and creating pieces that represent her culture and heritage.
Sunburg Community Center, 211 Isola St, Sunburg, MN 56289
211 Isola St, Sunburg, MN 56289
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Janet Hulstrand has just published her third book, A Long Way from Iowa: From the Heartland to the Heart
Janet Hulstrand has just published her third book, A Long Way from Iowa: From the Heartland to the Heart of France. “Meet the author” will be held on Monday, October 2 at 6 pm at the Sunburg Community Center is free and open to the public. This event co-sponsored by the Sunburg Community Center and the Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association.
A Long Way from Iowa: From the Heartland to the Heart of France is the story of how the seeds of a fervent, though unspoken, dream of a literary life were first planted in a small town in Iowa in the 1890s; and how those seeds were discreetly, quietly, and carefully nurtured, coming to fruition two generations and more than a hundred years later in a little village in the Champagne region of France. This is a coming-of-middle-age memoir in which the author is able to live out some of the unfulfilled dreams of her mother and grandmother; and the story of how in the process she comes to understand and appreciate their role in preparing the way for her to become a writer.
Her current book tour reflects her personal journey. Starting in Paris, France, she travels back across the Atlantic to Washington D.C. and New York City, finally arriving back to her roots in Minnesota, stopping at Red Wing as her father, Bert, along with brothers George and Alonzo Hulstrand grew up in Goodhue County. Finally, she comes to northern Kandiyohi County where she and her family spent many summer vacations on Norway Lake.
Janet Hulstrand is also the author of . She writes frequently for BonjourParis.com, France Today, France Revisited, and for her blog, . She created and has taught literature classes in France, Italy, Hawaii, and Cuba for City University of New York study abroad programs since 1997, and she teaches online classes for Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington DC. She lives in a beautiful little village in the Champagne region of France, where she is working on her next book.
Marshall Lyon County Library, 201 C St, Marshall, MN 56258, USA
201 C St, Marshall, MN 56258, USA
(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2023 Reader’s Cafe Live: Joseph A. Amato, local author & historian, SMSU Professor Emeritus Self, One and Many: Historical Reflections
2023 Reader’s Cafe Live: Joseph A. Amato, local author & historian, SMSU Professor Emeritus
Self, One and Many: Historical Reflections
Self, One and Many is the first of three books by Joseph A. Amato on “self”. This volume examines the concept of self in the Western world across history.
Contact: 507-737-7003, mlclibrary.org
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.