*Granite Falls: The Art of Betsy & Open Mic

15mar6:30 pm*Granite Falls: The Art of Betsy & Open Mic

Location

The YES House

726 Pentice St

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Time

March 15, 2024 6:30 pm(GMT-05:00)

Event Details

The Art of Betsy & Open Mic: Artist Salon of River Valley Ripple Artist in Residence Betsy Pardick

Friday, March 15th | 6:30–10PM
@ The YES! House
726 Prentice St, Granite Falls, MN

Program:
6:30–7PM: Happy Hour with Open Mic sign-up sheet available
7–8PM Artist Spotlight
8–10PM Open Mic hosted by Brian-Paco

Join The YES! House for their River Valley Ripple Artist Salon with Betsy Pardick on Friday, March 15th! The evening will begin with a Happy Hour at 6:30PM followed by Betsy’s Artist Spotlight at 7PM! She will be showcasing her visual art using found river relics to create mixed media pieces and explaining her creative process. These pieces are visual representations of her original music that will be performed during her spotlight!!

Stick around and join the YES! House afterwards to showcase YOUR talents during the Open Mic Night hosted by Brian-Paco beginning at 8PM! You can sign up for Open Mic night starting at 6:30PM.

This is a free event open to the public with refreshments and snacks provided!

Arist Bio:
I’m Betsy, a single mother of two boys, Dexter (20) and Carson (12). Originally from Illinois, I’ve called Minnesota my home for the past 13 years. After relocating here, I began to explore my musical style and started performing locally with other collaborators. As bandmates came and went, I worked at honing my unique style, aiming to perform solo eventually. I ventured into songwriting in early 2014 and have a small collection of songs that I’m eager to record. In my spare time since moving to Minnesota, I’ve taken up kayaking, discovering numerous natural treasures along the river. These discoveries have inspired me to create visual art that complements the themes found in my songs.

This activity is part of Department of Public Transformation’s River Valley Ripple Artist Residency Program at The YES! House, made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

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