Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes Bob Gregory-Bjorklund and Mac Gimse from the 2017 Arcadia Charter School Arts for Martin program. Then, Heather Lawrenz and Rebecca Tolle, from the Northfield Arts Guild Artist Professional Development Committee will give us a preview of upcoming events.
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Arts for Martin 2017
Arcadia Charter School, 1719 Cannon Road, Northfield, MN 55057
Fri, January 13, 2017, 7pm – 9pm
Bob Gregory-Bjorklund is an Arcadia Charter School Advisor and Arts Coordinator and the Producer of the Arts for Martin Community event. He directs several choirs in Northfield and the Twin Cities area, directs youth theater shows and is the director of the Young People’s Theater Workshop at the Northfield Arts Guild.
Mac Gimse is an artist and poet, a St. Olaf Professor Emeritus Sculptor and Art Historian, and featured speaker this year for Arts for Martin.
Since 1989, the St. Olaf Nobel Peace Prize Forum has commissioned him to create four different sculpture/poetry presentations for six Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. The first was STRIVING FOR PEACE, given to Norman Borlaug (1970) and the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (1988). The second, CHILDREN OF THE WORLD was presented to Rigoberta Menchu (1993). The third was given to David Trimble and John Hume, co-Laureates from Ireland (1999) called BEARING THE BURDEN OF PEACE. His piece for 2004 is called ROOTS AND WINGS and was presented to Jimmy Carter, Nobel Laureate for 2002.
The Gimse International Photo Contest was named to honor the extensive photography done by Gimse during his international travels with students and is in its 16th year. The metal-casting area in Dittmann Center has been named the Gimse Foundry. His sculpture has been exhibited in more than 70 colleges, galleries, and churches in the USA, and his work is included in collections in 11 countries around the world.
Joining me next in the ArtZany! Radio studio from the Northfield Arts Guild are Heather Lawrenz and Rebecca Tolle, two members of the Artist Professional Development Committee.
January 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Brand new artist? Been an artist for a long time? Embarking on a new technique?
New to Northfield? Lived here forever?
All of these are great reasons to be a pART of the Northfield Arts Guild’s 2nd Artist Mixer of the 2016-17 season! Bring a friend, all visual artists welcome! Enjoy appetizers & connecting with visual artists from our area.
Place to be determined, more details coming
Please RSVP by January 13
to [email protected], or by calling (507) 645-8877
Heather Lawrenz is the Visual Arts Manager at the Northfield Arts Guild and a jewelry artist. She finds gratification in combining unexpected elements in her work, and strives to create meaningful, beautiful jewelry that women want to wear every day.
Rebecca Tolle describes her paintings as “artwork with a narrative voice – impressionistically influenced landscapes which surprise the conscientious and observant viewer with the message of the subject matter.”