Love Makes the World Go Round
Our third themed invitational exhibit up and it is wonderful! Seventeen works were created by eleven artists all revolving around the theme of Love Makes the World Go Round. In past exhibits we've had two judges decide on the winning piece and the artist whose piece was chosen got $100. Beginning with this exhibit we're having the public vote for their favorite piece. It's a hard decision - every piece is unique and has a story to tell. Stop by the Barn, view the exhibit, and vote for your favorite work. The exhibit will be up through March 14 and we will announce the winner right here on the website.
Beginning Watercolor Class
Violet Dauk will be offering an Introduction to Watercolor class on March 15 from 9:00 to 1:00. Tuition is $35 for Arts Council members and $40 for non-members. All supplies provided. Call the Arts Council to register - 235-8560 - or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids' Art Clubs
Our Kids' Art Clubs continue to be a fun, creative outlet for area youth. We still have room for a few more kids, so encourage any children you know to attend. Grades one through three meet the first and third Mondays of the month and grades four and five meet the first and third Tuesdays. Please call the Arts Council office to register - 320-235-8560 or email email@example.com. If school is cancelled due to weather on Club day, the Club is also cancelled.
The Spicer Beautification/Design Committee is at it again. Remember the Fish Gone Wild project in 2010 and the Poles Gone Wild in 2012? Well, now they're doing an Adirondack chair project. The project involves 15 handmade Adirondack chairs that will be distributed to area artists for them to work their magic on. If you are an artist and are interested in doing a chair, please submit three images of your work to the Arts Council either by email - willmararts @gmail.com - or by mail - PO Box 165, Willmar, MN 56201 - by Monday, March 10, 2014. Three area art teachers will view the images and determine to whom the chairs will be awarded. The chairs will be distributed March 28 and need to be returned by May 15, 2014. They will be unveiled at a picnic in the City Park on May 22 then placed around the city for the summer. On August 15 they will be sold at auction at the Glacial Ridge Winery. The artist will receive 90% of the sale price.
We hope to hear from lots of artists, so please spread the word - then watch for the chairs this summer!
The next production at the Barn Theatre is "An Evening of Culture" by Mark Landon. Once again we will have a themed, invitational exhibit running with the production. We have chosen the theme of "The Classics." Any classic works - a classic movie, book, musical piece, automobile, person! You'll be limited only by your imagination. Works must be delivered to the Arts Council office by March 31. There is a $5/work fee for Arts Council members and an $8/work fee for non-members. The exhibit will be up April 1 - 30. The public will vote for their favorite piece and the winner will be announced on our website. Contact the Arts Council office for more information.
NEWS & EVENTS
Willmar Education and Arts Center Gallery
January through May - works by Willmar Public School Art Students.
"This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA ARTS & HUMANITIES COUNCIL (SMAHC) with funds appropriated by the State Legislature and the McKnight Foundation."
"Funded in part by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission."