Skateboard Art Workshop for Teens!

Teens ages 13-18! Do rad things! Participate in a two-hour skateboard art experience with artist Mark Rivard.

Hear Mark’s inspirational story of becoming a professional artist and learn his artistic techniques. Create an original work of art on an actual skateboard deck using Sharpie markers. At the end of workshop, take home your customized board deck and Sharpies.*

Don’t miss out! Grab your spots now, before they fill up! Pre-register today!


This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Board deck and Sharpies are included; wheels and hardware are not included.*

Creating Art with Nature

Hey, adults!  Discover the art of nature printmaking, a process in which an object (leaf or flower, for instance) is pressed into a plane surface to make a direct printing surface or matrix.  Learn how to transfer the beauty found in nature into art with a nature printmaking workshop for adults at the North Branch Area Library.

Minnesota artist and contemporary printmaker Michael Weatherly will be leading the program, scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Sign up at the library or call 651-674-8443 and ask for the North Branch Area Library.  Presented by the East Central Regional Library, this project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Musical Afternoon at Parmly Lifepoints

The tenor voice of David Kozisek and pianist Debra McTaggert will be echoing through the halls at Parmly Lifepoints, 28210 Old Towne Road in Chisago City on Tuesday, May 30 at 2:00 pm.  They will explore the musical and dramatic depths of Schubert’s songs and other popular tunes we all love.  The event is free and open to the public and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Folk Dance Series Continues with Finn Hall

East Central Regional Library in partnership with the Pine County Historical  Society in Askov welcome people of all generations and dance levels to check out a series of folk dance instruction and live performance at the Pine County Historical Society in Askov.

On Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. join us for the second event in the series as an award-winning group from Minneapolis called Finn Hall entertains and educates us.  These musicians recreate the feel and sounds of the historic Finnish-American dance halls for local dancers offering waltz, polka, schottische, mazurka, tango, humppa and other dances.

The folk dance series will continue with the Norwegian sounds of De glada on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m., followed by an Octoberfest event later in the fall.

No registration is necessary for the event, which are free and open to the public. The dance workshops are geared for ages 14 and up, and singles and couples are welcome. This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

 

Framed Art Collection on Display at Hinckley Public Library

Be sure to stop by the Hinckley Public Library to view the framed art collection currently on display!

The collection will especially be of interest to local history buffs, as the art was displayed at stores in Hinckley in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Those nostalgic for a time past might be interested in reminiscing about the Up Town Sanitary Shop, Wicker’s Department Store, Hunt’s Variety Store, and more.  There are 10 pieces total in the collection, including a historical aerial photograph of downtown Hinckley.

The artwork was donated to the City of Hinckley who have placed the collection in the library for viewing.