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.*

Inside the Library at Downton Abbey

East Central Regional Library has a unique event in store for Edwardian era history buffs and fans of a certain British drama series that has captured the hearts of America.  A free presentation on the library at Highclere Castle, or Downton Abbey—as it’s known to the legion of followers of the PBS series, is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20 at Pine City Public Library. Discover insights into life on English country estates in the Edwardian era and the treasures collected over generations that filled country house libraries.

Discussed will be several topics, including book binding, significant authors, the influence of The Grand Tour (a rite of passage for the wealthy), along with tales and mysteries of the “Downton Abbey” library. Presenting is Tim Johnson, Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books/E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections housed at the University of Minnesota.

This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

 

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.

Learn All About Minnesota’s Grand Own Homes

Minnesota Book Award winner, Larry Millett, is visiting the Cambridge Public Library on Saturday, June 10 at 10:30 am to talk about his book, Minnesota’s Own:  Preserving our Grand Homes.  In this book Mr. Millett and his photographer, Mike Schmitt, welcome readers into homes from across the state that have been lovingly preserved, saved so that they can remain jewels among the state’s living architecture.  The book is a lavishly illustrated account of 22 great Minnesota houses and the remarkable people who built and preserved them.

Millett is the author of several other non-fiction books including Minnesota Modern, Once There Were Castles and the Twin Cities:  Then and Now.  His ever popular fiction stories surrounding the adventures of Sherlock Holmes include Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders, Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon and the newest title just out, Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma.

Mr. Millett’s visit is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.  The event is free and open to the public.

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.