It’s that time of year where I’m in need of your retired steel-tined leaf rake. It cannot be plastic or bamboo- it must be steel. I chop the tines off for thumb piano keys and I need a whole lot of them for a music program/workshop I’m doing later in the spring. If your rake is missing all but one of it’s tines, I’ll still take it. You can contact me through yelling loudly or the internet thingy.
14th Annual Franconia Sculpture Park Art and Artists Celebration
Saturday · September 25th · 10:00am to 9:00pm · Rain or Shine
. . . is a day-long festival celebrating the artists, the new sculpture installations, and our amazing community. A full day’s entertainment with artist-led tours, live music, dance, poetry, kids’ activities, and great food.
This year’s Franconia Fellowship and Intern Artists will be exhibiting their new sculpture installations – some interactive, some climbable, most simply amazing. There will be artist-led tours of the exhibition for those who like to get the inside scoop on the artists and their work.
UMD Market in the Plaza
Every Wednesday 1:30 – 4:30
UMD Kirby Plaza
1120 Kirby Drive
Vendors from Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota offer bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials, annuals, vegetable transplants, fresh fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, farm fresh pasture raised eggs, organic culinary herbs, lotions, balms, cold relief teas and drops, skin products and more!
Art In the Plaza
A constantly changing bazaar featuring goods and demonstrations from local artists and crafters. Everything from jewelry and decorative garden stakes to paintings, craft items, and hand-blown glassworks.
Who is interested in attending a short experimental music fest in Duluth? I’ve got interested performers and workshop presenters. I could probably wrangle some funding, too. I’m looking at some time in the fall for a Friday-Saturday kind of thing. Still need a venue, a couple of interested volunteers and a potential crowd of workshop participants and performance attendees. Express your desires here or contact me directly through my web site.
Laskiainen Finnish Sliding Festival
Feb. 6 & 7 (Sat.Sun.) at the Loon Lake Community Center in Palo MN
Celebrating the ethnic heritage of customs, crafts, music, sports,
marketplace, foods and of course sliding! Free and super family-friendly. Featuring the infamous vipukelkka or whipsled! An excellent opportunity to generate your own exclamation points!
816 Highway 100 Palo
Aurora, MN 55705
The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is Hiring an Assistant Director
The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is looking for an individual knowledgeable about the regional arts community, self motivated, computer literate and eager to be part of an organization serving artists and arts organizations in the Arrowhead. ARAC has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Director to assist the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and to oversee selected grant programs which will receive funding from the new Arts and Cultural Heritage Amendment passed in November, 2008.
Interested individuals need to submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position and their skills and abilities along with a resume by January 15, 2010. The ARAC will fill this position by January 31, 2010. Application may be made by email or mail.
After numerous comments on my “Merry F***ing Christmas” thread, I got a phone call from Chief Gordon Ramsey. He was most cordial and apologetic about my ticket and offered to take care of it in a manner amenable to me. So, I deleted the previous thread- and have a lot of respect for the power of this little ol’ PDD blog and for our DPD Chief. Kenny wishes you all a Happy Holiday (and he is still for sale).