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Contents

As the waters recede…

Theater .......................................2 Galleries......................................3 your source for Northfield-area happenings since 2005

Happenings – Up Close....2-23

Vol. 6, Issue 10

A Month at a Glance.... 24-27

October 2010

SPECIAL: Visual Arts Section......... 29-41, 44-53

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Clubs, Classes & More ........42 Historic Happenings ..... 46-50

Publisher: Rob Schanilec By All Means Graphics

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Dining ......................................55

Contributors: Felicia Crosby Susan Hvistendahl Locallygrownnorthfield.org Northfield.org Northfield Music Collective

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In celebration of the arts we’re presenting this, our 3rd Annual Visual Arts Issue. Inside, beginning on page 29, you’ll find enticements to get out and about to take in some of the art fairs, art centers, the artists themselves and more. Cover illustration created for this issue of the Guide by Felicia Crosby.

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Theater

Summer and Smoke

On Golden Pond

Oct. 1-3, 7-9; Th-Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Ethel and Norman Thayer spend each summer at their home on Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiance and his son in tow. This charming, funny and sometimes bittersweet play brings together the talents of Daniel Freeman as Norman and Kristin Sellentine as Ethel. Suzanne Freeman (Dan’s daughter)is Chelsea.

Oct. 28-30, 7:30pm; Oct. 30, 2pm Arena Theater, Carleton Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke takes place in Glorious Hill, Mississippi, and centers on a high-strung, unmarried minister’s daughter (Alma Winemiller) and the spiritual/sexual romance that nearly blossoms between her and the wild, undisciplined young doctor who grew up next door (Dr. John Buchanan, Jr.) Presented by the Carleton Players under the direction of Ruth Weiner. For reservations, call 507/222-4341.

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Violet

Oct. 6-11, W-Sa and M at 7:30pm, 2pm on Sa and Su Haugen Theater, St. Olaf Set in the South in the 1960s, Violet sets off on a journey to a TV evangelist who, she believes, will heal the physical scar she received in a childhood accident. Just as the Civil Rights Movement is gaining momentum, Violet discovers that sometimes what you don’t see is more real than what you do see. Directed by Karen Peterson Wilson. Some mature themes. Tickets: $8, call 507/786-8987. Lyric Theatre Performance: Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

Oct. 22-23, 8pm Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf “Suor Angelica” (Sister Angelica), a drama, and “Gianni Schicchi,” a comedy, are one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini. Premiered in 1918, they are the second and third operas of the trio of operas known as “Iltrittico” (Triptych). Directed by James McKeel and Janis Hardy.

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exhibition featured as part of the MidAmerica Print Council conference.

ArtOnWater 217 S. Water St. • 507/786-9700 artonwater.com • Gallery summer hours: Th 3-7pm or by appointment St. Olaf Class of ’05 Art Show – Oct. 1-3 Kate Godwin’s ‘raw Art’ Opening(s) – Oct. 8-10. Prints. a favorite cup – functional ceramics of Colleen Riley and Donovan Palmquist, plus many other local and Minnesota-connected potters. Also original oak-framed decorative American Opal(escent) Glass by Dean Kjerland.

ArtOrg Printing on an Ancient Litho Press – Oct. 17 at the ArtOrg Printmaking Studio. Lithographic printing with aluminum plates on a 6000-pound, 50-inch-wide, cast-iron litho press. Light refreshments provided. ArtOrg Studio is at 314 Division St. Zigmunds Pried: Time Revealed – Priede was a printmaking professor at the University of Minnesota from 1964 to 1978, and Master Printer for Universal Limited Art Editions starting in 1962. At Universal, he printed seminal works for Rauschenberg, Johns, Newman, Motherwell, Rosenquist, Frankenthaler, Dine and others. Opening Reception: Oct. 17 at ArtOrg Gallery at Switzer’s Nursery, 26601 Chippendale Ave.

Carleton College Art Gallery One N. College St. • 507/646-4469 carleton.edu/campus/gallery Exhibit hours: M-W noon-6pm, Th/F noon-10pm, Sa/Su noon-4pm Prints Around the Pacific Rim – Through Nov. 17. New work by artists from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Thailand, Canada and Hawaii, each engaged with printmaking as a sustained research process. Coincides with the Mid America Print Conference, Oct. 13-16, organized for the Twin Cities on the theme of “New World/Old World.”

Carleton Gould Library M-F 8-1am, Sa 9am-midnight, Su 9-1am Al-Mutanabbi Street Project ‘Broadsides’ – Through Oct. 24. Broadsides commemorating the 2007 car bombing of Baghdad’s al-Mutanabbi Street. This

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The Twenty Views of Dundas – Through Nov. 21. A collaborative print project to honor the history of Dundas. Organized by Northfield’s ArtOrg and featured as part of the Mid-America Print Council conference. Carleton Boliou Hall

Prints from the Iowa Tradition – Celebrating this influential printmaking center, with works by Mauricio Lasansky, Leonardo Lasansky, Takeshi Takahara, Malcom Myers, Dean Warnholtz, Lee Chesney, Wendell Black, H.C. Cassill, David Dreisbach, Sylvia Schuster, John Paul Jones and Kurt Kemp.

Eclectic Goat 418 Division St. • 507/786-9595 Tu/W 10-5, Th 10-7, F/Sa 10-5, Su Noon-4 More than 120 artists represented. “A shop where...ART RULES!”

The Flaten Art Museum Dittmann Center 1520 St. Olaf Ave. • 507/646-3556 stolaf.edu/depts/art/ M-F 10am-5pm, Th until 8, Sa/Su 2-5pm. Extended hours during homecoming. THIS HERE NOW: Nature and Human Consciousness – Artists include Chris Larson, Guido Alvarez, Jill Ewald, Chris Baeumler and Jil Evans. St. Olaf Groot Gallery, Dittman Center

Day of the Dead Steamroller Prints – Oct. 17, 1pm – reception co-hosted by the Latino Grupo Soap del Corazon and ArtOrg for two projects of large-scale steamroller printing around the Day of the Dead. For the first time in 2006, 13 artists came together to produce fourfoot-by-eight-foot woodblock prints in a project that was ultimately accessioned by the Weisman Museum at the University of Minnesota. In 2009, nine artists produced a similar set of works in front of the Plains Art Museum, in Fargo, North Dakota. Most of the 22 prints will be on display along with additional prints from the St. Olaf collection. St. Olaf Atrium Crossroads, Buntrock Commons

and printed for 1,180 kids and adults. The Big Print is a collaborative work from those reprinted blocks and the result is displayed on the three-story-tall wall in the atrium of Buntrock Commons.

Northfield Arts Guild 304 Division St. • 507/645-8877 www.northfieldartsguild.org M-F 10-5, Sa 11-3 Paper Trail: Artwork by Doug Foxgrover – Through Oct. 23. This Northfield artist explores the dialog between pixels, print and paper. In the Other Room: Fancy Water: Artwork by Sharol Nau. Work in a variety of media, including gouache, graphite, charcoal, ink and pastel. Michael Frey: Power to the People – Oct. 27-Dec. 4. Realistic portraits and figure paintings with a modern bent, exploring current themes. “I have had a fascination with the human face for as long as I can remember. Power to the People allows further exploration of my favorite subject.” In the Other Room: Fancy Water: Karl Nelson: A Little, But Thoroughly. Slow improvisations upon simple ideas. Opening Receptions: Oct. 29, 7-9pm.

Paradise Center for the Arts 321 Central Ave., Faribault 507/332-7372 • Tu-F 10-5, Sa 12-5 paradisecenterforthearts.org Chi Explosion – ink and watercolor art by Asian brush painters from the Minnesota Ming Chiao Organization, Inc. and a group of the 2009 China Traveling Artists, including some from Faribault. Opening Reception: Oct. 1, 5-7pm.

Studio Elements 16 Bridge Square • 507/786-9393 studioelements.net Th/F 10-8, Sa 10-6, Su 12-4 A monthly market of fine art, unique gifts and fun junk. Open Oct. 7-10.

swag 423 Division St. • 507/663-8870 Tu-Sa, 10am-5:30pm Recycled farm machinery sculpture by Ben and Kate from Pennsylvania-based Gatski Metal.

Windows on Paradise Art Gallery

904 Division St. So. • 507/645-5563 The Big Print – The “Thousand Print Landscapes and inspirational art by Mark event at traveled to ten venues Daehlin. Viewings by appointment. Check Summer” us out online www.northfi eldguide.com

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HAPPE N I NG S FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 Homecoming Weekend • Oct. 1-3

Convocation and Booksigning: Rudolph Byrd 10:50-11:50am

St. Olaf Class reunions, learning seminars, concerts, 5K run/walk, varsity soccer and football games. All are welcome. schedule of events at www.stolaf.ed. Pre-registration is required for some events.

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Byrd presents “Regarding James Weldon Johnson.” Byrd is the Goodrich C. White Professor of American Studies at Emory University.

Anthropology Lecture • 8:30-9:30am

Dance: First Glimpse Informal Dance Concert • 3:30pm

Leighton 330, Carleton “Great Transformations: Pentecostalism and Islam as Varieties of Religious Globalization” by Robert W. Hefner, professor of anthropology and director of the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University. Coffee and bagels served.

Dittmann Center, Studio 1, St. Olaf Previews the year’s upcoming dances and events. Art Opening Reception: Chi Explosion 5-7pm

BBoy Battle • 7pm

West Gym, Carleton Break-dancing competition featuring dancers from NYC. Hosted by NYC BBoys Kid Glyde, Whorah and Gravity.

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See page 3. Piano Man Tim Freeland • 6-8pm

Butler’s Steak and Ale Concert: Cantorei Hymn Festival 7:30pm

Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf John Ferguson conducts. Theater: On Golden Pond • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See page 2. Ian Alexy • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge A dynamic singer/ songwriter/guitarist – original poetry, deft finger-picking, jazzy melodies and heartwarming tales. Alexy has spent the last few years based in Duluth and roaming the Midwest bearing songs heavy with the human condition and a groove born from funk, country blues and folk, hip hop, soul, roots rock, Americana and jazz. Marty Anderson and the Goods 8-11pm

The Contented Cow A blend of Americana and country alternative sound with lots of Bob Dylan. Some glam-era adaptations that really rock, as well as new music like Wilco and Ryan Adams.

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Sunday, October 31 • 3 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church Friendship Hall (500 3rd St. West)

A Concert Dedicated to Healing In celebration of Northfield Hospital & Clinics

100th Anniversary REPERTOIRE Beethoven ........................................................... Egmont Overture Vivaldi ................................................... D Major Guitar Concerto Randy Ferguson, soloist Debussy .............. Danses Sacrée et Profane for Harp and strings Elinor Niemisto, soloist Vaughan Williams ...... Lark Ascending for violin and orchestra Gail Nelson, soloist Brahms ..............................................................Four Serious Songs Deesa Staats Mezzo Soprano Brahms ........................................Variations on a theme of Haydn

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Faculty Recital: Pianist Nicola Melville 8pm

Concert Hall, Carleton An eclectic program of old and new works, featuring compositions by C.P.E. Bach, Chopin, Opel, Farr and Rydberg. Minneapolis pianist Jill Dawe joins the mix for a two-piano arrangement of Bolcom’s ragtime masterpiece “The Garden of Eden.” Goodsell Observatory Open House • 8-10pm

Carleton Visitors can use the observatory to view stars, nebulas and planets. Carleton physics and astronomy professors are available to answer questions. Cancelled if skies are cloudy.

Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm

Bridge Square/Riverwalk The art of a summer Saturday – downtown Northfield’s newest tradition featuring fine art and craft, local organic produce, artisan foods and strolling entertainment. A fun, family friendly event! Fungus Among Us • 2-3pm

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Ever wonder about the diversity of fungus? Learn about their structure and functions by dissecting edible mushrooms and learning how to do spore prints for identification. Take a walk through the forest searching for and examining the large variety of mushrooms that flourish in the cooler days of fall. Dress to be outside and exploring in the forest. All ages welcome, free for members. Pianist Wendy Russell • 6pm

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American Heart Association Start! Heart Walk • 8-11am

Theater: On Golden Pond • 7:30pm

Northfield Middle School Contact Kristi O’Keefe for information, 612/590-2454.

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Bagels and Birds • 8:30-9:30am

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Join a naturalist in the comfort of the building to observe birds (and other) visitors to the backyard habitat and feeding area. Help with ID, fun facts, binoculars, guidebooks and conversation will make this a great way to start the day! Enjoy coffee and bagels in a relaxed atmosphere while watching the antics of wildlife. Free, all ages.

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St. Olaf Band Concert • 7:30pm Wendy Russell

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf Timothy Mahr, conductor

Walker Foreman Band • 8-10pm

The Contented Cow Scandium • 8:30-10:30pm

Butler’s Steak & Ale Contemporary acoustic folk music with Nordic roots and influences. Glenn Lee (accordion), Les LaCroix (guitar and vocals), Amy Boxrud (vocals and fiddle), Gordon Oschwald (bass) and Ruth Anne Rasmussen (fiddle). For more information, go to wwwscandium-music.com. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 Wake-Robin • 12:30-1:30pm

Bittersweet Local duo on strings playing Celtic and Civil War period tunes. Theater: On Golden Pond • 2pm

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Homecoming Concert • 3:30pm

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf Featuring the Viking Chorus conducted by Christopher Aspaas, Manitou Singers conducted by Sigrid Johnson, Norseman Band conducted by Paul Niemisto and Philharmonia conducted by Martin Hodel.

Symposium: Haiti – After the Earthquake • 4pm

Politics and a Pint • 6pm

The Contented Cow Join discussions on local issues at this “lightly moderated” open forum. For topics, go to www.contentedcow.com. Northern Roots Session • 7:30pm

The Contented Cow An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners at all ages and levels of experience welcome. Quiz Night • 8pm

The Contented Cow Foursomes compete for prizes and the chance to drink from the “Winner’s Mug.” $5/four-person team.

Boliou Hall Auditorium, Carleton Rea Dol, founder and director of the SOPUDEP School near Port-au-Prince, will speak about the situation in Haiti. Featured in the New York Times as “The Mother Figure of Morne Lazarre,” Dol has been leading Haitian efforts to reestablish normalcy after the earthquake. Hamline professor Max Adrien, also a Haitian native, will speak briefly about Haitian culture today, and student leaders of Haiti Relief will propose ways to help.

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Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30pm

The Contented Cow Acoustic musicians of all levels gather to jam. Spanglish • 7:30-9pm

The Contented Cow A speed-translation activity going both ways – Spanish to English and back again. Good for those who want to learn either. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6

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Lecture: The Emily Program • 7pm

Multe • 7:30-10pm

Viking Theater, St. Olaf Keri Clifton from the Emily Program speaks about eating disorders and body image issues.

The Contented Cow Great traditional Nordic music for your listening pleasure. Art History Lecture: The Monstrous, the Meaningless and Margins of Error • 8pm

Boliou 104, Carleton Presented by Josh Ellenbogen, director of graduate studies and assistant professor of the history of photography, modernism, historiography and aesthetics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Theater: Violet • 7:30pm

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Rice County Historical Society’s 2010 Fall Banquet Friday, October 29, 2010 – Faribault Elks Lounge Keynote speaker, Brian Schmidt, local historian, will be speaking on “The History of the Fleckenstein family and Fleck’s Beer.” 5:00 p.m. Social Hour, 6:00 p.m. Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Program. Social Hour hors d’oeuvres provided by the Faribault Cheese Cave, dinner catered by Nerstrand Meats. Seating is limited. Please reserve a ticket by Friday, October 22, by calling the Rice County Historical Society at (507) 332-2121.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 Presentation/Booksigning: Richard Crouter • 4-5pm

Gould Library Athenaeum, Carleton Crouter is the John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus. His new book, “Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith,” will be available at the event and prior to it in the Carleton Bookstore. Lecture: Am I Not a Man and a Brother? 5-6pm

Leighton 304, Carleton Presented by Dr. Kathleen Brown, University of Pennsylvania. Anglo-American abolitionism and the concept of human rights.

THIS HERE NOW: Panel Discussion • 7pm

Dittmann 305, St. Olaf Panel participants include artists in the exhibit as well as Associate Professor of Art and Art History Matt Rohn, Assistant Professor of Religion Mara Benjamin and Professor of Philosophy Charles Taliaferro and they will discuss “Nature and Human Consciousness” from artistic, historical, philosophical and religious points of view. Guest Recital: Cellist Anthony Arnone • 7pm

Skifter Hall, Studio A, St. Olaf Anthony Arnone, associate professor of cello at the University of Iowa School of Music, is an active soloist, chamber musician, conductor and teacher throughout the country and around the world. Theater: On Golden Pond • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See page 2.

Friends of the Library Spelling Bee • 7pm

Theater: Violet • 7:30pm

The Grand Event Center Part of “Party Like It’s 1910” week at the library. Sign up at the Library Reference Desk, 20-team limit, three-person teams, $100/ team. $5 admission.

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf See page 2. Lecture/Booksigning: Ben Katchor • 7:30pm

Boliou Hall Auditorium, Carleton This acclaimed American cartoonist and graphic novelist presents “The Great Museum Cafeterias of the Western World: An Illustrated Lecture on the Design and Culture of Museum Cafeterias.” Free and open to the public.

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Mark Mraz • 8-11pm

Candlelight Evening • 5:30-9:30pm

The Tavern Lounge A versatile singer-pianist specializing in popular music of the past 50 years. His repertoire includes hits from such classic artists as Billy Joel, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, The Eagles, James Taylor, The Beatles and Neil Diamond.

Thorncrest Farm, Dundas A special night within Thorncrest’s Oct. 1-24 Fall Harvest Festival that includes a band, bonfire and hay ride. $4. Dan Waczek • 6-8pm

Butler’s Steak and Ale Theater: On Golden Pond • 7:30pm

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Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See page 2.

Anthropology Lecture • 8:30-9:30am

Theater: Violet • 7:30pm

Leighton 330, Carleton “The peace Corps and Globalization,” presented by Jim Fisher, The John W. Nason Professor Emeritus of Anthropology. Coffee and bagels served. Convocation and Booksigning: Sandra Cisneros 10:50-11:50am

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Presented by award-winning author Sandra Cisneros, who has received international acclaim for her poetry and fiction and her distinctive Hispanic voice. New Moon Trio • 5-7pm

The Contented Cow Here’s a taste of 100 years of popular tunes, random requests and spontaneous harmonies featuring Ross Currier on bass, Lance Heisler on drums and Justin London on guitar.

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf See page 2. Sasha Mercedes • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge A chick-singer, guitarist and songwriter from the shores of Lake Superior. Her songs are filled with honesty and substance and sung with passion and conviction. Topics like brothels, one-night stands and transvestites are not taboo for this edgy yet charming northern gal. Her stage presence is captivating. She has a set of pipes that always turns heads, as she beats her guitar, in her signature percussive style. She has traveled from coast to coast and abroad, performing and drawing inspiration, which make for the material in her brilliantly crafted compositions. She has shared the stage with Dar Williams, Tracy Bonham, Guy Davis, Pete Seeger and others.

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Fish Frye • 8-11pm

Theater: Violet • 2 and 7:30pm

The Contented Cow Mankato-based duo featuring a Neil Young-sounding Joe Tougas and the gorgeous-voiced Ann Fee. Eclectic pop from Etta James to KISS – five decades of music delivered so you can hear the band and the person next to you.

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf See page 2. Pianist Wendy Russell • 6pm

Guest Artist Concert: Trio Montecino • 8-9:30pm

Northfield Public Library A St. Olaf student brass band. This is a Carnegie Centennial concert and part of “Party Like It’s 1910” week. Short historical program with coffee and cake prior to concert.

Concert Hall, Carleton David Shea (clarinet), Paulina Zamora (piano), Pablo MahaveVeglia (cello).

Butler’s Steak & Ale ÖsterVästerBötten • 6:45-8:30pm

Frederic Chopin’s 200th Birthday 7:30pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 Conference: Making it in the Arts: Exploding the Box 8:30am

Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf This one-day conference provides a forum for cross-disciplinary discussions on issues facing artists whether performing, visual, or literary. Hear from leaders in the field including keynote Kurt Gough, owner and chief architect of SHELTER. 2nd Annual Susan Perry Memorial Walk for Animals 8:30am-12pm (rescheduled)

Sechlar Park Fun activities for pets and people! Blessing of the animals 9:30am at the pavilion. T-shirts, refreshments, games, raffles, vendors. A fundraiser for the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. More at 507/334-7117. Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm

First United Church of Christ Pianist Horacio Nuguid, founder and artistic director of the Rochester Chamber Music Society, will play a wide range of Chopin’s compositions. Tickets: $20, available at the First United Church of Christ and Present Perfect. Theater: On Golden Pond • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See page 2. Potluck and the Hotdishes • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow 2 of Hearts • 8:30-10:30pm

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 Meditation Workshop and Talk • 2pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Mindfulness Meditation Workshop (2pm); Meditation and Dharma Talk (4pm) led by Mark Nunberg. Theater: Violet • 2pm

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf See page 2. Cowling Arboretum Field Trip 3-5pm

Arboretum offices, Carleton Biology professors Dan Hernandez and Mark McKone tour some of their research sites and explain the types of projects they do in the Arb.

Lecture: Alice Echols • 7pm

Regents Hall 150, St. Olaf Associate Professor of English, Gender Studies and History at the University of Southern California, Echols’ work grapples with the relationship between culture and politics. She is best known for her work on the social change movements and the popular music of the 1960s. Theater: Violet • 7:30pm

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf See page 2. Multe • 7:30-10pm

The Contented Cow Great traditional Nordic music for your listening pleasure.

Faculty Recital: Pianist John Jensen • 3:15pm

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Jensen works regularly with the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and is sought after as a collaborative pianist, playing with fine artists in concerts and music festivals across the country. He often appears on St. Paul Sunday Morning and A Prairie Home Companion. He is co-founder of Helios, a classical-jazz quartet.

Autumn-Themed MOMS Club Party • 1:30-3:30pm

10th Anniversary Celebration: Northfield Senior Center 5:10pm

Northfield Public Library Meeting Room A party for moms and kids. Snack, crafts and social time. Members will be available to answer questions about club activities and membership. For information, contact Laura, 507/664-0990 or Debbie, 507/645-4673. Masterclass: Christian Ihle Hadland • 6:30pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Sec Oct. 11 concert description.

Northfield Senior Center Celebrate the Senior Center’s move ten years ago to Jefferson Parkway with hors d’oeurves, dinner, entertainment and lots of cake. Tickets $10 and available at the Senior Center, 507/664-3700. Politics and a Pint • 6pm

The Contented Cow Join discussions on local issues at this “lightly moderated” open forum. For topics, go to www.contentedcow.com. Concert: Vespers • 7:30pm

Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf The St. Olaf Chapel Choir, conducted by Christopher Aspaas and the Northfield High School Choir, conducted by Dwight Jilek. Northern Roots Session • 7:30pm

The Contented Cow An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners at all ages and levels of experience welcome. Quiz Night • 8pm

The Contented Cow Foursomes compete for prizes and the chance to drink from the “Winner’s Mug.” $5/four-person team. MONDAY, OCTOBER 11 Guest Artist Recital: Pianist Christian Ihle Hadland • 7pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Hadland is considered one of the finest Norwegian classical pianists. He has played with all the major Norwegian symphony orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and the Czech Radio Orchestra.

Upcoming Performing Arts Events at Shattuck St. Mary’s Tanner Taylor Trio Thursday, October 14, 2010, 7:30 p.m. – Adults $12, Students $8. Tanner Taylor was last in this area as a headliner for Tree Frog Music Festival. This talented pianist has become a first call accompanist for many of the Twin Cities jazz musicians. www.tannertaylormusic.com. Coming in November

The Pines Thursday, November 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m. – Adults $15, Students $9. This indie-roots duo weaves together many musical styles to create their own unique sound that is hip and haunting. www.thepinesmusic.com. All performances take place in Historic Newhall Auditorium, Faribault, MN. Tickets and order information, call 507-333-1620 ext. 2. Call for group rates.

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Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

The Contented Cow Acoustic musicians gather to jam.

Guest Lecture/Recital: Pianist Mark Mazullo • 11:30am

Spanglish • 7:30-9pm

The Contented Cow A speed-translation activity going both ways – Spanish to English and back again. Good for those who want to learn either. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 Art Lecture: Exchanges – Printmaking Around the Pacific Rim • 7-8pm

Boliou Hall Auditorium, Carleton Charles Cohan, University of Hawaii, presents this lecture on printmaking in conjunction with the current Art Gallery exhibit Prints Around the Pacific Rim. See page 3. Concert: Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble • 8:15pm

Skifter Hall, Studio A, St. Olaf Zeitgeist’s mission is to enliven today’s music and expand its audience with performances that absorb, stimulate and hearten. A family of musicians animated by a spirit of adventure and collaboration, Zeitgeist has been presenting works of substance with passion and integrity for more than 30 years. This concert will be preceded by a reading session, open to the public, at 6pm.

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Mazullo is an associate professor of music history and piano and the chair of the music department at Macalester College. His writing on diverse musical topics has appeared in many publications, including The Yale Review, Musical Quarterly, American Music and Popular Music. He is also active as a pianist, most recently in performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Philharmonic. Tanner Taylor Trio • 7:30pm

Shattuck St. Mary’s Newhall Auditorium, Faribault Tanner Taylor is a first-call accompanist for many Twin Cities jazz musicians. Adults $12, students $8. Jacob Hendrick and Ah-Hem • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge An Ah-Ha cover band gone bad. Covering Velvet Underground, Bowie, Iggy Pop, Roxy Music, Modern Lovers, Talking Heads and more for your pleasure.

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A Concert Dedication to Healing: In Celebration of the Northfield Hospital & Clinics 100th Anniversary • First Performance: Sat. Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Cathedral of our Merciful Savior, Faribault • Final Performance: Sun. Oct. 31, 3 p.m., St. John’s Hall, Northfield Repertoire • Beethoven – Egmont Overture • Vivaldi – D Major Guitar Concerto (Randall Ferguson, soloist) • Debussy – Danses Sacrée et Profane for Harp and Strings (Elinor Niemisto, soloist) • Vaughan Williams – Lark Ascending for Violin and Orchestra (Gail Nelson, soloist) • Brahms – Four Serious Songs (Deesa Staats, Mezzo Soprano)

SECOND CONCERT Symphony Goes to the Movies • First Performance: Sat. Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing • Final Performance: Sun. Feb. 27, 3 p.m., Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault

THIRD CONCERT Cathedral Festival Concert with Hymnus Choir • First Performance: Sat. May 14, 7 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfield • Final Performance: Sun. May 15, 3 p.m., St. Wenceslaus Cathedral, New Prague Photo: Tania Larson Legvold

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Matt Arthur and Friends 8-11pm

The Contented Cow A biweekly singer/songwriter showcase hosted by southern Minnesota’s most distinctive vocalist, featuring guest musicians from Northfield, the Twin Cities and beyond. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 Anthropology Lecture • 8:30-9:30am

Leighton 330, Carleton “The Global Pentecostal/Charismatic Movement in Guatemala,” presented by Chris Chiappari, associate professor of anthropology, St. Olaf College. Coffee and bagels served. Convocation and Booksigning: R. Dale Guthrie 10:50-11:50am

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton “Evolution of Art, Morality and Romantic Love in the Ice Age Human Band” presented by R Dale Guthrie, professor emeritus at the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, acclaimed for his landmark study of The Natural History of Paleolithic Art. Patrick Dwyer Wolf • 5pm

The Contented Cow Piano Man Tim Freeland • 6-8pm

Butler’s Steak and Ale

Community Services Movie Night: Coraline • 7pm

Northfield High School Auditorium Get in the mood for Halloween with this quirky animated film about a young girl who finds an unsettling and bizarre world in her home. Rated PG. Snacks will be available for purchase but food is not allowed in the auditorium. Doors open at 6:30pm. $2/person suggested donation. Norwegian Cowboy • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge “Listen – it’s simple. I’m a cover artiste. Nothing I can do about that. Hell, I wouldn’t want to. I play a lot of songs that you’ll pretend you don’t like, but if no one’s listening, you’ll quietly hum it to yourself. And you won’t be angry about it. So if you like old country, or Neil Diamond, or everything in between and on the outside of those two things, come have a listen. I’ve got fingers!” Bonnie & the Clydes • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow Take a step back and resurrect songs of love, peace and flower power from the late ’60s and early ’70s. The Bonnie is Bonnie Jean Flom. The Clydes are Bill McGrath and Scott McMillan. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 YMCA Fall Classic 5K and Kids Fun Run and Obstacle Course • 9am

Riverside/Lions Park Pavilion Run or walk a 5K route along the beautiful Cannon River. Grab friends, family, your parents and your kids for an excellent morning of exercise and social wellness. Strollers welcome, pumpkins for the kids and a T-shirt included. Proceeds for Y Teen Programming. 8-9am registration, race at 9am. Kids fun pumpkin obstacle course run at 10:15am. Early Bird registration before Oct. 12: $15. Late bird after Oct. 12: $18. Arboretum Volunteer Work Event • 9am-12pm

Upper Arboretum, Carleton Join the Arboretum crew to help restore the forests and prairies in the Upper Arboretum. 507/222-4543 for more information. Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm

Bridge Square/Riverwalk The art of a summer Saturday – downtown Northfield’s newest tradition featuring fine art and craft, local organic produce, artisan foods and strolling entertainment. A fun, family friendly event! Pianist Wendy Russell • 6pm

Butler’s Steak and Ale Laura Baker Gala 2010 • 5:30pm

Great Hall, Carleton Fun, food and philanthropy! See ad on page 43. Steve Howard • 8pm

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Bohemian Duo

Burning Chrome 8:30-10:30pm

Butler’s Steak and Ale Bohemian Duo • 9pm

Rueb ‘N’ Stein Chad Johnson and Russell Franek, former front men of “Communication Breakdown,” playing originals and covers including the likes of Lynard Skynyrd, Van Morrison, CCR and Johnny Cash.

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Ameriikan Poijat (Boys of America) Old Time Finnish Brass Band Show • 3pm

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17 Artorg Event

Various Northfield locations Several groups in Northfield are holding nine events in conjunction with the Mid America Print Council’s 2010 “New World/Old World” conference (see page 3 for details on most exhibits): • Prints Around the Pacific Rim • Prints from the Iowa Tradition • Twenty Views of Dundas – Steven Nuno Nunez will be on hand 11am-noon to talk about his experiences printing for this 20artist collaborative print suite. • Doug Foxgrover “Paper Trail.” • Printing on an ancient litho press – join Artorg at the Artorg Printmaking Studio as they demonstrate lithographic printing with aluminum plates on a 6000-pound, 50-inch-wide, castiron litho press. Light refreshments will be provided. • THIS HERE NOW: Nature and Human Consciousness. • Day of the Dead Steamroller Prints. • The Big Print. • Opening Reception: Zigmunds Pried “Time Revealed.”

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Northfield Retirement Center Chapel Boys of America are joined by Iron Range folklorist and storyteller John Berquist and a photo exhibit of the immigrant experience. Politics and a Pint • 6pm John Berquist

The Contented Cow Join discussions on local issues at this “lightly moderated” open forum. For topics, go to www.contentedcow.com.

Northern Roots Session • 7:30pm

The Contented Cow An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners at all ages and levels of experience welcome. Quiz Night • 8pm

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Lecture/Performance: Flamenco Dancing • 8pm

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 Multe • 7:30-10pm

The Contented Cow Great traditional Nordic music for your listening pleasure. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30pm

The Contented Cow Acoustic musicians gather to jam.

Severance Great Hall, Carleton Presented by Susana di Palma, considered to be one of the world’s foremost flamenco dancers and choreographers. Combining a passionate love for traditional Spanish flamenco with a creative choreographer’s spirit, she has mesmerized audiences around the globe. Her shows have been called “ferocious, enigmatic, poignant” (The Seattle Times) with a “sense of humor and a clear idea of theater” (The Villager, New York). THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21

Spanglish • 7:30-9pm

The Contented Cow A speed-translation activity going both ways – Spanish to English and back again. Good for those who want to learn either. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 Lecture: From Minidoka to Minnesota: A Carleton story of the Japanese American Internment • 4:30-6pm

Boliou Hall Auditorium, Carleton Presented by professor of art Fred Hagstrom about a young man who attended Carleton after coming from a Japanese internment camp during WWII.

Barb Piper • 5-7pm

The Contented Cow Modern folk, vocals/guitar with influences from Hoagy Carmichael, The Beatles and Bonnie Raitt to Susan Tedeschi, Brandi Carlile and Indigo Girls. Contributes her talents to the Entertainment Guide’s No. 1 Band pick 2009, Area 51; fronts the blues/rock band, “Top Shelf”; and performs with a Faribault musical theater group at Paradise Center for the Arts. Coming Back: New Orleans Five Years After Katrina 5-6:30pm

Boliou Hall Auditorium, Carleton Presented by Tracie Washington, director of the Louisiana Justice Institute; Lizzie Shephard of the Alliance for Affordable Energy and Noel Henderson-James, who worked for several years for the Gulf Coast Housing Partnership.

Holiday Hospitality DID YOU KNOW... our common areas are available for rent? Plan now to spend your holiday gathering in our seasonally-decorated home with your co-workers, friends or family. We have a variety of options for both catered or potluck-style events. Or join us for a traditional Victorian High Tea served the first two Sundays in December.* No guestroom rental is required to reserve the common area, although we wouldn’t mind if you decided to stay...

Saturday, October 23

Calvary Cemetery

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HAPPENINGS Thursday, Oct. 21, continued

Dance: Fine Arts Showing • 4pm

Meet the Author and the Father • 7pm

Dittmann Center, Studio 1, St. Olaf An informal dance concert is a part of Fine Arts Days.

Northfield Public Library Meeting Room David Francis will be presenting a program about his book, “Bringing Jon Home: The Wilderness Search for Jon Francis.” Reading/Booksigning: Peter Geye • 7pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Geye is a Minneapolis native and author of “Safe from the Sea,” a novel set against the powerful lakeshore of northern Minnesota that brings a son home to reconnect with his estranged and dying father 35 years after the tragic wreck of a Great Lakes ore boat. Mark Mraz • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Forget about life for awhile with the piano man. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 Anthropology Lecture • 8:30-9:30am

Leighton 330, Carleton “Disability Rights in Ghana: Do NGOs Cause More Harm Than Good?” presented by Kathryn Guerts, associate professor of anthropology, Hamline University. Coffee and bagels served. Convocation and Booksigning: Robert Bullard 10:50-11:50am

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton “Environmental Justice: Growing Smarter to Achieve Just and Sustainable Communities,” presented by Robert Bullard, author, human rights activist and considered the father of the environmental justice movement.

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Art Sale/Fundraiser: Ordinary Wonders Opening Event 5-9pm

Somers Studio & Gallery A celebration of the ordinary wonders in the natural world of the Cannon River watershed. Orders will be taken for prints of the paintings Ordinary Wonders and Sun Kissed Shadows. Additional original works will be on display and available for purchase. Event benefits the Cannon River Watershed. Free. Dan Waczek • 6-8pm

Butler’s Steak and Ale Northfield Harvest Stomp! Contra Dance • 7-10:30pm

Northfield Armory A community contra dance featuring music by Contratopia. No prior experience or partner needed. Comfortable shoes and swing-ready attire recommended. Instruction at 7. $9 adults, $6 students ($25 family cap).

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Alison Rae • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge This Shoreview native’s “voice and songs come at you with all the power and hype of a falling snowflake...her talent has instantly hushed the room.” Jim Walsh, MinnPost. Lyric Theatre: ‘Suor Angelica’ and ‘Gianni Schicchi’ • 8pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf See page 2.

The Norwegian American Historical Association’s 85th Birthday • 9am-4pm

Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf Events begin with registration, coffee and music at 9am followed by break-out sessions, luncheon with speaker, booksignings and birthday cake. Registration required for some events. Contact Jackie Henry at henryjac@stolaf.edu for registration and event information. Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm

Faculty/Guest Artist Concert: Mark Kreitzer and Band 8-9:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton Acclaimed musician and his masterful band of musicians playing selections from bluegrass to jazz to country.

Bridge Square/Riverwalk The art of a summer Saturday – downtown Northfield’s newest tradition featuring local organic produce, artisan foods and strolling entertainment. A fun, family friendly event! Cemetery Stories • 5-9pm

Butler’s Steak and Ale Carleton’s historic Gould piano, Vintage Band Festival sculptures and other instruments will be auctioned off with proceeds benefitting the Vintage Band Festival Fund.

Calvary Cemetery Actors portray Northfielders from their gravesites under a full moon. $4/person, $1 kids 5-13, $10/family of four. Information and reservations at northfieldhistory.org or 507/645-9268.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23

Pianist Wendy Russell • 6pm

Musical Instrument Auction • 8:30pm

South Central MN Studio ArTour

Step inside artists’ personal studios and gather a glimpse of inspiring art media created locally in south central Minnesota including watercolor, pottery, wood, clay sculptures, photography, metal, fabric/wearable art and more.

Butler’s Steak & Ale Lyric Theatre: ‘Suor Angelica’ and ‘Gianni Schicchi’ • 8pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf See page 2.

Painting: Mark Daehlin

Solutions for 25B • Authored bipartisan legislation to protect rights of homeowners in the path of high voltage power lines and pipelines • Worked with community leaders to pursue rail connection (Dan Patch or other route) from Northfield to Twin Cities • Protected nursing homes and other long-term care facilities from damaging cuts: Lutheran Home and Care Center, Northfield Retirement Center, Three Links, Laura Baker School • Enacted reforms to Green Acres program to support family farmers and landowners • Streamlined needed construction project on Highway 19 corridor • Worked with others to reverse the Governor’s unallotments to services for people with disabilities • Helped create a quality rating system for early education programs to provide parents with better information for our youngest learners • Fought to hold down tuition increases at public colleges and universities and protect the state grant program

“There are some issues where we can all agree. We all want quality schools, lower health care costs, safe roads and clean water. By working together, we can achieve progress on these goals and ideals we all share.” – Rep. David Bly

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, Oct. 23, continued Jon Manners • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Voted Northfield’s best male musician of 2009! Playing guitar since 1957, Manners has been in bands including: The Stingrays, The Fabulous Intruders, The Critters, The Sticky Wickets, Yellow Fish, The Glass Eye, The Windjammers, No Dice, Rockaday Jonny, Diesel Goose, Zebra, Berceuse, Shriek, Neoneon, The Kitty Younger Band, Flight Time, The Great? Imposters. In the early ’70s, he associated with Andrew Loog Oldham, one-time producer for The Rolling Stones. Now playing solo, he says “it’s easier to call a rehearsal and it gives me complete control over the songlist.” Optimum Trajectory • 8-11pm

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 Multe • 7:30-10pm

The Contented Cow Great traditional Nordic music for your listening pleasure. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26 Faculty Recital: Melius Trio • 7pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Charles Gray (violin), David Carter (cello) and Kent McWilliams (piano). Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30pm

The Contented Cow Acoustic musicians gather to jam. Spanglish • 7:30-9pm

Multe • 8:30-10:30pm

The Contented Cow A speed-translation activity going both ways – Spanish to English and back again. Good for those who want to learn either.

Butler’s Steak & Ale The Saturday Dance with Multe, Scandinavian/Nordic music.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27

The Contented Cow

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 Laudie Porter Concert I: Harpist Elinor Niemisto and Guest Artists • 3pm

Concert Hall, Carleton

Conversation with Peter Smith • 7:30pm

Library Meeting Room MPR commentator and author will talk about A Porch Sofa Almanac, his captivating musings on being Minnesotan.

Politics and a Pint • 6pm

Eleanor Niemisto

The Contented Cow Join discussions on local issues at this “lightly moderated” open forum. For topics, go to www.contentedcow.com.

Northern Roots Session • 7:30pm

The Contented Cow An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners at all ages and levels of experience welcome. Quiz Night • 8pm

The Contented Cow Foursomes compete for prizes and the chance to drink from the “Winner’s Mug.” $5/four-person team.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28

Jordan Taylor • 8-11pm

Panel: In Celebration of Albert Camus • 11:30am

The Tavern Lounge

Rolvaag 525, St. Olaf An interdisciplinary panel discussion marks the 50th anniversary of the death of French writer/philosopher Albert Camus. A faculty panel will discuss major themes in his works. Participants include: Jolene Barjasteh (French), Amine Bekhechi (French), David Booth (religion), Laurel Carrington (history), Gordon Marino (philosophy) and Edmund Santurri (religion).

Matt Arthur and Friends • 8-11pm

Theater: Summer and Smoke • 7:30pm

St. Olaf Orchestra Concert • 7:30pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Amundson, performs a home concert at the conclusion of their fall tour of the pacific northwest and western states. A highlight of the concert will be Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. High School Orchestra and Choir Concert 7:30pm

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The Contented Cow A biweekly singer/songwriter showcase hosted by southern Minnesota’s most distinctive vocalist, featuring guest musicians from Northfield, the Twin Cities and beyond. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 Anthropology Lecture • 8:30-9:30am

Arena Theater, Carleton See page 2.

Stephen Amundson

Matt Arthur

Northfield Middle School

Leighton 330, Carleton “Son Dos Alas: The Diffusion of Hip-Hop in Cuba and Puerto Rico,” by Melisa Riviere. PhD candidate in anthropology, University of Minnesota. Coffee and bagels served. Convocation: Suzan Harjo 10:50-11:50am

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Poet, writer, curator and policy advocate Suzan Harjo – member of the Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee tribes; president of The Morning Star Institute, a national Indian rights organization founded in 1984; and founding trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian.

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Cleveland Avenue Band • 8pm

HAPPENINGS Friday, Oct. 29, continued Masterclass: Violinist Benjamin Sung 4:30pm

The Contented Cow SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30

Christiansen Hall 140, St. Olaf Sung is Concertmaster of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, and a faculty member of both Minnesota State University-Moorhead and North Dakota State University. He is the artistic director of the Cheryl Nelson Lossett Performing Arts Series at MSUM.

Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm

Bridge Square/Riverwalk The art of a summer Saturday – downtown Northfield’s newest tradition featuring local organic produce, artisan foods and strolling entertainment. A fun, family friendly event!

Rice County Historical Society Fall Banquet • 5pm

Kids Karaoke • 12-2pm

Elks Lounge, Faribault Keynote presented by Brian Schmidt, local historian, on “The History of the Fleckenstein Family and Fleck’s Beer.” Social hour at 6 and dinner and program at 7. Tickets $15 members, $17.50 nonmembers and available at 507/332-2121.

Castle Rock and Roll, Castle Rock Halloween costume contest, crafts, food and treats. Theater: Summer and Smoke • 2 and 7:30pm

Piano Man Tim Freeland • 6-8pm

Bats, Bones and Bonfires: a Halloween Extravaganza 4-8pm

Butler’s Steak and Ale

Arena Theater, Carleton. See page 2.

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Formerly called “Enchanted Forest,” this event has been redesigned for fun for the whole family. Free for members.

Art Opening Reception: Michael Frey and Karl Nelson • 7-9pm

Northfield Arts Guild See page 3.

Pianist Wendy Russell • 6pm

Theater: Summer and Smoke 7:30pm

Painting by Michael Frey

Arena Theater, Carleton See page 2.

Butler’s Steak & Ale Poor Howard Stith • 7-9pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra Concert • 7pm Sweet Jazz • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Christina Schwietz (vocals); Peter Webb (keyboard); David Miller (drums, flugelhorn, melodica) and Muriel Carpenter (bass). Their name says it all! Carleton Symphony Band • 8pm

Concert Hall, Carleton Ronald Rodman, directs this performance titled, “Music of the Uncanny” – in homage to Halloween – performing pieces from the film score of The Bride of Frankenstein, The Divine Comedy, and Chance’s “Incantation and Dance.”

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Cathedral of our Merciful Savior, Faribault Northfield Hospital Centennial “Healing” concert. Beethoven Egmont Overture, Vivaldi D Major Guitar Concerto (Randall Ferguson, soloist), Debussy Danses Sacrée et Profane for Harp and Strings (Elinor Niemisto, soloist), Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending for violin and orchestra (Gail Nelson, soloist) and Brahms, Four Serious Songs, (Deesa Staats, mezzo soprano) and Variations on a theme of Haydn. Haunted Library II: The Asylum • 7:30-9pm

Northfield Library For grades 6 and above.

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The ‘Buchanan Buccaneers’ Halloween Pirate Adventure dusk-9:30pm

Jazz Concert • 3-4:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton David Singley, director

1811 Buchanan Court (residence) Minnesota Jack Sparrow was in the DJJD Parade. This is an interactive (not necessarily scary) Halloween walk-through. Go to mnjacksparrow.com for a taste. Free and open to the public. Lonesome Dan Kase • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Unique finger-picking, dynamic vocals and a bit of blues history. Lonesome Dan’s trusted companions are his Guild six-string and his 1935 National played bottleneck/slide style. 70s vs. 80s throwback Halloween Party • 8pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Costume party with live music by Sweet ‘Stache. Tickets: $10 advance, $30. All you can drink tap special included in admission. Occasional Jazz • 8:30-10:30pm

Butler’s Steak and Ale Mainstream classic jazz of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and others in the same style. Wasted Talent and Halloween Party • 9 p.m.

Castle Rock and Roll, Castle Rock

David Singley

St. John’s Hall See Oct. 30 description.

Guest Recital: Violinist Benjamin Sung • 3:15pm

Skifter Hall, Studio A, St. Olaf See Oct. 29 description. Politics and a Pint • 6pm

The Contented Cow Join discussions on local issues at this “lightly moderated” open forum. For topics, go to www.contentedcow.com. Pipes, Pumpkins and Pferg • 7:30pm

Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf A Halloween organ extravaganza. The ‘Buchanan Buccaneers’ Halloween Pirate Adventure • dusk-9:30pm

1811 Buchanan Court (residence) See Oct. 30 description. Northern Roots Session • 7:30pm

The Contented Cow An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 Boo Skate • 10:45am-12:15pm

Northfield Ice Arena Halloween Howls and Handbells • 2:30pm

Bethel Lutheran Church The St. Olaf Handbell Choir conducted by Jill Mahr.

Celebrating a decade of dynamic community!

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra Concert • 3pm

Quiz Night • 8pm

The Contented Cow Foursomes compete for prizes and the chance to drink from the “Winner’s Mug.” $5/four-person team.

Join us at 5:10 pm on Sunday

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to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Northfield Senior Center’s move to Jefferson Parkway. Help us salute the men and women whose vision and hard work brought this beautiful facility into being.

HORS D’OEURVES, DINNER, ENTERTAINMENT AND LOTS OF CAKE!

Open to all. For more information, phone 507-664-3700.

Tickets, $10 each, available at the Senior Center. Festivities begin at 5:10 pm, Sun. Oct. 10, at the Northfield Senior Center, 1651 Jefferson Pkwy.

Coming on Nov. 13, a Jamboree at the Senior Center featuring Bonnie & the Clydes, Prairie Creek Bluegrass, and Craig Wasner with Chip DeMann as emcee.

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Poor Howard Stith Saturday, October 30 7:00-9:00 p.m. Soup • Sandwiches • Gourmet Coffee Espresso • Ice Cream • Quality Beers 415 Division Street S. • Downtown Northfield

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Wake-Robin • 12:30-1:30pm

Multe • 7:30-10pm

Symposium: Haiti – After the Earthquake • 4pm

Lecture: The Emily Program • 7pm

Boliou Auditorium, Carleton

Viking Theater, St. Olaf

Acoustic Jam Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow Spanglish • 7:30-9pm

Theater: Violet • 7:30pm

Bittersweet

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Theater: On Golden Pond 2pm, Paradise Center for the

Lecture: The Monstrous, the Meaningless and Margins of Error • 8pm

Arts, Faribault Homecoming Concert 3:30pm

Boliou 104, Carleton

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf

The Contented Cow

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf Politics and a Pint • 6pm

The Contented Cow Northern Roots Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow Quiz Night • 8pm

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Now Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Sechlar Park

1200 Armstrong Road, Northfield – Immediately SW of Hwy. 19 (west of Hwy. 19/Hwy. 3 junction) To Benefit the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (formerly Rice County Humane Society)

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THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEKLY HAPPENINGS FARMER’S MARKET: Tuesdays/Fridays, 11:45am Saturdays, 9am

Riverside Park KARAOKE:

Fridays Rueb ‘N’ Stein • 9pm Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Jesse James Lanes • 10pm

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Anthropology Lecture • 8:30-9:30am

American Heart Association Start! Heart Walk • 8-11am, Middle School Bagels and Birds • 8:30-9:30am

Leighton 330, Carleton BBoy Battle • 7pm, West Gym, Carleton Convocation and Booksigning: Rudolph Byrd • 10:50-11:50am

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Dance Concert • 3:30pm Dittmann Center, Studio 1, St. Olaf

Bridge Square/Riverwalk

Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Rueb ‘N’ Stein GAMES AT CASTLE ROCK AND ROLL Jingo • Mondays • 7pm Cribbage • Tuesdays • 7pm Euchre • Wednesdays • 7pm Six-handed Euchre • 7pm

Third Tuesday of every month

Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm Fungus Among Us • 2-3pm

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault

Art Opening Reception: Chi Explosion 5-7pm, Paradise Center, Faribault

Pianist Wendy Russell • 6pm

Piano Man Tim Freeland • 6-8pm

Theater: On Golden Pond • 7:30pm

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Butler’s Steak & Ale Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault

Concert: Cantorei Hymn Festival 7:30pm, Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf

St. Olaf Band Concert • 7:30pm

Theater: On Golden Pond • 7:30pm

Walker Foreman Band 8-10pm, The Contented Cow Scandium • 8:30-10:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Ian Alexy • 8-11pm, Tavern Lounge Marty Anderson and the Goods 8-11pm, The Contented Cow

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf

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Faculty Recital: Pianist Nicola Melville • 8pm, Concert Hall, Carleton Goodsell Observatory Open House 8-10pm, Carleton

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Anthropology Lecture • 8:30-9:30am

Conference: Making it in the Arts: Exploding the Box • 8:30am

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Convocation and Booksigning: Sandra Cisneros • 10:50-11:50am

Lecture: Am I Not a Man and a Brother? • 5-6pm, Leighton 304, Carleton Friends of the Library Spelling Bee 7pm, The Grand Event Center THIS HERE NOW: Panel Discussion 7pm, Dittmann 305, St. Olaf Guest Recital: Cellist Anthony Arnone 7pm, Skifter Hall, Studio A, St. Olaf Theater: On Golden Pond • 7:30pm

Leighton 330, Carleton

Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton

2nd Annual Susan Perry Memorial Walk for Animals • 8:30am-12pm

New Moon Trio • 5-7pm

Sechlar Park

The Contented Cow

Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm

Dan Waczek • 6-8pm

Bridge Square/Riverwalk

Butler’s Steak and Ale

Theater: Violet • 2 and 7:30pm

Candlelight Evening • 6:30-9:30pm

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf

Thorncrest Farm, Dundas Theater: On Golden Pond • 7:30pm

Pianist Wendy Russell • 6pm, Butler’s ÖsterVästerBötten • 6:45-8:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault

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Theater: Violet • 7:30pm

Theater: Violet • 7:30pm

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf

Lecture/Booksigning: Ben Katchor 7:30pm, Boliou Auditorium, Carleton

Sasha Mercedes • 8-11pm, The Tavern

Frederic Chopin’s 200th Birthday 7:30pm, First United Church of Christ Theater: On Golden Pond • 7:30pm

Mark Mraz • 8-11pm, Tavern Lounge

Fish Frye • 8-11pm, Contented Cow Guest Artist Concert: Trio Montecino 8-9:30pm, Concert Hall, Carleton

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Potluck and the Hotdishes • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow 2 of Hearts • 8:30-10:30pm

Butler’s Steak and Ale

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Farmer’s Market • 11:45am

Autumn-Themed MOMS Club Party • 1:30-3:30pm

Memorial Chapel, Carleton

Guest Artist Recital: Pianist Christian Ihle Hadland 7pm, Urness Hall, St. Olaf Lecture: Alice Echols • 7pm

Northfield Public Library

Art Lecture: Exchanges – Printmaking Around the Pacific Rim • 7-8pm

Masterclass: Christian Ihle Hadland • 6:30pm

Boliou Hall Auditorium, Carleton

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf

Regents Hall 150, St. Olaf

Concert: Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble • 8:15pm

Theater: Violet • 2pm

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf Cowling Arboretum Field Trip • 3-5pm

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Arboretum offices, Carleton

Theater: Violet • 7:30pm

Faculty Recital: Pianist John Jensen • 3:15pm

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf

Acoustic Jam Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow Spanglish • 7:30-9pm

Multe • 7:30-10pm

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Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf

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Skifter Hall, St. Olaf

10th Anniversary Celebration: Northfield Senior Center • 5:10pm

Northfield Senior Center Politics and a Pint • 6pm

The Contented Cow Concert: Vespers • 7:30pm

Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf Northern Roots Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow Quiz Night • 8pm, The Cow

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Ameriikan Poijat • 3pm

Acoustic Jam Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow Spanglish • 7:30-9pm

Nfld Retirement Center

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Lecture: From Minidoka to Minnesota: A Carleton story of the Japanese American Internment 4:30-6pm, Boliou Hall

Politics and a Pint • 6pm

Auditorium, Carleton

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Lecture/Performance: Flamenco Dancing • 8pm

Northern Roots Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow Quiz Night • 8pm

Severance Great Hall, Carleton

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Multe • 7:30-10pm

Faculty Recital: Melius Trio 7pm

Conversation with Peter Smith • 7:30pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf

Library Meeting Room

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Concert Hall, Carleton

Acoustic Jam Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow Spanglish • 7:30-9pm

Politics and a Pint • 6pm

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Politics and a Pint • 6pm

Boo Skate 10:45am-12:15pm

Concert Hall, Carleton

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Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra Concert • 3pm

Pipes, Pumpkins and Pferg 7:30pm, Boe Chapel, St. Olaf The ‘Buchanan Buccaneers’ Halloween Pirate Adventure • dusk-9:30pm

Northfield Ice Arena Halloween Howls and Handbells • 2:30pm

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Pianist Mark 14 Lecture/Recital: Mazullo • 11:30am, St. Olaf

Run/Obstacle Course • Lecture • 8:30-9:30am 15 Anthropology 16 YMCA 9am, Riverside/Lions Park Leighton 330, Carleton

Tanner Taylor Trio • 7:30pm

Convocation/Booksigning: R. Dale Guthrie 10:50-11:50am Skinner Chapel, Carleton Tim Freeland • 6-8pm, Butler’s

Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm

Patrick Dyer Wolf • 5pm, The Cow Community Services Movie Night: Coraline • 7pm, Northfield High School

Great Hall, Carleton

Norwegian Cowboy • 8-11pm, Tavern

Burning Chrome • 8:30pm, Butler’s

Bonnie & the Clydes • 8-11pm, The Cow

Bohemian Duo • 9pm, Rueb ‘N’ Stein

Shattuck St. Mary’s, Faribault Jacob Hendrick and Ah-Hem • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Matt Arthur and Friends • 8-11pm

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Barb Piper • 5-7pm, Contented Cow Coming Back: New Orleans Five Years After Katrina • 5-6:30pm

Convocation and Booksigning: Robert Bullard • 10:50-11:50am, Carleton Dance: Fine Arts Showing • 4pm

Boliou Hall Auditorium, Carleton

Dittmann Center, Studio 1, St. Olaf Ordinary Wonders • 5-9pm, Somers Studio Don Waczek • 6-8pm, Butler’s

Meet the Author and the Father • 7pm

Northfield Public Library Reading/Booksigning: Peter Geye 7pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Mark Mraz • 8-11pm, Tavern Lounge

Northfield Harvest Stomp! Contra Dance • 7-10:30pm, Northfield Armory Alison Rae • 8-11pm, Tavern Lounge Lyric Theatre: Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi • 8pm, St. Olaf Faculty/Guest Artist Concert: Mark Kreitzer and Band • 8-9:30pm

The Norwegian American Historical Association’s 85th Birthday 9am-4pm, Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm,

Bridge Square/Riverwalk Cemetery Stories • 5-9pm

Calvary Cemetery Pianist Wendy Russell • 6pm, Butler’s Lyric Theatre • 8pm, St. Olaf Jon Manners • 8-11pm, Tavern Lounge Optimum Trajectory • 8-11pm, The Cow Multe • 8:30-10:30pm, Butler’s

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Anthropology Lecture • 8:30-9:30am

Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm

Leighton 330, Carleton

Bridge Square/Riverwalk Kids Karaoke • 12-2pm, Castle Rock

Arena Theater, Carleton

Convocation: Suzan Harjo 10:50-11:50am

St. Olaf Orchestra Concert • 7:30pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf

Masterclass: Violinist Benjamin Sung 4:30pm, Christiansen Hall 140, St. Olaf Rice County Historical Society Fall Banquet • 5pm, Elks Lounge, Faribault Piano Man Tim Freeland • 6-8pm

High School Orchestra and Choir Concert • 7:30pm, Middle School Jordan Taylor • 8-11pm, Tavern Lounge Matt Arthur and Friends • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow

Butler’s Steak and Ale Art Opening Reception: Michael Frey and Karl Nelson • 7-9pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater: Summer and Smoke • 7:30pm

Arena Theater, Carleton Sweet Jazz • 8-11pm, Tavern Lounge Carleton Symphony Band • 8pm

Concert Hall, Carleton Cleveland Avenue Band • 8pm

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Theater: Summer and Smoke • 2 and 7:30pm, Arena Theater, Carleton Bats, Bones and Bonfires: a Halloween Extravaganza • 4-8pm

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Pianist Wendy Russell • 6pm, Butler’s Poor Howard Stith • 7-9pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra Concert • 7pm, Cathedral of our

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’Tis the season for art in southeastern Minnesota. Over the next several pages we hope to whet your appetite to get out, discover and enjoy. From Rochester to Northfield, Red Wing to Pepin, and the charming art towns in between, we’ve outlined the October art tours (see below), the community art centers (page 32), introduce you to several Northfield-area artists (pages 34-41), delve into a few of the inspirations, practices and reflections of watercolor artist Kathy Miller (page 44), and – finally – Susan Hvistendahl re-introduces us to the craft of cartoonist L.K. Hanson on page 46.

by Felicia Crosby There is a magic in confluences; exciting things happen when different energies come together. And where the craggy cliffs of bluff country meet the smooth lines of the prairie, the very roll and flow of the land brings unexpected treasures around each corner. The small towns that gather at the rivers or nestle in the bend of this driftless land are thriving; local theater abounds, music is omnipresent and businesses and townsfolk exchange ideas. Working farms and local wineries ring the countryside; cafés carry the best in local foods and coffee shops buzz with connections. Is it any wonder the visual arts thrive here? From Rochester to Northfield to Red Wing and the “down river” towns of Pepin and Stockholm, Wisconsin, there is a tradition of innovation and self-expression; a growing tradition, too, of artists coming to this area, drawn by the natural beauty as well as the supportive communities. From the functional arts of pottery, furniture and jewelry to the fine arts of painting and drawing, there is a promise, always, of finding something both beautiful and unique. In October, that promise yields much fruit with no fewer than five outstanding art tours/fairs in the region, held during weekends throughout the month. Lucky the art-lover: with a backdrop of flame-hued trees dotting the green and gold-quilted fields – all under the ever-changing canopy of the Minnesota sky – there is a wealth of local, high-quality art to be discovered. Additionally, artists’ studios are often open to the public, as part of tours or on their

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own; conversations and connections with the artists make pieces more meaningful for all, and turn purchases into memories. So grab a map and mark your route; these trips will take you from Northfield and Cannon Falls to Red Wing, into Wisconsin, back up through Faribault and into Northfield again. From the studios to the fairs, the art is waiting, the small towns are welcoming, and the day –or weekend-tripping – experience is delightful. The month kicks off with two art fairs: the Sogn Valley Art Fair and the Fresh Art Fall Tour, both held Oct. 2 and 3, with the Fresh Art Tour beginning Oct. 1. Though held the same weekend, the two events are quite distinct. The Sogn Valley Art Fair is named for the beautiful hilly region southeast of Northfield, and is the older of the two fairs, clocking in at just under 40 years. Held for years at a supper club, the fair moved to the Makarios farm four years ago, Jewelry by Sogn and combines fine and functional art with the Valley artists Dina bounties of a farm harvest – organic produce and Leo Lisovskis. and products, even live music. Known for its strong representation of pottery, it’s a proud tradition in the Northfield/Cannon Falls community. Well-known potter and participant Colleen Riley shares the views of many. “Northfield has a great combination of established artists, emerging talent, vibrant arts organizations and a supportive community,” she says. “We’re excited to see our community of visual artists becoming a more visible presence.” The Sogn Valley Art Fair shows this to its best advantage.

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Hours are 10am-5pm Oct. 2 and 11am-4pm Oct. 3. More information can be found at www.sognvalleyartfair.com The 13th annual Fresh Art Fall Tour is just that – a tour – and it takes the traveler to the other side of the Mississippi River, into the delightful art hamlets and surrounding areas of Stockholm, Pepin and Maiden Rock, Wisconsin. This is a three-day event, beginning Friday, Oct. 1, and running through Sunday the Sculpture by Fresh Art 3rd, from 10am to 5pm each day. With Tour artist Linda Day. 17 featured studios and galleries participating, the Tour is unique in its insistence that each artist demonstrates her/his work for visitors. Jean Accola, of the Accola Gallery in nearby Durand, Wisconsin, will be painting in watercolors while jewelry artists Dana and Sheryl Turner work; Dana will offer guests the opportunity to design their own jewelry. Accola is excited about this unique twist to the traditional art tour; “My gallery will also have a textile artist, Jane Foos. Other galleries and studios will have potters turning pots…. (even a) jewelry maker demonstrating the use of a hydraulic jack in the jewelry making process. You can see the offerings are pretty diverse!” The scenery around Lake Pepin

and the Mississippi River is a visual arts feast on its own. The tour is self-guided and maps are available at choice locations; for more information, check out the website at www.freshart.org. The following weekend, Oct. 9 and 10, brings you to downtown Red Wing. A stunningly pretty place sitting on the Great River and fronting a wall of jagged bluffs, this 19th-century town has an almost Rocky Mountain feel to it – Minnesota style, of course. And it’s another example of the natural arts informing human inspiration; the Fall Festival of the Arts is held in the midst of the renovated downtown and invites much strolling. The oldest of the art Painting by Fall Festival fairs at 44, the Festival features more for the Arts artist than 90 artists and draws 10,000 visitors Larry Veeder. annually. Festival founder and painter Larry Veeder recalls that it wasn’t always this way. “In 1966, when we (with wife, Carolyn) started we had a hard time finding people to participate. Now the art fairs are all over the country.” Veeder – still involved in the festival – has worked hard with others to keep

CANNON FALLS Pop: 4,041

RED WING Pop: 16,116

Great place for a homemade meal: Old Market Deli

Historic Downtown Inn: St James Hotel – elegant, beauti-

– specializing in made-to-order sandwiches, baked goods, pastries. Sixteen ice creams, old-fashioned malts and shakes. Breakfast through dinner. Beer and wine list. 507/263-8888

fully restored and ready to pamper, with heavenly spas on site. 800/252-1875

Cozy place to rest your head: Quill and Quilt Inn

Restaurant that will come and get you: Liberty’s Restaurant and Lounge – full menu and bar; Breakfast, lunch and dinner with full menu delivery. Free shuttle service. 651/388-8877

Local natural beauty: Cannon Valley Trail – recognized as

Fisherman’s paradise: Ralph Diercks – Fishing Guide on Main Street; will help you find the big ones, from walleye to bass. 651/385-5934

– 1897 Colonial Revival bed and breakfast; relax by the fire or enjoy your private whirlpool. Luxury in the country. 877/582-0096 one of 10 most beautiful rail-to-trail projects in the nation; runs 20 miles to Red Wing. Open year-round for hiking and other activities. www.cannonvalleytrail.com

Make art in the country: Frog Creek Pottery – studio

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Art history: Red Wing Pottery Museum – offers comprehen-

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the quality high and the art excellent, and the result is impressive. The hours for the Festival are 9am-5pm Oct. 9, and 10am-4:30pm on the 10th. More information, including a list of participating artists, can be found at www.redwingartsassn.org.

is the real meaning of Market Fair for our community.” On Oct. 9 and 16 the Market Fair will celebrate the season with a special Harvest Market Festival. Go to www.riverwalkmarketfair.org for more information.

Another downtown event finds you in Northfield, specifically on the Riverwalk, but this time to catch the last few weeks of Northfield’s newest tradition, The Riverwalk Market Fair. Begun this last June and running through the season, this “art of a summer Saturday” has successfully brought art lovers to art makers on a weekly basis, and all against the picturesque backdrop of Northfield’s riverfront downtown. The creation of Dean Kjerland and Gail Jones Hansen, with Brad Easterson and Monica Caldwell, Market Fair has brought something unique to the area. Explains Gail Hansen, “We’ve had a wonderful inaugural season…(it’s) created a new tradition where friend meets friend in the heart of downtown. This connectedness, this drawing together,

The last art event in October encompasses the regions of Northfield and nearby Faribault, and takes you into town, out to rural homes and back again – all through beautiful backcountry roads. The South Central Minnesota Studio Art Tour and Sale welcomes the public into artists’ studios and features guest artists among the regulars. Begun in 2005 by artists Print by South Central Art Judy Saye-Willis, Suzanne Klumb, Dee Tour artist Dee Teller. Teller and Cathy Collison to showcase the artists along the I-35 corridor, the tour travels a bit year to year, depending on the artists involved. A print out map can be found at www.southcentralartour.com ArtVentures continued on next page.

ROCHESTER Pop: 85,806 Freshest catch around: Pescara brings a team of culinary

artists to this downtown spot, offering fresh cuisine in a setting that welcomes business lunches as well as intimate romantic dinners. 507/280-6900

A grand old stay: Enjoy outstanding amenities at the

Kahler Grand Hotel, across the street from the Mayo Clinic, offering not only luxury suites but a select group of allergy friendly guestrooms. 507/280-6200

Getting goosed in nature: Silver Lake Park – green oasis

FARIBAULT Pop: 22,150 Breaking away from the hoi polloi: The Hutchinson House B&B, built in the 1890s by one of Faribault’s captains of industry. He’d approve of its elegant amenities. 507/384-3291 Satisfy your sweet tooth: Sweet Spot Candies offers everything from home-made fudge and ice cream to goodie baskets that can make a grown man cry – for more. 507/334-0600 Environmental learning under the sun: The

in downtown Rochester; beautiful trails, playground and manmade lake. Home to more than 30,000 giant Canada geese. www.rochestermn.gov

Riverbend Nature Center – a membership-supported wildlife area that’s dedicated to helping people enjoy the natural world around them. Hiking, bird watching; classes and programs available. www.rbnc.org

Art, co-operatively speaking: SEMVA Art Gallery – the

Best (brick) wall art: The Mural Society is a group com-

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mitted to bringing the historic tradition of business murals back; join the efforts or just check out the beautiful results on local buildings. www.faribaultmn.org/get-involved/mural-society/

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ArtVentures continued from previous page. The Minnesota October is a gift, one that offers a last multi-colored excursion into a jewel-bright world before the cold of winter brings a hush to the landscape. It’s a chance to wander and explore, to meet the neighbor as artist and the artist as friend; to gather treasures and make memories in this corner of the state. As you follow the rivers or stroll through the towns, make sure to enjoy the confluences of all that’s here. They are, indeed, magical.

STOCKHOLM Pop: 96 MAIDEN ROCK Pop: 144 PEPIN Pop: 878 Sleeping in school: Maiden Rock Inn – lovingly renovated former school; historic ambience, modern luxury and specially imported Alsatian wines from France. Year round. 715/448-2608

Where dinner is ALWAYS worth the wait: Harbor View Café – the “gem of the Mississippi” in Pepin, with only the best and freshest foods, and always from scratch. Lunch and dinner hours vary by season. 715/442-3893 Views an eagle would envy: Maiden Rock Bluffs – premier limestone cliffs above the Mississippi overlooking Lake Pepin. Best view in the four-state area; open for walking, bird-watching and other low-impact recreation. www.maidenrock.org The art of the apple: Maiden Rock Apples, Stockholm – 80acre orchards to pick your own, or just pick up. Call for apple wine tastings, barn dances and bonfires. 715/448-3502

NORTHFIELD Pop: 19,633 A most magical escape: Magic Door B&B – beautiful Victorian blocks from downtown in a peaceful residential neighborhood; features wonderful packages – ask about the Ladies’ Getaway special. 507/581-0445

Mouth-watering curry on the prairie: Kurry Kabob – features Indian and regional mountain cuisine, with free delivery. 507/645-9399 So close – and yet so far away: The Cowling Arboretum of Carleton College is an 880-acre paradise that’s blocks from downtown, beckoning hikers, bikers and cross-country skiers. www.carleton.edu/campus/arb/ Art you can walk around: Two stunning downtown sculptures, “Between Earth and Sky” by Mac Gimse, and “Harvest,” by Ray Jacobson, are reminders of the importance of art in public spaces. Part of the “Five Sculptures” project: www.artorg.info

What is an arts community? by Felicia Crosby It’s apparent: for a rural area, the art scene in this area of Minnesota contains nothing less than an embarrassment of riches. The artists themselves range from long-time professionals to emerging talents; from adult hobby artists to kids who find that flexing their art muscles is encouraged by parents, teachers and the community in general. A number of excellent art centers – located in spaces as diverse as still-working train depots to sweeping glass-walled complexes – dot the region; they are artist-supported, member-funded, and a testament to the creativity in this corner of the state. The people who head them up have been on the front lines of the artistic growth in the area, and they’re excited about what they see. Dan Guida is the executive director of the Red Wing Arts Association, a venerable organization 57 years young, and he speaks about its beginnings. “Marge Vogel started this organization, coming here as Red Wing’s first art teacher in the 1930s” he explains. “When she got married, she had to quit teaching – that’s how it was then – but she worked hard to promote the arts in the community. And at 97, she’s still involved!” One of the center’s two galleries is named after her. The other is named after Larry and Carolyn Veeder, who worked to create the annual Red Wing Fall Festival of the Arts. When asked about the influences that created such an arts-rich environment, Guida credits, among other things, the draw of the area’s natural beauty. (l to r): Art Kenyon, Larry Veeder and Dan Guida of the Red Wing Arts Association.

“A lot of these old farms came up for sale in the hills; not good farming by today’s standards, but with beautiful views – they attracted a lot of artists who then got involved in the communities.” Additionally, the critically acclaimed Harbor View restaurant attracts people to the Wisconsin side of the river as a “destination” restaurant. “And they don’t take reservations,” he chuckles, “so people have time to spend in galleries while they’re waiting to eat!” About the success of the Red Wing Arts Association itself – five years into its new and renovated home in a train depot – Guida is very quick to acknowledge the support of the community, Arts community, continued on page 52.

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ColleenRiley

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This fall I’m happily celebrating my 20th year of working in clay. Five years ago we (with husband, Donovan Palmquist, also a ceramic artist) built a home and studio in the beautiful countryside a few miles north of Northfield. Prior to the move, I worked part time in a small Minneapolis studio surrounded by concrete blocks and asphalt parking lots. Today I am lucky to be pursuing my art full time, with a view of blue sky, oak trees and busy bird feeders. Themes from these natural surroundings often make their way onto my pots. My pieces are mainly thrown on the wheel and altered while soft, then carved or incised at leatherhard stage. After applying multiple layers of glazes the pots are fired to 2350ºF in a soda kiln. When soda is introduced into the kiln, it volatilizes and forms a natural glaze. It flashes golds and oranges onto the bare clay in unpredictable ways, intensifies glazed areas, and highlights texture.

We have also recently built a specially designed wood kiln, affectionately called “The Mothership.” Firing this kiln takes more than 50 hours, constantly stoking, until it reaches nearly white heat. Random deposits of melted ash on the pots assure that no two pieces are alike. It is a labor-intensive process, but the results can be breathtakingly beautiful. Eureka Pots • www.eurekapots.com

pots in the works

In October: “a favorite cup”at ArtOnWater Gallery Oct. 2-3: Sogn Valley Art Fair Oct. 23-24: South Central MN Studio Art Tour

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Originally from northeast Kansas where there are hills, rivers and rainstorms. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2004 with a BFA in printmaking and received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Notre Dame this past spring. www.mnartists.org/Brooke_Vertin

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Sharol Nau mathematical art

In October: Oct 21: Part of the Martin Gardner Celebration at St. Olaf College Through Oct. 23: “Fancy Water” at the Northfield Arts Guild Gallery Part of the SELCO System Traveling Show At Malkerson Modern, Corrizozo, NM whitecrow@snakedance.org Nau currently focuses on folded books and mixed-media panels. The panels are inspired by Northfield’s Heath Creek. With photographs as reference, she applies gouache, charcoal and ink media to develop “visual memories” of her explorations. She’s done this both as an artist-in-residence at The Adobe Artist’s Studios in Carrizozo, New Mexico and here in Minnesota. The folded books are inspired by mathematical principles from which the books’ pages take on unexpected and graceful structures.

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Nau’s work has been shown in the Flaten Art Museum at St. Olaf and belongs to the permanent collection of the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis. She was born in Mitchell, South Dakota, and has lived in Northfield for 34 years. She’s been a practicing artist for more than 30 years, an educator at many institutions including the Northfield Arts Guild, Carleton College and the University of Minnesota, and has exhibited extensively including a 2010 Cannon River Curtain Installation as part of Riverwalk Market Fair in Northfield.

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Kathy Miller

watercolors

A Northfielder who spends part of the year in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Wecota, a small town in South Dakota. At 62, she considers herself a young artist. She only began painting in 2006. Her artistic career began at a very young age, spending hour upon hour in her studio – a backyard tent made from blankets draped over the clothesline, with a “DO NOT DISTURB” sign pinned to the opening. Post-retirement from teaching elementary school and feeling “a painting in me somewhere,” she took her first watercolor class in February 2006 from Charlotte Laxen at the Cornucopia Art Center in Lanesboro. She’s taken several classes in Minnesota and New Mexico as well as a week-long watercolor workshop in Giverny, France. Being there where Claude Monet painted and experiencing the light as he did has had a profound effect on her.

Kate Godwin

inky drawings intaglio prints

Time has no meaning for Miller once she enters her studio. “I have now come to realize being an artist is an integral part of me; I am filled with an inner need to convey to others the message of the absolute magnificence of this world we all share.” The inky drawings and intaglio prints are remnants of my close examination of our human nature. The images almost always depict a tension between and within the figures themselves, the irony of being called “human” and at the same moment “primal.” I love the face as a container for emotion, and dreams as the beckoning call of self realization. The materials and images saturate the paper in a perfect mirror of physical being to our internal reaction to them. Art is real, natural and most of all the language of truth. In October: Oct. 8-10: Kate Godwin’s ‘raw Art’ Opening(s) at ArtOnWater Gallery kafkabug@gmail.com

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Doug Foxgrover

printmaker papermaker photographer

John Ehresmann lamp work beads

Focals beads. Sets of beads. “Organic”-type beads with enamels, frits and metals. I like the interplay of metals with glass. The randomness of the end product is an adventure. No two beads are ever identical. Each bead is handmade. The beads are made with soft glass – Moretti, Vetrofond, CIM and glass. I make my own frit and purchase the colored enamels. Each bead is individually cleaned after being annealing in a computercontrolled digital kiln. What to do with all these beads? Wine stoppers are one answer, practical art. Small Fish Productions • smallfishproductions@gmail.com

photographer

Exploring dialog between pixels, print and paper. Foxgrover took and developed pictures as a boy. He was trained in printmaking, papermaking and photography as a young man. Later his introduction to Photoshop and Japanese woodblock prints influenced the way he perceived his photographs. For nearly 20 years, he’s used the mouse and monitor to explore and craft images from bits of computer memory. “Photographs begin as captured moments, as memories, and the digital studio allows me to interact with them more deeply. [to discover] what my photographs had to offer when crossed with software and imagination.” In October: Through Oct. 23: “Paper Trail” at the Northfield Arts Guild Gallery doug@redwoodblock.com

Leslie Schultz

Words and images are fluid – not quite interchangeable, but closely related – with arresting visual images giving rise to poems and poems coloring how I view the world through my camera lens. Photography helps me see everything around me with more tenderness, noticing beauty where I might otherwise overlook it. I’ve learned that each moment is distinct and unrepeatable. In a split second the light changes, the subject changes, I change. I am intrigued by how seemingly permanent objects, such as bridges, buildings, or family and community heirlooms can also be seen as meta-

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phors of transition: linking one realm to another, the past to the future, old ideas to new awareness. I suppose that my goal in poetry and photography is the same – to catch hold of a sight or an insight and render it as something beautiful, clear and memorable – and therefore make something of lasting value. In October: Oct. 2-Nov. 4: Photographs of the 100+-year-old Waterford Bridge in Minnesota’s Dakota County at Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata Oct. 4: Poetry reading at “Garrison Keillor! A quiet evening of poetic celebration.”

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Joyce Francis paper artist

calligrapher

A maniac for color, Francis has a lifetime love of paper, ink and letters. She began formal training in calligraphy in 1975 when living in Portland, Oregon. Over the years her work has expanded into a line of cards, book making, computer-generated graphic art and teaching workshops. Of special interest to Northfield-area residents is her line of cards featuring “The North Field Fairies.” These delightful creatures are said to be living in our area and have allowed themselves to be featured in drawings by Francis.

Her cards can be found at the Eclectic Goat in Northfield. The November/December issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine will include a feature article written by Francis about her unique waxography (drawing with hot wax) technique. She has also self-published a manual, which gives detailed instructions. joyceefrancis.com joycefrancis48@gmail.com

Dennis McClintock

photographer

A recent Texas transplant, McClintock enjoys photographing landscapes, wildlife (from his own backyard and beyond) and man-made structures such as missions, churches and lighthouses. He recently had two pieces on display in the West Gallery at Austin-Bergstrom Airport (Austin, Texas) as part of a exhibit, “Texas Sunrises and Sunsets.” The poster promoting the exhibit was made from one of his images. He has work in the Northfield Arts Guild gallery shop and has participated in the Fine Arts Festival during Defeat of Jesse James Days and the weekly Riverwalk Market Fair. McClintock converted from film to digital photography and enjoys the cleaner process and wealth of creative options. McClintock PhotoGraphics Dennis@McClintockPhotoGraphics.com www.mcclintockphotographics.com

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Rose-Marie James fused glass

Rose-Marie James came to Minnesota from Belgium in 1968. Her early art interests were watercolor and graphic pencil drawing. Attracted by vibrant color and wanting to create with her hands she was attracted to stained glass in 1978. During the next several years she studied under different teachers in local Twin Cities studios. In 1985 she established “Dream In Glass Studio.” Her interests eventually honed in on “fusing glass, painting on fused glass and etching by sandblasting glass…Hot glass is mesmerizing when you see it melting, moving like a river of lava, forming

ribbons and shapes, creating its own design – unpredictable but awesome.” James’ work is shown in several galleries in the Twin Cities area, has been included in the Parade of Homes and resides in many private collections, homes and businesses throughout the Upper Midwest and Belgium. In October: Oct. 9: Scott County Art Crawl rmj@dreaminglassstudio.com jamzgang@yahoo.com

Susan Crow

sustainable designer • jewelry-maker

Fashion accessory creations with a lowered environmental footprint. Handmade from reclaimed materials. Responsible luxury that you can be proud to wear. In the 1980s Susan graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in design, specializing in metal smithing. She immediately began designing and making gold and silver jewelry, and has for the more than 15 years exhibited locally and sold to individuals and galleries across the country. She went on to design functional and sophisticated home and garden product for retail companies including Target, JC Penney, Smith and Hawken, Terracycle and H. Potter. It was there that she learned first hand about the environmental toxicity of our manufacturing processes and the resulting toxicity of many of our home products. For the last two and a half years she’s been studying at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has completed her post-graduate certification in Sustainable Design.

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Dean Huschle photographer

Huschle has enjoyed the passion of photography for almost 40 years. He’s lived in the Northfield area for most of his life. Though it took some doing, he now enjoys the creativity of both forms – the traditional and digital realms of photography. In addition to weddings, portraits and landscapes, his love of music has lead to rock group subjects including Kiss, Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult, Ted Nugent and The Guess Who. huschle@charter.net • huschlephoto.com

Becky Jokela

pastel landscapes

Jokela is a pastel landscape painter living on a farm in the Sogn area, about 20 miles east of Northfield. She teaches art to high school and elementary students in Zumbrota. She’s exhibited at the Northfield Arts Guild and her work is included in the Arts Guild Gift Shop. This past August she was a featured artis at Northfield River Walk Market Fair and her work

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Judy TomWillis Saye-Willis jewelry and fiber artist

potter

Sunset Studios of Rice County Judy’s current work has expanded to include Shibori scarves and small wooded covered book with Ethiopian bindings.

Carla Thompson

Sunset Studios of Rice County Tom retired to become a studio potter. He uses a gas reduction kiln and a raku kiln to make oneof-a-kind pottery.

paintings on wood

I am inspired by simple things in life – casual conversations, animals, people, trees, sky, humor. Bright colors are truly my friends! It is what makes me feel alive and energized. The use of an unexpected color combination brings a smile to my face. Painting on wood feels natural. I enjoy collecting, cutting, sanding and adding color to it. The texture, smell and weight are always unpredictable. Allowing imperfections of the wood to speak to the viewer adds a sense of where the creative process originated, and might even be a gentle reminder to be content with the imperfections of life. barefootstudio@hotmail.com www.barefootstudio.net Barefoot Studio on Facebook In October: Oct. 2-3: Sogn Valley Art Fair Oct. 9: Riverwalk Market Fair Oct. 23-24: South Central MN Art Tour Northfield Arts Guild Shop

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Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center – Children’s Circle

Clubs, Classes and More… The Cheese Cave – Faribault, Laura at 507/334-3988 or Kevin

at 507/291-1121 – Unsettled Ale Society – Second Thursday of the month, 7:30pm – home brewers society open to the public. Cub Scout Pack 300 – 612/490-4048, www.cubs300.org Language Class Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm, Butler’s Steak & Ale Glass Garden Beads Beading Class – 507/645-0301 First and third Mondays Just Food Co-op – 507/650-0106 Tuesdays: Knitting Night, 7-9pm, 507/645-6331 – knit, chat, share ideas and get help. The Key

Mondays: Book Club, 5pm Tuesdays: Photo Club, 5:30pm – developing and learning. Game Night, 7pm Wednesdays: College Prep, 7-8:30pm – learn about the ACT, financial aid, how to write a college essay, etc. The Key will pay for college applications for those not able. Most who show up are paired with a caring and knowledgeable adult. Thursdays: Art Night, 6pm Fridays: Movie Night, 7pm Sundays: Writing Workshop, 3-5pm – for details, call 507/663-0715. MOMS Club – northfieldmomsclub@gmail.com – First Wednesday of each month, 10am, St. Peter’s Church. If you are a full-time or part-time stay-at-home mom, this club may be for you. MOMS Club is a local chapter of the International MOMS Club, an organization dedicated to providing support and a sense of community for stay-at-home moms. Monarch Gift Shop – Free Weekly Guided Meditation – every Wednesday, 7-8pm – 607/663-7720. Take a break from your week and set your mind and spirit free with mediation in a spacious and relaxed environment. Northfield Arts Guild – 507/645-8877 – Find classes for kids and adults at www.northfieldartsguild.org. New Creative Kids – Saturdays – multi-media arts classes for kids in grades K-5.

Class (ages 3-9) – Sundays, 3-4pm Children and their parents meditate, do yoga and learn about Buddhism in a fun, peaceful atmosphere of exploration. Everyone welcome. Northfield Public Library – 507/645-6606 First Steps Early Literacy Center, Mon, Fri and Sat, 10-11am Patty Cake Infant Lapsit, Tue., 10am Toddler Rhyme Time, Wed., 10am Preschool Story & Craft Time, Thu., 10am Underwater Adventure – Fri, Oct. 22, 10am-12pm (see ad below) Northfield Public Schools Community Services – 507/664-3649 Paradise Center for the Arts – 612/216-1206 Find art-related classes for kids and adults at www.paradisecenterforthearts.org. Free Class Sampler – Oct. 16, 10am-12pm – this class is designed for those who have always wanted to try a hand at art, whether it be painting, drawing, pottery, batik or crafts. Open Lab: Batik – Oct. 19, 6:30pm River Bend Nature Center, 507/332-7151 – classes and activities at www.rbnc.org. Time Travel – Join a naturalist and discover the fascinating history of the land before it was a nature center. Travel by golf cart to unlock the mysteries around the nature center. Tours last one-and-a-half hours and can accommodate up to five people. Call to schedule a time. This program is available through mid-October. Donations welcome. Cannon River Woodcarving Club – 507/339-0336 Third monday of each month, 7pm, Ivan Whillock Studio, Faribault Northfield Co-Housing Meeting – Sun, Oct. 3, 4-5:30pm, The Contented Cow – Ever wish you could design your own neighborhood? Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Hoist a pint and talk with people actively working to create a co-housing community in Northfield.

OCTOBER 2010 @ your library – Northfield Public Library Thursday, October 7 –

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SPELLING BEE Celebrate the Library’s 100th Anniversary. Team entry fee: $100 (in honor of the centennial). 20-team limit, 3 members per team. Teams can register at the Library’s Reference Desk. $5 admission fee. At the Grand Event Center. 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 9 – PARTY LIKE IT’S 1910! Party like it’s 1910! Celebrate the centennial year of the Carnegie Library, the Northfield High School, the Northfield City Hospital, Carleton’s Sayles Hill, and the State Bank Building. Centennial reminiscences upstairs in library. St. Olaf student band ÖsterVästerBötten, a vintage brass band. 6:45 p.m.

October 21 –

MEET THE AUTHOR. AND THE FATHER. David Francis will be presenting a program about his book Bringing Jon Home: The Wilderness Search for Jon Francis. Library Meeting Room. 7 p.m.

Friday, October 22 –

UNDERWATER ADVENTURE AT THE LIBRARY “Underwater Adventures” open house to see and touch sea creatures and artifacts. Free. Library Meeting Room. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wednesday, October 27 –

CONVERSATION WITH PETER SMITH MPR commentator and author will talk about A Porch Sofa Almanac, his captivating musings on being Minnesotan. Sponsored by Monkey See, Monkey Read. Library Meeting Room. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 30 –

HAUNTED LIBRARY II: THE ASYLUM Sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board (TAB). For those in grade 6 or above. 7:30-9 p.m.

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5:30-7:00 p.m. Great Hall, Carleton College Reception with complimentary signature “Good Fortune” cocktail and hors d’oeuvres. Silent auction bidding begins.

7:00-9:30 p.m. Dinner, short program and live auction. Silent auction continues until 9:15 p.m. (formal attire, black tie optional) • FUN! – Enjoy the humor of Master of Ceremonies Will Healy and Elvis impersonator Bobby Hegner • FOOD! – Savor the exquisite pairing of Fermentations founders Ed and Anne Lundstrom and Bon Appetit’s Chef Michael Delcambre • PHILANTHROPY! – Celebrate our shared mission by bidding on silent and live auction items. Choose from the work of local artists and the unique “experiential” packages we are offering this year.

Platinum Sponsors: First National Bank College City Beverage Bill and Laurie Cowles

Gold Sponsors: Silver Sponsors: Ed and Anne Lundstrom Heartman Insurance Sam and Dean Sunderlin Wells Fargo All-Flex

For information on reserving a seat, please contact jane@laurabaker.org Check out our amazing auction items online at: laurabaker.org Our mission is to respect the life choices and dreams of people with developmental disabilities and help them reach their goals. Office of Community Relations, 507-645-8866 x107

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Just Curious about

Kathy Miller

Kathy Miller is a “young” painter, meaning that she is in the early stage of development; she has only recently begun painting after a long career in teaching. It is a passion that has become a full-time job, and her delicate and iridescent watercolors are becoming much sought after on the local art scene (see artist profile on page 36). Here are a few personal insights behind those gloriously painted glass bowls.

Toughest three critics:

Me, myself and I! All three of us can be pretty tough!

Artists who inspire:

Jan Vermeer, in his use of light and saturated color in order to create focus and drama; Claude Monet’s everchanging light and ability to capture a moment in time. Georgia O’Keefe’s powerful use of color and intimacy in composition in order to evoke strong emotions, and Andrew Wyeth in his use of detail and texture in creating compositions that draw upon all the senses.

First art tools:

As a child I worked with graphite; actually just your No. 2 lead school-use variety. It really wasn’t until I began taking watercolor classes four years ago that I began my exploration with color. Oddly enough, now I can’t seem to get enough color in my paintings. ©Jajmo | Dreamstime.com

Memorable student:

I had many artistic students, but there’s one boy who stands out in my mind. He struggled tremendously in school, but he was probably the most incredible artist I had ever encountered; his drawings were phenomenal, his imagination had no limits. I retired shortly after having him in class and often wonder about him….hopefully art is still a big part of his life.

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Yes, we will host your friends for a private wine pairing to teach you which cheeses go well with which wines. Yes, we’ll pour you a full glass of your favorite wine of the evening. But we’re so much more! We carry over 40 different cheeses from all over the World! Spain, France, Britain, Australia, and yes, even Wisconsin! We carry hard-to-find items like Truffle Oil, 12-year old Balsamic Vinegar, and Imported Italian Pastas! We have a scrumptious light lunch menu that includes salads, sandwiches, unique gourmet pizzas and cheese tasting plates! And we have a special Chef’s Choice homemade soup that changes every week.

And Yes, we have informative and fun cooking classes hosted by ‘local favorite’ Jeff Labeau and soon by the Cheese Cave’s ‘Food Professional’ Jill Mackey, and we are so much more! We are hosting a ‘Foodies’ Club monthly that started in September where ‘Foodies’ can meet, discuss and learn about, what else, FOOD! And everything we carry is gourmet quality. 318 Central Ave. | Faribault 507.334.3988 Hours: Mon-Wed 10 am-5:30 pm Thur-Sat 10 am-8 pm Sunday Closed

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If you could live through another artist’s brush for a day….. I’d be Georgia O’Keefe and I would be working on the final details of Oriental Poppies.

Favorite book(s):

I have two favorite art books: “Sister Wendy, My Favorite Things…75 Works of Art from Around the World,” for its eclectic combination of art masterpieces and accompanying short essays, and “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity,” by Julia Cameron, for its great insight and inspirational quotes. Also, I read recently and loved “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society,” by Mary Ann Shaffer.

Music while working:

Always classical; often Glenn Gould.

Words of advice for those afraid to start:

Just dive in!! You’re never too old or too busy to carve away at least a little time for your art. When I began this journey I set aside time every day to do something that had to do with art – be it reading a book about watercolor technique, learning about great artists or actually drawing and painting. Those were ways I could stay connected on a regular basis – and who knows what can happen after that!

Passing on the art gene:

My two daughters are very creative, musically talented individuals. Of my five grandchildren, two are very artistic in the traditional sense: one is seven and lives for art, beginning and ending each day with it; the other grandchild is five and draws the most delightful portraits. The other three grandkids are very creative, but more into music and drama.

Tea or Coffee?

I love coffee, but only on Riverwalk Market Fair mornings! I mostly drink herbal and green teas.

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HISTORIC

HAPPENINGS NORTHFIELD STYLE By Susan Hvistendahl

The Illustrious Life of L.K. Hanson L.K. (Larry) Hanson, creator of a popular St. Olaf comic strip in the ’60s and long-time StarTribune illustrator and writer, came to Northfield recently to talk with me about his life and career for this October issue focusing on visual arts. We are pleased to be able to feature examples of the work of this talented artist with my column.

Hanson was the first in his family to go to college and both he and his parents were “kind of intimidated” as he was dropped off at Kildahl Hall in the fall of 1962. Although there were other students from small towns, they came from families of professionals, such as ministers, lawyers and teachers. His first drawing class was “dispiriting,” as he found himself outside on a cold October day, wearing gloves for warmth with fingers cut off, trying to draw a picture of Steensland Hall in perspective. Hanson remembers thinking, “Is a career in art what I want? Because I think I am failing and I am only 19 years old!” But Hanson persisted and was encouraged by his advisor, John Maakestad, who told him, “You have the talent!” and if he kept at it, he would be okay. Maakestad (still working as an artist in Nerstrand) recalls that Hanson always “did his assignments in his own way, with a

A resident of northeast Minneapolis today, Hanson grew up on a farm near Lake Mills, Iowa, and describes himself as a “city mouse trapped in the body of a country mouse.” He showed a talent for art at an early age and was always drawing, basically self-taught, as there were no art classes available. Hanson knew he wanted a liberal arts education and followed the recommendation of an English teacher and Ole grad at his school, Roland Froyen, to apply to St. Olaf. L.K. Hanson today and St. Olaf Class of 1966.

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special twist.” Hanson, says Maakestad, always seemed to “know what he wanted to do” and was always “imaginative and inventive,” whether it was in art or participating in plays with a campus group called “The Playmakers.” It was Hanson’s friend Jim Munson who saw some of Hanson’s cartoons and told him to show them to the Manitou Messenger editor, Tim Fossum. Hanson found he enjoyed hanging out with the “kind of crazy and smart and funny” English majors in the “Mess” office in the basement of Steensland. And the comic strip, “Uglies,” which debuted in Hanson’s sophomore year, was (as Hanson says) “a hit from the get-go.” Through his comic characters, Hanson commented on campus life in what he describes as his “Midwestern, Norwegian, kind of iconoclast, kind of provocateur” way of being able to make a point, yet in a humorous manner. (See accompanying story.) After Hanson graduated from St. Olaf in 1966, he spent two years in the Peace Corps teaching English as a foreign language in the Philippines and then “shot to the top of the list” for Army service after these deferments. Hanson says he does not regret his Peace Corps experience, though altruistic expectations of building schools and “teaching the American way of life” clashed with the realities of poverty, ignorance and lack of facilities. But knowing that he was going into the Army was “one of the worst periods of my life,” says Hanson. During basic training in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Hanson remembers thinking, “I’m 25 years old and I’m going to die in the next two years.” He felt hopeless: “And I wasn’t alone. That’s how it was and people like me did die, that was the reality of it.” Hanson was sent to Germany and was a sergeant in the military police, working in the security section. He was able to do some art for a battalion publication, as he had also done in the Peace Corps (“I always had a toe dipped in that pool”). After his army service ended in 1970, an art professor at St. Olaf, Arch Leean, helped him find work at an animation studio in the Twin Cities. However, this “dream job” for someone who had grown up a Disney fan turned out to be “a lot of drudgery,” sequential drawings which “you couldn’t hang on the wall” and which lasted 15 seconds on film.

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Ad agency and bookstore work followed. Hanson found himself at the right place at the right time when a reporter friend named Steve Berg helped him make a connection at the Minneapolis Tribune. He ended up replacing someone with a health issue. Hanson looked around the news room and thought, “This is really, really fabulous.” He liked the people he was working with and relished the opportunity to find out “Am I good enough to do what I would like to do?” He was, indeed. What he learned was “the way to do something was to carve out your own place… I was doing things nobody else had done.” The paper’s weekend arts and entertainment section was called “The Friday Special” at that time. Berg and Hanson teamed up and were given “carte blanche” by the editor, Bev Kees. There were times when the front page of the section would be filled with cartoons, drawings and writing that came out of their collaborations. The early 1980s, says Hanson, were the profitable, “halcyon days of the paper.” Hanson loved the challenge of being able to come up with illustrations for a dull story. If someone gave him a business story and L.K. Hanson continued on page 49.

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What the Ding-Dong? A Look Back at L.K. Hanson’s “Uglies” Gadzooks! Great gobs! What the ding-dong? Bert and Gwenellda, Euphasia, Elodea and Professor Drudge. These were among the expressions and names familiar to students at St. Olaf during the years 1963-1966 who grabbed up copies of the Manitou Messenger school paper to find out about the latest drama and trauma the cartoon characters of L.K. Hanson were going through each week. The unusual names and expressions came from his being a fan of television cartoons such as “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” which were wacky and surreal and made people laugh. As described in typically understated fashion on the title page of a booklet of 50 cartoons called “Three Ugly Years,” Hanson’s cartoon strips offer “trenchant social commentary!! The follies & foibles of student life! A penetrating look into the St. Olaf establishment!! Presented in wiggly lines & squiggly letters by L.K. Hanson…A memorable cartoon extravaganza to have and to hold for years & years to come!” (“Woo! Woo!” says Bert, clad in – well, nothing but beanie and propeller. “Uglies” might wear headgear on their dominant feature, but not much else. Not too surprising, as their chins reach their feet.) Even though more than 40 years have passed since the Uglies trod Manitou Heights, there are familiar themes. Parents visit campus and don’t recognize their (now hirsute) son. They bring supplies from home including “a box of fudge from your Aunt Minnie”

and “your moose trophy.” Gwenellda’s parents vow to find that “nasty professor who gave you that ‘D’ in German and we’ll straighten everything out.” A student freaks out when a traditional place to study in the library is occupied by someone else. The annual Christmas festival inspires a parody, “What place is this so packed and cramped, where restless crowds are perspiring?” A snow storm obliterates sight as a student cries out, “Stop! Everybody! I just dropped a contact!” while another rhapsodizes, “I love it! Isn’t it great! Great gobs! I wish we had weather like this out in California.” Elodea boasts about not going to chapel and, in “divine retribution,” snow falls off the roof of Boe Memorial Chapel and buries her. Gwenellda is forced to spend the night in a doghouse next to the Ole Store during a spring blizzard. Hanson says, “The best thing was dealing with the quotidian existence of daily campus life and seeing sort of crazy absurdities and behaviors…I love Nabokov, the novelist. It’s always detail, pay attention to details because that’s what people relate to. That’s where the universal truths are.” For Hanson, Bert and Gwenellda were “kind of observers and participants at the same time” and were his voice through which he was able to show the universal truths and “follies and foibles” of student life to all those on the St. Olaf campus from 1963 to 1966. And, gadzooks, was it ever entertaining!

Courtesy of L.K. Hanson and St. Olaf College Archives

The 4th Annual

Northfield Harvest Stomp! a community contra dance with music by Contratopia

Friday, October 22, 7-10:30 pm Northfield Armory 519 Division Street, downtown Northfield $9 adults and $6 students (family cap $25) Dance instruction at 7 p.m. No prior contra dance experience or dance partner required. Comfortable shoes recommended; swing-ready attire encouraged! All are welcome. Dance participation recommended for those 10 years and up.

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L.K. Hanson continued from page 47. said, “OK, there’s nothing you can possibly say or make funny about this!” Hanson would reply, “Oh, I bet there is! Let me at it!” Hanson has also been given writing assignments at the StarTribune, including book reviews and essays, and hopes to do more writing in the future. He took early retirement three years ago after almost 30 years at the newspaper, but still illustrates and writes a weekly feature on Mondays’ “Opinion Exchange” page called “You Don’t Say.” Hanson says his usual routine is to read the StarTribune and the New York Times in the morning to stimulate his thinking. Hanson generally picks about six weeks’ worth of quotations ahead of time, then works on one each week. The creative process involved in illustrating a quote takes a while and he will often “walk around” thinking. He gives himself leeway to make a substitution “if there’s something in the news that grabs me.” Hanson has kept up a relationship with his alma mater and Northfield over the years. In 1983, he spent a semester as an artistin-residence on campus and remembers being shocked at that time that students were going to business classes in suits and ties. In the spring of 1995 Hanson had a month-long show of his art at the Northfield Arts Guild. His parents, sister and brothers came from Lake Mills and Hanson recalls his father proudly telling people, “My kid did this!” Hanson had a gallery talk and exhibition at the Dittmann Art Center at St. Olaf in September 2003 called “If It’s In by Noon, It’s Art by 5” and a very popular “Journeys” presentation for alumni in February of 2008. L.K. Hanson continued on next page. “You Don’t Say” Courtesy of L.K. Hanson

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L.K. Hanson continued from previous page. When I asked Hanson what he had taken most from his time at St. Olaf, he replied, “There was always that kind of undercurrent of service that was important, doing things for the community, doing things for others and also being a steward of your own life and doing what you feel you should be doing. And that’s something that I have really carried with me for a long time.” Hanson reflected on how his art can “make people think about what’s going on.” When he first started working at the paper, he thought about how “more people saw my work in one day than had seen it in my entire life.” He appreciates this recognition, but he says that one of the nicest things anyone can say to him is that they have one of his illustrations on their refrigerator or at their cubicle at work. It shows “I’ve done my job” because he has given something of significance to them. Enjoy the examples of Hanson’s art shown in this October Guide. And, if you feel so inclined, put them on your refrigerator!

Courtesy of L.K. Hanson

Thanks to L.K. Hanson for his cooperation with this story and for sharing his abundant talent with us and to Jeff Sauve of the St. Olaf College Archives for research assistance.

S P O R T S Here are the home games… Saturday, October 2

Wednesday, October 13

Friday, October 22

VOLLEYBALL – Carleton alumni game, 10am SOCCER – Carleton Women’s vs. College of St. Benedict, 11am St. Olaf Men’s vs. Gustavus Adolphus College, 1pm FOOTBALL – Carleton Men’s vs. Augsburg College, 1pm St. Olaf vs. Bethel University, 1pm

SOCCER – Carleton Men’s vs. University of St. Thomas, 4pm St. Olaf Men’s vs. St. Mary’s University, 4pm VOLLEYBALL – Carleton Women’s vs. Augsburg College, 7pm

VOLLEYBALL – St. Olaf vs. College of St. Benedict, 7pm

Monday, October 6

SOCCER – St. Olaf Women’s vs. UW-River Falls, 4pm Saturday, October 9

RUGBY – Carleton Men’s vs. Concordia College SWIM & DIVE – Carleton Men’s and Women’s host Intersquad/Alumni Meet, 11am SOCCER – Carleton Men’s vs. Bethel University, 12pm Carleton Men’s alumni game, 3pm St. Olaf Women’s vs. University of St. Thomas, 1pm

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SWIM & DIVE – Raiders Girls host Varsity Section Tournament, 9:30am CROSS COUNTRY – Carleton Women’s host the Running of the Cows, 10am FOOTBALL – Carleton Men’s vs. St. Olaf College, 1pm SOCCER – Carleton Men’s vs. Augsburg College, 1pm St. Olaf Men’s vs. Macalester College, 1pm Sunday, October 17

SOCCER – Carleton Women’s vs. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 3pm Wednesday, October 20

SOCCER – St. Olaf Men’s vs. UW-Superior, 3:30pm VOLLEYBALL – Carleton Women’s vs. Hamline University, 7pm

Saturday, October 23

FOOTBALL – Carleton Men’s vs. Macalester College, 1pm St. Olaf vs. Augsburg College, 1pm HOCKEY – St. Olaf Men’s Black vs. Gold, 2pm VOLLEYBALL – Carleton Women’s vs. University of St. Thomas, 3pm St. Olaf vs. Concordia College, 3pm Tuesday, October 26

SOCCER – Carleton Men’s vs. University of Wisconsin-Superior, 3:30pm Wednesday, October 27

SOCCER – Carleton Women’s vs. St. Catherine University, 3:30pm St. Olaf Women’s vs. Bethel University, 3:30pm Saturday, October 30

FOOTBALL – Carleton Men’s vs. St. John’s University, 1pm SOCCER – Carleton Men’s vs. St. Olaf College, 1pm St. Olaf Women’s vs. Carleton College, 1pm VOLLEYBALL – St. Olaf vs. Carleton College, 3pm

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Arts community, continued from page 32. specifically the Red Wing Area Foundation and the internationally renowned Anderson Center, which is just a few miles down the road from the Red Wing Arts Association. “This community cares,” he says simply. From his post as director of the Anderson Center, the largest artist community north of Chicago and a busy multi-disciplinary facility, Robert Hedin agrees about the importance of community and sees that as a cornerstone of his organization. “Most artist communities are monastic,” he says. “The Anderson Center takes ‘community’ very literally, with ongoing outreaches to the public.” In fact, among other community-outreach programs, the resident artists of this highly selective center are required Red Wing’s Anderson Center on an to spend some time in the autumn day. three-county area, doing everything from working with seniors to teaching art in juvenile detention centers. The cultural community in Red Wing is young, Hedin feels, but the commitment to the arts, and the arts reputation in Minnesota, is nothing short of stellar. By way of example, he points to recent renovations in Red Wing. “We’ve had three major restorations,” he explains. “The Tower View (Anderson Center), the Depot and the Sheldon Theater. Each

one of them has been by or through the arts. The arts saved these venerable old places.” He is concerned for the future and for future artists, and notes the damage done by this recent recession. “Ten thousand arts organizations closed their doors last year – quietly”, he says. “And the most affected, of course, is art education for children; budgets are being slashed in schools…it’s a tragic picture.” The economy is, of course, a silent partner in the health of these organizations, which often depend on a combination of grants and memberships to survive, and the art centers find themselves looking at ways to bring people into their towns to discover the beauty of this region, and the arts being produced here. Sandy Thompson is the development and marketing director of the Rochester Art Center, and from his glass-walled space overlooking lush city greenery, he speaks of working with the Mayo Clinic and the hotel industry to draw visitors to the area. “People who come to the clinic spend 78 percent of their time not in medical consultation. We found out that concierges were directing them to the Twin Cities for their free time.” Not any longer; working in conjunction with the Olmsted County Historical Society and the Quarry Hill Nature Center, the Roch(l to r): Sandy Thompson and ester Art Center is helping to assistant Kayla Benson of the Rochester Art Center. design ala carte tourist packages that showcase the region. The region’s art is very much a part of this package.

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‘We celebrate contemporary art,” he says. “There’s great stuff in this building. We’re re-focusing on the local artist.” He has a special interest in the emerging artists of the area, and talks about an exhibit opening presently, a five-year retrospective of 20 emerging artists. They have a curiosity about the world that Johnson finds exciting, a “fearlessness of experimentation. The retrospective will be really intriguing…(they’ll be) all together at once. That’s a firestorm of creative energy.” Ann Mosey is the executive director of the Northfield Arts Guild, and finds the energies of the emerging artists energizing as well. “We provide three prongs,” she says of the Guild’s service to the community.” We want to have value for the professional artist – services for him/her – we want to provide opportuniAnn Mosey of the ties for the emerging artist, and also for the Northfield Arts hobby artist.” She looks at the success of River Guild Walk Arts Quarter’s Market Fair as being a great partner, especially in serving the needs of the professional artist. “We don’t have to serve as everything for everybody,” she notes, and sees the Arts Guild as focusing more on the emerging professional artist. “We want to give them the help and the tools – ‘here’s your first show; go for it!’ ” She smiles. “We’re just beginning to tap into the younger artists. I’m curious to see what they’ll bring to us, and the stories they’ll tell.” For Ryan Heinritz, the executive director of the Paradise Center for the Arts, these artists

Ryan Heinritz of Paradise Center for the Arts

benefit directly from the knowledge and the skills that arts education gives younger children. “The continued success the role of arts education plays in our communities will keep the fire lit under our local and regional artists to continue their craft and produce astonishing work,” he explains. The Paradise Center is working hard to expand their classes, with a number of offerings to these youngest artists. It is said often that it takes a village to raise a child; the same can be said for raising the arts. What each of these directors note is the importance of community to these arts centers, and the great things that happen when artists and communities connect. And these connections are strengthening, promising the best in the days to come.

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Northfield Senior Center .......................................... 23 Northfield Urgent Care .......................inside front Pan Pan Cafe .......................................................... 28 Paper Petulum........................................................ 24 Porchlight Painters...................................................1 Prairie’s Edge Humane Society......................... 24 Present Perfect ....................................................... 52 Quarterback Club .................................................. 49 Ragstock................................................................... 45 The Rare Pair .......................................................... 11 Rice County Historical Society .............................7 Rueb ‘N’ Stein ......................................................... 20 Schmidt Homes Remodeling...................... 18, 54 Shanti Tattoo Studio ................................................6 Shattuck-St. Mary’s ................................................12 St. James Hotel....................................................... 35 Sisters Ugly .............................................................. 24 Studio Art Tour and Sale ..................................... 33 Sketchy Artist .......................................................... 31 Studio Elements ......................................................15 Tea Creations .......................................................... 21 Thorncrest Farm .................................................... 52 Three Links ...............................................................13 Welcome Services ....................................................7 The Kelby Woodard Campaign ................. insert

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The HideAway

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620 Water St. • www.butlerssteakandale. com 786-9797 – Mon-Fri 4-11pm, Sat/Sun 11am-11pm – Steaks, fish, chops and much more. Fine wines, signature cocktails, and Irish coffees. Happy hour 4-6pm Mon-Sat and after 9pm Fridays and Saturdays.

421 Division St. • 664-0400 Mon-Fri • 6am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-10pm – Cozy bistro atmosphere serving unique appetizers and sandwiches. Coffee drinks, wine and beer specialties.

116 3rd St. W. • 645-7886 • Mon-Sat • 6am9pm, Sun 10:30am-8pm – Family friendly dining in Northfield for 37 years. House specialties include broasted chicken, BBQ ribs and flame-broiled hamburgers.

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The Tavern of Northfield – 212 Division St.

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2018 Jefferson Rd. • 663-6060 • Mon-Fri 6am -8pm, Sat- Sun 7am-5pm – Voted Best Coffeehouse in southern Minnesota. Fresh daily roasted coffee. Wraps, soup, sandwiches, salads, desserts, ice cream and non-espresso drinks. Free wireless internet and business catering available.

663-0342 • www.tavernofnorthfield.com – Sun-Thu 6:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am11pm, lounge open daily 3pm-midnight. – Located in the historic Archer House since 1984, The Tavern hosts casual dining with a wide variety of homemade menu items and specials daily featuring fresh fish on Fridays and prime rib on Saturdays. The Tavern Lounge sports a deck overlooking the Cannon River, appetizers and a full bar with live music Thur-Sat.

27798 Chippendale Ave • 507/645-0676 – 111am (every day). Great burgers and pizza, with daily specials. Located at the corner of Hwy. 3 and Cty. Rd. 86. Private party room available. Chapati – 214 Division St. • 645-2462 (office

645-1665) www.chapati.us – Closed Mondays – Cuisine of India. Variety of curry and Tandoori entrees including a large selection of vegetarian items. Wine and beer. The Cheese Cave

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318 Central Ave., Suite 6, Faribault 507/334-3988 • www.cheesecave.net -Wed 10am-5:30pm, Thu-Sat 10am-8pm – A light menu of fresh salads and sandwiches, a couple gourmet pizzas and cheese plates to compliment whatever you are drinking. Wines, spirits and Summit beer on tap. Contented Cow – 302 Division St. S. www.contentedcow.com 3pm-close – British-style pub with authentic British specialties and a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches. Extensive patio overlooking the Cannon River. Great selection of imported and domestic draft beer and a full selection of wine and spirits. Fused

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October Gigs

J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘N’ Stein

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503 Division St. • www.ruebnstein.com 645-6691 • 11am-close – Great burgers and famous Ruebens. Casual relaxing atmosphere. Huge selection of imported and domestic beers, fine spirits and wines. Game room, happy hour 3:30-6pm, Karaoke on Fridays at 9pm Northfield Golf Club – 707 Prairie St. 645-4026 • Sun-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri/Sat 11am-9pm – Whether seated in the main dining room, bar, member’s lounge or on the patio, beautiful panoramic views of the golf course provide a charming atmosphere. Lunch and dinner menus with a variety of cuisine to savor under the direction of Chef Rafael Perez and his staff. Pan Pan

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303 Division St. • 786-9200 • Mon 7am-2pm, Tu-Th 7am-8pm, Fri/Sat 7am-11pm, Sun 9am-2pm – An international café with a Thai flare, offering omelets, breads and pastries, noodles and more.

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306 Division St. • 786-9500 – Sun-Mon 11am-8pm, Tue-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am8pm – With more than 50 flavors, bubble tea has brought a whole new meaning to the concept of drinking tea. Get in the new trend. Delicious, colorful and fun. Take a moment and savor the flavor. Kids friendly, vegan friendly, free wifi, sleek and relaxing atmosphere. Light menu of spring rolls. Willingers Bar & Restaurant – 6900 Canby Trail, Northfield • 952/652-2500, Sun-Thurs • 11am -9pm; Fri-Sat 11am-10pm – High above the course, with views of Willingers Golf Club’s fairways, greens, lakes, wetlands, ponds and trees, this venue offers dining with casual, upscale cuisine. Enjoy dinner or simply a beverage at the bar. Also available for wedding receptions, banquets, meetings or small gatherings.

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