Northwest Minnesota Arts Council sponsors Traveling Art Exhibit for area communities

After a break last year due to the pandemic, the annual traveling exhibit will be displayed in public libraries in the region

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After a year's hiatus due to the pandemic, the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is again sponsoring its annual Traveling Art Exhibit, featuring 15 artworks by adult and student artists selected from the annual juried exhibit. The Traveling Art Exhibit is on display at the Fertile Public Library, shown here, and is scheduled to be at public libraries in several communities throughout the area in the coming months. (Submitted photo)

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is sponsoring the Traveling Art Exhibit, featuring 15 entries selected from its annual juried exhibit.

The exhibit, including artwork by adult and student artists, is on display through Dec. 16 at the Fertile (Minn.) Public Library and will be displayed in the following northwestern Minnesota communities in the coming months: Thief River Falls Public Library, Dec. 16-Jan. 12; Fosston Public Library, Jan. 12-Feb. 16; and Crookston Public Library, Feb. 16-March 16.

It will be on display at the Red Lake Falls Public Library beginning March 16, but the exact closing date in April is not yet determined.

The artists and artworks featured in the exhibit are: Aubree Bonham, Fertile, “No Evil,” a mixed media piece; Riley Moland, Fertile, “Unique Askew,” acrylic; Heidi Danos, Fosston, “Never Apologize,” mixed media; Peggy Branden, Lake Bronson, “Emerging,” mixed media; Glen Heppner, Warroad, “Pelican,” oil painting; Lucille Nelson, Argyle, “Lending a Hand,” drawing; Bert Foster, Thief River Falls, “Old Man Resting,” photograph; Christine Foster, Thief River Falls, “Bridge to the Past,” oil painting; Brennan Collins, Greenbush, “Lake Lounging,” print;

Phyllis Kalliokoski, East Grand Forks, “Amalfi Coast,” watercolor painting; Dara Maunu, Warroad, “Whimsical Walks 1,” acrylic painting; Cindy Kolling, Gully, “Snapping Turtle Laying Eggs,” drawing; James Johanneck, Red Lake Falls, “Buckthorn Root Ball Vase,” wood sculpture; Eskyla Manriquez, Ada, “Air Jordan 1 Chicago Black Toe,” sculpture; and Trinity Walseth, Goodridge, “Titles of Trinity,” print.


Bonham, Moland, Collins, Manriquez and Walseth are students.

Start and end dates at all the libraries may change due to weather, venue hours and other circumstances that may prohibit travel. It is recommended that visitors check with the specific library they are planning to visit regarding its hours of operation, especially if arriving in large groups.

The Traveling Art Exhibit, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic, has been displayed earlier this fall at public libraries in Hallock, Ada and East Grand Forks.

For more information about the traveling exhibit and the council’s other exhibits, visit ; call the office at 218-745-8886; or contact Trey Everett at or .

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Artworks by regional adult and student artists are featured in a Traveling Art Exhibit that is being displayed in public libraries in northwestern Minnesota, including this one in Fertile. (Submitted photo)

Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at or (701) 780-1107.
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