Beautiful Bronze Bequest

The Owatonna Arts Center is the beneficiary of a collection of works of bronze by James Idstrom. Here is a sampling of what was on display at the official dedication of this outstanding bequest. Idstrom served most of his career as a wildlife biologist for the Minnesota Department of Resources in the Owatonna area. According…

Improving the Neighborhood

Two years ago we came home to a note on our door that told us a company was coming soon to tear up our yard to make our home more valuable. You read that right. As the note explained, they were going to install underground fiber optic cable in our neighborhood so that we would…

Jupiter, Ah, Jupiter

Just in time for late spring, early summer Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, brightens in the night sky. With a good pair of binoculars or a small telescope one can see not only this beautiful planet but also four of its numerous moons. The four easily-visible moons of Jupiter are called Galilean…

Healing Arts, Spring/Summer Edition

The spring/summer, 2019 edition of the Healing Arts program at the Owatonna Hospital is worth a visit even if you are not there as a patient or to visit someone. The ER area always features 3D works of art. This time around it is ceramic works by Jerry Deuschle. It took me a while for…