2018, South Central Minnesota Studio Art Tour

Artist take a variety of approaches to displaying their creations at the annual South Central Minnesota Studio Art Tour. Some find a corner of an art gallery, some open their home-based studios for people to come and view their work and some throw a party compete with live music, a food truck and free beer.…

Mentoring in Memory Of

Located on the main level of Faribault’s Paradise Center for the Arts is the Corey Ann Creger Memorial Gallery. This gallery was established in April, 2011 in memory of Corey Lyn Creger, a Faribault High School class of 2007 graduate and freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Corey was killed when the small plane she…

At the Weavers Guild of Minnesota Show in Faribault

Faribault’s Paradise Center for the Arts was chosen as the location for the “Skilled Hands” exhibition of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota. Here are the handwoven treasures that I found at this remarkable show.   Marie Westerman’s “Moon Dance.”   Judy Goebel’s “Purple and Green Shawl.”   Anne Burgeson’s “October 10.”   Ann Masemore’s “Harriet…

The Wonders of Wool

The current show at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault consists of works that all incorporate products from the legendary Faribault Woolen Mill. Here is a sample of what we saw. This work is entitled Rest by Dorothy DeJong. Details of Rest. Starry Night at the Mill by Barb Foss. Starry Night at the Mill…

Always Patsy Cline

The Merlin Players kicked off their 20th season at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault, MN,  on September 12 with a production of Always Patsy Cline. This play is based on the real-life relationship between Country music legend Miss Patsy Cline and Louise Seeger, one of her biggest fans. Miss Cline was one of the…