Sunday, October 9, 2011
Open House draws artists, artists draw goats, as BLCA competes for preservation grant money.
The Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, is holding an open house Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9, from noon to 4 p.m. The public is invited to participate in hands-on activities such as drawing, painting or making a corn husk doll. There are period re-enactors to explain some of the history of the location, which has been an inn, tavern, post office and dairy farm during its long life. The organization, housed in an historic 1847 building, is dedicated to encouraging established artists and developing new ones by providing classes and other opportunities for creative expression to persons of all skill levels in a variety of media. A new exhibit of the center's members' art opened Oct. 7 and will be displayed …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Plein-air painting exhibit continues through Aug. 11.
You have a few more weeks to catch The Mississippi Project exhibit at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts. The exhibit features river scenes, most of them familiar or nearby, and continues through Aug. 13.
Friday, July 8, 2011
You don't have to leave Fridley to enjoy these five great events.
Here are five things to do around town this weekend. Check the Fridley Patch events listings for more. When: Friday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Springbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Ave. NE, Fridley Why Go: See the kid-friendly flick The Missing Lynx in air-conditioned comfort. Price: Free Banfill-Locke Reading Series When: Friday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. Where: Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 E River Rd., Fridley Why Go: Hear local writers Coppoc and Peter Stein read from their work. Price: Free Butterfly Survey When: Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, or 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Springbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Ave. NE, Fridley Why Go: Use nets and field guides to ID as many species of butterflies as you can. Price: Free but …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Spring Lake Park's Tower Days begin Thursday with a parade.
Thursday: the one day Fridley Patch loves telling you what to do. Spring Lake Park Tower Days When: Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12 Where: Lakeside Lions Park (Pleasant View Drive NE and 79th Ave NE) Why Go: Enjoy a weekend filled with street dances, carnival games, fireworks and more. Parade is Thursday, 7 p.m., beginning at 81st and Able streets, north on Able to 84th, west on 84th to Monroe, south on Monroe to 79th, and east on 79th to Able Street Price: Most activities are free with the purchase of a $3 Tower Days Participation Button Banfill-Locke Reading Series When: Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Why Go: Hear from authors Catherine Holm of “My Heart is Mountain: Tales of Magic and the…
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The show focuses on a sense of place, from five points of view.
Where Rice Creek meets the Mississippi River, an art exhibit called Geographies opens Saturday at 10 a.m. at Fridley's Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, with a reception from 5–8 p.m. The confluence of Fridley's two major waterways is the setting for artist-in-residence Curt Lund's exploration of the sense of place through art. Geographies combines the results of Lund's 18-month residency—including screenprints of Las Vegas streetscape scenes—with work by four other artists who Lund invited to participate: Pritika Chowdhry, Andrew Huot, Marnie Karger and Ginny Maki. One of the highlights is Lund's mosaic map of the United States, made from shards of collectible plates honoring individual states. Lund had to smash 49 state plates he said …