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Carleton College presents renowned author and environmentalist, Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez

Carleton College is pleased to present renowned author and environmentalist Barry Lopez on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium. Lopez will present a talk entitled “The Writer and Social Responsibility,” followed by a short Q & A session and a book signing.

Barry Holstun Lopez is an American author, essayist, and fiction writer whose work is known for its humanitarian and environmental concerns. Described as “the nation’s premier nature writer” by the San Francisco Chronicle, his non-fiction work examines the relationship between human culture and the physical landscape, while his fiction addresses issues of intimacy, ethics and identity. His 1986 classic, Arctic Dreams, received the National Book Award. Among his other nonfiction books are About This Life, and Of Wolves and Men, which was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the author of several award-winning works of fiction. More at www.barrylopez.com.


Carleton’s Latino American Heritage Convocation reflects on Columbian and Cuban influences in an exploration of family, language and identity

Daisy Hernández

Author and columnist Daisy Hernández will present Carleton College’s Latino American Heritage Convocation on Friday, Oct. 3 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled "Feminism, Sofia Vergara, and Writing about Familia: A Talk on Media Representations,” Hernández will reflect on her Columbian and Cuban heritage in an exploration of family, language and identity. Carleton Convocations are free and open to the public; they are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.


Arts and Culture Commission Seeks Nominees for 2015 Living Treasures Award

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Philip Spensley, on behalf of the Arts and Culture Commission. invites Northfielders to submit the name of anyone whom they feel is worthy of being considered a Northfield Living Treasure.

The award honors an individual who has, over a period of time, made significant contributions to Northfield in, through, or on behalf of the arts and culture, so as to enhance the reputation of the city and the quality of life of its citizens.

Nominees may be either a practitioner in one or more of the arts, or an arts or cultural leader, supporter, or advocate.  The award is one of recognition and has no financial value.

Criteria for nomination are adapted from the United Nations guidelines to countries, states, and cities who also offer such awards:


Poets to Read at Henricksen Exhibit at Northfield Arts Guild

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On Friday, October 3, 7 p.m., PENCHANT (Northfield Women Poets) will appear with Stephanie Henrickson in the Northfield Arts Guild Gallery to celebrate Henricksen as an artist and an activist.  Join us for "Poems at an Exhibition."  Poems celebrating women, the land, everyday events.  Particiating poets:  Karen Herseth Wee, Riki Kolbl Nelson, Mary Moore Easter, and Jane Taylor McDonnell.

Bring some friends to share art seen and heard.

 

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Northfield Shares Grant Application Deadline Approaching!

Nonprofit organizations seeking grant funding from Northfield Shares in 2015 are encouraged to submit their applications soon. The deadline to apply is October 1. Formed as a result of the merging of 5th Bridge and Northfield Area Foundation, Northfield Shares disbursed over $38,000 in grants in its 2014 cycle.


Cemetery Stories Cancelled for This Year

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Northfield Historical Society Hayes Scriven announces that the board of directors has decided not to schedule Cemetery Stories this year.  This is partly due to the timing of the October full moon, Scriven says. A shortened period reduces time for preparing for the event. Also, there appears to be a shrinking volunteer base for planning and executing the event.

“We love the way our Cemetery Stories program presents history to people of all ages and we want to provide a quality experience for all involved.” This will not be possible this year according to Scriven.

Scriven says he wants to review the program, looking for ways to enhance the presentation. “When the event happens next year, it will be a better and different experience that will expose history to a wide variety of people."

To watch videos from previous Cemetery Stories:

http://www.northfieldhistory.org/posts/popular-cemetery-stories-program-pushes-reset-button/


Banjo Pickin' Helen Forsythe and One-Man Circus David Walbridge at Riverwalk Market Fair Saturday

Magician, juggler, and comedian David Walbridge.

Banjo pickin’ Northfield folk phenomenon Helen Forsythe will gather some of her friends at Riverwalk Market Fair this Saturday from 9 to noon to play folk music with a contemporary flair.  Helen, a recent graduate of Northfield High School, has opened for Martha Scanlan at the Northfield Arts Guild and performed at the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival.  

Kids Activity at Saturday’s Riverwalk will be hosted by the Friends of the Northield Library.  David Walbridge, a one-man-circus of comedy, magic, juggling, modern vaudeville will perform at 11 am.  Be sure to catch this great family show. 


Carleton’s Weitz Center for Creativity hosts National Theatre Live Screening of “MEDEA”

National Theatre Live's production of MEDEA

Carleton College is pleased to present a public screening of the National Theatre Live’s production of MEDEA on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. This event is free and open to the public; no reservations are necessary.

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) plays the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, MEDEA, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell, with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.


The Amish in America

David Sudermann will give a talk on the “Amish in America” at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday Sept. 25 at 7 PM.  Mr. Sudermann will review the history and growth of the Old Order Amish and give some insight into settlements in Minnesota and Wisconsin. This program is part of the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium Invitational Talks.  David grew up in an Amish community in Goshen, Indiana and has a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in German literature and history.  The program is free and open to the public.  For more information call the library at 507-645-6606.

 




Award-winning Poet and Musician Stephen Kampa ’05 to Appear at Carleton College

Award-winning poet and musician Stephen Kampa, a member of the Carleton Class of 2005, will appear at the College on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Kampa will read from and sign copies of his poetry collections, which will be available for purchase at the event.


Area Film Aficionados: Mark Your Calendars! Carleton to host weekly International Film Forum

Carleton College is pleased to host a weekly International Film Forum, with screenings held Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, the series premieres September 22 and screenings are free and open to the public.


Watercolor Artist Cathy Miller at Riverwalk on Saturday September 13

Kathy Miller at Riverwalk Market Fair

Watercolor Artist Kathy Miller Returns to Riverwalk

Award winning watercolor artist Kathy Miller returns to Riverwalk Market Fair for three Saturdays, September 13, 20, and 27.  One of Riverwalk Market Fair’s most popular artists, Kathy creates floral and landscape watercolor paintings and limited edition prints.  Kathy’s “White Peonies” won the prestigious “Best of Show” award at the Minnesota Watercolor Society’s 2013 Juried Spring Show.  Kathy’s “Tomatoes” is the featured art on Riverwalk Market Fair’s 2014 poster.  A former teacher, and always and passionate artist, Kathy fell in love with watercolor as she neared retirement.  A watercolor workshop in Giverny, France, site of Claude Monet’s garden, provided Kathy with greater insight, visual perception, and emotional sensitivity in her work.  Kathy says, “Being there were Claude Monet painted and experiencing the light as he did has had a profound effect on me.  I am certain it will forever alter how I see and paint the world around me.”  


New Carleton Art Exhibits Address Climate Change Through Photography and New Media

Christina Seely MUTO, Defluo Animalis Diptych 2012, Archival inkjet print

Two new art exhibits in the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum will address the impact of climate change through photography and other new media. Featuring the work of two Carleton alumni, Christina Seely ’98 and Ken Tape ’99, both exhibits explore time, space, and evidence of climate change in the Arctic landscape.

The public is invited to celebrate the fall exhibitions on Friday, September 19 with an opening reception from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity. The event begins with a lecture by Tape entitled “A Century of Warming and Change in the Arctic” at 7 p.m. in Room 326 of the Weitz Center, followed by light refreshments and a celebration of the fall exhibition in the Perlman Teaching Museum from 8 to 9:30 p.m.


Forum on Community Events

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The NDDC and Arts & Culture Commission are sponsoring a forum on community events Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00 am inthe Archer House Riverview Conference Room.  

The panel of local events organizer, Paul Niemisto (Vintage Band Festival), Ann Mosey (Cannon River Roots Festival), and Hayes Scriven (DJJD and Outlaw Run) will present their experience as well as helping facilitate discussion about the impact of events on the community, the challenges and costs of presenting events, and considering how to make it easier to stage great events in Northfield.  


Author Michael Perry will be speaking at the library tonight (9/9) at 6:30!

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Meet author Michael Perry who will be talking about his new young adult novel “The Scavengers”.  Co-sponsored by Monkey See, Monkey Read!

6:30-8 pm in the library's meeting room Northfield Public Library 210 Washington St. 507-645-6606  No charge!


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