The Free Press, Mankato, MN


February 13, 2014

Briefs: 410 Project juried exhibit and printmaking classes; Poetry and music at Waseca Arts Center

410 Project: Juried exhibit opens, printmaking classes

MANKATO — Approximately 70 works of art are included in this year's edition of the 410 Project art gallery's annual juried exhibition.

The exhibit opens with a reception and award ceremony from 7-9 p.m. on Friday at the gallery, 523 S. Front St. Works remain on display through March 2.

■ The 410's Black Water Press is also hosting several February classes, including:

Saturday: Kids class (self portraits), noon to 2 p.m., $5 per child;

Feb. 20: Artist talk with Brian Frink, answering common questions about being an artist, 7-8 p.m., free;

Feb. 27–March 6: Adult printmaking class (collagraph), $5 per student, contact gallery at for more info on signing up.

■ The 410 Project and Black Water Press have also successfully completed a Kickstarter fundraiser, raising more than $2,400 on the popular crowd-sourcing website as of Monday.

Though the fundraiser closes on Sunday, organizers said donations in excess of the $2,000 goal will be applied to the same goal: purchase supplies and equipment, bring in new artists and provide a professional gallery space.

For more information, search for "410 project" on


Love, poetry and music at Waseca Arts Center

WASECA — The Waseca Arts Council is hosting an evening of poetry and music on Friday to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Poets Sue Chambers and Derek Liebertz will perform original love poems as well as poems by famous and not-so famous poets — from ancient Maori chants to works by Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield. Music will be provided by Dr. JP Flood on acoustic guitar.

Doors open at 6:30 and entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. Only 100 tickets will be sold for $12 apiece. Price of the ticket also includes refreshments. The concert will be held in the Waseca Art Center's Kent & Diane Schultz Auditorium, which is not handicapped accessible.

To reserve tickets, call the art center at 507-835-1701 or email

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