The Free Press, Mankato, MN


July 18, 2013

Final drop-off for 410's junior exhibit

MANKATO — The final submission deadline for the 410 Project art gallery’s exhibit for junior artists is today.

Submissions will be accepted from artists under 18 years old from 3-7 p.m. today at the gallery, 523 S. Front St. Donations are accepted as an entry fee.

The opening reception for the exhibit will be held 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the gallery. The exhibit is on display beginning Friday through Aug. 4.

Decorative papers art class at Carnegie

MANKATO -- The Carnegie Art Center is hosting a decorative papermaking class 1-4 p.m. on Friday.

Jill Stoffregen will lead the class, which will walk participants through a variety of work stations and tools that can be easily replicated at home with common everyday materials. Wallpaper paste, acrylic paints, stamp pads, and a wide variety of handmade tools will inspire you to create your own papers for use in book making, greeting cards, wrapping paper to scrap booking.

Cost is $25 for members and $45 for non-members. Fee provides instruction, materials and tools. The class is intended for adults only. Class size limited. Call 625-2730 or stop by the art center to register at 120 S. Broad St.

Landlocked and MWAC generate donations, buzz

MANKATO -- The Midwest Art Catalyst has donated $2,000 to the Kids Making Music program in Mankato.

Proceeds came from MWAC’s Post-Holiday Extravaganza event held in April. Kids Making Music refurbishes used band instruments for area students.

In addition, Landlocked Magazine -- proceeds from which also go toward MWAC, which in turn provides funding for arts and music programs for Mankato students -- generated a national buzz with its June issue. The issue features the art of Aaron Horkey, an area artist whose highly ornate works are steeped in visceral imagery and counter-culture nomenclature, and who has developed a wide and rabid fan base. Interviews with Horkey are extremely rare and the issue included an in-depth question-and-answer as well as a reproduction of his work on the cover.

Landlocked and MWAC received requests for the issue from around the country and have nearly exhausted the printed supply.

To read the issue, like Landlocked’s Facebook page at

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