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April 3, 2014

Briefs: Carnegie juried show; Waseca art classes; PHE profits for 410 Project

Submit art Saturday for Carnegie juried show

MANKATO — Submissions for the 2014 Carnegie Art Center Juried Exhibition can be dropped off 2-5 p.m. on Saturday at the gallery, 120 S. Broad St.

There is a $10 entry fee per submitted work and a maximum of three works per artist. The exhibition will run April 17 to May 24. Five $200 "awards of excellence" will be given to juror-selected works at the April 19 opening reception.

An entry form, guidelines and more information is available online at thecarnegiemankato.com or in person at the Carnegie. Call 507-625-2730 for more information.

The 2014 Carnegie Art Center Juried Exhibition is sponsored by Cambria. Award sponsors include Enventis, Eide Bailly, Hilltop Florist, Tailwind Group, and members of Minnesota State University art faculty.

First Thursday art classes in Waseca

WASECA -- The Waseca Arts Council will begin a new series of art classes that take place from 4:30-5:45 p.m. on the first Thursdays of the month at the Waseca Art Center. The first session will be held today.

The classes are for children from kindergarten to fourth grade. The students will create and take home a new project with each class.

The first class is "Optical Illusions." Other topics includes "Castle Creations," "Zentangle Art," "Textured Pumpkin Art" and more.

Classes are $10 per student per class. The charge will cover all materials for the project. Students may sign up for one class at a time or all of the classes right away.

To register or for more information, contact the art center at 835-1701.

Music festival nets $2K for 410 Project

MANKATO — The seventh annual Post-Holiday Extravaganza last weekend in Mankato raised more than $2,000 for the 410 Project art gallery.

The two-day festival of music and art was organized by the Midwest Art Catalyst, a Mankato-based nonprofit largely comprised of visual and performing artists that holds a few large events each year to fund art and music opportunities for area children.

In addition to an annual children's art show, the 410 Project also hosts regular children's art classes. For more information, visit: the410project.com/home.html.

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