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Unveiling of new fence murals in Dassel, Aug. 26

Unveiling of new fence murals in Dassel, Aug. 26

Eight new fence murals will be unveiled in Dassel, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2 p.m. at the Dassel History Center. There will be a short program, and refreshments will be served.

This is Phase II of a project that began with five murals painted by artists with Dassel connections and installed in 2010.

Artists of new murals include include Nate Haapala, St. Paul; Ken Hanson, Jr., Cloquet; Bill Monson, Minneapolis; Christine Bickmann, Cokato; Geoff Welles, Howard Lake, and Elisabeth (Wilde) Schmieg, Shara (Anderson) Marquez and Lonny Jensen, Dassel.

Three of the artists are graduates of Dassel High School: Haapala in 1968, Hanson in 1964, and Monson in 1966. Marquez and Schmieg are graduates of Dassel-Cokato High School in 2001 and 1997 respectively. Bickmann and Welles both teach art in the

DC schools, and Jensen is a Dassel resident.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council (SMAHC) and is funded, in part, by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.