The closing reception will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. There will be a gallery talk featuring the artists at 4 p.m. Admission to the closing reception is free to the public.
The Stearns History Museum is proud to host a traveling art exhibition by several prestigious South Dakota artists. The artist collective known as “Blood Run Artworks of the Big Sioux” consists of the collaborative work of noted South Dakota artists Jerry Fogg, Ihanktonwan Nakota Oyate mixed-media artist; Chad Nelson, printmaker and art educator; Angela Behrends, mixed-media sculptor, installation artist, and arts educator; impressionist oil painter Nancyjane Huehl; and Chris Francis, who works with a mixed-media appreciation, constantly skirting a line between painting and assemblage, with an emphasis on exploring mechanical elements.
The traveling art exhibition will be at the Stearns History Museum for three months. The majority of the exhibit features unique collaborative pieces that all five artists completed together. In addition, each artist contributed several individual original works. All of the art on display is also for sale.
More information about the Blood Run Artworks Collective can be found at www.facebook.com/bloodrunartworks.
The Watkins Fire Department hosted another Kraut N Wurst festival in Watkins this past weekend, Aug. 1-2.
Beautiful, hot days with occasional sprinkles of rain made for a perfect setting for this summer festival that’s all about community. From the coronation of Little Miss Watkins Friday evening through the “Maiden Dixie” concert Saturday night, hundreds participated in the festivities. Dozens of volunteers and sponsors helped to make it all possible. View hundreds more photos in the photo gallery at www.tricountynews.mn. Staff photos by Anton Matua and Jean Doran Matua.
The Fairhaven Lions will have their annual Corn in the Park event Wednesday, Aug. 20.
The Kimball Lions plan an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Willow Creek Shelter. Time is 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
Join us at the Stearns History Museum at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, for the August Breakfast Club. This will be a special Breakfast Club, outdoors under a tent on the plaza at the Museum. Local historian Bill Morgan will be sharing the military stories of his ancestors through several different wars.
Bill’s presentation traces events surrounding the war experiences of members of his family who fought in America’s wars - the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. His grandfather was wounded during the Civil War; his great-grandfather died at Bull Run; and a great-uncle helped turn the tide during the third day at Gettysburg. Later stories have to do with a cousin who died on Iwo Jima and the death of his nephew in Vietnam.
Free for members, $7 for non-members; 235 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud; www.stearns-museum.org/breakfast-club.