Energy Increases in Our Art Town

OccasionalJazz.jpgWriting up a post on the art and culture activities this weekend makes it clear that the colleges are back in session. There’s a whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on.

There’s much buzz about the show at The Flaten Art Museum on the St. Olaf campus. It’s called “Science, Art and the Imagination“, featuring book art by Daniel Kelm, photography by Amanda Means, painting by Merrill Steiger and video by Susan Woods. The opening begins at 5 p.m. tonight (Friday, September 12th) with a talk by Merrill Steiger. The Northfield Arts Guild also has an opening tonight, 7:00 p.m. It’s for the show “Wind Water and Light, featuring photographs by Megan Longtine-Jones and paintings by Joonja Lee Mornes.

My personal favorite, Occasional Jazz, is playing at The Contented Cow, 5:30 p.m. Monroe Crossing is playing at The Grand Event Center, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Lynn Trapp is giving an organ recital in Boe Chapel on the St. Olaf campus, 7:00 p.m. James Curry is at the Contented Cow, 8 p.m., and Joey Heinz is at the Tavern Lounge.

On Saturday, ArtOnWater Gallery has an opening for the show “Impressions”, 3 to 8 p.m. It features the work of Mark Daehlin and Ingrid Bjerstedt Rogers.

The Urban Hillbilly Quartet is playing at The Contented Cow, 8:30 p.m., and John Manners is at The Tavern Lounge.

Sunday, there are Songs for September: Music of Justin Merritt, in the Christiansen Hall of Music on the St. Olaf Campus, 3:15 p.m., featuring Chai-Wei Li, Kathryn Ananda-Owens, Andrea Een, Elinor Niemisto and Jun Gian. Finally, for those who enjoy the art of discussion, there’s Politics and a Pint at The Contented Cow, 6 p.m.