Tonight (Thursday October 16th) at 5:30 p.m., in the new “Sesquicentennial Legacy Plaza”, the culmination of years of collaborative efforts will be recognized. Ray Jacobson’s “Harvest” sculpture , commemorating Northfield’s economic roots in milling, will be dedicated in a ceremony held in the recently reworked public plaza across from the historic downtown post office. Pictured at left is Ray with the model at the NDDC’s ArtSwirl’07 Downtown Forum.
Also tonight is the popular ChARTdonnay Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. at ArtOnWater Gallery, just down the river from Ray’s sculpture at 217 South Water Street; take a peek at the new show “A Favorite Cup“. Up on the western hill, Susan B. Woods gives a dance performance, Cocoon, at Dittmann Center, 7 p.m., at the Wagner/Bungaard Studio One on the St. Olaf campus, Scandium, Nordic Folk with a twist, performs, 8 p.m. at the Contented Cow (302B Division Street), and Mark Mraz is at the Tavern Lounge, riverside of the Archer House, 212 Division Street.
Friday (October 17th), it’s the Opening Reception for “Pulled from the Earth“, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Street, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 7:30 p.m., at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 West Third Street, the Aquila Theater Company’s The Iliad, 7:30 p.m., in the Concert Hall at Carleton College (up on the eastern hill), the fifth annual Japanese Animation Festival, 7:30 p.m., Room 104 of Boliou Hall also on the Carleton Campus, Tom Franek at The Contented Cow, and Lonesome Dan Kase at The Tavern Lounge.
Then Saturday (October 18th), it’s the Opening Reception for the black-and-white photography of Robert McCall at Grezzo Gallery, 16 Bridge Square, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 7:30 p.m. at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, Bonnie and the Clydes at The Contented Cow, and Anthony Newes at The Tavern Lounge.