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Voyageur Artists benefit from grant money

Lynn Anderson paints at a recent workshop hosted by the group Voyageur Artists. (Photo courtesy of Voyageur Artists)

The Voyageur Artists made hay with grant money last year and are ready for another year of outreach into the community.

The group from Two Harbors received a grant last summer with goals of providing a service to the community, having workshops that would be community inclusive, and thereafter, a community art exhibit of the pieces from the workshops.

The service project was a set of four children's workshops at the Art Center during fall train days. Seven members of Voyageur Artists led 12 children's art stations during the four October days.

Sue Pavlatos from Carlton offered a watercolor workshop in October. The second workshop in March was another watercolorist instructor from Cambridge, Cherene Bebeau. The third workshop was given by Voyageur Artists member Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens on using alkyd, a quick-drying oil base media.

Art pieces from these three workshops will be on exhibit at the Art Center beginning Saturday and through Heritage Days in early July. The Art Center will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 30.

"People who are not painting are not learning," said Joyce Gow, a Voyageur Artists member from Two Harbors.

The groups grant came from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature and with money from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Fund.