ArtSoup

  Elk River’s annual (formerly bi-annual) ArtSoup festival was held last Saturday interrupted by one big downpour around noon and intermittent showers later. Patrons of all ages seemed to be having a pretty good time in between enjoying food, music and art. ArtSoup is a celebration of local artists, craftsmen and musicians. It features a [...]

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  Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s annual ArtSoup Juried Art Show is on display at the gallery through June 22. This show, which opened May 22, represents some of the outstanding talent in the area in oils, watercolors, photography, glass and fiber, and many of the pieces are for sale. The prize winners will be [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Sue Seeger was one of two women in the welding class at Anoka-Hennepin Technical College. This was the 1990s. She had left a job in business, she was over 30, and she was a student again. “My original idea was more businessy,” said Seeger. “I thought, well, I’ll learn how [...]

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A History Day event will be held in Elk River in conjunction with the ArtSoup festival on Saturday, June 15. Events include: •10 a.m. to noon: An old town ball game at Handke Stadium, 1170 Main St. •1 p.m.: A fashion show by the Living History Society in downtown Elk River. •2 p.m.: Best historic [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Jan Oxendale’s rendition of a creek in late winter earned Best of Show at the 2012 ArtSoup juried competition last Saturday. Oxendale, a substitute teacher and professional artist, won with her oil painting “Sand Creek After the Snow,” a scene she spotted near her home in Coon Rapids. “I [...]

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