Owatonna Minnesota Art
Pastimes, Treasury and Seasonal Arts and Crafts is a show that draws artists, crafts and the public to three days of fine art demonstrations from across central and southern Minnesota. The exhibition is selected by the OAC and hospital staff and rotates throughout the year, giving many regional artists the opportunity to participate. This is the third year of the exhibition and the second year for the exhibition at the University of Minnesota - St. Paul.
The OAC is open to artists of all shapes and sizes from across Minnesota, providing artists and media with opportunities to reach out and create art that supports patients "mental and emotional recovery and provides health information. The Oac participates in programs and sponsors the Festival of Arts to keep artists in touch with the general public and to facilitate exhibitions and purchases. In addition, the Art Center offers free artist workshops to encourage new artists to participate in the events. Support for the Arts and Arts Education Programs at the University of Minnesota - St. Paul and other hospitals throughout the state and In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota State University - Duluth's Center for Mental Health Services - they offer free artist runs and workshops.
Exhibits by local and regional artists who speak of the nature and spirit of healing in the form of artworks, sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints and other media.
When I looked through the exhibits, I walked through the dining room of the former school, which is now used as a venue for weddings, receptions, concerts and much more. I stopped to listen to the story of an aunt who lived here and spoke with a bitterness that surprised me, as many of these children called this school at home. But despite their weaknesses, the school offered them the opportunity to remain in an abusive and neglected home environment that I cannot even fathom in today's world, let alone in the world of art.
The Healing Arts Program (HAP) is one of the most successful arts programs in the state of Minnesota and is funded by the Owatonna Foundation. A good example is the $1.5 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Health. This grant has improved the facilities of the school, such as the transformation of the make-up and changing rooms. It was also ensured that the auditorium complied with ADA requirements, with hearing aids and seating suitable for the disabled.
The improved facilities have created a more comfortable and comfortable environment for students, faculty, staff and students of all ages. It is estimated that the Cultural Centre has enriched the lives of more than 1,000 students and their families. In its 35 years of existence, OAC has had the privilege of having several renowned artists guided through its studios, whose talents have been lent by young inspired students or experienced teachers. The OwatonnaArts Center is known for its innovative ideas that connect artists with new creative possibilities.
Originally built as a state school for dependent and neglected children, it uses the building's original brick and concrete walls and floor plan. The Owatonna Arts Center is a welcoming place to enjoy galleries, exhibitions and music performances, attend classes and host events. This attracts residents and visitors to downtown Ow atonna in the summer and tourists to the city in the winter months.
Northfield artists have assembled some of the best and most unique pieces from the Owatonna Arts Center collection. The complex is located exactly on the site where a bandstand stood at the end of the 19th century. A significant improvement over the original tape stand is the addition of a large horizontal stage that extends over the length of the building (see photo).
It was later photographed as part of a series of exhibitions in the late 1960s and early 1970s, according to the Owatonna Arts Center website.
The Owatonna Foundation has provided substantial financial support to the Arts Center since its inception, according to its website. The LTO used Foundatoin grants to upholster the audience seats, and the rest of the money was raised through donations from members and local businesses.
The Performing Arts Hall is considered the living room of Owatonna and hosts numerous public and private events at the Arts Center. The LTO has over 900 members and the grants from the Owlona Foundation have improved the overall theatre experience for the members of the community who come to enjoy the plays. According to its website, the Owatonna Foundation has ensured that the cultural center has facilities that give our community access to a state-of-the-art art facility that showcases local artists and hosts concerts and other events for local and regional artists. The Ow atonna Arts Center is a performance and multidisciplinary, educational experience that includes a variety of performances, lectures, workshops and educational programs for students, faculty, staff and community members.