Summer Line-up at the Nemeth Art Center Park Rapids Announced

There’s a lot to experience this summer at the Nemeth Art Center, 301 Court Avenue, in Park Rapids, Minnesota.  Stop by 10:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays to see the exhibits, and encourage your teen to sign up for the 6 week “Teen Writing Group.”

“Fresh Take”

May 31st – June 25th         Reception June 11th  2-4pm

This exhibit features two very talented local artists.

Nate Luetgers‘ works are a delicious feast for the eyes.  He works in several mediums including pencil, acrylic, airbrush and oil.  “The rich history and elegance of the southern life…” has inspired much of his work.

Sam Ekren‘s work in photography and video intrigues the mind and soul.  “Capturing images through a lens, of any kind, is a way for me to focus on my intention of combining imagination with the real world.”       

Workshop “Teen Writing Group” this summer at the Nemeth Art Center 

A writing group just for teens will be meeting for 6 weeks through the summer beginning Monday , June 13, 2011 10:00am-Noon.  Learn writing tips and ideas.  Share your poems, stories and essays. Learn the fine art of giving helpful feedback.  Group size is limited.  Open to ages 14-18.  Cost is $60 for the entire 6 weeks.  Scholarships are available through the generous support of the Friends of the Library.  Interested writers should contact Cindie Ekren:  218.652.4257 or Kelly Grossman:

“The Great Carving Exhibition”

 June 28th – July 30th                    Reception TBA

A wonderful exhibit featuring Paul Albright and The Loon Country Carvers.  Their works are stunning, and seem to defy the medium from which they emerge.   

“Quilts in the Pines”

August 2nd – August 25th

 An outdoor exhibition and reception will be held in the courtyard on August 6th, with a rain date of August 13th       2-4pm

This will be the 4th Biannual Crazy Quilters Exhibit.  Their beautiful works will be on display in the Great Gallery as well as the four smaller galleries.

 1st Annual Member’s Show

 August 25th – September 29th                 

Opening Reception August 25th, 7:00 – 10:00pm

The Good Life Cafe in downtown Park Rapids is graciously hosting the reception and the exhibit.  Not only do they have beautiful space for exhibiting, but their hors d’oeuvres and beverages are fabulous!

The Member’s Show is open to any member of the art center who has personally created works (amateurs and professionals are encouraged to participate) or works they would like to share from their acquired art collections.  Deadline for entry is August 6th.
This is a fund-raising event for the Nemeth Art Center, which is member supported.  A portion of ticket sales from the reception will go to the art center as well as 20% of art sales.

“For Art Thou the Key”

August 30th– September 29th                Reception TBA

Featuring a unique collection of 2D artwork created by Melanie Joy Bacon.

“The Nigerian Exhibit”

August 30th– September 29th        

A Nigerian Tea Service time and date TBA. 

The entire collection will be brought out in all its glory!   

These activities are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.  They are also made possible through the generous donations of our members.  Visit the Nemeth Art Center at