Homegrown theater hero: Doug Scholz-Carlson

Doug Scholz-Carlson may be said to be an organically-grown force in the Southern Minnesota world of theater. He was a little sprout of six when his dad came to the Economics Department of St. Olaf. By middle school Doug was involved in his first show. Today Doug is the artistic director of the Great River […]

Remembering Her YPTW Roots: Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri

Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri has a dream job. That’s because she is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Greenhouse Theatre Project, which just wrapped up its fourth season. As she looks back at the life experiences that led her to this success, there is no doubt that the Young People’s Theater Workshop (YPTW), played a role.

Reflections from the Rural Arts & Culture Summit

I had the great pleasure to attend the Rural Arts and Culture Summit this past week at my alma mater, the University of MN, Morris (Go Cougars!). The Summit, hosted by Springboard for the Arts, the Center for Small Towns, and the Forum of Regional Arts Councils, provides a place for rural folk–artists, administrators, economic […]

NAG receives grant from SEMAC for ADA retrospective

Last week, the Northfield Arts Guild received a $10,000 from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) for a project entitled “Artists Disabling Assumptions” during October 2015. The project seeks to reflect upon the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the effects that it has had on people with disabilities. […]