Entries by Wendy Placko

Variety Show to Benefit Guild

The Northfield Arts Guild is excited to present Vaudevesque, a variety show filled with well-polished acts, this September. The performances will be held on Friday, September 11, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 12, at 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Arts Guild.

Steering the Craft: An Update from the Executive Director

It’s been seven months since Executive Director Alyssa Herzog Melby began her work with the Northfield Arts Guild, so we interviewed her to see how things are going in the present and what she’s looking forward to in the future. We applaud her work thus far and look forward to helping further strengthen the Guild […]

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.

A Family of YPT Particpants

The Oberto girls thought every town had an Arts Guild and that everybody’s neighbor could act, draw or paint. That’s what their mother, Lori, says with a smile as she reminisces about the family’s long-standing ties to the Guild. “It wasn’t until they left for college and made new friends from other cities and states […]

Building the Guild: Myrna Johnson

“I think we were bored,” chuckles Myrna Johnson, when asked why she and a group of enthusiastic artists began the Northfield Arts Guild in 1959. “We were mostly housewives who didn’t have jobs,” she said. It is sometimes from humble beginnings that many flourishing arts organizations are founded, but Myrna was proud to say that in […]