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Pekin, N.D., woman founded, built one of stat’s premiere rural arts program

January 4, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Retired arts council director Brenda Bjorlie worked hard to make rural Nelson County a star among North Dakota’s arts programs. Continue Reading

Nelson County Arts Council names Nelson as new director

September 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Nelson County Arts Council has appointed Stephanie Nelson of Lakota, N.D., as executive director of the organization that sponsors annual art shows and an art festival in Pekin, N.D., among other events. Continue Reading

Memorial day observances

May 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mekinock, N.D.: The Rev. Kirk Thorson will speak at the Memorial Day ceremony at 10:30 a.m. May 28 in Middle Grove Lutheran Church, rural Mekinock. A lunch will follow the graveside service. Info: (701) 343-6292. Continue Reading

Pekin’s student art show adds Valley-Edinburg students

April 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Nelson County Art Council Student Art Show this year will add artwork by eight-grade students from the Valley-Edinburg (N.D.) School District to its show running Monday through April 21 in Pekin, N.D. The Student Art Show will open in the Pekin City Auditorium on Monday and continue through April 21, open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. Continue Reading

Regional artists sell their work Sunday at fundraiser

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Area artists will sell their works Sunday in Pekin, N.D., at a fundraiser to benefit summer arts programs for youth. Continue Reading

Nelson County Arts Council to hold Winter Art Auction

March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Nelson County Arts Council Winter Art Auction, orginal work by area artists sold to benefit summer arts program for young people, will be March 18 at the Pekin Auditorium in Pekin, N.D. Continue Reading

‘The Great American Western,’ plus spaghetti

February 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Call it a spoof of “The Lone Ranger” or call it a politically incorrect production about the economy and the government “The Great American Western” is coming to the Pekin (N.D.) City Auditorium at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 and 3 p.m. Feb. 19. Continue Reading

THE LIST: ‘Icelandic Wearables’ … ‘Biutiful’ … ‘Handmade holidays’ … more

November 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Area arts and entertainment news. Continue Reading

Volunteer art supporters to be honored in Nelson County

September 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

John and Darlene Kelly of Pekin, N.D., will receive the Nelson County Arts Council 2011 Volunteer Art Supporter of the Year awards during an event at 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Pekin Community Center. Continue Reading