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Cartographics and quilts: Shelley Cords-Swanson’s unique art is on display October-December

September 29, 2017
Photo of an art quilt with blue background

When Shelley Cords-Swanson was engaged to be married, she thought she should get a sewing machine and learn how to use it to hem pants, patch garments and other such duties. “I got the idea one day to see if I could make a quilt,” the Odin, MN, resident said. So she ...

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Crayfish, shells and driftwood become beautiful in Mary Jo Daniels’ hands

June 23, 2017
Photo of a crayfish framed

It’s not often that you see a crayfish pictured in a work of art, let alone an actual crayfish shell. Yet, Mary Jo Daniels makes it beautiful. The Spirit Lake artist is a master at taking simple objects from nature and turning them into something creative and intriguing. See her mixed media art ...

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Color In Nature art exhibit opens in April

March 30, 2017
Photo of a heron painting

A family boating get-together. A butterfly flitting through the prairie. A walk through wildflowers. Outdoor experiences such as these deeply influence Eagle Grove resident Diane O’Hern’s artwork, which will be evident in her multi-media exhibit featured April-June in the eARTh exhibit area at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. O’Hern began ...

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Explore Nature and Tell Your Story — David Thoreson art class

April 25, 2016
Photo of pelicans

Explore Nature and Tell Your StoryJune 1, 20168:00 am - 3:00 pm David Thoreson will teach people how to create their own visual stories during his class 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Dickinson County Nature Center. The Explore Nature and Tell Your Story class will combine aspects of visualization, photographic composition and storytelling. Students high-school age or…

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Birds, Bugs & Wetlands exhibit opens in February

January 29, 2016
Acrylic painting of a blue heron

As Marisa Sidles paddles her kayak, the nature around her fills her with artistic inspiration. “I get this up-close and personal view,” she said. Acrylic paintings of sloughs, found metal sculptures of insects, collages of birds — Sidles will display “Birds, Bugs and Wetlands” themed art in the eARTh exhibit area February-April ...

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Let’s Build a Watercolor Painting Aug. 12-14

July 23, 2015
Photo of a blue tree painting

When Anita “Katie” Plucker’s 2014 watercolor workshop ended, she immediately booked the Dickinson County Nature Center for a second class. Let’s Build a Watercolor Painting will be held 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 12-14 at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji, and the class is filling up fast. Plucker said the ...

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