NLAC News - August 2022

Greetings from the Northern Lights Arts Council!

I’m calling this one “August” NLAC News, although I am squeaking it by in the last minutes of August. It’s hard to believe how quickly summer came & went, and that the kids are back to school already. We had a GREAT summer with you, and we’re ready to kick off an exciting fall season!

The Free Movie in the Plaza was a hit! Thanks for joining us for A Goofy Movie and for getting dressed up in the spirit of Disney. Hogan Christianson was the winner of our prize drawing for Roxy movie/concession passes! Congrats, Hogan! Thank you to FM Bank for sponsoring the movie & free popcorn, Jordan Braunberger for tech set up, and the Roxy Theater for concessions & donating the prize. Check out pictures from the evening at the bottom of this email!

Community Band

First things first - have you heard? We’re starting a band! And we want you to join! We are so excited to be putting together a community band, and we’re looking for musicians. Lane Lindseth, the Langdon Area School band teacher, will be the director. Rehearsal and performance dates are yet to be determined, but we’ll likely meet once a week to rehearse and have a couple of performances throughout the year. We want the schedule to work for everyone involved, so we’re gathering the group first and will provide more information soon. Whether you play regularly or it’s been a while since you’ve dusted off that trumpet or saxophone sitting in your closet, you are more than welcome! This is open to anyone high school aged or older. Call or text me at 701-305-0089 to get on the list or if you have any questions!

Along with the community band, we have a lot of great events coming up for the 2022-23 season. We’re working hard on getting our events brochure and membership letters ready to mail mid-September.

Uff Da: The Folk Art of Emily Lunde (North Dakota Museum of Art Exhibit)

Coming up first in September, we will have an art exhibit at the Cavalier County Courthouse. It is part of the North Dakota Museum of Art traveling rural art exhibits, titled “Uff Da: The Folk Art of Emily Lunde”. Emily Lunde was an artist born in the early 1900s and lived in Minnesota and North Dakota. Her paintings are inspired by her Scandinavian immigrant grandparents and rural farm life. The exhibit will be open and free to the public 10:00am-4:00pm Tuesday, September 13 through Friday, September 23. There will also be an evening reception Monday, September 12 from 5:00-7:00pm. We are also looking for volunteers to sit at the exhibit; if you are interested please contact me. If you’ve helped out in the past, you can expect a call or text from me soon :) Mark your calendars by selecting “interested” in the Facebook event.

Missoula Children’s Theater

The much-anticipated Missoula Children’s Theater week will be September 26-October 1. This year’s show is “Red Riding Hood”. Auditions will be held Monday, September 26 at 3:30pm at the Langdon Area Elementary School, and rehearsals will be held after school/evening the remainder of the week. Performances will also be at LAES, and will be Friday, September 30 at 7:00pm and Saturday, October 1 at 10:30am. We encourage all students grade 1-12 to participate.

Thanks for reading! See you around!

Amber Benoit
Executive Director of Marketing/Programming

Movie in the Plaza Flier
Movie in the Plaza Flier
Movie in the Plaza Flier

NLAC Event Photos

To see more pictures, check out our Facebook page!