Blue Earth County Community Farm Kicks-off Growing Season with New Farm Manager

Community Farm in Blue Earth County

The Blue Earth County Community Farm (BECCF) will begin its third growing season Fri., June 6 as the first batch of vegetable transplants and seeds provided by Drummer’s Garden Center are planted. Andrew Hermanson will take over as the new Community Farm Manager and oversee management of the farm and associated logistics in addition to working with community volunteers interested in helping throughout the 2014 growing season. Future volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups and organizations will be posted at


Historic Theatre Seats for Sale in New Ulm


The wooden seats in the center section of the former Middle School Auditorium are being removed and will go on sale to the public for one day only from noon to 5:30 pm on June 6. Comfortable blue padded seats will be installed in early July. The seats were purchased by NUACT through a generous donation from Gislason & Hunter LLP.


A Million Ways to Die in the West Review

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Astonishingly, "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is both a baseline comedy and an inside joke -- neither of which are remotely funny. Seth MacFarlane's follow up to the smash hit "Ted" promises a skewering of old west lifestyle and tropes. Instead, the film settles for having its comedic reach go no deeper than a man violently shitting in a hat for two minutes.


Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Debuts


A few months ago, Mankato Mosaic director Greg Abbott asked NUACT's Paul Warshauer about lighting for a show in a Mankato parking ramp. Warshauer, whose family has been in the parking business since 1929 jumped at the opportunity! The result of those discussions will be seen this weekend in Mankato and in New Ulm.


X-Men: Days of Future Past review

To prevent a horrible, destructive future, the X-Men must travel back in time to fix the mistakes of the past. Ironically, not only is this the basic outline of "X-Men: Days of Future Past", it's the reality of the "X-Men" franchise exemplified by this movie. By applying a massive scale time travel story, Fox and director Bryan Singer have made a bold play to undo many of the bumps and bruises the "X-Men" movies have hit along the way.


Arts Center of Saint Peter to feature work inspired by domestic life and cancer survival

New Directions by Laurie Zellek Knight, featured artist at Arts Center of Saint Peter

SAINT PETER, MINN. – The Arts Center of Saint Peter will feature “Same Face, Different Place,” paintings by Mankato artist and educator Rachel Compart, and “Dew Point,” photography by Saint Peter multimedia artist Laurie Zallek Knight, from June 13-July 13.


Inside Llewyn Davis at Owatonna Library

Inside Llewyn Davis at Owatonna Public Library

Independent Film Showing on Thursday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at the Owatonna Public Library:

Inside Llewyn Davis


Post Offices...An Endangered Species A Statewide Public Art Project

Post offices, established by the constitution, have been a significant player in American arts and culture. This includes architectural treasures, wood and stone sculptures, murals, and paintings.
In addition, the United States Postal Service has provided a legacy of 238 years of artist-created stamps celebrating multiple facets of American life, for example: its flora, fauna, flags, states, poets, workers, artists, politicians, athletes, and landscapes.

To recognize the history and significance of the U.S. Postal Service, Twin Cities Artist, Melisande


Slanted Magazine Southern Minnesota Arts & Culture April 2014 Comic Issue


Good Day Sunshine: Good in a Very Special Way

Mike and Sheila Reinhart are the owners of the community created and locally driven store known as Good Day Sunshine. Started with little more than a security deposit and the first month’s rent, Good Day Sunshine is becoming a staple in the Mankato arts and music community. Good Day Sunshine is a store built around consignment from local vendors and artists. However, It exudes so much more life and community than your everyday consignment shop. Many vendors have contributed to the uprising of this hidden gem located right in the heart of downtown Mankato.