Northwoods Friends of the Arts–
Welcome to our Art World!
Call 218 780-7130
Winter Gallery Hours
Thurs. & Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
closed on Holidays.
210 S. River St., next to Dream Weaver Salon
Welcome and thanks for visiting the Northwoods Friends of the Arts (NWFA) website, we’re the Heart of Art in the Northwoods!
Since our inception in late 2010, we’ve established a vibrant, contemporary, regional arts center providing arts education, exhibition, performances and community outreach, through our mission to…
~~INSPIRE, NURTURE, and CELEBRATE the ARTS in OUR REGION!~~
Etching Class scheduled for Sat., Jan. 4th postponed.. until..
Sat., Jan. 18th 1-3 p.m.. The second half date to be determined..Lyn Reed instructor. Register 666-2153
Tues., Jan. 7; 6-8 p.m.. Kris Musto..be inspired..666-2153
Paint a Feather
Sat., Jan. 25th 1-3 p.m. Watercolor with Lyn Reed; 666-2153
Maki, Installation View, 2017, mixed media on acrylic
Maki, Untitled Brown, 2017, mixed media on acrylic
Maki, Untitled Orange, 2017, mixed media on acrylic
2020 February Artist of the Month, Sarah Maki
“Surface Work”, the Sarah Maki Exhibit. Visit and view the images beneath the sheer surface, colorful at Northwoods Friends of the Arts during the month of February.
Sarah Maki is originally from Cook where she took an interest in art at an early age. The daughter of now retired Cook (MN) High School art teacher, Ron Maki and Michele Maki, she went on to pursue a bachelors degree in studio art and history and a masters in fine art degree in painting. She is an associate dean of students at Gallatin College, Montana State University.
In the featured paintings in this exhibit Sarah continues to explore her interest in translucency and surfaces as found in the natural world, including ice and snow of northern Minnesota. The large paintings are composed of mixed media on acrylic paint.
The exhibit begins Thursday, Feb. 6th and the next evening a public reception will be held from 5 to 7 P.M. on Friday. Feb. 7th.. The exhibit concludes on Fri., Feb. 28th, 2020.
Winter Writers’ Group
The Winter Writers’ Group meets at the Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery in Cook, the second Saturday of each month from 1-3 pm.
The group is open to anyone who enjoys writing.
In each session, writers respond to prompts presented by the group leader, Ellie Larmouth. Participants also share writings that they have completed outside of the meetings.
All forms of writing are valued….poems, essays, articles, short stories, chapters of future books, and personal memoirs.
There is a writer in each of us, waiting to be discovered!
“Felt Here” Pop-up Storytelling Shop in Cook
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Woodcarving Group Meeting Every Thursday, beginning Sept. 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Beginners, all skill levels, all ages and even those just interested are welcome to participate in this fascinating hobby art . Call Howard for info…218 741-7941.
" Take Your Best Shot Winners"
Winners of the Best Shot Photo Contest 2019 Announced at May 24th Reception.
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD:
Student, Kristin Cook, "Cottentail" add photo KCookPeoplesChoice19
Student category---1st place Xavier Mitchell, untitled. add photo XMitchellS1stPlace19
Great color Good composition, foreground in focus with background out of focus. Illusion of movement of plants in the background.
Student Category--2nd runner up, Zoe Trip, ”Look Me In The Eye” add photo ZTrip1stSRunnerup19
Student Category--3rd runner up Katy Hartwig, “Make a Wish” add photo KHartwig3rdS3rdRunnerup19
Adult Category--1st place, Carol Bowman, "Icy Artwork Along the Shore" add photo CBowmanA1st2nd19
Good balance and color of rocks. Vibrant rainbow of color in the ice.
Adult Category--2nd Runner up, Carol Bowman, “Chilly Sunny Morning "
Adult Category--3rd Runnerup, Sue Minten, “Poppies” add photo SMintonA3rdRunnerup19
Every Saturday Is Open Studio Art Space at NWFA Gallery from 9 to 12:30.
NWFA, Inspiring, Nurturing and Celebrating the Arts since 2010 in Cook MN. Winter gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Studio Open Art Space Saturdays. Exhibiting 40 artists, the gallery is located in Cook next to Dream Weaver Salon at 210 S. River St.
Tuesday, August 13: The last meeting of the “NWFA Summer Writers Group”. 6:30- - 8:30 p.m. Winter meeting schedule to be announced this Fall. All those interested in writing and talking about writing are invited to attend this group facilitated by Dr. Ellie Larmouth. There will be a Winter Writers Group meeting schedule soon.
The Northwoods Friends of the Arts Writers' groups are open to all who enjoy the writing process.
These writing experiences are led by Ellie Larmouth.
Summer Wriers Group: Meets every 2nd and 4th Tues each month" at 6:30Located at NWFA Gallery
There’s an ART for everyone here at NWFA!
You’ll find listings for painting classes, pottery, weaving and special youth painting and crafts classes offered on a regular basis in our classroom area. We also feature a summer writing class, concerts throughout the year, dance and drama performances and literary readings, too.
Classes and workshops are taught by our members as well as from instructors out of the immediate area.
Look around our site to discover all we offer and learn how we can make your art blossom! We hope you will consider membership in our organization.
Literary readings and book signings are held here too. So there’s always something of interest taking place in the gallery along with the lovely display of “Up North” artwork, prefect for your enjoyment and gift ideas.
Volunteers are the backbone of this organization and are needed to staff the gallery, can you lend a hand?
And of course, donations are always appreciated to support NWFA and the quality programs we present for the residents and visitors in Cook and the surrounding area!
September 12th and 13th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, watercolor painting workshop by Mary Beth Downs, “Pouring It On” Pre-registration is required…$60 for NWFA Members and $75 Non-Members . Call Alberta Whitenack at (218) 666-2153 to register or write to NWFA, PO Box 44, Cook, MN 55723.