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12th annual art show will be Nov. 19-20

A watercolor by DL Anderson called “Itasca Reflections” is just one of the many works to be seen at the Annual Holmes Art Show.

The Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is hosting its annual Art Show from Thursday, Nov. 19 to Saturday, Nov. 20 in the Holmes Theatre Ballroom. Artists from several mediums will be represented at this fun, three-day event, showcasing area artists. The art show is free and open to the public.

Early Christmas-gift hunters will find an array of items, from whimsical wood Santa carvings to beautifully turned wood bowls and walking sticks. There will also be an array of watercolors, note cards, rustic furniture, tiles, and jewelry to pick from.

New this year, local sculptor Matt Kindy will be on hand during the three day event — demonstrating his talents — as he fine tunes a lump of clay into a beautifully sculpted bust.

Local artists involved in this year's Holmes Art Show include Colleen Maloney, Joann Knapp and Barb Haberman of Detroit Lakes, G. Lewis Baker and Stacy Moe of Vergas. Also on hand, oil on canvas artist Kathryn Beumer, chain maille jewelry designer Betty Paul from Mahnomen, watercolors by Kerry Kupferschmidt and Carole Gulland, J. Bracken Rourke of Cotton Lake Tile out of Fargo, and rustic willow furniture crafted by Kim Embretson of Fergus Falls.

The art show begins with an "all are welcome" artist reception in the Holmes ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. performance on the Holmes Stage by The Concordia Trio. There is a fee charged for this show.

The Art Show continues Friday, Nov. 20 from noon to 7 p.m. The Minnesota Music Coalition will provide entertainment that night with a headliner performance by singer/songwriter Keri Noble. Noble's opening acts include Molly Dean and Perham's own Patrick Murphy. There is a fee charged for this show.

On Saturday, the final day of the Art Show, the ballroom will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. followed by a concert on the Holmes stage by the Lakes Area Community Concert Band at 4 p.m. This show is free of charge.

Also on Saturday from noon to 3:30 p.m., the Becker County Historical Society will be hosting an event in their parking lot. Bill Paulson will demonstrate how to process wild rice in the traditional way using a big iron pot, fire and a white cedar paddle.

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