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PRCA Welcomes Diane Trew to the Gallery Coordinator position!

The Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Diane Trew has been selected as the new Gallery Coordinator for the PRCA. Diane graduated from the East Carolina University with a BFA in Textile Design. She has worked in North Carolina as a weaver with a non-profit program that supported a women’s shelter. 
After moving to Minnesota she opened a gift shop in Benson called Swift Weavers. The shop sold scrapbooking/altered art supplies and yarn. In addition Diane had 8 looms there and conducted “weave your own project” classes.  She is an active rag weaver and fiber artist. In 2009 Diane applied for and was accepted into the Upper Minnesota Art Crawl known as the Meander. 

She is also interested in the pattern drawing method known as Zentangle drawing and in 2019 became one of their Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZT’s). In 2021, she taught ArtShare classes in Zentangle for the PRCA  to adults and children. Her work is exhibited in the Prairie Art and Gifts gallery. 

Diane continues to pursue  life as an artist while working part-time. The PRCA is very pleased to welcome Diane to her new position and to the greater Morris community!

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Give to the Max Day is November 18th!

Last year supporters like you made our Give to the Max Day incredibly successful. We hope that you will join us again on November 18th for Give to the Max Day and help us continue to connect our community by supporting local artists and creating spaces to experience the arts in Stevens County.

Your donation on Give to the Max Day also may help us receive an additional donation of $1,000. How? Every gift made on will be entered into an hourly drawing for a $1,000 GiveMN Golden Ticket to be awarded to a nonprofit organization–that could be us! Every little bit counts for us nonprofits, and the bonus drawings GiveMN awards are significant funds that can help us with our programming, operations, and more. We actually won a Golden Ticket last year because a person donated during the Early Giving period leading up to Give to the Max Day, so don’t feel like you have to wait to make your gift! 

If you believe in the work our organization does, and are able to contribute anything towards supporting our mission, be sure to mark your calendar and make your gift on November 18 by visiting and searching for our organization or clicking the button below! Thank you!

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Congratulations to our Musical Contest Winners!

We had a great turnout and overall successful musical talent contest at Prairie Pioneer Day!
We look forward to more music events like this in the future.

Congratulations to our very talented winners:
1st PLACE Alex MacIntosh, solo voice and guitar
2nd PLACE Rachel Coler-Mulholland and Alex MacIntosh, vocal duet
3rd PLACE Jordan Nieland, vocal and guitar solo
and Honorable Mention Anna Demetriou!

Many thanks to the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce, our sponsors Conway, Deuth, & Schmiesing, PLLP, and the donation in honor of Helen Jane Morrison. And big shoutout to all those involved and who participated, you helped make this event so great!

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Through the Years: Work by Dan Allenspach Exhibit & Reception

Fancy Dancer sculpture by Dan Allenspach

Dan Allenspach, from Hancock, Minnesota, is the featured artist in the PRCA gallery from September 2-October 30, 2021. Join us for a reception on Thursday, September 23 from 6-8pm in person at the gallery, or attend online through Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 811 4788 2352
Passcode: 793402

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PRCA Seeking Musical Talent for PPD contest!

We’re looking for musicians to compete in the Prairie Pioneer Day Talent Contest on Saturday, September 11th at 1:00 pm at the Stevens County Fair Grounds. CASH PRIZES awarded to winners!

We expect to have solo acts and group acts. Contestants may compete as part of more
than one act. The contest is open to all amateur singers and musicians of all ages!

For more information and how to apply, click here for official rules of entry.

1st Prize $250
2nd Prize $150
3rd Prize $100

This event is brought to you by the PRCA and sponsored by Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing (CDS) and Helen Morrison.

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Prairie Art Camp Showcase now on display!

Join us for a reception August 28 from 1 – 2 PM for this exhibit featuring a variety of artwork by our participants of this summer’s Prairie Art Camp for kids!
View this show during our regular open hours now through August 28th.

Prairie Art Camp is a multi-day camp for elementary aged students and encourages kids to create, innovate, investigate, and imagine through a variety of visual and performing arts sessions led by local artists.

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Please join us for our annual meeting at the gallery Thursday July 15 at 6pm. While our usual spring meeting was slightly delayed, our annual meeting is still happening, and it will be another very important meeting after the unusual and challenging year covering May 2020-June 2021. 

We’ll provide a financial update of the organization, take nominations and elect board members and officers, and recap the activities, exhibits, and all the other great stuff that we’ve been hard at work with behind the scenes! 

This meeting is open to the public.
We implore you to invite a friend to join the meeting and become a member!

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Behind the Door: Reception and Exhibition with Michael Weatherly

Exhibition: June 3-July 17, 2021
Reception: Thursday, June 24 from 6-8pm,
with artist talk at 6:30pm

We are pleased to display Michael Weatherly’s latest work in Behind the Door, an exhibition about how we try to keep things secret, or behind closed doors such as abuse or addiction.

Join us for our first in-person reception since the pandemic began! Refreshments available 6-8pm, and Mike’s artist talk will begin at 6:30pm. See you then!

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Artist Talk with Faythe Mills

Faythe Mills, an artist from Glenwood, MN, will talk about her current exhibition at the PRCA, “Reflections.” Her work explores nature, particularly animals, as well as daily life as seen at home and around the globe.

Be sure to visit the PRCA gallery to experience this exhibition! On display now through May 29, 2021.

Topic: Faythe Mills Artist Talk
Time: May 6, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 973 5949 1957
Passcode: 488571

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Prairie Art Camp Registration is Open!

About Prairie Art Camp

Prairie Art Camp is a four day camp for elementary aged students who have completed grades K-7; it encourages students to create, innovate, investigate, and imagine through a variety of visual and performing arts sessions led by local artists. Camp is held at the Morris Area Public School on Monday, July 26, through Thursday, July 29, 2021. Camp runs from 9:15 am – 3:15 pm each day.

Outdoor sessions will be utilized as much as possible for a fun and safe in-person art camp experience. Class sizes are limited and social distancing, including masks, will be required.

The cost is $150, with early-bird registration before July 1 of $125. Thanks to a partnership with Bread and Bowls, UMN Morris Office of Community Engagement, and local organization and business sponsors, limited scholarships are available through the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance (PRCA).

To get more information on camp or scholarships, or to register, contact the PRCA:
Phone – (320) 585-5037
Email –

Or register online HERE

*If you select this option, please only pay a $75 deposit for camp - PRCA will notify you if you qualify for a scholarship, or if additional payment is required.

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