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Photo album: Paul Krause’s documentary premiere of Fred Somers’ painting ‘Genesis’

Paul Krause's documentary premiere of Fred Somers' painting 'Genesis'I went to the premiere of Genesis: The Art of Creation at Carleton College’s Weitz Cinema last night.

‘Genesis’ is a Paul Krause documentary about Northfield artist Fred Somers and the creation of the largest painting of his career. I blogged about it earlier this week.

If you missed it, you’ll have another chance on April 11, 7 pm at St. Olaf’s Viking Theater in Buntrock Commons.

See the large slideshow of 60 photos (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

Paul Krause’s latest documentary, featuring the artistry of Fred Somers, premieres Thursday Mar. 21

Fred Somers and Paul KrauseGenesis - The Art of Creation
Northfielder Paul Krause, Dancing Sun Multimedia, sent out this email recently:

You are invited to the screening of my latest documentary film, “Genesis: The Art of Creation,” featuring the artistry of Fred Somers. Go behind-the-scenes to witness the creation of the most significant and largest painting of Fred’s career, from the canvas preparation to its breathtaking installation at Carondolet Village in St. Paul. Experience the passion Fred has for his art and his deep connection to the natural world.

7 pm, March 21, 2013
Weitz Cinema, Carleton College (old Middle School)
Artist reception to follow


Genesis website - Fred Somers by Paul KrauseGenesis video clips - Fred Somers by Paul Krause

Paul has a whole website devoted to the project including two videos excerpts from the film.  And see the Frederick Somers Fine Art website, too.

If you go to the premiere, be sure to ask Fred about the history behind this photo titled The White Legs of Fred Somers:

The White Legs of Fred Somers

Living Treasure 2013 Paul Niemisto and pals will be playing on Bridge Square tonight for Winter Walk

Paul NiemistoWinter Walk Entertainment GuidePaul Niemisto

I badgered Paul Niemisto (AKA Mr. Vintage Band Festival) into letting me take his photo today, as he and some of his pals from the newly formed Bridge Square Band will be playing on Bridge Square for Winter Walk tonight. He’s teaming up with Rob Schanilec and the gang at By All Means Graphics and the Entertainment Guide for an Open House.

Paul was recently named the 2013 recipient of the Living Treasure Award by the Arts and Culture Commission of the City of Northfield. See the Nfld News article.

Paul Krause, Dancing Sun Multimedia, alerted me to his video of Professor Niemisto’s Tuba Christmas at St. Olaf:


Paul Krause’s ‘Harvest’ documentary airs on TPT in September

Paul Krause and his 'Harvest' documentary web page

Paul Krause stopped by my corner office at GBM last week to let me know that his Harvest documentary, (which "chronicles the creation of Ray Jacobson’s sculpture of the same title") is scheduled for broadcast on TPT (Twin Cities Public Television) several times in September.

See the Harvest page on Paul’s Dancing Sun Multimedia site for dates and times.

Bridgette Hallcock photos: Laura Baker Gala 2011

Father Xmas and Mary Closner; photo by Bridgette Hallcock DSC05465 Laura Baker Services Association Gala 2011 
Mary Closner was one of many volunteer extraordinaires at this year’s Laura Baker Services Association Gala held back on Dec. 3 (the night of our one and only snowfall) at Carleton College. She was in charge of the silent auction, among other tasks, and twisted the arms of many into helping, including me and my sweetie.

Bridgette Hallcock volunteered her photography services and her photos of the evening are now posted to both her Bridgette Hallcock Photography Facebook page and in a blog post by LBSA’s Jane Fenton.  Jane says:

Love these? Please contact our volunteer photographer, at 507-271-3263 for a print. All sizes, tones, canvas mounting available. Part of your purchase comes back to LBSA.

See Jane’s blog post of all the sponsors of the Gala, most of them Northfield organizations and Northfielders.

Then see the large slideshow of Bridgette’s photo album or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

Paul Krause has another artist documentary in the works. This time it’s Fred Somers and his tree

Paul Krause at GBM Paul Krause and Ray 'Jake' Jacobson Fred Somers and oak tree in the Cannon River Wilderness Area
Local documentary filmmaker Paul Krause stopped by my corner office at GBM last week (recycled photo above) to let me know his latest project. Like he did for Ray ‘Jake’ Jacobson and his Harvest sculpture, Paul is filming Fred Somers as he works on a large painting for the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province for placement in a building in their new Carondelet Village, adjacent to St. Catherine University.

I followed Fred out to the east side of the Cannon River Wilderness Area last week so he could show me the oak tree that he’s painting (above right). It turned out to be quite the excellent adventure as we mucked about, both of us madly snapping photos.

See my album of 22 photos (large slideshow, recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

For more on Fred, see his website, Frederick Somers Fine Art.  He’s participating in this weekend’s 2011 South Central Minnesota Studio ArTour and is also hosting a sneak preview at his studio on Friday night.

How many red light bulbs does it take to light up a heart on Bridge Square?

 LBSA campaign board on Bridge Square LBSA capital campaign 2011 - The Case

Laura Baker Services Association (LBSA) now has a big fundraising board on Bridge Square. The light bulbs in the shape of a heart change from white to red as the "Inspiring Possibilities, Realizing Dreams" campaign gets closer to the goal of $1,300,000.  They’re currently at about 82% there.

Jane Fenton, LBSA’s Director of Community Relations, and Paul Krause, fundraising consultant, were overseeing the high-tech installation process (take bulb out of box; screw it in; repeat as necessary) at around noon today.

What’s the plan?

Our goal is to construct two new cottages, just like Wright Cottage and to renovate Elwell and Baker Halls. Once the new cottages are built, the aged Margaret Graves Hall will be razed and a beautiful Recognition Garden created in its place.

More fundamentally, we are creating homes for our Oak Street clients, a place where they can dream and be inspired and where the staff can work with them in ways not possible today. To date, we have already completed the restoration and Elwell and Baker and now move forward to make the new cottages a reality. Please help make this dream come true, for our clients, for Laura Baker Services and for our entire community.

See the Making the Case (PDF) document for more details and the four videos by Cheryl Buck, Bob Bonner, Sandi Gerdes and Eric Stratton about the campaign.