Little Falls artist Kathy Braud received one of four "merit awards" at a recent national juried watercolor show at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, the artist said this week.
Her "Afternoon Paws" was singled out -- along with works from Wendell Mohr of Wisconsin, Karen Knutson of Minnesota and Linda Rinehart of North Dakota -- for recognition at the Red River Watercolor Society's exhibit, which runs through July 5 at the college's Dille Center for the Arts.
The exhibit accepted 42 paintings from artists across the country, Braud said. Merit awards were given to works that caught judge Carla O'Connor's eye but did not receive a gold, silver, bronze or excellence award.
Braud's work also is on display this month at the Brainerd Public Library.
Andrea Luhrs of Brainerd is touring with the St. Olaf Choir this month in Europe, the Northfield Lutheran college announced this week. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Luhrs.
A music major, Luhrs sings soprano with the choir, which departed in late May for a five-country performance tour, which included concerts in Paris, Vienna, Prague and Berlin.
The 28th annual Winnipeg Folk Festival gets under way July 5 at Birds Hill Park, featuring four days of folk, blues and pop music by artists from around the world.
The festival will begin, however, with an All-Canada Night, which includes performances by folk-blues singer Sue Foley, pop artist Sarah Harmer and world hit band Crash Test Dummies.
Others in the four-day line-up include Michelle Shocked, Blue Rodeo, The Wyrd Sisters, Danu' and Nickel Creek. For more information, consult the festival's Web site, www.winnipegfolkfestival.com.
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