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Update Grand Marais Art Colony & COVID-19

Update Grand Marais Art Colony & COVID-19

COVID-19 Response Plan


COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  March 18, 2020  (LSN)  The Grand Marais Art Colony Staff, Board, and volunteers are united in a proactive approach to mitigate the impact and spread of coronavirus in our region. As an anchor institution in the Arrowhead Region arts community, it is imperative to lead through our actions. We put the public interest ahead of our own.
The commitment to postpone or cancel programs is one we take seriously, with profound care and concern for the livelihood and vitality of working artists, our instructors, program participants, as well as our dedicated staff and volunteers.

We have taken the precautionary step of closing our studios and limiting access to Art Colony premises to paid staff for two weeks, starting today, Wednesday, March 18. Limiting access will significantly reduce the number of people coming and going from our buildings, thus reducing the possibility of transmission of the virus.
The Art Colony will be closed to the public during this time, although staff will be available via email and telephone. On April 6, we’ll review this policy in light of what is happening with the outbreak and what public health officials advise.
We appreciate the generosity and understanding of our Art Colony community. While we will certainly provide a full refund for tuition paid for classes that are canceled or postponed, we would be grateful if you would consider applying your tuition to a future class, or donating those funds to sustain our organization during this very challenging time.
Thank you for your support. We cannot say with certainty when the Art Colony will reopen but we can't wait to welcome you back.


YOUTH CLASSES – Spring Break Camp, Youth Wheel, Build Your Own Board Game, Build Your Own World, Oil Painting, Earth Turtles, Music Movement and Art, My Sketchbook
Original Date: Various in March and April
ACTION: Canceled
NOTES: We will contact registered participants with further information and refund options.

ADULT CLASSES – Still Life in Pastel, Advancing in Pastel, Woodblock Printmaking, Beginning Watercolor, Color Theory
Original Date: Various in April
ACTION: Canceled; potentially rescheduled to Fall 2020
NOTES: We will contact registered participants with further information and refund options.

Original Date: Thursdays, 1-2PM
ACTION: Canceled
NOTES: We will contact known participants with further information.

ARTIST TALKS – Experimental Mold-Making & Traditional and Contemporary Print
Original Date: March 21, 2020
ACTION: Canceled
NOTES: See our Summer Entry Point events listed in our catalog and on our website.

Original Date: April 24 to May 4, 2020
ACTION: Canceled
NOTES: We will not hold this event in 2020.

Original Date: April 24, 2020
ACTION: The AGM is canceled and will be rescheduled for later this year.
NOTES: Our 2019 Annual Report will be available at the end of April. We will communicate with members about the new date for the AGM in due course.

STUDIO ACCESS – Clay, Glass, Print 
Original Date: Ongoing; year-round
ACTION: All studios are closed, effective March 23, 2020 until April 6, 2020. We will reassess and make a decision about whether to extend this closure on that date.
NOTES: Registered studio renters should reach out to Ruth Pszwaro with questions.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES – Individual and Group Residencies
Original Dates: Ongoing; year-round
ACTION: Residencies are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis, based on size, timing, and nature of residency. Artists may choose to reschedule or cancel with no cancellation fees. Contact Ruth Pszwaro for details.

**PLEASE NOTE: Impacts on classes and events beyond April 30 are being reviewed now – decisions will be announced on our website or via email as soon as they are official.

About Cook County Minnesota

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Cook County is at the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead region in the remote northeastern part of the state, stretching from the shores of Lake Superior to the US-Canada border. By land it borders Ontario, Canada to the north, and Lake County, MN to the west.  The highest point in Minnesota, Eagle Mountain is 2,301 feet and the highest lake,  Total Area equals 3,339.72 sq miles

Cook County is home to three national protected areas:
Grand Portage National Monument
Superior National Forest
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Cook County include:
 Grand Marais     Lutsen Mountains
 Gunflint Trail      Superior Hiking Trail
 Grand Portage 

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Wisconsin Ring-Necked Pheasant Season Opens Oct. 16

A ring-necked pheasant takes flight at Goose Lake State Wildlife Area

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Northern Wisconsin ~~  October 17, 2021  (LSNews) The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wishes hunters luck and safety during the upcoming 2021 pheasant hunting season. The season opens statewide at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 and runs through Jan. 9, 2022.

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Norm Foster’s LUNENBURG

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  October 14, 2021  (LSNews)  This autumn, Magnus Theatre invites audiences to a summer weekend on the coast in Norm Foster’s LUNENBURG. This charming romantic comedy marks the fourteenth of Foster’s works produced at Magnus Theatre since the world premiere of BRAVADO in 1988.

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Thunder Bay Venue the Apollo Facing Eviction

now is the time to stand up and fight for them 

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~  October 8, 20212 (LSNews)  The Apollo, a long-running venue in Thunder Bay, ON, is facing imminent closure and is seeking to raise money to save the space.

The campaign notes that the owners, mother Constantina Stathopoulos and daughter Sheila Stathopoulos, were victims of fraud in the 2000s. The two have also faced medical struggles: Sheila had stage 3 ovarian cancer and experiences daily chemotherapy fatigue, while Constantina has Alzheimer's.

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Lake Superior below the seasonal long-term average first time since April 2014

Lake Michigan-Huron water levels have declined significantly

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~  October 5, 2021 (LSNews)  Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron have both continued their seasonal declines in September. As a result of the drier than average conditions, water levels on Lake Superior have gone below the seasonal long-term average for the first time since April 2014. Lake Michigan-Huron water levels have declined significantly from the record-high levels observed in recent years, but water levels remain above the seasonal long-term average. Lake Superior outflows continue to be set in consideration of water levels upstream and downstream.

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Wisconsin Gems For Fall Colors

Make Your Plans Today – Some Areas At Or Near Peak Colors

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NORTHERN, WISCONSIN  ~~  October 3, 2021  (LSNews)  Wisconsin is home to many scenic landscapes that showcase the delightful colors of nature in autumn. We're starting to see the leaves change colors, with some parts of the state already at or nearing peak colors.

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CBP Nets Nearly $230k in Undeclared Currency at Ambassador Bridge

Detroit, Michigan, United States, with Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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DETROIT, MICHIGAN   ~  September 29, 2021  (LSNews) Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Field Operations seized $200,000 in undeclared U.S. currency at the Canadian border early Tuesday morning.

The cash was discovered by officers during a series of outbound commercial vehicle inspections near the Ambassador Bridge port of entry. at Detroit, Michigan, United States, with Windsor, Ontario, Canada bridge

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TBSO Linda Penner wins Orchestras Canada’s 2021 Betty Webster Award

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~   September 29, 2021  (LSNews)  Linda Penner is the winner of the Orchestras Canada Betty Webster Award for 2021.

Linda Penner was nominated by the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. The award announcement, delivered by video, celebrates her long-time contributions to the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, the communities it serves, and the role she has played in sustaining the spirit and resilience of its musicians, staff, and volunteers.

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