Author Archives: Shelby Matula

Come Sail Away on Franconia’s Boat Tower

The tools have been put away and the work pad is ready for winter. With the hibernation season upon us, we’d like to rewind to warmer weather and days of a house full of artists. Today we’d like to focus on artist Pete Driessen in the third installment of our FSP Spotlights series. (Other installments include 2015 Fellowship artists […]

Who will shape this landscape? Franconia’s 2015 Artists-in-Residence

The snow is gone, the house has undergone a serious spring cleaning session, the artists’ work pad is organized, garden veggies are sprouting in our kitchen waiting to be planted, but the most exciting part about this month is already underway. Franconia will once again host a diverse group of artists from all around the world at our […]

Art in Rural Communities – It Matters

Franconia provides fee-free arts learning activities for rural youth filling a void made by the changes to creative learning and arts experiences in rural communities. The arts do matter and Franconia can provide part of the missing link.

Big Art Here: Vision for the Future

We love our neighborhood – an eccentric place comprised of the rural communities of Shafer (MN), Taylors Falls (MN), and St. Croix Falls (WI). We love the scenic rural setting, the beauty of the St. Croix River, and the unique people that live and work here. With an undeniable energy in each town, we believe there’s a way […]