Category Arts Learning

Looking Back at this Spring’s Arts in Rural Places

On June 6th, we wrapped up this year’s Arts in Rural Places program here at Franconia. This year, the program was designed to combine STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with arts learning in order to help students strengthen their associations between art-making and the world around them. The incorporation of STEM really resonated with […]

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.

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Over the holiday season I visited family back East and as we made our way through some iconic New York City art institutions we happened upon this spectacular installation by Brooklyn-based artist Kambui Olujimi. Remember that name? Olujimi was one of the 2014 FSP/Jerome Fellows who made a BIG impact.  If you’ve ventured into the newly […]

Will You Be Franconia’s Valentine?

A Cupola Updates Some Sculpture Park Scoop: 2014 was a fantastic year here at the Park and we’re eager to tell you all about it in this video; Deadlines for many of our artist opportunities are quickly approaching: Fellows and Intern Artists, get those applications in ASAP! (Hot Metal Artists you have a little extra time); Longtime alum Bobby […]

6 Ways to Become a Franconia Artist

What you need to know Deadlines for our 2015 Artist Opportunities are right around the corner, so go ahead and dust off those old slides, contact your references, and update that resume, so you too can be part of 2015 @ Franconia. Franconia accepts applications to 6 different opportunities, each with their own set of requirements […]

Time for a good, old-fashioned throwback!

This week for #ThrowbackThursday we featured Franconia alum Bridget Beck and her whimsical PlayStation. In her honor we’re even throwing back the blog to a Bridget style post. Here goes: For those of you at work sneaking a glimpse in between meetings, here’s the abridged version Bridget named: Some Sculpture Park Scoop We’ve announced our 2015 Artist Opportunities. […]

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 […]