Bethany Lacktorin, A Steady and Irresistable Wind, At the Rural Arts Summit, Morris MN

A highlight of the Rural Arts and Culture Summit will include “A Steady and Irresistible Wind,” a site-specific, place-based performance installation created by artist Bethany Lacktorin, which will take place during the Summit on and nearby the University of Minnesota, Morris campus at the WCROC Horticulture Display Garden. A follow up to Lacktorin’s performance, My Ocean (2016), this piece is an ongoing exploration of diaspora where displacement, transition and growth are expressed in word, music, movement and sound. Bethany is joined by poet, Ben Weaver, the Twin Cities Sacred Harp Singers, The Prairie Fire Ladies Choir, with special assistance from the MN Kite Society and Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

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Bent Paddle Festiversary Hop Outside


During Festiversary venture into the Brewery to experience “Hop Outside…Inside” A multimedia experience curated by musician / poet Ben Weaver.

There has never been a more crucial time to foster deep connective relationships with the outdoors. The water, trees, air, and wild country unites us no matter our similarities or differences.  

Have you ever wondered why those air fresheners, the ones that look like pine trees, never actually smell like fresh air, let alone the pine trees they depict? The only place fresh air can truly be found is in our great outdoors.

Hop Outside gives you a chance to explore organizations like the Minnesota Land TrustSportsmen for the Boundary Waters, Simms FishingSpokeNGear, and Water Bar & Public Studio. Learn about opportunities to connect with the dirt, rock, and water of the Duluth Area.  Take a Bent Paddle mini-tour with The Duluth Experience.  The Bike Press (a printing press on a bike) will be on hand to make personal “air freshener” prints...ones that will actually smell like outside. All the while enjoying a special Hop Outside infusion beer - The Sharp End – Venture Pils infused with juniper & sage - and music inspired by sleeping in the dirt, watching the river eddies, and seeking wild lines in the rock from performers Ben Weaver, Molly Maher and Mike Munson.


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