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MUSIC, ART AND MORE DURING HOLMES ART SHOW WEEKEND NOVEMBER 19-22

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A weekend full of art, music and more is planned as part of the Sixth Annual Holmes Art Show November 19-22 at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes. One of the of the highlights of the weekend will be a performance by New York City "power pop trio" GrooveLily.

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Area art patrons will have the the opportunity to take in work by some of the area's best artists Thursday through Sunday, November 19 through 22. More than 20 artists will display paintings, sculpture, pottery, glasswork, collage and other fine arts. There also be a cash and carry boutique area featuring prints, jewelry, note cards, ornaments and more. Artists will be on hand throughout the weekend for demonstrations. The Holmes Art Show is free and open to the public.

The show kicks off with a special "Celebrate Art" Artist reception on Thursday, November 19, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. There will be music by local musicians as well as a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. The show will continue from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Holmes Art Show is known for attracting some of the most well-known area artists. This years show includes work from Donna Aase, Fern Belling, Dee Bowman, Connie Bruse, Dale Cook, Ellen Diederich, Barb Groth, DeVaughn Kolke, Becky Mitchell, David Norstad, Marion Otnes, Gaylen Peterson, Durland Rislund, J. Brakken Rourke, Eric Santwire, Jerry Schutz, Cathy Svare-Oehler, Valerie Voigt, JoAnn Wold and more. This year's feature artist is Sandi Dahl. Dahl's pastel painting "Lake Country Ridge" was selected to be used in the promotion of this year's show

On Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m., New York City based band GrooveLily will take the stage. GrooveLily is known for combining folk, pop, rock and jazz into original, witty songs featuring lush musical textures and soaring vocals. The blazing six-string electric violin of Valerie Vigoda, the lightning-fingered piano of Brendan Milburn, and the joyful backbeat of drummer Gene Lewin come together to produce one of the most unique sounds on the scene today. The success of their first concert-musical, the critically acclaimed holiday show "Striking 12," which played at the Holmes Theatre in 2007, has led them farther into the world of theater, where they have carved out a unique niche as a rock band writing and performing shows. The GrooveLily performance is sponsored by SJE-Rhombus and DL Newspapers. Tickets are $22 for adults and $11 for students and can be purchased by calling the HHT Box Office at 218-844-7469 or buying online at www.dlccc.org.

The Lakes Area Community Concert Band will perform a free concert on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Holmes Theatre. It will feature a number of selections including "Symphonic Suite" by Clifton Williams, "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff, "The Irish Washerwoman" by Leroy Anderson and more.

For more information on the Art Show or for exhibitor registration, please call Vicky Williams (218)-844-4221 (ext. 106) or the Holmes Theatre Box Office at (218)-844-SHOW..

About Feature Artist, Sandi Dahl

Sandi Dahl is a pastel painter of the landscape. She uses the landscape theme to express her emotions with the tools of color and light. Her compositions are generalizations, creating a "sense of place" and a concept of an area.

The artist grew up on a farm in Devils Lake, North Dakota, which is where she acquired the images of the light and the land in her minds' eye. She is a graduate of the University of North Dakota. Her family background is that of several generations of artists from Sweden and the US. Travels to Europe and around the US have given her the variations of images she seeks. Her career as an artist spans 35 years with the last 24 years traveling to major art fairs in the US and displaying artwork with galleries. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and recently won an award at the PSA Annual in New York City. Her work is published with "Editions Limited."

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