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Massive community effort brings public art project to fruition in northwest Minnesota community of Badger

Sep. 17—BADGER, Minn. — It’s been nearly five years in the making, and now, a massive public art project in this northwest Minnesota community is nearly complete.

The Badger Community Heritage Wall, which includes a 12-by-25-foot stained glass mural of Badger history and culture, along with a gazebo-like gathering space behind the wall, will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, during the community’s annual Fall Festival.

For stained glass artist Sherri Kruger-Kukowski of Badger, the end of the project is “a little overwhelming.”

The wall is the centerpiece of a green space Kruger-Kukowski calls Heritage Park — at

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Art Hounds recommend art-based road trips in Minnesota

Visual artists Lisa Bergh and Andrew Nordin of New London, Minn., recently took an art-themed road trip that included a stop at the Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids, Minn. and the T. L. Solien exhibit “See the Sky.”

Solien’s large scale paintings captivated them. They described the drama of his contemporary work — its humor and pain and emotional charge — as well as his skill with color. “There’s actually some subtle moments in some of the smaller pieces that I found myself kind of stuck on,” said Nordin, who was struck by Solien’s use of the color yellow.

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