PO Box 313

226 W. Clark Street

Albert Lea, MN 56007

 

Ph: 507-373-5665

Hours - 10 am - 2 pm

Open -   Tues-Sat

Free Admission

 


 

Email: alartcenter@gmail.com

 

This website is supported in part in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.


The Dorothy Godtland Lecture Series

3rd Thursday of the Month
at the Albert Lea Art Center
226 W. Clark St. (unless otherwise noted below)
7 - 8 pm


Homestead Design is a new business that has recently started in the Albert Lea area. Husband and wife team Matt and
Angela Moller of rural Glenville are artisans who are combining their skills and talents to create rustic, handmade
furniture, home decor and art pieces.
Matt, a longtime plumber by trade, uses his construction skills and attention to detail to craft beautiful furniture in the
popular modern farmhouse and rustic industrial styles. He uses a combination of metal pipe and Douglas Fir and knotty
pine wood, and uses stain and finishing techniques to give the wood a rustic, reclaimed look with the strength and
stability of new construction.
Angela, a homebased
corporate graphic designer, lends her design expertise to the business, as well as handpainting
and designing graphics for the home decor and wooden signs that Matt constructs.
The couple enjoys experimenting with a variety of styles and finishing techniques to appeal to a broad audience. Matt
enjoys the art of bringing the wood to life and enhancing its natural beauty with finishing techniques. Angela is grateful
for the opportunity to put her paintbrushes back to work, after having set them aside for several years while focusing on
being a busy stayathome
and workathome
mom. The couple has four children, ages 6, 9, 12 and 15, and lives on an
acreage near Glenville that previously belonged to Matt's grandparents. The business name, Homestead Design, is a
tribute to the heritage of the family farm.
Homestead Design is a new business that has recently started in the Albert Lea area. Husband and wife team Matt and
Angela Moller of rural Glenville are artisans who are combining their skills and talents to create rustic, handmade
furniture, home decor and art pieces.
Matt, a longtime plumber by trade, uses his construction skills and attention to detail to craft beautiful furniture in the
popular modern farmhouse and rustic industrial styles. He uses a combination of metal pipe and Douglas Fir and knotty
pine wood, and uses stain and finishing techniques to give the wood a rustic, reclaimed look with the strength and
stability of new construction.
Angela, a homebased
corporate graphic designer, lends her design expertise to the business, as well as handpainting
and designing graphics for the home decor and wooden signs that Matt constructs.
The couple enjoys experimenting with a variety of styles and finishing techniques to appeal to a broad audience. Matt
enjoys the art of bringing the wood to life and enhancing its natural beauty with finishing techniques. Angela is grateful
for the opportunity to put her paintbrushes back to work, after having set them aside for several years while focusing on
being a busy stayathome
and workathome
mom. The couple has four children, ages 6, 9, 12 and 15, and lives on an
acreage near Glenville that previously belonged to Matt's grandparents. The business name, Homestead Design, is a
tribute to the heritage of the family farm.


Art of Tai Ji Quan

A presentation by Carl Soma

September 21, 7-8 pm

Free and open to the public

 

 

As part of the Dorothy Godtland Lecture Series - this month is "Art of Tai Ji Quan".  Carol Soma, Kiester, will be presenting a session on Tai Ji Quan from 7 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Albert Lea Art Center, 226 W. Clark St.

 

Tai Ji Quan:  Moving For Better Balance is a 12-week class to help older adults improve their balance and reduce the likelihood of falling.  Research has shown that people who complete the program are half as likely to fall and are less fearful of falling. In addition to improving balance, the program also focuses on muscle strength, flexibility, and better breathing habits. This is the third year Senior Resources of Freeborn County has sponsored the class with a three-year grant from the Southeast Minnesota Area Agency on Aging.

 

Soma has always had an interest in the arts, and currently is an active board member and volunteer with the Kee Civic Theatre in Kiester, a non-profit group that restored and now operates the Kee as a movie theatre and community performance space. She currently represents Faribault County on the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, which serves the southwestern part of the state.

 

Before retiring a few years ago, she was the media specialist at the Blue Earth schools, and previously taught English and Spanish. In addition to tai chi classes, she teaches and studies yoga in the area. In her other very part-time job, she is a caregiver consultant with Interfaith Caregivers of Faribault County, facilitating a Caregiver Support group in Kiester and a Parkinson’s Support group in Blue Earth.

 

She and her husband Brad have two children and five grandchildren, so they often find time for visits.  Reading for her two book clubs and a garden keep her busy at home


Art of Tai Ji Quan
A presentation by Carl Soma
September 21, 7-8pm
Free and open to the public


As part of the Dorothy Godtland Lecture Series - this month is "Art of Tai Ji Quan".  Carol Soma, Kiester, will be presenting a session on Tai Ji Quan from 7 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Albert Lea Art Center, 226 W. Clark St. 

Tai Ji Quan:  Moving For Better Balance is a 12-week class to help older adults improve their balance and reduce the likelihood of falling.  Research has shown that people who complete the program are half as likely to fall and are less fearful of falling. In addition to improving balance, the program also focuses on muscle strength, flexibility, and better breathing habits. This is the third year Senior Resources of Freeborn County has sponsored the class with a three-year grant from the Southeast Minnesota Area Agency on Aging. 

Soma has always had an interest in the arts, and currently is an active board member and volunteer with the Kee Civic Theatre in Kiester, a non-profit group that restored and now operates the Kee as a movie theatre and community performance space. She currently represents Faribault County on the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, which serves the southwestern part of the state. 

Before retiring a few years ago, she was the media specialist at the Blue Earth schools, and previously taught English and Spanish. In addition to tai chi classes, she teaches and studies yoga in the area. In her other very part-time job, she is a caregiver consultant with Interfaith Caregivers of Faribault County, facilitating a Caregiver Support group in Kiester and a Parkinson’s Support group in Blue Earth. 

She and her husband Brad have two children and five grandchildren, so they often find time for visits.  Reading for her two book clubs and a garden keep her busy at home. 

Please join us!!!
“Taking Your Creativity to the Next Level,” a lecture by Rosalie Truax, will be given at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Albert Lea Art Center.

Truax, an Albert Lea Community Theatre volunteer, and her husband, Roger, have lived in Albert Lea since 1965. She is a retired educator who taught at Albert Lea High School, Riverland Community College and community education. She spends her time in retirement volunteering and pursuing hobbies like quilting, writing and decorating. Her favorite activity is costuming community theater productions.

According to a press release, Truax wants to expand people’s concepts of creativity as it relates to their world during her lecture.Please join us!
Homestead Design is a new business that has recently started in the Albert Lea area. Husband and wife team Matt and
Angela Moller of rural Glenville are artisans who are combining their skills and talents to create rustic, handmade
furniture, home decor and art pieces.
Matt, a longtime plumber by trade, uses his construction skills and attention to detail to craft beautiful furniture in the
popular modern farmhouse and rustic industrial styles. He uses a combination of metal pipe and Douglas Fir and knotty
pine wood, and uses stain and finishing techniques to give the wood a rustic, reclaimed look with the strength and
stability of new construction.
Angela, a homebased
corporate graphic designer, lends her design expertise to the business, as well as handpainting
and designing graphics for the home decor and wooden signs that Matt constructs.
The couple enjoys experimenting with a variety of styles and finishing techniques to appeal to a broad audience. Matt
enjoys the art of bringing the wood to life and enhancing its natural beauty with finishing techniques. Angela is grateful
for the opportunity to put her paintbrushes back to work, after having set them aside for several years while focusing on
being a busy stayathome
and workathome
mom. The couple has four children, ages 6, 9, 12 and 15, and lives on an
acreage near Glenville that previously belonged to Matt's grandparents. The business name, Homestead Design, is a
tribute to the heritage of the family farm.
Homestead Design is a new business that has recently started in the Albert Lea area. Husband and wife team Matt and
Angela Moller of rural Glenville are artisans who are combining their skills and talents to create rustic, handmade
furniture, home decor and art pieces.
Matt, a longtime plumber by trade, uses his construction skills and attention to detail to craft beautiful furniture in the
popular modern farmhouse and rustic industrial styles. He uses a combination of metal pipe and Douglas Fir and knotty
pine wood, and uses stain and finishing techniques to give the wood a rustic, reclaimed look with the strength and
stability of new construction.
Angela, a homebased
corporate graphic designer, lends her design expertise to the business, as well as handpainting
and designing graphics for the home decor and wooden signs that Matt constructs.
The couple enjoys experimenting with a variety of styles and finishing techniques to appeal to a broad audience. Matt
enjoys the art of bringing the wood to life and enhancing its natural beauty with finishing techniques. Angela is grateful
for the opportunity to put her paintbrushes back to work, after having set them aside for several years while focusing on
being a busy stayathome
and workathome
mom. The couple has four children, ages 6, 9, 12 and 15, and lives on an
acreage near Glenville that previously belonged to Matt's grandparents. The business name, Homestead Design, is a
tribute to the heritage of the family farm.