Mural Request for Proposal

The Aberdeen Development Corporation is seeking proposals from artists for the design and execution of a mural on the exterior of a building in the Malchow Plaza located at Fifth Avenue and South Main Street. This project is funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Aberdeen Area Community Foundation. The Aberdeen Area Arts Council is leading the selection committee on behalf of the Aberdeen Development Corporation. Deadline for submissions is December 7,

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It’s Never Too Late…

     Very like the
resolutions written for the New Year, the list of things you plan to do in
retirement is often overly ambitious fiction that you delude yourself into
believing you will accomplish.

     My list was small. Write
that novel. Get back to painting.

     The novel has been
begun and trashed a few times, but I have fulfilled the second half of my list
in a way I never could have imagined or,

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Coordination and Collaboration in Theater

I’ve been involved in the arts since high school. That’s when I was first introduced to backstage work, and a love for theater was cultivated.


I was a theater nerd.


I then went on to college to study and work at the Indiana University Opera Theater, and my passion became a career. I’ve never had any desire to be onstage, and am quite happy being the unsung hero of productions,

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Art in My Life

The arts have always been an important thread in the fabric of my life. It started with a love of music and piano lessons in Kindergarten and soon came to include dance classes, creative writing and photography. I truly love all areas of the arts including performing and watching others perform.

I have found the arts community in Aberdeen to be thriving. It’s a area of our community that has grown by leaps and bounds over the years and one I am happy to be a part of in my adult life —

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Why you should attend a live performance.

We live in the golden age of entertainment. You can watch Citizen Kane on your phone in a booth at a fastfood joint. You can watch master performances by master performers on your tablet while sitting in the passenger seat of Subaru outback. You can be immersed in more real than life surround sound and 4k video on a wall sized screen, sitting in the comfort of your living room wearing your favorite jam jams,

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Updates from the AAAC

Fall brings about so many changes. School and all of those activities start, getting back into a “routine”, dance and art classes start, parents maybe experiencing the empty nest and nature provides us with daily changes in our scenery.

Here at the Arts Council we are also going through changes. We are super excited about our brand new website. Let us know what you think about it. Dawn Sahli, who has been the Administrative Assistant for the past six years,

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