MALENA HANDEEN of rural Milan Area is presents her oil paintings at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance.

Oil paintings by Malena Handeen of rural Milan are currently being exhibited at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance until the end of March, 2012. A reception will be held for the artist on March 1st from 5 – 7 pm at the gallery, located at 630 Atlantic Ave, Morris, Minnesota.

Malena has been painting for over thirty years. Her work captures both inner, personal landscapes and the beauty of the countryside that surrounds us. Malena is also a musician who writes music, sings, and plays accordion. CD’s of some of her songs are also for sale at the PRCA gallery.

Malena is the owner (and janitor) at her home studio, The Loose Tooth Cowgirl Saloon of Art at the Easy Bean Farm where she grows vegetables for CSA with husband Mike Jacobs and two children, who are all pleased that it has finally snowed a little!!

Let It Snow

The PRCA’s new exhibit features the wonderful and beautiful drawings and colorings of snowflakes!! The “Let It Snow” contest truly showed the wonderful talent of the youth of our community!!

The winners are…
1-2-3 Year Olds: Mari DeVries
Preschool and Kindergarten: Owen Hentjes
1st and 2nd Grade: Jula Weyer
3rd and 4th Grade: Sara Hoffman
5th and 6th Grade: Shannon Kill

Thank you to everyone who was entered in the contest!