PRCA Photo Contest Display on Exhibit at Gallery

The PRCA annual photo contest exhibit is now on display at the gallery, downtown Morris. Nearly 100 wonderful photos illustrate the creativity of area amateur photographers. Stop in to cast your vote for the People’s Choice…it will be a hard task to choose a favorite. Winners in each category-purple, abstract, wetlands, future generations, the natural world, and community-will be announced in July. Jess Larson, associate professor of studio art at the University of Minnesota, Morris will serve as judge.

Scholarships for children available for Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance arts day camp

Morris, Minn. May 28, 2010—The Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance (PRCA) announces that scholarships are available for area children to attend the 2010 PRCA Prairie Camp, an arts day camp for ages six through twelve. Members of the community have contributed to a special fund to provide the scholarships and to make Prairie Camp possible for children who may otherwise not be able to attend because of financial constraints.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to offer scholarships for Prairie Camp thanks to donors in the community who support the PRCA and understand the value of a ‘hands-on’ arts experience for elementary children,” says Ferolyn Angell, PRCA president. “Families should feel free to contact the PRCA to inquire about full or partial scholarships to make it possible for their children to attend this very special summer event.”

Prairie Camp is scheduled for June 14–19, 2010, at the Morris Area Elementary School. Camp hours are from 9:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. for ages six and seven, and 9:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. for ages eight through twelve. The six days are filled with painting, drawing, writing, music, and dance.

For more information, please contact the PRCA at 320-585-5037 or e-mail Located at 630 Atlantic Avenue, PRCA hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., or by appointment.

PRCA Photo Contest announced

The PRCA will accept submissions to the annual Photo Contest between June 1 and June 15. Categories are:

Natural World
Future Generations

One photo per category per person. Submit unframed and unmatted photos no smaller than 4 x 6 and no larger than 8 x 11.

Photos will be displayed in the PRCA Gallery from June 19 through the end of July. Photos will be judged and winners announced during Prairie Pioneer Days.

Drop your photos off the at the PRCA Gallery at 630 Atlantic Avenue or contact the PRCA for more information at or 320-585-5037.

Prairie Camp registration underway

It is time to sign up the children in your life for Prairie Camp. Scheduled for June 14 through June 19, children ages six through twelve will enjoy music, dance, sculpture, drawing, and writing activities. Contact the PRCA for a brochure and/or to register your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, etc.