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A hundred fifty year old cottonwood tree we named Solomon stood in our front yard until today. Its towering boughs shaded County Road Five on the east, and on the west, a Baltimore Oriole’s nest hung delicately just below its massive canopy. My youngest son would...
We have been anticipating Spring’s return; Happy Spring, Happy Easter to everyone! We thought a wonderful way to celebrate is to design a stylized German “Osterbaum” translated in English means Easter Tree. This tradition is centuries old and has been adopted by many....
Check out the current Cultural Centre Newsletter. In this issue you'll find information on how the Cultural Centre is choosing resiliency, our upcoming exhibitions, The Renville County Market, and our new website. Volume 4 Issue 1 Spring 2021 (1)
In this issue Arts, Culture, Community, Wellness and Commitment! Volume 2 Issue 2 PDF
Many know the history behind the Cultural Centre as what use to be the Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in town, the amazing story of one man seeing the vision Mark and Rosemary dreamed of and the benefit it would be to the surrounding communities. If you don’t know the story, you can check it out here. […]
The Arts in all mediums are an essential part of building strong communities and embracing the unique culture that exists within them. I had the joy of wandering around Bird Island capturing some images for a magazine article and I have to admit, I fell in love with what some would call a dying small […]
The process or the appreciation of creative expression is a gift; a gift granted to humans throughout time. The Bhimbetka and Daraki Petroglyphs (290,000 – 700,000 BCE) found in two ancient quartzite caves in India during the 1990’s inspires us to ask who created these petroglyphs, was it utilitarian or simply creative expression? As in […]
The Bird Island Cultural Centre hosted members of Bird Island C&C for a night of food, fun, art, history, poetry, and even yoga. This was held as part of the C&C’s quarterly ‘Business After Hours’ events.