ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Dorset celebrates Minnesotan creativity

A variety of local and regional artists displayed their handiwork on June 19 at the Dorset Boardwalk Art and Authors Festival. The annual outdoor event takes place along the popular boardwalk.

062321.E.PRE.PatriciaLintnerArt.jpg
Patricia Lintner of Staples brought her varied and prolific artwork to the Dorset festival Saturday, June 19. "With COVID, I was stuck home and I just needed color," she said of her vibrant pieces.

Craftspeople and authors lined the street Saturday for the Dorset Boardwalk Art and Authors Festival.

A variety of local and regional artists displayed their handiwork on June 19. The annual outdoor event takes place along the popular boardwalk.

Patricia Lintner works with acrylic paint and paper to create her one-of-a-kind, urban collage dogs. The originals are on 16-by-20-foot canvas, but Lintner had prints for sale. She lives in Staples.

Lintner also works with alcohol ink, Mother Earth totems and more.

Monty Hall, who has spent about 50 years as a woodworker, lives near Park Rapids in the summertime. He brought his woodturned items to Dorset. Among Hall’s work was a bowl forged out of river birch.

ADVERTISEMENT

062321.E.PRE.MontyBowl.jpg
Woodturner Monty Hall spends his summers north of Park Rapids, but is from Louisana. He works with a variety of hardwoods to create bowls, platters and even candlestick holders.

“It’s a burl and it’s spalted,” he explained. “It means these black lines in here are bacteria decaying. As the wood decays, the bacteria starts to run and then you stop it when you turn it because you expose it to air.”

Sarah Smith of Park Rapids participated in the street fair with her sister, Stacy Varnson of Grand Forks.

Smith, a former Enterprise reporter, has been busy painting birdhouses. “I used to do them years ago. Now, with COVID, I resumed,” she said.

0621321.E.PRE.SarahSmithBirdhouses.jpg
Sarah Smith, a retired staff writer for the Park Rapids Enterprise, has been painting birdhouses. Some are stenciled, some freehand, she said.

“She hasn’t seen her dining room table in at least a year,” Varneson commented.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Or my kitchen counter,” Smith said.

Varnson displayed her quilting.

Shannon Geisen is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
What To Read Next
Mike Clemens, a farmer from Wimbledon, North Dakota, was literally (and figuratively) “blown away,” when his equipment shed collapsed under a snow load.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission met on Jan. 5, 2023, to consider the application for Summit Carbon Solutions.
Qualified Minnesota farmers will receive dollar-for-dollar matching money to purchase farmland.