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Art center needs help from volunteers [UPDATED]

Published 9:28am Thursday, October 11, 2012 Updated 11:29am Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Center for the Arts is putting out a call for help for our space above the Senior Center at 115 W. Lincoln. We need time as much as merchandise, if you don’t have access to the following items we could use your time. Our next big work weekend will be Nov. 10 starting at 9:30 a.m. and the Nov. 11 at noon.

If you are chomping at the bit to get involved just give us a call and let us know when you are coming and we can put you to work. Skill sets of all kinds needed from cleaning and scrubbing to sheet rocking, mudding and everything in between.

The following is a wish list of items we are looking for to continue the restoration/ reuse project above the Senior Center:

• Laminate flooring —rooms are approximately 9-feet-by-11-feet (12 rooms) or adopt-a-room floor for $150

• 36 sheets of 1/2-inch ACX plywood at $30 per sheet ($1080) Large rehearsal space

• 36 sheets of 1/2-inch CDX at $16 ($576) Large rehearsal space

• 10 sheets ACX at $30 ($300) Small rehearsal space

• 28 at 2-inch-by-4-inch-by-16-feet at $6.11 ($172) Small rehearsal space

• 150 square-feet laminate kitchen area ($225)

• Curtains/ blinds

At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, A Center for the Arts presents, Ensemble 61.

Tickets are $15 adults, $5 students and seating is limited as this will be one of our “On Stage” concerts. Call 736-5453 to reserve your tickets.

They will play “Water Music” — a concert of music inspired by water. Works include Vox Balaena (Voice of the Whale) by George Crumb, Steamboat Bill, Junior by Magnus Lindberg, I Water, I Night by Morgan Krauss and The Waters of Time by Kirsten Broberg.

This Minnesota-based contemporary music group that brings new and experimental works to the public through concerts, education/outreach programs and community engagement.

Ensemble 61 brings new and experimental classical music to the public through concerts, education/outreach programs and community engagement. Seven nationally renowned musicians-soprano, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello and composer-make up Ensemble 61.

It is the only mixed chamber ensemble in Minnesota dedicated to the performing and recording of the music of our time.


Michael Burgraff is the director of a Center for the Arts in downtown Fergus Falls.

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