The Landmark Center will be celebrating the Governors Fishing Opener in Otter Tail County this weekend. The Landmark Center will exhibit a variety of fishing related artworks including GYOTAKU fish rubbings by Becky Albright, hand carved wood fish decoys by artist Paul Sparks, and historic fishing and hunting photos from OTC taken by W.T. Oxley. 

The exhibit will be available Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Landmark Center. 

Glass blowing artist Jon Offutt will present free demonstrations at Landmark on Friday and Saturday, May 21 and 22, including six demos per day. Each demo will produce two glass artworks from start to finish within a 40-minute session. Come for one or stay for them all.

Daily demos are on the hour beginning at 9 or 10am each day. “This Activity is funded in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.”

Our reading group will meet from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8 to discuss “Testimony.” Copies of this book are available at the Landmark Center for those wishing to join the discussion. Viking Library will continue serving Henning with their new bookmobile every other Tuesday beginning June 8.

The Landmark Center annual meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 9 at 5 p.m. All are welcomed to attend as we discuss current Landmark activities and plans for our future. 

Artist Lana Beck will return to Henning for a one day “Grandma and Me” painting workshop at the Landmark Center on June 17 from 5-7 p.m. Adult and youth couples will work on creating an acrylic painting from start to finish. All materials will be provided, space is limited to six couples.

Beck will help guide a community mural painting project at the city park from June 18-19. Volunteers of all ages will be asked to help paint seasonal artwork on the bath structure in the park. Please contact the Landmark Center if interested in being a part of this project. We will need many hands to make it happen. “This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.”

Additional workshops covered by this same grant include a Mimi Seykora seven day ceramics workshop throughout September, a one day and Ruth Hanson watercolor gouache painting workshop on Aug. 14 and a one day Raku ceramic firing workshop by Bill and Mimi Seykora on Oct. 16. 

The Landmark Center also plans to host our annual Corn and Brat Feed on Aug. 27, Pie and Pumpkin Fest on Oct. 2, and a possible return of a Magical Medora Christmas at Henning School on Dec. 19. More activities to come, watch this article for additional details.

Call the Landmark Center to register for any upcoming events at 548-5760.