Showing posts from October, 2018

Big Stone Lake Stories artifacts and leaders at Meander Arts Crawl

The Meander Arts Crawl was October 5-7, 2018 and Bonanza Education Center was stop #38 along the way, the furthest "upstream" of all the stops that generally follow along the Minnesota River Valley. Big Stone Lake Stories artifacts and leaders were represented at this stop so that visitors could learn about the camp.

Camp Artist Organizer, Don Sherman showed visitors how to make paper, including the paper made of aquatic invasive weeds - an activity he'd shared with campers over the summer. The summer techniques and results were on display along with other drawings, paintings, and sculptures from his studio. Don discussed how different natural materials have different properties for paper.  Some hold together more, others can be made thinner, and others he uses for texture and color. A summer camper, Kirby, stopped by and was pleased to discover that his idea to use clay from Bonanza was incorporated into some of the paper art works.

Camp Visiting Teaching Artist, Jonee…