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Library to host art history programs

Douglas County Library in Alexandria will host the first of two art history programs on Thursday, March 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Artist and educator Loren McIntosh will share the history and influence of Renaissance art.

Douglas County Library in Alexandria will host the first of two art history programs on Thursday, March 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Artist and educator Loren McIntosh will share the history and influence of Renaissance art.

Registration is requested by calling the library at (320) 762-3014.

The free program is part of the "Bluestocking Salon" series offered for adults and teens in coming months at the library. The series concludes with a discussion on Impressionism on Thursday, April 14. The program is funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund and is sponsored by Viking Library System, Douglas County Library and the Kaddatz Galleries.

"Bluestocking Salon: Art History for Real People" welcomes people from all levels of knowledge of art and art history. In addition to visual images of art from the time period and audience discussion, each program will feature the work of a regional artist whose style is influenced by the time period presented.

The Bluestocking Salon name honors the Blue Stocking Society of 18th century England, which emphasized education and mutual cooperation.

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When possible, McIntosh will visit a local school on the day of her library program to offer related arts education activities to students.

For information on the series, locations and dates, call Gail Nordstrom at (218) 739-5286.

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