Freezing Paradise: an evening with Kevin Kling

Presented by the Guthrie Theatre

February 11, 2005

Sponsored by the Stinson Prairie

Arts Council


“The Prairie Suite: A Study of Place”

February 2005

Sponsored by the Stinson Prairie Arts Council


AHS Music Department Festival Clinic

March 2005

Sponsored by Algona Community School District


Des Moines Metro Opera

Sponsored by Lucia Wallace Elementary, Algona


Algona Chamber Singers Spring Concert

April 2005


Farm Life in Iowa: Photographs of A. M. Wettach

July 2005

Sponsored by the Stinson Prairie Arts Council


Celebration Iowa Singers

July 9, 2005

Sponsored by the City of Algona and the Stinson Prairie Arts Council


Sarah Shey, author

The Sky All Around

August 6, 2005

Sponsored by the Stinson Prairie Arts Council and the Algona Public Library


John McCutcheon, Folk Singer and Instrumentalist

August 2005

Sponsored by the Algona Family YMCA


USA Ballet

September 24, 2005

Sponsored by the Stinson Prairie Arts Council


Piano 4

October 2005

Sponsored by the Kossuth County Concert Association


Stan Dahl

Steel Drum Artist Residency

October 10-14, 2005

Sponsored by Lucia Wallace Elementary, Algona


Discovering Dominga, Documentary

October 16, 2005

Sponsored by the Stinson Prairie Arts Council



October 2005

Sponsored by the Stinson Prairie Arts Council


Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist

October 27, 2005

Sponsored by the Stinson Prairie Arts Council


“Creative Hands:

New and retrospective works from the studios of Wayne Thompson and Dan Sorensen”

Novemer 2 – 29, 2005

The Gallery @ the Library

Sponsored by the Stinson Prairie Arts Council


        Wayne Thompson started drawing as a youngster. He began drawing cartoons and

progressed into painting watercolors and oils. After retiring he became interested in three

dimensional art. Wayne visited the studios of many sculptors, picked their brains and read

everything he could about the media. He built his own foundry and has created many

beautiful sculptures.

        Wayne’s accomplishments range from a 1950 Latham Foundation Certificate of

merit for a watercolor poster to present day awards for bronze sculpture and painting. This

includes the following – Iowa Lakes Community College, the Iowa State University Alumni

Show, several shows a the Lakes Art Center, MacNider Art Museum, and the Iowa Wildlife

in Art Show in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. Wayne has also created many large scale

bronzes including, “In The Park” in Swea City, IA, “Louis Kossuth” at the Kossuth County

Courhouse in Algona, IA, and “Love of Learning” at the North Iowa School in Buffalo

Center, IA.

        Dan Sorensen graduated from high school in Garnavillo, IA in 1964 then attended Luther

College in Decorah, IA where he studied art under Dean Schwarz with a concentration in

ceramics. Following graduation and with Dean’s recommendation, he enrolled at Pond Farm

Pottery in Guerneville, CA where he studied under the master potter Marguerite Wildenhain.

Because of Marguerite’s roots in the Bauhaus and her disciplined approach to the craft, Dan

gained an appreciation for craftsmanship and the freedom to concentrate on the creative

aspects of his media.

         In the fall of 1968 Dan took a position as art instructor with the Swea City

Community Schools. It was there that he met his wife, Judy, a kindergarten teacher in the

school system. They were married in 1969 and made their home in Swea City, IA where they

raised three children. It was in this home (with a stone foundation) that Stone Cellar

Pottery was born and for 35 years Dan

balanced a career as a teacher and a studio

potter. He retired from teaching in 2003

and now devotes his time to making

pottery. Dan has exhibited in numerous

shows, most recently being the “Ripples

Exhibit” which was shown in 3 venues in

the United States as a tribute to Marguerite

Wildenhain. His work is in the collection of

the MacNider Museum in Mason City, IA,

the Pond Farm Collection at Luther

College, and many private collections. Some

pieces in this show are on loan from Jim

and Midge Andreasen.



Algona Area Children’s Chorus

November 2005



Friedman Auditorium

Sponsored by Bishop Garrigan High School




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