Local harpist eager to perform pieces learned at university

Local harpist eager to perform pieces learned at university

Following her freshman year at the University of Toronto, Owatonna’s Abigail Hansen has returned to her hometown for the summer, and she’s eager to show off the pieces she’s learned — as well as the strides she’s made as a musician — Saturday in a concert at the Owatonna Arts Center…

Local artists have chance to showcase talents in May with annual Steele County Art Exhibition

Sure signs of spring are legion in southern Minnesota, but one of the many portents is the annual Steele County Art Exhibition at the Owatonna Arts Center each May.

This tradition dates back nearly 70 years—prior to the creation of the OAC—when works hung in the Gainey Room of the Owatonna Public Library, said Silvan Durben, creative director of the OAC. This year’s art will be displayed May 6-17, with entries accepted next week Tuesday-Friday, and it’s not too late to apply.

Rochester-based band Light45 to play at Owatonna Arts Center Saturday

Light45, a band featuring songs from rock to worship music, will make their second-ever appearance in Owatonna Saturday at the Owatonna Arts Center.

Previously, “we played an event in the park” with some church groups in town, and “we were invited back,” said Justin Hawley, lead singer and guitarist for the triumvirate. Owatonna is “a great city.”…