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A sculptor’s magic touch

Artist Constance Bergfors stands among maple, cherry, and walnut sculptures in her home studio, near Washington, D.C.  A few of her works are also on display at Tysons Atriums, 1650 and 1750 Tysons Blvd., McLean, Virginia, until April 8, 2011. See more at www.constancebergfors.com

Norwegian-American artist Constance Bergfors talks about her love of sculpting By Carla Danziger Norwegian American Weekly Constance Bergfors knows wood, its colors, its scents, its rhythms, its feel. She has been sculpting hardwoods – walnut, maple, mahogany, cherry, pecan, apple wood, beech, you name it – for more than three decades. Her sculptures grace public and private collections ...

Passing the hat for art

Ellen Snortland

Ellen Snortland works to bring her one-woman show “Now That She’s Gone” to Scotland By Ellen Snortland My Norwegian-American community has already done so much for my solo show, “Now That She’s Gone.” Without the initial support of Rolf Stang, Pastor and Mrs. Rodahl, the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Manhattan, editors at the Norwegian American Weekly, writers, ...

Remembering Reidar

Reidar Dittman at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Photo courtesy of St. Olaf College

Beloved St. Olaf College professor dies at age 88 By Mary Jo Thorsheim Special to the Norwegian American Weekly The sun has set on the amazing life of Dr. Reidar Dittmann (1922-2010). Edvard Munch’s famous painting “The Sun” (“Solen”) was a favorite, and he frequently used the projected image as a dramatic conclusion to his lectures on the ...

Art inspired by travel

mary staby pic

Colorado artist Mary Staby brings new life to Norway through her vibrant handcolored black and white photographs By Tiffanie Davis Seattle, Wash. For the Norwegian American Weekly “I’ve had a darkroom since second grade,” Mary said. “My sister’s husband at that time worked for Kodak and he gave me my first dark room.” Little did her sister’s husband know ...

Create your own Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Need a creative break from your desk? Something to take your mind of your daily chores? Need to occupy the kids for a few minutes longer? Look no further: Now you can create your own Aurora Borealis, against a fairytale Norwegian backdrop at www.visitnorway.com/mynorthernlights. Paint the sky with your mouse, or use your astrological constellation, in a beautiful palette of ...

Munch Museum Plan Faces Criticism in Oslo

Spanish architectural firm Herreros won a design competition for the new museum in March 2009. Image courtesy Herreros Arquitectos

Poor Edvard Munch can’t seem to catch a break in his native Norway. His artworks have been popular with thieves in recent years, and now opposition to a proposed Munch Museum in the Norwegian capital is steadily building because of what critics argue is its unnecessary size. Jørn Holme, the head of the Norwegian national heritage ...

Cultural activities may improve health and protect against depression

If you paint, dance or play a musical instrument - or just enjoy going to the theatre or to concerts -- it's likely that you feel healthier and are less depressed than people who don't, a survey of nearly 50,000 individuals from all socio-economic backgrounds from Trøndelag county shows. The findings are drawn from the latest ...

Thieves steal Munch painting in Oslo

A painted version of Edvard Munch

Scandinavian criminals just can’t seem to get enough of Edvard Munch. In 2004, masked gunmen stole two of the artist’s paintings from the Munch Museum, and, more recently, a Swedish dealer has been accused of selling forgeries of his work. Now Oslo dealer Pascal Nyborg says that thieves have made off with a Munch lithograph ...

ISCP Fall Open Studios in NY with Lars Laumann

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York presents a four-day exhibition of international contemporary art featuring works by 36 artists, artist groups and currators currently in residence at ISCP. The Norwegian artist Lars Laumann is a current ISCP resident and will be presenting his work at the fall Open Studios November 6-9, 2009. Twice ...