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The Peculiar Persistence of Hannah Kempfer - Pop-Up Puppet Shows

Born under the stars of the North Sea and serving as one of the first women legislators in Minnesota, Otter Tail County’s own heroine Hannah Kempfer’s story will surprise, delight, and inspire. All ages are welcome to join along the adventure with Springboard’s Hinge Residency Artist Laura Korynta in a series of free, pop-up puppet shows around Otter Tail County!

Saturday, July 24 at 10:30am at the Battle Lake Farmer’s Market (near Larry’s Supermarket, 102 Gilbertson St W, Battle Lake, MN 56515)
Saturday, July 24 at 11:30am in the Battle Lake Art Alley (between Stella’s and the Boathouse, 112 Lake Ave S, Battle Lake, MN 56515)
Tuesday, August 3 at 4pm at New York Mills Cultural Center (24 N Main Ave, New York Mills, MN 56567)
Wednesday, August 4 at 5pm at Otter Cove Children’s Museum (105 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537)
Thursday, August 5 at 7pm at Springboard for the Arts (201 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537)

Lantern Workshop & Lantern Parade

The extraordinary lives of women are often overshadowed and forgotten. Alongside these performances, Laura will also offer lantern making workshops on Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28 at Otter Cove Children’s Museum in Fergus Falls. Come learn how to illuminate the story of a woman that is important in your life by creating a handmade lantern with Springboard for the Arts Hinge Resident Artist Laura Korynta.

Dates and times for lantern workshops:
Tuesday, July 27 from 5-6 pm
Tuesday, July 27 from 6-7 pm
Wednesday, July 28 from 5-6 pm
Wednesday, July 28 from 6-7 pm

Following the workshop a lantern parade will take place on July 29th at 8pm along the Otter Tail River.

The workshops are free but we do ask that you pre-register: ottercoveff.doubleknot.com/app/calendar/month/4320

Hinge Arts is supported by a West Central Initiative's Change Makers grant and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hinge Artist Laura Korynta headshot

About the artist: Laura Korynta (she/her) is a multimedia artist who bumbled all around the state of Minnesota with her four siblings before landing in the silver city of St Paul, MN. She explores the narratives and folktales of women through the use of traditional and unconventional watercolor, paper sculptures, dioramas, and puppetry. Working at a smaller scale she invites viewers to have an intimate experience and be an active part of the lore making for the piece. Laura is inspired by the landscapes of Minnesota and her wanderings around the world. She has been a part of the Barebones Halloween Extravaganza since 2015 and a mentee for the 2019 Fringe Festival’s “Beyond the Box” mentorship program for emerging artists.