Museum gearing for March Break

Press Release

“Comics & Fantasy: Featuring the Art of Kari-Ann Anderson” is the new exhibit on the main floor of the Fort Frances Museum, which also will tie into March Break activities planned there for next week.
Local artist Kari-Ann Anderson has gained recognition for the beauty and magnitude of her art. Now you can have the opportunity to enjoy her work for yourself.
Anderson’s fantasy-themed art has been paired with a re-design of the museum’s extremely popular “Comic Books: A History” exhibit from last fall.
Anderson’s work is complemented perfectly by the comic book art, and illustrates a more formal fine arts side to the comics and fantasy theme.
In related news, the museum has planned activities each day during March Break (March 16-20). Children aged five-11 are welcome to drop by from noon-4 p.m.
The cost is $4/child per day and $3 for each additional child.
The activities include:
•Clay Fantasy Figures (March 16)—Be creative and design your very own fantasy character/animal and sculpt your creation out of self-hardening clay;
•Leprechaun Puppets (March 17)—Leprechauns are fantasy creatures and since Tuesday is St. Patrick’s Day, come help us celebrate by designing and creating your very own leprechaun puppets!;
•Fantasy Letter Doorknob Hangers (March 18)—Create fun fantasy doorknob hangers to hang on your bedroom door;
•Fantasy Characters (March 19)—Create a fantasy world of characters to entertain your friends and family; and
•3D Labyrinth Magnet Games (March 20)—A key feature in ancient mythology and fantasy worlds is the labyrinth.
On this day, we will be making fun 3D labyrinths and characters that will seem to move through them as if by magic.
Meanwhile, the public also is encouraged to check out “Lee Dillman: Fish Carvings” on the upper floor of the museum.
Dillman, a resident of Rainy River, has been hand-carving, painting, and mounting fish for 20 years. He produces artworks which are life-like and realistic, created from simple
materials easily found around the house.
Come in and see these creations for yourself!
As well, Dillman will be giving a demonstration of how he makes his fish sculptures on Saturday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m.
Anyone who is interested in welcome to attend.
In other news, “Discover The History” backpacks are now available for children aged five-12 and their families.
Free with paid admission, these backpacks are full of hands-on and interactive activities that will engage the whole family with the Fort Frances Museum’s permanent exhibits.
Here is what others have had to say about the backpacks:
•“It helped me understand the museum more.”
•“Great for young learners!”
•“Very well done! Lots of chances for involvement”
For further information, call Katie at 274-7891 or e-mail her at
The museum is open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults/seniors and $2 for children.
We invite you to drop in and have a look around.