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October at Ingebretsen’s: A Real Scream

By Carstens Smith

Ingebretsen’s presents a month of events, including a lecture on the life of Edvard Munch, food tastings, author talks, craft demonstrations, and a porcelain signing. People can drop by the store to get a flyer with a full listing of events or check the website, www.ingebretsens.com. The events start on October 5 and continue into the Christmas season. Below are a few of this month’s highlights.

Peace Coffee will be at the store on Wednesday October 9, Leif Erickson Day from 11 am to 1 pm. The neighborhood roastery will provide samples and representatives will talk about their fair trade practices. You can’t have coffee without chocolate, so we will have samples of our signature chocolates plus a new lingonberry-chocolate fudge.

On Saturday, October 12, Sonja Anderson, the designer of the Sonja Rose dinnerware produced by Berquist and a beloved fixture on many dining tables, will visit the store to sign plates. Sonja used rosemaling, a traditional Norwegian folk art painting style, as the inspiration for her design. She will be in the gift store from 10 am to 1 pm.

On that same day, UMD Geology Professor Emeritus Dick Ojakangas will talk about the roadside geology of Minnesota and sign his book on the same topic. Ojakangas takes an appreciative look at the world outside the car window. He  helps readers to understand what the colors, strata, and formations tell us about the geologic history of where we are traveling. Please call to reserve a spot for this event: 612.729.9333. Cookbook author Beatrice Ojakangas will have a “guest appearance” from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm. She will sign copies of her latest work, The Soup and Bread Cookbook.

The Scream is a painting, much like the Mona Lisa, that people both appreciate artistically and they enjoy spoofing. Mary Jo Thorsheim, an art historian and owner of Norway Art®, will discuss the life and influence of the artist Edvard Munch, who painted the iconic image. Mary Jo will speak on Saturday, October 19 from 1pm to 3pm. The presentation is free, please call ahead to reserve a spot.

It’s Lutefisk Day on October 26. Come have a sample and learn about why this poor maligned fish became a holiday tradition. Mike Svendahl will talk about the fish, its history, and how to prepare it at 11 am, noon, and 1 pm.

Craftspeople will be giving demonstrations in the store every weekend. Please drop in and watch woodcarvers, needleworkers, jewelers, and painters create traditional and contemporary Nordic-inspired work. As always, the coffee pot will be on.

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