Valley Grove Exhibition Open House

December 13, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Place : Christy Room

Join us for coffee & conversation with Robbie LaFleur,
creator of four Valley Grove tapestries,
in the Norwegian tradition,
on display at LOTI through December
Gallery Talk @ 3:00 PM

Valley Grove Lutheran Church, outside of Northfield, Minnesota disbanded as a congregation in the early 1970’s, but its iconic placement atop a secluded hill just north of the Big Woods State Park continued to claim a place of people’s imagination. Concerts, weddings and occasional services were held there.

During the pandemic, local weaver, Robbie LaFleur, was commissioned, through Nordic Churches Project, to create a series of four tapestries honoring the two historic church buildings at Valley Grove.
Minnesota filmmaker, Paul Krause, created a documentary for TPT about the history of the Valley Grove Preservation Society and included the development and creation of the tapestries.

Artist Robbie LaFleur and former LOTI member, Valley Grover and painter, Tom Maakestad, will present the tapestries and an original painting of Valley Grove as the opening of a six-week exhibition at Lake of the Isles.