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Reception & Reading for 18th Annual Poet-Artist Collaboration

Friday | April 26 | 6:30pm
Crossings at Carnegie | Zumbrota MN
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Crossings’ XVIII Annual Poet-Artist Collaboration exhibit, celebrating a pairing of two art forms, is on display now through May 4. Read the poems (displayed alongside the art pieces) and determine for yourself how the artists were inspired. Fifty poets and visual artists took part in this years’ exhibit which can be seen free of charge during regular business hours. Join them for a reception and poetry reading on Friday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. both at the gallery and next door at the vintage State Theatre. Poets will read their poems, while an image of the art is projected on the big screen, followed by a statement from the artist.

Participants with Winona connections include Winona Poet Laureate Ken McCullough, as well as poets Marcia Ratliff, Scott Lowery, Nancy Kay Peterson, Delta Eddy and artist Julia Crozier.

Over 100 poets and artists participated in this year’s event by entering up to three poems each, or submitting artistic work samples. Jurors winnowed more than 200 poems down to just 26. Other jurors selected 26 artists from those who entered. For this exhibit, each artist chooses one poem from which to create an artwork. Poems and the work they inspired are displayed together.

The poems share many familiar life experiences, from living in Minnesota or the countryside or in warmer climates. Partings are painfully, lovingly shared, as are happy moments of the poets’ lives. The artists turned their vision of the poem given to them into works using a variety of mediums, including oil and watercolor, mixed media, weavings, encaustic and more.

Scott Lowery, Ken McCullough, and Julia Crozier are members of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.

 

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SMU Theater Singers Present a Benefit Concert for HCO

Sunday | April 28 | 5:00-6:30pm First Congregational Church of Winona 161 West Broadway St www.facebook.com/events/674268529673050/ Saint Mary’s University music theater students return to Café Congo to perform hits from Broadway and raise money for Home & Community Options. They will also lead the audience in a sing-a-long of favorite show tunes from this year’s… Continue Reading

WSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Sunday | April 28 | 2:00pm WSU DuFresne PAC | Vivian Fusillo Main Stage Theatre WSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform their Spring Concert. Free admission. WSU Arts Administration is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.   Continue Reading

WSU Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

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King Arthur, Tales from Wales and More

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Bowling with the Bard

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Bluff Country Studio Art Tour 2019

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