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Reception & Reading for 18th Annual Poet-Artist Collaboration

Friday | April 26 | 6:30pm
Crossings at Carnegie | Zumbrota MN

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:


King Arthur, Tales from Wales and More

Wednesday | April 24 | 7:00-9:00pm Winona County Historical Society 160 Johnson St Presenter Gareth Roberts is a storyteller, writer, photographer and walk leader who has published over 50 history maps of Wales. He also contributes photographs for astronomy magazines and his book of night photography, The Stars in their Tenderness, was published in… Continue Reading

Bowling with the Bard

Wednesday | April 24 | 7:00pm Westgate Bowl | 1429 W Service Dr Join GRSF to celebrate the Bard’s birth (and death) day at Westgate Bowl with a good old-fashioned BOWLING PARTY! This is an event to celebrate the coming of the season and thank our dedication Friends of Will volunteers for all their… Continue Reading

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour 2019

Friday | April 26 | 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday | April 27 | 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday | April 28 | 10:00am-6:00pm Be sure to check out Bluff Country Studio Art Tour, 2019, an annual spring tradition! Experience the diverse talent of so many southeast Minnesota artists, many of whom are River Arts Alliance members! Details at the… Continue Reading

April Second Saturday @ MMAM – A Longer Look: Slow Art Day

Saturday | April 13 | 10:00am-5:00pm  Minnesota Marine Art Museum | 800 Riverview Dr. The Minnesota Marine Art Museum’s (MMAM) is asking visitors to slow down and take their time during April’s Second Saturday. This month’s theme is A Longer Look: Slow Art Day. When people look slowly at a piece of art they… Continue Reading

WAC: April In Paris Fundraiser

Saturday | April 13 | 6:00-10:00pm Winona Arts Center | 228 E 5th St Ooh La La! The Winona Arts Center cordially invites you to our Springtime gala, “April in Paris,” an evening of fun, food and fundraising. This event continues our efforts to ‘Give the Arts a Lift’ and make our building accessible… Continue Reading

Spring Craft/Art/Gift Show

Saturday | April 6 | 9:00am-2:00pm St Stanislaus Church | 625 E E 4th St Mary Singer will be selling her original art in oils, watercolors and graphite. She will also have prints of her work and will be offering caricatures. St. Stans has this show every spring and it features the arts in various… Continue Reading

Irish Holiday at Old Main

Saturday | March 16 | 6:00-9:00pm Old Main | 20869 S. College Avenue Galesville, WI | Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at Old Main with dinner followed by music. Corned Beef or Ham & Cabbage, Red Potatoes, and Soda Bread Frosted Cupcakes from Lylli & Ivi Cakes and Sweet Treats Cafée Music will be provided… Continue Reading