Category Archives: Local Arts

RAA Member of the Month: Frozen River Film Festival

The Frozen River Film Festival celebrates their 14th Season this year with over 80 films showing in Winona beginning February 6th and continuing through February 10th in various locations throughout the city. With the theme “Resilience” FRFF continues their tradition of presenting quality films from around the world. Many films, such as “The Interpreters” and “Minding the Gap,” are already receiving international accolades and Winona is fortunate to have the opportunity to see these films and meet the filmmakers.

This season includes a set highlighting Winona filmmakers and the incredible work they are doing in our community. Other local films include “Decoding the Driftless” and “The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science.” Both films will have directors attending for Q&A’s.

New this year includes “Winona Wednesday” where the purchase of one ticket will get an attendee into both of the night’s screenings taking place at Winona Middle School. There will also be Saturday night sessions where anyone can stop into a local business to meet filmmakers and have one on one discussions.

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The art of documentary. The warmth of Winona.

Valentine’s Free Ink

Saturday | February 2 | 10:00am-2:00pm Winona Arts Center | 228 E. 5th St. The Winona Arts Center Print Studio, “RiverBed Press” will hold a free monotype workshop with a Valentine’s theme on Saturday, February 2 from 10am-2:00pm. No prior printmaking experience necessary. Come try your hand working with the monotype — a painterly… Continue Reading

RAA Member of the Month: Teresa Schumaker

Teresa Schumaker is a local potter who creates functional as well as decorative pottery. Since her retirement from teaching, Teresa has devoted her time to exploring new glazes and new pieces that have proven popularity. An early RAA member, she has volunteered on the planning committee for the annual Winona Art Walk as well as… Continue Reading

Kathleen Peterson: RAA Member of the Month

Kathleen Peterson is a local novelist and playwright. Her Irish-centric novel Girl on the Leeside was written under her Irish-American family name, Kathleen Anne Kenney. It was published in hardcover by Knopf/Doubleday in 2017 and the paperback version came out earlier this year. Visit to learn more about Girl on the Leeside. Three years… Continue Reading

Winona Art Walk and Tour Countdown – Location 10

We’re counting down to the 2018 Winona Art Walk and Tour. Today, we will feature location “10” on the map. Mississippi Mornings Art Studio 40341 LaMoille Dr. Featuring the work of artist Kathy Kovala: Original Watercolors, Watercolor Prints, Greeting Cards, Christmas Cards, Bookmarks, Watercolor Classes Watercolor Painting Excursions Mississippi Mornings Art Studio will celebrate… Continue Reading