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GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest “Kick-Off” Event

Since April is National Poetry Month, what better time to hold the 2016 Sonnet Contest opening event! On Tuesday, April 12, at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse, in Winona, 7 PM, with music by Flutistry beginning at 6:30, we’ll gather with our Poets Laureate, and likely other guests, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of this Sonnet…

MCA’s Spring Concert

MCA’s Dance Repertory Company’s annual spring concert, Words in Motion will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Saint Mary’s University’s Page Theatre. For more than four decades, the Dance Repertory Company (DRC) has delighted the Winona community with quality dance productions, featuring local dancers in classical and contemporary works….

WAPS Art Exhibit in Galleria Valéncia

Galleria Valéncia at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is filled with unique pieces of artwork created by Jeffery Morgan’s art students at Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS). Contributing artists attend Jefferson STEM Elementary and Goodview Elementary. During the month of April visitors to the gallery will enjoy colorful artwork that was created using a variety…

Inaugural Art Schmooze – Matt Fluharty & Art of the Rural

Who is Matt Fluharty, what is Art of the Rural, and what are they doing in Winona? Find out the answers these and other important questions by attending RAA’s inaugural Art Schmooze on Wednesday, April 20 from 5-7 pm at the Mid West Music Store, 168 E. 3rd. St., Winona. The Schmooze begins with a…

Spring – Drop-in & Draw

WHEN: On going Mondays, 10am-noon LED BY: Mary Coughlan • 608-525-0050 • mcoughlan@centurylink.net The Winona Arts Center’s Drop-in & Draw, for adults, will begin meeting again for the spring on Monday April 4th from 10:00am – noon. This series of Monday morning classes is for beginning artists who would like to gain insight into how…

WSU Faculty Recital – Deanne Mohr, Piano

Deanne Mohr, Faculty Piano Recital Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30pm Winona State University Performing Arts Center WSU’s Department of Music will host a faculty recital featuring Deanne Mohr on piano. Mohr will present works from Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Messiaen.  Dr. Deanne Mohr Canadian pianist Deanne Mohr received her Bachelor of Music degree with great distinction…

Baroque Music for Strings

Central Lutheran Church, Winona, presents “Baroque Music for Strings” Featuring Acclaimed Violinist Sigiswald Kuijken Saturday April 2, 7:30 pm   Every profession has its pioneers and superstars: Cello lovers have Yo-Yo Ma. Minnesota theatre audience have Tyrone Guthrie. Vikings fans have Fran Tarkenton. In the world of historically authentic and interesting performances of Baroque music,…

Poet Mai’a Williams to Read at the Book Shelf

On Tuesday, April 5th, poet, journalist, anthologist and social activist Mai’a Williams will read from her poetry as part of the Laureate Writers Series. The reading will be held at the Book Shelf, 162 W.2nd St., Winona, and will begin at 7pm. After a short break and book signing, there will be an open mic….

Art Muse WSU Student Exhibition

Art Muse All-Student Juried Exhibition EXHIBITION DATES: March 21 – April 7, 2016 Watkins Gallery, Watkins Hall, Winona State University Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony Wednesday, March 23, 4:00-5:30 Awards will announced at 5pm Juror: Simon Huelsbeck, Professor of Painting & Drawing, Rochester Community and Technical College Watkins Gallery Hours: Monday-Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm…

Downtown Winona Art in the Windows Project

It is not too late to sign up for our Art in the Windows collaboration between Winona artists and Downtown Businesses. We have artists who have signed up for this promotion, but it has come to my attention that there may be some confusion about this promotion. Artists choose works that they wish to sell….