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Bluff Country Studio Art Tour

Explore the art and scenery of southeastern Minnesota during the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour, Friday April 28th through Sunday, April 30th. The self-guided tour features more than 25 artist locations in Southeastern Minnesota. Visitors can see artists at work, and shop for ceramics, turned wood, clay, fiber, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more. Hours are…

Julia Crozier: Art at the Commonweal

Julia Crozier has an exhibit of five paintings for the five plays that Commonweal is producing for the 2017 season. These paintings were created specifically for the plays and have a range of styles and mediums. They will be displayed at the Commonweal (208 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro) until the season is over in December….

John Latsch DVD Release Party

“John Latsch: The Man and His River” DVD Release Party Tuesday | April 11 | 7:00pm Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St. There will be a free showing of the film, live music by Mike Munson, drawings for free merchandise and DVD’s and Blu-Rays for purchase. The Winona County Historical Society and Mary…

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

In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, the SONNET CONTEST KICK-OFF event will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Winona, Minnesota, at 7:00 pm, at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse (162 W. 2nd Street). The event will feature presentations by Winona’s Past and Present Poets Laureate, perhaps a “Speed Sonnet” contest, snacks, door…

Ragamala Dance Company

Saturday | April 8 | 7:30pm Page Theatre | 700 Terrace Heights | Winona, MN The 30th annual Page Series concludes April 8 with Ragamala Dance Company performing their signature work, Sacred Earth, with live music. Leading up to the performance, the company will offer several free residency activities in which community members can learn…

Poetry Triple Header – Tuesday, April 4

Reading By Mark Wunderlich, Installation Of Poet Laureate And Associate Laureate, Followed By Student Reading At Blue Heron. At 5pm on Tuesday April 4, Mark Wunderlich will give a reading of his work at WSU’s Krueger Library, Mr. Wunderlich was born in Winona and grew up near Fountain City. He is the author of three…

WSU Accepting Applications for Painting and Drawing Instructor

The Art and Design Department at Winona State University is hiring a Fixed-Term Instructor of Painting and Drawing for the 2017-18 academic year. NOV and application instructions are at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winona.  

Oh, What a Lovely War!

Wednesday | April 5 | 7:30pm Vivian Fusillo Theatre | Performing Arts Center Winona State University Written by Joan Littlewood and Charles Chilton, directed by Jim Williams. A provocative and poignant story of World War I with music of the period. Written in 1969 as the world was dealing with the Vietnam War and larger…

Carousel Bookmaking Workshop

Led by Jill Krase | Saturday | April 8 | 1:00-4:30pm Winona Arts Center | 228 E 5th St | Winona, MN A carousel book is a very clever artist book. The finished carousel is more than the sum of its simple accordion parts. When assembled, the book presents a series of six three-dimensional scenes,…

Under Paris Skies

Friday | April 7 | 7:00-9:00pm Winona Arts Center | 228 E 5th St | Winona, MN Under Paris Skies plays music inspired by the cabarets and cafés of 1930’s Paris. Repertoire includes gypsy jazz, French waltzes, as well as tangos, boleros and bossas – romantic charm with swing! “The instrumental voicings of Under Paris…