Author Archives: Heidi Bryant

Winona Art Walk: Lydia Erickson – hand-painted pottery

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance.

“I am inspired by flowers and creatures with vivid life, charming character, and whimsical humor. When I paint these things on clay or canvas, my interpretation of nature and character become touchable and shareable. I love when I can use nature’s happiness to create joy in people.” Learn more about Lydia and see samples of her work at winonaartwalk.org/lydia-erickson/.

The Winona Art Walk became a project of the River Arts Alliance in 2016. It is coordinated and facilitated by the members and staff of RAA. The new website was designed and developed by Heidi Bryant, RAA’s webmaster and communications coordinator. Visit winonaartwalk.org to see all of the artists’ galleries.

 

Winona Art Walk: Julia Crozier – oil paintings, pastel drawings, and linoleum cuts

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. “As an artist the recent isolation due to COVID-19 has given me more time to consider how I am connected to the rest of the world through observing nature more closely… Continue Reading

Winona Art Walk: Will Brzezinski – ceramics

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. “Made with calm, relaxed vibes to be enjoyed, observed, and shared with the same sentiment, I like to create objects that people can use and appreciate on the daily. Through my… Continue Reading

20th Anniversary Winona Art Walk – Now Online!

Celebrating its 20th year and embracing River Arts Alliance’s “Art Never Stops” motto, the Winona Art Walk is online only this year. This annual event is eagerly anticipated as the opportunity to support artists in our community by shopping locally for the holiday season. This is especially important in 2020, a year that has been… Continue Reading

Winona Fine Arts Commission Relief Grants

The Winona Fine Arts Commission (FAC) Grants Program is offering grant support during this continued time of great need with an immediate call for submissions. The FAC will offer $500 grants intended to assist creatives and arts organizations in continuing their practice and operations during the coronavirus pandemic. A specific project proposal is not required… Continue Reading

Great River Writes – Writing Your Ancestry: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction Writing About Family

Saturday | November 14 | 2:00-3:30pm www.facebook.com/GreatRiverWrites Great River Writes is going virtual in 2020! Join internationally bestselling author (and former La Crosse resident) Danielle Trussoni for a reading and workshop around writing your ancestry. This workshop will use family stories and ancestral origins to explore techniques in fiction and creative nonfiction. This event is… Continue Reading

Virtual Gallery Walk and Artist Celebration

Saturday | November 7 | 10:00-11:00am Learn more: mca.smumn.edu Register: smumn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYscOGuqDIjGNSL9cd0ZA-VM9dfOr7tHCom The community is invited to join Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) and the artists of Playful Postcards: Artist Study for a Virtual Gallery Walk and Artist Celebration via Zoom. This event will highlight the work of eight talented community artists who participated in… Continue Reading

Call for Artists

form.jotform.com/202625845615154 Bluff Country Studio Art Tour is seeking applications for experienced or emerging artists to participate in the 2021 Bluff Country Studio Art Tour being held April 23-25, 2021. This spring time self-guided studio tour is celebrating it’s 20th year of showcasing the talented artists of the SE Minnesota’s Driftless Region. Application deadline is November… Continue Reading

4th Annual Great River Writes Kickoff Event

Thursday | November 5 | 6:00pm www.facebook.com/GreatRiverWrites Great River Writes is going virtual in 2020! Join us for the 4th annual Great River Writes series with keynote kickoff speaker and poet Jaki Shelton Green. We’re thrilled to welcome this dynamic author and artist to our writing series. The event will be held on Zoom and… Continue Reading