Category Archives: Educational

The River Art of George Caleb Bingham

Thursday | February 20 | 6:00-7:00pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum | 800 Riverview Dr

Gregory Schmidt will offer a presentation that focuses on George Caleb Bingham, one of the most respected and well-known American artists of the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Bingham was a transitional figure in American art history. Largely self-taught, this mid-westerner sought to place himself within the highest traditions of European and American art, but also aspired to create a uniquely American vision of the midwestern frontier and its people. He rose to fame in the 1840s on the strength of a series of “River Paintings” that depicted people whose livelihoods depended on the rivers of the Mississippi watershed. Most notable of these works were Fur Traders Descending the Missouri and The Jolly Flatboatmen, now considered two of the most iconic genre paintings in American art history. They will be examined in some detail in the presentation.

Minnesota Marine Art Museum is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit:


Expanding Perspectives at WSU

Winona State University’s Inclusion and Diversity Office is growing its outreach and offerings to serve all students, the campus community, and the greater Winona community at large. During the week of February 10, Dr. Jonathan Locust, Director, invites everyone to participate in a program series entitled Expanding Perspectives, to be held each night of the… Continue Reading

Kay Shaw at Winona Bird Club Meeting

Wednesday | February 5 | 7:00-9:00pm Winona Friendship Center | 251 Main St Winona photographer Kay Shaw will present the program at the Winona Bird Club meeting. Her program, Attack in the Wetlands, will document a unique natural event she witnessed in May, 2019 in the Whitewater Wildlife Management Area, where trumpeter swans attacked a… Continue Reading

Clay Play Day at Rivertown Pottery

Saturday | November 16 | 10:30am-5:30pm 252 E 8th St | Winona You are invited to our studio at Rivertown Pottery in Winona, MN. Demonstrations and assistance in hand building your own pottery. There are two ticket types available. The sculptor pass, which will let you come play with clay. Or the tour pass,… Continue Reading

Space Apps Winona 2019

Saturday | October 19 | 8:00am-9:00pm Saturday | October 20 | 9:00am-6:00pm Winona State University | Krueger Library, first floor Calling all Winona creatives, designers, artists, makers, scientists, engineers, developers, storytellers, and problem-solvers from all walks of life: The NASA International Space Apps Challenge (or Space Apps) is a large scale creative collaborative event… Continue Reading

The Life and Music of Jazz

Monday | April 15 | 6:00-8:00pm WSU DuFresne Performing Arts Center, Room 159 Jazz Scholar and Biographer, Gary Carner will present a lecture on the life and music of jazz baritone saxophonist, Pepper Adams. WSU Arts Administration is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please… Continue Reading

Creative Flow Yoga and Water Color

Thursday | April 11 | 6:00-8:00pm Thursday | May 2 | 6:00-8:00pm Mississippi Mornings Art Studio | 40341 LaMoille Drive Register: Cost per session: $40 ($30 early bird) Enjoy a relaxing yoga practice followed by a gently led watercolor class overlooking the Mississippi River at Mississippi Mornings Art Studio. All experience levels welcome for… Continue Reading

We Are The Willows Residency

Several free activities with We Are The Willows will be offered across the Winona community March 25-30! Rhythm and Muse Workshop Tuesday | March 26 | 12:00-2:00pm Wednesday | March 27 | 12:00-2:00pm Friday | March 29 | 9:00-11:00am Valéncia Arts Center | 1164 W. Howard Street This three-part workshop for Winona Friendship Center members… Continue Reading

Hands-On Watercolor Painting Class

Every Wednesday | 12:30-3:30pm Mississippi Mornings 40341 LaMoille Dr, | Winona, MN Join Kathy Kovala for a hands-on watercolor class where we all learn and improve together! Be inspired by the color and let the water do the work. Beginners are welcome! In no time, you will be creating art that will make heads… Continue Reading