Category Archives: Local Arts

Member Spotlight: Terri Karsten

Terri Karsten has been a writer and educator all her life. After twenty-one years teaching high school English, she now works as a writing coach and focuses on writing historical fiction. Her debut novel, A Mistake of Consequence (2015, B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree) takes readers into 18th century Colonial America. Her second novel, When Luck Runs Out (2017, Bronze Moonbeam Award) is an orphan train story for middle grade students. Terri has also published two non-fiction books and dozens of articles and short stories in a variety of places, including Highlights for Children, The La Crosse Tribune, and An Encyclopedia of Women’s History. Her latest work is Lost and Found, Tales of Things Gone Missing, collection fo short stories and poems by 59 different authors.

Member Spotlight: Julia Crozier

Anyone who knows anything about the River Arts Alliance also knows that Julia Crozier is one of the people who gets things done for RAA. We are pleased to put her in the spotlight to celebrate her dedication to her art and to her community. Julia Crozier is an artist who resides in Winona with… 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

Member Spotlight – Colleen and Larry Wolner

The Blue Heron Coffeehouse is dedicated to good food and to good art! Colleen and Larry Wolner have enriched our lives by not only offering a healthy menu featuring locally sourced, organic ingredients, but also by offering locally sourced art to their customers as well. The Wolners hosted River Arts Alliance’s annual Members Exhibition this… Continue Reading

Member Spotlight: Anna VanDemark

Anna VanDemark grew up in a family of artists and trained as a classical painter at Atelier Lack, Minneapolis, MN. She has worked in a variety of mediums over the years garnering awards at national exhibitions. But, it is with digital photography that Anna has found the perfect medium to capture life’s fleeting moments and… Continue Reading

MMAM: Second Saturday – Gardens

Saturday | June 8 | 10:00am-5:00pm Minnesota Marine Art Museum Join the Minnesota Marine Art Museum for the June Second Saturday, featuring $1 admission and special themed activities based on June’s theme, ‘Gardens’! Our tours for the day include MMAM highlights tours, which will introduce you to pieces from our permanent collection, and a… Continue Reading

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour 2019

Friday | April 26 | 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday | April 27 | 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday | April 28 | 10:00am-6:00pm Be sure to check out Bluff Country Studio Art Tour, 2019, an annual spring tradition! Experience the diverse talent of so many southeast Minnesota artists, many of whom are River Arts Alliance members! Details at the… Continue Reading

Call for Submissions for the Annual RAA Member Exhibition

All current members are invited to submit artwork for the 2019 RAA Member Exhibition, June 15 – September 2, at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse. Due to space limitations, each member can show only one work this year. Please fill out the registration form by June 8 for inclusion in this show. Please review all conditions and details… Continue Reading