River Arts Alliance supports and celebrates regional arts and culture by organizing educational programs, community events, and public art projects while promoting opportunities for artists and facilitating collaborations between organizations in the Winona region.

Jamie Ho: Canton Gulf

Virtual Artist Talk | Wednesday | February 3 | 5:00pm educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/jamie-ho/ Nebraska-based photographic artist Jamie Ho will present work from her recent series Canton Gulf. In the words of the artist, "Canton Gulf is an ongoing photographic series that aims to preserve and examine my parents’ legacy and question if home is defined by geography…

River Arts Alliance Annual Meeting

Wednesday | January 27 | 6:00pm ZOOM – link below Agenda and 2020 Meeting Notes – pdf Like so many others, RAA has been adapting to this new life with COVID and physical distancing, so our Annual Meeting will be held online. We had hoped that we would be able to meet in person by…

GRSF Live Read-through of Human Error

Sunday | January 31 | 7:00pm Info: grsf.org Throughout the pandemic, GRSF company members (and some guests) have been gathering together on Zoom on Monday evenings to read through plays together. Many of these are newer plays or plays we wouldn’t normally get to produce here at the Festival. It’s an extremely casual gathering –…

27th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Saturday | January 30 | 2:00-3:00pm www.woodlandpattern.org/poetry-marathon Scott Lowery has been splitting time between SE MN and the Milwaukee area for the past two years. One of the side benefits has been involvement in Wisconsin poetry events. On Saturday, January 30th, he’ll be reading two poems during the annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit for Woodland…

Vintage Valentines – Free Zoom Art Class

Sunday | February 7 | 2:00-3:00pm mca.smumn.edu/2021/01/12/vintage-valentines/ Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) with the support of the Winona Fine Arts Commission and in partnership with the Winona County History Center, invites community members aged 6-106 to join a free virtual art class. The live class will be delivered via Zoom on Sunday, Feb. 7,…

2021 RAA Member Exhibit and Showcase

To all River Arts Alliance Members: We’re excited to invite you to participate in the 2021 RAA Virtual Member Exhibit and Showcase! This year, because the event is virtual, we are able to include audio and video clips, poems and excerpts as well as the usual visual artworks. Writers and artists producing music, dance, theatre,…

Nicole Havekost: Chthonic

Wednesday | January 20 | 5pm minnstate.zoom.us/j/8976193747 Nicole Havekost will present work from her exhibition, Chthonic, currently installed at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The term “chthonic” refers to mythological creatures, which Havekost has created from felt and installed as large-scale sculptures throughout the gallery space. Havekost lives and works in Rochester, Minnesota. She earned a…

MCA’s Online Musical Revue

Friday | January 22 | 6:00-7:00pm MCA’s (Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts) Facebook Page and YouTube Channel Talented middle and high school singers have been participating in a unique six-week collaborative musical and theatrical online experience. Together with other students and their instructor, they have created a song list and devised a script for this…

Clay Workshops with Anne Scott Plummer

Anne Scott Plummer, a retired WSU Art Professor, is offering a series of eight Clay Workshops this winter and spring through WAPS Community Education. Each three-hour workshop has a different focus, including Creating Ceramic Tiles, Making Textured Ceramic Bowls, Clay Slab Mug Making, Clay Mask-making, Creating a Lidded Container, Sculpting a Clay Wall Relief, Creating…

Mindful Journaling (Self-Paced Class for ages 55+)

Sunday | February 7 – April 3 + Zoom social (TBD) Virtual | Register at mca.smumn.edu Be present in the moment and channel your creativity through written and visual expression, learning techniques in drawing, painting, and mixed media. This self-paced course provides 8 weekly emails containing journaling techniques and mindfulness prompts to inspire your creativity….