Community Concert with Thursday Musical

Thursday Musical Musicians
Thursday Musical, one of the oldest arts organizations in the country, was founded in 1892 by group of 12 women from Minneapolis. Currently, Thursday Musical supports three distinctive recital series featuring a wealth of classical solo and chamber ensemble repertoire: the Thursday Morning Artist Series, Home Programs, and Community Concerts. Performers will be Marion Judish (violin) and Jenya Trubnikava (piano); Helen and Paul Baumgartner (piano duo).

CLASS ID: 9R01
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Tuition: FREE with registration
Age/Level: All Ages, All Levels

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Am Now Writer: Public Reading

CLASS ID: 5R25
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 19, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Mary Jane LaVigne with Special Guest Fred Amram
Join us for a public reading for writers of poetry, fiction, non- fiction, and more. Sign up to share your short essay, a few poems, fan- fiction, flash- fiction, or your novel in progress; anything you can present in 5 minutes or less. Or, just come to listen! “Am now writer” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald on his army discharge form, though he’d not yet sold a story. Whether writing is your avocation or vocation, it is our hope that this public reading helps you to claim this title for yourself. Reader registration required prior to the event.

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Becoming American: Sieng Lee Lecture

CLASS ID: 5R04
Tuesday, September 26, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Sieng Lee
Artist Sieng Lee is interested in the intersections of being Hmong and American. His sculptural installation work tell stories of his Hmong American experience while inviting the viewer to explore what it means to “Become American.” Sieng will lecture on his work, process, and challenges as a first generation Hmong American artist. He believes in the power of sharing liked experiences as a means to foster growth and strengthen community.

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Get to the Pointe with Ballet

CLASS ID: 5R03
Tuesday, September 12, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Jan Chamberlin
If you are going on the field trip to the New York City Ballet at Northop, then this lecture is a can’t miss! Whether you have attended ballet performances before or this will be your first time, join us as we talk about the dances that New York City Ballet will perform, the choreographers, their artistic influences, and the key concepts that make ballet the graceful and athletic art form it has become.

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Public Art Lecture

CLASS ID: 5R32
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 3, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Christine Podas-Larson
Learn to make a concrete statue in this 2-day workshop. Wouterina will teach her own techniques, not offered in books or schools. During the first day of this workshop, we will make a multi-layered metal form, which will be cemented on the following day. You will learn how to cut and shape metal lath and when and how to use reinforcements. There will be a demonstration on various cementing techniques, discussions on cement formulas, and what pigments to use for coloring cement. Wouterina has a technique to create concrete environments without any welding. With this knowledge you can create benches in any shape you like, that can seat as many people as you want, as well as outdoor adobe style fireplaces, fences and arches that light up, life size sculptures, bird baths, planters, and smaller objects. All materials and tools are provided.

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Pottery Tour and Kiln Opening

CLASS ID: 3R27
Date/Time: Saturday, November 4, 3:00PM – 4:30PM

Zac Spates
Visit Zac Spates’ Pottery in Hudson, WI for a tour of his studio and kilns. Zac and his Woodfire Exploration class will open the kiln at 4 PM.

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New York City Ballet MOVES

CLASS ID: 9R02
Date/Time: Saturday, October 28, 7:30PM – 9:00PM

Northrop Presents
Join a group from WBCA to see the New York City Ballet at Northrop for a reduced rate! Meet at Northrop or notify WBCA if you are interested in setting up a carpool. It’s a rare treat when New York City Ballet dancers take the Northrop stage. This stunning repertory program includes ballets by four exceptional choreographers. Jerome Robbins, one of New York City Ballet’s founding choreographers, visits three couples, each at different points in their romantic relationships, in his enduring classic In the Night. Justin Peck’s first ballet for NYCB, In Creases, showcases his keen wit and musicality. Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain pas de deux is an achingly beautiful expression of tenderness and longing.
Please register by September 27 for the discounted tickets.

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Split Rock Studios Tour

CLASS ID: 5R26
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 8, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Craig Sommerville
Split Rock Studios is an interpretive museum display firm that maintains a long term relationship with White Bear Center for the Arts. Split Rock will be offering a fascinating behind the scenes tour of a working commercial art studio. Housed in a modern 40,000 square foot facility in Arden Hills, Split Rock Studios employs exhibit designers, graphic designers, muralists, sculptors, and talented wood workers. Artists, designers, and other experts will be on hand to answer your questions.

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Raku Firing and Potluck

CLASS ID: 3R22
Date/Time: Saturday, October 14, 9:30AM – 1:00PM

Joshua Woof
All clay students are invited to the Tom Hartzell Clay Studio Raku and Potluck. This event is FREE for all currently enrolled clay students. Bring a bisque piece to be fired and an optional dish to share with the group! Kiln space is limited- arrive by 9:30 AM to participate in firing.

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Lunch & Learn Stages of the Creative Process

CLASS ID: 5R30
Wednesday, September 13, 11:30AM – 12:30 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
Creativitiy isn’t just about art. Creativity applies to all of our everyday life. Join teaching artist Susan Vannelli in a discussion about the stages of the creative process and weave it into your life experiences. Learn a few steps to integrate creative thinking into your life over lunch. Bring your own lunch.

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