Peruvian Weaving Demonstration

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Melanie Ebertz
Be transported to the heights of the Andes with a lively cultural presentation. Welcome the two Andean weavers from Chinchero, Peru, while they demonstrate their artistry on traditional back strap looms. This ancient craft has its roots in Incan ancestry and is an important part of the rich indigenous culture. Melanie Ebertz, owner of ArtAndes, leads culture, art, and history trips to Peru and is dedicated to helping preserve the Andean weaving techniques. Unique finely woven weavings will be available for sale.

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Split Rock Studios Tour

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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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Bienvenue à la Conversation Française

Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, August 2 & 23, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Date/Time 2 Thursdays, September 6 & 27, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, October 4 & 18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, November 1 & 15, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Carolynn Johnson
Join us for open-ended conversation among friends. Whatever your proficiency, we’d love to see you. If you’ve always wanted to be more conversational with your French, here’s your opportunity. Bring a notebook if you wish to take notes.

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Ballet Hispánico

Date/Time: Thursday, October 4, 7:30 PM

Northrop Presents
Acclaimed for exploring, preserving and celebrating Latino cultures through dance, Ballet Hispánico makes its Northrop debut in a thrilling program of works by Latina choreographers. Michelle Manzaneles recalls her childhood as a Mexican-American growing up in Texas in the heartfelt and humorous Con Brazos Abiertos. Belgian-Columbian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa gives the company’s male dancers a chance to unleash their technical prowess and charismatic theatricality in the sexy and animated Sombrerisimo. Additional work to be announced. Please register by September 4 for discounted prices.  Tickets will not be sold after September 4.

There are a limited amount of parking passes available which will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis for $10. Please inquire at registration if you are interested in purchasing a parking pass.