Photographic Technique and Critique

CLASS ID: 6A5E
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, June 18, July 9, August 13, 7:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration ($5 suggested donation)
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at rcuerden@mac.com and dave@davidaparker.com.

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Am Now Writer: Public Reading

CLASS ID: 7A8A
Date/Time: Monday, July 8, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration ($5 suggested donation)
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

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! Reader registration required prior to the event.

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Inspired by Nature: Garden Art & Floral Arrangements

CLASS ID: 7A6E
Date/Time: Saturday, August 3, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration

Inspired by Nature will highlight gardening and pollinators on August 3, offering visitors a pleasing spectrum of art, flower arrangements, speakers and activities. The Mahtomedi Garden Club will invite area floral artists to build on the exhibition Summer Celebration by the Lake Country Pastel Society in the Ford Family gallery by submitting floral interpretations of the artwork.

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WBCA Book Club

CLASS ID: 5Z1F
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with Registration
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Join other friends of WBCA to talk about interesting books! In this first-ever biography, by local author LaWayne Leno, Adele aus der Ohe is revealed through personal letters, newspaper articles, and poetry. This provocative and forgotten story tells of the glories and struggles of a female artist, at the turn of the 20th century.

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Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

CLASS ID: 5Y101
Date/Time: Thursday, May 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet returns to the White Bear Center for the Arts with special guest Linda Chatterton on flute. The program will include music of J.S. Bach, Leo Brouwer, Astor Piazzolla and Maja Radovanlija.

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Adele aus der Ohe Lecture and Musical Performance

CLASS ID: 5Z1E
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Tickets: FREE with registration
Age/Level: All Ages, All Levels

LaWayne Leno and Reid Smith

Join us for an exciting evening of piano music and an informative lecture about music history in Minnesota. After a short piano concert by award-winning students of Dr. Reid Smith, LaWayne Leno will introduce us to “an astonishing woman in an astonishing place at an astonishing time,” Adele aus der Ohe. Mr. Leno will read excerpts from his internationally acclaimed biography The Untold Story of Adele aus der Ohe: From a Liszt Student to a Virtuoso.

This lecture will highlight the amazing musical life of Adele aus der Ohe, who performed six times in Minnesota from 1888-1904, including the opening concert of the Schubert Club. Adele also frequently performed for European royalty, was a favorite of the Boston Symphony, and in 1891 performed at the opening concert of Carnegie Hall with Tchaikovsky conducting.

Alan Walker, Professor Emeritus of Music at McMaster University and prize-wining biographer wrote: “We cannot help but marvel at the shroud of neglect that obscured Adele aus der Ohe from our view, and Mr. Leno must be thanked for bringing her out of the shadows.”

This “Untold Story” will be further revealed on June 1 & 2 when Lakeshore Players presents Mr. Leno’s play at The Hanifl Performing Arts Center. Please contact Lakeshore Players directly for tickets to the play.

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Introduction to Tai Chi

CLASS ID: 5Z9F
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Aimee Van Ostrand
Learn about this beautiful and healthy art form during a free class. Just dress comfortably so you can move, no special outfits required! Aimee will let you know about the health benefits and give you a brief history before she guides you through the Yang Style short form.

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Bienvenue à la Conversation Française

CLASS ID: 3Z8C
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays: March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 23, 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. Sign up for the entire session or attend when you can!

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Photographic Technique & Critique

CLASS ID: 3Z5E
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, March 12, April 9, May 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Robert Cuerden & David Parker
This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at rcuerden@mac.com and dave@davidaparker.com. Come to one class or all 3!

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Studio Coffee

CLASS ID: 3Z6A
Date/Time: 13 Fridays, March 1 – May 31, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
*No class May 24

Neil Johnston
We will gather over coffee to discuss all topics related to art making – studio practice, marketing, philosophy, culture, materials, ideation, process, events, etc. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary – we have artists, designers, writers, non-artist art enthusiasts, beginners, professionals, musicians, dancers… Just stop in and let the conversation carry you!

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