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.
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.
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.
CLASS ID: 3Z8C
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays: March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 23, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Come to one class or all 3!
CLASS ID: 3Z6A
Date/Time: 13 Fridays, March 1 – May 31, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
*No class May 24
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!
CLASS ID: 3Z6B
Date/Time: 13 Fridays, March 1 – May 31, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
*No Class May 24
Get to know other artists. Grow in knowledge, support, and community by creating together in any medium. Artists work on their own projects with their own supplies. No instruction will be provided; this is an opportunity for open studio with like-minded artists. Bringing snacks is encouraged. Registration is required to attend this class.
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.