Find Your Future in Art

Date/Time: Monday, November 12, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Scott Hochhalter, MCAD
Scott Hochhalter, from Minneapolis College of Art and Design will lead a discussion for teens about putting together a portfolio, art school, careers, and vocabulary surrounding a critique.

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Hildegard of Bingen: A Medieval Woman Who Inspires Creativity

Date/Time: Monday, September 17, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Sue Swanson
Join us on September 17th to celebrate Hildegard’s birthday. We will be discussing her music, beautiful mandala artwork and her use of holistic healing. Hildegard was born on September 17, 1098 and lived to the old age of 81. She was a mystic, author, composer, artist, healer and preacher. We will be screening “The Unruly Mystic,” a 65-minute documentary by Michael Conti, who is a filmmaker from Boulder, Colorado. He considers Hildegard to be the patron saint of creativity. Sue will be showing pictures from her trip to Bingen, Germany and Hildegard’s monastery at Rödesheim on the Rhine River. Find out why so many find her fascinating!

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Fundamentals of Composition

Date/Time: Wednesday September 26, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Debra Dresler
Learn the 9 fundamental elements of visual design composition. We will explore each of these elements by referencing pictorial examples of the basic components to help you make your artwork shine. No more guessing about placement, spacing, texture or the basic foundation for your work of art. These principals apply to all mediums.

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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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Community Concert with Thursday Musical

Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Thursday Musical Musicians
Thursday Musical, one of the oldest arts organizations in the country, was founded in 1892 by a 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. This fall, White Bear Center for the Arts will be hosting a Community Concert. Detailed program information to follow.

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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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On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson – William Souder Lecture

Date/Time: Thursday, November 8, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

William Souder
Award-winning author William Souder will present his book On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring. Elegantly written and meticulously researched, On a Farther Shore reveals a shy yet passionate woman more at home in the natural world than in the literary one that embraced her. William Souder also writes sensitively of Carson’s romantic friendship with Dorothy Freeman, and of Carson’s death from cancer in 1964. This extraordinary biography captures the essence of one of the great reformers of the twentieth century. A New York Times Notable Book of 2012.

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Georgia O’s: Life and Paintings

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Explore the amazing life of Georgia O’Keeffe through a chronological study of her paintings. After the presentation, stay for an optional painting class inspired by the lecture. Using oil pastels and watercolors, escape to Georgia’s desert by making a drawing of a cow skull with a marbled, mountain/desert for background.

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ART! Every Day! – NorthStar Watermedia Society Panel Discussion

Date/Time: Sunday, September 23, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

NorthStar Watermedia Society
The NorthStar Watermedia Society in conjunction with the NSWS National Exhibition will hold a panel discussion on “ART! Every Day!” The panel will discuss what inspires them to make art emotionally and spiritually; whether they can ever envision a life without art; and what about those pesky dry spells? This interesting and lively discussion will be led by some of NorthStar Watermedia’s and the National Exhibition’s most creative daily practitioners of “art is life. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. Refreshments provided, too! This event is open to the public.

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Studio Coffee

Date/Time: 13 Fridays, June 1 – August 24, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, June 19, July 31, August 21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Date/Time: 15 Fridays, September 7 – December 14, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
No class November 23

Neil Johnston
Come to WBCA for coffee and discuss art, artists, techniques, and trends. Free with registration. Stay for open studio and make art.

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