WBCA Picks

Keep your creativity well-fed! Below is a full list of the WBCA Picks, compiled by folks around the WBCA community as a best-of list of things to do during coronavirus isolation. 

Have ideas to share? Email wbca@whtiebeararts.org or take the “What’s Good?” quiz to help others find quality resources from around the internet. 


  • On Mindfulness, Astrology, and Tarot: Video Podcast
    with Alex Legeros, Karen Parkman, and Lindsey Scharold, WBCA staff In this interview, Alex talks with Karen and Lindsey about their mutual interest in practices…

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  • Comfort Food: Karen Parkman’s Spiced Red Lentil Soup
    Click here for the full interview with Karen Parkman, including movie picks! Spiced Red Lentil Soup 1–2 tablespoons oil or butter 1 medium onion, diced…

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  • Short Films: SXSW 2020 Online
    With festivals around the world canceling gatherings, artists’ work would be left without an audience. SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, Texas was among the…

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  • Authors Reading Their Books Online: Kids – Young Adults
    Parents, check out We Are Teachers for a variety of at-home activities and free printable resources.  We Are Teachers identified over 50 authors doing read-alouds,…

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  • Excellent Resource for Writing during COVID-19
    This pick comes from WBCA’s Executive Director Suzi Hudson, who found quality recommendations for writing during this period of coronavirus isolation. You may learn more…

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  • Textile Center: Youth Fiber Art Kits and #TCshowandtell
    Based in Minneapolis, the Textile Center is a national resource for textile artists, crafters, and aficionados worldwide.  The Textile Center is putting out some great…

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  • 10 University Art Classes, Free!
    Kudos to Artsy’s Abigail Cain for putting together this list of FREE, star-studded university art classes (Harvard, Duke, Yale, and more), as recommended by WBCA’s…

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  • Art Online: Best, Local, & Must-See
    WBCA asked for recommendations on Art online, and here’s the list we came up with for those looking for great portals for artistic adventure, learning,…

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  • Learn Zentangle with Sue Swanson
    It’s safe to say we could all use some relaxing, meditative art practices right about now. WBCA artist Sue Swanson is here to help. Along…

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  • Great Free Coloring Books
    Coloring Books Galore: Coloring books from the collections of premier libraries around the world are available here, hosted by the New York Academy of Medicine. #ColorOurCollections…

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  • Cooking Classes from Gucci Osteria’s Massimo Bottura
    As delicious tasting as it sounds fancy, chef Massimo Bottura, behind hot LA restaurant Gucci Osteria, is offering free cooking classes while he’s holed up…

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  • The World’s Most Expensive Operas, Free
    The Metropolitan Opera is streaming a different performance each night from its library of award-winning “Live in HD” series.  The Met will debut a new…

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  • 1:1 Donation Match
    Online fundraising platform Benevity has launched a $300,000 matching campaign for qualified nonprofits like White Bear Center for the Arts.  UPDATE: This match disappeared with…

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  • Artist Resources Added
    WBCA is receiving new information daily about relief for artists and other opportunities for help and support during the COVID crisis.  Check out WBCA’s artist…

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  • WBCA Picks: Books
    We surveyed the WBCA staff – here are some book suggestions! Use Amazon Smile and designate WBCA to give a portion of your book sale…

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  • Tour Northern Lights with Danielle Cézanne
    WBCA Gallery Director Danielle Cézanne walks us through the 46th annual Northern Lights juried exhibition, highlighting what goes on behind the scenes to translate 600…

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  • WBCA Picks: MPR Tiny Desk
    Looking to discover contemporary artists making great music? Check out MPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, which topped the list of must-see music among the WBCA staff.…

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