"Happy Holidays" - Art Exhibit
Our second themed invitational art exhibit is up in the Barn Theatre mezzanine gallery. "Happy Holidays" features seventeen works by thirteen artists. There's more than just paintings at this exhibit so be sure to stop by and see it. Winner of the cash prize is Violet Dauk for her watercolor "Kids Eating Snow."
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
We are pleased to announce that the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will be performing at WEAC January 17, 2014. They are the recipients of a Minnesota State Arts Board Touring Artist Grant and we are sponsoring their Willmar appearance. The program consists of music by Piazzolla, Debussy, and Rodrigo as well as contemporary music written especially for them. Colette Illarde, flamenco dancer, will also be performing with them. Then on Saturday they will lead a guitar workshop at the Willmar High School from 10:00 am until noon and Colette will lead a dance workshop at the High School from 1:00 until 2:00 pm.
Tickets for the concert are $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and are available at the door. They are also available after January 6 at the Barn Theatre box office during regular business hours. The workshops are free and open to everyone.
This is truly a wonderful event for the region, to be able to hear and see these terrific performers for such a reasonable price and to be able to work with them personally for free. We hope many of you will take advantage of this opportunity.
Everybody Has a Story - Collage Class
Our next class offering is an exploration of collage techniques and how you can use them to tell a story. Violet Dauk will be the teacher for this January 11 class. The class runs from 9:00 to 2:00. Tuition is $40 and a $5 supply fee. Preregistration is required. Call the Arts Council office - 235-8560 - or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our exhibit in the WEAC gallery space is a group show by local fibre artists. A wide variety of items will be on display from Nov. 23 until the end of the year. Artists displaying work include Nancy Carlson, Loretta Fenske, Judy Foley, Bonita Kallestad, Janet Olney, Mary Jane Swanson, Monica Villars and Kim Wendlandt. An artists' reception will be held Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 4:00 to 5:30.
NEWS & EVENTS
Kaleidoscope - An Artists' Gallery
Kaleidoscope Gallery will be closing December 21, 2013. Many works of art have been marked down, so be sure to stop in. The gallery is open Thurs - Sat 10:00 - 5:00.
We thank you for your support these last three years.
Willmar Education and Arts Center Gallery
Fibre Show with works by Nancy Carlson, Loretta Fenske, Judy Foley, Bonita Kallestad, Janet Olney, Mary Jane Swanson, Monica Villars and Kim Wendlandt.
"This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA ARTS & HUMANITIES COUNCIL (SMAHC) with funds appropriated by the State Legislature and the McKnight Foundation."
"Funded in part by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission."