The Central Lakes College Juried Student Art Show will be on display through May 5 in the gallery on the Brainerd campus.
Among the work is the Best of Show sculpture by Kaija Ollila ("Miscommunication"), the first-place selection by Rob Schmoll (the geometric "Movement on Water" done in Plexiglas) and a second-place visual impact statement by Holly Smith ("Egret").
Normandale College instructor-artist Karen Gustafson served as the juror for the exhibition.
"I was struck by the exploration of media and supports in both the two- and three-dimensional artworks," said Gustafson, who earned her BFA from the University of Minnesota in 1991.
Other students whose works were selected for the exhibit include Anna Raddatz, Dan Broulson, Tim Fieberger, Rob Schmoll, Reed Enger, Hannah Cooper, Duffy Craft, Sandra Smith and Jill Rasmussen.
CLC photo contest deadline Monday
Monday is the deadline to enter photos in the 38th annual photo contest at Central Lakes College.
This year's theme, "ice," is the special category in the contest. The traditional categories of landscape, portrait, action, children, animals, birds and flowers still remain.
The contest is open to all photographers. Entrants may submit up to one color and one black and white photo in each category. Entry fees remain at 50 cents per photo.
Entries will be received until 9 p.m. Monday in the library on the Brainerd campus. For information, call 855-8179 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
'How to Talk Minnesotan' auditions slated
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pequot Lakes Community Theatre will hold auditions for its first summer production, "The Best of How to Talk Minnesotan: The Musical," 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Pequot Lakes School auditorium.
The show will be staged July 7-9 and during Pequot Lakes' Bean Hole Days July 12-14. Rehearsals will begin 7 p.m. May 31 and will run weeknights.
Four men and two women ages 18 and older are needed. Those auditioning may bring their own instruments.
"It is a cute and fun show with a chance for actors to show off their musical skills not only vocally but instrumentally, too," said director Nancy Waller.
The musical is adapted for the stage by Howard Mohr, with music by Drew Jansen. Lauren Nickisch will be the music director. Allan Olson will design the sets and Donna Olson will design the costumes.
For more information, call Waller at (218) 831-2986.
Five Wings Arts Council to present plan
STAPLES -- The Five Wings Arts Council will hold a public hearing on its 2006-07 arts plan and budget 6 p.m. Tuesday at its office at 200 First St. N.E. in Staples. The council covers the counties of Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena.
For more information, call Mark Turner at (218) 894-5485.
O'Brien to perform Christian concert
STAPLES -- Sacred Heart Area School will present Christian musical artist Michael O'Brien in concert 7 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Auditorium in Staples.
Tickets are available at Sacred Heart Area School; Security State Bank in Motley, Pillager and Staples; Tom's Hardware Hank in Motley; Hosanna House in Brainerd; and at the door.
For more information, call (218) 894-2077.
'Panama Deception' to be screened at CLC
The 1992 film "The Panama Deception" will be screened 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room E354 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd as part of the People Uniting for Peace film series.
Admission is free.
"The Panama Deception" is the story of the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, the events that led up to it and the aftermath. It presents a view of the invasion that differs from what the mainstream media portrayed.
Comedian Ahern to perform in Staples
STAPLES -- The Staples Motley Area Arts Council will present Kenny Ahern's family theater performance "To Laugh is to Live!" 7 p.m. April 29 at the Centennial Auditorium in Staples.
Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for students and available at the auditorium box office or by calling (218) 894-5416. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $5 for students.
Ahern, known for his physical comedy, has performed for 20 years around the world. His credits include shows at the White House and with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and the Minnesota State Fair's Children's Theater.
He has performed on MTV, CMT's "Most Wanted Live" and Public Radio International's "What D'Ya Know?"
Musician/comedian to perform in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Musician and comedian Dave Lippman, a.k.a. "George Shrub, The World's Only Known Singing FBI Agent," will perform 6:30 p.m. April 30 at Jason's Supper Club in Little Falls.
Tickets are $15 for the dinner and show.
Lippman has been performing musical comedy for 25 years around the world.
Consult davelippman.com for more information.
Auditions for CLC Theatre summer plays set
Auditions for Central Lakes College Theatre's two summer productions, "The Odd Couple" and "Something's Afoot," will be 1 p.m. April 30 in the Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus.
This marks the first time in several years the college will mount more than one summer show.
Neil Simon's comedy "The Odd Couple" requires six men ages 25-55 and two women ages 21-30. Patrick Spradlin will direct the play, to be staged June 22-July 2.
The musical mystery "Something's Afoot" requires six men and four women ages 16-75. Dennis Lamberson will direct the production, to be staged July 5-16.
For more information, contact Spradlin at 855-8255 or Lamberson at 855-8202.
Pine River-Backus students to present 'Kiss Me, Kate'
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus High School music and drama departments will present the musical "Kiss Me, Kate" 7 p.m. May 5, 8 and 15 in the school gym.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
Art guild to meet May 6
DEERWOOD -- The Forest Road Art Guild will meet 9:30 a.m. May 6 at Forest Road Art Studio in Deerwood.
Amy Sharpe of Deerwood will give a short talk titled, "Homespun, the Magazine."
For more information on upcoming meetings and classes, visit www.forestroadart.org or call (218) 534-4936.
HSO seeks board members
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra is seeking members for a three-year term on its board of directors. The board meets the third Monday evening of each month except December. Board members are also asked to serve on at least one administrative committee.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra is a bi-city orchestra with half of its board members from the Brainerd area and half from the Little Falls area. Seats are available for both regions. The board runs several details of concert presentation and fund-raising throughout the year.
An information packet will be mailed out to those interested in a position. Call the HSO office at (800) 826-1997. Elections will be held at the June 20 annual meeting. For more information call Brainerd chair Collette Wagner at (218) 829-4804 or Little Falls chair Tom Kotvalat at (320) 632-3863.
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