Crosslake Art Club exhibits its work through January
CROSSLAKE - Crosslake Art Club paintings will be on display at the Crosslake Community Center and Library and at the Crosslake and Breezy Point city halls through January.
Artists with work on display include Sue Bowen, Audrey Eiler, Carol Engebrit, Bill Grange, Joan Hallada, Darlene Howard, Kathy Kovala, Wini Kristufek, Laurel LaBorde, Ardy LuConic, Pat Smith, Karen Vukonich, Sherri Wagner and Barbara Wessman.
A watercolor painting by Joan Hollada of the Crosslake Art Club. Club members will have paintings on display at the Crosslake Community Center and library and at the Crosslake and Breezy Point city halls through January.
The art club meets the first Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Crosslake Community Center. Each year the club provides a $500 scholarship to a Pequot Lakes High School senior who plans to continue their education in art.
Little Falls Friends of the Library Project Bookshelf
Project Bookshelf is a program designed to share the magic of books with children who may not normally receive books during the holiday season.
Throughout the state, local volunteers and civic organizations join with businesses, school districts and libraries to collect books for children whose families cannot afford to buy books. Books are distributed in the area in which they are collected by using existing holiday distribution programs.
Collection boxes will be at various stores, schools, hospital and organizations - put out the week before Thanksgiving and collected on the week before Christmas. The books will be given out on the Saturday before Christmas.
Some ideas for the program include encourage schools to collect books instead of exchanging gifts; contact a local movie theater and have a free or discounted showing with a new book donation; collection points at a local restaurant or retailer; collect at the library holiday party; at a high school holiday band/chorus holiday concert, offer free admission with a book or donate a book at concert; collection at churches on Sundays, holiday concerts, special events, retirement homes, Breakfast with Santa, community holiday events and other special events
For more information, call Jim Rebischke at (320) 632-6393 or Jeanette Gerbi at (320) 632-5712.
Italy is next topic for Cultural Thursday
The next free Cultural Thursday program is scheduled at noon Nov. 5 at Central Lakes College.
The topic will be Italy and be presented by Michael Soderlund, a CLC English and humanities instructor.
The Grand Canal of Venice, Italy, provides one of the most scenic settings of any European tour. Michael Soderlund, photographer, will show his images from Italy and describe the travel-study tour he is leading at the Nov. 5 Cultural Thursday program on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.
Soderlund, who will lead a study tour to Italy in March, will show images from his trip to Italy last spring and talk about some of the anticipated sights on the next trip, which is titled "The Italian Renaissance Experience."
Focusing on the art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance, Soderlund traveled to the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice, touring historic landmarks and visiting museums housing some of the most famous art works of the Renaissance.
Included in the photo presentation will be classical sites of Rome such as the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Vatican. Highlights of Florence will include Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore), the Medici chapel, the Ponte Vecchio, the Accademia and the Uffizi gallery. The presentation will conclude with photos from Venice, featuring San Marco and its public square, the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal.
The upcoming travel study tour is scheduled March 13-22. It is offered as a three-credit humanities course for the spring semester, available first to those enrolling for the spring term. If spots remain after the mid-November enrollment period, non-students from the area will be admitted to the tour group until a maximum number of travelers is reached.
For information about Cultural Thursdays, contact Jan Kurtz at CLC at 855-8183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
'So You Think You Can Dance' performer, instructor at Music General
Guest instructor Melody Lacayanga, best known as the top female dancer on Season One of the hit FOX television show, "So You Think You Can Dance," was in the Music General Studios Oct. 6-10 for a contemporary workshop and choreography classes.
Guest instructor Melody Lacayanga (third from left) posed with Music General Studio dancers Trevina Smith (left), Madi Landsburg, Megan Rodgers, Sylvia Borash and Maddi Adams during contemporary workshop and choreography classes at Music General.
Lacayanga is from Daly City, Calif. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2003, some of her credits include Sonya Tayeh's "The Root of Me" and "Battles." Tayeh is a featured choreographer on the dance show. Lacayanga teaches and choreographs across the country as a full-time faculty member of SHOCK the Intensive and is a guest teacher at the Adrenaline Dance Convention.
Lakes Area Concert Series set to open
Singer, pianist and songwriter Tony DeSare will open the first concert in the second annual Lakes Area Concert Series for Brainerd at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Tornstrom Auditorium.
Season membership will be available before the concert at a reduced price for the remaining concerts in the 2009-10 series.
The remaining concerts in the series in Brainerd: Jasper Wood/Heifetz, March 11; Riders in the Sky, April 16; and Home Free, May 10. There also are concerts in Wadena, Alexandria, Park Rapids and Sauk Centre.
For more information on the concert series, call Betty Alderman at 829-3379.
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