The Lost Forty is native to the cold Mid-west winters and understands how truly grueling they can be. Add them and their love for American Irish music to your wintery mix! Purchase tickets: https://www.kulcher.org/the-lost-forty-play-american-irish-jigs-in-new-york-mills-mn/
March 23rd | 10am – 1pm Copper Enameling by Cheryl Bannes Copper enameling is the ancient, well-known process which includes applying a thin layer of powdered glass to metal. The two are fused together at a high temperature of 1500-1700 degrees to harden and solidify your creation. https://www.kulcher.org/cultural-center-workshops/
March 23, 10 am to noon $30 for TCAA members, $35 for non-members Skill Level : beginner, intermediate Class size limited to 16 Learn to design a needle-felted landscape "painting". Layer colors, build texture, and add interesting elements to your own unique piece. Using a specially-barbed needle and fluffy wool, needle-felting is a fun and accessible art form. All materials are included in the class fee and students will keep their mats and needles after class. Students are encouraged to bring an image of a landscape that inspires them, to work from. Simple scenes with high contrast work best. Call TCAA at 218-833-0416 or visit crossingarts.org to enroll. Pre-payment is required. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before class will not be eligible for a refund. Class will be held at The Crossing Arts Alliance at 711 Laurel Street, Brainerd.
Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College joyfully presents American poet Spencer Reece. An ordained Episcopalian priest, Spencer is returning to his home state of Minnesota to read from his critically acclaimed books The Clerk's Tale and The Road to Emmaus; we will also hear excerpts from his soon to be published autobiography The Little Entrance: Devotions. Attendees might also hear poems from Counting Time Like People Count Stars, a collection of poems Spencer inspired girls to write at Our Little Roses, the only all girl orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras across 2011-12. "His honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, grants from the Fulbright Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board, a Witter Bynner fellowship from the Library of Congress, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and a Whiting Writers’ Award (Poetry Foundation)" Sponsored by Central Lakes College, Five Wings Arts Council, and Minnesota Public Radio. Free and open to the public.
Come meet our current Artist in Residence, Jeffry Young, a composer, violinist, and electronic musician from Brooklyn, NY who specializes in experimental, rock, and classical music. This performance will be fun and family friendly! A free will offering will be taken at the door. Cash bar and snacks provided. https://www.kulcher.org/visiting-artist-pop-up/
Mar 30, 9-4 and Mar 31 (grout day), 1-4 TCAA member $75, $85 for non-members. Min 5/Max 10 Mosaics class description: Breaking old dishes, cups, platters and more is empowering. Maybe you have only one plate left of your grandmother’s and you hate to throw it away. Bring it to class and discover how to incorporate it into a work of art! This art form is very satisfying and rewarding. You will learn how to design a wall hanging or mirror, a house number, or even a table top. Mosaic classes require 2 sessions. The first session is design and gluing. The second session is for grouting and finishing. All supplies are provided. Both sessions must be attended for success.
Join us to learn more about this fun approach to creating poetry. Recipe poems are poems inspired by or taking the form of a recipe. Well start by breaking recipes into their component parts and then reassemble them into something new. Bring a favorite cookbook or recipe card or use one we supply. An excellent way to make family favorite into intriguing keepsakes. To register: https://griver.org/event/little-falls/make-a-recipe-into-a-poem-a-workshop-to-kick-off-national-poetry-month-part-1/2019-04-06/47323?fbclid=IwAR0uSWyVDqHJ8Im9LEhpir2IDqkxKcXmMtGHvziCpCx04IuUdKkznCyBFy8
Meet our featured Member Artist, Patricia Lintner. A self-taught artist for 45 years, Patricia found her passion of art at an early age, and finds her inspiration from visualizing colors and how they play together in varying arrangements. She has a diverse portfolio that covers abstract acrylic paintings, oil and cold wax, mixed media collage, and soft pastel portrait drawings. View some of her interesting pieces on display, talk with her, and learn more about the process for creating her artwork. https://www.crossingarts.org/2nd-sat-crossing-arts-kids
10-11:30 AND 12-1:30 Kids will be creating fun watercolor paintings with instructor Michelle Pfeiffer. This class is sponsored by the Brainerd Area Art Guild. Pre-registration is required for this class. https://www.crossingarts.org/2nd-sat-crossing-arts-kids If you need to cancel after you have registered, PLEASE contact us at 218-833-0416 to let us know so we can give your space to another child who may be on the waiting list. $3 per child/$5 per family material fee requested, no child is turned away due to need. Located in our classroom at 711 Laurel St, downtown Brainerd.
The Brainerd Writers Alliance is a group of writers from all walks of life coming together to demystify the art of writing. Join us the 3rd Saturday of every month at the Brainerd Public Library. We typically meet in the large conference room - any deviations will be posted. WRITING PROMPT: Outlining Your Next Novel or Short Story, by Carissa Andrews OUR AGENDA 10:00-10:15 a.m. Sign up at the door for critique or reading. One critique or reading per member, per meeting. 10:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Teaching/writing exercise and discussion. Sign up at the end of the meeting to present at the next meeting. 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Critiques/readings. No more than 5 minutes. 10 minutes allowed for feedback. Bring a minimum of 10 copies of your work to share with the group. Readers only: if there is time, 5 minutes per reader with no discussion. Join us for a portion or all of the meeting to learn, discuss, and grow in your writing endeavors! Located at the Brainerd Public Library
Fabric is Paint - May 4th, 9am-4pm TCAA will charge $75 for members, $80 for non-members. Min 5/Max 10. FABRIC IS PAINT! Join artist Pam Collins for a unique and interesting way to paint. You will learn to use fabric as paint. You will discover how to make a piece of fabric take on dimension and depth. You will learn to look at fabric in a whole new way! This class will show you how to make a landscape or seascape painting. You'll be guided through the whole process of design, cutting, gluing and finishing your work of art. Although the tools are simple, you will need your imagination. You won’t be sorry! Materials are provided, but students should bring: Their own fabric scissors Sack lunch optional: some of their own fabric scraps (should be at least 12 inches wide, length might not matter much)
MINCED: The Finer Version of Chopped Friday, May 10, 5:00PM - 9:00PM Sprout MN, 609 13th Ave NE, Door 8, Little Falls, MN $10 per person, $25 family, Ages 12 & under FREE Forget everything you think you know about culinary competitions. This unscripted, unsifted challenge will grill three local chefs as they face off in the Sprout Kitchen Stadium. You'll watch as unique and bizarre ingredients foil the plans of contestants as they serve up a dish to impress. WHO WILL RISE FROM THE FLAMES TO CLAIM THE MASTER CHEF TITLE? Join for dinner and drinks, available for purchase from pop-up restaurants and bar.
May 17th at 5-7, and the 18th at 10-2 $70 for TCAA members, $75 for non-members Age - 12+ but geared towards adults Max # of students - 12 Please note, this class take place over 2 days. Students must attend both classes. Learn the basics and various techniques of cold wax application. The first day will incorporate color and a base layer necessary for achieving textural effects. Day two will be adding more textures and solvent reducing to create beautiful abstract pieces. All materials are included in the class fee. Patricia Lintner has been working with cold wax since 2015. With this technique she is able to get results like encaustic, without the fumes, and the versatility of the medium lets her discover new techniques all the time. Call TCAA at 218-833-0416 or visit crossingarts.org to enroll. Pre-payment is required. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before class will not be eligible for a refund. Class will be held at The Crossing Arts Alliance at 711 Laurel Street, Brainerd.
May 17th at 5-7, and the 18th at 10-2 $70 for TCAA members, $75 for non-members Age - 12+ but geared towards adults Max # of students - 12 Please note, this class take place over 2 days. Students must attend both classes. Register by calling Crossing Arts at 218-833-0416 or purchase your spot online on our website by clicking the link below: https://www.crossingarts.org/online-shop/oil-and-cold-wax Learn the basics and various techniques of cold wax application. The first day will incorporate color and a base layer necessary for achieving textural effects. Day two will be adding more textures and solvent reducing to create beautiful abstract pieces. All materials are included in the class fee. Patricia Lintner has been working with cold wax since 2015. With this technique she is able to get results like encaustic, without the fumes, and the versatility of the medium lets her discover new techniques all the time. Pre-payment is required. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before class will not be eligible for a refund.
Our largest fundraiser of the year brings us back to an era of flapper girls, Jazz Age glitz and glam, and Gatsby-esque opulence as we step into Gershwin's Roaring Twenties! The celebration will feature our symphony orchestra performing George Gershwin's An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue with pianist Tanya Gabrielian, as well as everyone's favorite classics sung by Anna Dennis and John Taylor Ward.
Johannes Brahms was in his forties when he completed his first symphony. Our new Symphony 101 concert format will feature conductor Edwin Outwater guiding the audience through Brahms' monumental 12-year journey with musical examples and storytelling followed by a full performance of the symphony. Edwin Outwater, conductor Former Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, Edwin Outwater debuts with three programs in our opening weekend.
Our annual family concert invites everyone to experience the joy of rhythm. Boogie with Beethoven and groove with Gershwin! After the concert, participate in our instrument petting zoo where kids can try out the instruments of the orchestra themselves. Open to kids of all ages.
CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Syrinx JULES MASSENET: Poeme d'avril ERNEST CHAUSSON: Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet Sonora Slocum, flute Zachary Wilde, tenor Jonathan Magness, violin Tanya Gabrielian, piano Milwaukee Symphony principal flautist Sonora Slocum returns to be featured in Debussy's solo
Saturday, August 10 | 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 11 | 2 p.m. IGOR STRAVINSKY: Danses concertantes REINALDO MOYA: Vestida de Mar (Dressed in the Sea) [World-premiere] JOHN ADAMS: Shaker Loops Gemma New, conductor Francesca Anderegg, violin House of Makers, dance
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI: excerpts from L'Orfeo HEINRICH SCHÜTZ: Es steh Gott auf HEINRICH BIBER: Battalia à 10 DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Sonata in C Major J.S. BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 4 Chloe Fedor, leader
Saturday, August 17 | 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 18 | 2 p.m. Offenbach's hysterical and absurd romp through Ancient Greece, complete with Spartan soldiers, Prince Paris, and the most beautiful woman in the world – Helen of Troy. La belle Hélène proves that no matter the value we place in Jupiter’s laws, the love of Venus will always prevail. Jonathan Brandani, conductor JJ Hudson, stage director
ORCHESTRA: BEETHOVEN'S PASTORALE Wednesday, August 21 | 7:30 p.m. FRANZ SHRECKER: Chamber Symphony MAURICE RAVEL: Le tombeau de Couperin LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Pastorale Courtney Lewis, conductor
Saturday, August 24 | 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 25 | 2 p.m. RICHARD STRAUSS: Don Juan KAROL SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No.2 PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 Courtney Lewis, conductor Itamar Zorman, violin