Arts & Performance

Artist Talk: MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Residency

About the Artist Talk

Hear from the recipients of the MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Residency Series XVI: printmaker and printstallation artist Nicole Soley; artist, writer and educator Brooks Turner; and artist and designer Leah Willemin.

The residents will be discussing their artistic processes, their experiences so far in the Residency Program and their plans for their exhibition in the fall. At the end of the program, you’ll get a chance to ask any questions that arise. Read more about Artist Talk: MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Residency

Big Fish The Musical at Wayzata's Good Works Community Theater

Wayzata's own Good Works Community Theater is so excited to bring our 20th Anniversary Show, BIG FISH, to Life March 16-20. Set in Alabama, this heartfelt and truly magical musical is a story of love and community brimming with soaring music, larger-than-life dance numbers and an intergenerational cast (75 of them) spanning all ages. Production Dates are March 16-20 (Evening performances at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday's special needs/child friendly matinees at 2 p.m.). No tickets are required (doors open 30 minutes prior to each curtain time), and admission is free.  Read more about Big Fish The Musical at Wayzata's Good Works Community Theater

Minnesota Book Artist Award Opening Reception

Explore a new exhibition by Cathy Ryan, Minneapolis book artist and winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Artist Award for her pandemic-themed artist’s book, Chronicle! Multiple copies of this screen printed and letterpress printed book, which jurors praised as "impeccable” and "a very intentional work" will be on view, along with several pieces reflective of Cathy’s artistic practice. Cathy will give brief remarks in the lobby of Open Book at 7pm. Read more about Minnesota Book Artist Award Opening Reception

Original Classic NUTCRACKER - LIVE - with full Orchestra! December 11-12, 2021

Metropolitan Ballet celebrates 15 years of this family friendly holiday tradition! The classic story comes to life with fresh choreography and a cast of talented artists under the direction of Erik J. Sanborn of the Metropolitan Ballet. Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score is masterfully performed live by the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Yuri Ivan.  Starring Russian ballerina, Natalia Sheptalova, as Sugar Plum Fairy.

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Artist Talk & Demo: The Art of Korean Paper

Join us for an artist talk and demonstration with Aimee Lee, an artist, papermaker, writer and the leading hanji (Korean handmade paper) researcher and practitioner in North America. While studying papermaking in the U.S., Aimee noticed a gap in paper history and decided to research, learn and teach Korean papermaking to fill that gap. She will show examples of her artwork featuring hanji in her presentation and demonstrate the ancient papercraft of noyeokgae, known colloquially as jiseung, the process of cording and twining hanji. Read more about Artist Talk & Demo: The Art of Korean Paper

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