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    JD Jorgenson: Time and Place

    JD Jorgenson: Time and Place

    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series
    May 27-September 16, 2016

    JD's clay work focuses on three components: time, place and material. Jorgenson's work uses native clay, wood firings, as well as techniques learned during his apprenticeship at The Saint John's Pottery Studio combined with current approaches.
    Artist Reception: Friday, September 16 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Artist Talk: 6:00 p.m.
    Alice R. Rogers and Target Galleries

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    Freaky 5K

    Freaky 5K

    Arc Midstate
    October 29, 2016

    A Halloween themed family friendly event for all ages and abilities!
    Wear your favorite costume as you walk, run or roll the race!

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    Sculpture Walk St. Cloud

    Sculpture Walk St. Cloud

    United Arts of Central Minnesota
    July 18, 2016-June 30, 2017

    Sculpture Walk St. Cloud is a one year outdoor exhibit of 12 temporary and two permanent pieces of large-scale sculpture. Three pieces of art will be located on the east and north shore of Lake George. Nine new works will wind through downtown St. Cloud and two permanent pieces of sculpture, already in downtown will be included in this year’s self-guided sculpture walk.

    Sculpture Walk St. Cloud is an initiative of United Arts of Central Minnesota in collaboration with the St. Cloud Arts Commission, made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State and Central Minnesota Arts Boards, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and culture heritage fund.
     

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Paramount Center for the Arts
    October 21-October 30, 2016

    Tremendous things are in store for you as you join Charlie Bucket in a delicious tour of Willy Wonka’s world-famous Chocolate Factory. Behind the magical gates a chocolate river, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas all must be seen to be believed. A play choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.

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    Sinclair Lewis Writers' Conference

    Sinclair Lewis Writers' Conference

    Sinclair Lewis Foundation
    October 8, 2016

    One of the longest-running, most respected writers’ conferences in the upper Midwest is back in Sauk Centre for its 27th year!

    This year the conference the keynote speaker will be James Bradley, internationally acclaimed author of Flags of Our Fathers. His talk, “You’ll Always Get a 'No' if You Have a Good Idea,” explores how to achieve your goal, no matter how many say it can't be done.

    Three other presenters will join James during the day-long conference, digging into the process of writing as well as selling what you write.

    • Claudia Schmidt, musician and songwriter, will present “Following the Thread: Allowing Images and Sentences to Unfold and Surprise.”
    • Larry Watson, author of novels, poetry and short stories, will discuss “Hometown and Heritage: A Writer's Sense of Place.” And
    • Dave Simpkins, Sinclair Lewis scholar, will address “Scratching the Scribbler's Itch: Sinclair Lewis on Writing.”

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    Autumn Moon: A Night in Nashville

    Autumn Moon: A Night in Nashville

    Paramount Center for the Arts
    September 30, 2016

    - The Annual Fundraiser for the Paramount Center for the Arts

    Wynonna’s new album released February 12th has been described by Country Weekly as “her absolute best solo effort”. This will be a rockin’ country event filled with southern food, Tennessee whiskey, guitars and cowboy boots!

    Doors will open at 6:30 for the preshow reception including complimentary appetizers, cash bar, artist demonstrations, entertainment, and much more! The main show will begin at 8:00 in the Paramount Theatre.

    There is a private pre-show dinner at 912 Regency for Autumn Moon sponsors. Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you would like more information please contact Bob Johnson: 320-257-3106, bjohnson@paramountarts.org or Sara Erickson: 320-257-3130, sara@paramountarts.org.



     

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    Dave Cofell CD Release Celebration

    Dave Cofell CD Release Celebration

    Dave Cofell
    August 26, 2016

    Join Dave Cofell as he performs the music from his third CD. Titled, 'A Thousand Shades of Blue', Dave will be joined onstage by Jeff and Tommy Vee, Paul Drinkwine, Randy Mickelberg, Dennis Kennedy and Adam Hammer.

    Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for V.I.P. ticket holders. V.I.P tickets are $25 each which include dinner, show and a CD.

    V.I.P. Dinner Ticket, $25; General admission tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. The bar will be open and a bar menu will be available.

    Show starts at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

    This activity is made possible through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, thanks to funds provided by the McKnight Foundation.

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    Pumpkinfest

    Pumpkinfest

    City of St. Cloud
    October 21, 2016

    Calling all Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins to join us at Lake George and Eastman Park for the annual spooktacular celebration, Pumpkinfest, on Friday, October 21st from 4-7pm. The spine-tingling evening includes trick or treat stations, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, hayrides and so much more. New this year! “Spooky Not Scary” Magic Show will be featured on the performance stage at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm; bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Fun is lurking around every corner during this FREE, safe, family-friendly event!

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    Create a Simple Sammi Bracelet

    Create a Simple Sammi Bracelet

    Paramount Center for the Arts
    October 1, 2016

    The Sami People are the indigenous people of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, who have a long history and tradition of reindeer breeding. Wanting to utilize all of the reindeer, these people make beautiful jewelry out of leather and shed antler pieces. In this class students will start by braiding pewter thread (nickel free allow with 4% silver) and sewing it to leather. The back of the bracelet is stitched closed using sinew thread, and a button clasp made from shed antler tips. All tools are provided, but students who need magnification for this close hand work should bring their own.

    Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed with Kim Bakken-Parr (1 Session)

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    Heritage Blues Orchestra Quintet

    Heritage Blues Orchestra Quintet

    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series
    September 16, 2016

    Blues lovers rave about Heritage Blues Orchestra, calling them a “one-band blues festival!”

    The Heritage Blues Orchestra Quintet performs music that takes audiences on a journey through the American South to explore the very roots of the blues: haunting work songs, hand clapping gospel and gritty low-down blues are just some of the genres they touch on. Beginning with the Middle Passage and moving from chain-gangs and juke joints to church pews, Louisiana bayous to back country porches, the Heritage Blues Orchestra’s music is a testament to the beauty and legacy of African-American music.

    “Heritage Blues Orchestra is dedicated to reviving and keeping alive the blues. Their repertoire is encyclopedic, a survey of blues styles from field hollers to spirituals, Delta blues to big-city Chicago electric blues.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine

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