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    Oil Painting 101: Mastering Plein Airs with Oils- Springtime edition!

    Oil Painting 101: Mastering Plein Airs with Oils- Springtime edition!

    Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
    May 16-May 18, 2014

    Instructor: John Heckman
    Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience required! (ages 15+)
    Spring is the perfect time to paint outside and capture the beauty of nature! Join John Heckman in this three-day workshop where you will discover the process of building a successful oil painting. Lessons will include selecting and editing your subject matter, developing a scene with brush strokes that are quick, broad, and colorful, and learning to see light and its effect on changing the landscape!

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    Spindrift

    Spindrift

    Pioneer Place Theatre Company
    April 24, 2014

    Spindrift, the Rush Tribute, is the collaborative effort of three lifetime Rush fans, each of us a dedicated follower of the original artist we represent in our act. The music of Rush is not only something we love to listen to and play, it is something that has driven us and motivated us in manyaspects of our lives. Geddy, Alex & Neil, in our humble opinions, have an unparalleled talent to write, record and perform songs that truly speak to us in so many ways, spanning the spectrum of true-life experiences from birth to the present.

    Our tribute show is somewhat self-serving, in that we enjoy this incredible music so much that it brings us great joy to perform it and attempt to duplicate it as realistically as possible. But we also hope to share the experience with others who appreciate the amazing legacy that Rush has built in their 35+ years as a progressive rock band. And hopefully we will also bring Rush’s unique brand of musicianship to the attention of those who have perhaps not yet had the pleasure of experiencing the original band perform.

     

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    Avenue Q

    Avenue Q


    April 22-April 27, 2014

    "South Park" meets "Sesame Street" in this irreverent (and educational!) musical glimpse into life after college. Blending puppets, live actors, and video, Avenue Q takes a no-holds-barred approach to social norms and conventions with such memorable tunes as "The Internet is for Porn" and "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist." WARNING: This show contains bad words and puppet nudity. Leave the kids at home.

    CO-PRESENTED WITH THE SCSU DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

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    Compagnia T.P.O. - Blue!

    Compagnia T.P.O. - Blue!

    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series
    May 2-May 3, 2014

    Straddling the thin line between art and play, Compagnia T.P.O. weaves sound, dance, storytelling, and visual spectacle into an immersive, magical, and hands-on theater experience.

    Blue! begins on the idyllic Greek Islands amongst the stones, sea shells, and whispers of ancient legends, wandering through bustling sea ports, and finally diving into the deep blue abyss populated by fish, seaweeds, and mysterious ancient ruins of disappeared civilizations.

    Compagnia T.P.O. is a pioneer in utilizing new technologies to transform each show into an interactive experience. Throughout the performance, audiences are invited to enter and play within this enthralling world, where projected images react to their gestures and movements in real time. This show is great for all ages.

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    CSB/SJU Senior Art Major Exhibition

    CSB/SJU Senior Art Major Exhibition

    CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series
    April 11-May 12, 2014

    Senior art majors present their final thesis work in both galleries on the CSB/SJU campuses.

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    Walkin’ Shoes Tour With Kevin Kling and Dan Chouinard

    Walkin’ Shoes Tour With Kevin Kling and Dan Chouinard


    April 29, 2014

    MPR Presents…

    Full of humor, music and surprises, Walkin’ Shoes brings one of Minnesota’s most significant storytellers, Kevin Kling, and Dan Chouinard together for tales from the roads they’ve traveled. Kevin and Dan kindly rely on the strangeness of others to inspire stories and songs.
    Kling and Chouinard will travel to three different cities bringing their unique brand of storytelling back on the road where it was inspired. Each stop of the tour will also include a Kevin Kling storytelling workshop in a local school’s class.

    This tour is part of Kevin Kling’s 3-year-original works residency with Minnesota Public Radio.
    Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories. His plays and adaptations have been performed around the world. Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are.

    Pianist, accordionist and writer Dan Chouinard is a Twin Cities native who plays, tours and records regularly with a long and varied list of musicians and writers. In addition to concert work with the likes of Prudence Johnson, Maria Jette, Peter Ostroushko, Kevin Kling and the Rose Ensemble, he also creates special programs which blend history, memoir and music, often for Minnesota Public Radio and the Minnesota Historical Society. Two previous shows, Cafe Europa (2005, 2008) and Mambo Italiano (2006) were aired on Twin Cities public television and broadcast statewide on MPR. Whenever he can he travels the world by bicycle with tent and accordion, looking for music and a good story.

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    Big Sing 2014 - O Come Let Us Sing

    Big Sing 2014 - O Come Let Us Sing

    The Cold Spring Area Maennerchor
    April 26, 2014

    Come hear the largest collection of male voices at St. John's University Abbey Church. Over 250 voices promises to make this the greatest musical experience in Central MN this year.

    Hosted by The Cold Spring Area Maennerchor
    Sponsored by: AMCA-Associated Male Choruses of America.

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    Work of Art: Pricing Your Work - Getting Paid for What You Do

    Work of Art: Pricing Your Work - Getting Paid for What You Do

    Central Minnesota Arts Board
    April 21, 2014

    While many artists excel at the design and production of their work, they feel far less confident when it comes to deciding what the price ought to be. Most want to be compensated fairly, but what does that mean? In this workshop we discuss what to consider as you ‘do the math’ both for people who are producing products and for those providing services.

    The Work of Art is a ten-session core curriculum that is part of Springboard for the Art’s workshop schedule. It has been developed for artists practicing in all disciplines - visual, performing and literary arts. The workshops are designed to work together or stand alone. Take the whole course or only those that best suit you.

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    The Underpants by Steve Martin

    The Underpants by Steve Martin

    Pioneer Place Theatre Company
    May 2-May 18, 2014

    The Underpants by comedian Steve Martin is an adaptation of the German ‘Die Hose’ by Carl Sternheim. A farcical send-up of bourgeois snobbery and conformity, “The Underpants” is the cheeky tale of Louise, the hopelessly unsatisfied wife of a boneheaded bureaucrat, who’s bloomers fall down scandalously in public. Two young men, wild with lust after witnessing her undergarment fiasco, come to rent a room in Louise’s home in hopes to win her affection. It is sure to be an evening of wit, scandal, and hilarity.

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    Elizabeth Feldhege: Cocoon

    Elizabeth Feldhege: Cocoon

    Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
    April 24-May 26, 2014

    Local SCSU art student Lizzi Feldhege exhibits non-traditional 'paintings' to sculpture to installation. This exhibition explores her diverse use of materials, embellishment and collage to create formalist, meditative 'art objects'.

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