Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Flyway Trail

The Flyway Trail will connect Winona to Wisconsin and will eventually hook up with the Sparta Elroy Trail.  A huge bridge is being built to take bikers and walkers over the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks.

I took a walk on March 24, 2020 to take a look at how the work was going on the bridge.  It creates exciting possibilities to link Winona and Wisconsin river towns such as Fountain City, Cochran, and Alma as well as the Wisconsin Wildlife Refuge.




A look under the bridge.

Take a look at a video about the Flyway Trail and learn more about the project and how you can get involved.  Exciting things are coming to Winona and our area!




Tuesday, March 3, 2020

River Walks to the Mississippi River End of 2019

 November 10, 2019 Before snow.

 November 11, 2019

      November 15, 2019, Two eagles in the distance



 November 17, 2019


 November 24, 2019 and it was lucky to find some stones.





 November 26, 2019, One eagle



November 27, 2019 Great Bluffs State Park Looking around--Mississippi River somewhere in the fog

 December 3, 2019


 December 15, 2019



 December 20, 2019


 December 22, 2019


 December 24, 2019


 December 27, 2019 Eagle flying off



December 31, 2019


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Last Prayer Before Sunrise


Last Prayer Before Sunrise is an assemblage and art show by Mai'a Williams at Winona State University currently showing through March 6, 2020. Friday, February 28, 6:00pm, Mai'a will have a performance.  All welcome.








It is amazing art in Winona, Minnesota.




Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Printing Making at the Winona Arts Center

The Winona Arts Center, 228 E 5th St, Winona, Minnesota 55987, (507) 453-9959 is open to visit current exhibits on Wednesday  through Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm.


The Winona Arts Center had a free card making day on February 1, 2020, 11am - 2pm.  Lots of happy smiles with Dirk Nelson making sure that all the cards got on the press straight and many volunteers cleaned plates and worked to allow all the artists of all ages to have a wonderful time.


It was a busy place of making and sharing and smiles.



Mary Coughlan, right, has been a long time advocate for the Winona Arts Center.   Two volunteers wash and dry plates to allow everyone to have a turn to create. It takes lots of dedicated people to create such an amazing place.

 Trish and Willow waiting to create their print cards.

 Watching the process

 Using a brayer

 Lots of careful cutting

 Two cards hanging to dry.




"The Winona Arts Center house an art studio featuring the Riverbed Press.  A Conrad etching press is available for experienced printmakers to use of a nominal fee.  Printmaking classes along with other arts classes are offered for children and adults."  This day was one of the Winona Arts Centers free printmaking day for all ages to experience.

Find out more about the Winona Arts Center see their facebook page or email: WinonaArtsCenter@gmail.com






Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Winona Arts Center, Winona, MInnesota

 The Winona Arts Center is located at the corner of 5th and Franklin, 228 E. 5th St, Winona.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm.




The current exhibit, Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away, a photography exhibit by Wade Britzius. The exhibit runs January 24 through February 28, 2020. The reception is Friday, February 28th, 6-7pm.  At 7:00pm, the documentary film, Out to Save the World will be shown.  This documentary is about "The Farm," produced 1976 by Wade Britzius, Brian Lee and Stan Pollock.  The film runs 23 minutes in black and white.  A discussion will follow the film.


The Winona Arts Center is raising funds to create a lift to allow all persons of all physical abilities to be able to enter the center and use both levels.  Please consider getting involved with this great Arts Center by becoming a member or sharing your gifts and talents and/or making a donation.



Upcoming films are the following Fridays 7:00pm: February 14 II Postinio; February 28 Out to Save the World; March 6 The Third Wife; March 20 The Sower.  Admission is $5.00 or donation.


 The Winona Arts Center is raising money to build a new vestibule that will include a lift.  This will make the Winona Arts Center accessible to all.


 Here's the place to make the donation for Give the Arts A Lift. You can learn more about the project at this link as well.


Hope to see you at the Winona Arts Center.





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