Showing posts with label Winona Arts Center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Winona Arts Center. Show all posts

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Happy New Year and Visions for 2022

 2022 A new year of possibilities and hopes.  Some people make resolutions for big change in their lives.  Others say, "Nah," to that idea.  Another novel idea is to be kind to oneself with a dream of how life may be better, more full, loving, good.

This year, the Winona Arts Center is offering a workshop to open our thinking for brighter times with creating a Vision Board.  "What's a Vision Board," you ask?  










Elizabeth Foley vision board

In this workshop we will create a collage of our hopes and dreams for this year of 2022. A collage is a group of pictures and words put together in a pleasing way.  

We’ll begin the workshop with a guided visualization to bring us into relaxation, connect us with our body and stir our imaginations into making.

We’ll have the opportunity to create our own images and designs with paper and with stitching. We'll cut and tear, stitch and stamp.  Images, words and phrases will be available to use for our creating.  We apply our words and images to a board that the instructor provides.

The instructor will bring examples, provide materials and guide the making for a fun afternoon of creating our visions for 2022.

It'll be a couple of hours of fun, creativity and hope!

Saturday, January 8th 


Winona Arts Center, 228 East 5th St, Winona


Email instructor to register:

See my 2021 & 2019 Vision Boards



Join us!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Art in the Time of Covid

 A new show is on exhibit at the Winona Arts Center, 228 E. 5th St, Winona, Minnesota,

Art in the Time of COVID











Hand quilted

Notice the tiny blanket stitch on the binding of this beautiful quilt.










These beautiful artworks grace the front wall by Janice Crabb, Julie Johnston, Rev. Jim Riley, Seho Parks, Carol Slade and Wade Britzius and books on pedestal by Margaret Kiihne.













This is a full photo of Janice Crabb's Bathroom Curtain of knitted cotton.











Dick Brown, "The Struggle"

wood, nails, acorn caps 

Joan McNeil

Sherman Rescued and Adopted during COVID

pen, colored pencil

 Joan told me the story of how her daughter and husband had lost their dear dog at the beginning of COVID.  They searched and searched until they found Sherman.  A true love story.










Mary Farrell got of picture of Jamie Washburn, Dawn Washburn and MaryLee looking at Margaret Kiihne's amazing books of her art journey during COVID. 













Margarita Baumann

Farbenfreude (Color Joy)

sock yarn remnants

66" x 43" (368 - 2.5" squares)  

Jean Lauer

Questioning Everything

acrylic painting

Ian Hanesworth

Water is Sacred


Kay Everson



Steve Schild

Ekphrasis: From the News


This is only a portion of the art in the thought provoking show. There are 74 works including 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional works and poems.  

Come take a look:

Gallery hours  Wednesdays 4-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm.

Masks are required.  The Winona Arts Center, WAC has updated its Covid-19 protocol. Masks will be required, as well as proof of vaccination or a negative test result within 72 hours for anyone attending films, concerts, exhibit openings, or special events. Please see the attached press release for further details and information.




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:

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.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Holidaze at the Winona Arts Center

Holidaze at the Winona Arts Center
Art making and music--what can feel more right?  Dirk Nelson and Mary Coughlin and friends led a holiday card making with printmaking. The Winona Fiddlers played their magic to a delighted audience.

 Winona Fiddlers under the direction of Betsy Neil.  Fourth Grade to High School and young adults joined in the fun.

 Two of the youngest fiddlers

Two fiddlers and singers

 Spinning the wheel to create a print

 Dirk keeping everything straight

 Lots of great helpers

 All ages of makers

 Smiles in creating the process

Working together

Learn more about the Winona Arts Center.



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