A Nebraska couple with a passion for Red Wing pottery and stoneware accumulated more than 5,000 pieces over 30 years and turned their collection into a museum in Lincoln. But...
Many people will look at B-J Mushet-Norman’s print showing her husband Ben in his A-6 Intruder and see a well-crafted, striking image of a military pilot. To the couple, it represents much more. The image tells Ben Norman’s story. Mushet-Norman is creating the woodcut as part of the Minnesota Veterans Art Experience, a multifaceted project being undertaken by the Red Wing Arts Association. For the Veteran Print Project, nearly two dozen veterans are being matched with print artists who will listen to their stories about military service and create images that are “Pict-Oral” histories of t
St. Paul-based TU Dance is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a performance featuring new and cutting-edge dance works by choreographers from New York and California as well as a signature work by company co-founder Uri Sands. The performance will be at 7 p.m.
Put your ugly Christmas sweater back in the closet. Ignore that glitter top and sparkly earrings. It’s time to drag out old bell-bottom trousers, paisley shirt and love beads so you can “Tiptoe Through the ‘60s.” Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard are presenting a New Year’s Eve extravaganza at the Sheldon Theatre celebrating the unforgettable sights and sounds of the 1960s. The show, subtitled “Stories and Songs from a Revolutionary Decade,” brings it all back — or introduces a new generation to the music and mania of those turbulent years. Pictures are used to help tell the story.
Visual art will be only one of the attractions at the Anderson Center’s annual Holiday Celebration of the Arts at Tower View Estate in west Red Wing. The celebration, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7, also will spotlight an eclectic variety of musical performances, including: •The Bells of the Bluffs, a new handbell ensemble •The Red Wing Singers •Red Wing High School’s elite choral group, Ovation •Pianists Neal Topliff and Lynn Dulak The ensembles will perform in the historic barn. Other entertainment is planned during the afternoon.
Just days into his latest one-month residency at the Anderson Center, printmaker Tom Virgin has covered the walls of his temporary studio with images. Each symbol, face and word; each broadsheet, woodcut print and photo has a story. Anyone who knows Red Wing and Tower View will instantly be drawn to woodcut prints of iconic local images -- the tower, Boathouse Village, a tractor hauling the world's largest Red Wing boot through downtown during one of Virgin's prior visits here.