Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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Ninety-seven artists and their creations will fill Red Wing’s downtown streets during next weekend’s 49th annual Fall Festival of the Arts hosted by the Red Wing Arts Association. Everything from wearables to decorative and functional to whimsical pieces of art will line Bush and Third streets. The festival is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 11 and continues from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. “We have a wonderful blend of returning artists and first-time exhibitors,” said Arlene Roth, Fall Festival coordinator and assistant director at Red Wing Arts Association.
Internationally recognized felt artist Janice Arnold has created pieces for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York, Cirque du Soleil, Key Arena Seattle Center and the Los Angeles and New York City operas. In her debut trip to Minnesota, Arnold brings her artistry and inspiration to next week’s annual Sheep & Fiber Farm Tour, stopping at the Anderson Center for an exclusive lecture and reception Sunday Oct.
Just five weeks in to a new school year and the Red Wing High School is set to deliver the fall play. “Once Upon a Pandora’s Box” debuts Wednesday Oct...
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Spotlight : Master carver Bill Habedank shares his tips and techniques for carving pumpkins 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 4 at the Red Wing Depot. With more than 38 years of experience hosting Red Wing’s annual Food Shelf Pumpkin Show, he knows much about the craft of carving. Habedank will have patterns and an assortment of pumpkins to pick up, allowing anyone to participate in Pumpkins at the Depot running Oct. 25 to Nov. 1. The Halloween event is a fundraiser for the Red Wing Area Food Shelf. Krafty Kathy will demonstrate with giant pumpkins.
In their third year of resurrecting the music of the 1950s and ’60s, the Red Wing Crickets along with tribute band singer Jimmy Stanley are teaming for an annual concert. Fall Soc Hop Dance, a fundraiser for the Red Wing High School Band Boosters, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 4 in the Red Wing High School cafeteria. Stanley returns as the iconic rocker Buddy Holly who was killed Feb. 2, 1959, in an airplane crash with other rock ‘n’ roll stars near Clear Lake, Iowa. Holly and Ritchie Valens, J.D.
The Homeward Bound Theatre Company, based out of Chanhassen, Minnesota, and Red Wing Community Education have partnered up to offer students a chance to get out on stage and gain exposure in the spotlight. Four classes have been constructed for students in grades 4 and under. There are general goals: one, to boost stage performers in the annual Arts Alive program and to get children on stage creating their own story, Red Wing Community Education youth program coordinator Marcia Jensen said. Treasure Box Surprise and Where the Wild Things Are are being offered Thursdays Sept.
Sprinkled with show-stopping Grammy-award winning performers, powerful Broadway ballads, genuine indie-rock flavors, a taste of jazz, holiday traditions, local hometown favorites and even acrobats, the Sheldon Theatre promises “The Magic is Back” in the upcoming season of performing arts. New to the theater are the Golden Dragon Acrobats, who officially kick off this year’s lineup at 7 p.m. next Friday Sept.
PRESCOTT — Friday night fish fries are a staple meal on many a Midwesterners menu. But one local eatery decided it was time to try something both new, entertaining and most importantly – healthy. The Oasis Eatery at Nesbitt’s Nursery & Orchard, located on the Great River Road between Prescott and Diamond Bluff, is now in its second year of offering a Friday night fish boil — possibly the only boil of its kind of the west coast of Wisconsin. “I’m so happy,” executive chef and marketing manager Leah Nesbitt-Miller said.
Spotlight : Red Wing Arts Association hosts an exclusive collection of artwork created from African butterfly wings. “African Butterfly Art” is open now through Oct. 27 at Red Wing Depot Gallery. A public reception is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 6. No butterflies were harmed to create the art, RWAA said. Instead insects had reached the end of their life cycle among the hard rock cliffs surrounding small stream beds in southwestern Africa. There, locals have developed a unique cottage industry of art created from the wings.