Three returning residents are being joined by an exchange artist from Austria, an organist, two fellowship recipients and a writer this month at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Florida printmaker Tom Virgin is here for his seventh visit to continue working on an artist's book on Tower View. Musicologist Angelica Minero Escobar and pianist Michael Tsalka, who have spent a month here annually since 2008, will work on joint musical activities and a new instrumental project with another collaborator. Katharina Zlobl Painter
Children's activities, tents filled with art and artists, readings and two summer exhibitions will complement the array of musical performances planned during the 2018 Summer Celebration of the Arts July 7 at the Anderson Center. The annual event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tower View. Activities will take place on the lower lawn, in the artists' studios, in the historic barn performance space and in the gallery/education building.
Trapper Schoepp, whose music career has taken him from small-town Pierce County to international stages, returns to Red Wing July 4 as headliner for an Independence Day concert in the Central Park Bandshell. Sponsored by Red Wing Arts, the party starts at 5 p.m.; he will perform at 7:30 p.m. BMX bike racing, a concerned mother and Bob Dylan all played important roles in his decision to become a musician.
Three local artists are collaborating to create Cynthia Weitzel's newest project — two prototype sculptural mobiles that meld blown glass and welded steel into new works of Deaf art. Weitzel is working with Gail Dahlberg, a glassblower at the Anderson Center, and Dave "Curly" Clark of Curly's Welding. "It's a prototype of what I hope to add to my portfolio as a new line of work," Weitzel said. She also has a growing interest in public art.
An award honoring the late Dan Guida will be presented for the first time this year at Red Wing Arts' 11th annual Plein Air competition. Guida, longtime director of the arts group, launched the outdoor painting festival 11 years ago. He died in January 2017. Guida family members will select the winner based on "the painter/painting which best demonstrates the plein air technique in displaying the scenery of the Red Wing area," according to his daughter, Emily Guida Foos.
Two dozen painters will spend next week capturing local scenes on canvas for the 2018 Red Wing Arts Plein Air outdoor painting competition. Before Plein Air culminates on Saturday, June 16, the community will have numerous opportunities to observe the painters in action, according to Red Wing Arts Executive Director Emily Guida Foos.
Unique artwork and gifts presented to Red Wing by its Sister Cities in China and Japan are on display through September at the Goodhue County History Center. The exhibit, "Red Wing Sister Cities Collection: Gifts of Friendship from Quzhou, China, and Ikata, Japan," is designed not just to showcase objects, but to tell the story of the relationships that have developed between the cities.
Rochester sculptor Judy Onofrio, a self-taught artist whose works can be found in many of the world's most prestigious museum collections, is the recipient of the 2018 A.P. Anderson Award. The award was presented to Onofrio recently by Anderson Center Executive Director Stephanie Rogers. Named for founder Dr. A.P. Anderson, it recognizes individuals for significant contributions to the cultural and artistic life of Minnesota.
Safer. Easier. Better. Officials use a lot of superlatives when they talk about applying modern technology at the new Care Center at St. Crispin Living Community on Pioneer Road. "We are trying to embrace in the senior living environment the newest, most forward thinking high technology," said Dr. Neal Buddensiek, chief medical officer for the Benedictine Health System.
A style show of wedding gowns through the years is planned at the third annual Affair for Dinnerware, which will be held May 19 in the Victorian Dining Room at the St. James Hotel. A Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation event, the luncheon was inspired by a newspaper clipping from 1953. Museum Manager Robin Wipperling said the story described a luncheon put on by Red Wing Potteries to celebrate that year's anniversary.