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April 2021

WSU Student Exhibition: Nothing Permanent Except Change

April 19 - April 23

Nothing permeant except change focuses on periods of transition, both in nature and in our own lives as we finish our college career. This exhibition will be on display in-person in the Watkins Gallery as well as online. Participating artists are Amanda Chapman-Vruno, Megan Cichosz, Kiri Sannerud, and Megan Surface.  The virtual gallery can be viewed at: https://educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/ Join the artist talks and reception here: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/94227511442 Meeting ID: 942 2751 1442 Passcode: Sculpture

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: The Tempest

April 21 @ 6:30 pm

In Shakespeare’s enchanting dark comedy, little is as it seems. Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, survive in exile on a remote and inhospitable island. A sudden, violent storm washes Prospero’s betrayers to shore and with them, a long-awaited chance for revenge. Yet when Prospero’s powerful magic encounters even greater forces at work, all are plunged into a surprising, mischievous, soulful new story and must embrace the unexpected in the end. This GRSF performance will  be held outdoors at Levee Park.

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The Year We Thought About Love: Film Showings & Discussion

April 22 @ 5:00 pm

The Year We Thought About Love is a film featuring LGBTQ youth of color exploring love – within families, friendships, spiritually, and romantically.  The film goes behind the scenes of the oldest queer youth theater in America. In a twist on the common image of LGBTQ youth as victims, the film reveals the troupe members as artists and activists, celebrating the joy and fullness of their lives in thoughtful and hilarious ways. Watch the film on Thursday, April 22nd at…

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Author Event: Trisha Speed Shaskan

April 22 @ 6:30 pm

Children’s book author, Trisha Speed Shaskan is a native of Winona and has achieved success with books like the Q & Ray Graphic Novel Series, Punk Skunks, and farces on fairy tales like Truly, We Both Loved Beauty Dearly!: The Story of Sleeping Beauty as Told by the Good and Bad Fairies and Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf.  To attend the Zoom event, please register online at…

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Bluff Country Studio Art Tour

April 23 - April 25

Experience the wide range of high quality art that is created in our region during this event. Artists provide tours of their studios, explain the process of making their art, answer questions and do live demonstrations throughout the weekend.

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The Year We Thought About Love: Film Showings & Discussion

April 23 @ 2:00 pm

The Year We Thought About Love is a film featuring LGBTQ youth of color exploring love – within families, friendships, spiritually, and romantically.  The film goes behind the scenes of the oldest queer youth theater in America. In a twist on the common image of LGBTQ youth as victims, the film reveals the troupe members as artists and activists, celebrating the joy and fullness of their lives in thoughtful and hilarious ways. Watch the film on Thursday, April 22nd at…

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Great River Shakespeare Festival Staged Reading: Ni Aqui Ni Alla

April 25 @ 7:00 pm

 There will be a staged reading of a brand new play by GRSF company member Norma Ruiz Cruz, Ni Aquí Ni Allá. The play will be directed by former GRSF directing intern Gaby Rodriguez. Tickets are $10 and you can reserve them by clicking the button below. https://grsf.secure.force.com/ticket/PatronTicket__PublicTicketApp#/instances/a0F3w00000r6CDyEAM   Once you purchase your ticket, you will be sent a link for the virtual event. This play is performed in Spanish and English, and will be understandable to speakers of either…

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Artist Exhibition and Talk: Jennifer Lovejoy

April 26 - April 30

Jennifer Lovejoy’s solo exhibition of paintings, Mindfull, will be on view in the Winona State University Weber Gallery (2nd floor, Watkins Hall) from April 26–30th. Jennifer will speak about her work on Wednesday, April 28th at 5:30pm.  The exhibition is open to WSU students and faculty from 9am-4pm and available to visitors to WSU upon making an appointment with the artist or Gallery Coordinator. Winona State Covid-19 regulations must be strictly followed. 

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WSU Student Art Exhibition: Perception & Color

April 26 - April 30

Perception & Color is dedicated to showing each of our individual views of the world and how we express these through color, or lack thereof. This exhibition will be on display in-person in the Watkins Gallery as well as online. Participating artists include Marissa Mate, Noah Schomburg, Kevin Stevens, Hannah Uhlenbrauck, and Amanda Vail. The virtual gallery can be viewed at: https://educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/ Join the artist talks and reception here: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/94227511442 Meeting ID: 942 2751 1442 Passcode: Sculpture

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May 2021

Art Through the Lens of Life Virtual Program

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Discover how museum artworks can provide meaningful insights about your own life. In this unique program, participants will co-create an evening of dialogue and interactive viewing of art from the Minnesota Marine Art Museum collections. Arts educator, Michael Nelson will facilitate the gathering using artworks, discussion, quotes, and questions to collaboratively weave an evening of art exploration and personal reflection into a memorable event. This event is a virtual event and will be held live via Zoom. The event is…

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