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May 2019

Exhibit: Whitewater State Park Turns 100

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Whitewater State Park is nestled in the Whitewater river valley between St. Charles and Elba, Minnesota. The Park was established in 1919 and has a vast and interesting history that includes a CCC camp, floods, WWII German POWs, and much more. Explore the park’s past in this exhibit and join in the fun of the park’s celebrations all year! Join us at the History Center, January 30 at 12:05 p.m. for a special Food For Thought program from Park staff…

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Art Exhibit: The Art of Music, The Music of Art

May 1 - May 31

To celebrate Mid West Music Fest (MWMF), artist Jeff Morgan will exhibit his drawings, paintings, and photographs of local musicians at the Winona Public Library throughout the month of May. Morgan will give a talk on the art in Library’s Bell Art Room on Thursday, May 2nd at 6pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  

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Images of Mid West Music Fest

May 1 - June 2
Ed’s No-Name Bar, 252 E 3rd St., Winona, 55987

An exhibition of photographs by MWMF photographers Nathaniel Nelson and Jon Swanson. Images of MWMF festival musicians, past, present and future, at Ed’s No Name Bar.

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Maarten Platje: The Early History of the U.S. Navy

May 3 - August 18
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987

This exhibition features recent paintings by Dutch marine painter Maarten Platje showcasing important historic nineteenth-century U.S. naval ships and battles. Platje has a mastery of sailing ships and has sailed the waters depicted in his works. His paintings are richly detailed, technically accurate, and extensively researched to provide a realistic portrayal of historic ships, battles, and events. There will be an opening reception celebrating the exhibition on Thursday, May 9 from 5:00-7:00 PM.  

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Winona Senior High School Senior Art Show

May 8 - May 24
Winona Arts Center, 228 E. 5th St., Winona, MN 55987 United States
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The Winona Arts Center is pleased to announce the 2019 Winona Senior High School Art Show on display.There will be a reception for the artists on Wednesday, May 8 from 4:30-6:00 pm. Artists include seniors; Isaac Al-Abad, Brooklyn Bublitz, Maria Elliott, Stephen Gilles, Joselyn Greene, Lydia Gruhlke, Amanda Guillen, Amber Guillen, Melissa Hermann, Derrion Johnson, Ian Loos, Cheyanne Markwardt, Abigail Morrison, Hannah Nahrgang, Thy Nguyen, Julian Fernandez Petersen, Desarae Pritchett, Reyna Seelhoff, Isaiah Shepard-Windom, Tova Strange, Zachary Walski. Gallery hours…

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Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi

May 9 - September 1
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minnesota 55987
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This groundbreaking photographic series garnered international fame to Alec Soth. This exhibit features portraits and locations along the entire length of the Mississippi River, including the Winona area. Built on the pastoral shore of the Mississippi River and surrounded by swaying native prairie plantings, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum boasts a collection of fine art that rivals even the most cosmopolitan cities.

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Live Music: Under Paris Skies

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Under Paris Skies plays acoustic music inspired by sidewalk cafes, French cabarets, Gypsy camps, Argentine dance halls and Euro streets. Repertoire includes gypsy jazz, vintage swing, tangos, waltzes, boleros

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Exhibition Opening: Driftless Sanctuary by Lyon Smith

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Public Launch, 119 E. 3rd St., Winona, Minnesota 55987 United States

Driftless Sanctuary is a large scale sculpture by Lyon Smith that incorporates found objects, painted wood carvings, and wood that has been beaver cut. The concept for this piece was inspired by nature, the ebb and flow of the Mississippi River and its inhabitants, the beaver, and the architecture of the beaver lodge. Along with the sculpture, Lyon will exhibit 12 photographs of the environment, in which this sculpture was envisioned and created.

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Live Music: Thicker Than Water

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Acoustic Cafe, 77 Lafayette, Winona, MN 55987 United States

Three (okay, sometimes four or five) siblings ages 19-26, with two (well, sometimes three) guitars, playing a variety of covers sprinkled in with originals. If you like acoustic rock, pop, folk, country, and harmonies, come join the family for a dose of sibling revelry!

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Live Music: Reunion

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reunion Quintet is a 5 piece jazz and dance band that features saxophone, trumpet and trombone, with a rhythm section. They will provide a variety of jazz and dance band music.

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