Winter/Spring Yoga at the Center

yogaThree weekly yoga class options at Cultural Center Feb – May 2016:

  • Senior/Gentle Yoga with Ann Pate, Wednesday mornings 9-10 a.m.
  • Power Vinyasa Yoga with Emma Olson, Wednesday evenings 6-7 p.m.
  • Power Vinyasa Yoga with Emma Olson, Thursday evenings 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Senior/Gentle Yoga with Ann Pate:

Power Vinyasa with Emma Olson:

Women & Prairie Program Feb 18, 2016

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Patty Kakac has been singing and writing professionally since 1978. Her instruments include, guitar, autoharp, harmonica, and piano. She has performed throughout the upper Midwest both as a solo performer as well with other musicians and she has produced and recorded 5 albums that have been played around the world. Her music has been used for numerous plays and videos as well as a PBS documentary.

Athena Kildegaard is the author of four books of poetry: Rare Momentum, Bodies of Light (a Minnesota Book Award finalist), Cloves & Honey (a Midwest Book award finalist), and Ventriloquy (forthcoming March 2016). Her poems and other work has been published in journals around the country and Canada. She teaches at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

For more information call the Cultural Center at (218) 385-3339 or visit the Center’s website at www.kulcher.org.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

 

 

 

‘Bound Together’ Journal Creation Class Feb. 12

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6-8:30pm
‘Bound Together’ Journal Creation Class

Participants (Pre-Valentines date night?! Girls night out?!) will be completing the construction of a journal using paste papers and collage materials for the hard covers. Inside, the journals will contain blank white pages that have been secured with an external ‘stab’, or Japanese binding which displays the stitching that can become quite decorative when beading is added. Sub sandwiches and beverages are included in the class fee.

Fee: $40
Minimum 6 / Maximum 12
Instructor: Pam Robinson

Pre-registration required – call 218-385-3339.

If minimum number of participants is not met by Feb 5, class may be cancelled.

This class is fourth in a series of five Winter Pairings classes offered during December 2015 – February 2016. Click here for the full series information. Let Your Creativity Flow!

Open Mic 2nd Thursday

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Open Mic Night at the Center — 2nd Thursday of the month

Back by popular demand! On most 2nd Thursdays, the main gallery of the Cultural Center is transformed into a venue for local musicians and spoken-word artists to present their latest or favorite performance work.

The audio system will be hooked up, and a crowd may amass due to the ‘jams’ floating out the doors. 7-9 pm. Free and open to the public.

Upcoming date: Thursday, February 11, 2016

 

New Yoga Classes – January 2016

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Power Vinyasa classes taught by new instructor Emma Olson on Wednesdays in January and February 3rd, 6-7 pm

Whether you’re looking to stretch and strengthen the body, or ease your mind after a long day, this class has you covered. You’ll be guided through a series of postures, connected by the inhales and exhales of your breath, for a full-body and mind experience. Great for all levels—beginner yogis and advanced practitioners are welcome! BYOM: bring your own mat.

Instructor Emma Olson’s first experience with yoga was in the summer of 2014. As a former dancer, she found it to be a new way to bring movement into her life, but most enjoyed how it offered an outlet for her anxiety and stress. After encouragement and support from her instructors, Emma signed up for Power Yoga Teacher Training through CorePower Yoga in Minneapolis. In December 2015, she completed her 200-hour certification. Emma hopes to offer an energizing and liberating experience for her students, to guide them to a place of strength, balance and self-acceptance. 

Off her mat, Emma enjoys traveling, binge-watching TV shows, and laughing with family and friends. Emma and her husband, James, live in New York Mills with their two fur babies, Brownie (dog) and Curtis (cat).

Fee is $10 per class, or sign up for all four sessions (January 6, 13, 20 and 27) for a reduced cost of $35. Classes meet 6-7 pm at the Center. Please dress in layers and BYOM (bring your own mat). NOTE: Class CANCELLED January 20 due to illness. Make-up class Wednesday February 3rd from 6-7 pm.

Plans are in the works for continuing classes into February and beyond. Check back soon for more details!

Pairings…Let your Creativity Flow

2015 Pairing series posterJoin us at the Cultural Center this winter for Pairings, bi-monthly art experiences paired with an alcoholic (or non-alcoholic option) beverage of choice.

Prices include materials, instruction, a drink, and light refreshments. Some classes may require additional materials. See class descriptions for more information.

Classes are geared for high school aged students through adults and will take place at the Cultural Center unless otherwise noted. If minimum number of participants is not met, the Center reserves the right to cancel a class.

Members receive $2 off of their fee. Pre-registration for these classes is required (call 218-385-3339).

Let your creativity flow!

 

Thursday, December 3rd
6-7:15pm OR 7:30-8:45pm
‘Center of Attention’ Winter Centerpiece making class
Participants will use live greens, flowers and a candle to create a holiday/seasonal centerpiece. Additional enhancements for the centerpieces will be available for the nominal fee of just $1 the night of the class. Fee includes wine or a non-alcoholic beverage as well as light refreshments.
Fee: $37
Taught by Tessa Braukmann, owner/operator of Designs by Tes
Maximum of 10 for each session
This class is being held in the New York Mills City Ballroom

Thursday, December 17th
6-8:30pm
‘Sunsets & Silhouettes’ Canvas Painting Class

Adult participants choose one of three themes to complete a canvas painting of a landscape silhouette against a sunset. The landscape themes to choose from are: country farmstead, park with children, and northern wilderness. Mid-way through the evening, we will break for wine/cider, cheese and crackers. At the culmination of the class, participants will take home their completed work of art. All materials are supplied.
Fee: $40
Taught by Pam Robinson
Minimum 8 / Maximum 15

Thursday, January 7th
6-8:30pm
‘Getting Graphic is for the Birds!’ Canvas Painting Class

With color-blocking and stylized graphic depictions of an owl or a chickadee, participants will complete a canvas painting. Throughout the evening, we will break for wine/cider, cheese and crackers. At the culmination of the class, participants will take home their completed work of art. All materials are supplied.
Fee: $40
Minimum 8 / Maximum 15

NOTE: Basket Making Class scheduled for January 23rd has been CANCELLED due to minimum registration not being met. To be rescheduled this Spring.

Saturday, January 23rd
11am-3pm
‘Make a Basket in a Day’ Basket Weaving Class

Keep your cold fingers busy with this one-day class covering the basics of basket weaving. We will be using cane and natural willow harvested from local swamps. Participants need to bring hand-pruners, old scissors and 10-15 spring-styled clothes pins. All remaining supplies and warm appetizers & drinks are covered in the class fee. Everyone will leave the class with one basket completed, and another started-to encourage future weaving on your own.
Fee: $35
Minimum 6 / Maximum 10

Friday, February 12th
6-8:30pm
‘Bound Together’ Journal Creation Class

Participants (Pre-Valentines date night possibly?!) will be completing the construction of a journal using paste papers and collage materials for the hard covers. Inside, the journals will contain blank white pages that have been secured with an external ‘stab’, or Japanese binding which displays the stitching that can become quite decorative when beading is added. Sub-sandwiches and beverages are included in the class fee.
Fee: $40
Minimum 6 / Maximum 12

Thursday, February 25th
6-9pm
‘Am I Losing My Marbles?’ Paper Marbling Class

Participants will learn the art of paper marbling using a technique of ‘floating’ paint on the surface of thickened water, draping the paper onto the surface, pulling and rinsing. Your newly created patterned papers can be used in scrap booking, for gift wrap, to use in collage projects, applied to mat boards for artwork framing, or even as cover paper for handmade books. Snacks and beverages are included with the class fee.
Fee: $45
Minimum 5 / Maximum 10

The series will be expanded based on the success of these first classes. Our goal is to partner with local and regional artists to offer a broad selection of classes. If you have ideas for classes or have a skill to share, please contact us.

Come warm up with us this winter at the Cultural Center and Let Your Creativity Flow!