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International Women’s Day 2017

Women Are the World – Gallery Show

Wednesday, March 8th through Saturday, April 8th

Reception / Presentation

Friday, March 10th @ 5-7pm

 

From Hypatia to  Zora Neale Hurston to Josephine Baker and Frida Kahlo to Marjane Satrapi, women have been exploring, creating, and using art to expand the collective human consciousness and break free from the shackles of sexism, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia.

With the Women’s March of 2017, brave women came together to speak out against oppression by a privileged patriarchy which embraces rape culture, devalues women’s rights, engages in compassionless exclusion, and silences dissent. In the spirit of Angela Davis, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, the women of the world made their voices known in record numbers of nearly three million marchers.

This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the artists and activists of the past and hope for a humanity of the future, not only influenced or guided by women, but led by women. Representing today’s contribution to art and culture by women, the Cultural Center presents the works of emerging artists Jennifer Bockerman, Jennifer Chilstrom, Susana del Rosario, among others.

 

February Mini Retreat

Mini Retreat

with Tamara Moore

This retreat focuses on exploring self-care through movement, meditation and community.

Participants will experience self-care, reflect, and be inspired to bring their new practices home. Moore helps students find awareness of the body’s sensations through gentle postures and deep breathing.  She teaches listening to emotions and thoughts with compassion. She encourages inviting the transformative power of love into one’s life and reflecting upon and integrating experiences with others.

Instructor Tamara Moore lives in Wadena with her husband and four young children and is a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Having studied under Mary Beth Nehl, Doug Keller, and Karin Burke, she taught yoga for 8 years. Currently, she is working on certification in a Christian movement and prayer ministry. Moore earned a Master’s in Theology in 2005 and more recently, in 2015, a graduate certificate in Spiritual Direction. She has taught college courses in world religions, humanities, and philosophy at M-State.

The retreat includes healthy refreshments which are included in the retreat fee. Cost is $40 for the public and $35 for members of the Center. This retreat is open to adults and mature teens.

Registration is required by February 20 — call 218-385-3339. Minimum number of students must be met in order to hold retreat.

Minneapolis Comedian!

Comedian

Tommy Ryman

Saturday, March 11 @ 8pm

Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folksinging mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. This XY equation evidently equals: acclaimed comedian. Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr, a professed fan, raves she has “never seen anything like [Tommy] before in [her] whole life, [he is] one-of-a-kind, fantastic!” Ryman’s act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as disturbingly adorable. He is a favorite among audiences at top clubs and colleges around the nation, and he is regularly featured on Rooftop Comedy, SiriusXM, and iheartradio. Early in his career, Ryman was sought out by some of the nation’s top comedians opening for the likes of Louie Anderson, Maria Bamford, and Nick Swardson. He was invited to perform at the prestigious Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theater, and was featured as one of the “Twin Cities’ Funniest People” by Metro Magazine. Ryman is signed to StandUp! Records and assures audiences that his comedy album Bath Time with Tommy Ryman has a tasteful album cover.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door (subject to availability–limited seating) and can be purchased at the New York Mills Library or the Cultural Center. This event is held at the Cultural Center.

Call the Center at (218) 385-3339 or the Library at (218) 385-2436 for more information.

This performance in presented in conjunction with the Friends of the New York Mills Library.

 

Activities at the Center may be held in our dance studio on the second floor, which is only accessible by stair.

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center 24 N Main Ave / P.O. Box 246, New York Mills, MN 5667 / (218) 385-3339