Monday, January 9, 2012

Culturology Calendar 1-9

by Travis Ryder
Ongoing exhibitions:
Wildlife and architectural landmark artist Rob Christensen's pointillism (stipple) art is on display at the Lyric Center for the Arts First Stage Gallery in downtown Virginia.  The Artist's Reception is coming Saturday, January 14th from noon to 2:30.  Christensen will demonstrate the pen and ink process of creating detailed images comprised of single dots of ink.  

At the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin: the Head & Tails Exhibit is showing through February 18.  This juried exhibition showcases multi-media interpretations of art that contains a head or a tail in the composition.

MacRostie Art Center's January exhibitions are In Search of Enough, a traveling exhibition of Minnesota artists’ response to the issues of poverty and Seven by Seven, paintings of landscapes by Lisa Stauffer.  These are on display at the center in downtown Grand Rapids.
Tuesday, January 10
“Tango, Anyone?” at the Heartwood Senior Living Center, Crosby. 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Tango is a unique dance originating in Argentina and Uruguay in late 19th century.  Enthusiasts now circle the globe from South America to North America, Europe and Finland where unique local adaptations continue to shape this complex dance.  Unlimited Learning presents two talented dance instructors, who will lead a lively discussion of the dance, the music and the poetry of the Tango. They will conclude with a demonstration and an opportunity to experience the dance.  Workshop leaders are Peter Truran, Ph.D., dancer and visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota, and Sylvia Horwitz, MSW, photographer, and human rights activist.  This class is part of Unlimited Learning’s schedule and the cost is included for members, the cost is $6.00 for non-members.  

Minnesota author and outdoor enthusiast Mary Shideler, better known as “Mary, The Kayak Lady,” make a presentation January 10 at the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.  This is the first in a series of presentations, seminars and programming from The Center For Lifelong Learning at CLC and is designed for Lakes Area residents aged 50 and better. A book signing will follow Mary's presentation. Cost to attend is $10.

Wednesday, January 11
Monty Python's "Spamalot," a musical adapted from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, is at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids this Wednesday night starting at 7:30. 

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