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Award-winning artist, Wouterina "Riana" de Raad will offer a mosaic workshop 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Participants will learn the basic skills of mosaic tiling, including how to cut and break glass and ceramic tile, as well as what materials and adhesives to use for a subzero climate. There will be a grouting demonstration and discussion on cement formulas, how to use pigments, and how to texture a cement surface.
Work by seven artists will be on view through Oct. 22 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts. This current exhibit features works on paper by Andrea Carlson (St. Paul and Chicago), mixed media paintings and collage by Chris Cinque (Minneapolis), mixed media painting by Joan G. Cox (St. Paul), blown glass by Pauly Cudd (River Falls), functional porcelain pottery by Glynnis Lessing (Northfield, Minn.), polymer clay sculpture by Layl McDill (Minneapolis), as well as paintings and textiles by Chholing Taha (Anoka, Minn.)
No festival is complete without a tasty selection of fair food, and the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival is no exception! At this art festival, even the food fare is unique. Presenting a sampling of festival foods, we invite you to be tempted to try selections from local Hudson restaurants, as well as a few out-of-town flavors. Bring your appetite and enjoy festival favorites like maple ice cream and root beer, house-made Apfelstrudel, plus Wisconsin favorites like cheese curds, Leinenkugel's, tomato basil bratwurst, barbecue and more.
The Octagon House Museum and Gift Shop will begin its 2017 fall tour season and will be open only on the weekends in September and October. The museum is open on Saturdays at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.and Sundays, from noon to 4 p.m. Guided walk-in tours take about 45 minutes and start on the hour. This year's museum theme "World War I: Hudson on the Homefront" depicts the realities of life in small town America during the upheaval and uncertainty of the First World War. Yard Sale Fundraiser
Join us on the banks of the St. Croix River for an interactive art experience and prepare to be inspired! Enjoy live demos, musicians and street performers while sampling a variety of tasty treats. The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce &; Tourism Bureau in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts invites you to channel your creative spirit at Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival in Lakefront Park, Hudson. The festival will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24.
"The Savannah Sipping Society," a comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, will be performed Sept. 15-Oct. 1, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2:30 p.m.at The Phipps Center for the Arts is Hudson. Director Marcie Berg explains that "Savannah" is the story of four very different middle age Southern women who find themselves alone at this stage in their lives.
A small town guy like me grew up in farm country in southern Minnesota. Classmates were farm kids who drove tractors and combines before they legally drove trucks or cars. Even in a class of 16 students, I was the so-called city slicker. A kid brother grew up to enjoy a lengthy career at the ag processing giant, ADM in Decatur, Ill.
The Members' Spotlight exhibition will be on view through Sunday, Sept. 10, in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts. This show features 189 original works of art by 111 participating artists. A broad range of media is represented, including painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, pottery, fashion design, wearable art, jewelry, stained glass and more.
Hudson resident Charlie Hatch had the trip of a lifetime fishing in northern Minnesota earlier this month with his uncle, Casey Hatch. "He's been coming up with me fishing, in search of huge muskies for the past three seasons and he finally caught a true trophy fish!" Casey said. He snagged a 41-inch Northern Pike while casting more than eight hours a day for a week straight each year, Casey said.
The area's premier show band, Les Izmoore will be performing Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Lakefront Park Bandshell in Hudson as the featured act in the "Concerts in the Park" series. This free event invites music lovers of all ages to come out for what promises to be a rocking evening of great tunes.