Monday, April 8, 2013
The competition, titled "An Artistic Discovery" is open to all high school students in Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District.
Monday, April 8
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum's office is accepting submissions for the 2013 Congressional Arts Competition until April 22. The competition is titled "An Artistic Discovery," according to an information page on McCollum's website. From the website: The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 4th District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide. The winner of the art competition will receive two complimentary tickets to Washington, DC for the National Reception in June. Downloads
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The portraits from Jay Wittenberg will be at the R.H. Stafford Branch during January.
Washington County Library is inviting residents to view an art display featuring female poets. The gallery—from Jay Wittenberg, a professional artist for more than 20 years whose work has been exhibited at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Minnesota Museum of American Art—is titled Women Poets: Portraits by Jay Wittenberg. It will be at the R.H. Stafford Branch in Woodbury during January. “Wittenberg celebrates the genius of famous women poets with his collection of portraits,” reads a release from Washington County Library. The display will rotate throughout the county library system during the winter and spring of 2013. Other dates and library locations are: His works are also represented in a Los Angeles art gallery. Wittenberg…
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Here's a compilation of links to photos and video submissions peeps from Stillwater, Woodbury and Oakdale entered in the Pioneer Press Marshmallow Peeps Diorama Contest. Feel free to submit your Peeps of art.
Washington County Peeps were well represented in annual Marshmallow Peeps Diorama Contest put on by the Pioneer Press. There were about 250 entries in the ninth-annual contest with the two most popular themes being “The Hunger Games” and “Downton Abbey,” according to the Pioneer Press. But it’s the peeps contest, so inspiration behind the 223 photos and 24 video submissions ran the gamut. Afton residents Emily and John Denny’s collaboration with Adrianne Gren called “Peep Anatomy Lesson” took first prize. Megan Lowell of Hugo teamed up with Jessica Doody of St. Paul and Dana Lowell of White Bear Township to be named Honorable mention for “The Voice, Season PEEP.” (Photo 8) Here’s a rundown of the photo and video submissions that caught my …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The musical event will be a benefit for the Washington County Historical Society and their drive for a new facility to help preserve, collect and disseminate the history of Washington County and the state of Minnesota.
The Washington County Historical Society is excited to announce the Hall of Fame local band, the More-Tishans, will be playing at the Withrow Ballroom on Saturday, April 14. The event will be a benefit for the Washington County Historical Society and their drive for a new facility to help preserve, collect and disseminate the history of Washington County and the state of Minnesota. It was back in 1963 that four kids from Stillwater, Hugh Kraemer, Tom Cafferty, Chris Nelson and Roy [Pinky] Herschleb started a group they called “The More-Tishans,” tishans being Latin for music. Of the four members of this group only Pinky had a music background – he being a drummer in the High School band. When the group began they were too young to drive…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The annual District 833 Elementary Art Show open house is tonight, March 20, at the District Service Center.
March is Youth Fine Arts Month in District 833! I still remember my elementary school art class. In a room saturated with mingling scents of paint, clay, glue, marker, colored chalks and drying art. A haven to explore creative forms of expression. A place to receive the gift of art education. The gift keeps giving. Tonight, from 5:30-7 p.m., is the annual District Elementary Art Show open house at the District Service Center in Cottage Grove. I spoke with art teacher Jessica Frisco, who’s pulled together two thousand pieces of student artwork for another show this week: the Fine Arts Exhibit at Bailey Elementary. She says her students are excited to share their artwork, which she’s been busy helping them prepare for display. The kids frame…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Woodbury considered several options for the space before deciding on the sculpture, which represents the city’s police, fire and EMS divisions coming together.
If you’ve driven past the newly expanded Public Safety Department on Radio Drive at night, you’ve probably noticed the neon lights. They’re part of a sculpture that commemorates the city’s police, fire and EMS coming together in July 1996. The sculpture is called “Confluence,” and was made by Minnesota artist Brad Kaspari. It was installed in September. Woodbury Fire Cmdr. John Wallgren said he wasn’t sure what to make of the sculpture at first. “It’s a little bit cooler when you know what it is,” he said. The neon bulbs are arranged in three descending tiers, denoting which Woodbury department was created first—fire, EMS, police, in that order. The lights come together in a centerpiece, and a metal arrow extends from it and points north…
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The exhibit starts Friday at King of Kings Lutheran Church.
Woodbury resident John Acosta has long thought of holding an art exhibit at King of Kings Lutheran Church. “I am retiring from the church next February, so I figured this was my last chance,” Acosta said. “I sent out a call for artists and was pleasantly surprised when about 20 people responded.” It’s the first time the church has held an art exhibit, Acosta said, and he expects it will expand in future years. This year the exhibit features more than 45 pieces from 21 local artists. People will be able to check out the exhibit from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12; it also runs the next two weekends. Acosta, a freelance artist for the past 26 years, teaches art classes and has a downtown St. Paul art studio he hopes to utilize more after …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Brittany Moreno wins, will have her piece, “Looking through Broken Glass,” hung at the U.S. Capitol.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann this week announced the top four Congressional Art Competition winners from her district. For the third year in a row, a student from Woodbury High School won first place. Brittany Moreno, a 10th-grader, entered a mixed-media painting titled, “Looking through Broken Glass,” depicting sailboats drifting along a river. Moreno is the daughter of Jeff and Deborah Moreno of Woodbury. The annual competition encourages high school students to enter their artwork to be judged by a panel of artists. The winning piece represents Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District by hanging in the U.S. Capitol for a year. Second place honors went to Jessica Richardt, of Rockford High School, for her digital photograph, “Lost in the…
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Woodbury school recently held an Art and Music Show.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Woodbury Elementary showcased its students' talents during an art show on Thursday.
Woodbury Elementary held an art show Thursday.