Entertainment Briefs - March 8

Dream workshop set A workshop titled "Understand Your Dreaming Mind" will be 1-3:30 p.m. March 18 in room 124 at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. The instructor will be Marty Gegner, a certified dream facilitator, of DreamWork Wellness. Cost...

This is a dream illustration for a workshop titled “Understand Your Dreaming Mind,” scheduled 1-3:30 p.m. March 18 in room 124 at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd.Submitted
This is a dream illustration for a workshop titled “Understand Your Dreaming Mind,” scheduled 1-3:30 p.m. March 18 in room 124 at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. Submitted

Dream workshop set

A workshop titled "Understand Your Dreaming Mind" will be 1-3:30 p.m. March 18 in room 124 at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd.

The instructor will be Marty Gegner, a certified dream facilitator, of DreamWork Wellness. Cost is $25 and pre-registration is required by calling Gegner at 703-608-1030 to reserve a seat.

The workshop will help participants find out how dreams can help them deal with unresolved issues, improve relationships, cope with anger, change and loss and make better choices.

'A Riot Of Color' exhibit to open at The Crossing


An opening reception for "A Riot Of Color" will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd.

Participants may mingle with fellow artists and art enthusiasts. A free will donation will be accepted at the door. The public is invited to attend. The exhibition will be on display through March 31, and is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

"This time of year can get a little gray," a news release stated on describing the exhibit. "After the hubbub of the holiday season, January can feel like a little bit of a letdown. Cold and cloudy days can start to wear on a person pretty quickly. This exhibition turns all of that upside down and showcases some of the brightest, boldest and most colorful artwork from various local artists. 'A Riot Of Color' is the perfect remedy for cabin fever and those winter blues."

Artwork from the following artists will be on display: Elayna Hallbeck, Diane Runberg, Jan Lendobeja, Kim Reese, Kathleen Carney, Ellen Smith, Thomas Jungels, Bob Larson, MollieRae Miller, Joanne Wotczak, Sharon Herwig, Kathy Bardolph, Gabrielle Cordes, Shalene Cole, Holly Oehme and Carolyn Abbott.

For more information, contact TCAA at 218-833-0416 or .

Second Saturday set at TCAA

Second Saturday, which includes Crossing Arts Kids, a featured artist and "A Riot Of Color" exhibit will be this Saturday at The Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd.

Crossing Arts Kids art programming will be 10 a.m. to noon, when youths will create stained glass. Using special paint and imitation lead lines, youths will make a suncatcher of their own design that looks like stained glass.


The class is geared towards children ages 5 to 13, but any age is welcome to attend. Younger artists will require an adult helper. Cost is $3 per child or $5 per family and includes materials. A donation is requested but no child will be turned away due to need. This class is sponsored by the Brainerd Area Art Club.

FocalPOINT Photography Club is Crossing Arts' featured artist for March. Meet members of the club from 10 a.m. to noon, see selected images and learn about the club.

TCAA announces workshops for March and April

The Crossing Arts Alliance offers workshops in a variety of mediums as part of its mission to provide arts education to the community. Upcoming classes include:

• March 17: Beginning Sewing of a felt bunny with Lisa Jordan.

• March 24: Needle-Felted Nest with Jordan.

• April 7: Macrame Wall Hanging with Marty Gegner.

• April 14: Needle-Felting with Kit Lane.


• April 28: Fabric is Paint with Pam Collins.

For more information, contact TCAA at 218-833-0416 or .

'Little Minnesota' couple to appear in Wadena

WADENA-Author Jill Johnson and photographer, Deane Johnson, of "Little Minnesota: A nostalgic look at Minnesota's littlest towns" will appear at 11 a.m. Saturday at the monthly meet-the-author event at The Uptown in Wadena.

The Johnsons describe the book as: "Curious about that small town where your grandparents lived, or your best friend from high school moved to, or the town with the knockout cheeseburgers and funky water tower? You'll likely read all about it in this book."

The Johnsons will appear for an hour of conversation, a question-and-answer period and book autographs and sales. There is no admission charge.

The Johnsons followed their first book with "Little Minnesota in World War II: The stories behind 140 fallen heroes from Minnesota's littlest towns."

"When interviewing for the first book, we were struck by the out-of-proportion contributions and ultimate sacrifices of small-town Minnesotans," Jill Johnson stated in a news release. "There was a story worth telling."

CLC students earn advertising awards

Four Central Lakes College graphic design students were recently honored at the American Advertising Awards in St. Cloud. The American Advertising Awards are the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition.

CLC winners are:

• Christopher Roberts, Baxter, won a silver award for an illustration called "Birthmark."

• Hannah Aldrich, McGregor, won a silver award for a stationary design called "Joy Cosmetics."

• Lyndsey Benson, Aitkin, won a silver award for a point of purchase display called "Halo DSLR Accessories."

• James Kingbird, Brainerd, won a silver award for his point of purchase display of "MummyAde Pop."

"I am very pleased with the turnout of this year's competition," Leon Dahlvang, CLC graphic design instructor, stated in a news release. "Students worked extremely hard and submitted 15 entries, of which four took silver awards. This is out of more than 250 entries.

"All of our students should be commended for their hard work."

Also honored at the event was Rick Jensen, CLC graphic design adjunct instructor.

Jensen won this year's Central Minnesota American Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award. This award is given to prestigious people in the design industry who make outstanding contributions to advertising. Jensen also teaches at Brainerd High School.

The student designs are hanging in the hallway just down from the library next to the graphic design classroom for people to view.

Verse Like Water coming March 21

Verse Like Water, the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, will present Syrian storyteller and essayist Osama Alomar at noon March 21 in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

One of the most important writers of his home country, Alomar strives to preserve "al-qisa al-qasira jiddan," which in Arabic means a very short story, a news release stated.

After the poetry reading, Alomar will sign his books, "Full Blooded Arabian" and "Teeth of the Comb." At 1:30 p.m. following his talk., he will offer a craft talk on creativity and the imagination.

The event is sponsored by the Central Lakes College English Department, Five Wings Arts Council and Minnesota Public Radio.

Artists talk about art

AITKIN-Six artists presented a talk about their glass art Saturday during a reception at the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin for the "Objects d' Art" exhibit.

Steven Weagel, a glass blower from Pequot Lakes, spoke of his experiences and how he got started in the art form. He showed his lamps and vases to the people at the reception. The exhibit runs through April 7 and the public can view it 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Creative tiles wanted

LITTLE FALLS-Great River Arts is looking for community members to create tiles for the 2018 installation. Projects can be picked up at GRA and can be returned any time prior to March 23. Deadline for being included in the project has been extended to Friday.

Participants can join in the event by creating a tile from repurposed trash for GRA's "gigantic mural at the heart of GRA goes GREEN." People can help GRA create any number of small sculptures that will be displayed throughout the three gallery spaces. People may help out by hanging tiles, installing decorations or setting up sculptures.

For more information about the project or further instructions on the projects contact GRA at 320-632-0960 or visit .


Students participate in Lakes Area Piano Festival

PEQUOT LAKES-A total of 148 students Saturday participated in the 35th annual Lakes Area Piano Festival at the Pequot Lakes High School. Established by the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Junior Festival program is for students 18 years of age and younger who study with a qualified teacher as a member of the Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs. Students prepare one piece from a required list of American composers and one of their own choosing. Students may work toward a gold cup, earning points on the basis of performance. A maximum of five points is given for a superior performance and 15 points are required to earn a gold cup, 30 for the second and 45 for the third.

Renee Anderson, Pequot Lakes, is the festival chairperson and the judges were Kayleen Brausen, Andrea Lund, Heather Larson and Cathy Taylor. Teachers who had students participating were Renee Anderson, Janet Carlton, Lila Clarke, Kara Craine, Rebecca Gordon, Sue Kavanaugh, Teresa Kingsley, Carolyn Nygard, Elizabeth Sawdey, Julie Schriefels, Amy Stone, Cathy Taylor and Lisa Walker.

Those receiving superior ratings were:

• Callista Anderson, Scarlett Anderson, Vanessa Anderson, Isaiah Aulie, Madeline Ball, Madeline Baumann, Ethan Bergem, Lily Birks, Abigail Bjorlo, Arabelle Boeson, Emmalyn Boeson, Isaac Boeson, Julieanna Bresnahan, Kedra Brooks, Maddox Brooks, Megan Buffington, Sevanah Butcher, Mya Carr, August Chamberlain, Emily Chen, Beckett Craine, Cooper Craine, Samantha Dabill, Sophia Dabill, Milo Dahleen, Otto Dahleen, Cartier Diamon, Colton Dols, Isaiah Downie, Jeremy Duff, Kyle Duff, Rudy Engisch, Ethan Erfurth, Isabelle Erfurth, Ronan Fornshell, Lydia Furst, Nora Furst, Sayge Gardiner, Scotlyn Gardiner, Cameron Gearns, Emma Gearns, Ellen Germundson, Brekkin Glazier, Landon Glazier, Raina Grant, Christian Gunderson, Meghan Hamilton, Elijah Hayes, Hannah Hayes, Donika Hebert, Tyler Hidde, Brooke Higgins, Jordan Higgins, Anabelle Holcomb-Smith, Emerson Holcomb-Smith, Grace Holcomb-Smith, Matigan Holst, Ezra Hopman, Olivia Huisinga, William Huisinga, Mariah Hummer, Angus Jacobson, Ellie Jensen, Sophie Jensen, James Johnson, Noah Johnson, Elizabeth Joque, Sam Joque, Maegan Irish, Tennyson Kelm, Jed Klang, Alli Krantz, Garrett Krantz, Holden Krantz, Ella Kratochvil, Aubrey Larsen, Ike Larson, Sidney Larson, Annie Lindholm, Anneka Lindquist, Cora Lindquist, Maren Lindquist, Joseph Loschko, Lily Loschko, Rose Loschko, Claire Lundstrom, Esme Malloy, Alexandra Mann, Raleigh Mann, Chloe Marohn, Stella Marohn, Azriele Mattson, Jade Mills, Stewart Mills, Katherine Mohar, Mary Moore, Nicholas Moore, Sarah Nesheim, Callie Norman, Ella Ostrowski, Ellie Ouradnik, Autumn Paulus, Maureen Paulus, Caleb Pence, Isabel Pence, Micah Pence, Addie Pierson, Walter Prahm, Allison Rice, Milena Roubal, Taylor Ruhl, Thomas Ruhl, Leif Rustad, Markus Rustad, Addison Ryan, Sloan Saffell, Kenzlee Sawyer, Charles Schiessel, Ari Sibbert, Jeremiah Slaughter, Abby Smith, Ellie Smith, Cole Sposito, Kailee Sposito, Ethan Stohr, Alayna Svendsen, Axton Svir, Benkett Svir, AJ Thompson, Ava Thompson, Oliver Toftness, Meagan Tollefson, Kelie Trout, Amanda Trusty, Sicily Voss, Caydence Wentzel, Gabrielle Wentzel and Cassidy Wick.

Those receiving excellent ratings were:

• Violet Anderson, Kelsey Bergem, Annie Close, Joshua Close, Annika Dalzell, Emma Gearns, Amber Hidde, Samuel Loschko, Kristy Moore, Madeline Norquist, Deanna Root and Ashley Shamp.

Those receiving their first gold cup:

• Isaac Boeson, Julieanna Bresnahan, Cartier Diamon, Emma Gearns, Christian Gunderson, Meghan Hamilton, Donika Hebert, Brooke Higgins, Anabelle Holcomb-Smith, Veronica Hulke, Holden Krantz, Ella Kratochvil, Stella Marohn, Azriele Mattson, Katherine Mohar, Leif Rustad, Markus Rustad, Addison Ryan, Ellie Smith, Kailee Sposito, Axton Svir, Amanda Trusty, Sicily Voss and Cassidy Wick.

Those receiving their second gold cup:

• Alec Belisle, Megan Buffington, Colten Dols, Emerson Holcomb-Smith, Grace Holcomb-Smith, Tennyson Kelm, Jed Klang, Garrett Krantz, Alexandra Mann, Raleigh Mann, Nicholas Moore, Micah Pence, Deanna Root, Taylor Ruhl, Thomas Ruhl and Meagan Tollefson.

Those receiving their third gold cup:

• Alli Krantz, Lily Loschko and Ellie Smith.

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