Entertainment Briefs — May 25

A round-up of upcoming entertainment events, such as concerts, plays, music in the park, author events in the Brainerd lakes area.

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Crossing Arts presents new quilt exhibition

Every year, Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics challenges artists to create a unique piece of art with a limited color palette.

Given simple rules, they were encouraged to push themselves creatively to design an original fiber art piece, taking inspiration from the late Princess Diana, princess of Wales, to create a wholly unique quilt using only the colors pink and white.

Three traveling exhibits were chosen and include 200 pieces. The cohesive colors, size, theme and texture of Cherrywood make the exhibit one of a kind. There were no limits on technique, so the viewer will see incredible manipulations of fabric in these 20-inch quilts.

Crossing Arts will be showcasing the Diana Rose Collection in their gallery. The exhibit opens Friday, May 27, at The Crossing Arts Alliance in downtown Brainerd through June 4.

Quilt artwork depicting a pink rose
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This exhibition is funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through grants from Five Wings Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


For more information, contact Crossing Arts at 218-833-0416 or email . Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday.

Crossing Arts is a nonprofit located in the heart of downtown Brainerd at 711 Laurel St.

Brainerd Public Library offers family storytime

Join others at the Brainerd Public Library at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, for stories, songs and crafts that are all based around a theme.

The library’s family storytime is recommended for children ages 2-8, but all are welcome at the library at 416 S. Fifth St.

Registration is required to participate at . For more information, call 218-829-5574 or email .

Northland Arb offers spring bird hikes

Want to get out this spring, and learn more about birds and have a morning hike on the trails at the Northland Arboretum? Kickoff spring at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, and Saturday at the Arb at 14250 Conservation Drive.

The Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society and the Arboretum will be sponsoring short, morning birding hikes this spring. Join an experienced birding guide and learn more about the many birds that inhabit or migrate through our area.

The cost is free for Northland Arboretum members and $5 at the gate for nonmembers.


For more information, call 218-829-8770, email or visit .

Crossing Arts offers silver stacker rings workshop

Make a set of three sterling silver stacker rings with small stones at a workshop offered by The Crossing Arts Alliance in downtown Brainerd. All three of the rings will have 3 mm stones set in sterling silvers bezel cups.

Participants will learn how to measure your half-round so it is equal to the size of your finger. You will learn how to solder the rings closed and solder the bezel cups to the finished rings. You will then use tools to set the stones into the bezel cups.

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Classroom instruction will take place at Jim Reeds Workshop. Upon registration, a confirmation email will be sent disclosing directions of class location.

The cost is $140 per person. (Crossing Arts members, as a benefit of membership, will receive a $10 gift card when attending the class). The class is for those older 16 years of age. Class size is limited to three.

To enroll, call The Crossing Arts Alliance at 218-833-0416 or visit . Pre-payment is required. Cancellations made less than 48 hours before class may not be eligible for a refund.

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