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Phipps Calendar Dec. 3-10

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Organist plays for holidays

Lance Luce will play holiday selections on the Wurlitzer theater pipe organ at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at The Phipps Center for the Arts.

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Luce's program will include Christmas favorites, sing-alongs and carols, along with Laurel and Hardy's short silent comedy "Big Business" about selling Christmas trees in sunny California.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for all students with a current ID. For reservations, call (715) 386-8409 or go to www.ThePhipps.org.

Artists show works

A series of exhibitions featuring work by area artists Elizabeth Kuth (Duluth), David Mataya (Hudson), Frank Quadflieg (Hudson), Jan Shoger (Northfield, Minn.) and Glenn Quist (Elk River, Minn.) is on view through Dec. 6 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts.

Also on view in the Atrium Gallery through Jan. 3 is "Working Systems: What are Sustainable Artmaking Practices?" an exhibition by artists who participated in a series of seminars organized by The Phipps on the role of art and sustainability.

Participating artists are Gloria Adrian (Cushing), Barbara Riegel Bend (New Richmond), Sheila Bergman (Prairie Farm), Mary Bergs (Minneapolis), Karla Faith (New Richmond), Patty Kuebker Johnson (Roberts), Amy Klein (St. Croix Falls), Bernard Marks (Somerset) and Teri Power (Amery).

For more information, contact Anastasia Shartin, visual arts director, at (715) 386-2305, ext. 103.

New Year's Eve concerts

Colleen Raye and Company with the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra will perform "I've Heard That Song Before" on New Year's Eve, Thursday, Dec.31 at 5:30 and 8 p.m.

This year's program features music made famous by Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Harry James, The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, The Four Freshman, and The Beach Boys. The concerts will feature gems from days gone by, sing-alongs, and comedy. Tickets are $27 for adults and $21 for all students with a current ID.

Private violin lessons

Private violin lessons for students ages 7-adult are offered throughout the year by Sarah Bertsch, (715) 381-5735.

Private voice lessons

Elizabeth Hawksford Schaefer offers private voice lessons for ages 12-adult. Adults and homeschooled teenagers are especially welcome to call for available daytime openings. For more information, call The Phipps center at (715) 386-2305, ext. 101.

Dance classes

Dance technique classes for children and adults began in September and continue through May 2010. Students can now register for the second quarter of ballroom dance, salsa/Latin, jazz/hip-hop, musical theater, tap, ballet, lyrical, modern, preballet/tap, and bharatanatyam (South Indian classical dance). The class year is divided into four quarters of eight weeks each. All instructors are experienced as both educators and performers.Reduced rates are available for two successive quarters for all classes except salsa, ballroom and bharatanatyam. Fees are due one week prior to the first class of each quarter (eight weeks).

Ballroom dance party

A ballroom dance party will be offered on Saturdays, Dec. 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the dance studio of The Phipps Center for the Arts.

Tom Larson will offer a ballroom and Latin dance lesson during the first hour. This is an opportunity to have fun trying out new dance skills in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Dancers of all experience levels are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is $12 per person.

Yoga classes

Vinyasa Flow yoga classes continue Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Beginning yoga is offered Tuesdays and Fridays, 9-10:30 a.m.

Classes are ongoing and may be taken at any time. Punch-cards may be purchased for $120 per 10 classes. Punch-cards are good for any of the three classes offered each week. Students only pay for the classes they attend. Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Tai Chi classes

Tai chi classes continue on Thursdays from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Classes are ongoing and may be taken at any time. Punch-cards may be purchases for $96 per eight classes and are good for four months. Students only pay for the classes they attend.

Photography club

The Western Wisconsin Photographic Club meets regularly at The Phipps. Photographers of all levels of ability and experience are invited to these meetings. For more information, contact Margaret Strehlo, (715) 386-5048.

Healing Arts at Hudson Hospital

The work of Martin Corbett, Toni Easterson, Lindsy Halleckson, Margaret Holmes, Peter Landherr, Douglas K. Limon, Michael McGraw, David Mngodo, Jodi Reeb-Myers, Elisabeth Paper, Odessa, Victoria Demos Stevens, Hazel Stoeckeler, Michon Weeks, and Terry Zenk is currently on display.

The Galleries

A series of exhibitions featuring work by area artists Elizabeth Kuth (Duluth), David Mataya (Hudson), Frank Quadflieg (Hudson), Jan Shoger (Northfield, Minn.), and Glenn Quist (Elk River, Minn.) is on view through Dec. 6.

Also on view in the Atrium Gallery through Jan. 3 is "Working Systems: What are Sustainable Artmaking Practices?," an exhibition by artists who participated in a series of seminars organized by The Phipps on the role of art and sustainability. Participating artists are Gloria Adrian (Cushing), Barbara Riegel Bend (New Richmond), Sheila Bergman (Prairie Farm), Mary Bergs (Minneapolis), Karla Faith (New Richmond), Patty Kuebker Johnson (Roberts), Amy Klein (St. Croix Falls), Bernard Marks (Somerset), and Teri Power (Amery)

Galleries hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters. The Phipps will be closed Nov. 26, and Dec. 24 through 27.

The Gift Gallery

The Gift Gallery offers unique fine art and traditional crafts by noted area artists. Gift certificates are also available.

Gift Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps

"A Gift by the Hand," the annual holiday sale of handmade items by local and regional artists, is going on now through Dec. 31. Members of The Phipps receive a 10 percent discount throughout the remainder of the sale.

"A Gift by the Hand" hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters. The Phipps will be closed Nov. 26, and Dec. 24 through 27.

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