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Phipps Calendar Sept. 17-24

For more information, contact The Phipps Center for the Arts at (715) 386-2305, (715) 386-8409 (box office) or

Swedish guitar concert

Rising international guitar sensation Mattias Jacobsson will perform works by Bach, Tárrega, and Chopin on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for all students with a current ID.

Scheherazade continues

The Phipps Children's Theater will perform "Scheherazade, Legend of the Arabian Nights," by Susan Pargman, Oct. 8-11, on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for youth.

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.

Ballroom dance parties

Tom Larson will offer a ballroom dance party Saturday, Sept. 19 and Oct. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the dance studio. Larson will offer a ballroom dance lesson from 7 to 8. Dancers of all experience levels are welcome. Refreshments are provided. Admission is $12 per person.

Visual arts classes Classes and workshops are offered for teens and adults this fall. --The first six-week session of Quick Start to Watercolor for adults runs Tuesday, Sept. 22-Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-noon, for $185. Participants should request a materials list upon enrollment.

--Creative Cards for adults is offered Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., for $75, including most materials. Students are asked to bring watercolor paints, brushes and one-half sheet (15" x 22") of #140 cold press watercolor paper.

--Eight-week pottery classes for teens and adults begin the week of Sept. 28 for $207: 1) Beginning Pottery on the Wheel is Mondays, Sept. 28-Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 2) Clay Sculpture is Tuesdays, Sept. 29-Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 3) Beginning and Intermediate Pottery on the Wheel is Wednesdays, Sept. 30-Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-noon. Students enrolled in pottery classes have access to the pottery studio Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon.

Theater classes for young people

Theater classes for students in grades 1-6 are offered four Saturday mornings, Sept. 19-Oct. 10, for $39. An informal class presentation for families will be held during the last half of the final class. Kids on Stage, for students in grades 1-3, is from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Students will explore movement, character basics, and the art of telling a story. Characters Wanted Onstage, for students in grades 4-6, is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will be introduced to tools for creating characters through movement, vocal fun, props and improvisation.

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 will continue Thursdays, Oct. 8-Dec. 3, excluding Thanksgiving Day, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The fee for eight sessions is $96.

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

Currently on display are the works of Judy Dannholz, Lindsy Halleckson, Margaret Holmes, Peter Landherr, Michael McGraw, David Mngodo, Joonja Lee Mornes, Odessa, Selene Plum, Teri Power, Jodi Reeb-Myers and Victoria Demos Stevens.

Gallery exhibit

A series of exhibitions featuring work by area artists Kristen Arden, Danelle Griner, Theresa Harsma, Pamelta Valfer and Kasey Westra runs through Oct. 24. Galleries hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters.

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-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m.; as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters.