For more information, contact The Phipps Center for the Arts at (715) 386-2305, (715) 386-8409 (box office) or www.ThePhipps.org.
Upper Mississippi Jazz Band returns
The Upper Mississippi Jazz Band will return to The Phipps Center on Sundays, May 18 and June 1, at 7 p.m. each evening. All tickets are $22.
Go see “Girl Singers of the Hit Parade”
“Girl Singers of the Hit Parade,” a salute to the great female vocalists of the ’50s, returns to the main stage — after a sold-out run in the Black Box Theater during 2006 — June 20-22 on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults and $17 for all students with a current ID.
Champagne brunch cruise and theater packages are available for the Sunday matinee. For reservations, contact Afton-Hudson Cruise Lines at (651) 436-8883 or www.AftonHouseInn.com.
Private string lessons
Private violin, viola and cello lessons for students ages 7-adult are given year-round. Sarah Bertsch and Sarah Foster offer violin lessons. For more information, contact Bertsch at (715) 381-5735.
Tom Larson will offer dance parties Saturdays, June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16, 7:30-10 p.m., in the dance studio with a lesson from 7:30 to 8:30. Dancers of all experience levels are welcome. Admission is $10 per person.
Vinyasa Flow yoga classes continue on Thursdays from 6:30–8 p.m. Beginning yoga is offered Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Classes are ongoing and may be taken at any time. Punch cards may be purchased for $100 for 10 classes. The cards are good for any of the five classes offered each week. Students only pay for the classes they attend. Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
Summer theater camps
Summer theater camps for students entering grades 3–10 are offered at The Phipps Center.
Summer Art Camp classes
The popular annual Summer Art Camp, with week-long classes offered June 16-Aug. 8, remains open for enrollment at The Phipps Center for the Arts. For a complete schedule, go to www.ThePhipps.org, call (715) 386-2305 or stop by The Phipps. Class sizes are limited and are beginning to fill, so early registration is encouraged. Class fees vary.
Summer pottery with Marjorie Wade
A summer pottery workshop that will focus on the art of Majolica and Talavera Pottery will be offered by studio manager Marjorie Wade from Monday-Wednesday, July 21-23, and Friday, July 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Workshop participants will create colorful Majolica and Talavera pottery during this four-day workshop. They will use hand-building and wheel techniques to create functional and decorative forms from low-fire earthenware clay. The class fee is $118, which includes a 25-pound bag of clay.
The Western Wisconsin Photographic Club meets regularly at The Phipps. For more information, call Paula Ptacek, (715) 425-9315, or Margaret Strehlo, (715) 386-5048. Photographers of all levels of ability and experience are invited to these meetings.
Healing arts at Hudson Hospital
Currently on display are the works of Fred Annes, Josh Blanc, Sandra Cress, Bonnie Cutts, Dawn Demaske, Catherine Hearding, Susan Phelps Pearson, Glenn Quist, Dean Rehpohl, Gregg Rochester, Bradley Royce, Marjorie Wade and Karen Wilscx.
The Galleries feature collaborative acrylic on vinyl paintings by Frank and Pamela Gaard, fantastic landscape paintings by Teresa Cox, sculptural ceramics by Susan Feigenbaum, photography by Ken Olson and recent pastel drawings by Sue Rowe. Also on view is an exhibition of work by adult art students of The Phipps. 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, Atrium Gallery
The Gift Gallery and Atrium Gallery offer unique fine art and traditional crafts by noted area artists. Gift certificates are also available.