For more information, contact The Phipps Center for the Arts at (715) 386-2305, (715) 386-8409 (box office) or www.ThePhipps.org.
Annual members’ meeting
The Phipps Center is holding its annual members’ meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in the Phipps River Room. Any adult who made a monetary contribution to The Phipps Center after Oct. 25, 2007, is a member during the 2008 calendar year. If the donation was made by joint check, each person named on the check is a member. Only individuals are members, not corporations. For more information, call (715) 386-2305 or e-mail info@ThePhipps.org.
Season tickets now on sale
Tickets are on sale for The Phipps Center for the Arts’ 2008-09 25th anniversary season.
The theater series includes the musical “The Sound of Music,” the children’s musical “Charlotte’s Web” and “Steel Magnolias.”
The music series highlights pianist Philip Brunelle and soprano Maria Jette, “Stories in Stone” by baritone Aaron Engebreth, and the Summit Hill Brass Quintet.
The organ series features a holiday concert by Ron Reseigh; Jelani Eddington, the youngest-ever Organist of the Year; Dave Wickerham, organist in residence at the Milhous Museum in Boca Raton; and Ron Rhode, a favorite at American Theatre Organ Society conventions.
The special events series includes holiday concerts by The Phipps Festival Chorus and The Phipps Oratorio Society and “The Belle of Amherst” starring Linda Kelsey.
Season subscribers also have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to special performances by the Barbary Coast Dixieland Show Band.
Patrons can subscribe to any or all of the series or create their own series of events. A season package of five events for $80 offers up to 30 percent savings over individual ticket prices. A season subscription of three events for $54 offers over 20 percent savings. Subscribers are also offered free exchanges.
For more information, and reservations, contact The Phipps Center ticket office at (715) 386-8409 or visit www.ThePhipps.org.
Private violin lessons
Private violin lessons for students ages 7 through 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.
Phipps dance classes continue
Dance technique classes for children and adults beginning Nov. 8 and continuing through May 2009. Students can now register for ballroom dance, swing and salsa, 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).
Tom Larson will offer ballroom dance parties Saturday, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the dance studio. Larson will offer a ballroom dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:30. 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 are provided. Admission is $10 per person.
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 $100 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.
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 is the work of Tai Allen, Martin Corbett, Curtis Dale, Calvin deRuyter, Ron Germundson, Christine Kapp, Mary Hanson, Lynn Middleton Koeller, Ginny Olson, Beth Peck, Sandi Pillsbury, David Spohn, Tara Sweeney and Kasey Westra.
Works by members of the Society of Minnesota Sculptors will be on view through Nov. 16. 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.
“A Gift by the Hand,” the annual holiday sale of handmade items by local and regional artists, runs through Dec. 31, in the Gift Gallery. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, noon-3 p.m., and one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters. The Phipps will be closed Nov. 27, Dec. 24 and 25.
The Gift Gallery
The Gift Gallery offers unique fine art and traditional crafts by noted area artists. Gift certificates are also available.