Season tickets on sale
The theater series includes the children’s musical “Charlotte’s Web” and “Steel Magnolias.”
The music series highlights “Stories in Stone” by baritone Aaron Engebreth, and the Summit Hill Brass Quintet.
The organ series features a holiday concert by 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 “The Belle of Amherst” starring Linda Kelsey.
As an added bonus, season subscribers 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.
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.
Ballroom dance classes
Ballroom dance classes continue on Sundays, beginning Jan. 25, with Tom Larson teaching Beginning Ballroom from 4-5 p.m., Beginning Salsa/Latin from 5-6 p.m., Intermediate Ballroom from 6-7 p.m. and Advanced Ballroom from 7-8 p.m. The fee for each class is $80 for eight weeks. Partners are encouraged, but not required.
Ballroom dance parties
Tom Larson will offer ballroom dance parties Saturday, Jan. 17 and Feb. 21, 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 $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 through Feb. 19, with no class Jan. 1, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The fee for eight sessions is $96.
Enrollment is now open for the winter schedule of pottery classes for children, teens and adults. Classes for teens and adults run for eight weeks, and Clay Class for children ages 7-12 runs for six weeks.
Children’s theater classes
Mark Rosenwinkel will offer creative dramatics classes for students in grades 1–6 during four Saturday mornings, Jan. 17-Feb. 7. The final class will include a presentation of skills learned.
“Magical Journeys,” for students in grades 1-3, is from 9 to 10 a.m. and costs $38. “Magic, Mischief and Mayhem,” for students in grades 4-6, is from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. for $48.
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.
Inkjet art workshop
Amazing Inkjet Options in Art, a two-day workshop on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with instructor Bonnie Cutts. Participants will work with unusual surfaces run through an inkjet printer and explore ideas for incorporating these printed images into collages and mixed media artwork. The class fee is $168, which includes all materials.
Other winter classes
A range of visual arts classes for teens and adults being offered January-April are now open for enrollment. Classes include Concrete Sculpture on March 14 and 15 and Mosaics on April 25 and 26 with Wouterina “Riana” de Raad, Beginning Rosemaling on March 27 and 28 and Advanced Rosemaling on April 17-19 with Marlys Hammer, and three pottery on the wheel classes for all skill levels with Marjorie Wade, Dick Morse, and Ben Gavin Cain. Class fees vary; visit www.ThePhipps.org or call (715) 386-2305.
Healing Arts at Hudson Hospital
Currently on display are the works of Gloria Adrian, Tai Allyn, Martin Corbett, Calvin deRuyter, Mary Hanson, Ron Germundson, Christine Mount Kapp, Lynn Middleton Koller, Jeanne McGee, Jim, Mulfinger, Ginny Olson, Sandi Pillsbury, Linda Statts, Kasey Westra, Emmy White and Teresa Zenk.
A series of exhibitions featuring work by Laura Andrews, Kimber Olson, Gregg Rochester, Katherine Sandnas and Tara Sweeney, will be on view Jan. 9-Feb. 15 in the Galleries. In addition to these exhibitions, a show of watercolor paintings by Hazel Stoick Stoeckeler, paired with poetry by Elizabeth Weber, will be on view in the Atrium Gallery, and “Using Photovoice to Hear the Voices of Mothers Raising Children in St. Croix County” will be presented in The Commons. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is Friday, Jan. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., with a book signing by Stoeckeler from 7 to 8 p.m.
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.
For more information, contact The Phipps Center for the Arts at (715) 386-2305, (715) 386-8409 (box office) or www.ThePhipps.org.