The Belle of Amherst’
The Belle of Amherst,” starring Linda Kelsey, finishes this weekend at The Phipps. The one-woman play, by William Luce, celebrates the life of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for all students with a current I.D., with a $2 discount for seniors on the Sunday matinee.
The Phipps Children’s Theater will stage “Charlotte’s Web” Feb. 13-March 1. Twelve performances are scheduled Feb. 13-March 1 on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students 13 and older as well as seniors, and $15 for children 4-12, with a $2 discount for opening weekend. The show is not recommended for children under 4.
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 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. 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 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.
--Beginning Pottery on the Wheel, Mondays, Jan. 19-March 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $207, with instructor Dick Morse.
--Clay Sculpture and Raku Firing, Tuesdays, Jan. 20-March 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $207, with instructor Ben Gavin Cain.
--Beginning/Intermediate Pottery on the Wheel, Wednesdays, Jan. 21-March 11, 10 a.m.-noon, $207, with instructor Marjorie Wade.
--Intermediate/Advanced Pottery on the Wheel, Thursdays, Jan. 22-March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $207, with instructor Ben Gavin Cain.
--Clay Class for Kids, ages 7-12, wheel and hand-building skills, Tuesdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 24, 4:30-6 p.m., $113, with instructor Ben Gavin Cain.
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.
Scene study class with Peter Moore
Peter Moore will offer a four-week scene study class on Mondays, Feb. 2-23, 7-9:30 p.m. Moore brings his 30 years’ experience as a working actor and director to this class, which features scene work, monologues and aspects of working professionally. The class fee is $198.
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.
Acrylics class for teens, adults
The Joy of Acrylics, a six-week class for beginning level students ages 14-adult, is offered Monday, Jan. 12-Feb. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for new and returning students. Participants should bring a pencil and sketchbook. All other supplies will be provided. Cost is $179.
Carolyn Streed of Dragonfly Spirit Studio will teach Quick Start to Success with Watercolors, a four-week class, on Wednesdays, Jan. 28-Feb. 18, 9 a.m.-noon. The class fee is $130.
Thoughtful Living series
A new series of classes, The Art of Thoughtful Living, will be offered at The Phipps Center for the Arts in collaboration with River Market Co-op. To register, call Kellie Seth at River Market, (651) 439-0366:
--Pure Essential Oils, Nature’s Gift, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, about safe green cleaning in the home, home spa and aromatherapy samples; $10 to $15.
--Creating Sacred Space - Feng Shui Demystified, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, with instructor Peg Leutele. $25 or $30.
--Introduction to Herbal Medicine, 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, with herbalist Kiva Sherr; $10 or $15.
--Victory Garden Revival, 7-8 p.m., Thursday, March 5, with instructor Sara Morrison; $10 to $15.
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.
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. 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 a