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Free Yoga & Ballet for Adults on April 29th

Community members ages 14+ are invited to come check MCA’s Yoga and Open Ballet classes for free on April 29th. Both of these classes are perfect for beginners, but will also provide adaptions to those who are bit more seasoned. No registration is required, but anyone new to the MCA community will be asked to fill out a waiver the day of the classes. Below are the class descriptions and schedules. If you have any questions please call 507-453-5500 or email, mca@smumn.edu.

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May the 4th be with you….

This year our annual “Create a Comic” workshop not only falls on Free Comic Book Day, but it also conveniently lands on May the 4th. So we are calling all comic book loving Star Wars fan creatives to come celebrate Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars Day with us!

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Barre Above and Balletone Instructor Trainings coming to Winona

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is so excited to be hosting two unique fitness trainings right in Winona, MN in August. New and seasoned fitness instructors are invited to participate in certification workshops for Barre Above and or Balletone. More information about each certification and registration links can be found below.

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Short & Sweet Choir Part Two!

Thanks to support from the Slaggie Family Foundation MCA will be a second opportunity this year for youth in grades 3rd-8th to participate in a week long Short & Sweet Choir experience Monday- Friday, April 29-May 3.

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Winona’s National Tap Dance Day Celebration

Each year tap celebrations are held throughout the nation in honor of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity celebrate right here in Winona! Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA), beginning through advanced tappers will be highlighted in this free performance in the Academy Theatre in MCA’s home, The Valencia Arts Center. The performance is Sunday, June 2nd at 3:00 p.m.

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Christopher Mechell to give benefit concert- Rescheduled April 14th

Dr. Christopher Mechell will present a classical piano benefit concert for the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) on Sunday, April 14th at 6pm inside the Academy Theatre at MCA’s home, The Valencia Arts Center. The community is invited to enjoy the works of Grieg, Liszt, and Brahms.

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Kids ages 7-18 are invited to step into the spotlight

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre will be back for the fourth consecutive year at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts. Area students ages 7-18 are invited to join the cast of “Beauty and the Beast.” This original musical production is the tale about an unjust prince, a gypsy curse, and a young girl who sees beyond appearances. Any student registered will be cast in this week-long production. No prior theatre experience is required. All cast members are required to participate in the audition process on April 22 to determine their role. Cast members MUST be available for rehearsals Monday- Friday, 4-8:15 p.m. and performances on Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. Performances are in MCA’s Academy Theatre at the Valéncia Arts Center.

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Heroes Around Us Exhibit

For 50 years, since 1969, the National PTA Reflections arts program has encouraged students across the nation to explore their artistic talents.  PTA Reflections is designed to promote cultural arts in schools, encouraging students to create works of art in photography, literature, visual arts, music, dance, film and special artist categories. During the month of March, which also happens to be Youth Art Month, Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is honored to have the walls of Galleria Valéncia adorned with Minnesota winners of the 2019 MN PTA Reflections arts program.

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Registration Open for New 55+ Art Classes

Thanks to a second year of generous grant support from Aroha Philanthropies, Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will offer 3 unique 8-week workshops for older adults ages 55+ for only $18. The workshops will be focused on creative journaling, watercolor painting, and a special intergenerational printmaking program which will welcome older adults and area youth to participate together. These workshops will take place April 2018- November 2018. Registration is now open for our first two workshops.

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LOCATION

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Wednesday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Building and Galleria open during programming

 

 

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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