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Night Out for All

Everyone deserves a night out, that is why Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is so pleased to partner with the Page Series to offer childcare on-site at MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center while parents enjoy the KEIGWIN + COMPANY’s “Places Please!” on Saturday, Nov. 10th.

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Tap Dancers Celebrate National Tap Dance Day

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) begun rehearsals to prepare for the 2018 National Tap Dance Day Celebration Showcase in Como Park Lakeside Pavilion in Saint Paul, MN on Sunday, May 27th, 11am- 2pm. 

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New National Honors Society for Dance Arts Inductees

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA)  is so proud to announce that on Saturday, May, 5 2018 at 2pm in the Academy Theatre at the Valencia Arts Center, four outstanding students were inducted into the MCA Chapters National Honors Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA). Jasmine Albrecht and  Nathan Graff were inducted into the Secondary Chapter for high school students and Annabeth Kerr and Anna Nungster were inducted into the Collegiate Chapter for university students.

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Multi-Generational Collage Workshop

Minnesota Conservatory for the arts (MCA) is preparing to begin the second in a series of three unique 8-week workshops for older adults ages 55+ in collaboration with the Winona Friendship Center. Wednesdays, June 6-August 1, 12:00-1:30pm community members who are 55+ and 7-12 years old are invited to explore a variety of collage techniques through group and individual instruction.

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Riverway Learning Community Art Now on Exhibit

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is excited to announce that the walls in Galleria Valéncia at MCA are filled with artwork created by students of art educator, Brianna Haupt who are in grades Kindergarten- 12th grade from Riverway Learning Community. The variety of mediums used, subject matter and artistic techniques including experimentation with textiles, selfies, and still life drawing make this exhibit unique and fun for all ages to view. The community is invited to view the The Riverway Learning Community exhibit at no cost through the end of May during regular business hours.

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Tap your Troubles Away during National Tap Dance Day Workshops

Each year tap celebrations are held throughout the nation in honor of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday. Starting the week of April 30th Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will begin rehearsals to prepare for the 2018 National Tap Dance Day Celebration Showcase in the Twin Cities on Sunday, May 27th.

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Why Dance at MCA

There are other opportunities to study dance in the Winona community, but there is nothing that compares with the the long rich history and unique experience MCA offers. MCA begun as the Ballet School under the direction of our founder, Stefannié Valéncia Kierlin in 1973. We invite you to join us for a class, camp or free Family Arts Academy Workshop to experience the difference for yourself, in the mean time below is a list of a few things that make the MCA experience special.

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Experience the Magic of the Arts

Visit Winona is partnering with the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts to celebrate the “Magic of the Arts” for the monthly Second Saturdays event at the Winona Visitor Center, April 14 from Noon – 2 p.m.

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WAPS Art Exhibit in Galleria Valéncia

Galleria Valéncia at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is filled with nearly 50 unique and colorful pieces of artwork created by art students of Jeffrey Morgan. Mr. Morgan teaches Kindergarten through 4th grade at Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS), Washington-Kosciusko, Goodview and Rollingstone Elementary Schools.

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“Within Reach”

Since 1969, the National PTA Reflections program has encouraged students across the nation to explore their artistic talents. The PTA Reflections program is designed to promote cultural arts in schools, encouraging students to create works of art in visual arts,...

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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

HOURS OF OPERATION

The MCA offices will be closed March 30-April 2nd, 2018

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

Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3 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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