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Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Upcoming Events

Gathering Water & Light: Jes Lee and Ellen Skoro
Jun 25 – Jul 23 all-day
Gathering Water & Light: Jes Lee and Ellen Skoro

Gathering Water & Light is an exhibition of the layered photography work of Jes Lee and the ‘Remote Series’ by Ellen Skoro which explores figurative photos set in the cabin and lake culture of Minnesota.  Together these artists use the photography medium to expand your understanding and experience of place and landscape.

On view June 25 to July 23, 2016.  Opening Reception is June 24, 6 to 8 pm.

The gallery is open 10am to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is always free.

Practice Writing
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Want to develop your writing practice?  Join other writers each Tuesday morning at BLCA to practice writing in this facilitated group.  Prompts are provided to inspire your writing for the day.  All types of writers at any skill level are invited.  Bring a notebook and a writing utensil.  This group is free to attend and no RSVP is necessary.

Life Drawing Co-op
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Each week the figure drawing co-op meets at Banfill-Locke. There is a nude model hired each week and attendees to the group share the model’s fee. Cost is usually about $10 per artist.  Bring your drawing materials and enjoy the practice of life drawing each week.

Note that is group does not meet the 5th Wednesday of the month.

Open Studio Wednesdays with Joyce VanderWyst
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Joyce every Wednesday for her Open Studio time! She will be here to help if you’re stuck and need some artistic advice, if you would like a little one-on-one instruction or just want to enjoy socializing and creating art together! There is no fee to attend, but feel free to make a donation directly to Joyce for her assistance.

Sessions meet from 1-4pm.