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Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Upcoming Events

Gentle Yoga
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, and 12; 9 to 10:15 am                     Enrollment Code: W
Instructor: Joyce Gudding

Tuition: This class is $30 for all six sessions when paid in advance, or $7 per drop in session

Yoga is a place where you can come exactly as you are!  This is a gentle yoga class—for everyone from beginners to those with a regular practice who are interested in exploring the healing quality of connecting breath with movement. This class includes basic breathing exercises, as well as a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated, and on the floor). In the tradition of Viniyoga, the yoga postures will be adapted to the unique needs of each individual.  Please wear loose or stretchy clothing, and bring a yoga mat. Limited to 8 per class.

Tornado Art Drop Off
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tornado Art Drop Off

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fridley Tornados that tore through the community in 1965, Banfill-Locke seeks art from those who experienced this horrific event, those who have heard the stories, or those who are merely interested in expressing the power of a tornado in artistic means to be part of an exhibition in the galleries.

This is an exhibition open to anyone who wants to enter work regardless of age or experience.  Each artist is limited to 2 works of original art.  Both 3D and 2D works are eligible for inclusion in the show; 2D works will need to be framed or presented ready for hanging with wires (no alligator/sawtooth hangars will be accepted).  Works must not exceed 36” in width in any direction. All works of art need to specifically reference a tornado or a tornado’s power.  Obtuse violence and graphic scenes may be censored if the curators are concerned for the family friendly nature of the public gallery.

Art work does not need to be registered in advance and may be dropped off at Banfill-Locke on April 28 from 10 am to 4 pm or April 29 from 10 am to 7 pm. All submitted works of art will be included in the exhibition as long as they meet subject and presentation requirements.  All work in the exhibition will need to be picked up on May 19 between 10 am and 8 pm.

The exhibition will be on view in the Banfill galleries May 2 to 16, 2015.  Art work may be offered for sale, with the art center taking a 35% commission.  All work is insured while in the Banfill Tavern building.


Practice Writing
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 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 $9 per artist.  Bring your drawing materials and enjoy the practice of life drawing each week.

NOTE: this group does not meet in July