Works in Progress Reading Series Finale

“Generations Elevated” A tribute to Elders and stories of the New Generation. Tou SaiK will be reading new pieces from his future project writing memoirs of experiences performing with Grandma Youa Chang (Zuag Tsab) tentatively called “Grandma can Freestyle” or “Adventures with Rebel Grandma.” Lee will also be storytelling of experiences teaching young people creative…

texture/imperfection/life

Works by Marjorie Fedyszyn, Mark Granlund, and Ellie Kingsbury On view September 2 to 30 Artist Reception Saturday September 16 from 4 to 6 pm. For Marjorie Fedyszyn, art making is a meditative ritual, allowing her the time and space to explore the tensions of the dualities that life presents: strength and vulnerability; things beautiful and grotesque; of…

Collective Wisdom

Collective Wisdom highlights the diverse and accomplished artworks of BLCA’s visual arts educators. Their skill present not only in the arts education they provide to the community, but also in their own creative and imaginative artwork. Artist Reception: Saturday, July 29 4pm to 6 pm. Participating artists:  Cheryl Barr, Laura Burlis, MaryAnn Cleary, Nicole Collodoro, Michele…

Third Annual Writing Contest

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts has a rich tradition of supporting artists and writers in their artistic endeavors; it is with great enthusiasm to announce the Third Annual Writing Contest with this year’s judge, Lara Mimosa Montes. Writers are invited to submit recent original work for consideration for a chapbook to be published this fall…

2017 July Reading Series

  David Grant is a Twin Cities-based playwright and screenwriter who has received screenwriting fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the McKnight Foundation. He and Twin Cities Public Television were awarded the 1990 Regional Emmy, Best Original Dramatic Program, for “The Screenplay Project: Four Shorts.” Julie Landsman is a teacher, published memoir writer,…

Blurred Boundaries

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (BLCA) presents Blurred Boundaries, works by Jeannine Spooner Kitzhaber and Lyz Wendland. Blurred Boundaries is on view June 24 to July22. An artist reception will be held on Saturday June 24 from 2 to 5 pm. This exhibition explores the mapping of urban and suburban, architecture and nature, memories and…

Summer Solstice Soiree

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts is looking forward to your presence as we celebrate the Summer Solstice during our summer fundraising event on June 21 from 5 to 8 pm. A few tickets are still available here. Mix and mingle with other art enthusiasts in the gardens at BLCA, enjoy the food and beverage, purchase…

Family Art Sunday

Join us for Family Art Sunday where families of all definitions are invited to visit the Art Center, make art,  and enjoy art together. The June event will feature The Amazing Cow Boat puppet show by Open Eye Figure Theater – Driveway Tour. The performance will be at 1:30. The Amazing Cow Boat The story…