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Mar
31
Tue
Exhibit: Stephen Estrada: Winter Waves @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am

Stephen Estrada was born in Chicago in 1952. A year later, his father moved the family to Southern California to be closer to his extended family in Los Angeles and Mexico.  Early experiences of surfing and hiking there instilled in Estrada a deep feeling for the beauty and power of the natural environment. His mother, a painter who had studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, encouraged his early interest in art.  This exhibition features Estrada’s landscapes and, through the artworks, his love of nature and artistic expression can be deeply felt.  When commenting on Estrada’s artwork, commentator John Mendelsohn writes: “Estrada approaches his landscapes with a combination of acute observation and impassioned engagement.  The sea, marshes, grasslands, and the cloud-filled sky all take on a heightened sense of drama in his deftly painted canvases. This artist’s work embodies an appreciation of nature’s vastness and energy, melded with a sense of tenderness, as if the world was beckoning us to know it intimately.”  http://macniderart.org/

Exhibit: 36th Annual School Art Exhibition – Kid Creations! @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am

The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum sponsors an exhibition of student artwork each year with the annual School Art Exhibition to celebrate Youth Art Month (March).  It honors both the imagination of students as well as the dedicated and resourceful work of art teachers in the schools.  This year’s show features the artwork of elementary school students.  This fun and creative exhibition features the future generation of artists and the works they are creating right now!  http://macniderart.org/

Class C: Handbulding—Morning (Ages 13+) @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am

Each Tuesday, March 3 – April 14.  (Ages 13+)  Learn the basics of handbuilding with clay. All skill levels welcome. Clay and tools are an additional charge. (no class March 10), 9:30 a.m. — Noon.  Fee: $75, Members $65    Instructor: Peggy Cornick.  http://macniderart.org/

Lunch ‘N Learn: Women Photographers with Director Edith Blanchard @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm

Lunch and Learn is held every last Tuesday of the month from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum. Bring your lunch and an open mind to learn not only about art, but also the inner working of the Museum and art world. This is free and open to the public!  http://macniderart.org/sample-page/lunch-and-learn/

Learning to Throw—Evening (Ages 13+) @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm

Each Tuesday, March 17 – May 5.  Event time: 5:30— 8:00 p.m.  Learn how to center on the potter’s wheel and make a variety of pottery forms. All skill levels welcome. Clay and tools are an additional charge.  Fee: $75, Members $65    Instructor: Randy Reid.  http://macniderart.org/

Apr
1
Wed
Exhibit: Stephen Estrada: Winter Waves @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am

Stephen Estrada was born in Chicago in 1952. A year later, his father moved the family to Southern California to be closer to his extended family in Los Angeles and Mexico.  Early experiences of surfing and hiking there instilled in Estrada a deep feeling for the beauty and power of the natural environment. His mother, a painter who had studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, encouraged his early interest in art.  This exhibition features Estrada’s landscapes and, through the artworks, his love of nature and artistic expression can be deeply felt.  When commenting on Estrada’s artwork, commentator John Mendelsohn writes: “Estrada approaches his landscapes with a combination of acute observation and impassioned engagement.  The sea, marshes, grasslands, and the cloud-filled sky all take on a heightened sense of drama in his deftly painted canvases. This artist’s work embodies an appreciation of nature’s vastness and energy, melded with a sense of tenderness, as if the world was beckoning us to know it intimately.”  http://macniderart.org/

Exhibit: 36th Annual School Art Exhibition – Kid Creations! @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am

The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum sponsors an exhibition of student artwork each year with the annual School Art Exhibition to celebrate Youth Art Month (March).  It honors both the imagination of students as well as the dedicated and resourceful work of art teachers in the schools.  This year’s show features the artwork of elementary school students.  This fun and creative exhibition features the future generation of artists and the works they are creating right now!  http://macniderart.org/

NIACC Trojans Men’s Baseball Game @ Roosevelt Field
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm

The NIACC Trojans men’s baseball team will play Dakota Technical College at 2:00pm & 5:00pm.  www.niacctrojans.com

Apr
2
Thu
Exhibit: 36th Annual School Art Exhibition – Kid Creations! @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am

The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum sponsors an exhibition of student artwork each year with the annual School Art Exhibition to celebrate Youth Art Month (March).  It honors both the imagination of students as well as the dedicated and resourceful work of art teachers in the schools.  This year’s show features the artwork of elementary school students.  This fun and creative exhibition features the future generation of artists and the works they are creating right now!  http://macniderart.org/

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – POSTPONED @ North Iowa Area Community College
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrating five years on Broadway, BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by and Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award.

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