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Great River Reading Series hosts Paisley Rekdal

Allison Mueller

October 14, 2015

Filed under Arts, Community, Lifestyle

Jordan Gerard/Winonan Winona State University was graced with the presence of poet and author Paisley Rekdal on Oct. 7, as part of their Great River Reading Series. Rekdal visited English professor James Armstrong’s poetry...

History on the River Cruises end season with poetry readings

Allison Mueller

October 7, 2015

Filed under Arts, Community, Featured Stories

Jordan Gerard/Winonan Chilly autumn weather did not stop Winona residents from attending Winona County Historical Society’s History on the River Cruise. Thursday, Oct. 1 was the historical society’s last cruise of the year. While the topic of this cruise was n...

The Winona Arts Center offers students space for creativity

Allison Mueller

October 7, 2015

Filed under Arts, Lifestyle

Gina Scott/Winonan The Winona Arts Center is a small, quiet building on the corner of Fifth and Franklin Street, where a wide range of art is created inside. While the center is a place for local and regional artists to create their work, it is also a place for i...

“Chalk the Walk” encourages students’ to display artistic abilities

Allison Mueller

September 30, 2015

Filed under Arts, Lifestyle

Michaela Gaffke/Winonan The sidewalks surrounding the gazebo on Winona State University’s campus were covered in a vibrant array of colors and patterns during homecoming week. The Winona State Homecoming Committee hosted “Chalk the Walk,” an event that sho...

Music with Lauren: The adventures of choir camp

Allison Mueller

September 30, 2015

Filed under Arts, Movies & Music

Lauren Saner/Winonan Every fall, Winona State University’s Concert Choir ventures off to Living Waters Camp in Westby, Wis. to learn music and create the feeling of togetherness in the group. This yearly occurrence tends...

Behind the scenes at Watkins Art Gallery

Allison Mueller

September 23, 2015

Filed under Arts

Elizabeth Pulanco/Winonan Watkins Art Gallery, named after famous Winona entrepreneur Paul Watkins, is the first thing one sees upon walking into Watkins Hall. The white walls of the gallery do not distract from the art displayed. Complementing the walls is a hi...

Winona State Jazz Ensemble starts school year out on a high note

Allison Mueller

September 23, 2015

Filed under Arts, Featured Stories

Gina Scott/Winonan For the Winona State University Jazz Ensemble, the school year is getting into full swing. With an “Honor Jazz Festival” Nov. 13 and 14, as well as a dance Dec. 4 at the Westfield Country Club, the 18 band members are working hard with reh...

McNall produces and stars in “The Zoo Story”

Allison Mueller

September 16, 2015

Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Featured Stories

Gina Scott/Winonan Winona State University senior Ross McNall showcased his production of “The Zoo Story” from Sept. 10 through Sept. 12. Having performed in many productions at Winona State, including “Assassins” and “Peter Pan,” he said this was his bigge...

August: Osage County, a play in review

Allison Mueller

April 22, 2015

Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Featured Stories

Ana Alexander/ Winonan Last week, Winona State’s Department of Theatre and Dance presented the community with a compelling and poignant show: “August: Osage County.” The show follows the Weston family, who gathers...

THAD department prepares for “August: Osage County”

Allison Mueller

April 15, 2015

Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Featured Stories, News

Ana Alexander/ Winonan “August: Osage County” begins with a T.S. Eliot quote-filled monologue by Beverly Weston, as he hires Johnna Monevata to work around the house. His wife, Violet, stumbles down the stairs, high off...

Seniors install final art exhibition in Watkins Gallery

Allison Mueller

April 8, 2015

Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Featured Stories

Ana Alexander/ Winonan Kjel Alkire introduced the group of seniors who were presenting their final exhibition, “Attach,” to the audience members in the Science Laboratory Center. “It is an odd and very brave thing...

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