The reception will be held at Hastings Arts Center on Saturday, June 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be music, hors d’oeuvers and refreshments.
“My first experience with a camera was playing around with my Dad’s Polaroid I found in a closet when I was a kid. I couldn’t be separated from my first camera I got for Christmas when I was thirteen.
My interest lead me to a career as a Public Affairs Officer in the United States Coast Guard where I worked as a writer, photographer, news journalist. While in the Coast Guard I was able to work in Alaska, the Bering Sea and entire East Coast.” Read more
The Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings, MN invites you to check out the following upcoming events:
Art Demo Tuesday: Wire Wrapped Jewelry
Tue, May 16, 4-6 pm
See a demonstration by a local artist.
The Jolly Huntsmen
Wed, May 17, 1-3 pm
Put a little oompah in your life with local German polka band the Jolly Huntsmen and enjoy light refreshments.
UFO Minnesota–Watch the Sky
Thu, May 18, 6:30-7:30 pm
Hear author Chad Lewis present some of the most amazing unidentified flying objects and alien encounters in Minnesota. Each year hundreds of people witness something in the sky that they can’t explain and experience encounters they believe are with extraterrestrial beings.
UPDATE: Due to impending rainy and very chilly temperatures (49 degrees), the venue for the River Valley Band concert (May 20) has been officially moved to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at 400 West 9th St. in Hastings. The start time will be the same (4:00pm).
New Location: 400 9th St W, Hastings, MN 55033
Please follow River Valley Band’s Facebook page for updates.
Stop by the Pleasant Hill Library from April 24 – April 30, 2017.
See how local artists interpreted of The Maltese Falcon. The traveling installation will include work by Barbara Riegel Bend (textiles), Alan Honn (glass) and James Shoop (bronze).
Barbara Riegel Bend
As a fiber artist I am drawn to the rich heritage of cloth and the story it tells through its content, color, design, and cultural history. I work with fabrics that have their own integrity and voice. In my fiber sculptures I explore the interplay of cross cultural fabrics stitched side by side with a reconfiguration of contemporary ‘throw away items’ that share the pattern, color or texture. Read more
A Minnesota native, Al Honn worked as a professional glassblower in Boulder, CO and on Whidbey Island, WA before returning to settle in his home state. Currently, he is a studio artist and instructor at the Minnesota Center for Glass Arts and Foci Cooperative in Minneapolis. Read more
James Shoop has been a professional sculptor since 1983. He first started sculpting at his family’s foundry, Shoop’s American Bronze Casting. At the foundry, he was involved in producing sculptures for the awards and incentives market. For ten years he refined his skills at production molds, casting and finishing. Read more
You are invited to attend BreakAway Café Tuesday concert series!
This Tuesday enjoy “The Songwriter’s Palette” – Live music with Lisa Deguiseppi
Lisa D. is a St. Cloud musician who just recently moved to Minneapolis. She says, “I have an easy listening music style. I’ve been inspired by Norah Jones and Ingrid Michaelson. I’ve been playing for 4 years now, have two cd albums, and I am still working on new material to record. I am hoping to make it in the big city.”
You are invited to meet Author Rowan Glaser on April 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. and April 27 at 7:00 p.m.
These events are part of the Break Away Café Author Series which include book readings, book signings and presentations.
Rowan Glaser Motorcycles, Madness and Miracles
Raw and brutally honest testimony between veteran bikers at a Sturgis motorcycle rally, reveal the keys to personal freedom. Nearly everyone experiences trauma in their life – from shocking media coverage to living in a dysfunctional family. Many try to forget. Some try to forgive. Now let’s move from trauma to triumph together, with this heart opening story as your personal resource guide! Includes Toolbox filled with charts, questionnaires and articles by guest authors.
Meet the Author ● Book Reading ● Book Signing ● PowerPoint Presentation
April 22, 2017 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm &
April 27 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
111 East 3rd Street, Hastings, MN 55033
Café 651-437-3739 Studio 651-437-3779
Enjoy a “day-long celebration of the literary arts” at The Steeple Center!
The Rosemount Writers Festival on Saturday, March 18 has something for everyone. The day-long event begins with keynote, Mark Hirsch, author of “That Tree” at 9:30am.
The free book fair has 60 authors and publishing-related vendors. Plus, there are 20 writing workshops on the subjects of getting started, the craft of writing, marketing and PR, genre, and getting started, the craft of writing, marketing and PR, genre, and getting published are offered for $15 each.