Special Events at the WAC

bayt: spaces in-between home, homeland, & migrations

Sunday / March 17 / 1pm – 3pm

This is a free event but registration is required. Register on Eventbrite by March 6. Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bayt-spaces-in-between-home-homeland-migrations-tickets-841781530217

Andrea Shaker is leading an audience feedback session reading from her current project on Sunday, March 17 from 1:00–3:00 at the Winona Art Center on the lower level. This is a free event in conjunction with The Cedar Tree Project but space is limited so advance registration is required by March 6. You may sign up on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bayt-spaces-in-between-home-homeland-migrations-tickets-841781530217. Light refreshments will be served.

Andrea Shaker (she/her) lives on Dakota and Annishaabe lands. Shaker’s creative work is interdisciplinary, spanning photography, moving image, experimental film, and writing. As an Arab American, her creative practice addresses themes of home, homeland, migration and diaspora. In 2021 she co-directed a segment of Sharon Mansur’s solo dance performance, 1001 Arab Futures and mounted the installation fragmented echoes of future memories at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, Winona. Her short film on bayt recently screened in the Blurring Borders: Cinema & Home set at the 2024 Frozen River Film Festival. She is a professor of art at the College of St. Benedict | St. John’s University. andreashaker.com.

The Cedar Tree Project, facilitated by Winona based dance/interdisciplinary artist Sharon Mansur, presents, supports and amplifies contemporary art and artists of Arab/SWANA heritage and regions, inviting deeper understanding, empathy and engagement through artistic exchange. www.cedartreeproject.com.

Andrea Shaker is a fiscal year 2023 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Blue Heron Benefit-Dinner Postcard

2024 WAC Spring Benefit Dinner at the Blue Heron

Winona Art Center invites you to our 2024 Spring Benefit Dinner

March 19, 2024
Blue Heron Coffeehouse
162 West 2nd St
Winona, MN

Happy hour with wine & beer
Browse the silent auction 5:30pm—6:15pm
5 course Mediterranean meal served at 6:30pm—8:30pm
Cost: $85/per person ($40 of ticket price is a tax deductible donation)
Meat, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available.
All proceeds go to scholarships for art classes and maintenance of our historic building.
To make your reservation go to http://winonaarts.org/reservation-form/
Reservations close on March 5th for lead time for Blue Heron.

Logo of the Sandbar Storytelling Festival.

Tell Us Your Story

Offered by the Sandbar Storytelling Festival and held at the WAC on the 2nd Saturday of the month. The classes are led by Terry Visger and will help you enhance your storytelling techniques. Dates and times are:

January 13 - 10:00am to noon

February 10 - 9:00am to 11:00am

March 9 - 10:00am to noon

April 13 - 10:00am to noon

May 11 - 10:00am to noon

Cost is $50 for the five sessions. To register, go to sandbarstorytellingfestival.org/schedule or call 507-703-6001.

Estro-Jam Sessions at the Winona Arts Center

2nd and 4th Sundays / 4:00pm-6:00pm

Starting April 23, 2023

Women of all ages are invited to join in the Estro-Jam sessions on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 4 pm to 6 pm in the gallery of the Winona Arts Center. Bring your instrument and gather with other musicians for some spontaneous musical collaboration. For more information, contact Kristen Young at [email protected].

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Poster for Estro-Jam sessions.