Area arts May 6 – 13

Dutch jazz violinist Tim Kliphuis is back in town. This time to perform with
the Itasca Symphony Orchestra.

All Month

Paintings by Jonathan Thunder and the annual miniatures exhibition “Little Big Show” with featured artist Jane Latimer. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Artists in Residence: Mary Corwin, David Dobbs, Jennifer Gorman, Kyle Huff, and butterfly mobiles by Dan Root. 3rd floor Historic Central School.

Celebrating May Mental Health Month with artwork from Kiesler Wellness Center.

Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Tuesday, May 8

10 am – 4 pm

Mac Open Studio. Free to MAC members or $5/session for non-members, this informal group is open to artists of all skill levels working in any 2-dimensional medium. Bring your latest project and create your art in a supportive community! No instruction is provided, but plenty of advice, critique, and feedback is available from the group. MacRostie Art Center. 405 1st Ave NW.

6 – 8:30 pm

Open Pottery. Instructor: Bruce Bartos, $15 each/ $10 student. Join area potters and students of all skill levels in this informal, on-going weekly class. The instructor will be on hand to give one-on-one guidance and tips about techniques, glazes, and firings. Call by noon on Tuesday to register for that day’s session 218-326-2697. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Wednesday, May 9

7:30 pm

The Improvised Life. Sam Miltich on guitar. Dave Karr on saxophone, Chris Bates on bass and Jay Epstein on drums.  “Exploring the Intersections of Mental Health and Creativity Through Jazz”.  $10. Ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Thursday, May 10

7 – 9 pm

Open mic night hosted by Mike Miller. VFW.14 NW 3rd St.

Friday, May 11

7 pm

Live music by Tim Fast. Klockow Brewing Company. 36 SE 10th St.

Saturday, May 12

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Family Create Second Saturdays sponsored by Children First! Join us every Second Saturday at the MAC for Family Create Saturdays! Free family-orientated art activities with a new theme each month! Ages 3 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult! Funded in part by Children First! and Blandin Foundation. Free. MacRostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave.

7 pm

Live Music by Johnny Yuma / Missing Letters (two bands). Klockow Brewing Company. 36 SE 10th St.

7:30 pm

Itasca Symphony Orchestra. Guest artist violinist Tim Kliphaus, who bridges the world of classical and jazz. $12 Adults. $10 Seniors. $5 Students. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.