Commonweal Theatre's Adrienne Sweeney is mesmerized by Rhea Pappas' photography, currently up at Lanesboro Arts exhibition gallery space. Pappas takes portraits of women underwater; the results convey a sense of calm, strength and introspection. Sweeney says the use of water — a key component of our bodies, and a key feature of Lanesboro's downtown — invites reflection on our connection to this precious resource. On view through Oct. 14.
Nurse and concerned environmentalist Penny Fuller is looking forward to "This is Ours: Our Park, Our Lake, Our Trash," a one-day exhibition and art installation on the southern shore of Lake Hiawatha. A group of artists will be creating pieces that invite viewers to both celebrate the natural beauty of the lake and raise awareness of the pollution that threatens its biodiversity. The show runs Saturday, Sept. 8 from sunrise to sunset and includes hands-on activities for visitors.
Local music lover Jim Pogue has been following "Brass Lassie" for a couple of years now and is excited to attend their CD release party Friday, Sept 7 at North Garden Theater in St. Paul. The 10-piece band is a regular at the Scottish and Irish fairs. Pogue says their blend of Celtic melodies and a jazzy horn section results in high energy, toe-tapping fun.
Correction (Sept. 6, 2018): An earlier version of this article misidentified the location of the Lanesboro Arts exhibition gallery space. The story has been updated.