A Campus for the Creative Spirit
Greetings from LOLA Arts
Off and Running

Happy February! It's hard to believe that we are in our second month of our Winter Programming. As you will see below, there are opportunities for the LOLA community near and far to experience art; virtually or in-person. Our zoom photography class (PhotoLOLA) continues to meet bi-weekly, our musical theatre zoom workshop examined songs from Showboat, Miss Saigon, and Cabaret last week and will run for two more sessions, LOLA's Readers Theatre had a zoom planning session, and our Northwoods Poetry and Photography Exhibit opened this past Monday. Be sure to drop in to see the exhibit if you are in the area. Consider attending one of the events connected to the exhibit - they both include tasty appetizers made by our board president Lynn Richie and an opportunity to meet the exhibit's artists.

Last year, in spite of COVID-19, LOLA found ways to provide many opportunities for people to create. More details about LOLA' s 2020 year can be found in the Annual Report, which will be available in print soon. In the meantime, if you'd like to take a look at a digital version, click here or click on the photo.

Jennifer Anderson
Executive Director
On-Demand Creating Your Own Artisan Bread
Nancy Schwartz and Robert Eady share a history that includes raising a family, a pottery business, and a bakery, as well
as many years as art and science teachers at Conserve School.

In this video filmed by Robert, Nancy shares many tidbits on making artisan bread that will give you the confidence to create your own.

free virtual video
February 24 LOLA Readers Theatre
Zoom Session
LRT gathers again on Zoom at 1 pm on February 24th for our “In a Nutshell” challenge. Please join us! Write a two-minute piece to share - prose, poetry, lyrics...you decide. Or find a reading from a much-loved author! Raise your voice and be heard! 

free virtual class
February 8 - 25
Visit LOLA in February
free in-person
February 19 Artist Meet and Greet
Reserve a spot to meet poet J.K. Roche and photography Mark Schermeister, the artists featured in the exhibit in the LOLA Arts gallery room. The event will include a poetry reading, short photography talk, and live piano music along with wine/sparkling juice and appetizers made by Lynn Richie.

free in-person ticketed event
February 22 Cocktails, Appetizers, and Art
Instructor Christi Vaughn will demonstrate how to make a Campfire Old Fashioned, Cadillac Margarita, and a Pink Squirrel. Enjoy your tasting sample of each drink along with heavy appetizers made by Lynn Richie while enjoying an after-hours view of the Poetry and Photography Exhibit located in the LOLA Arts gallery room. Meet and greet poet J.K. Roche and photography Mark Schermeister at this event.
in-person - class fee
February 24 Centering Yourself Through Journaling
Find a comfy spot, grab a notebook/journal with your favorite writing utensil and beverage to spend 1.5 hours in a zoom class with LOLA instructor Adrienne S. Wallner. She will lead you through some journaling exercises that are for your eyes only but will give you the tools and confidence to make journaling a part of your life. 

free virtual class
March 9 Quilting Talk: Capturing Nature's Elements of Design
Join fiber artist Toni Bergeon in a Zoom class as she shares a presentation about her recent Washington State Artist-in-Residence experience: Nature’s Elements of Design. She studied the three visual art styles: representational, abstract, and non-objective. She first captured the eight elements in photographs, and then made a series of quilts depicting the elements in each style. In her presentation, she will describe her project, share photos from her travel and the quilts that she made as a result of her studies.  

free virtual class
March 11 Growler Painting Party
Join instructor Sue Brucks-Schurch at the Forest Lake Country Store for an acrylic painting party to repurpose a used growler donated by Tribute Brewing Co. This event will include a glass of wine and a few slices of the famous Forest Lake Country Store pizza. You can choose your own design. The samples in the photo are two painted growlers that Sue created which will be raffled off along with a bottle of chardonnay at the end of the class.

in-person - class fee
March 15 - 26
Youth Art Month Exhibit: Art Connects Us
Each year LOLA Arts hosts young artists from the Land O' Lakes Elementary School, the SOAR Charter Middle School and area homeschooled children. Approximately 80 works of art will be framed and exhibited. The exhibit will be held in the gallery room in the LOLA Arts building.

free in-person
March 25 Cigar Box Assemblage
Join Assemblage artist Sarah S. Thompson for an assemblage art zoom class designed to spark creativity. You will learn the art of arranging objects in an aesthetically pleasing way. You will be guided when you need it, but each piece will be unique as you will add your own personal items. 

free virtual class

Seeking Volunteers
The Poetry and Photography Exhibition will be open to the public Monday - Friday, February 8 - 25 from 11 - 2 p.m. We would love to have a volunteer sit in the gallery to greet visitors. If you are interested in helping out, please email us at LOLA Arts or call 715-547-3950 to sign up for a day and time (or several days!)
Other Virtual Art Experiences
to Check Out

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Of Interest
Artist Opportunity
Trout Museum of Art
The Trout Museum is accepting artwork for jury. Last year, over 90 WI artists were accepted - everything from drawings to paintings to 3D works. Any Wisconsin artist can apply and applications are due March 15. There are also cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. First place will also receive a solo exhibition at TMA.

Line Dancing 2021
Mark Your Calendar!
Dance teacher Gloria Andersen has been taking five separate classes weekly in Arizona this winter. She is looking forward to sharing many new dances in her program this summer. Classes this summer will start on May 18th and running through September 16th. Tuesday classes will be for beginners and Thursday classes will be for more advanced dancers. Tuesday classes will be at the Snowflake Ice Arena. Thursday class location tba.
Open Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Call with your questions or visit the LOLA website for more great updates!