A Campus for the Creative Spirit
Greetings from LOLA Arts
Vaulting into 2021

Happy New Year!

LOLA Arts has jumped into the new year with a hybrid of virtual and in-person programming. Our offerings include in-depth discussions (photography and musical theater workshops), hands-on art experiences (journaling and needle felting), exhibition viewing (poetry and photography) and, learning and tasting (mixology). Thanks to the generosity of our Virtual Programming campaign donors, most of these art experiences are available to the LOLA community free of charge or with a supply fee.

Check out the classes below, register soon as spaces are limited. The needle-felted sheep class has a short deadline for registration as kits will need to be sent out or picked up prior to class. Art experience programming for February and March will include virtual music concerts/demonstrations, virtual cooking demonstrations, virtual and in-person art exhibitions and, in-person hands-on art experiences.

Stay tuned - the LOLA team is working hard to assemble an interconnected series of amazing art experiences for the LOLA community for the rest of 2021!

Jennifer Anderson
Executive Director
January 27 Poetry Reading
LOLA is excited to share a sneak preview of Adrienne S. Wallner’s debut poetry collection: To the 4 a.m. Light, which is available for presale through January 29th. Adrienne, a former LOLA Arts grant writer and marketing specialist, will read a few of the poems from this collection which “honors the simple splendor in observing the present.”

This reading will be presented on the LOLA Arts Facebook Page on January 27th.

free virtual video
February 4, 11, 18
A Peek Into An American Art Form: Musical Theatre
Join drama director Bernie Hupperts in a three-part zoom discussion series that will explore themes found in musicals that reflect America’s struggle with bigotry and tolerance, the perpetual argument of nature versus nurture, and self-identity. The class will examine examples from musicals from Show Boat to Hamilton.

free virtual workshop
February 4
LOLA Readers Theatre 2021 Season Chat with Cindy Pesek
Join LRT Director, Cindy Pesek, in a Zoom chat regarding future plays and performances. This is a get reacquainted or get to know you time - it is a meeting for those who have been in the troupe in the past and for those who want to join. If you can't make this session please email your ideas to LOLA Arts. The stage awaits. LRT will be ready.

free virtual class
February 8 - 25 Poetry and Photography Exhibit
LOLA Arts is excited to host a Poetry and Photography show in the gallery room. The exhibition will feature Presque Isle writer J.K. Roche's "Northcott Collection: Poetry of the Northwoods" accompanied by photographs captured by LOLA photography instructor Mark Schermeister.

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 light refreshments.

free in-person
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 while enjoying an after-hours view of the Poetry and Photography Exhibit located in the LOLA Arts gallery room.
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
February 26 Needle Felted Sheep
Needle felting is fun! Learn to transform hand-dyed wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep into your very own adorable mini sheep. Kits for this project will be made available ahead of time, then instructor Laura Berlage will take you step-by-step through the process via Zoom.

free virtual class - fee for kit

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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