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Do you want to further your career as a musician? Want to know more about the music business? Register here for two FREE open panels/Q&A with Jeremy Messersmith, Caroline Smith, Heather Allen from CMAB, Red House Records and more! These two panels will include discussion on making music a sustainable career, grant writing for individual artists, how to tour/promote your music independently, songwriting, music business, and any questions from the audience. These two panels are completely free, but you still must register below so that we know you are coming! Both events will be held at the Paramount. You may register for one, or both of these FREE events below (just fill out the registration form below!)
This event is sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio, 89.3 The Current, The Minnesota Music Coalition, Caravan Du Nord, the Central Minnesota Community Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.
The Minnesota Music Coalition’s “Caravan Du Nord” is a fiscal year 2012 recipient of an Arts Tour Minnesota grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
December 12 at 1:30 & 7:00
Known for his harp-like guitar playing technique he calls “finger tapping,” McLaughlin is an American original – a national performing and recording artist who has achieved Billboard’s Top-Ten Chart. Several years ago, he came to embody every musician’s greatest fear. The award-winning guitar virtuoso began struggling to play the music loved by fans across the country. Searching in vain through countless therapies for an answer to his problem, he was finally diagnosed with an incurable neuromuscular disorder called Focal Dystonia. After enduring the loss of all he ever dreamed of, McLaughlin did what for many would be unthinkable — if not impossible. He taught himself to play left-handed.
November 20 – December 30
Reception: December 5th, 5:30-7pm
Artist talk: 6pm
This exhibition explores and assimilates the knowledge that Craig acquired in travels to East Asia to study the art of tea. Pottery that is used in formal tea ceremonies as well as pieces that are used in a more casual tea setting will be displayed. The hope is to create a better understanding of this sublime art form. Craig Edwards has been making pottery for the past 42 years and has been traveling to Korea to study for the past 10 years.
In the Paramount Theater Lobbies: November 18- Dec 31
The BRIDGE project deals with the 35W bridge that collapsed with 190 people on it. An installation of 50 portraits of survivors, first responders and support people along of photographs of the twisted metal
For write up on the BRIDGE project in the Star Tribune, click here: (http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/163943436.html)
Paramount Visual Arts Center: Studio C
Artists Guild of Central MN, November 8th – January 1st
This exhibition features the work of members of the Artists Guild of Central Minnesota. Members John Heckman, Lisa Molitor, Michele Feriancek, Dan Mondloch, Jo Svaren, Jill Dubbledee-Kuhn, Chuck Norwood and Melissa Gohman have a selection work on exhibit. Learn more about the guild at their website:
Saturday November 9 at 7:30
All Tickets: $16
A tribute to one of the biggest bands in rock ’n roll history is coming to the Paramount when Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks perform their Rockumentary Born on the Bayou: A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival. Not only will you hear hits like “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising,” and “Down on the Corner,” they will also be treated to a complete “blast from the past” show experience. Behind the music is a story, the makings for a rockumentary! Justin Ploof and The Throwbacks are the original authors of the rockumentary, which includes vintage footage and brief narration. The show starts with CCR’s formation and rise to fame, peaking in 1969-70, the troubles between brothers John and Tom Fogerty, and the decline and eventual demise of the band.
Presented by: Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society
Dates: October 16 – November 9th,
Reception 5-9pm on November 8th during the Art Crawl.
Location: Paramount Gallery St Germain
The Munsinger Clemens Photography contest was initiated to give visitors yet another reason to visit the gardens. These images were taken by local photographers in the gardens. The exhibition is a unique view into the gardens as captured by our local artists.
2-3 pm: How to Book Gigs & Build Your Audience
Michael McGregor (Hello Booking), Laurie Johnson (Paramount Theatre), Paul
Spring (artist) and Ellen Stanley (Minnesota Music Coalition) give tips on
how to market and promote yourself and how to work with venues to have
To Register for this free workshop, click here!
3:15-4:15 pm: Interview with SIMS
The Current’s Barb Abney hosts an in-depth discussion with national
hip hop artist SIMS, who is a member of the Doomtree Artist Collective
out of Minneapolis.
To Register for this free workshop, click here!
Beneath the Bark is a celebration of wood and wood art. It’s sponsored by the Central Minnesota Woodworkers Association (CMWA), the Central Minnesota Woodcarvers and the Mid Minnesota Association of Woodturners (MMAW).
This event will be in Studio “C” in the lower level of theParamount Visual Arts Center.
It’s free and open to the public. It will run through Monday November 4th.
Studio C is open Monday through Friday’s 10:00AM to 9:00PM and Saturday’s 10:00PM to 4:00PM with a few exceptions due to private meetings and/or showings. If the studio door is locked, you can request a viewing through any staff member or the Box Office on main level.
Please join us at the Beneath the Bark opening reception from 6:00PM – 8:00PM on Tuesday October 8th.
All showing artist are encouraged to attend. This event is free and open to the public. Family and friends are encouraged to attend and meet with the artists.