Lanesboro Gallery hosts ‘self-portrait’ show

March 6, 2019

LANESBORO — An opening reception for “Spitting Image,” an exhibition of self-portraits by artists, will be held from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lanesboro Arts gallery, 103 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro.

Forty-one artists, working in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing and photography, are featured in the juried show.

“Historically, artists would use themselves as models because they couldn’t afford to pay someone else,” said Robbie Brokken, gallery director. “This tradition has given us a glimpse into the past and continues to provide insight into the mind of the artist and how they see themselves. It’s been fascinating to see all the different mediums and what each individual artist has done with them.”

The reception includes wine and snacks, with live music by Mandy LeBarge-Mathis.

The exhibition continues through April 6. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Monroe Crossing brings bluegrass to Zumbrota

ZUMBROTA — The State Theatre will host the bluegrass sounds of Monroe Crossing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The band plays traditional bluegrass, gospel and original bluegrass tunes, and is one of the busiest bluegrass bands in the Upper Midwest, averaging 150 shows annually.

The band got its name because the members met through their shared love of the music of Bill Monroe, “the father of bluegrass music.”

Tickets are $22 in advance, $26 at the door, and can be reserved through crossingsatcarnegie.com and 507-732-7616.

Orchestra preview is topic of Lunch & Learn session

Jere Lantz, director of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, will offer a preview of the upcoming symphony concert at the Lunch & Learn session Friday in the Northview Room of Charter House, 211 Second St. NW.

The orchestra’s Feb. 9 and 10 concerts feature Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings.”

Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., with the program at noon. Brown-bag lunches are welcome. To order a catered lunch ($10), call 507-218-1084. Lunch & Learn is a program of the Rochester Music Guild.