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Opening reception set for art center exhibition

January 29, 2019

Rochester Art Center will host an opening reception Saturday for Alexa Horochowski’s “Beautiful Sky.”

Horochowski, based in Minneapolis and a professor of art at St. Cloud State University, uses materials from soil and water conservation and transforms them into abstract forms.

She explores the relationship between environmental sustainability and market forces, including farm production.

Horochowski was born in Argentina and moved to the U.S. with her family as a girl. She holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally.

The reception is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. “Beautiful Sky” continues through May 4 in the Judy and Burton Onofrio galleries at the art center, 40 Civic Center Drive SE.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $5, free for members.

Lyra travels to the spa for next concert

Lyra Baroque Orchestra will pay a musical visit to the spas of Baroque-era Germany in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2830 18th Ave. NW, Rochester.

Guest artist Wilbert Hazelzet, on baroque flute, will join the orchestra for this concert, which features J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Handel’s Concerto Grosso No. 8, Telemann’s “Sabbato” from “Pyrmonter Korwoche,” and Quantz’s Flute Concerto.

A pre-concert talk starts 30 minutes before the concert.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and MPR members, $5 for students, available at lyrabaroque.org, and at the door.

Ritz Crafters brings show to Rochester for first time

The first Ritz Crafters show in Rochester will be held Feb. 9 in the 4-H building at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds.

The show highlights craftspeople who have transformed their materials into thoughtful, useful, everyday objects, according to Danni Trester, who is organizing the show. There will be 40 vendors showcasing woodworking footwear, jewelry, printmaking and more. Refreshments include a full bar and a food truck. Canvas & Chardonnay will host craft classes.

Ritz Crafters started in 2012 in Madison, Wis.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. This is a Winterfest event, with proceeds going to LINK, Rochester’s youth homeless shelter.

Gorka returns to Crossings for Friday show

ZUMBROTA — Singer/songwriter John Gorka, long a favorite of Minnesota audiences, will return to the stage of Crossings at Carnegie for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Gorka is expected to perform songs from his new album, “True in Time.”

Tickets are $24 in advance, $27 at the door, available through Crossings at 507-732-7616 and crossingsatcarnegie.com.

Crossings is located at 320 East Ave. in Zumbrota.

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