Steve GriffinThursday, August 7
Reception: 6 – 8pm
August 7 – September 8, 2014
Steve Griffin has been an active painter for over forty-five years. While attending the University of South Dakota in 1968 he was one of twelve undergraduate students chosen from a national pool to attend the first year of the new Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum in New York City. Griffin received a BFA degree from USD in 1969 and an MFA degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1976.
Since retiring, in 2008, after thirty of teaching in the Art Department at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, Griffin has continued to work in his studio in Colonial Beach, Va. He recently received a 2011-2012 professional fellowship in painting from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and a 2012 -2013 fellowship in painting from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Griffin has also been awarded two residency fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA.
Griffinʼs work hangs in many private and corporate collections and has been included in over 175 exhibitions.
Meghan DudaThursday, August 14
Reception: 6 – 8pm
Exhibit runs: August 14 – September 8, 2014
The New York KammermusikerTuesday, September 2
Concert: 7 – 8:30pm
The New York Kammermusiker is a unique chamber ensemble that travels the world presenting a wide range of double-reed music from the Renaissance through Contemporary periods. This group is known for their experimental and improvisatory performances — often performing music written for their own unique sound — and for the excellence of their performances, regardless of what particular music is on the program. They are consistently good.
Formed in 1969 by ND native, Ilonna Pederson, this non-profit organization seeks to reintroduce the instruments and the music of the double-reed band to modern audiences. The group prepares modern scores from long-neglected musical manuscripts they seek out in their travels so that they can bring the music of the shawm bands to modern listeners. The sound is full and resonant, as if a much larger group were playing. The ensemble not only performs, but also speaks with the audience, giving historical and cultural context to the music, making it come alive.
The New York Kammermusiker draws from some of the world’s finest musicians for their performances. Members have included musicians from the Vienna Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Munich Bach Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, and the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra. The music has rhythmic and harmonic unity achieved through the expert musicianship of the players, which distinguishes this group, elevates the music, and moves audiences who experience their performances. For music lovers who wish to experience something new and different, done well and with great skill, they could hardly do better than to spend an evening with The New York Kammermusiker.
Restore: A 5 Week Autumn Yoga CourseSaturday, September 6
10am – 11:30am
Runs Sept 6th- Oct 11th (no class Sept 27th)
Summer into autumn is a challenging time for many of us. It’s important to find space for yourself to feel more grounded, to re-connect to your inner self, and to gently move and open the body. Emphasizing gentle yoga sequences and restorative postures, we will meet Saturday mornings for five weeks, allowing for a more balanced and grounded fall season. Pre-registration is required. $75 per person. Email email@example.com or call (701) 893-5609 for more info or to register.
Leila RastegarThursday, September 11
Reception: 6 – 8pm
Exhibit Runs: September 11 – October 1, 2014