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2015 Range of the Arts begins with Arts International Bazaar and Community Dance at Kaleva Hall on Saturday, February 28th

The Lyric Center for the Arts kicks off Arts International, our week of celebrating local arts and artisans with 
Arts International Bazaar
Join us for a great day of ethnic and fine arts bazaar and demonstrations featuring rosemaling, weaving, birch bark work, hand crafts and fine arts. Many local artists booths and demonstrations. 
Saturday, February 28th 10 am -5pm
Kaleva Hall, Virginia, MN

Raising funds for the Lyric Center with
Coffee an' available 10am - 3pm. - $3 and 
Soup luncheon available 11am - 1:30pm. $6



Community Dance  Feb 28th 7pm

Kaleva Hall, Virginia, MN
FriendsOnTheRange
Everything from Irish jigs to cowboy songs. FriendsOnTheRange have the unique skill of playing a tune and calling a dance at the same time. All dances are taught. No experience is necessary.
General Admission: $5.00  
Children under 12: Free






Monday, March 2nd—6:30pm
Words and Lyrics hosts a reading by
Jim Johnson
at The First Stage
514 Chestnut St. , Virginia, MN
Jim Johnson has published seven books of poetry.  His most recent The First Day Of Spring In Northern Minnesota was a Minnesota Book Award Finalist.  He is the 2014-2016 Poet Laureate of Duluth, Minnesota.






Wednesday, March 4th at 7pm
Accidental Ensemble

at the Loft 
516-1/2 Chestnut St., Virginia
General Admission: $5.00

And other music featuring members of the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra
The Accidental Ensemble is a mixed strings and winds ensemble in Ely, that performs music from Early and Baroque times through the Modern era.






Thursday, March 5th 
6:30—8pm
Artist Reception
The First Stage Gallery 514 Chestnut Street, Virginia, MN

A member of the Lake Superior Band if Ojibwe, Blue’s artwork is widely exhibited throughout Minnesota.  

She is an original oil painter, but also specializes in egg tempera and gouache. 




Small Parts Players presents: 
Dr. D. K. Molar, the Devious Dentist
Fri. March 6th 7pm
Sat. March 7th 3pm
Sunday March 8th 2pm
At The Loft 516-1/2 Chestnut Street.  
General Admission: $5.00



Arts International is a week-long celebration of the arts in our community.
Thank you to our sponsor, Hometown Focus!




Group Painting Classes with Jane Wertanen

In addition to the Thursday sessions, Jane will also be offering a small group class on Saturdays through March.  Give her a call at 727-656-9772 to find out more!