ONLINE Open Mic

Stay At Home // Stay Creative // Stay Connected

RAC Open Mic will continue on April 2nd, at the usual time, 7:00 PM, ONLINE! Limited number of time slots available, performers must have a valid email address, internet connection and at-home video/microphone capabilities. Same open mic guidelines apply to the online open mic. We’ll be recording the event via Zoom.

Want to perform? Send an Email time slot request to agarretson@rochesterartcenter.org. Subject line: Open Mic Performer

Want to join us online to watch the performers live? Send email to agarretson@rochesterartcenter.org, to be added to the (virtual) door list! Subject line: Open Mic Door List

As always, many thanks to Pat and our dedicated community of performers in the Rochester area. If the slots fill up or the room fills up , (aka spots to watch live) we will let folks know via our Facebook account. #StayAtHome #StayCreative #StayConnected – RAC

Stay connected by joining the Facebook Event Page.

Life Drawing Studio POSTPONED

3/14/20: Rochester Art Center cares deeply about the safety of our community and the many out of town visitors. In the best interest of public health, the art center will temporarily close and postpone all events and activities. Following recommendations from the Minnesota Governor’s office and the CDC, RAC staff and board will assess and act accordingly.

Thank you for your patience. Stay safe and healthy. We look forward to welcoming you back into our galleries and gathering spaces.

 

Join Artist Jessalyn Finch for a fun and informal Life Drawing Studio. Held at the Rochester Art Center.
Back by popular demand, A Special Edition of Life Drawing at RAC!

6 – 8 PM

Members $10 Per Session // Non-Members $12 Per Session

Session 1: April 8 POSTPONED

Session 2: April 15 POSTPONED

Session 3: April 22 POSTPONED

Hosted by local artist Jessalyn Finch, this fun, informal open-studio series is for both novice and experienced participants. A live model will be present in each session. Sign up for one, two or all three sessions, your choice! The host will bring a different focus to each of the sessions. Bring your favorite drawing or painting materials with you, or choose to borrow from our classroom materials bar.

About Your Host:

Jessalyn Finch is a visual artist that lives and works in Rochester, MN. She has been a Figure Drawer and Printmaker for over 10 years beginning with an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her focus on the human body has transitioned from the study of movement to a more story-driven, conceptual nature. Her work has grown into life-size pieces that focus on the relationships and associations we have with our physical form.

Studio sessions will contain nude or partially nude models. Participants must be age 16+. For the safety of our models, No Photography is allowed in the life drawing studio.

Register today! Due to limited space, registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Walk-in registrations will only be accepted if there are open spots in the studio. Registration is available online, processing fees apply: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-life-drawing-studio-tickets-97392037205

Want to skip the processing fee? Register over the phone at (507) 282-8629 or stop by in person Tue – Sat 10-5, 40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester MN.

Life Drawing Studio POSTPONED

3/14/20: Rochester Art Center cares deeply about the safety of our community and the many out of town visitors. In the best interest of public health, the art center will temporarily close and postpone all events and activities. Following recommendations from the Minnesota Governor’s office and the CDC, RAC staff and board will assess and act accordingly.

Thank you for your patience. Stay safe and healthy. We look forward to welcoming you back into our galleries and gathering spaces.

Join Artist Jessalyn Finch for a fun and informal Life Drawing Studio. Held at the Rochester Art Center.
Back by popular demand, A Special Edition of Life Drawing at RAC!

6 – 8 PM

Members $10 Per Session // Non-Members $12 Per Session

Session 1: April 8 *Postponed

Session 2: April 15 *Postponed

Session 3: April 22 *Postponed

Hosted by local artist Jessalyn Finch, this fun, informal open-studio series is for both novice and experienced participants. A live model will be present in each session. Sign up for one, two or all three sessions, your choice! The host will bring a different focus to each of the sessions. Bring your favorite drawing or painting materials with you, or choose to borrow from our classroom materials bar.

About Your Host:

Jessalyn Finch is a visual artist that lives and works in Rochester, MN. She has been a Figure Drawer and Printmaker for over 10 years beginning with an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her focus on the human body has transitioned from the study of movement to a more story-driven, conceptual nature. Her work has grown into life-size pieces that focus on the relationships and associations we have with our physical form.

Studio sessions will contain nude or partially nude models. Participants must be age 16+. For the safety of our models, No Photography is allowed in the life drawing studio.

Register today! Due to limited space, registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Walk-in registrations will only be accepted if there are open spots in the studio. Registration is available online, processing fees apply: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-life-drawing-studio-tickets-97392037205

Want to skip the processing fee? Register over the phone at (507) 282-8629 or stop by in person Tue – Sat 10-5, 40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester MN.

RAC on the Road

Rochester’s Annual Arbor Day Celebration

Partnering Sponsors – Rochester Public Utilities (RPU), Maier Tree & Lawn, Rochester Parks & Recreation, and Sargent’s Gardens hold an Annual Arbor Day Celebration on the last Friday in April every year.

The celebration is held between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Rochester and is open to the public. The festivities include live music, lunch, free trees, various vendors, and many family activities. Winners of the annual elementary school Arbor Day Poster Contest are also announced.

This year, our 18th Annual Arbor Day Celebration, will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Three Links – Silver Lake Park, located at 840 7th St NE in Rochester. As in past years, if there is extreme weather, the event will be moved indoors to Rochester Community and Technical College’s Field House.

Co-Sponsors include: Hy-VeeJim Whiting Nursery & Garden CenterMinnesota Energy ResourcesSekapp OrchardSargent’s Gardens, and Seneca Foods.

Participants include: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Olmsted County Environmental Resources, Quarry Hill Nature Center, Rochester Police Department, Rochester Public Library, Rochester Public Works, Rochester Water Reclamation Plant, and Zumbro Valley Audubon.

The festivities include:

  • Free Admission
  • Free Food – Hot Dogs, Chips, Corn on the Cob, Cookies, and Soda
  • Presentation of the 2020 Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners
  • Live Music from by PK Mayo Trio
  • Smokey Bear
  • Free Trees
  • Chainsaw Carving by Steve Elliott
  • Giveaways
  • Family Activities including:
    • Magic by Terry Lee
    • Go! Play! Explore! Mobile Rec trailer by Rochester Parks & Recreation
    • Bean Bag Toss Game
    • BookBike and ArtCart by Rochester Public Library
    • Bird Wheel of Fortune Game by Zumbro Valley Audubon
    • Tree Medallion Necklaces
    • Give Recycling A Shot by Olmsted County Environmental Resources
    • Apple Toss Game
    • Meet “The Clog” by Rochester Water Reclamation Plant
  • And much more!

Preschool Storytime + Art

Visit Rochester Art Center at 10AM for an art-themed storytime then explore the galleries! Art Center admission will be free for storytime attendees. Offered in partnership with Rochester Public Library.
Wednesdays at 10am | February 26 | March 25 | April 29

Open Mic

Rochester Art Center is pleased to announce a new open mic event, First Thursday of the month now through June 2020. Sign up at 7:00 PM. Stay connected by joining the Facebook Event Page.

Want to try out a new routine with your contact improv partner?
Sure!
Want to do your best Bob Barker impression?
Come on down!
Want to tell a story about the “the one who got away”?
We have tissues!
Want to try out a cover of an obscure song from 50 years ago?
Yeah you do!

RAC Mic Dates: Jan. 2, Feb. 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4

RAC mic will provide a relaxed, safe space of expression for performers of various stripes. The RAC mic is open to performance artists, dancers, poets, comedians, storytellers, actors and musicians. Emerging and advanced performers are welcomed.

Censorship of performance content is adherent to two simple rules: 1. No threat, intimidation, or harassment of fellow performers or audience members. The host and/or RAC Staff reserve the right to cut you off (shut that sh*t down) or ask you to leave the event. 2. No stage hogs. Three songs or 5 – 8 minutes of content per slot is cool. Stage hogs are never cool.

Suggested age 16+. Tea and hot chocolate available! Many thanks to Pat Egan and the greater Rochester open mic community for their support.

Address: 40 Civic Center Dr. SE, next to the Mayo Civic Center. Skyway accessible through Mayo Civic Center if parking in the Civic Center Ramp. Questions? Email info@rochesterartcenter.org

RED at the Repertory Theatre

Red

A Drama by John Logan

Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. But it is possible that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing.

Winner of the 2010 Tony Award

Directed by: Philip Muehe

Friday, May 8 | 7:30pm at Rochester Repertory Theatre

Performance tickets can be purchased through the Repertory Theatre

Post-show discussion with RAC Artistic Director Sheila Dickinson | FREE

Open Mic

Rochester Art Center is pleased to announce a new open mic event, First Thursday of the month now through June 2020. Sign up at 7:00 PM. Stay connected by joining the Facebook Event Page.

Want to try out a new routine with your contact improv partner?
Sure!
Want to do your best Bob Barker impression?
Come on down!
Want to tell a story about the “the one who got away”?
We have tissues!
Want to try out a cover of an obscure song from 50 years ago?
Yeah you do!

RAC Mic Dates: Jan. 2, Feb. 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4

RAC mic will provide a relaxed, safe space of expression for performers of various stripes. The RAC mic is open to performance artists, dancers, poets, comedians, storytellers, actors and musicians. Emerging and advanced performers are welcomed.

Censorship of performance content is adherent to two simple rules: 1. No threat, intimidation, or harassment of fellow performers or audience members. The host and/or RAC Staff reserve the right to cut you off (shut that sh*t down) or ask you to leave the event. 2. No stage hogs. Three songs or 5 – 8 minutes of content per slot is cool. Stage hogs are never cool.

Suggested age 16+. Tea and hot chocolate available! Many thanks to Pat Egan and the greater Rochester open mic community for their support.

Address: 40 Civic Center Dr. SE, next to the Mayo Civic Center. Skyway accessible through Mayo Civic Center if parking in the Civic Center Ramp. Questions? Email info@rochesterartcenter.org