Celebrate Minnesota Mosaic’s® 18th year by exploring the creative, resourceful and entrepreneurial spirit of Minnesota — from gifted singers to talented artists.
Artist Wendy J. Johnson
Textile artist and educator Wendy J. Johnson will present her book, Yarn Works: How to Spin, Dye, and Knit Your Own Yarn. Learn the history and science behind fiber art and about how to craft your own yarn. Johnson will sell and sign her book.
Thursday, Feb. 26, 7–8 p.m.
Beauty of Japanese Paper Art*
Fold it, cut it and paste it. Learn three simple Japanese paper art techniques to create greeting cards and bookmarks. Presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Registration required.
Wednesday, March 4, 6–8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20, 6–8 p.m.
Iny Asian Dance Theatre*
Watch as the nationally renowned Iny Asian Dance Group performs artistic dances unique to South East Asian cultures.
Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m.–noon
Developing Your Own Photography Angle
Photographer Doug Ohman will share his successes and challenges and help you to explore and improve your own artistic style. Bring your favorite images on a flash drive to share your photography approach. Registration required.
Tuesday, March 10, 6–8 p.m.
Author Larry Schneiderman
Meet Larry Schneiderman, author of The Call of the Couch: A Family's Love Affair with Its Business. For the first time, Schneiderman opens the doors to his family's showroom and shares an insider's view of this local success story.
Monday, March 23, 7–8 p.m.
Hand It Down: Textile Preservation in a Nutshell
Save a piece of history. Learn simple tips to store, clean, frame and care for your one-of-a-kind quilt, embroidered hanky or baby dress to pass along to the next generation.
Tuesday, March 24, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Artist Guillermo Cuellar
Meet and explore the interesting life and pottery of Guillermo Cuellar, a local potter featured in the “Minnesota Potters Sharing the Fire” documentary.
Monday, March 30, 7–8 p.m.
Author Lorna Landvik
Meet Lorna Landvik, comedian, actor, playwright and best-selling author of 10 novels. Landvik will read from her latest novel Best to Laugh and will sell and sign copies of her books.
Monday, April 6, 6–7 p.m.
The Music of “Three Worlds”
Tour the world with Tres Mundos — Three Worlds — featuring pianist/vocalist Viviana Pintado from Cuba, percussionist Eliezer FreitesSantos from Brazil and saxophonist/flutist Douglas Little from the United States.
Thursday, April 9, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
The Fascinating Honeybee
Explore the fascinating world of honeybees with local award-winning beekeeper Terry McDaniel. McDaniel will present a self-produced video about how important honeybees are as pollinators and the problems they are currently facing.
Tuesday, April 28, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
*Programs are sponsored by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Check the calendar of events or pick up a brochure at any library location to see upcoming Minnesota Mosaic® programs.