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Opening event for Phipps galleries

The public reception for the new exhibitions in The Galleries will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 22 at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. This is an opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy hors d'oeuvres at this event for all ages. The Galleries feature mixed media by Barbara Evan of St. Paul, multi-media paintings and sculpture by Mic Johnson of Golden Valley, Minnesota, oil paintings on canvas by Mat Ollig of Minneapolis, mixed media painting by Anne Rynearson of St. Paul and a group exhibit of poets and visual artists titled "Sister Arts (Ekphrasis)." These shows will be on view through July 29.

A free poetry reading at 8 p.m. Friday, June 22 in the Black Box Theater will feature the participating poets from "Sister Arts," as well as the visual artists who were inspired by or whose work inspired the poets. Beer and wine will be served to those who are 21 years and older.

Galleries hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters. The center will be closed Wednesday, July 4.

For further information, contact Anastasia Shartin, visual arts director, at 715-386-2305, ext. 103.

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