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NORTHEN LAKE COUNTY ARTS BOARD - OUR PROGRAMS
“Sponsoring Arts & Arts Education in Our Community”


2021-22 RESIDENCIES & PUBLIC EVENTS (* Deferred due to Covid):

  • MN Capitol Art & History Fieldtrip
  • Sketchboook for Students
  • Elementary Yoga Residency
  • Lyric Opera of the North Performance with Student Choir*
  • One Act Play Fieldtrip to Guthrie Theater*
  • Middle School Theater Fieldtrip to Duluth Playhouse Theater*
  • Tweed Museum & Planetarium Fieldtrip*
  • Spoken Word Poetry Residency
  • Nature Photography Residency*
  • UMD Music Camp Scholarships for students*

2020-21 RESIDENCIES & PUBLIC EVENTS (* Deferred due to Covid):

  • MN Capitol Art & History Fieldtrip*
  • Piatigorsky Classical Music Concert*
  • Sketchboook for Students
  • Flamenco Dance Residency - Aneka McMullen, Instructor*
  • Lyric Opera of the North Performance with Student Choir*
  • One Act Play Fieldtrip to Guthrie Theater*
  • Middle School Theater Fieldtrip to Duluth Playhouse Theater*
  • Tweed Museum & Planetarium Fieldtrip*
  • Spoken Word Poetry Residency
  • Nature Photography Residency*
  • UMD Music Camp Scholarships for students*

RECENT WILLIAM KELLEY SCHOOL RESIDENCIES & ACTIVITIES:

  • Spoken Word Poetry Residency
  • Hip-Hop Dance Residency
  • American Indian Residency (Story-telling & puppetry)
  • Climb Theater (bullying prevention)
  • Guest-Author Residency
  • UMD Tweed Museum & Planetarium fieldtrips
  • Native American Writing Workshop
  • Kelley Dupré Mosaic Mural Residency
  • Collage Residency
  • Flamenco Dance Residency
  • Small-grant to purchase music curriculum materials
  • ​During 2016 funded 40 hours of one-on-one interactive video lessons for students with professional artists through the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis
  • Jewelry Residencies
  • MN Ballet Residencies
  • Support for Shakespeare programs and One Act Play including “Romeo & Juliet” at Wise Fool Theater in Duluth, “Pericles” at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Park Square Court Theater in Saint Paul
  • Lyric Opera of the North productions with elementary students as audience and chorous
  • Nature Photography Residencies and purchase of 33 cameras
  • Donation to William Kelley Auditorium 'Chairs' Project
  • Minnesota History Live Curriculum
  • Masterpiece Art and Sketchbooks
  • Masterpiece Art Tettegouche Exhibit and Grand Opening

RECENT COMMUNITY PROGRAMS:

  • A Hard Day’s Night (Beatles Tribute Band) Concert
  • Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party
  • Celtic Duo Concert with O'brien & Hensold
  • The Lost Forty Concert featuring Brian Miller & Randy Gosa 
  • The Music of Patsy Cline featuring Cassie & the Bobs 
  • Peter Arnstein, Concert Pianist 
  • Qing Li, Violin, accompanied by Paola André Gualdi, Piano, of the Piatigorsky Foundation 
  • A Century of Jazz Concert featuring the Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble 
  • Brulé – A Native American Experience in Sight, Sound & Soul Concert 
  • Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Concert 
  • Duluth Superior Symphony Concert & Blue Canvas Orchestra 
  • Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra – String Quartet, community concert 
  • Cloud Cult Concert

Upcoming Events

LYRIC OPERA OF THE NORTH PRESENTS PIRATES OF PENZANCE

William Kelley School
Wednesday February 22, 2023
Lyric Opera of the North will present Pirates of Penzance before WKS elementary students in the elem...read more

SPOKEN WORD POETRY RESIDENCY

William Kelley School
Monday March 20, 2023 - Thursday March 23, 2023 09:00am-03:00pm
William Kelley eleventh and twelfth grade English students will participate in a Spoken Word Poetry...read more

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY RESIDENCY

William Kelley School, Gooseberry Falls, Grand Portage State Park
Tuesday May 2, 2023 - Thursday May 25, 2023
Sessions: 5/2, 5/4, 5/9, 5/11, public photo exhibit 5/25/2017 Grade 4 Students learn use of a...read more

ORPHEUM THEATER FIELDTRIP - HAMILTON

Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis
Thursday May 4, 2023 08:00am-09:30pm
Thirty William Kelley drama, French and other students will attend a performance of the Broadway mus...read more

EVERY PERSON'S GUIDE TO OPERA

William Kelley School
Monday May 15, 2023 - Thursday May 18, 2023
Thirty-five to forty music, band and other students will participate in a three-day residency with a...read more

MN CAPITOL ART & HISTORY FIELDTRIP

Minnesota State Capitol
Thursday May 25, 2023
Sixth grade students will participate in a tour of the Minnesota Capitol. They will tour the buildin...read more
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