WINONA, Minn. — The public is invited to visit the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) and its Galleria Valencia to explore “Echoes,” an art exhibit by local artist Dan Eastman.

On Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., children ages 4-12 will be able to see the art AND then pick out and take home a favorite piece! This is a special opportunity for children thanks to the generosity of the artist. Eastman has donated more than 50 original works and will let children choose a piece to take home so that they can see and touch it as much as they want—something that children are often discouraged to do with art! The giveaway will be first-come, first-served until all of the Eastman artwork has found a home.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will occur during an MCA Open House so visitors can also enjoy a tour of the entire facility, participate in a coloring contest, enter to win prizes, enjoy treats, and more. Registration is not required, so just show up!

Community members also are invited to walk through the Eastman art exhibit throughout the month of August prior to the open house on Aug. 23. To learn more about the exhibit and read the artist statement, visit mca.smumn.edu/2017/08/04/art-giveaway-for-kids/.

About the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA), located at 1164 West Howard (10th) St. in Winona, is an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. It is a nonprofit organization offering programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for youth ages 18 months and older through adults at the Valéncia Arts Center. For more information, visit mca.smumn.edu, email mca@smumn.edu, or call 507-453-5500.

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of leadership and service. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom—whether in person or online—a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,800 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, based in Minneapolis but extending worldwide. Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, certificate, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

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