B AM !
Burnsville Arts Messenger
A society is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists.
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Welcome! Photography Exhibit Student Honor Concert Local Show Best in State!
Welcome to BAM! The Burnsville Arts Messenger, produced by the Lake Alimagnet Center for the Arts, will keep you informed of what’s going on in the local arts scene, as well as provide links to various arts facilities, groups and events. To subscribe to or unsubscribe from BAM! follow this link. http://www.govdocs.com/service/subscribe.html?code=MNBURNSV_117
Applause Community Theatre Burnsville Area Society for the Arts Dakota Valley Symphony Galaxie Quilters Minnesota Valley Photography Club
20th Anniversary Photography Show
The Minnesota Valley Photography Club is pleased to announce a special exhibition of photography at the Lake Alimagnet Center for the Arts (LACA), 1200 Alimagnet Parkway, Burnsville, in celebration of the club's 20th anniversary! The "20 Years of Focus" exhibition will feature year-end award-winning images from throughout the club's 20 year history and will be on display throughout the month of May. There is no charge to view the exhibition. An open house and 20th anniversary celebration will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 1 to 3:00 p.m. This event is free, refreshments will be served, and the public is invited. For more information: www.MinnesotaValleyPhotoClub.org
05.05.05 7:00pm Monthly Meeting Minnesota Valley Photography Club at U.S Federal Credit Union
MVAM Honors Concert
Minnesota Valley Academy of Music recently announced the winners of its 6 annual Honors Concert student auditions. Five student musicians were selected from among twenty applicants to perform solos at the academy’s Student Honors Concert. The winners were: Tim Eisenbeisz (Burnsville) playing Beethoven’s “Sonata for Horn and Piano,” Victoria Honetschlager (Lakeville) playing Faure’s “Fantasie” for flute and piano, Emilia Kaczynski (Prior Lake) playing Chopin’s “Prelude in Dd Major,” and Megan Risdal (Burnsville) playing the second movement of Marcello’s “Oboe Concerto in d Minor.” Megan Mills-Rittmann (Burnsville) was selected to play Haydn’s “Piano Concerto in D Major” at the concert with the Dakota Valley Symphony providing full orchestra accompaniment. “Playing a concerto movement with a live orchestra is an extremely rare opportunity for most musicians,” said MVA executive director Scott Winters. “We are thankful that the Dakota Valley Symphony has agreed to help us make this experience possible for a talented local student.” The concert program will also include several other performances. Allison Abellaneda (Lakeville) and Breanna Hegseth (Lakeville) will play a violin duet, the Minnesota Valley Youth Chorale will sing three selections, and the Dakota Valley Symphony has invited MVA students to sit in with them for performances of the Finale of Dvorak’s “New world Symphony” and Brahms’ “Academic Festival
05.07.05 1:00-3:00pm Gallery Open House Minnesota Valley Photography Club at Lake Alimagnet Center for the Arts
05.11.05 9:30am-12pm Semi-Monthly Meeting Galaxie Quilters at Lake Alimagnet Center for the Arts
Overture.” 05.13.05 7pm Student Honors Concert Minnesota Valley Academy of Music at Lakeville Area Arts Center The concert will take place on Friday, May 13 at 7:00pm. The location will be the Lakeville Area Arts Center. The concert is open to the public and tickets are now on sale. Ticket prices are $10.00, $7.00 for children and seniors. Proceeds from the concert will be support the academy’s scholarship fund. To reserve tickets or for more information call 952-736-9626 or visit www.mnvalleyacademy.org
05.25.05 9:30am-12pm Semi-Monthly Meeting Galaxie Quilters at Lake Alimagnet Center for the Arts
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DFAC Captures Top Honors
At the biennial Minnesota Association of Community Theatres (MACT) One-Act Play Competition April 14-17 in Albert Lea, a local production of “The Andersonville Trial” mounted by the Dakota Fine Arts Consortium captured top honors. In addition to a Best of Festival award for the show, DFAC took home Outstanding Achievement awards for Acting, Directing, Set Design, Costume Design, and Ensemble Performance. The show now moves on to represent Minnesota in the Region V competition in Aberdeen, SD on May 7th. The state and regional one-act competitions are part of national one-act play competition sponsored by the American Association of Community Theatre. Some shows advance beyond the national competition to invitation-only international festivals.
Area Arts Groups… Applause Community Theatre
Since its founding in 1977, Applause Community Theatre (aka Community Theatre of Burnsville) has been producing two to three shows a year. The typical season includes a major musical and a three-act comedy. The third show has usually either been a One-Act for entry into the Minnesota Association of Community Theatres (MACT) Festival or a summer musical in cooperation with local Community Education Partners. ACT is a member of the Minnesota Association of Community Theatres, the American Association of Community Theatres, the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Alimagnet Center for the Arts, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and the Dakota Fine Arts Consortium. Since 1993, this organization has entered shows in the biannual MACT Festivals and has received a number of awards. One of the objectives of this festival is to help improve the quality of local and regional theatres through the adjudication of its competition offerings by nationally recognized experts. There are typically fifteen or so Minnesota community theatres participating in this festival. Information is available on the web at www.applausecommunitytheatre.com
Burnsville Area Society for the Arts
The Burnsville Area Society for the Arts is a 20 year old visual arts organization whose mission is to bring the visual arts to the community, and to facilitate career opportunities for professional artists. BASA serves the western portion of Dakota County, which includes the cities of Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan, Lakeville,
Rosemount, and Savage. BASA offers year-round classes for both youths and adults. Classes are held in the Lake Alimagnet Center for the Arts. The center's LA Gallery is a space for displaying the artwork of local and area artists. Interested artists can submit samples for review. There are a number of special events which BASA sponsors throughout the year. They include an annual holiday home tour in December, an art auction, and BASA's Art Fete, offering professional and amateur artists the opportunity to display and sell their work in the Burnsville Center, one of Minnesota's largest retail shopping centers. More activities at BASA are Art Adventures (field trips), demonstrations and slide shows, open studio days, etc. Information is available on the web at http://www.visi.com/~witt/basa/test2.html
Dakota Valley Symphony
The Dakota Valley Symphony is comprised of a 60-member symphony orchestra, a 40-member mixed chorus and a summer pops orchestra, all under the direction of founder and music director Stephen J. Ramsey. A non-profit, volunteer community arts organization, the Dakota Valley Symphony has served Minnesota’s Dakota County since 1986. The organization was created to provide an opportunity for skilled volunteer musicians to join together to perform and promote diverse symphonic musical experiences of all periods and styles for residents of the south suburban Twin Cities area. The group also provides a forum for aspiring local composers to premiere their work. Concerts have been performed in parks, churches, schools, community centers and other public buildings throughout Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Hastings, Lakeville, Prior Lake and Saint Paul. The Symphony has performed for Minneapolis’ Mill City Music Festival, Stillwater’s Lumberjack Days and for the Dakota County Historical Society. The Symphony performs its regular concert season at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Information is available on the web at www.DakotaValleySymphony.org
Looking for a Quilt Guild in you area? Galaxie Quilters meets twice a month, the second and fourth Wednesdays in Burnsville at LACA. Share ideas, tips and stories and improve skills and techniques with the support of others. Bring your own project to work on from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Call 952-432-2128 for information.
Minnesota Valley Photography Club
The Minnesota Valley Photography Club (MVPC) was founded in 1984. It has a membership of over 70 individuals representing all ages, backgrounds, interests and levels of experience. The members have a common interest in photography and a desire to expand their photographic skills. MVPC’s goals are to provide
fellowship, continuing education and the appreciation of the science, technique and the art of photography. MVPC’s meetings are held at 7:00pm on the first Thursday of the month, September through June, at the U.S. Federal Credit Union building, 1400 Riverwood Drive, Burnsville – just west of Highway 13 at 12 th Avenue. Guests are always welcome at the meetings. Information is available on the web at www.MinnesotaValleyPhotoClub.org