The Rochester Art Centerwill host a reception Friday for four artists whose work is currently part of the "Rooted: Southeastern Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program."

Alesandra Sulpy’s "Driftless" paintings chronicle her response to moving to a new community, Winona, where she teaches at Winona State University. The exhibition continues through May 11.

"Distress Cycle" is a collaboration by filmmaker Jon Allen, seamstress and fiber artist Heather Acerro and painter Eric Tarr, all of Rochester. The exhibition continues through May 18.

The reception is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The art center is located at 40 Civic Center Drive SE.

Tonic Sol Fa brings new music to Zumbrota

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ZUMBROTA — Tonic Sol Fa, the a cappella quartet that needs no introduction to Minnesota audiences, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the State Theatre, 96 E. Fourth St., Zumbrota.

The group, which formed at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, has toured regionally and nationally for more than 20 years. In addition, Tonic Sol Fa has been seen on three public television specials, the latest of which will be shown through 2020.

This time, they’re touring with some new material, including selections from an upcoming album of top requests.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door, available at

Middle Eastern music, art, dance on stage

WINONA — "Dreaming Under the Cedar Tree 2.0," an evening of dance, art, food and conversation, will be presented at 7:30 p.m April 25 at Page Theatre on the campus of Saint Mary’s Universityin Winona.

The performance integrates the experiences of Sharon Mansur on her first trip to Lebanon, and as well as her Lebanese heritage. The program is the final installment of this season’s Cedar Tree Project at Saint Mary’s. Ten events involving Arab-American culture and artists were presented over the course of the past eight months.

This performance will feature original solo dance by Mansur, visual elements by local artists and Mansur family members, Middle Eastern food and an open discussion.

Tickets are $15, online at and by phone at 507-457-1715.

Beethoven fest season tickets announced

WINONA — Season tickets for the 2019 Minnesota Beethoven Festival, which runs June 30 through July 21 in Winona, will go on sale April 23.

This year’s festival features concerts by Joshua Bell, the Manhattan Chamber Players, the Venice Baroque Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra, among others.

Season tickets are $200 for all nine concerts, $180 for any eight concerts, $160 for any seven concerts, and $140 for any six concerts. Tickets will be available by phone at 866-811-4111 and online at

Individual concert tickets are $25, and will go on sale May 14, pending availability.