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MMAM-Kids Programs

On Tuesday August 11th, from 10:30am-Noon, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum will host its popular Richard and Delores Regedal Toddler Tuesdays. This program takes place on the second Tuesday of each month and gives families with toddlers a great way to visit the Museum through simple art projects, gallery exploration and play. A small snack is available and participants can come and go as you please. The MMAM's Toddler Tuesdays are only $2 per toddler and free for parents and chaperones. On Saturday, August 22nd from 1-2:30pm, will be the Museum's next Summer Art-Venture, a fun and inspiring program for a parent and child ages 6 and up. Participants will look at a few artworks in the MMAM's galleries for inspiration and then engage in artistic creation in the Museum's Oberton Education Room. Toddler Tuesdays is dedicated to the late Richard and Delores Regedal, a Rochester couple who generously supported the Museum after visiting the MMAM's galleries during the program. The Museum's Art-Venture program is free thanks to support from Mid West Music Fest.  


Merchants Bank Vice President Cindy Adolph will take on new responsibilities to help Merchants analyze, report and manage risk, according to Merchants Bank Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Sue Savat. Adolph will now be the Risk, Compliance and Audit Manager for the Merchants organization. In her new role, Adolph will be responsible for the leadership, innovation, governance and management necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate and monitor all of the company’s risk components. “It’s important for us to take the necessary steps to ensure we are aggressively addressing risk, so we can continue to keep our customer and bank information secure,” Adolph said. “Given technology, it’s a role that will continue to increase in importance.” Adolph joined the Merchants organization in 2007 with the acquisition of The First National Bank in Cannon Falls, where she had been working since 2002. Prior to that, she worked for 21 years at Goodhue County National Bank.

Delano Day

Mayor Mark Peterson declared July 29 Gladys Delano day, in honor of her 66 years of dedication to the municipal band. Never missed a performance or parade!  It was part of the band's celebration of its 100th year of operation. The Municipal Band will close its 100th season on Wednesday, August 12th with a final concert at the Lake Park Bandshell.


Acclaimed Illinois-based artist James D. Butler will exhibit several paintings at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Mississippi River Scenes, a solo exhibition of the artist’s work. The exhibition will run from August 15th to November 5th.A prolific artist who is represented in major collections across the United States, much of Butler’s work is inspired by the vast and beautiful landscape of the Upper Mississippi River. Butler’s artistic practice is versatile, producing works that can at one moment be intimate and detailed and at the next, monumental – surrounding the viewer’s field of vision. The artist states, “Paintings are inventions… finding a way to create in paint an experience that might parallel what I see is a significant part of the magic of art for me.” As an important part of this exhibition, the artist will be at the Museum to lead a free discussion on Wednesday, August 19th from 6-7pm. Butler’s talk is titled Rapture/Rupture: Life Along the Mississippi River, during which the artist will discuss his artistic explorations of the intersection between nature and culture.


Merchants Bank Vice President and Senior Operations Officer Kerri Bronk has added the management and leadership of E-Channel activities to her responsibilities, according to Merchants Bank Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Sue Savat. Bronk will now be Senior Operations/E-Channel Officer for the Merchants organization. Her new responsibilities will include Online and Mobile Banking, Debit Cards, Payment Systems and Consumer Mobile Deposit.  Additionally, she will work with the Marketing department on website solutions, and the Cash Management department on continued E-Solutions for business customers.  “Our customers deserve a seamless and responsive experience based on their individual needs when they bank with us,” Bronk said. “Electronic delivery channels will only continue to expand in importance.”  Bronk has been with Merchants since 1996, beginning her career as a Teller at the Goodview location. She was appointed Senior Operations Officer in 2009.


Winona Symphony-Summer Social

The Winona Symphony Orchestra announces its Summer Social at the Elmaro Vineyard in Trempealeau, WI on Sunday, August 23, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This fundraising event kicks off our exciting 2015-2016 season.  The Summer Social will feature live music from professional musicians of the Winona Symphony Orchestra.  Artwork by area artists Julie Johnston, Ray Kiihne, and Julia Crozier will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Winona Symphony Orchestra. Elmaro Vineyard will give a tour of the vineyard at 1:15 pm, a tour of the wine making facilities at 2:15 pm, and a wine tasting at 3:15 pm. 
Tickets are $30.00 in advance and $35.00 at the door.  One glass of wine is included in the ticket price; additional glasses of wine will be available for purchase.  Tickets are available in advance at Hardt’s Music (115 E 3rd St.), The Book Shelf (162 W 2nd St.), and Elmaro Vineyard (N14756 Delaney Rd., Trempealeau, WI).

Pictured: Artwork such as this recent painting by Winona artist Julie Johnston will be featured and available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Winona Symphony Orchestra.