Old Main Historical & Community Arts Center - Galesville, WI

Old Main Historical & Community Arts Center - Galesville, WI Old Main is part of Galesville's heritage and with the vision of those who recognize its value, it is being renewed with the spirit of community and learning.
20869 S. College Avenue Galesville, WI 54630 PO Box 704 Galesville, WI 54630
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Canvas and Cocktails Thursday, May 16, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.Artist, Dianne Van Eijl, will help us produce a painting of a sil...
05/14/2019

Canvas and Cocktails
Thursday, May 16, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Artist, Dianne Van Eijl, will help us produce a painting of a silhouette of a sailboat in front of a sunset. Refreshments of wine, cheese and crackers will be served.

Bring a friend!
Cost $28. To register, call 608-582-2665

05/09/2019

This Saturday at Old Main:
Apple Blossom Time with Prairie Smoke
Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.

The annual Apple Blossom Time concert will feature Prairie Smoke of La Crosse. Hear this well-known folk group in a bistro setting with sparkling Apple juice and an apple dessert. The band serves up rousing renditions of everything from Irish jigs, reels, and airs, to original songs that stem from their roots in the Coulee Region.

05/02/2019

Canvas and Cocktails
Tonight, May 2, 6-9 p.m.
Artist, Dianne Van Eijl, will help us produce a painting of tulips. Refreshments of wine, cheese and crackers will be served.
Cost $28. To register, call 608-582-2665

04/30/2019

Red Hawk night
Tonight (4/30) at 7:30
G-E-T students perform their winning solo and ensemble pieces.

04/27/2019

Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Notes of Spring
Piano Concert

Local Pianists will entertain us with a variety of piano music in solo, duet, and trio performances.
Performers are Carol Lombard, Matt Dotta, Cathy Kriesel, Beth Sveen, Kathy Meunier, Judy Byom, Bette Stern,
​Ron White, Roy Munderloh, and G-E-T High School students Barbara Lang and Kaylynn Weltzien.

REFLECTIONS FOR FLUTE AND PIANO Sunday, April 14, 2:00 p.m.Dr. Iva Ugrčić, flutist from Serbia, and Satoko Hayami, pia...
04/11/2019

REFLECTIONS FOR FLUTE AND PIANO
Sunday, April 14, 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Iva Ugrčić, flutist from Serbia, and Satoko Hayami, pianist from Japan, will perform a concert of music which will direct attention to Jesus as an historic figure and offer reflections from his life, with works by Andre Jolivet, Doina Rotaru, Lili Boulanger, Gabriel Faure, Henri Dutilleux, Jennifer Higdon, and Gabriela Lena Frank. The concert will also have an inter-faith feature to reflect that Iva is from the Serbian Orthodox tradition, and Satoko is Shinto/Buddhist.

The concert will also feature a choir of flutists from participating schools in Galesville, led by band director, Brenda Gauchel.

Dr. Ugrčić serves as the Artistic Director for the Rural Musicians Forum in Spring Green, WI. After studies in Europe she was awarded the Paul Collins Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, where she completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in 2017.

Ms. Hayami is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at University of Wisconsin-Madison under the mentorship of Martha Fischer, and a recipient of Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Fellowship. She earned a Master of Music degree in Piano Chamber Music & Accompanying at Rice University in 2014, having already received a master’s degree in Collaborative Piano from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

A reception with refreshments will follow the concert.



This concert will also be presented on Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 W. Broadway, Winona

Pinch HittersFriday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.Local musicians have reunited to perform at Old Main. They first banded together ...
04/04/2019

Pinch Hitters

Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Local musicians have reunited to perform at Old Main. They first banded together for their debut concert at Old Main in December of 2017.

Kris Risch on guitar; Gregg Hilker on guitar, slide guitar, and mandolin/cigar box guitar; Jamin Barth will also be on guitar, and Brian Beard supports them all on upright bass.

Their music is a mix of Folk, Americana, Blues, Blues-Rock plus some originals by Kris Risch.

This will be a benefit concert to support Old Main’s Gale Star program.

Complimentary treats and beverages are served at intermission.
Gale star shows: $10 adults $5 College
Free to H.S. & Younger unless otherwise notedattention to this content.

03/30/2019

Come out to enjoy
Crooked Willow
Tonight (3/30) at Old Main 7:30 p.m.

CROOKED WILLOWSATURDAY, MARCH 30, 7:30 p.m.Crooked Willow plays a mixture of different Americana styles. Elisi Smith cro...
03/27/2019

CROOKED WILLOW
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 7:30 p.m.

Crooked Willow plays a mixture of different Americana styles. Elisi Smith croons lead vocals, plays kazoo, and picks the banjo, Lehi Gertz shines on fiddle, Tim Foss picks a variety of instruments, Tim Waller play rhythm guitar and sings, Erick Hanson plucks the upright bass, and they are often accompanied by special guest. They cover great artists like Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, put new twists on old favorites, sprinkle in a few original tunes, and love to focus on fun harmonies and toe-tapping rhythms.

03/24/2019

It’s a gray day! A good day to relax and enjoy some wonderful music at Old Main: UWL senior piano recital today at 3:00 p.m.
See you there!

03/21/2019

UWL Senior Piano Recital
Sunday, March 24, 3:00 p.m.

UW - La Crosse piano students, Lexi Zuhlke, John Paul Peckham, and Amanda Stenzel, will perform selections from their upcoming senior recitals.

Enjoy piano works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and Khachaturian.

Reception to follow in the art galllery.

Art display: Wood Turning by John Griffiths and other artists. Warren Rivette shows His wildlife paintings. Items will be available to purchase.

03/20/2019
G E T Music Boosters

G E T Music Boosters

Check out what actor Tim Bagley has to say about why building a PAC is so important for our students!!! Tim has ties to Trempealeau and would love to see the PAC referendum pass. Look for Tim in popular shows such as Will & Grace, Grace and Frankie, and TV Land’s Teachers. Vote on April 2nd!!!

03/14/2019

Irish Holiday at Old Main
Saturday, March 16
6:00 pm Dinner, Music by The Creek Chicks and Doug Mahlum
Starting at $25 for adults. Tickets at the Common Market (582-4442)or at the door.

Irish Holiday Saturday, March 16Dinner at 6:00 with music to followCorned beef or ham and cabbage dinner complete with p...
03/11/2019

Irish Holiday
Saturday, March 16
Dinner at 6:00 with music to follow

Corned beef or ham and cabbage dinner complete with potatoes, carrots and soda bread. Plus, cupcakes from Lylli and Ivi Cakes and Sweet Treats Café and other desserts.

Music following the dinner will be provided by The Creek Chicks with special guests, Doug Mahlum and Brad Kampf. They are:

Vickie Baer, piano & accordion; Sarah Ashland, guitar; Alex Pehling, fiddle & vocals; Doug Mahlum, mandolin, guitar, & vocals; and Brad Kampf, bodhran.

A hearty thanks to the Creek Chicks for volunteering their talents for this benefit concert of Irish music. Proceeds from the evening will support the elevator fund.

Admission is $25.00 for adults, $15.00 for teens,
$10.00 8-12, and free to 7 and under.
Tickets may be purchased or reserved at the Common Market. Call 582-4442.

March Art Display: A beautiful collection of woodturning pieces by fifteen different artists. People will be able to purchase and take items with them.
Wildlife paintings by Warren Rivette will also be on display and available for sale.

03/08/2019

Because of impending inclement weather on Saturday, the piano concert with Eric Brisson and Deanne Mohr, March 9, HAS BEEN CANCELED.

CANCELEDPiano Concert with Drs. Eric Brisson and Deanne Mohr.This Saturday, March 9 at 7: 30 p.m.Join us for a wonderful...
03/06/2019

CANCELED
Piano Concert with Drs. Eric Brisson and Deanne Mohr.
This Saturday, March 9 at 7: 30 p.m.

Join us for a wonderful evening of classical piano music provided by returning artists Dr. Mohr and Dr. Brisson
from Winona State University Music Department.
Program:
French Suite no.2 in C minor, BWV 813​ J. S. Bach
​Sonata in B minor, S.178. ​Franz Liszt

PLEASE CHECK ON FACEBOOK AND THE WEBSITE FOR CANCELLATIONS IF THE WEATHER IS INCLEMENT.

Coming This Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.Under Paris SkiesUnder Paris Skies is Ron Reimer - accordion, Steven Meger - gui...
02/26/2019

Coming This Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.

Under Paris Skies

Under Paris Skies is Ron Reimer - accordion, Steven Meger - guitar, Larry Dalton - upright bass

Under Paris Skies plays acoustic music inspired by sidewalk cafes, French cabarets, Gypsy camps, Argentine dance halls and Euro streets, including gypsy jazz, vintage swing, tangos, waltzes, boleros.

5th Chamber, vocal sextetwith Vocalists Brynn Dutelle and Lexi ZuhlkeFriday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.Members of the group ...
02/19/2019

5th Chamber, vocal sextet
with Vocalists Brynn Dutelle and Lexi Zuhlke
Friday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.

Members of the group are Jason Bernhagen, Karl Greenfield, David Gustafson, Brad Seebach, and Vernon Shaw.
“And so it goes” by Billy Joel, “Hallelelujah” by Leonard Cohen, “Under the Boardwalk” made popular by the Drifters, and “Prayer of the Children” by Kurt Bestor will be among the songs they will perform.

Guests will be Brynn Dutelle and Lexi Zuhlke, sopranos, with pianist, Janette Hanson. Each guest will perform a set from her own repertoire. They are students of Dr. Terence Kelly at UW-La Crosse.

02/14/2019

Valentine Celebration with DEEP TRACK
Friday, February 15, 7:20 p.m.

Deep Track (Greg Grokowsky on guitar and Lisa Freedlund on keys) is a duo based in La Crosse, specializing in lesser known tracks of rock music from the 50’s to the 80’s. Deep Track is a project dedicated to playing all that is good with rock and roll; songs you know and some songs you don’t.

With special guests (starting at 7:20): The Barbershop Bois
Spencer Sveen- bass, Logan Teske- baritone, Andrew Fox- lead, Spencer Solberg- tenor

01/21/2019

This Sunday:

Buttermilk Pancake and Sausage Brunch
A fundraiser for Gale Star student stipends

Join us for brunch to raise funding for support of student stipends for the Gale Star program at Old Main. The proceeds will help pay the stipend given to G-E-T Music Boosters when Red Hawk musicians perform their concert at Old Main, as well as to university students who perform.

The brunch will be served on the first floor of Old Main.

Suggested donation is $6.00 a plate, which includes pancakes, sausage, applesauce, and beverage. Parents decide the price for children.

12/22/2018

Happy Holidays
From all of us at Old Main
See you next year!

12/17/2018

Christmas at the Piano
Thursday, December 20,
7:30 p.m
At Old Main

12/15/2018

TONIGHT:
ULTRASONIC DUO
(Instead of Deep Track
Saturday, December 15 at 7:30

Deep Track’s Lisa Freedlund is ill and won’t be able to perform tonight. Greg Grokowsky has asked Don Harvey to join him instead. They will perform as the Ultrasonic Duo.

This highly professional duo features acoustic and electric favorites from the 60s till now. Don and Greg play an easy listening mix of rock, reggae, old country, folk, alternative, original tunes, and surf music. Known for their harmonies, the “Ultrasonic Duo” prides themselves on tight and smooth vocals.

Admission at the door: Adults, $10.00; college students, $5.00; high school and under, free.

12/12/2018

Deep Track performs at Old Main in Galesville
Saturday, December 15, 7:30 p.m.

Deep Track (Greg Grokowsky on guitar and Lisa Freedlund on keys) is a duo based in La Crosse, specializing in lesser known tracks of rock music from the 50’s to the 80’s. Deep Track is a project dedicated to playing all that is good with rock and roll; songs you know and some songs you don’t. The rock and roll gods smiled down upon Lisa and Greg to bring them together to dig deep for great songs that deserve to be performed live for you! They both provide the vocals, including great harmonies. For this very special program, Lisa and Greg are adding some Christmas songs to the mix.

Greg says, “Join us for a night of tasteful music from the 50's - 80's including some Deep Track holiday favorites. We are excited to play music in this historic hall!”

Admission is $10.00 for adults, and $5.00 for college. People in high school and younger are free. Everyone is welcome. Complimentary refreshments are served at intermission in the second floor gallery, where you can enjoy delightful drawings and paintings by Trempealeau artist, Dianne Van Eijl.

12/06/2018

Christmas at Old Main

Saturday, December 8, 7:30 p.m.

Join MC Wina Mortenson as she hosts a Community Variety Show with 2 Young 2 Gray, young pianist Elsie Marley, Aimee Siegler, guitar and voice, Carter Bennett, a member of Vocal Point at G-E-T, and a sing-along with the Tri-State Accordion Club. Plus, a visit from Santa! Before and After music provided by Mary Graziano

12/01/2018

TONIGHT’S (DECEMBER 1) PERFORMANCE CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER.
Check back later on here and on the Gale Star page of the webpage for a reschedule date.

CANCELED This Saturday at Old MainChristmas at the Piano, Saturday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.Bring in the season with a vari...
11/27/2018

CANCELED

This Saturday at Old Main

Christmas at the Piano,
Saturday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.

Bring in the season with a variety of Christmas Carol arrangements and holiday tunes performed by local pianists-
Carol Lombard, Kathy Meunier and Judy Byom, Rhonda Adams and Margaret Kearns, Ron White, Roy Munderloh, Beth Sveen, Mary Graziano

11/14/2018

Holiday Open House
Saturday, November 17
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Arts and Crafts on all floors

Candles, cards, photos, homemade cookies, crocheted items, fairy gardens, homemade jellies, jewelry, scarves, mittens and hats

Vendors: Jim Riley, Jen Servias, Sue Salstrom, Lois Carhart, Kay and Jessalynn Erickson, Gloria Potter, Judy Beachler, Darlene Walls

Treasures of Trempealeau County:
Photos - Note Cards - Christmas Cards
Jim Riley, Photographer, Jen Servias, designer
Order custom designed photo cards from dasher design
Proceeds will support “Gale Star” at Old Main in Galesville
Shop for Christmas gifts from many additional vendors.

11/09/2018

Coming Sunday to Old Main, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Musical Extravaganza
Community Variety Show including a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day

10/31/2018

One Way Theatre will present
“It’s A Wonderful Life” by Tony Palermo

Nov. 2 at 6:00 p.m. and Nov. 3 at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.
at Old Main in Galesville

Audiences who enjoy performances at Old Main have come to expect very fine productions from this group of home schooled students. The plays are directed by Joanna Heram and Ashley Brown.
George Bailey is a dreamer, and a visionary, who wants to go places and do big things. He wants to change the world but throughout his entire life he must sacrifice his own desires and dreams for someone or something else, generally the family business. It is on one Christmas Eve, that George has reached the end of his rope and it isn’t until George experiences life as if he had never been born, that he realizes he never knew how important he was until he wasn’t. So come be transported into the 1940’s and KOWT Radio Theatre’s studio to experience It’s A Wonderful Life by Tony Palermo like never before! This is one memory you won’t want to miss making with your family.
Admission will be available at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for college students, and FREE for high school students and younger.

10/25/2018

"Lift Every Voice"
Sunday, October 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Concert at Wesley United Methodist Church
​114W. Broadway,Winona, MN.
benefiting Old Main and Charles Wesley Center for Sacred Music and Art
Free Will Offering

The choir of St. Stan’s Catholic Church in Winona will come together with the choir and the praise team of Wesley United Methodist Church and Flutistry for the second annual “Lift Every Voice” concert presented by the Charles Wesley Center for Sacred Music and Arts. The program will include solos by vocalists. The concert is organized to promote vocal and instrumental music in local churches—especially singing. The emphasis is on joy. Refreshments will be served.

The free will offering will help support the Charles Wesley Center for Sacred Music and Arts and the student segment of the Gale Star program at Old Main in Galesville, WI. The Gale Star program features students from regional universities who receive stipends or gifts to university scholarship programs for their performance.

10/15/2018

The Gale Star players at Old Main in Galesville will present:

“I Take This Man”
Comedy Play by Jack Sharkey
Directed by Diane Thatcher

Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m.

When lovely Gideon Hollis a.k.a. Giddy spots an unconscious man in a tank top and shorts lying in Copley Square just after all other Boston Marathon racers have crossed the finish line, she reasons that since nice guys finish last, this must be Mr. Right! She has a helpful policeman tote him to her nearby apartment, shocking her roommate, whose fiancé is due for a dinner date. Complications escalate at a furious pace in this outrageous concoction of wild, warm, and lightning-paced hilarity that is perfect for the entire family

Patina Friday, October 12th, at 7:30pm. Patina is Greg Peterson, Connie Dretske, Mike Watson, Kara Mae White, Sue Lee Ri...
10/07/2018

Patina
Friday, October 12th, at 7:30pm.

Patina is Greg Peterson, Connie Dretske, Mike Watson, Kara Mae White, Sue Lee Ringwelski playing
fiddle, bass, guitar, whistles, accordion, bodhrán.

Patina is a multi instrument Irish band that plays mixed Celtic, Folk and easy listening music for all venues. Patina started in early 2016 as a trio with Mike, Kara Mae & Sue Lee coming together to play for a wedding. It was so much fun they decided to keep playing together over the years growing into a fun loving band that is truly infectious, spreading their love for music straight to their audience.

Ensemble Druzhba Sunday, September 30, 3:00 p.m.Ensemble Druzhba is a group of classical musician friends who get togeth...
09/25/2018

Ensemble Druzhba
Sunday, September 30, 3:00 p.m.

Ensemble Druzhba is a group of classical musician friends who get together for special performances. Druzhba means “friendship” in Russian. The ensemble will perform the Quintet in A Major for Clarinet by Mozart, and the Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 by Dvořák. Members of the quintet are:

Kristina Gullion, violin
Michelle Lee Elliott, violin
Busya Lugovier, viola
Derek Clark, cello
Harry Hindson, clarinet
Paul Kovacovic, piano

Coming to Old MainDublin’s DaughtersThursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Dublin’s Daughters are a trio of women from ...
09/17/2018

Coming to Old Main
Dublin’s Daughters

Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Dublin’s Daughters are a trio of women from Celtic Cross who occasionally venture out on their own to perform.

The trio is made up of Julie Bodendein-guitar/vocals, Jackie Stakston-fiddle, and Regina Chihak-flute. Dublin’s Daughters repertoire includes Celtic rock, traditional Irish, and folk tunes.

For this very special performance, another Celtic Cross member, Michael Wodzak -vocals/whistle/bodhran, will be joining them as their guest. Celtic Cross is a band of folks who play mostly traditional Irish music, voted to be La Crosse's #1 Irish Band for the 3rd consecutive year.

Tickets $10.00 adults
$5.00 college students
and free to everyone in high school and younger

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20869 S 12th St
Galesville, WI
54630

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