Art briefs: Senior art show at UWRF opens March 6

University of Wisconsin-River Falls seniors Lauren Forsythe, Nicole Pederson and David Steinmetz will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition in Gallery 101 of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building from March 6-13. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Forsythe of Hugo, Minn., has a major in broad area art education and a minor in psychology. She is displaying a collection of large scale fiber wall-hangings created by using Japanese dyeing techniques.

Pederson of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., has a major in painting and a minor in art history. She will display a collection large scale oil and acrylic paintings depicting classical portraiture in an unconventional way.

Steinmetz of Hammond has a major in photography and a minor in printmaking and will showcase digital pigmented prints as well as polymer gravure prints.

A reception for the artists is set for 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the gallery. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 p.m.

The Kleinpell Fine Arts building is at 420 E. Cascade Ave., River Falls, Wis.

For more information, contact the art department at 715-425-3266.

Improv comedy showdown

Black Dirt Theater in Hastings presents an improv comedy showdown for fans of comedy in the style of“Who’s Line is it Anyway” or Comedy Sportz. The audience is the judge as two teams fight for survival on the octagon stage. Show is for audiences of all ages.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and children under 12.

Black Dirt Theater is at 101 10th St. E., Hastings.

Who Was Adolf Hitler? program repeat

Historian David Steele will present his lecture, Who Was Hitler? for a second time at the Lake Elmo Public Library on Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. Because of limited seating, pre-registration is required. Call the library at (651) 773-4926 to sign up.

Redefining afternoon tee with the ladies

Executive Women’s Golf Association is expanding in the East Metro with a new women’s league at Eagle Valley. The group hosts an information meeting on March 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Eagle Valley Golf Course at 2600 Double Eagle Lane in Woodbury. To learn more about our new league at Eagle Valley plus other organized golf opportunities including 10 leagues, competitive and non-competitive events, clinics and networking throughout the year. EWGA is the country’s largest women’s amateur golf organization with opportunities for all levels of golfers. Wine and appetizers will be served. The event is free to attend but RSVP’s are requested at

For more information, go to or contact Jodie Skolnick at 612-807-3052 or [email protected]

Presentation on elk in Wisconsin

Laine Stowell of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will give a presentation on elk in the state at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the St. Croix River Association office, 230 S. Washington St., Unit 1, in St. Croix Falls, Wis.

Elk once ranged over most of North America and throughout Wisconsin but disappeared from the state in the mid-to-late 1800s due to over hunting and a rapid decline in habitat. Today, most of the suitable elk habitat is in the northern and central forest regions of the state. Learn about reintroduction efforts and the status of the Clam Lake elk herd.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so reservations are strongly encouraged. RSVPs will be honored until 10 a.m.  To reserve a space, call 715-483-3300 or email [email protected]