On July 22, members of the Isle community are invited to partake in a musical and artistic event highlighting our own Mille Lacs Lake. The Copper Street Brass will be visiting Isle as part of their July “Into the Deep” arts tour. This program looks to highlight various communities that depend on a body of water for their local economy. Throughout the afternoon, this program will include an art class, an exhibition and a concert.
Starting at 1 p.m., up to 15 community members will spend two hours painting with Minneapolis artist MaryAnn Cleary at the Isle IREC. The theme for this class will be capturing Mille Lacs Lake artistically. Starting at 4 p.m., an exhibition of Cleary and the community’s pieces will be put on at the Isle Lakeside Park. At 6 p.m., a pre-concert discussion will be held with all artists. Finally, starting at 7 p.m., The Copper Street Brass will give a live concert performance set to digital projections of the community’s artistic creations. Weather permitting, this concert will also be held at the Isle Lakeside Park, or, in case of rain, the Isle High School.
Describing themselves as “The Evolution of the Brass Quintet,” The Copper Street Brass is a musical ensemble who host a variety of concerts and educational programs in schools and communities throughout the country. Instruments featured in the ensemble include brass, keyboard, guitar, percussion and electronic instruments. The group’s repertoire forgoes traditional categories to span genres. They “approach performing and teaching not as a ‘Brass Quintet,’ but as a group of musicians with a message to share.”
Seats for the afternoon’s art class are limited. Those who are interested should contact Linda Dahlen at (320) 676-3887 or (651) 247-2771, or via email at LindaKD@frontier.com.