Creating An Easter Tree with Rosemary

Easter Class with Rosemary Glesener | April 2021

We have been anticipating Spring’s return; Happy Spring, Happy Easter to everyone! We thought a wonderful way to celebrate is to design a stylized German “Osterbaum” translated in English means Easter Tree. This tradition is centuries old and has been adopted by many. The egg is an ancient symbol of life and rebirth universally and across cultures. In China, red-dyed eggs are given at a baby’s naming ceremony and on birthdays symbolizing joy, prosperity, good fortune and renewed life. In Mexico, cascarones, made usually at Easter are dyed eggs filled with confetti. These dyed, confetti filled, chicken eggs symbolize rebirth and Jesus’s Resurrection. When a person gets hit by the confetti filled egg a wish of good luck follows. Pysanka is the Ukrainian Easter Egg using a wax resistant method of dyeing. Early Christians in Mesopotamia dyed eggs red symbolizing the blood of Christ and the Resurrection.  Art Eggs of some Native American traditions celebrate the Creator and Creation marking a new beginning and the energy of revival.

For more information on the art of egg decoration on YouTube:

How to Make Pysanka Eggs by Rebecca Watson

How to Make Cascarones for Easter Confetti Eggs by Tiny Teachers

For more detailed information from the Library of Congress

Have an enriching, renewing and blessed Easter!


Celeste Suter Exhibition - February 2023

Fiber Art | "Mystical Mandala"

Justin Beck Exhibition - March 2023


Youth Art Classes Begin - March 2023

Perspective Classes begin and registration for Youth Art Camp continues, visit here for more information.

Bradley Donner Exhibition- April 2023

Wildlife Painting

Earth Day Celebration - April 22, 2023

Join us for creative activities in celebration of Earth Day! More info to come.

Bonnie Lipinski Smith Exhibtion - May 2023

Watercolor & Color Pencil

Farmers and Artisan Market Opens - May 31st, 2023

Join us from 4-7pm for the opening day of the 2023 Market Season! 

Adam and Jessica Preuss - June 2023

Andy Kahmann Exhibition & The Second Coming of Kahmanns - July 2023

Andy Kahmann's Letterpress Printing | Patsy Kahmann Book Signing & Reading | Karl Kahmann Book Reading | Jim Kahmann "My Life in Baseball" Book Reading

ACTS & MBW Adult Day Services Exhibition - August 2023

Multi Media Exhibition

Artisan & Farmers Market Finale - August 30, 2023

Tales from the Tall Grass Prairie Writers Composition Readings | Outdoor Market Art Exhibition | Movie Night after the Market

Yellowstone Trail Quilters Exhibition - September 2023

Yellowstone Trail Sociability Run will also take place this month.

Bill van der Hagen Exhibition- October 2023

Photography | Birds and Waterfowl

David Adams Exhibition- November 2023


The Old Fashioned Christmas Market- December 1, 2023

Local gift vendors, Santa, kids activities, horse drawn wagon rides, campfire and warm a Hallmark movie in real life.


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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.