Spirit of Bourbon
Thursday, December 3
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Join us for a night of Bourbon Tastings, Education, Small Plates, and Dessert!

Sample more than 14 Bourbons in a sophisticated and elegant environment with an array of foods that greatly enhance the evening’s enjoyment.  Register Today

Doug Baade from Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly handpicked the Bourbons. Doug will pour and share information on the limited release Bourbons.

Representatives from Diageo, Jim Beam, and Heaven Hills Distilleries will serve and share information on the Bourbons.   A professional Mixologist will show you how to make Bourbon drinks for the holidays. Desserts provided by Delicately Delicious.

I.W. Harper Bourbon,
Orphan Barrel Series,
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof,
E.H. Taylor,
Four Roses Single Barrel

High Tea at the Museum

Serving a traditional High Tea including:
Your choice of four teas selected for the season, a variety of savory sandwiches, scones, and desserts. Complimentary champagne or non-alcoholic sparkling drink.

Christmas High Teas

December 11, 3 pm
December 12, 3 pm SOLD OUT

Conversations with Artists
What does it mean to be creative and how does one turn a creative vision into art?  Or for that matter, how does creativity make our lives meaningful and interesting.  Monthly through April, on the 3rd Thursday of the month, we will explore this idea through the eyes of local artists.

The evening begins with a bowl of hot soup followed by the story the speaker’s creative journey. A question and answer period and open discussion follow.
$15 per person  
With generous grant support from

December 17, 2015, 6:30 pm
Sheri Bestor, Founder NSAA
An Artist’s Tool Box

Get a glimpse inside Sheri’s Artist Tool Box, where you’ll learn what tools aid her in her creative business endeavors. Sheri is the founder of several arts related companies, including Balancing Arts Yoga and Well Being Studio, Moon Tide Designs, and Willow Words Literary Agency. She founded North Shore Academy of the Arts, Stagekids, and Co-founded the Arts Mill.  She is a published author of both books and magazine articles, with her most recent picture book to be released in spring of 2016.

As a teacher at heart, Sheri strives to make her presentations inspire. With a bit of an interactive approach, the attendees will leave with takeaway tips that Sheri hopes can be applied to their own creative endeavors.

“My creative endeavors are inspired by nature, driven by passion, and sustained by curiosity and wonder.”  
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January 21, 2016, 6:30 pm
Gina Litherland, Artist, Painter

Gina Litherland's detailed, narrative oil paintings on panel weave together childhood memories, the natural world, folklore, and images from literature. Her most recent body of work explores the work of the Brontës, European Romantic literature, and the Brothers Grimm.
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February 18, 2016, 6:30 pm
Mary Mendla
Abstract Minimalist Paintings, Fiber Art, and Apparel 

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Mary Mendla has been on a creative journey throughout her life that has led her in many directions; painting, teaching, fabric surface design, sculptural fiber art, apparel design, and business.  These all come together to create a flow that enriches each medium or activity.  Mary will speak about her life’s path which is filled with the richness of creativity.

March 17, 2016, 6:30 pm
Hal Rammel

Visual artist and musician Hal Rammel has been involved in the creative arts for the past 45 years.  His work as a visual artist encompasses drawing, sculpture and collage, cartooning, and photography (pinhole and alternative cameraless processes). 

April 21, 2015, 6:30 pm
Susan and John Nickelson, Frogwater Band
Celtic, Bluegrass, Blues, Ragtime, Regional Instrumental Dance

John (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin) & Susan (Vocals, Viola, Mandolin) are particularly influenced by their love of  Irish & Scottish music. The Milwaukee live music community recognizes John and Susan as being among the most accomplished Musicians in the area. Their passion for their music is evident on stage. The intoxicating blend of their energy and style of music is sure to engage. Frogwater music.

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