Saturday, May 18, 2013
Caponi art park will hold a summer artist series targeted at children and their families every Tuesday morning between June and August.
Caponi Art Park will be holding an outdoor summer artist series every Tuesday morning in June, July and August. The "Family Fun Tuesdays" programming is designed for children age 3 to 12 and their parents. The series seeks to show the connection between different cultures' artistic styles as they change over time, and it will include music, dance and stories from Mexico, the Caribbean and the United States. Families are encouraged to stay after the performances to explore the art park or enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawn. Caponi Art Park has more: Childcare and schools groups must call ahead for space availability and fees. All events take place Tuesday mornings from 10 – 11 a.m. in the sculpture garden. A $4 per person donation is …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Visitors will be able to explore Caponi Art Park and enjoy ongoing art activities for all ages, including a craft scavenger hunt and word walk in the sculpture garden.
After a delay due to unfavorable weather, Caponi Art Park in Eagan will open its doors for the 2013 season by hosting a spring open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Visitors can explore Caponi Art Park and enjoy ongoing art activities for all ages, including a craft scavenger hunt and word walk in the sculpture garden. Snacks and refreshments will be served and self-guided tour booklets will be available on a first come, first served basis. Park staff will also be on hand to answer questions. In the event of poor weather, the spring open house will be canceled. Weather-related announcements will be made via the park’s website, E-newsletter, and Facebook page.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The art park will host workshops and a photo contest this summer along with a Family Portraiture Day.
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Caponi Art Park. In its 6th year, Caponi Art Park and Learning Center’s photography program, sponsored by Legacy Creative Images, continues to offer resources for aspiring photographers of all ages. In addition to the annual photo contest culminating with a gallery exhibition, Caponi Art Park’s photography program also includes a workshop for beginner photographers, a class about storing digital images, and Family Portraiture Day. Beginning May 18 through October 6, all are invited to submit up to five images taken at Caponi Art Park during 2013. Select photographs will be displayed at the Caponi Art Park Photography Exhibition at the Eagan Community Center this winter. Photographers of …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Caponi Art Park in Eagan announced on Friday that the opening of the park, planned for May 1, will be postponed until May 18.
The unusually foul spring weather has claimed another victim. Caponi Art Park in Eagan announced on Friday that the opening of the park, planned for May 1, will be postponed until May 18. Consistent snow and cold temperatures have so far prevented park officials from performed needed spring maintenance, according to a news release issued by the park. As a result of the delayed opening, the park's annual Poets in the Park Teen Poetry Slam—scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, will be moved indoors to the Wescott Library in Eagan. The park still plans to host a free open house for families from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday Mary 18 to kick off the 20133 season, the news release said. Visitors will be able to explore Caponi Art Park and …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Caponi Art Park is hosting several poetry-related activities in April and May.
This month (and early next month) Caponi Art Park is hosting a poetry jam, a film screening, and the annual Poets in the Park Teen Poetry Slam in celebration of National Poetry Month. Caponi has more in a press release: In celebration of National Poetry Month, Caponi Art Park and Learning Center will host poetry programming for aspiring teen poets in collaboration with the School of Environmental Studies, Dakota County Library, and the Apple Valley Teen Center. All poetry programs are sponsored by Valley Natural Foods. In its 10th year of the partnership, Caponi Art Park is working with two senior students at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley to coordinate teen poetry slam programming. Organizing the program with Caponi …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Winners will have their poems published on the Dakota County Library website and will be recognized at a series of events this spring.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Dakota County. Dakota County Library’s annual poetry contest will celebrate all kinds of poetry—from haiku to free verse and odes to sonnets. Poets of all ages are invited to obtain an entry form online and submit an original poem to any of the Dakota County Library locations during the month of April. First-, second- and third-place winners will be awarded in five different age groups: children 6–8, children 9–11, teens 12–14, teens 15–18 and adults. Winners will have their poems published on the Dakota County Library website, and will be recognized at the following events: Children’s Poetry Night Open Mic Rewards will be given to children who read one of their favorite poems or an …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
On Jan. 29, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council awarded $215,730 in funding to a handful of organizations as part of its Arts Learning program.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Eagan's Caponi Art Park was one of 23 organizations statewide to receive Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) grant funding this month. On Jan. 29, the MRAC awarded $215,730 in grants to organizations as part of its Arts Learning program. Caponi Art Park received $9,950 of that total to fund its Family Fun Tuesdays program, which includes 13 weekly interactive performances and workshops for inter-generational audiences. The purpose of the MRAC's Arts Learning grant program is to cultivate creativity and deepen arts knowledge for children, youth and adults by engaging people in extended arts experiences, according to a press release …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
On Tuesday, the council unanimously agreed to enter into a joint purchase agreement with Dakota County to buy 27.12 acres of the park. The decision ensures the entirety of the park will remain intact and preserved.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us A question that has loomed over Caponi Art Park for decades was finally resolved on Tuesday night, when the Eagan City Council approved a joint purchase agreement that will preserve the entirety of the park and its legacy for years to come. The council voted unanimously to purchase 27.12 acres of the 57-acre park for $800,000—a cost that will be split equally by Dakota County and the city. Eagan already owns the remaining acreage, which was purchased in 2005. Tuesday's decision means that park proponents and 91-year-old park founder Tony Caponi can rest easy. The final closing date for the purchase must occur on or before Dec. 31, 2014. …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Eagan City Council may take additional disciplinary action against a local bar and restaurant for having four alcohol compliance infractions in three years.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us The Eagan City Council will convene at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night at City Hall to hold a regular meeting. Here's a preview of a selection of agenda items the council is expected to discuss. For a full agenda, click here.