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On display August 7 - September 25, Special reception on August 7.: Dutcher Family Art Show

As the old saying goes, the family that makes art together, stays together. Wait, what? Although this might not be an adage we often hear, it is proven that engaging in creative activities can strengthen bonds and promote open channels of communication. The Dutcher family show includes works by John Cline Elementary art teacher Erik Dutcher along with those by Erik’s mom, sister, and uncle and opens with a public reception for the artists on the First Friday in August.

The show remains on display through the end of September and can be viewed during ArtHaus’ regular hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am – 2pm.

In Concert: Contratopia

Contratopia

Since their first tour in March 2000, Contratopia has played its upbeat acoustic instrumental music for hundreds of contra dances and waltz events around the country. The band is composed of Erik Sessions (fiddle), Patrice Pakiz (piano, oboe, percussion), Pat O’Loughlin (english concertina and banjo) and John Goodin (mandolin and guitar).

Contratopia concert performances are usually short pre-dance events but this show in Decorah, Iowa – home to Erik and John – will be a rare chance to hear the band play jigs, reels, airs and waltzes without the distraction of a dance caller. Pat, Patrice, Erik and John will feature original tunes from their recent Riff City CD along with plenty of old favorites.

In case of inclement weather, Contratopia will perform inside ArtHaus proper at 508 W Water St. Advance tickets will be available at ArtHaus or the Oneota Community Coop. Tickets can also be purchased the night of.

In Concert: Katie Dahl & Rich Higdon

Katie Dahl

This Wisconsin Door County duo entertained and enthralled audiences with their unique sound and lively banter for an ArtHaus benefit concert this past January. We’re bringing them back to take the stage in the courtyard adjacent to ArtHaus Studio, expanding our seating and bringing their sound outdoors to fill the late summer air.

In case of inclement weather, Katie and Rich will perform inside ArtHaus proper at 508 W Water St. Advance tickets will be available at ArtHaus or the Oneota Community Coop. Tickets can also be purchased the night of.

In Concert: Lehto & Wright

letho&wright

With with music that challenges the boundaries of the traditional folk genre, the Celtic-American, folk-rock band Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues from the Irish, English and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary guitar-based arrangements, Lehto & Wright have taken a fresh approach to the world of folk and folk rock. Crowds will recognize musician John Wright, one of the four members of Decorah favorite, Galatic Cowboy Orchestra.

In case of inclement weather, Lehto & Wright will perform inside ArtHaus proper at 508 W Water St. Advance tickets will be available at ArtHaus or the Oneota Community Coop. Tickets can also be purchased the night of.