Solstice Show Explores Suffering, Empathy, Community December 21 at the Arts Center of Saint Peter

    December 2nd, 2019

    The Longest Night - Solstice with Mary Traxler
    The Longest Night – Solstice with Mary Traxler

    SAINT PETER, MINN. – St. Peter-based musician and visual artist Mary Traxler explores “moments in life that feel like a very long night” in her second annual show of originals and covers on Saturday, December 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Arts Center of Saint Peter.

    “When we feel together, a particular space of quiet liberation can be found. It feels crucial to find this space together, if we’re going to grow community empathy,” Traxler says. The one-time performance will showcase Traxler’s original compositions, and guest musicians sharing the stage for covers of music made popular by Ella Fitzgerald, Lady Gaga, Joni Mitchell, and Gillian Welch, and others.

    Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cash refreshments by Patrick’s on Third and Morgan Creek Vineyards, viewing of the Arts Center’s current exhibition—the Wood Engraver’s Network Traveling Triennial—and new work in the gallery shop. Music begins at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10, no advance sales.

    Since 1979, the Arts Center of Saint Peter has hosted performances, classes, and exhibits showcasing regional and national artists. The Arts Center’s galleries are free, wheelchair-accessible, and open to the public every Wednesday through