1. August Wisdom Series: Kerri Miller

    In partnership with the Women’s Foundation, The Lynhall is pleased to present the third installment of The Wisdom Series with MPR News Host Kerri Miller.

    Tickets are $25, with proceeds benefiting The Young Women’s Initiative of MN.

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    About Kerri Miller

    Kerri Miller is a political reporter at KSTP-TV and KARE-TV. Joined MPR as a host of MPR News with Kerri Miller and Talking Volumes in 2004.

    Working on an audiobook for Tweens about best friends who are changing the world.

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  2. September Wisdom Series: R.T. Rybak

    In partnership with the Women’s Foundation, The Lynhall is pleased to present the fourth installment of The Wisdom Series with President and CEO of the Minneapolis Foundation and former Mayor of Minneapolis R.T. Rybak.

    Tickets are $25, with proceeds benefiting The Young Women’s Initiative of MN.

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    About R.T. Rybak

    R.T. Rybak has served as President and CEO of The Minneapolis Foundation since July of 2016.

    As leader of one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the country, Rybak oversees the management of nearly $800 million in assets; the administration of more than 1,200 charitable funds created by individuals, families, and businesses; and the average annual distribution of more than $70 million in grants.

    A Minneapolis native, R.T. Rybak spent almost 30 years working in journalism, the commercial real estate business, publishing and the Internet before being elected mayor of Minneapolis (2002-2013) in his first run for public office. Most recently he served as Executive Director of Generation Next a coalition of civic, business and school leaders focused on closing the racial achievement gap in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

    He is the author of “Pothole Confidential” about his 12 years as Mayor of Minneapolis. He and his wife Megan O’Hara, have two grown children.

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  3. Private Dinner and Auction with Jeffrey T. Larson

    This summer The Lynhall is pleased to feature artist Jeffrey T. Larson, whose work is currently on display in The Linney and Ambleside Room. Jeffrey trained in the manner of the Old Masters at the prestigious Atelier Lack, a studio/school whose traditions and training methods reach back through impressionism and the 19th centuries French academies. He followed his four-year formal training with museum study in the United States and abroad. Recently he founded The Great Lakes Academy of Fine Arts—a small, private four-year classical painting training/apprenticeship focusing on training individuals in Classical Impressionism.

    The Lynhall is pleased to partner with Jeffrey for three exciting events in the months of June and September:


    Artist Reception for Jeffrey T. Larson

    Saturday, June 30, 6-9p
    Cost: Free

    Join us for a free  artist reception in The Linney Studio on June 30th where you can meet Jeffrey and view his recent work and learn about The Great Lakes Academy of Fine Arts. Jeffrey’s work will remain on display throughout the months of June and July with descriptions and pricing available.

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    Private Dinner and Auction with Artist Jeffrey T. Larson

    Saturday, September 29, 6-8p
    Cost: $100 (includes $25 donation to GLAFA)

    Jeffrey will return to The Linney Studio on September 29th where he will provide a free live demonstration class throughout the day followed by a ticketed, three-course dinner with wine that evening. Following the dinner, ticketed guests will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase the artwork painted that day in a live auction with proceeds benefitting The Great Lakes Academy of Fine Arts.

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    Learn more about Jeffrey Larson at: http://jeffreytlarson.com/

    Learn more about the Great Lakes Academy of Fine Arts at: http://greatlakesacademyoffineart.com/

     

  4. October Wisdom Series: Alan Page

    In partnership with the Women’s Foundation, The Lynhall is pleased to present the fifth installment of The Wisdom Series with Former MN Supreme Court Justice and Professional Football Player Alan Page.

    Tickets are $25, with proceeds benefiting The Young Women’s Initiative of MN.

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    About Alan Page

    Alan C. Page was born August 7, 1945, in Canton, Ohio. He graduated from Canton Central Catholic High School in 1963, and received his B.A. in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1967 and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1978.

    After graduating from law school, Alan Page worked as an attorney for a law firm in Minneapolis, then served seven years as an attorney in the office of the Minnesota Attorney General.

    He sought election to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1992 and won, becoming the first African American on the court and one of the few associate justices ever to join the court initially through election, rather than appointment by the governor. When Justice Page was reelected in 1998, he became the biggest vote-getter in Minnesota history. He was reelected in 2004 and 2010 and served until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 2015.

    Law was Alan Page’s second career; he was first known for his skills in football both in college and in the NFL. At Notre Dame, Alan Page led the school’s storied football program to the 1966 national championship, and in 1993 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

    Alan Page was a first-round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings in 1967 and he played for the Vikings until 1978. The last three years of his football career were with the Chicago Bears, 1978–1981. During his career, Alan Page played in 218 consecutive games, earning All-Pro honors six times, and was voted to nine consecutive Pro Bowls. In 1971 he was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, becoming only the second defensive player in history to be named MVP. In 1988 Alan Page was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    Also in 1988, Justice Page and his wife Diane founded the Page Education Foundation, which assists Minnesota students of color in their pursuit of post-secondary education. To date, the foundation has awarded $14 million in grants to 6,750 students.

    Justice Page and his daughter, Kamie Page, have written three children’s picture books, The Invisible You (2014), Alan and His Perfectly Pointy Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky (2013), and Grandpa Alan’s Sugar Shack (2017).

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  5. November Wisdom Series: Lynne Rosetto Kasper

    In partnership with the Women’s Foundation, The Lynhall is pleased to present the fifth installment of The Wisdom Series with Food Writer and Radio Journalist Lynne Rossetto Kasper.

    Tickets are $25, with proceeds benefiting The Young Women’s Initiative of MN.

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    About Lynne Rossetto Kasper

    Lynne Rossetto Kasper recently retired from 22 years as co-creator and host of American Public Media’s The Splendid Table®. This ended her nearly 50-year career as a food writer, teacher, speaker on her duel loves of food history and how food is evolving in our lives today, and the unexpected finale as a broadcaster.

    In 1994 producer Sally Swift approached Lynne about doing a different sort of radio show on food. Like minds melded. Both saw food and cooking as far broader and deeper than solely a recipe. In 1995 Minnesota Public Radio aired The Splendid Table’s first broadcast.

    Listening week to week you’d hear a physicist talk about the connection between a cappuccino, the universe, and a Styrofoam cup. Francis Lam might be sharing his recipe for Weapons Grade Ratatouille. Anthony Bourdain, in his usual low-key style, would be laying out what would happen to American restaurants if all Mexican workers disappeared. Dr. Marion Nestle could be explaining why we should care about the Farm Bill.

    Lynne might be talking about the pros and cons of buying local, sustainable farming and whether organic food is worth the money. She could be revealing the three simple tools that automatically make us better cooks, and perhaps the art of hunting and gathering instead of cooking.

    Back to the beginning: In 1969, in New York Lynne never imagined a career in food. Yes, she and her husband, Frank, were cooking monthly Chinese banquets for friends, obsessively researching each dish. That led to teaching Chinese cooking (and a vivid understanding of how little she knew), which led to her fascination with nearly every dimension of food. In turn that became the career Lynne never expected.

    Constant learning over the years came from chefs needing a kitchen slave, the old time butcher who taught her how to cut and age meat, generous home cooks, the innovators rethinking how food works, scientists, and academics. The culmination was a 10-year odyssey in a little known region of northern Italy, Emilia-Romagna.

    Emilia-Romagna’s terrior dictated that this was the only place where Parmigiano Reggiano could be made, as well as the true balsamic vinegar, Parma ham and stunning hand-made pastas. The question was, “Why this food in this place?” The answers became a 10-year adventure.

    So Lynne’s first book became The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia-Romagna, the Heartland of Northern Italian Food. It was the first book to win both the James Beard and Julia Child/IACP Book of the Year Awards. It was followed by three more books, two of which were co-authored with producer Sally Swift.

    Often we can’t imagine the future and perhaps it’s best that way.
    A favorite quote from Steve Hoffman: “She has a tomato variety named after her, which is, appropriately, “intensely sweet, deep, and complex.”

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