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UROCK Poster Exhibit opens at Five Wings Gallery

The Five Wings Arts Council, in partnership with the St. Francis Music Center of Little Falls, announces the opening of the UROCK Poster Exhibit at the Five Wings Gallery in Staples.

The unique exhibit features the artwork created to promote the performances of the UROCK bands, a program of St. Francis Music Center. The exhibit will remain open to the public through Feb. 28.

A reception to honor the artists who have inspired, and those who created, the artwork will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Five Wings Gallery. Those attending the reception will be able to view the artwork, meet the artists, hear a UROCK band and enjoy snacks and beverages.

There is no admission fee for the reception.

Mark Turner, Five Wings Arts Council executive director, said, “We are excited to share these posters and tell the story of the innovative program that inspired them.”

UROCK is a summer music camp for young people who have always dreamed of being in a band. Offered by St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls, UROCK students work closely with professional musicians to learn the basics of being in a band, including musicianship, business skills, technical mastery and how to perform together and make the music work.

St. Francis Music Center is a community school for the arts sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, serving the region since 1979, providing private and group classes, as well as performing opportunities for more than 500 people each year.

More than 5,000 people from throughout the region benefit as audience members from their concerts, recitals and festivals each year.

For more information about UROCK or other St. Francis Music Center programs, call 320-632-0637.

The Five Wings Arts Council is one of 11 regional arts councils in Minnesota, whose mission is to encourage and promote arts creation, appreciation and education through grant programs and technical assistance to enhance the quality of life for Minnesota residents in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties. Funding for this exhibit and the UROCK program comes from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota through the Five Wings Arts Council.

For more information, call 877-654-2166 or email

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