Wildwood Artist Series

About Us


The success of the Wildwood Artist Series is based largely on the dedicated services of its volunteers. We are looking for persons to serve in the areas of Corresponding Secretary, Vice President, Marketing and Publicity, Fund Raising, and Grant Writing. If you are interested in any of these positions, please call 651-605-1124.

Julie Molitor - President
Anthony Vosooney - Treasurer
Ellie Bruner - President Emerita
David Bennett - MAEF representative
Staci Bennett - MHS Band and Choir Student Liaison
Julie Conzemius - Member at Large/Music faculty
Donna Ernster - Member at Large
Roxanne Hardy - Member at Large
Dennis Joslyn - Technical Director
Rhiannon O'Connor - Ticket Chair, Tickets
Kim Ozzello - Assistant Treasurer
Lucy Payne - Member at Large
Rob Pontious - Digital Support/Music faculty
Kathy Schwister - School Residencies
Kelly Unger - Programs

The Wildwood Artist Series is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1990 as a committee of the Mahtomedi Area Educational Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt foundation. The goal of Wildwood Artist Series is to present quality, diverse, family-appropriate arts events, and to encourage an appreciation of the fine arts in the community.

A small group of volunteers collaborates to make the series sensational year after year, and each person's passion for the arts is what ensures that every performance is special and enjoyable for all who come to watch.

Among the many notable entertainers who have performed on the Chautauqua Fine Arts Center stage are: Arlo Guthrie, The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats, Cirque Zuma Zuma, Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), John McCutcheon, Cherish the Ladies, Pat Donahue, Billy McLaughlin, The Okee Dokee Brothers, the Vienna Boys' Choir, and the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldier's Chorus ( the latter two were co-sponsorships with St. Andrew's Church and performed in their Sanctuary).

Providing educational opportunities in the performing arts is a primary goal of the Wildwood Artist Series. We have done so by awarding performing arts scholarships and by setting up educational outreach programs in the schools where students learn directly from performers on our evening series.

Click here to read more about the Ellen C. Bruner Professional Performing Artist Residency Program.