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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art Most artists are none too thrilled if you sit on their sculptures. However, Miami artist Emmett Moore is one of the exceptions. Moore’s Points of Pine (2014) is currently sited in Collins Park as part of the Bass Museum of Art’s tc: temporary contemporary program, and the work […]

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By Renee Prola, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts It was the perfect night for dancing…sunny with a slight breeze and Rice Park was the perfect setting. A large group gathered by 6pm for Salsa lessons lead by Manny and Carmen Rubio, who were joined by their daughters. The Rubio family taught Salsa, Mambo, Cha […]

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By Dayna Martinez, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Hundreds of people boogied on down to Rice Park on July 10th for Summer Dance – man, it was Disco night! The weather was beautiful, and so were the people, as they learned some ‘far out’ dance moves from the Arthur Murray dance instructors.  And then, […]

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By Serlin Quah, ZERO1 Is meditation performative when a simple technical system is constructed to make visible the performer’s state of mind? This is the question that artist John Slepian asks as he experiments with a new kind of embodiment in the digital world. In Transcendence, the artist is literally levitated through the power of […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer A spark happens when extremes touch, a spark that ignites the radiance of music that endures, a spark that arises spontaneously in Bromas y Lamentos (Jests and Laments), a gourmet production of superlative originality and exquisiteness in which past and present harmoniously converge. Part of the XXIX International […]

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By Alisha Ebling, The Clay Studio As a part of The Clay Studio’s 40th Anniversary events, Iraqi war veterans and artists Ehren Tool and Jesse Albrecht transformed 1,000 pounds of clay into hundreds of military and war-themed cups while onlookers watched and interacted with the artists, provoking discussion on the cultural impact of art. In […]

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By Laura Quinlan, Rhythm Foundation After three years producing the monthly Big Night in Little Haiti, Rhythm Foundation director Laura Quinlan jumped at the chance to visit the source. Getting to know Little Haiti means falling in love with Haitian culture, and Laura was honored to join a National Performance Network cultural tour in Port-au-Prince […]

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By Mary Kerr, Creative Capital Taller means “workshop” in Spanish, so it was fitting that Creative Capital offered Taller profesional de desarollo para artistas at Taller Puertorriqueño in April in Philadelphia. Known as “The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia,” Taller Puertorriqueño is a community-based multidisciplinary arts organization whose work bridges European, African, Caribbean and Latino societies and cultures. They […]

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By Kirstin Wiegmann, Forecast Public Art Roosevelt High School, a public school located in the Standish-Ericsson neighborhood of South Minneapolis, has been quietly working on plans for a large scale outdoor sculpture for the school and the larger community. In collaboration with Forecast Public Art and artist Randy Walker, the Connections Gallery is a permanent […]

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By Jack Becker, Forecast Public Art  After months of planning with dozens of artists and creative business leaders in the neighborhood surrounding Forecast Public Art, the Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) was transformed on June 14 into a one-day pop-up cultural park to celebrate the launch of the new Green Line light rail connecting Minneapolis and […]

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