by Susannah Schouweiler, editor
October 6, 2008
With the election right around the corner, this month's features focus on art in the public (and political) sphere: Vote Yes!, the burgeoning art scene in Red Wing, and more.
What Light: Terri Ford
What Light: Terri Ford
We've got lots of good stuff for you in the coming weeks: there will be a selection of articles covering unexpected angles on art in the public square: from the up-and-coming community arts movement in Red Wing, MN to the ins and outs of the Vote Yes! initiative you'll be weighing in on come November. All that, and critical reviews of the new Jerome-winners' exhibition, the Tweed's exhibit of work by Frank Big Bear, Hot Ink
, the new comics art show at MMAA, and a preview of the TC Media Youth Network's upcoming film showcase.
PLUS: Red House Records at 25 Years, the evolution of music criticism from the page to the screen, the latest from ARENA dances and much more
New for the week of October 27, 2008
ESSAY: Is Red Wing the Artspot that Could, Or Will It Give Artists the Boot?
Writer Sari Gordon reports from the bucolic environs of Red Wing. As the area's arts scene takes off, residents find themselves at a crossroads: how important are artists to the health of the region's towns, and what are they willing to do about it?
ESSAY: Don't Go Into the Basement; or, Viewer as Victim
Jeffrey Kalstrom offers his True Account of the Haunted House in the Soap Factory basement. Through (of course) Halloween.
(A reprise of an article originally published in October 2007. This year's Haunted Basement at the Soap Factory
takes place nightly from 6 pm-midnight, through November 2. Tickets are $15)
(To come) THEATER: Theater Without Boundaries
Theater critic Christy DeSmith took in the first of this year's Naked Stages
performances, and she weighs in with some thoughts on the adventurous theater on stage this year. You can catch the second weekend's Naked Stages
line-up through the weekend of November 6-8.
What Light: This Week's Poem: Terri Ford
"The Bold Soul as the Last Abecedarian" by Terri Ford was selected by poet Maria Damon. ALSO: What Light is seeking more of your poems for a new round in this series! (Deadline: October 31)
mnSPIN: This Week's Playlist: Jim M, Lookbook & Military Special
This week listen to a playlist of three winning tracks by Jim M (chosen by hip hop scholar and president of Emetrece Productions
Melisa Rivière), Lookbook (chosen by Radio K Music Director Dana Raidt), and Military Special (chosen by City Pages
Music Editor Andrea Myers).
FEATURED COLLECTION: 3-Minute Egg - "the Twin Cities art seen"
Browse through a sampling of episodes from a daily videoblog focusing on Twin Cities artists and their work, hosted and produced by journalist Matt Peiken.
A Red Wing boot, a recent public art project in honor of the town's most famous industry ("Wheels to Nowhere," photo by Sari Gordon)