by aE Issue 38.2: Facing Forward   February 26, 2009

Highlights include a look into Minnesota's shadow gallery circuit, a defense of difficult art, and a look at the quiet revival of painterly portraiture

In this Issue: Facing Forward

If you've poked around on the homepage in the last week or so, you likely noticed a few changes. The overall layout has been spruced up-bigger pictures and a new image slideshow grace each feature article, the front page headlines and collections have a splashier presentation. We couldn't be happier with the results, because these changes are going to make it even easier for you to find the content you'll be interested in. But we're not done yet. This is just the beginning of what will be a months-long enhancement process for So, keep your eyes open. There are lots more improvements you'll notice in the months to come: more opportunities for engaging with and responding to the writing and artwork on the site, as well as more efficient ways for artists to easily tap a variety of practical and professional resources.  

PLUS: See a free show by Dirty Projectors' front-man David Longstreth, co-presented by and the Whole Music Club as part of the U of MN's Making Music series