Camille LeFevre has been practicing arts journalism for more than 30 years, and has written on the arts for almost every publication (print and on-line) in the Twin Cities, as well as for numerous national publications. She is currently the editor of The Line (thelinemedia.com), an online publication about the creative economy of the Twin Cities. She also positions and crafts communications material (press releases, brochures, website content, proposals) for educational institutions, dance companies and architectural firms.
She was the dance critic for the StarTribune for 10 years, and has written about dance for Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine, Pioneer Press, Minnpost.com, MNartists.org and The World and I. She covers the visual arts for City Pages and Mnartists.org, and has curated three art exhibitions—with more planned in 2015. She loves facilitating panel discussions on the visual arts, curation and social engagement.
She is the author of Charles R. Stinson Architects: Compositions in Nature, and The Dance Bible (a book for high school and college students). She teaches arts-journalism senior seminars and iPad app conceptualization courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, and has taught a course on cyborg anthropology in the graduate school. She’s presented her interdisciplinary scholarship on site-specific dance, the ballerina as cyborg, human-technological hybridity in visual culture, and movement in popular culture at conferences sponsored by the Society of Dance History Scholars, Congress on Research in Dance, and Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
She has been an arts commentator for Minnesota Public Radio, KFAI Radio and TPT’s “Minnesota Original.” She was the founding Arts Editor of Metro Magazine where she covered visual arts, music, architecture, dance and theater. A long-time contributor to Architecture Minnesota, she edited the magazine for five years, and writes on architecture and design for Architect, Architectural Record, Metropolis, Architects’ Newspaper and other national publications. In 2009, she received her interdisciplinary Master of Liberal Studies degree from the University of Minnesota, which integrated research and theory from art history, visual culture, critical media studies, dance and film.
Recently I've been engaging with the visual arts, a thrilling development in my ongoing career in the arts.
Here is a sample of my recent activities.
Panel facilitator/coordinator: "Artist-Curated Spaces and Projects." Form+Content Gallery, 10/22/2014.
Curator, "Gesture/Movement." Traffic Zone Gallery, 5/2014
Panel facilitator/coordinator: "The Value of Abstraction." Kolman & Pryor Gallery, 10/23/2013
Curator, "Patrick Kolman Pryor: New Drawings and Paintings." Verve Realty, 1/2014.
Curator, "City Seen," photography by Heidi Swanson. UrbanVillage SalonSpa, 9/2013.