Jun 11, 2007
Jack Becker and The Many Lives of Forecast Public Artworks
Americans for the Arts has presented its Public Art Award to “Public Art Review” magazine for outstanding service to the field—a fine start to Forecast’s 30th anniversary celebration. Read on for Forecast’s “origin story.”
Oct 16, 2006
Interview: Ana Lois-Borzi Talks About Urbia
Patricia Briggs spoke with Ana Lois-Borzi about her show inaugurating the new Thomas Barry Fine Arts location, at 530 N. 3rd Street in Minneapolis. Ana is pursuing the quotidian city, it seems. See the show through October 21.
Nov 29, 2005
Making Justice: An Interview with Teresa Konechne
Shannon Gibney sits down with local filmmaker Teresa Konechne, creator of the award-winning documentary "This Black Soil," to get her thoughts on the rewards – and challenges – of making art that is intrinsically tied to social justice.
Oct 12, 2005
Radio mnartists: Melody Gilbert
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with Melody Gilbert.
Oct 7, 2005
Radio mnartists: Bill Cottman
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with Bill Cottman.
Sep 27, 2005
Radio mnartists: Jane Evershed
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with Jane Evershed.
Sep 23, 2005
Radio mnartists: Dave King
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with avant-garde jazz drummer Dave King.
Sep 16, 2005
Radio mnartists: Gao Hong
Winner of Innovate mnartists.org contest, producer Marya Morstad introduces “Radio mnartists,” a series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with pipa player Gao Hong here.
Nov 24, 2004
A Different Side to the War: Interview with Shannon Bates
Shannon Keogh did this interview with a young soldier home on leave from Iraq who does photography in the desert--not combat photography, but photos of the daily scene at her base camp and elsewhere. She has a website on mnartists.org
Mar 10, 2004
Interview: Christian McShane
The following is a special feature for Youth Art Month--we'll have more of these as the month progresses. The interviewer, Erik Kalstrom, is a student at Harbor City International School in Duluth.
Mar 26, 2003
Douglas Padilla on Art and Passion
This interview with Douglas Padilla, one of the several souls of the Minnesota artworld, was conducted largely by email and partly in coversation. Klefstad's questions are numbered, and Padilla's responses are in bold.
Jan 27, 2003
Chris Osgood: Flight School for Artists
Ann Klefstad talks to Chris Osgood, director of Springboard for the Arts (formerly Resources and Counseling in the Arts), a man who has spoken to thousands of artists across all media about how to survive in the arts.
Dec 3, 2002
Launch Celebration Participants: Patrick Scully
Patrick Scully, impresario of Patrick's Cabaret and artist, talks to Ann Klefstad about art, the Web, mnartists, and presence. Patrick will MC the launch celebration on Thursday, December 5, from 7:30-11 PM in Gallery 8 at the Walker Art Center.
Dec 3, 2002
Launch Celebration Participants: T. Mychael Rambo
T. Mychael Rambo, writer and musician, will be performing at the Walker Art Center on Thursday for our new launch celebration. Here he speaks about mnartists.org, theater in Minnesota, and his work.
Dec 3, 2002
Launch Celebration Participants: Prudence Johnson
The extraordinary singer Prudence Johnson will perform at the mnartists.org launch celebration in Gallery 8 at the Walker this Thursday at 7:30. Here she talks about the vitality of Minnesota arts and her upcoming and current projects.
Dec 1, 2002
Art and Media: Brad Nelson and Allen Fields
A Duluth journalist and musician and the director of the Minnesota Ballet share their views. (This is a reprint of a piece published in December 2002, addressing an issue that's heating up now, as newspapers cut arts writers and coverage dwindles.)
Nov 18, 2002
Art and Media: Alan Sparhawk
Our second interview in this series concerning the relationship of art and media is with Alan Sparhawk of the band Low.
Nov 11, 2002
Art and Media: Jon Spayde
Art and media. Quick--define both concepts and describe how they coexist. Provide examples and analysis to support your position. Be witty, sound smart, and make your peers proud.
Oct 2, 2002
In pursuit of broader ideas of "performance," Ann Klefstad spoke with Steve Dietz, the curator of new media at the Walker Art Center, about his life and works.
Jun 14, 2002
Minnesota artist Jean Humke is a sculptor, installation and environmental artist, curator, and community organizer. She spoke to arts writer Michael Fallon about her ideas on community in relation to art.