Dec 20, 2004
For the Brave: Dancing the Nutcracker
Lightsey Darst sees productions of "The Nutcracker"--really sees them. They remind her of her own experiences with this venerable event.
Nov 7, 2004
What You Said: mnartists.org 2004 member survey
Results of the 2004 member survey are in, and you can read them here! This fall, mnartists.org undertook its second on-line member survey. Thanks to all of you: we received over 650 responses. A summary follows, with a link to the survey itself.
Nov 1, 2004
Artist Profile: Jon Neuse
Kim Surkan went to Minnesota artist Jon Neuse's studio to talk to him about the process he follows through his monoprints.
Oct 19, 2004
Slumber, Duluth: A Festival of Dozing
Chris Godsey goes deep into the talent pool to find out what's happening with Slumber Duluth, an all-night festival of sound and music.
Oct 18, 2004
The Spirit of Holy Cow
Jean Sramek spoke to Jim Perlman about his remarkable publishing house, Holy Cow Press. In case you're wondering, the name came to him in a dream.
Oct 10, 2004
Profile of a Printmaker: Cecilia Lieder
Julia Durst describes the life and work of Cecilia Lieder, a printmaker and gallerist in Duluth, one of the founders of the Northern Print Alliance, which opens a new show October 14.
Aug 15, 2004
Fringe Diary II: On Stage
Here's Lightsey Darst's second installment of her Fringe Diary--the performance and its aftermaths.
Aug 7, 2004
Fringe Diary: Rehearsal
Lightsey Darst is dancing in the Fringe--here' s her take on what it feels like to move from the audience to the stage.
Jul 29, 2004
3 Art Fairs in August
Dean J. Seal
Dean Seal introduces three very different street art fairs, all of them happening at the same time. Now that summer may finally be here, it's time to get out and enjoy it.
Jul 19, 2004
Chris Godsey explores the richest trove of graffiti in the north. Is it public art?
Jul 9, 2004
Trialogue: Thomas O'Sullivan on Cy Thao
Thomas O'Sullivan did a Trialogue talk at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on the work of Cy Thao, a series of 50 paintings that tell the story of the Hmong migrations.
Jun 19, 2004
How They Do It: Public Sculptors Myklebust and Sears
Amanda Vail, local arts writer and studio assistant to the sculpture partnership Andrea Myklebust and Stan Sears, describes some of the ways in which public sculpture gets made. Resources for artists follow.
Jun 19, 2004
The Fringe: Beginning, Middle, Without End
Jaime Kleiman does a history and preview of the Fringe Festival, upcoming this summer. Stay tuned to mnartists.org for coverage of the Fringe in all its colorful multiculti glory--we'll be running news about the shows and lots of reviews as it develops.
Jun 1, 2004
Sitting Around on University Avenue
Kim Surkan visits the new public art seating on University Avenue and talks to Jane Frees-Kluth (an mnartists.org member--see link below) about public art and permanence.
May 21, 2004
Imagining Peace on Hennepin Avenue
Jaime Kleiman thinks about what it might mean to follow the injunction of an artwork rather than merely to contemplate it.