“Collective Investigation” is designed as a way to cull a library’s collection through an intuitive process of selection, then with a small group of other participants, working to highlight selections from the archive within a new collaboratively arranged document.
Plus: channeling Tina Turner in Dakota show; honoring the life and work of the late Jim Denomie; and music at 7th Street Entry.
From galleries to outdoor plays surrounded by woodland creatures, Door County is bursting with art, theater, and a strong sense of community.
Plus: New Latin American exhibit at Mia; The Head and the Heart performs in Waite Park; local artists and best friends open new exhibit; and more.
Aby Wolf and Eric Mayson have been in each other’s musical orbit for 10 years now. This week, the two are celebrating their multi-context collaborative relationship with a show called SMASHuP!
Plus: Blaine to unveil mural created by artists with disabilities; Sharon Bridgforth’s work at Pillsbury House; Tia Keobounpheng new exhibit at Mia; and more.
Argue’s chicken portraits take the various individual chickens from the original painting and blow them up to huge portraits in and of themselves. They are majestic and painterly, adorned with gnarly, extraneous wattles that drip from the heads of the chickens.
Plus: Local stars guest on “Island of Discarded Women” podcast; two pianos and two dancers; new exhibit at Soo Visual Arts Center; and more.
Cheri Johnson began writing what would become “The Girl in Duluth,” a novel that looks at the story of sex trafficking in Northern Minnesota from the eyes of a high school student.
Plus: A debut duo album from AJ Srubas & Rina Rossi; exploring disability through movement, performance; a quartet at kj’s hideaway; and more.
Deeply engaged in social justice issues and advocating for the Latinx community, she often brings a political bent to her work— at times bringing elements of iconography and symbolism to her multidisciplinary practice.
Plus: A play from “Succession” actor Arian Moayed; Hmong Arts Festival; live music in Loring Park; and more.
The mighty Mississippi often gets overlooked. It’s something we pass over on a highway or a street, but often isn’t used as a place for recreation and rejuvenation. Here are some ways MinnPost readers might find ways to connect to the river this summer.
Plus: A “bring your own art” event; a night of groovy music at the Turf Club; and an open dialogue among emerging curators.
“I was struck by how aware these young people are about this issue– not only in their lives, but in the lives of folks they know,” said Bukata Hayes, vice president of racial and health equity and chief equity officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Plus: AAPI Generations Conference; Tammy Ortegon’s 30years Reflect Back/30years Inspired Forward exhibit.
The title references the notion of bread as a commodity (and it’s use in vernacular language as a synonym for money), breath, especially in the wake of the pandemic when the act of breathing was dangerous, and the breadth of work that needs to be done toward healing from racial injustice.
Plus: “Three Decembers,” an opera about family, chosen family and secrets; The Isles Ensemble explores the challenges of mental illness; Kaleena Miller’s “Quartet.”
“Driftless: Sam Amidon and the Winona Symphony Orchestra” takes place Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Riverwalk Gardens of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona.
Plus: Bagatelles, Maksimal and Piano Quintet, emerging choreographers in Tapestries 7.0, “Emilia.”