“I’ve long joked with her that, like any of my good ideas I get, I’ve just stolen from anthropology,” McGrath says. “In a similar way to journalism, (it’s) about paying attention.”
This week’s picks include visual, performance and musical events across the Twin Cities.
“My editor told me that I should be very grateful that I started as a writer in Minnesota, because there are so many opportunities through the library system, through bookstores, through reviews, through book groups, that kind of thing,” Hart says. “We are a state that reads, and I think that’s really wonderful.”
September brings music, poetry and ceremonial arts events in the Twin Cities.
The folk rock duo is among the acts featured in the Water is Life Festival, which starts Sunday in Duluth.
An eclectic mix of soul, comedy and arts of all forms on tap for this weekend.
Szyhalski came up with the notion of investigating “extreme historical phenomena” in the 1990s. The concept was to acknowledge the experience of living through an “all consuming, massive epic event,” he says.
Peter Hook, an homage to Lorraine Hansberry in sculpture, plein air paintings of Iceland and more are on the docket for this week.
“Sonja Peterson: What the Trade Winds Brought” is on display through Sept. 11 at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona.
Indigenous music and storytelling, puppets, comic books and more are on the docket for this week.
The award-winning musician, cancer survivor and activist is performing at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen on Friday, Aug. 12.
Plus: ‘The Morning Dip,’ photography by Peggy Anderson at the Swedish Institute; reggae and more at a new music festival in Bloomington, and “Black Tongue” at Rosalux Gallery.
Agnes Woodward’s aunt instilled pride in her, and taught her to take up space as an Indigenous person.
Plus: The Northside Art Crawl kicks off Thursday, Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat” is on stage at the Guthrie, Pao Houa Her exhibits photographs at the Walker and Margot Bassett Silver has a Silversmith album release show.
“Confetti!” is more a contemporary-style circus: The story and the plot unfold through the narrative and are explained by way of choreography and theater, Betty Butler says.
Plus: “Hot off the Press” at Highpoint, Artepils fest at Utepils Brewing, Opera Under the Stars in Pershing Park and Venus DeMars at the 331 Club.
Cafesjian Baradaran grew up with the art that will be at the museum. “Every once in a while, the light would get in a certain way, and it would look like it was coming to life,” she says.
Plus: exhibits of two emerging Black Minnesota artists, International Day of Music in and around Orchestra Hall, Artaria performs the Razumovsky quartets, Dakota Spirit Walk at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary and an Asian American ‘Death of a Salesman’ at the Conn.
Even today, the majority of mainstream theaters in the United States continue to be led by white people. That reality leads to inevitable skewed power dynamics within the form.
Plus: new paintings by John Gaunt at Rosalux, Uniquinox’s puppet festival, ‘Warming Show’ outdoor concert and Japanese Breakfast at First Avenue.