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Local artist captures mood of jazz and blues – on canvas

Leaving the Park Square Theatre after a terrific “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” last April, I noticed a small display of paintings in the lobby. One I recognized immediately was a portrait of singer Debbie Duncan.

Walker Art Center: What, exactly, is an artist book?

Rosemary Furtak, the Walker Art Center’s librarian of 25 years, defines artist books as those that “refuse to behave like a book … books that have no pages, books that refuse to open … Design: the artist’s workshop

Does the nature of an artist’s location — the building, the neighborhood or, even, their online “home” — affect the creation of their artwork? Christie Wells explores.FROM MNARTISTS.ORG