MNO On The Go: August 2 – 9

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Uptown Art Fair

August 7 – 9

The Uptown Art Fair features professional works of art ranging from limited editions to one-of-a-kind treasures in each of 12 media including sculpture, painting, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, and more. Over 350 talented fine artists from around the world!

Click here for more info.

Powderhorn Art Fair

August 8 – 9

Powderhorn Art Fair, one of the finest juried regional art fairs in the country, celebrates artistic expression and community engagement. Set in a pastoral, 66-acre city park, Powderhorn Art Fair features 184 regional and national artists of varied disciplines, as well as a Community Showcase and Group Exhibitors from the Powderhorn area.

Click here for more info.

Loring Park Art Fair

August 8 – 9

The Loring Park Art Festival is produced by Artists for Artists LLP, an organization of experienced artists. The juried festival is a two day event in Loring Park near downtown Minneapolis. The hours are Saturday, 10-6 and Sunday 10-5.

Click here for more info.

First Thursdays Open Studios – NE Arts District

Thursday, July 2

First Thursdays in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is an Open Studio and Gallery Tour held the first Thursday of each month. Many NEMAA member artists and galleries open their doors and invite you into their studios. With a more relaxed atmosphere, this mini-Art-A-Whirl is a great experience for the art collector and browser.

Click here for more info.

2nd Saturdays – California Building Open Studios

Saturday, July 11 – 12 – 4 p.m.

The California Building in Northeast Minneapolis is a former grain mill turned studio building for working artists. As the first art studio building in the NE area, artists began renting studios here in the 80′s. The tenants include emerging, mid and late career artists in a variety of disciplines.

A haven for a diverse group of artists, the building is now open to the public for open studio tours and sales every month on the 2nd Saturday. Enjoy free parking.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

Friday, July 3, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

Caponi Art Park Summer Performance Series: Ragamala Dance Company: Sacred Earth

August 9, 6:30 p.m.

Sacred Earth explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environments that shape them. Dancers create a sacred space to honor the divinity in the natural world and the sustenance we derive from it. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth is co-Artistic Directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy’s singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man.

Click here for more info.

Radical Basketry Invitational

July 16 – August 22

This exhibition displays examples of exceptional work by local basket makers concurrent to the National Basketry Organization’s conference in the Twin Cities. The selection emphasizes work by basket makers that push the boundaries of traditional basket making.

Click here for more info.

Mill City Live: PaviElle

August 5, 6 – 8 p.m.

Mill City Live returns for its twelfth season with four outdoor concerts on Wednesday evenings in August. Set in the museum’s dramatic open air Ruin Courtyard, “Mill City Live” features four great evenings of outdoor music by top local artists. PaviElle French is a Neo Soul Vocalist, activist, dancer, and actress. In the past, PaviElle has taken the stage professionally as a vocalist, singer songwriter and spoken word artist.

Click here for more info.

New Work – Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke

Now through August 31

Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Low Lying Area, an exhibition of new work by Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke featuring a large-scale sculptural work by Rebecca and a suite of ink on paper paintings by Shana. The exhibition brings together the artists’ shared interest in the psychologies and complexities of domestic objects and spaces.

Click here for more info.

Minnesota Fringe Festival

July 30 – August 9

Fringe is an annual performing arts festival in the Twin Cities. For 11 days, over a thousand artists present works in every discipline and genre. No one selects the participating shows. Instead, a lottery determines which of over 400 applicants win production slots in the festival.

Click here for more info.

Artist Day Jobs: Emily Lynch – Painter/Math Teacher

MN Original and TPT present: Artist Day Jobs – A series about how artists make it work

Emily Lynch has found the perfect balance between working as a math teacher and incorporating her obsession with numbers and patterns into her paintings.

Find more of Emily’s work here.

The episode is the fourth in our series focusing on Minnesota artists who support their creative endeavors with interesting 9-5′s.

New episodes premiere Wednesdays at 10 a.m. More info here: http://bit.ly/1KrhEWr

Are YOU an artist with an interesting day job? Let us know on our Facebook page or on Twitter using #ArtistDayJobs.

MNO on the Go: July 26 – August 2

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Hot Metal Mold-Making at Franconia

July 29 – 30, 4 – 8 p.m.

Each​ ​summer​ ​Iron Artists from around the world​ ​join Franconia for a​ sizzling outdoor​ ​iron pour. Franconia invites you to​ ​participate​ ​​in this unique opportunity by scratching a block of sand that will be poured with molten iron, creating your very own iron sculpture after the​ ​Community Collaboration Hot Metal Pour on August 1s​t. ​

Click here for more info.

MN Fringe Festival

July 30 – August 9

Fringe is an annual performing arts festival in the Twin Cities. For 11 days, over a thousand artists present works in every discipline and genre. No one selects the participating shows. Instead, a lottery determines which of over 400 applicants win production slots in the festival.

Click here for more info.

Circus Juventas Summer Spectacular: 1001 Nights

July 31 – August 16

What started as a desperate ploy for survival became an epic tale swept from the sands of time. Scheherazade told the Sultan 1001 tales, each more mysterious, exciting, and magical than the last—and in 2015, Circus Juventas brings its own enchantment in 1002 Arabian Nights—The untold story that weaves all others together.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

Friday, July 3, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

Radical Basketry Invitational

July 16 – August 22

This exhibition displays examples of exceptional work by local basket makers concurrent to the National Basketry Organization’s conference in the Twin Cities. The selection emphasizes work by basket makers that push the boundaries of traditional basket making.

Click here for more information.

SPACE & TIME B-Girl Be 10-Year Reunion Exhibit at Intermedia Arts

Now through August 22

2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of B-Girl Be, the first international festival showcasing and celebrating women artists in the elements of Hip-Hop. Encompassing MCing, DJing, breakdancing and graffiti, B-Girl Be influenced thousands of artists and audience members since its inception in 2005, challenging and changing the perceptions and roles of women in this revolutionary art form. To commemorate this anniversary, Intermedia Arts presents “Space & Time,” a visual art exhibition that will include new work by artists from previous B-Girl Be exhibitions as well as emerging artists from Hip-Hop scenes around the world.

Click here for more info.

Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome at Brave New Workshop

Now through August 1

In ‘Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome’ at Brave New Workshop, the cast will tackle some tough questions about modern society, like: Where does personal freedom begin and end? Why do we look to celebrities instead of scientists for information? Could you take a look at this rash on our leg? These sketches and songs will skewer these issues and more in this satire of epidemic proportions.

Click here for more info.

Artist Day Jobs: Hannah Wydeven – Improviser/Gym Owner

MN Original and TPT present: Artist Day Jobs – A series about how artists make it work.

Hannah Wydeven is an improviser and gym owner who says she couldn’t do one with out the other.

Hear her story in the third episode of MN Original‘s web series, Artist Day Jobs, profiling Minnesota artists with interesting 9-5’s.

New episodes premiere Wednesdays at 10 a.m. More info here: http://bit.ly/1KrhEWr

Are YOU an artist with an interesting day job? Let us know on our Facebook page or on Twitter using #ArtistDayJobs.

MNO On The Go: July 19 – 26

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Book Arts Art Crawl

July 24, 6 – 9 p.m.

Enjoy coordinated receptions across downtown Minneapolis, including MCBA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), Form + Content Gallery, and the Walker Art Center Library.

Click here for more info.

Lowertown Blues Festival

July 25 – 12 – 10 p.m.

The Lowertown Blues Festival is a cooperative effort by the Minnesota Blues Society and the Lowertown Blues Festival Committee with support from the City of St. Paul.  This is a FREE festival for all ages. The mission of this festival is to bring awareness to St. Paul and Lowertown’s redevelopment, and showcase the vitality and beauty of Lowertown with music & the arts.

Click here for more info.

SPACE & TIME B-Girl Be 10-Year Reunion Exhibit at Intermedia Arts

Now through August 22

2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of B-Girl Be, the first international festival showcasing and celebrating women artists in the elements of Hip-Hop. Encompassing MCing, DJing, breakdancing and graffiti, B-Girl Be influenced thousands of artists and audience members since its inception in 2005, challenging and changing the perceptions and roles of women in this revolutionary art form. To commemorate this anniversary, Intermedia Arts presents “Space & Time,” a visual art exhibition that will include new work by artists from previous B-Girl Be exhibitions as well as emerging artists from Hip-Hop scenes around the world.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

Friday, July 3, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

Girl Friday Productions: The Matchmaker at Park Square Theatre

July 9 – 26

When wealthy merchant Horace Vandergelder engages the services of legendary matchmaker Dolly Levi, he gets much more than he bargained for. Under Dolly’s clever guidance, a swirl of innocent clerks, spirited millineresses, snooty waiters and other eccentric characters become delightfully entangled in 19th century New York. Thornton Wilder’s hilarious farce about love, money and adventure features the signature humanity, wit and relevance of one of America’s greatest playwrights. A tonic for our troubled times, The Matchmaker celebrates the spirit of generosity and living life tothe fullest.

Click here for more info.

Caponi Art Park Summer Performance Series: Storytelling featuring Kevin Kling with Simone Perrin

July 26 – 6:30 p.m.

Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin collaborate to create a performance that covers a range of humor, tenderness and music.

Click here for more info.

Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome at Brave New Workshop

Now through August 1

In ‘Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome’ at Brave New Workshop, the cast will tackle some tough questions about modern society, like: Where does personal freedom begin and end? Why do we look to celebrities instead of scientists for information? Could you take a look at this rash on our leg? These sketches and songs will skewer these issues and more in this satire of epidemic proportions.

Click here for more info.

Laura Hallen “standstill” Installation at Silverwood Park

Open now through July 31

Laura Hallen‘s “standstill” installation is on display in Silverwood Park’s gallery space.  The show is Laura’s first site-specific installation, in which she suspended over 5,500 artificial lunaria seedpods. Looking upwards, these pearlescent ovals resemble a cascading mass of stars. It creates an intentional space to reflect on being still. This kind of clarity requires a keen self-awareness in order to remove distractions. “standstill” is an invitation to listen to ourselves and be in the present moment together. There will also be a free yoga class under my installation on July 12th from 11-12:15 am, taught by Amy Patee.

Click here for more info.

Summertime Exhibit: Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space

Open now through August 2

There’s something for everyone in this wide-ranging thematic exhibition featuring both emerging and established artists. Summertime will feature 30 pieces from the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s permanent collection, as well as the work of three additional local artists. Fans of celebrated sculptor Paul Manship will be pleased to see his name among the exhibiting artists, as well as Jim Denomie’s acerbic political and social commentary work. Not surprisingly, photography is well represented with images of the quintessential American pastime, the road trip, and souvenirs of travel, by photographers such as Wing Young Huie, Peter de Lory, and Kenda North.

Click here for more info.

Nastinctive at Rosalux Gallery

Open now through July 26

“Nastinctive” – The natural instinctive process with which artist Jack Dale creates his exciting acrylic paintings merges with the animals in nature that Michael Sweere builds with his stunning recycled tin collages.

Rosalux Gallery is proud to announce the opening of “Nastinctive” a portmanteau of nature and instinct. The show will run from Sunday, July 5th through Sunday, July 26th. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Click here for more info.

Radical Basketry Invitational

July 16 – August 22

This exhibition displays examples of exceptional work by local basket makers concurrent to the National Basketry Organization’s conference in the Twin Cities. The selection emphasizes work by basket makers that push the boundaries of traditional basket making.

Click here for more information.

Artist Day Jobs: Georgia Ramin – Rocker/Mail Carrier

MN Original and TPT present: Artist Day Jobs – A series about how artists make it work

 

In this episode of up MN Original‘s Artist Day Jobs, meet Georgia Ramin: mail carrier by day, rocker by night.

Georgia’s job with the US Postal Service has allowed her to pursue her music career and play in a number of bands, including Minneapolis garage band Beebe Gallini.

The episode is the second in our series focusing on Minnesota artists who support their creative endeavors with interesting 9-5’s.

New episodes premiere Wednesdays at 10 a.m. More info here: http://bit.ly/1KrhEWr

Are YOU an artist with an interesting day job? Let us know on our Facebook page or on Twitter using #ArtistDayJobs.

MNO on the Go: July 12 – 19

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Bunny Clogs at Icehouse

July 18 – 11 a.m.

Catch Bunny Clogs perform during the third annual concert series dedicated to kids! The Icehouse Kids Concert Series happens monthly through August, Saturday mornings during brunch, featuring six great concerts to be enjoyed by the kids and adults alike.

Click here for more info.

Nastinctive at Rosalux Gallery

Open now through July 26

“Nastinctive” – The natural instinctive process with which artist Jack Dale creates his exciting acrylic paintings merges with the animals in nature that Michael Sweere builds with his stunning recycled tin collages.

Rosalux Gallery is proud to announce the opening of “Nastinctive” a portmanteau of nature and instinct. The show will run from Sunday, July 5th through Sunday, July 26th. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Click here for more info.

Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome at Brave New Workshop

Now through August 1

In ‘Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome’ at Brave New Workshop, the cast will tackle some tough questions about modern society, like: Where does personal freedom begin and end? Why do we look to celebrities instead of scientists for information? Could you take a look at this rash on our leg? These sketches and songs will skewer these issues and more in this satire of epidemic proportions.

Click here for more info.

Ballet on the Block at The Third Place Gallery

July 18

The Third Place Gallery and Saint Paul Ballet invite all to Ballet On The Block! Ballet dancers will start on four different street corners in Bryant, Bancroft, Central, and Powderhorn Park neighborhoods and converge at the Wish Well in front of Pillsbury House Theatre for a performance with cellist Adam Stiber and saxophonist Tyler Cessor. Ballet dancers and musicians will then parade three blocks down Chicago Avenue to the Third Place Gallery to perform and conduct ballet workshops for all interested.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

Friday, July 17, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

Radical Basketry Invitational

July 16 – August 22

This exhibition displays examples of exceptional work by local basket makers concurrent to the National Basketry Organization’s conference in the Twin Cities. The selection emphasizes work by basket makers that push the boundaries of traditional basket making.

Click here for more information.

SPACE & TIME B-Girl Be 10-Year Reunion Exhibit at Intermedia Arts

Now through August 22

2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of B-Girl Be, the first international festival showcasing and celebrating women artists in the elements of Hip-Hop. Encompassing MCing, DJing, breakdancing and graffiti, B-Girl Be influenced thousands of artists and audience members since its inception in 2005, challenging and changing the perceptions and roles of women in this revolutionary art form. To commemorate this anniversary, Intermedia Arts presents “Space & Time,” a visual art exhibition that will include new work by artists from previous B-Girl Be exhibitions as well as emerging artists from Hip-Hop scenes around the world.

Click here for more info.

Girl Friday Productions: The Matchmaker at Park Square Theatre

July 9 – 26

When wealthy merchant Horace Vandergelder engages the services of legendary matchmaker Dolly Levi, he gets much more than he bargained for. Under Dolly’s clever guidance, a swirl of innocent clerks, spirited millineresses, snooty waiters and other eccentric characters become delightfully entangled in 19th century New York. Thornton Wilder’s hilarious farce about love, money and adventure features the signature humanity, wit and relevance of one of America’s greatest playwrights. A tonic for our troubled times, The Matchmaker celebrates the spirit of generosity and living life tothe fullest.

Click here for more info.

Laura Hallen “standstill” Installation at Silverwood Park

Open now through July 31

Laura Hallen‘s “standstill” installation is on display in Silverwood Park’s gallery space.  The show is Laura’s first site-specific installation, in which she suspended over 5,500 artificial lunaria seedpods. Looking upwards, these pearlescent ovals resemble a cascading mass of stars. It creates an intentional space to reflect on being still. This kind of clarity requires a keen self-awareness in order to remove distractions. “standstill” is an invitation to listen to ourselves and be in the present moment together. There will also be a free yoga class under my installation on July 12th from 11-12:15 am, taught by Amy Patee.

Click here for more info.

‘Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders’

Open now through July 13

Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher‘s production of “Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders” runs now through July 13 at the Park Square Theatre.

He’s back, and he’s here! When a slain body is found in the Ice Palace, Saint Paul’s own J.J. Hill calls the only man to call. The world’s slyest sleuth returns to Park Square to solve his strangest—and closest—murder yet! 

Click here for more info.

Summertime Exhibit: Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space

Open now through August 2

There’s something for everyone in this wide-ranging thematic exhibition featuring both emerging and established artists. Summertime will feature 30 pieces from the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s permanent collection, as well as the work of three additional local artists. Fans of celebrated sculptor Paul Manship will be pleased to see his name among the exhibiting artists, as well as Jim Denomie’s acerbic political and social commentary work. Not surprisingly, photography is well represented with images of the quintessential American pastime, the road trip, and souvenirs of travel, by photographers such as Wing Young Huie, Peter de Lory, and Kenda North.

Click here for more info.

 

Artist Day Jobs: Drew Erickson – DJ/Pilot

MN Original and TPT present: Artist Day Jobs – A series about how artists make it work

The premiere episode of MN Original‘s web series, Artist Day Jobs, features Minneapolis native Drew Erickson. By day he works as a charter pilot while at night, he spins under the name DJ LAST WORD and has garnered an impressive following spinning for the likes of Brother Ali, Mally, Get Cryphy and more.

It’s our first look at how Minnesota artists support their artistic endeavors with interesting 9-5’s.

Find DJ LAST WORD on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/last-word

New episodes premiere Wednesdays at 10 a.m. More info here: http://bit.ly/1KrhEWr

Are YOU an artist with an interesting day job? Let us know on our Facebook page or on Twitter using #ArtistDayJobs.

MNO on the Go: July 5 – 12

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

ORCHESTAR BEZ IME: MN History Center’s 9 Nights of Music

July 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

ORCHESTAR BEZ IME: Balkan and Gypsy. The popular series, now in its 18th year, presents the rich and vibrant rhythms and sounds of Minnesota’s multi-cultural community at free outdoor performances at the Minnesota History Center. 9 Nights of Music is held each Tuesday evening in July and August from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic, or purchase food from the History Center’s Cafe Minnesota. Admission to museum exhibits is free on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. In case of rain, performances will be held inside the History Center’s 3M Auditorium.

Click here for more info.

Secret Colors Revisited: A Dialogue on Race & the Arts at The Loft Literary Center

July 10, 7 p.m.

Writers Alexs Pate and David Mura are long time collaborators who have written fifteen books between them, in multiple genres, all examining the issues of race and African American and Asian American identity respectively. This conversation will explore their work as Minnesota writers of color; the creative writing workshop they co-teach, “Writing on Race;” the relationship between their communities; and other current issues regarding race and the arts. They will also discuss Pate’s work on the Innocent Classroom, a program designed to address the racial achievement gap in education by training teachers to improve their relationships with students of color.

Click here for more info.

Momentum: New Dance Works Week 1 at the Southern Theater

July 9 – 11, 8 p.m.

Nic Lincoln’s as yet untitled new work will be an all-male quintet that explores societies’ primal tendencies, examining group behaviors in animals and hyper-sexualized individuals in order to encircle around subjects of gender and power. As a gay man Lincoln has historically found artistic comfort collaborating with women. This piece will be his first time working choreographically with men, a switch that he says equally excites and terrifies him. The change in gender, although a simple idea, presents endless new artistic variations. Dancers from James Sewell Ballet, TU Dance, and Zenon will be featured in this work. Music will be composed and performed live by Venus De Mars, lead singer from the band All the Pretty Horses.

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Eighth Annual Art At St. Kate’s One Day Outdoor Art Fair  

July 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Artists’ Circle presents the Eighth Annual Art at St. Kate’s one-day outdoor art fair. The event is free to the public.

Click here for more info.

Caponi Art Park Summer Performance Series: Dakota Valley Summer Pops Orchestra and Chorale

July 12, 6:30 p.m.

Since 1986, the Dakota Valley Symphony has brought together skilled volunteer musicians to perform and promote diverse symphonic musical experiences of all periods and styles. Performing concerts around the south suburban Twin Cities area, the symphony has a 60-member orchestra, a 40-member mixed chorus and a 90-member summer pops orchestra and chorus, all under the direction of founder and music director Stephen J. Ramsey.

Click here for more info.

Girl Friday Productions: The Matchmaker at Park Square Theatre

July 9 – 26

When wealthy merchant Horace Vandergelder engages the services of legendary matchmaker Dolly Levi, he gets much more than he bargained for. Under Dolly’s clever guidance, a swirl of innocent clerks, spirited millineresses, snooty waiters and other eccentric characters become delightfully entangled in 19th century New York. Thornton Wilder’s hilarious farce about love, money and adventure features the signature humanity, wit and relevance of one of America’s greatest playwrights. A tonic for our troubled times, The Matchmaker celebrates the spirit of generosity and living life tothe fullest.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

Friday, July 3, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome at Brave New Workshop

Now through August 1

In ‘Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome’ at Brave New Workshop, the cast will tackle some tough questions about modern society, like: Where does personal freedom begin and end? Why do we look to celebrities instead of scientists for information? Could you take a look at this rash on our leg? These sketches and songs will skewer these issues and more in this satire of epidemic proportions.

Click here for more info.

Music at Franconia – Roe Family Singers and more

July 11, 1 – 7 p.m.

Bring a blanket, grab a bite or beverage from onsite vendors, and enjoy the afternoon of song, dance, and sculpture in the idyllic Earthen Amphitheater. Franconia’s sixth annual music series will feature a wide variety of musicians. And make sure to participate in a guided tour during band breaks to meet artists-in-residence to learn about works-in-progress. All events are family and dog friendly, please pick up after your furry friends. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

Click here for more info.

Nastinctive at Rosalux Gallery

Open now through July 26

“Nastinctive” – The natural instinctive process with which artist Jack Dale creates his exciting acrylic paintings merges with the animals in nature that Michael Sweere builds with his stunning recycled tin collages.

Rosalux Gallery is proud to announce the opening of “Nastinctive” a portmanteau of nature and instinct. The show will run from Sunday, July 5th through Sunday, July 26th. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Click here for more info.

2nd Saturdays – California Building Open Studios

Saturday, July 11 – 12 – 4 p.m.

The California Building in Northeast Minneapolis is a former grain mill turned studio building for working artists. As the first art studio building in the NE area, artists began renting studios here in the 80’s. The tenants include emerging, mid and late career artists in a variety of disciplines.

A haven for a diverse group of artists, the building is now open to the public for open studio tours and sales every month on the 2nd Saturday. Enjoy free parking.

Click here for more info.

Laura Hallen “standstill” Installation at Silverwood Park

Open now through July 31

Laura Hallen‘s “standstill” installation is on display in Silverwood Park’s gallery space.  The show is Laura’s first site-specific installation, in which she suspended over 5,500 artificial lunaria seedpods. Looking upwards, these pearlescent ovals resemble a cascading mass of stars. It creates an intentional space to reflect on being still. This kind of clarity requires a keen self-awareness in order to remove distractions. “standstill” is an invitation to listen to ourselves and be in the present moment together. There will also be a free yoga class under my installation on July 12th from 11-12:15 am, taught by Amy Patee.

Click here for more info.

‘Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders’

Open now through July 13

Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher‘s production of “Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders” runs now through July 13 at the Park Square Theatre.

He’s back, and he’s here! When a slain body is found in the Ice Palace, Saint Paul’s own J.J. Hill calls the only man to call. The world’s slyest sleuth returns to Park Square to solve his strangest—and closest—murder yet! 

Click here for more info.

Summertime Exhibit: Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space

Open now through August 2

There’s something for everyone in this wide-ranging thematic exhibition featuring both emerging and established artists. Summertime will feature 30 pieces from the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s permanent collection, as well as the work of three additional local artists. Fans of celebrated sculptor Paul Manship will be pleased to see his name among the exhibiting artists, as well as Jim Denomie’s acerbic political and social commentary work. Not surprisingly, photography is well represented with images of the quintessential American pastime, the road trip, and souvenirs of travel, by photographers such as Wing Young Huie, Peter de Lory, and Kenda North.

Click here for more info.

SPACE & TIME B-Girl Be 10-Year Reunion Exhibit at Intermedia Arts

Now through August 22

2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of B-Girl Be, the first international festival showcasing and celebrating women artists in the elements of Hip-Hop. Encompassing MCing, DJing, breakdancing and graffiti, B-Girl Be influenced thousands of artists and audience members since its inception in 2005, challenging and changing the perceptions and roles of women in this revolutionary art form. To commemorate this anniversary, Intermedia Arts presents “Space & Time,” a visual art exhibition that will include new work by artists from previous B-Girl Be exhibitions as well as emerging artists from Hip-Hop scenes around the world.

Click here for more info.

First Look: Artist Day Jobs

MN Original and TPT present: Artist Day Jobs – A series about how artists make it work

Thanks to viewer submissions and suggestions on our social media accounts, the first season of Artist Day Jobs will profile seven Minnesotans who work interesting 9-5’s to support their creative endeavors.

Catch the premiere episode of the web series on the MN Original Facebook page July 8 at 10 a.m. followed by new episodes each Wednesday.

Look for stories from the following artists:

July 8: Drew Erickson – DJ/Pilot

July 15: Georgia Ramin – Rocker/Mail Carrier

July 22: Hannah Wydeven – Improviser/Gym Owner

July 29: Emily Lynch Victory – Painter/Math Trainer

August 5: Malena Handeen – Painter & Musician/Farmer

August 12: Jordan Shiveley – Cartoonist/Sous Chef

August 19: Dan Israel – Musician/State Government

Are YOU an artist with an interesting day job? Let us know on our Facebook page or on Twitter using #ArtistDayJobs.

MNO on the Go: June 28 – July 5

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Laura Hallen “standstill” Installation at Silverwood Park

Open now through July 31

Laura Hallen‘s “standstill” installation is on display in Silverwood Park’s gallery space.  The show is Laura’s first site-specific installation, in which she suspended over 5,500 artificial lunaria seedpods. Looking upwards, these pearlescent ovals resemble a cascading mass of stars. It creates an intentional space to reflect on being still. This kind of clarity requires a keen self-awareness in order to remove distractions. “standstill” is an invitation to listen to ourselves and be in the present moment together. There will also be a free yoga class under my installation on July 12th from 11-12:15 am, taught by Amy Patee.

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‘Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders’

Open now through July 13

Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher‘s production of “Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders” runs now through July 13 at the Park Square Theatre.

He’s back, and he’s here! When a slain body is found in the Ice Palace, Saint Paul’s own J.J. Hill calls the only man to call. The world’s slyest sleuth returns to Park Square to solve his strangest—and closest—murder yet! 

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Summertime Exhibit: Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space

Open now through August 2

There’s something for everyone in this wide-ranging thematic exhibition featuring both emerging and established artists. Summertime will feature 30 pieces from the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s permanent collection, as well as the work of three additional local artists. Fans of celebrated sculptor Paul Manship will be pleased to see his name among the exhibiting artists, as well as Jim Denomie’s acerbic political and social commentary work. Not surprisingly, photography is well represented with images of the quintessential American pastime, the road trip, and souvenirs of travel, by photographers such as Wing Young Huie, Peter de Lory, and Kenda North.

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Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

Friday, July 3, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

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Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome at Brave New Workshop

Now through August 1

In ‘Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome’ at Brave New Workshop, the cast will tackle some tough questions about modern society, like: Where does personal freedom begin and end? Why do we look to celebrities instead of scientists for information? Could you take a look at this rash on our leg? These sketches and songs will skewer these issues and more in this satire of epidemic proportions.

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SPACE & TIME B-Girl Be 10-Year Reunion Exhibit at Intermedia Arts

Now through August 22

2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of B-Girl Be, the first international festival showcasing and celebrating women artists in the elements of Hip-Hop. Encompassing MCing, DJing, breakdancing and graffiti, B-Girl Be influenced thousands of artists and audience members since its inception in 2005, challenging and changing the perceptions and roles of women in this revolutionary art form. To commemorate this anniversary, Intermedia Arts presents “Space & Time,” a visual art exhibition that will include new work by artists from previous B-Girl Be exhibitions as well as emerging artists from Hip-Hop scenes around the world.

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First Thursdays Open Studios – NE Arts District

Thursday, July 2

First Thursdays in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is an Open Studio and Gallery Tour held the first Thursday of each month. Many NEMAA member artists and galleries open their doors and invite you into their studios. With a more relaxed atmosphere, this mini-Art-A-Whirl is a great experience for the art collector and browser.

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2015 Sally Awards Honor the Steeles, Cynthia Gehrig and More

The Ordway Center for Performing Arts honored a new group of arts champions during the 2015 Sally Awards on Monday, June 22.

Since 1992, the annual award ceremony honors individuals and institutions who advocate for and enrich the arts community in Minnesota. Five honorees are recognized each year in five categories: Commitment, Education, Vision, Initiative and Access.

2015 Sally Awards honorees include:

Commitment – Cynthia Gehrig

Cynthia Gehrig serves on the boards for organizations like the Minnesota Humanities Center, Alliance of Artists Communities and Twin Cities Habitat. Watch the MN Original segment below as she discusses the history and work to support Minnesota artists through The Jerome Foundation.

Education – The Steeles

The Steele family has dedicated time to educating and inspiring young musicians for years. Watch the five siblings perform and discuss their multi-faceted careers in the MN Original segment below.

Vision – American Composers Forum

The American Composers Forum has been connecting composers and communities for 40 years. The organization works to provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.

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Initiative – Theresa Sweetland of the Minnesota Museum of American Art

At the MMAA, Theresa Sweetland is responsible for ” developing relationships with new and current funders in both the public and private sectors, direct fundraising, growing membership, and elevating the museum’s impact and visibility through marketing and communications.”

 

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Access – Edge Center for the Arts

The Edge is a state of the art center in the middle of the north woods which presents wildly unexpected art that changes lives.

 

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Congratulations to all the honorees and thank you to the work you’ve done to support the arts in Minnesota!