We take a tour with Maren Kloppmann and her husband, 89.3 the Current DJ, Mark Wheat at the Circa Gallery and studio in Minneapolis. Maren demonstrates the meditative power of the treadle wheel she uses to create work that is beyond the boundaries of traditional pottery. Students, parents, and alumni all attest to the benefits of being involved with Minnesota Youth Symphonies. Manny and Claudette Laureano say it’s like being parents to over a hundred students. Red Pens rip it up at the Best New Band Showcase at First Avenue. Landscape painter Richard Abraham knows how to cure a bad day: paint. “When I paint, I don’t feel lost” he says.

Minnesota Music in this Episode:

Anders Ponders
Anders Ponders on Myspace

Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo
Markapplebaum.com

Carol Barnett
www.carolbarnett.net

Carleton Macy
Carleton Macy’s Blog

James Buckley Trio
James Buckley on Myspace

Jeremy Messersmith
Jeremy Messersmith on Myspace

CTB
CTB on Myspace

Plastic Constellations
Plastic Constellations on Myspace