Finding Minnesota: The Woodworking NunThe sawing and chipping sounds coming from a wood shop in Mankato mean another work of art is in progress. Detailed wooden sculptures come out of the shop, many with religious symbolism. The surprising part, though, is who's making them.
Youth Homelessness Highlighted In Twin Cities Film FestThe Twin Cities Film Fest is bringing social awareness to the community. Its "Changemaker Series" is highlighting the issue of youth homelessness. The festival partnered with YouthLink to help viewers walk a mile in the shoes of someone experiencing homelessness.
Oscar Nominee John Hawkes To Appear At Twin Cities Film FestAlexandria native and Oscar nominee John Hawkes is set to appear at the Twin Cities Film Fest. Hawkes will appear Monday night at a screening of his new movie, "Too Late." Hawkes plays a troubled private investigator hired to find a missing woman from his own past.
MSP Airport Art Exhibit Explores U.S. - Cuban RelationsA new art exhibit at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport marks the reopened relationship between the United States and Cuba. "Buoyancy" opened Oct. 5 on both Concourses E and F in the airport's Terminal 1-Lindbergh. The title refers to the Cuban people's spirit through more than a half-century of trade embargoes.
Lowertown Shines During St. Paul Art CrawlThe St. Paul Art Crawl is back again this weekend. The St. Paul Art Collective has been putting this event on since 1991. It features more than 300 artists at 28 buildings, and around 20,000 people check it out each year.
Hautman Brothers Finish 1-2-3 In Prestigious Art ContestThree Minnesota brothers have hit the trifecta of the wildlife art world, taking the top three spots in the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp art contest. Joseph Hautman, of Plymouth, won with his painting of a pair of trumpeter swans.
Finding Minnesota: Mankato's Sculpture WalkVisit the heart of Mankato this year and you will likely encounter a farmer and his dog, a pony -- and even Godzilla. But most of those characters will be gone after a year, to be replaced by new ones. They are part of the community's efforts to revitalize the area's City Center by placing sizable artworks along some of the busiest streets.
Wander Minnesota: Catch An ExhibitWe're definitely in a weird patch at the moment, with chilly, rainy weather at this writing, and more rain and low temperatures possible for the coming weekend. Of course, we can expect the heat to return next week, as it often does when the Minnesota State Fair opens. But until then, if you're looking for some indoor entertainment, take a look at what's happening in the museum world.
'Mia' Curator Named As Director Of Italy's Uffizi MuseumSeven foreigners were named Tuesday to run some of Italy's most prestigious museums, including the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, after the government opened up top museum jobs to international competition for the first time in what the culture minister described as "an historic step."
Goodbye 'Minneapolis Institute Of Arts,' Hello 'Mia'The Minneapolis Institute of Art, in the midst of record attendance, is proving to be a sassy centenarian. Officials announced Thursday the museum is undergoing a rebranding in its 100th year, and will now simply be called by feminine first name "Mia."
Wander Minnesota: 'Inspired By Books' At The MIAAt the Minneapolis Institute of Arts , of course there's always so much going on around visual arts. But the museum also offers frequent tours of a literary bent: Inspired by Books, tours that combine the museum's extensive visual arts collection with themed explorations of books.
Artists To Pull An All-Nighter At Northern SparkTens of thousands of spectators and more than 1,200 local and national artists have gathered for one night in June to take part in a very unique event since 2011. Northern Spark in Minneapolis is now in its fifth year.