'Art Shanty Projects' Return To White Bear LakeThe Art Shanty Projects is back on White Bear Lake after a year hiatus. The ice shanty village features several elaborate art installations created by 125 artists.
Move Over Spoon & Cherry – A New Sculpture's Coming To TownThe Minneapolis Sculpture Garden will soon have something new to crow about. A giant, blue rooster piece called "Hahn/Cock" is just one of the sculptures moving into the Walker Art Center's outdoor gallery.
Western Minn. Father And Son Keep Ancient Art Of ‘Scrimshaw’ AliveDoug and Brook Pederson run a tree-trimming service in Montevideo. Much of the scraps from their business becomes the canvas for their artwork. Behind the wood carvings is something both ancient and unique, as they work to keep a rare form of art alive.
Capitol Restoration Group Asks Public For Art InputMinnesota may be "the land of 10,000 lakes," but there are no pictures of lakes in our State Capitol building. In fact, some people may consider some of the art that is there to be offensive.
'Art Addict' & The Passions Of Peggy GuggenheimDespite the monetary connotations of her name, Peggy Guggenheim amassed one of the greatest collections of modern art in the world, and she did so without throwing tons of money around.
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.
Minnesota Lawmakers Want Your Opinion On Art In The State CapitolThe group that oversees the three-year Capitol restoration is asking Minnesotans to take an online survey that raises the possibility of significant changes not just to the art on display that some consider offensive, but also installing more modern art that reflects Minnesota today.
Should Art In The State Capitol Be Saved, Shelved or Created New?The group that oversees the three-year Capitol restoration is asking Minnesotans to take an online survey that raises the possibility of significant changes not just to the art on display that some consider offensive, but also installing more modern art that reflects Minnesota today.
Wander Minnesota: TuckUnderIt looks like just another charming bungalow in south Minneapolis. But much of the year, it doubles as an art gallery known as TuckUnder, a kind of "living art" gallery where people can use the space as a house, and where people can exhibit art.
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.
Excellent Educator: ABC Junior Achievement's Patty SchoffPatty Schoff teaches students with special needs at ABC Junior Achievement in Andover. Her ability to have a lasting impact on their lives well after graduation is what makes her this week's Excellent Educator.
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.
Finding Minnesota: Franconia Sculpture ParkYou've heard the expression, "Go big or go home." About an hour north of the metro, there's a home where sculptors stay for weeks or months at a time and definitely get the chance to "go big."