Artist From Minneapolis Got To Know George H.W. Bush, Painted His PortraitNorth Minneapolis native Mark Balma has met with – and painted – four U.S. presidents, including the late George H.W. Bush.
Experts Say Portrait Donated To St. Olaf Could Be Authentic Munch PaintingA donated portrait to St. Olaf College depicting violinist Eva Mudocci is now believed to be more valuable than anyone imagined.
Native American Paintings Get Hard Look Amid Capitol RepairsA group of lawmakers and experts guiding the state Capitol's renovation is discussing how to overhaul the building's art collection that some believe unfairly depicts Native Americans.
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: The Art Of Michael BirawerWe all have different perceptions of how a place looks and feels. Through the whimsical art of Michael Birawer, Minnesota has a decidedly fun look and feel. "Our eyes are more used to seeing things in 90-degree angles and straight lines," Birawer said. "What I want to offer is just another perspective of that, another impression of how we look at things."
Fire In Minn. Church Reveals Exquisite MuralA church fire in southwestern Minnesota revealed a surprise that members are now working to restore. Flames and plumes of smoke were pouring out of St. Gabriel's Church in Fulda when firefighters arrived in April.
Dayton Questions Civil War Murals In His OfficeGov. Mark Dayton is playing art critic as he questions whether a stately meeting room in his office suite at the Capitol still need five separate murals depicting Civil War battle scenes.
Traffic Alert: Hwy 13 Bridge Over 35W Staying ClosedThe Highway 13 bridge over I-35W in Burnsville was supposed to be closed this weekend but it'll now stay closed until crews can ensure its safe. That'll put a kink in south metro traffic to begin the work week. The bridge was just having scheduled painting done, but crews noticed some damage and MnDOT decided to repair it.
Local Group Brings Wine, Painting TogetherA local group is adding a twist to a night out on the town. It's called "Wine and Canvas," and the name pretty well speaks for itself.
Curiocity: Michael Birawer On His Iconic Skyline PaintingsThe jagged lines, the vibrant colors and the intimate details of a beloved neighborhood or skyline -- it doesn't take much to positively identify a Michael Birawer painting.
Paint Pub In Maple Grove Offers Classes For BeginnersMany out there want to try painting but are nervous about trying it unless they’re around other beginners. There’s a new spot in the Twin Cities now that offers classes to let those painters release their inner Vincent Van Gogh.
Bulgarian-Born Artist To Paint Pawlenty PortraitGov. Tim Pawlenty's has picked an artist to paint the official portrait that will hang in the halls of the Minnesota Capitol.
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