David, Sculptor; Guthrie Wig Shop; No Bird Sing Studio, Music; Loughborough, Theater
Public Artist Craig David created murals for the new Twins stadium. His latest installation is a nine-ton sculpture at the U of M. Pulling hair, strand by strand, is an art form for Guthrie Theater Wig Master Ivy Loughborough. And the Hip Hop Artists of No Bird Sing perform.
Kate DiCamillo + The Jayhawks
Newbery award-winning children's author Kate DiCamillo shares her thoughts about childhood and what inspires her to write. Visual Artist Frank Big Bear tells stories with unusual shapes and a vivid palette. The Jayhawks perform at First Avenue to celebrate the re-release of their first album after 25 years.
Thursday, Nov 10 at 1am TPT MN
Thursday, Nov 10 at 7am TPT MN
Thursday, Nov 10 at 1pm TPT MN
Thursday, Nov 10 at 7pm TPT MN
Beatrix Jar + Mandragora Tango
Bianca Pettis and Jacob Aaron Roske are the sonic explorers Beatrix Jar, bending circuits of discarded toys to make music. John Largaespada manipulates photographs to create composite images, interpreting scenes from classic literature. And dedicated to preserving this genre of music, Mandragora Tango performs.
Thursday, Nov 17 at 1am TPT MN
Thursday, Nov 17 at 7am TPT MN
Thursday, Nov 17 at 1pm TPT MN
Thursday, Nov 17 at 7pm TPT MN
Circus Juventas + The Pines
National Endowment for the Arts fellow and dance journalist Lightsey Darst recently published her first book of poetry and is now writing new work. Young people soar at Circus Juventas, the performing arts circus school in Saint Paul. And The Pines perform.
Calpurnia Peach + Debbie Duncan
Calpurnia Peach is the fashion label run by local textile designers Ashley Wokasch and Luci Kandler, known for its colorful, original screen-prints. Jason Gerling plays the drums on a specialized kit he invented. She's often called the Twin Cities' First Lady of Song. Jazz singer Debbie Duncan performs.
Chaka Mkali + Storyhill
Chaka Mkali educates youth through community mural projects. Duluth bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles performs at First Avenue. Painter Gregory Euclide uses brushes and collected trash to create different planes of reality. Josie Lewis builds three-dimensional worlds she calls "hypercollages". And the folk duo Storyhill performs in the Wabasha Street Caves.
Wednesday, Nov 2 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 2 at 7am TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 2 at 1pm TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 2 at 7pm TPT MN
Caitlin Karolczak + The Brass Messengers
Painter Caitlin Karolczak is inspired by vintage medical photos and deathbed portraits. Mike Breidenbach's piping career started as an undergraduate at Macalester College where he is now the Director of Piping. Fiber artist Erica Spitzer Rasmussen creates wearable art and sculptures using tomatoes, matchsticks and human hair. Ceramicist Marko Fields employs relief printmaking techniques in his pottery. Over the years, gypsy brass band The Brass Messengers have added Dixie and Latin styles to their repertoire.
Wednesday, Nov 9 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 9 at 7am TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 9 at 1pm TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 9 at 7pm TPT MN
Zak Sally + Robert Robinson
Cartoonist Zak Sally writes, illustrates and publishes his own underground comics, including the series "Sammy the Mouse". The punk group Pink Mink performs in tpt's Studio A. Monica Reede layers etchings of everyday objects in plexi-glass to create her mixed-media sculptures. And Robert Robinson performs with the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir.
Wednesday, Nov 16 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 16 at 7am TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 16 at 1pm TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 16 at 7pm TPT MN
Charles + Seth Numrich + Monroe Crossing
"Twin Cities theater veteran Charles Numrich and his son, Broadway actor Seth Numrich, share stories of the stage. Ed Bok Lee's poem "Ode to Bruce Lee" examines race and culture through the martial arts icon. Woodcarver William Rowe sculpts large-scale pieces from tree trunks. Rebecca McDonald is the indie photographer known as B Fresh. And bluegrass band Monroe Crossing, named after the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, performs at the Maplewood Historical Society.
Wednesday, Nov 23 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 23 at 7am TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 23 at 1pm TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 23 at 7pm TPT MN
Myron Johnson + Romantica
Artistic Director and Choreographer Myron Johnson reflects on his prolific career in his solo show "Songs for a Swan". American Swedish Institute's traditional fiddle group, Spelmanslag, performs traditional folk music of R?ttvikarnas, Sweden. Painter Alex Kuno's characters are children exploring a dark fairytale world he calls "Tiny Town". And Folk-Americana band Romantica performs in Studio A.
Wednesday, Nov 30 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 30 at 7am TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 30 at 1pm TPT MN
Wednesday, Nov 30 at 7pm TPT MN
Terry Gydesen + Mason Jennings
Terry Gydesen's images tell personal stories of some of Minnesota's most prominent political figures and celebrities. Accordionista, chanteuse, and theater artist Simone Perrin performs aboard a gondola on the St. Croix River. Christopher Poor and his craftsmen at Arms and Armor handcraft historic replicas for museum, theater and private collections around the world. And folk singer-songwriter Mason Jennings performs in the Hollywood Theater in Northeast Minneapolis.
Wednesday, Dec 7 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Dec 7 at 7am TPT MN
Wednesday, Dec 7 at 1pm TPT MN
Wednesday, Dec 7 at 7pm TPT MN
Jack Reuler + The Shiny Lights
Mixed Blood Theatre's artistic director, Jack Reuler, is revolutionizing theater in the Twin Cities with his radical hospitality initiative. Visual artist and amateur ecologist Kate Casanova unearths unique intersections between art and the natural world. Russian contemporary artist Oleg Vassiliev explores memory and light in his paintings. Infusing modern pop with a retro 70's rock vibe, The Shiny Lights perform "Heartbeat."
Mill City Opera + Chastity Brown
The Mill City Summer Opera stages its inaugural production of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, amid the Mill City Ruins in Minneapolis. Nicholas Harper's portraits, many with exaggerated features, are inspired by Byzantine and Russian iconography. Originally from Tennessee, the soulful Chastity Brown performs "Plans of Buildin'".
Mark Balma + Soul Asylum
Italian-trained and world-renowned painter Mark Balma works with youth to create a fresco for the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, founders of TU Dance Center in Saint Paul, embrace the connective power of dance. Sculptor Liz Miller's colorful and repetitious installations demand closer inspection. Making Minnesota music history since the early 1980s, Soul Asylum, with front man Dave Pirner, performs at First Avenue.
All Is Calm + Doomtree
Artistic Director Peter Rothstein created the musical theater production "All is Calm," the story of the 1914 Christmas truce during World War I. Indie rock band Communist Daughter performs "Northern Lights" at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. Franconia Sculpture Park's 2012 Artist in Residence, Bridget Beck, constructs interactive sculptures inspiring playfulness and nostalgia. And the hip hop collective Doomtree lights up the crowd with their song "Beacon" at Rock The Garden.
Mathew Lefebvre + All Eyes
Costume and set designer Mathew LeFebvre creates nearly 200 new wardrobe changes for The Guthrie Theater's classic "A Christmas Carol. " Petronella Ytsma's photography illuminates the multi-generational effects of Agent Orange and Dioxin used during the Vietnam War. Chholing Taha's paintings and shawls use Native American imagery to tell a universal story about humanity. And Alicia Wiley and her indie electronic band, All Eyes, perform.
Anthony Caponi + Storyhill
Anthony Caponi, stone sculptor and retired chair of the Macalester College Art Department, developed the 60-acre Caponi Art Park and Learning Center in Eagan. Soprano Maria Jette performs "In Our Little Paradise" at The Lexington in Saint Paul. The digital work of internationally known graphic designer and typographer Michael Cina is often inspired by his paintings. Plus John Hermanson and Chris Cunningham of Storyhill perform in Saint Paul's Wabasha Street Caves.
Joe Dowling and Andrew Moxom
Guthrie Theater's Artistic Director Joe Dowling has built a world-class center for theater arts and education. Alchemy and tradition are reflected in photographer Andrew Moxom?s timeless wet plate collodion portraits. Hip hop artist Brother Ali performs in tpt's studio.
Minnesota Dance Theatre and Kevin Bowe
Lise Houlton carries on the legacy of Minnesota Dance Theatre, reinforcing tradition and encouraging collaboration. Art plays a crucial role in the healing process for patients and families at the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The work of longtime singer, songwriter and music producer Kevin Bowe has appeared on double-platinum and Grammy Award-winning albums.
Carolyn Halliday and Atmosphere
Visual artist Carolyn Halliday pairs traditional fiber techniques with nontraditional materials to create her unique sculptures. Dancers from Carl Flink's Black Label Movement perform HIT, an intensely physical piece inspired by the chaos of cell movement. At First Avenue, Rapper Slug of Atmosphere talks about songwriting and Rhymesayers, the independent record label he helped develop.
Hend Al-Mansour and Chan Poling
Hend Al-Mansour questions the role of women in Saudi Arabian society and puts women's rights at the forefront of her work. Deaf writer Raymond Luczak performs his poem "Birthright" in American Sign Language at the Heights Theater in Minneapolis. Asia Ward sculpts and suspends sculptures she calls "aluminum dreamscapes." Composer Chan Poling's classical and contemporary jazz training inspires his songwriting for musical theater and his alternative rock band, The Suburbs.
Greg Gossel and Cornbread Harris
Using a combination of screen-printing, collage and painting, Greg Gossel builds up his mixed-media pieces layer by layer. An artist in her own right, Laura Zabel has become a champion for the Twin Cities' artistic community in her work as Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts. Self-taught bluesman Samuel James "Cornbread" Harris Sr. reflects on a lifetime of playing piano gigs in the Twin Cities.
Tish Jones and Chris Mars
Tish Jones' passion for language is evident in her poetry and in her work as a community organizer and educator. Tattoo artist Kurt Melancon works in a variety of other mediums including oil paint, scratch board, metal and wood. Chris Mars, former drummer for iconic Minneapolis rock band The Replacements, eventually left the music scene to pursue a career in visual arts.
MNO Celebrates Printmaking
MN Original celebrates printmaking with Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Lunalux letterpress studio, bookplate artist Serik Kulmeshkenov, multidisciplinary artist Amanda Lovelee and record label owner and printmaker Thomas Hazelmyer, aka HAZE XXL.
Katherine Turczan and Timotha Lanae
Known for her portrait work, photographer Katherine Turczan turns her attention toward landscapes with her project, "Line." Internationally known designer Tim Harding makes large-scale textiles out of colorful Chinese silks and other vibrant materials. Public artist Emily Stover's "General Delivery" is an interactive installation that encourages viewers to think about mail in a new way. A chart-topping soul singer/songwriter in the U.K., musician and theater artist Timotha Lanae still calls Minnesota home.
Sunday, Nov 13 at 10pm TPT 2
Monday, Nov 14 at 4am TPT 2
Gail Be and the Steele Family
Using innumerable vintage beads, artist Gail Be fashions intricate women's clothing, including a wedding gown with an 18.5 foot train. Home improvement projects were the impetus for Patrick Pryor's experimental painting techniques in his latest body of work. Siblings J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta and Billy Steele have been entertaining audiences around the world for decades.
The Jerome Foundation and Val Jenkins
The Jerome Foundation supports the creation, development and production of new works by emerging and established artists in Minnesota and NYC. In her abstract paintings, Valerie Jenkins uses color and shape to challenge what is real and what is an illusion. And the SpotLight Musical Theatre Program serves more than 60 Minnesota high schools through workshops and an annual award program.
Xavier Tavera + "All Is Calm"
Photographer Xavier Tavera's striking portraits tell the stories of Minnesota's Latino and minority communities. Installation artist Harriet Bart transforms words and everyday objects into sculptural expressions of memory. As part of the Minnesota Historical Society's exhibit on the year 1968, a group of veterans assemble a replica of a Huey Helicopter. Petronella Ytsma's photography illuminates the multi-generational effects of Agent Orange and Dioxin used during the Vietnam War. And "All is Calm," Peter Rothstein's evocative retelling of the 1914 Christmas Truce, has become a holiday staple in the Twin Cities.
Marlon James and the Ericksons
Marlon James earned one of the world's most respected literary prizes for his 2014 crime novel set in his native Jamaica. James Brenner engages the community when creating large-scale public art pieces. Sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kapernick of the acoustic folk-duo The Ericksons started their musical careers as a way to cope with loss and personal tragedy.
Shapiro & Smith Dance and Gear Daddies
Joanie Smith of Shapiro & Smith Dance couples text and movement to envisage relationships in her choreography. Yudong Shen infuses his Asian brush paintings with color and contrast to create landscapes that reflect both China and Minnesota. Perci Chester creates larger-than-life metal sculptures using unexpected tools and techniques. The acclaimed Americana rock band, Gear Daddies, celebrates the 25th anniversary of their album "Billy's Life Bait" at First Avenue.
Phil Vandervaart and Kristi Abbott
From The Hard Times Cafe to The Fitzgerald Theater, places throughout the Twin Cities are marked by sign painter Phil Vandervaart. Kristi Abbott depicts beloved icons and landscapes with materials from around the globe in her vivid collages. Multimedia artist Philip Noyed's abstract paintings have evolved into eye-catching illuminated sculptures. Performers from the Twin Cities theater scene sing at Mucial Mondays, the monthly cabaret series at Hell's Kitchen.
Tyler Michaels and Mary Giles
Actor Tyler Michaels, known for his physical, scene-stealing roles, has graced many Twin Cities stages. Rooted in the traditions of basket making, Mary Giles' work has evolved into sculptural pieces inspired by nature. William Souder is a renowned writer whose biography of John James Audubon was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. Neo-soul singer/songwriter Mayyadda performs her original song, Black is Beautiful, at Patrick's Cabaret in Minneapolis.
Glensheen at History Theatre and Tom Richmond
History Theatre's production of Glensheen, by Jeffrey Hatcher and Chan Poling, examines the story of the 1977 Duluth murders. Greta Claire is an abstract painter obsessed with color and texture and the constant need to create. Cartoonist Tom Richmond is a regular contributor to MAD Magazine and recipient of the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Pianist Zhen Tu performs Etude No. 3 Un sospiro, arranged by Franz Liszt, in the Ordway's Concert Hall.