Cy Thao + Sophia Shorai
A community activist and a Representative in the Minnesota State Legislature, Cy Thao takes us through his epic series of 50 paintings, documenting The Hmong Migration. Jack Pavlik makes moving sound sculptures with flexible steel, handmade parts and motors. She was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in Minneapolis. Jazz Singer Sophia Shorai performs.
Thursday, Jan 26 at 1am TPT MN
Thursday, Jan 26 at 7am TPT MN
Thursday, Jan 26 at 7pm TPT MN
Carolyn Swiszcz + John Gorka
Deserted strip malls and other neighborhood icons are subjects in Carolyn Swiszcz's paintings and videos. In his first memoir, Fiction Writer Alexs Pate anticipates reconnecting with his estranged son. And Red House Records' Folk Singer + Songwriter John Gorka performs.
Cartoonist Zak Sally, Funk Rocker Mayda + More
Cartoonist Zak Sally writes, illustrates and publishes his own underground comics. The MCAD professor's latest series is "Sammy the Mouse". As the Weisman Art Museum closes to complete its expansion project, Registrar Laura Muessig ensures precious works of art remain protected. Korean-American musician Mayda performs a blend of funk and r and b.
Ta-Coumba Aiken + Nirmala Rajasekar
Painter and public artist Ta-coumba Aiken's work is inspired by African masks and dance. Multi media artist Laura Hallen's process involves arranging marshmallows and tu-tus under plexi-glass. And world renowned South Indian Classical musician Nirmala Rajasekar performs with her ensemble. These artists and more.
Thursday, Feb 16 at 1am TPT MN
Thursday, Feb 16 at 7am TPT MN
Thursday, Feb 16 at 7pm TPT MN
Michael Kareken + Rogue Valley
Painter Michael Kareken finds beauty in the organic chaos of discarded paper, bottles and junked cars. Tiny prints of invertebrates bound on tiny pages are part of "Small Orders", the latest collection of work by Book Artist Jody Williams. Rogue Valley performs "Red River of the North" from their first in a series of 4 albums celebrating the changing seasons.
Thursday, Feb 23 at 1am TPT MN
Thursday, Feb 23 at 7am TPT MN
Thursday, Feb 23 at 7pm TPT MN
MNO's Mixed + Multi Media Artists
A collection of stories from several of Minnesota's visual artists who combine different materials to form Mixed and Multi Media. Brock Davis created 365 original pieces in a year-long project called "Make Something Cool Every Day". Mary Griep spends more than a year recreating some of the world's most sacred spaces in massive collage drawings.
Ta-Coumba Aiken + Noah Hoehn
Sally Award-winning painter and public artist Ta-coumba Aiken creates art and murals to heal people's hearts and spirits. Fashion designer Danielle Everine constructs clothes that combine whimsy and function. Glass Artist Fred Kaemmer focuses on the interior of his vessels, experimenting with gold and silver leaf. Noah Hoehn layers harmonica, marimba, vocals and other instruments using a live looping system.
Wednesday, Jan 25 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Jan 25 at 7am TPT MN
Guillermo Cuellar + Hastings 3000
Guillermo Cuellar makes functional pottery for everyday use. From book-making workshops to all-night square dancing events, Amanda Lovelee's work explores the value of connection and community. Shawn McNulty creates multi-dimensional works through unconventional painting techniques. One-man rock band Hastings 3000 performs in the Colonial Warehouse Building in Minneapolis.
Wednesday, Feb 1 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Feb 1 at 7am TPT MN
Chris Faust + VocalEssence
Landscape photographer Chris Faust processes his night scenes using traditional techniques in a wet darkroom. The Willie Wisely Trio performs "Kiss Her and Make it Right" in tpt's Studio A. Silvana LaCreta Ravena explores memory through her encaustic paintings. Dancers Carl Flink and Emilie Plauche Flink depict the bittersweet reunion of a long-separated husband and wife in "A Duet for Wreck". And Philip Brunelle's renowned choral ensemble VocalEssence sings at Ted Mann Concert Hall.
Wednesday, Feb 8 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Feb 8 at 7am TPT MN
Hoffman Guitars + The Cactus Blossoms
Since 1971, Charlie Hoffman has handcrafted more than 600 guitars. Abstract artist Christina Habibi uses house paint to create her swirling, colorful works. Spoken word artist Kyle "Guante" Myhre performs Cartpusher. Sculptor Asia Ward welds and rivets sheets of metal into her "aluminum dreamscapes." And The Cactus Blossoms, winners of City Pages' Best Album of 2012, perform in tpt Studio A.
Wednesday, Feb 15 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Feb 15 at 7am TPT MN
Tu Dance Center + Joey Ryan and the Inks
Founders of TU Dance Center, Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands embrace the connective power of dance. Inspired by antique toys, mixed media sculptor Kyle Fokken combines dogs with airplanes and churches with tanks. Native American tradition and innovation are celebrated in the exhibit Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place. And Joey Ryan and the Inks perform at the Varsity Theater.
Wednesday, Feb 22 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Feb 22 at 7am TPT MN
Michal Daniel + Nicolas Carter
Theater photographer Michal Daniel captures the wondrous world of the stage on film. Recipient of the 2009 Minnesota Book Award, Kao Kalia Yang reads from her memoir "The Latehomecomer". We glimpse the process of bookplate artist Serik Kulmeshkenov. And Paraguayan harpist Nicolas Carter performs "Crossing the Isthmus," inspired by his bicycle trip through Central America.
Wednesday, Mar 1 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Mar 1 at 7am TPT MN
Heidi Hoy + Is/Is
Heidi Hoy's bronze sculptures render women with a balance of strength and femininity. Mohamed Mumin's striking portraits of fellow Somali immigrants spark dialogue about the immigrant experience in Minnesota. The BodyCartography Project's newest work aims to impact audience members both physically and emotionally. With a distorted sound and influenced by heavy metal and 70s rock, Is/Is performs "Wide Eyed" in tpt's Studio A.
Christina Baldwin + Barbara Jean
Longtime Twin Cities singer/actor Christina Baldwin prepares for a role in an original production by The MovingCompany. Scott West's studio work embodies the energy of painting live on stage with his Cloud Cult bandmates. Repeated forms, limited color and strong contrast between solid and void epitomize Kim Matthews' post-minimalist sculptures. Plus Americana multi-instrumentalist Barbara Jean performs "The River" from her debut album, "The Great Escape."
Rock The Garden 2012 Music Special
Minnesota Original music special featuring Howler, tUnE-yArDs, Doomtree, Trampled by Turtles and The Hold Steady at Rock The Garden 2012, presented by Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current.
Minnesota Opera's Doubt + Soul Asylum
Minnesota Opera's New Works Initiative production of "Doubt," by John Patrick Shanley and Douglas J. Cuomo, makes its world premiere. With fantasy and fluorescent colors, Melissa Loop's landscape paintings explore what is idyllic and dark. Illustrator and printmaker Adam Turman is known for his art prints of iconic Twin City landmarks, cycling scenes and pinup girls. And Soul Asylum performs "Just Like Anyone" at First Avenue.
Matt Wehling + Ashley Gold
Trained in France, Matt Wehling designs masterful bows custom made for each musician. With an eye for color theory and composition, Marisa Martinez combines gemstones, hand-blown glass beads and precious metals in her jewelry. Painter Mike Welton's brightly colored works are inspired by turn-of-the-century architecture and are informed by his background in design. Plus R+B/pop artist Ashley Gold performs "Heavy" in tpt?s Studio A.
Mu Performing Arts + Cloud Cult
MU Performing Arts honors the Twin Cities' Asian American community with Taiko drumming and other cultural productions. Season 10 American Idol competitor Sophia Shorai performs To Get By in tpt's Studio A. As a penciller for DC comics, Doug Mahnke draws some of the most recognized comic book characters. And the philosophical chamber rock band Cloud Cult, led by Craig Minowa, releases their tenth album, Love.
The Okee Dokee Brothers and B-Boy J-Sun
Grammy Award-winning children's band The Okee Dokee Brothers writes bluegrass and folk songs that the whole family can enjoy. Muralist and mosaic artist Greta McLain uses her public artwork to bring communities together. B-Boy J-Sun is committed to teaching younger generations both the cultural history of, and the techniques behind, hip hop dancing.
Maria Jette and Brave New Workshop
Soprano Maria Jette performs in every style, from early music with full orchestras to singing on A Prairie Home Companion. Brian Hart's innovative technique of light drawing results in unique images that are part photograph, part drawing. The Brave New Workshop has been performing satire, original sketch comedy and improv longer than any theater in the country.
Kevin Kling and Red House Records
Acclaimed author, playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling collaborates with some of Minnesota's most talented performers. Painter Eddie Hamilton's "Shadows Project" brings awareness to the challenges disabled people face when interacting with their communities. Folk record label Red House Records has been representing local and national artists since the early 1980s.
Sun Mee Chomet and Paul Metzger
Actress and playwright Sun Mee Chomet searches for her identity both onstage and off. Kurt Seaberg depicts the indigenous Sami people of Northern Europe in his intricate drawings. The Walker Art Center's 2013 Artist-Designed Mini Golf commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Instrumental alchemist Paul Metzger improvises on his modified 23-string banjo.
Wayne Potratz and Run Westy Run
Fascinated by the tradition of metal casting, Wayne Potratz has made it his life's work to study and teach sculpture. Jan Estep's conceptual art pieces are embodied by the experiential approach she takes with her art. Minneapolis band Run Westy Run plays First Avenue after a 15-year hiatus.
Rock The Garden 2013 Music Special
MN Original music special featuring electronic musician Dan Deacon, Duluth indie rockers Low, former Husker Du frontman Bob Mould, indie rock quartet Silversun Pickups and electro-pop band Metric at Rock The Garden 2013, presented by Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current.
Shelli Ainsworth, Tucker Hollingsworth
Local writer and filmmaker Shelli Ainsworth premieres her first independent feature film, Stay Then Go. Painter Dan Bruggeman's work examines landscapes where humans have altered the natural environment for entertainment purposes. Tucker Hollingsworth challenges the expected with his conceptual photography, which is both technical and ethereal.
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.
Michael Robins, Bonnie Morris of Illusion Theater
Since 1974 Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris have developed new work at Illusion Theater to catalyze personal and social change. Heid Erdrich's impactful work in poetry and film is often inspired by her Native American ancestry. Surrounded by legendary musicians from his childhood, Solomon Parham is now making a name for himself in the Twin Cities jazz community.
Eric Mueller, Andrea Jenkins and Prof
Instagram helped photographer Eric Mueller fuel his creative side and in turn find a community of peers and tens of thousands of followers. Poet and LGBT activist Andrea Jenkins explains how her work informs and activates communities surrounding LGBT equality issues. Go behind the scenes with legendary rapper Prof as he begins work on a new album and performs at his annual event "Prof Outdoors."
Eric William Carroll and Hmong Breakers Leadership Council
Fascinated by science, Eric William Carroll tests the limits and boundaries of photography, creating work without the use of a camera. Vocalist and songwriter Aby Wolf and her band perform an acoustic version of Alone, a single off of her new album. New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Michael Hall's work is known for its bright, expressive imagery and clever word play. The Hmong Breakers Leadership Council is an organization focused on bringing diverse communities together through the art of break dancing.
Sunday, Jan 29 at 6pm TPT 2
Sunday, Jan 29 at 10pm TPT 2
Monday, Jan 30 at 4am TPT 2
Monday, Jan 30 at 9:30pm TPT LIFE
Tuesday, Jan 31 at 3:30am TPT LIFE
Monday, Feb 27 at 1am TPT MN
Monday, Feb 27 at 7am TPT MN
Monday, Feb 27 at 7pm TPT MN
Silvercocoon and Dyani White Hawk
Tia and Souliyahn Keobounpheng's love of modern design can be seen in her jewelry, his architectural elements and their combined projects. Artist Dyani White Hawk uses mixed media to explore the intersection of traditional indigenous art and modern contemporary art. Improvisational drummer Davu Seru is well known in the Twin Cities jazz community. He's now making a name for himself as a composer.
Sunday, Feb 5 at 6pm TPT 2
Sunday, Feb 5 at 10pm TPT 2
Monday, Feb 6 at 4am TPT 2
Monday, Feb 6 at 9:30pm TPT LIFE
Tuesday, Feb 7 at 3:30am TPT LIFE
The Telling Project and Desdamona
Through the power of personal stories and theatrical performance, The Telling Project narrows the veteran-civilian divide. Mark Rivard has garnered attention for his work in an unusual medium, skateboard art, which he now uses to educate and inspire youth. Desdamona is a hip-hop MC, a spoken word artist, poet and teacher who has been a pillar of the Twin Cities hip-hop scene for decades.
Sunday, Feb 12 at 6pm TPT 2
Sunday, Feb 12 at 10pm TPT 2
Monday, Feb 13 at 4am TPT 2
Monday, Feb 13 at 9:30pm TPT LIFE
Tuesday, Feb 14 at 3:30am TPT LIFE
Brandon Kuehn and Chiaki O'brien
Paranormal artist Brandon Kuehn has been traveling around Minnesota gathering stories that inspire his artwork. When she emigrated from Japan, Chiaki O'Brien brought her knowledge of Saori weaving to Minnesota and now shares it with her new community. Sally Power specializes in the centuries-old art of paper marbling. Combing his American roots and Eastern European heritage, guitarist Sam Miltich found a home in jazz manouche
Sunday, Feb 19 at 6pm TPT 2
Sunday, Feb 19 at 10pm TPT 2
Monday, Feb 20 at 4am TPT 2
Monday, Feb 20 at 9:30pm TPT LIFE
Tuesday, Feb 21 at 3:30am TPT LIFE
Libby Larsen and Hippo Campus
American Composer and advocate for contemporary composers and musicians, Libby Larsen began writing music in first grade. David Coggins preserves memories of his travels in his writing, photographs and other works of art. Get an inside look at the recording and performing process of Hippo Campus as they complete their first full length album, "landmark".
Sunday, Feb 26 at 6pm TPT 2
Sunday, Feb 26 at 10pm TPT 2
Monday, Feb 27 at 4am TPT 2