Family inspires the work of visual artists Hunter Powell and her grandfather Seitu Jones. There is a science to Marilyn Garber's water color botanical art. And Singer/Songwriter Peter Himmelman performs songs from his newest album.
David Goldes creates and then photographs striking still-lives of physical phenomena. Interact Center gives actors with disabilities the opportunity to express themselves creatively. And Davina and the Vagabonds perform at the Dakota jazz club.
The MN Historical Society's Collection of more than 6000 paintings, prints and drawings showcases the history of our state through its art. Sharra Frank creates a mosaic with thousands of pieces of hand-cut colored glass for Children's Hospital. Together since the early 90s, their soulful rock music continues to evolve. The Honeydogs perform.
The Science Museum of Minnesota preserves thousands of cultural treasures in its Ethnology Collections. Robayat performs music indigenous to Persia, Turkey and central Asia. Lars Martinson draws upon the fundamentals of East Asian calligraphy to create cartoons and graphic novels. Duluth Natives Trampled By Turtles perform at First Avenue.
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, May 24 at 1amTPT MN Wednesday, May 24 at 7amTPT MN Wednesday, May 24 at 1pmTPT 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, May 31 at 1amTPT MN Wednesday, May 31 at 7amTPT MN Wednesday, May 31 at 1pmTPT MN Wednesday, May 31 at 7pmTPT MN
VocalEssence + fDeluxe
Artistic Director Philip Brunelle founded the internationally acclaimed choral music ensemble VocalEssence in 1969. Figurative Painter Luke Hillestad, whose work is reminiscent of Italian masters, uses live models for his subjects. Composer Mary Ellen Childs incorporated clapping games and baseball coaching signals in the body percussion piece, Sight of Hand. And fDELUXE performs their funky single Gaslight at the Loring Theater.
Wednesday, Apr 26 at 1amTPT MN Wednesday, Apr 26 at 7amTPT MN
Theatre in the Round + Alpha Consumer
Theatre in the Round Players, with its community of volunteers, has been presenting work on an arena stage since 1952. More than one hundred pieces of correspondence from many of history's most notable composers make up The Gilman Ordway Manuscript Collection at The Schubert Club. Installation artist Harriet Bart transforms words and everyday objects into sculptural expressions of memory. And Jeremy Ylvisaker, Michael Lewis and J.T. Bates of Alpha Consumer perform.
Frank Gaard has painted provocative and political themes since the 1960s. Creative nonfiction writer Barry Borich reads an excerpt from her book Apocalypse Darling. Amy Toscani's fanciful sculptures are reminiscent of arts and craft projects of childhood. Bulgarian for "orchestra without a name," Orkestar Bez Ime performs in the southeastern European tradition.
Wednesday, May 10 at 1amTPT MN Wednesday, May 10 at 7amTPT MN
The MovingCompany + Rhythmic Circus
Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp from the Tony award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune present The MovingCompany's first show. Twins Janani and Jeyani Narayan play Carnatic violin, a form of classical south Indian music. Fine art photographer Michael Crouser's work includes an ongoing series of timeless black and white images. And the high-energy percussive dance and musical ensemble Rhythmic Circus performs their song Circus.
Wednesday, May 17 at 1amTPT MN Wednesday, May 17 at 7amTPT 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."
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'".
Poet Dobby Gibson releases a new book of poetry with Graywolf Press, one of the nation's leading nonprofit publishers. Founder and Artistic Director Susana Di Palma introduces the American-Spanish dance company and school Zorongo Flamenco. Gary Moss' love of Minnesota and the outdoors comes through in his photorealistic landscape and wildlife paintings. And Spencer "Big Cats" Wirth-Davis honors the memory of his mother with his instrumental hip hop and R+B album.
Jon Reischl portrays the act of remembering in his vintage-hued paintings. Using the centuries-old art of stone lithography, Faye Passow gives her eclectic drawings rich texture and complex gradation. Expressionist Bettye Olson's career spans more than 60 years and is represented in permanent collections locally and internationally. Illustrator and collage artist Colin Johnson painstakingly assembles elements for his mixed-media work. And pianist, conductor and educator Phil Mattson is recognized as one of the top vocal jazz arrangers in the country.
Dan Corrigan shares stories about his photographs from the legendary nightclub First Avenue. Wil Natzel uses his formal training in architecture to design and create installations that challenge the expected use of a space. Eleanor McGough mimics the effects of weather in her large-scale paintings. And City Pages? 2013 Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Greg Grease, performs.
David Bowen's installations examine the contrast between natural and mechanical systems. Liza Sylvester paints detailed watercolor and ink abstracts that are informed by profound hearing loss, which began in childhood. Drury Brennan draws upon graffiti and Asian calligraphy in his large-scale typographical improvisations. A second generation artist, Stuart Loughridge's paintings and intaglio etchings are inspired by his international travels. Plus soulful singer/songwriter and finalist on NBC's "The Voice," Nicholas David performs "Monsters Sleep" at Mancini's Char House in Saint Paul.
Internationally acclaimed Artaria String Quartet preserves and performs classical chamber repertoire. Noted poet Robert Bly shares three of his poems from inside his private writing sanctuary. Judy Onofrio's latest work creating sculptures from animal bones is both a departure and a coming home. The 4ontheFloor, along with Duluth singer Sarah Kruger, perform "Enough" at Target Field.
Eric Reiger, also known as HOTTEA, uses chain link fence as the backbone for his street art installations. Mary Mack, who has appeared on Minnesota Polka Spotlight and Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, shares her comedic and quirky charm. A finalist from NBC's "The Voice," Nicholas David writes and performs soulful music.
A MN Original music compilation featuring many of our favorite musicians performing in the tpt studios and around town: Alpha Consumer, Solid Gold, Mayda, Astronautalis, Barbara Jean, The Shiny Lights and Cloud Cult.
Phil Daniel's stained glass art mixes innovative techniques with centuries-old practices, resulting in modern works that are built to last. Inspired by and fascinated by nature, Moira Bateman abandoned a career in landscape architecture to pursue mixed-media art full time. Longtime Twin Cities musician Adam Levy's recent solo work reflects losing his young adult son, Daniel, to mental illness.
Visual artist Shana Kaplow contrasts stark, photo-real depictions with abstract, disjointed panels to explore the notion of identity. Self-taught jeweler Gallen Benson has earned an international reputation with his intricate cloisonn? work. Jim Sannerud's turned wooden bowls are distinct in their oblong shapes, hand-carved details and vibrant milk paint finishes. Musician Haley Bonar performs on tpt's music series, The Lowertown Line.
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.
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.
Moheb Soliman's interdisciplinary poetry deals with ideas of nature, place and identity. Artist Sharon Louden is also an educator, advocate for artists and editor of the series of books, "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life" series of books. From comics to essays, short stories and novels, author Ben Percy primarily seeks to thrill his readers.
Writer, actor and director Shanan Custer creates new work with heart and comedic flare. Shawn Carling is known the world over for his custom-crafted machine age era lamps. Before she found Hollywood success, Lea Thompson began her artistic career in Minnesota. Lindsay Locatelli creates jewelry pieces that resonate with her as an artist, often flying in the face of the mainstream jewelry market.
Rita Mustaphi performs and choreographs kathak dance, a classical North Indian dance form. Nigerian painter and sculptor Omo Oba (Prince) Adetomiwa A. Gbadebo's work is large, bold and inspired by his personal journey. Melissa Cooke creates her hyper-realistic drawings by subtracting from the page, not adding to it. DJ and artist Booka B throws down new beats, prints and paintings.
Somali American multimedia artist Ifrah Mansour explores perceptions of identity and understanding through lived experience. Sculptor Jennifer Shea Hedberg creates dazzling ice lanterns all year round. Musician Eric Mayson performs Aces. Upon entering motherhood, Jane Wunrow discovered she had to be open to using new mediums, spaces and times for her creative practice. And Shapiro and Smith Dance perform The Gist.