Art Hounds Each week three people from the Minnesota arts community talk about a performance, opening, or event they're excited to see and think others should check out.
Art Hounds

Art Hounds

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Each week three people from the Minnesota arts community talk about a performance, opening, or event they're excited to see and think others should check out.

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A discussion at Open Book in Minneapolis explores artist Sam Robertson's illustrated art-book take on the King James Bible. Sarah Nassif's hands-on "Weaving Water" workshop connects the ancient art of indigo dyeing and spinning fiber with local water systems. And at The Southern Theater, the group Cumar combines West African rhythms and Celtic dance to create something new.

Art Hounds explore an artist's legacy, and recommend a 'Haunting' play

This week's Art Hounds recommend the spine-tingling play "The Haunting of Hill House" at Rochester Repertory Theatre, a sweet evening of song and storytelling from James Rone and Alsa Bruno in Minneapolis, and "Act III: Who the Heck is Hoffman?" a posthumous exhibit of painter Frank Hoffman's life's work, curated by a St. Paul artist who acquired dozens of his artworks on Craigslist.

Art Hounds explore an artist's legacy, and recommend a 'Haunting' play

Art Hounds: Last chance to see 'Paj qaum ntuj' at the Walker

In the first week of 2022, Art Hounds recommend visual artist Paula Barkmeier, Led Zepplin cover band Zeppo, and Pao Houa Her's exhibition at the Walker Art Center.

Art Hounds highlight art by and for all generations

Artist Christopher Selleck of Robbinsdale, Minn., traveled to Rochester to see Preston Drum's immersive exhibit, "Bubbles" at the Rochester Art Center. The show combines sculpture, video and paintings large and small. Selleck describes the style as "at once painterly, playful, punk rock and sentimental," and he suggests visitors keep an eye out for "joyous little re-creations" sprinkled through the exhibit like Easter eggs. Courtesy of Preston Drum "Crib Piece (Elvis and Papa)." Mixed media sculpture by Preston Drum. Drum is part of the sandwich generation that is caring for younger and older relatives at the same time. The show includes a moving meditation on caring for his mother, who has Alzheimer's disease. The exhibit runs through Oct. 17. YouTube link to Preston Drum's artist talk Roy Taylor hosts the radio show "Indigeneity Rising" at KFAI, and recommends the Mni Sota Native Music Series, presented by The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. Artist Alex Buffalohead curated the series by North American Indian musicians, which runs each Thursday in July at 7:30 p.m. on The Cedar Public Access Channel. Keith Secola: Mni Sota Native Music Series The Cedar's Indigenous Music Series has featured performers from around the world for the past decade, but this year's virtual series is focused exclusively on North American artists, most of whom are from Minnesota. The genres include rock, blues, and alternative. You can listen back to the July 8 performance by Keith Secola, and tune in to hear The Wake Singers Thursday, Corey Medina & Brothers on July 22, and on July 29, an Artist Showcase hosted by Keith Secola. The series is funded by the Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation. Kelly O'Sullivan of Apple Valley was in Theatre 55's production of "Hair" in 2019, and she is excited to see the theater reprise an outdoor, music-only version of the show on this side of the pandemic. Theatre 55 puts on productions by seniors — an age group particularly hard-hit by COVID-19. O'Sullivan says the original cast formed a strong bond, and she's looking forward to seeing members who supported each other sing songs about experiences from the past year. Performances for "Hair! The Concert Experience" this weekend and next are at Caponi Art Park's outdoor amphitheater in Eagan, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Read more about Theatre 55 Older actors find a stage where age is no problem