This week, a youthful poetry slam, one of the jewels of the Fargo-Moorhead art scene, and grainy nighttime party videos transformed into paintings, have captured the hounds. (Want to be an Art Hound? Sign up!) The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, according to David Hamilton, is part of the foundation on which the community’s art scene is Read more →
Muted minimalist soundscapes, art that simultaneously shocks, pleases and tricks the eye, and accordion music the way dancers like it. Read more →
From Katie Kaufmann, actor and creator: My Favorite arts memory of 2013 was a play I saw at Pillsbury House and Theatre in Minneapolis: “The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry.” This show included all the things that make me love live theater. It was mythic, funny, educational, and heart-wrenching. Full of poetery and magic. Read more →
On the agenda this week: Four gifted landscape painters, a celebrated composer’s Minnesota premiere and a play that has it all — zombies, cannibals and a Buddhist backbone. (Want to be an Art Hound? Sign up!) It wasn’t the martial arts action that Twin Cities arts writer Stephanie Xenos found most interesting about Theater Mu’s Read more →
This week, a trilogy of plays casting Hindu gods into western culture, a group of emerging artists enraptured by human subjects, and a virtuoso klezmer clarinetist goes classical. Read more →
Art in tents, train stations and outdoors. Release the Hounds! Read more →
Even an icon needs a little TLC every once in a while. Early birds walking around the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden this morning witnessed Tim Antilla giving a quick lick of paint to the spoon part of Claes Oldenburg’s iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry. According to our photographer Jennifer Simonson who took these pictures, you had to look quick Read more →
This week, a Bloomington art exhibition arising out of the despair of imprisonment, a Mankato festival celebrating films which strictly limit dialogue, and another festival which places women who rock on a pedestal.
This week’s hounds are truly hypnotic as they delve into a children’s play about the courageous struggles of baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, a Mankato painter who’s mastered his own brand of abstract expressionism, and a strictly rock band from Minneapolis that will warm your winter ravaged body.
The hounds have uncovered an under-appreciated Minnesota composer, a hotshot German artist who’s bringing his internationally renowned paintings to Rochester, and the reason Northfield will be a mecca for contra dance this weekend.