This week’s hounds look beyond the Twin Cities for art, including a film fest on the shores of Lake Pepin, four accordionists on one stage in Zumbrota and an experimental painter in west central Minnesota.
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For local jazz writer Pamela Espeland, there can never be too many accordionists, even if it’s on a small stage. Which is why she’s plugging “Accordion-O-Rama,” this Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 at Crossings at Carnegie. Crossings at Carnegie is a refurbished former Carnegie Library in Zumbrota. “Accordion-O-Rama” will showcase the squeeze-box skills of Dan Newton, Simone Perrin, Patrick Harision, and Denny Malmberg.
Documentarian and 2010 McKnight Fellow for Filmmaking Dawn Mikkelson says you probably won’t find the Hollywood star-making machinery at the Flyway Film Festival in Pepin and Stockholm, Wisconsin this weekend. But there will be a plethora of indie filmmakers and film enthusiasts from across the country to take in a festival that’s generating a national buzz. The Flyway Film Festival contains 35 feature films and shorts from seven different countries and runs Oct. 21 – 24 in Pepin and Stockholm.
Artist Andrew Nordin, owner and operator of the New London residential gallery ARThouse (featured on Art Hounds just a few weeks ago), has more good news to report from west central Minnesota. A new gallery called ARTmeyerson is opening up in Atwater. Andrew’s also thrilled with ARTmeyerson’s inaugural exhibition, “Avant Garage, Four Decades of Art.” It’s a retrospective of noted regional painter Robert Mattson. The opening is Saturday, Oct. 23 from 7 – 10pm, with entertainment provided by Minneapolis blues legend Willie Murphy.
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