Art Hounds: Portraits, Yuletide radio theater, and a zydeco dance party

marygibney.JPG“Sleeping Beer Salesman” by Mary Gibney (Image courtesy of the artist)

The hounds are anxious to tell you about two Minneapolis artists whose off-beat portraits lodge in your brain, a holiday radio theater drama from Winona and two zydeco heavyweights who inspire bodies to move…rhythmically.

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20090624_kathy_peterson.JPGWinona State University Arts Administrator Kathy Peterson didn’t grow up in Winona, but she is a child of the ’50s. Kathy will get to re-live the holidays of her youth and learn about Winona circa 1952 through the new original play, “The Winona Family Christmas Radio Show.” It’s a production of Theatre Du Mississippi and is on stage at the Historic Masonic Theater in Winona on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30pm, Sat., Dec. 1 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2pm.

PaulDickinson.jpgPoet and Riot Act Reading Series host Paul D. Dickinson is quite taken with the odd and enigmatic portraiture art of Mary Gibney and Noah Harmon. Paul says Mary’s works are surprisingly empathetic and linger in your mind, while Harmon’s quirky pieces provide helpful though somewhat unrealistic tips on how to live a better life. Opening reception is Sat. Dec. 1 at the One on One Bicycle Studio in Minneapolis from 7 – 11 pm.

StuartKlipper.jpgWe know Stuart Klipper as a talented photographer. He also once modeled an amazing shirt on the Art Hounds Facebook page. But did you know Stuart loves to dance to cajun and zydeco music? Stuart will be in zydeco heaven this Sunday night (Dec. 2) when two cajun supertstars, accordion player and singer Jesse Lége and fiddler Joel Savoy, come to Half Time Rec in St. Paul, sponsored by Krewe de Walleye.

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