Art Hounds: Maeve’s Sessions, Souljazz Orchestra and an Ottertail County homecoming

IMG_5253.JPGA section of Naomi Schliesman’s installation at the Kaddatz Gallery in Fergus Falls (Image courtesy of the artist)

This week’s hounds guide us to an interactive poetry reading, vibrant 3-D art in Fergus Falls and a horn saturated Afro-Latin band from Ottawa, Canada.

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krisbigalk.JPGAccording to local poet Kris Bigalk, there’s no risk of droning poets, stiflingly warm rooms or excessive sleepiness at The Maeve’s Sessions, at Maeve’s Cafe in Minneapolis. It features some of the best Twin Cities poets reading their work and interacting with audiences. The next installment happens tonight at 7:30pm, and features poets Leslie Adrienne Miller, Jim Moore, Katrina Vandenberg and Kathryn Kysar.

micheleanderson.JPGAfter ten years of being away, sculpture artist Naomi Schliesman has returned home to Ottertail County. Michele Anderson, program director for Springboard for the Arts in Fergus Falls, says Schliesman has installed an eye-popping 3-D installation at the Kaddatz Gallery in Fergus Falls, which reflects on her homecoming. The show runs through January 5.

alexhamberger.JPGGo see the Souljazz Orchestra, says Minneapolis bass player Alex Hamberger, and you will be compelled to dance, whether you want to or not. The band guarantees it. Alex says the group, from Ottawa, Canada, truly thrills with its horn section and Afro-Latin rhythms. The Souljazz Orchestra will heat up the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis on Saturday, Dec. 8.

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