Art Hounds: Dark & Stormy, Duluth art, Autre Ne Veut

confluence.JPG“Troposfera/Troposphere” from the “Confluence/Confluencia” exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute (Courtesty of Duluth Art Institute)

The hounds want to bring a new Minneapolis theater company, a ruminative, dual art show in Duluth and a Brooklyn producer with a French name to your attention this week.

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janefroiland.JPGLocal actor Jane Froiland says Dark & Stormy Productions, a year-old theater company in Minneapolis has a lot going for it; powerful, professional actors, relatively short, hard hitting productions and a knack for presenting plays in found spaces. Jane is looking forward to Dark & Stormy’s interpretation of the David Mamet classic, “Speed the Plow,” which is being staged at the Miller Bag Building in Northeast Minneapolis through March 9.

nickmonson.jpg“Confluence/Confluencia,” according to Nickolas Monson, is an amazing, ambitious collaboration between two artists, Cecilia Ramon and Carla Stetson. Nickolas, co-founder of the Prove Gallery in Duluth, says among other things the exhibition explores the notion of place without specifically identifying any place. One of the artists is from Duluth but left, the other moved to Duluth and fell in love with it. At the Duluth Art Institute through March 12.

tomsteffes.JPGKUOM Radio K DJ Tom Steffes has high praise for Brooklyn producer and auteur Autre Ne Veut, aka Arthur Ashin. Tom says Autre Ne Veut’s forward-looking hybrid of pop and R&B is as distinctive and fresh as Prince’s music…used to be. Autre Ne Veut makes a stop at the Triple Rock Social Club on Monday, March 4th.

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