Art Hounds: Charlie Maguire, Xavier Tavera, and a mystery at the Mall of America

An image from Xavier Tavera's exhibit at Concordia Gallery (Courtesy of Concordia Gallery).

This week, a photographer trains his eye on Minneapolis Latinos, a troubadour takes his river songs to New York Mills, and the ‘Harty’ Boys go to the MOA, but not to shop.

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anna weggelImproviser, actor and musician Anna Weggel can’t get enough of Comedy Suitcase, the Minneapolis troupe that crafts clever, funny productions for people of all ages. Just in time for Halloween, Comedy Suitcase is bringing “The Harty Boys” back to the stage to solve “The Mystery of the Mall of America of Death” at the Bryant Lake Bowl through Oct. 27.

veronica ochoaVeronica Ochoa has a deep appreciation for Minneapolis photographer Xavier Tavera’s portraits of Latinos in Minneapolis, which seek, among other things, to dismantle stereotypes. Veronica, a documentary filmmaker in her own right, is especially excited about Tavera’s new show at the Concordia Gallery in St. Paul, which reflects a new, more conceptual phase in Tavera’s career. The exhibition runs through Nov. 13. A reception will held on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m.

pamela robinsonVisual artist Pam Robinson is delighted The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center will be playing host to Minnesota folk troubadour Charlie Maguire on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Pam, who calls Maguire a Minnesota gem, says the concert is free and will feature some songs about the Mississippi River Maguire co-wrote with some local sixth-graders.

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