Posts Tagged ‘art’

Snowy SpongeBob

SpongeBobDon is just a dad who likes to play in the snow, so every year he makes a giant snow sculpture in his South Minneapolis front yard for his children, daughter Victoria (11) and son Donny (10).  This year Spongebob SquarePants on a big chair adorns his lawn and he was performing maintenance on him as I passed by on the way home from the US Pond Hockey Championships so I stopped to ask him about it.  If you would like to see SpongeBob he is just off the intersection of 52nd Street & 28th Avenue in Minneapolis.


Feeling Arty this weekend?

Sometimes I get the urge to do something besides hit the couch and watch the television on a friday night. Other then hitting a bar with friends, or blowing out my eardrums at a local rock show I like to check out some art.

Hitting a local art gallery or museum can be an enlightening experience. You get to sip a beer or glass of wine, hang with hipsters and pretend you might just know something about art. Plus you can be home by ten or hitch a ride on the hipster express and find an all night DJ blowout somewhere.

Two events come to mind this weekend, but they are both on the same night and start at the same time. Maybe you can do half and half!

Hot Ink: Comic Art In Minnesota – All the cool local underground comic artists will be displaying their work and recently published books. Friday, October 3rd, 7:00pm at the Minnesota Museum of American Art at Kellogg Boulevard and Market Street in St. Paul –

Tales From The Black Lodge – From the press release –  “Tales from the Black Lodge will feature surreal and otherworldly artwork inspired in part by the creative genius of David Lynch.” This one takes place Friday, October 3rd, 7:00pm at Altered Esthetics – 1224 Quincy St. NE in Minneapolis –

A great place to look up art events is at

Let’s Talk Sunny Days

The St. Croix Valley I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking about nice weather and being outside.

{Photo courtesy of White Pine Festival

As usual my wife has my back and when I arrived home I was given a little present. A brochure for the White Pine Festival.

It’s an outdoor festival billed as ‘Bringing great art & ideas together’ and it looks like a great way to spend time in some of my favorite local cities. 

Check out these venues and events.

I’m going to plan for Poems with Feelings: a conversation with Marie Howe followed by Sips & Sounds: Conversations About Music on June, 21.

You have to admit it Marie Howe has great hair.

 *Update – It’s my niece’s Science Museum Star Wars Bday on the 21’st. Now I’m looking at June 19th with Roger Bonair-Agard.

Want to come along? 


Young Minnesotans Making an Impression

Emily Anderson [via] MPRThis week I’ve been listening to MPR: Radio at 8:15 am.

Each morning they’ve been featuring a young up-and-coming Minnesotan artist that is also a winner of the Schubert Club’s Bruce P.Carlson Student Scholarship.

From the MPR article: “The preliminary round competition typically draws more than 250 students competing in 15 divisions, split up by age and instrumentation. The youngest competitors are in junior high. The oldest are graduate students, but there a few out of college”

The talent level of these up-and-coming young artists is amazing and each day I have been delighted and impressed by the chosen material and the performace.

Show your support for Minnesota talent and give these young artists a listen.

The Schubert Club

Listen to the interviews on MPR’s website after they air.

( Photo, Stillwater High School violinist Emily Anderson, courtesty of MPR/Karl Gehrke ) 

Saint Paul Art Crawl Spring 2008

That’s right it’s time for another Saint Paul Art Crawl.

Here’s a list of the buildings. The combination of fun people,interesting art, and cool old buildings seems like the perfect combination for a weekend event. I’ll be at the Rossmor Building (500 N. Robert St.) tomorrow evening. Say hello if you see me.

Anyone else planning on going?  

Related: Last Year

Jim H Did you know that they have art in St. Paul, too?

Saint Paul Art Crawl 2007

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