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Secrets Slideshow: Studio Visit with Christina Rimstad

Christina (C-Rocka) Rimstad has her hands on many projects and events in Minneapolis.  Her experience ranges from drawing, design, marketing, events, music, and some wood cuts thrown in there somewhere as well. Her extensive resume includes such institutions as Cornerstone… Continue Reading →

Calhoun’s Bad Rep Fits with Other Notable Local Names

Now that the scandalous history of Mr. Calhoun has been brought to our attention (and the attention of the Minneapolis Park Board), Stuff About Minneapolis raises the point that Calhoun is not the only name in Minneapolis with a dark… Continue Reading →

Secrets Slideshow: Studio Visit with Michael Thomsen

Michael Thomsen started out with painting and slowly moved into large intricate sculptures. While mainly showcasing his work at Rogue Buddha, Michael has also exhibited in Chicago and New York. His latest show, CURIO opens this Friday for Art-a-Whirl. View… Continue Reading →

Secrets Slideshow: Studio Visit with Lisa Troutman of Drawn Well

Design can be a tedious craft, but since Lisa Troutman launched her illustration company Drawn Well about a year ago, has been making fun projects — and had fun making them. Lisa’s style fuses illustration and design, and sometimes pulls… Continue Reading →

Start Resting Up for Northern Spark, the Twin Cities First All Night Art Festival

For you art lovers with a bad case of insomnia (or if  you really love Red Bull), the Northern Spark festival will be right up your sleepless alley. The Pioneer Press previews the event, which starts from 8:55pm on June… Continue Reading →

Secrets Slideshow: Studio Visit with Annika Kaplan

Annika Kaplan has been designing jewelry for years — and has a beautiful collection to show for it. Annika was trained  at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and then received an AAS in the technical jewelry program at… Continue Reading →

Fabled Pachyderm Studio for Sale

A little piece of Minnesota music history just hit the real estate market — Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls is now for sale. Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” or Soul Asylum’s “Runaway Train” are just a couple of the famous tunes… Continue Reading →

Secrets Slideshow: Studio Visit with Amber Jensen

Amber Jensen has had some amazing experiences in her life all that have made her into the talented artist she is today. From sewing to illustration and the book arts, her aesthetic shines through in all the mediums she gets… Continue Reading →

St. Paul Art Crawl Round Up

This weekend’s St. Paul Art Crawl is so chock full of arty delights that we wanted to help you plan ahead by highlighting a few of the “must see/hear” parts of the crawl. Abbey Kleinert’s Recess Press – Join Abbey… Continue Reading →

Street Art Scene: Bombing with Yarn

Yarn is being used as a material for nondestructive street art all over the world and now shows us how Minneapolis is getting in on the action: artist Eric Reiger has been threading up his signature name, HOTTEA, all… Continue Reading →

WASCO’s First Gallery Show

Robb Burnham is WASCO and WASCO is an  acronym for Walk’in Around Check’in Stuff Out.  It may just sound like a pseudonym that Robb presents his work under but, really it encompasses his process and body of work. “Taking a… Continue Reading →

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