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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 →

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 →

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 →

Secrets Slideshow: Studio Visit with Abbey Kleinert

Abbey Kleinert has been a busy girl — she just wrapped up her show at Altered Aesthetics , she’s the artist in residence at Articulture, and is launching her multidisciplinary print shop co-op called Recess Press .  The co-op is… Continue Reading →

Secrets Studio Visit with Tim & Thom Navarro – Voltage Edition

Despite working on fashion, twin Brothers Tim and Thom Navarro only just recently opened an adorable boutique/studio on Lyndale called YOU and ME. Their colleague, jewelry designer Katy Schmaty, also provides products — and some great insight — into the… Continue Reading →

Guide to MNFashion Week

MNfashion Week is back for yet another round, and this spring it’s bigger than ever, with events spreading throughout nearly the entire month. It’s another sure sign of the constant growth in the Twin Cities’ fashion industry, and having been… Continue Reading →

Sunday Slideshow: Studio Visit with Terrence Payne

Terrence Payne has lived and worked in the Minneapolis area since the mid 1990’s, building a body of unique work while exhibiting at museum, galleries and universities throughout the United States. His work can be found in private, corporate and… Continue Reading →

Scene Spree: A Weekend Recap from the Twin Cities Social Circuit 3/17-3/19

This weekend was quite a doozy. Between styling photo booths, going to epic dance parties, writing press releases in bars and more, I didn’t have much time for boring things like sleeping and relaxing. I’m still pretty backed up with… Continue Reading →

Sunday Slideshow: Studio Visit with Stephanie Lake

Stephanie Lake has a fabulous studio in her home in Minnetonka where she hand crafts her luxury jewelry. In addition to her jewelry, Lake is an established interior designer with a Ph.D in the history of Decorative Arts and Design… Continue Reading →

Sunday Slideshow: Studio Visit with Anna Tsantir

Anna Tsantir is a Twin Cities artist whose printmaking has been recognized with support from a number of grants and fellowships — among them the Minnesota State Arts Board’s Artist Initiative Grant for 2009, the Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and… Continue Reading →

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