Arts

The Edina High School Thespians will perform two plays this month: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rhinoceros.

It is 1964, and 11-year-old Fin Hadley sits in the passenger seat of a Kharmann Ghia speeding towards Greenwich Village and away from rural Connecticut. In the cramped back seat is his dog Gus. At the wheel is Lady Hadley, Fin’s 24-year-old half-sister.

Edina Magazine asked five local authors with recent books what inspires them and what their writing muse is. Each one offered unique insight into what spurs their creative spark, along with a personal history about the books they have written.

Grace Kapsner, a fifth-grade student this year at Countryside Elementary School, is all smiles when it comes to art.
   

Nancy Acker didn’t think she could paint. After retiring in 1997 from her job as a psychologist in the Minneapolis school system, she had taken woodcarving and sculpture classes at the Edina Art Center, but was apprehensive about picking up a brush.

As summer metamorphoses into radiant autumn and paints nature’s canvas, this is the perfect month to appreciate art.

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