Arts

Southern Lady Code, Helen Ellis

In her fabulous new book, Southern Lady Code, Helen Ellis writes with a staccato humor about thank you notes, her mother’s quirky and completely pragmatic etiquette lessons, the secrets behind her long and happy marriage and how she went home one evening in a Burberry trench coa

Ten spectacular new pieces of public art—huge, colorful outdoor sculptures—await your votes in the People’s Choice award category. This is a wonderful ongoing project for which the community can thank Public Art Edina and its chair, Barbara La Valleur.

To understand him means reading between the lines—the one-liners, that is. Bill Arnold likes to steer the conversation one way, toward humor. But to truly appreciate his punch lines, one needs to understand the set-up.

She was 11 years old, and he was 14. That’s when Daria and Michael Adams fell in love, and the relationship they formed at such tender ages has developed, matured and endured.

Growing up, Edina resident Marlene Pauley never believed her love of the clarinet would turn into anything more than a favored pastime.

Looking for a convivial creative outlet? Check out Crosstown Camera Club, initiated in the 1990s by the Edina Art Center.

Edina Art Center offers a robust line-up of beginner art classes. Registration for next month’s beginning pottery and basic drawing classes fills up fast.

Edina-based recording artist Jason Quaynor is an assistant coordinator for Teen Tech Center, an after-school art space at the Minneapolis Central Library. It’s an ideal outlet for his talents as both artist and pedagogue. “I’ve been working with teens since I was a teen,” says Quaynor.

Edina’s own Nicholas Legeros took first place in Public Art Edina’s 10th annual People’s Choice Awards.

The first blossom of a new public art project has unfurled at the corner of West 66th Street and Valley View Road.

For more than 40 years, Gail Shore of Edina has traveled to other countries on solo, self-funded trips—she’s taken photos, gotten to know the culture, and returned to share her experiences and photography with family and friends.

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