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

A group of Edina High School students had the rare opportunity to attend the Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Neb., in June, bringing back valuable experience and praise from peers.

Each September, the Edina Art Center hosts a juried art show: its largest exhibition of the year.

Rebekah Moir, left, gives stage direction to Jeremiah Players Club members Libby Strittmater, Lorelai Nelson, Ellison Salyards, Lily Salyards and Eiledon Moir at Calvary Lutheran Church in Edina.

You don’t often find a second-grader and a high school sophomore collaborating creatively and logging hours of theater rehearsal together.

Thirty-year Edina resident Sarah Rose was named one of eight winners of the Loft Literary Center's 2013 Shabo Award for Children’s Picture Book Writers.

Roman glass jewelry created by Marti Johnson.

The Edina Art Fair isn’t just the start of art shows in Minnesota, it’s an unofficial start to summer in Edina. The 48th annual Edina Art Fair takes place June 6 through June 8 at 50th and France.

Geneva Fitzsimonds at Southview Middle School

Growing up with 12 older brothers and sisters can have its ups and downs. For South View Middle School band teacher Geneva Fitzsimonds, a big family had more perks than drawbacks, as it ultimately led her to her dream job.

Edina held its third-annual film festival November 7-9 at the Landmark Edina Cinema. All photos by Andreasen Photography.

Claire Little, a junior at Edina High School, didn’t like to read. That is, until she joined the Breakfast Book Club at school this year. “The Breakfast Book Club got me more pumped about reading. I really like reading now,” Little says.

In April, the gardener dreams of what the summer will bring. Emily Tepe’s lovely book, The Edible Landscape: Creating a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden with Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers, is the guidebook for those dreams.

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