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

Edina actress Caroline Bercaw in a scene from "To Say Goodbye".
It was raining the day Sadie Martin and her sister Lauren kissed their mom goodbye one last time.

The Edina High School Thespians put on the classic Fiddler on the Roof in early November. All photos by Andreasen Photography.

David Kasyanyuk will tell you he stumbled on photography by accident. But after briefly scanning hisportfolio, one would be hard-pressed to chalk up all this talent to a fluke.

Most of us have known someone who has dealt with mental illness at some point; we might even be one of those people. One Edina woman who found herself in this space has taken her experience and created inspiring art.

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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