Spring has arrived in Minnesota! We welcome the season by transforming the Margaret Foss Gallery into a space of flora and fauna inspired artwork. Viewers will find work that brings the beauty of spring blossoms into your home, and artwork designed to be displayed in the garden alongside your plants. An assortment of art ranging from unique pottery, metal art, glass, jewelry and clothing inpsired by the garden, photography, painting and drawing with floral and garden themes.
Arts & Performance
The Art Institutes International Minnesota graduates are proud to announce their show Divergent. The word divergent means to be moving in different directions from a similar interest, which underscores the relationship between the work of Neal Burke and Kathleen Devine. As a sports photographer, Neal captures action, impact and passion. Kathleen is a fine art documentary photographer who uses small details or subtle humor to tell a unique story. Together they document the emotions of their subjects, and represent a strong sense of community.
Award winning author Brian Freeman returns with the latest thriller in his immensely popular Jonathan Stride series – MARATHON. Brian will be doing a reading, discussion and book signing at Barnes & Noble Edina on May 9 from 7 pm – 9 pm . Marathon is a timely “ripped from the headlines” thriller involving a marathon bombing, terrorism, fear of the other and the dangers of social media.
These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere. Notice your mood change when after a period of gloomy and cloudy days, the sun comes out. The light brings color. I find that rural Minnesota winters are a great inspiration for thinking of, remembering, and depicting colors. That’s what these paintings are, memories of colors we’ve all seen.
This eclectic concert will showcase the virtuosity of Paul Schoenfield’s Klezmer-inspired trio, the transcendent Fantasy on a Yiddish Song by David Evan Thomas, old Ukrainian folk tunes passed on through generations, and the beloved Hungarian Dances by Brahms.
Attendees will be joined by Impossible Salt, an imaginative and kinetic theater group specializing in folk stories and mythology. Actors will perform the Hungarian Dances with their exotic gypsy flair.
Traditional Ukranian Folk Music
Peter Ostroushko, mandolin and voice
On Tuesday, February 21st, from 6-8pm Magers and Quinn will host the launch of Do You Realize? a novel by local author Kevin A. Kuhn. Magers and Quinn is the Twin Cities largest independent bookstore and is located in Uptown at 3038 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Minnesota’s First Family of Music, The Peterson Family, has been performing locally, nationally, and internationally for many years. The family consists of Linda, Billy, Patty, Ricky and Paul as well as third generation, Jason Peterson DeLaire.
December 1–2 Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra transform the atrium, lobby and mezzanine of Orchestra Hall into a hub of eight to nine activity stations where kids and parents can partake in arts and crafts and learn about this year’s production of Peter and the Wolf, given life and humor on stage by prop-assisted actors, while also trying out the instruments they’ll soon be hearing—no extra charge. All ages. $12. Start times vary; check online for details.
Poet and teacher Chris Martin will speak on how new research shows that the autistic brain is hardwired for metaphor and imagery, meaning children and adults with autism may be natural poets. He will lead the audience in some basic writing exercises that can help them use poetry in every part of their lives. Sponsored by the Edina Reads Committe. The program will be in the Fireside Room of the Edina Senior Cente below the Edina Library.
SOUTHDALE YMCA HOSTS 4th ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE FEATURING AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY MUSIC STAR BRYAN WHITE AND RENOWNED MINNEAPOLIS BASED MUSICIAN ST. PAUL PETERSON. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016
The Southdale YMCA in Edina, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, will host its 4th Annual Music Festival to benefit youth leadership programs on Sunday, November 13, 2016.