by Tour Through Shantytown
February 6, 2008
Raconteur and writer Andy Sturdevant gives a whirlwind conceptual tour through this year's ingenious structures on the ice at Medicine Lake.
For this issue of a+E, we're celebrating the frigid depths of winter with a guided tour through what has quickly become a beloved Minnesota tradition, the Art Shanty Projects (now in their fifth year), currently in residence on the frozen waters of Medicine Lake.
* Writer and Art Shanty Projects tour guide extraordinaire Andy Sturdevant gives a funny, informative inside look at the wacky, ingenious offerings to be found in the ice house community that's taken shape in Plymouth this year
* Selections from MnArts magazine, including this month's Zoom In artist profile, a short history of "movement theater," a behind the curtain peek into the playwright-driven Workhaus Collective, a look at the career of renegade performer Billy X. Curmano
* A slew of new artist opportunities drawn from our daily updated list on mnartists.org
* Arts happenings around the state, including a scratch and dent sale from Aesthetic Apparatus, the Twin Cities Chekhov Festival, and a play by raconteurs Amy and David Sedaris
Also: the final installment of Radio mnartists, an interview with the avant-garde cellists of Jelloslave, which will conclude our long-running series of audio artist profiles hosted by KFAI's Marya Morstad.
access+ENGAGE is the definitive alternative arts journal of mnartists.org. Delivered twice per month via e-mail, it provides a handpicked selection of upcoming events from around the state, art by established luminaries and emerging artists alike, and insightful cultural commentary.