by Susannah Schouweiler, editor
May 5, 2008
A new issue of 10,000 Arts, co-published by mnartists.org and The Rake magazine, is hot off the presses! In honor of the occasion, this month's highlighted MnArts articles offer unexpected angles of approach for the slippery notion of "community."
With a new issue of 10,000 Arts: Minnesota's Creative Quarterly
on stands now, this month we'll be highlighting the longer, fully be-linked versions of the articles you'll find there. Pick up a copy of the new issue at all area Dunn Bros coffee shops, at Bibelot shops, and at many area libraries, as well as in galleries and museums in the Twin Cities and around the state, courtesy of our generous sponsor Explore Minnesota.
New for the week of May 26, 2008:
Put On Your Dancing Shoes
Critic Lightsey Darst offers an entertaining and helpful primer on adult dance classes, from ballet to bellydancing: what to look for, where to find a class, and the best kind of dance form for your body type, fitness level, and experience.
10,000 Arts: ZOOM IN Michael Thomsen
Susannah Schouweiler talks with 3-D artist Michael Thomsen about the enduring lure of the circus and how his first job as a kid, sorting through junk drawers of the recently deceased, left its indelible mark on his artwork.
FEATURED COLLECTION: Walker on the Green, artist-designed mini-golf
Mini-golf has returned to the Walker! This fun program, co-presented by mnartists.org and the Walker Art Center, opens May 24, and play continues through September 7, 2008, and features two "green"-themed courses created by Minnesota artists, architects, and designers.
FEATURED COLLECTION: 10,000 Arts essay and collection "Where We Live" by Todd Melby
Journalist, broadcaster, and architecture critic Todd Melby explores the hidden-in-plain-sight structures of our communities--from the elegant to the decrepit--and investigates what they reveal about the ways we live.
What Light: This Week's Poem: Patricia Kirkpatrick
This week's winning poem, Near Odessa
(selected by poet Katrina Vandenberg) is by Patricia Kirkpatrick.
It's time for a another What Light poetry reading
! Come hear many of this round's winning poets for yourself, June 1 at Magers and Quinn from 5-7 pm.
mnSpin: This Week's Playlist: Gawker Slowdown, Josiah Wordsworth and Nigel Egg
Listen to this week's winning mnSpin tracks by Gawker Slowdown (chosen by Matt Perkins), Josiah Wordsworth (chosen by Sarah Askari), and Nigel Egg (chosen by M.anifest).
Cover art for the May 2008 10,000 Arts is by Robert Roscoe (mnartists.org/robert_roscoe)