Marianne Combs Feature Archive

Sandy Spieler has used her artistic skills to help pull together a diverse neighborhood in south Minneapolis, raise awareness of pressing environmental issues and celebrate the human capacity to do good in the world, through In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. (05/28/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about artist-designed mini-golf and about two new plays -- one set in Denmark, the other in a cul-de-sac. (05/23/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about arts events happening at galleries all over Minneapolis this weekend. (05/16/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about three new stage productions in Minneapolis -- including one at the Guthrie Theater, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this week. (05/09/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about an arts event for each day of this upcoming weekend. (05/02/2013)
Roger and DeAnna Cummings, along with friend Peyton Russell, had a goal: An organization in north Minneapolis that could teach kids about the arts, and then show them how to use their artistic skills to support themselves financially. (04/29/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about three arts happenings that celebrate our long-awaited springtime. (04/25/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about three innovative shows taking the stage this weekend -- with themes piscine or paternal. (04/18/2013)
The College of Visual Arts in St. Paul is set to close this June because of declining enrollment in a tough economy. But a group called CVA Action is trying to mount a rescue mission. (04/08/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about Artcrank and two new plays opening this weekend. (04/04/2013)
On April Fools' Day people often view the news with a certain amount of skepticism. A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts suggests that in today's media-saturated world, perhaps everyday is April Fools' - and people should always question the validity of what they see and hear. (04/01/2013)
Marianne Combs describes three very different types of stage performances happening this weekend. (03/28/2013)
Coming away from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' new show "More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness," I was struck by what I had learned. Curator Liz Armstrong has presented us with a series of conundrums and riddles, all pointing to the fragility of what we think of as reality. (03/23/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about three arts happenings that blur the boundaries in various ways. (03/21/2013)
A small handful of Minnesotans took one step closer to getting a coveted James Beard award. (03/18/2013)