Entropia (review), 2004 by Julie Mehretu
Published by Highpoint Editions
Jodie Ahern is senior editor at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Jodie was thrilled to see Highpoint Center for Printmaking's debut show in its new building called "Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu." Mehretu is an internationally known painter and printmaker who's work received early notice from the Walker Art Center. "Excavations" is on view at Highpoint through November 21.
Greg Neidhart is a music professor and directs the arts administration program at Winona State University. Greg expects sparks to fly at the "Celebration of Words, Music and Image," a collaboration between area poets, folk and classical musicians and composers. They'll perform Sunday at 7:30pm, at an up and coming attraction in Winona, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.
James Craven is a veteran actor at Penumbra Theater. James is very impressed with Open Eye Figure Theatre as a company and venue in South Minneapolis. His favorite artistic expressions, dance, music and light, will collide at Mississippi/Volga III, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9th and 10th at 8pm. Mississippi/Volga III will feature performers from Russia, Hungary and Germany working alongside the local avant cello duo "Jelloslave" and the Minneapolis tap and percussive group "Buckets and Tap Shoes."
Not finding what you want here? Well don't forget, the St. Paul Art Crawl is this weekend. The Decemberists perform at the State Theatre on Friday. And Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater presents its latest work "Tales from the Book of Longing," inspired in part by the poetry of Leonard Cohen.
"Watusi (Hard Edge)" by African-American artist Alma Thomas, now on display in the East Wing of the White House.
The Obama family's ongoing work to redecorate the White House is drawing international attention, particularly for what they're hanging on the walls.
The White House is now home to more modern and abstract artwork than ever before, from Jasper Johns and Mark Rothko to lesser-known artists such as Alma Thomas, an African-American abstract painter of the 1960s and 1970s (see above).
In addition, the first family is choosing artwork that represents much of the country's history - including native american pottery - and ingenuity, represented by models for a telegraph register, a gear-cutting machine and a paddlewheel for a steamboat.
So if you moved into the White House, what art would you surround yourself with?(1 Comments)