A revered singer-songwriter in an orchestral setting, an important Minneapolis gallery resurfaces in Nordeast, and a Steve Martin play as interpreted by a Lanesboro theater company all get the Art Hounds treatment this week.
Rural Minnesota artist Karl Unnasch made a sojourn to the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro recently to see "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," and Karl says it was a fantastic production. The play was written by comedian Steve Martin and envisions Picasso running into Albert Einstein at a pre-WWII Parisian bar and getting to know each other. It's on stage through September 25th.
One of Crystal Nelson's favorite singer songwriters will be accompanied by one of the world's great orchestras tonight. Crystal, who writes for the Minneapolis music blog Borangutang, can't wait to hear Josh Ritter unveil his new record "So Runs the World Away," with the help of the Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall. The performance is at 8pm.
As coordinator of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Chris Atkins closely follows what's happening in the Twin Cities gallery scene. Chris is happy to report that Rosalux Gallery, which used to be housed at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts building before it closed last year, is reopening....in Nordeast! The new Rosalux, which is run cooperatively by member artists, opens its inaugural show in its new space on Saturday, July 17th.
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The experimental theater company has been served notice by its landlords, terminating its lease at 1501 6th Street in Minneapolis. Bedlam expects to leave its current home no later than September 7th, 2010.
The theater company has been recently plagued with problems associated with the building. Earlier this year leaking pipes rotted out a floor underneath one of the Bedlam stages. For the last several months, volunteers and Bedlam staff have been working alongside contractors to repair the building. Now it appears they'll have to leave all that work behind.
According to a press release, Bedlam is beginning work to find a permanent home in Minneapolis. But to find an affordable space in such short order is no small task.
Bedlam received notice on June 30 from landlord, Fine Associates (dba Currie Park Developers), terminating its lease, effective August 31, 2010, to accommodate another community organization being displaced due to Riverside Plaza's renovation project.
Since 1993 Bedlam has worked to be community hub for Cedar-Riverside, creating its Cedar Riverside Art Zone for Youth (C.R.A Z.Y.) which works with 300 neighborhood youth and young adults in skill building workshops, GLBT specific partnerships, as well as working with activist and social justice groups dedicated to peace activism, labor issues, and the environment.