If you're hankering for a virtuoso accordion player, a painter and printmaker with her eye on the landmarks of Lyon County, and a play that lays out the anatomy of adultery, this week's Art Hounds were made to order.
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Marshall graphic designer Marcy Olson became an Art Hound to celebrate the work of painter and printmaker Michon Weeks. Marcy is drawn to Michon's skewed vision, which is subtly evident in her installation "Poetry of the Road," at the brand new Marshall-Lyon County Library. It's a series of glass etchings of local county landmarks, hung in the windows of the library. There'll be an opening reception at the library on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5-7pm.
Shazore Shah was eating lunch the other day in Minneapolis when button accordionist extraordinaire Patrick Harison transported him to five different cultures over the course of his meal. Shazore, a tenor with the male vocal group Cantus, says he was amazed by Patrick's proficiency and comfort level in so many different genres. Patrick belongs to a number of groups, but his main gig is frontman for Patty and the Buttons. Patty and the Buttons plays on Monday, Dec. 5 at the Red Stag Supper Club in Minneapolis. The band also has a standing engagement at the Aster Café every Sunday afternoon.
Lily Troia is founder of the Minneapolis-based Invisible Button, an artist and event management company. Lily wasn't in the Twin Cities when "How to Cheat" became one of the hits of the 2006 Minnesota Fringe Festival. But she's read the new and augmented script by Minneapolis playwright Alan Berks and predicts the two person play about marital infidelity will pack even more of a sexy wallop. It's on stage at the Gremlin Theater in St. Paul through Dec. 10.
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During this morning's broadcast, there was mentioned a Jazz player scheduled to be at The Red Stag on Monday. What was his name? And, is he playing with Patty and the Buttons?
Dipak - I believe the person you heard mentioned was Patrick Harison, the bandleader of Patty and the Buttons. He's mentioned above in the post.
Wow, an art hound way out in Marshall, MN. Let have more of that MPR and great work Marcy Olson! The installation is amazing!