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  • The Beatles' one-night stand in Bloomington
    Bill Carlson was 17 years old when he got a press pass to photograph the Beatles during their one and only show in Minnesota. Few of those photos saw the light of day until recently, when Carlson decided to publish them in a book called "The Beatles! A One-Night Stand in the Heartland."December 21, 2007
  • Capturing dark beauties on paper
    The ugly duckling of the Order Lepidoptera is the moth. No butterfly would be caught dead near one. But artist Joseph Scheer parades the hidden beauty of these creatures.December 11, 2007
  • Finding beauty in the religions of others
    A Minneapolis sculptor uses handmade paper, uprooted trees, grapevines, and dried roses to tell a story of loss, displacement and personal spiritual transcendance.December 6, 2007
  • Photographer puts the present in the past
    A Minneapolis artist is giving new life to objects which have sat tucked away on the shelves of a local museum for years.December 4, 2007
  • Photographer Craig Blacklock seeks to preserve the North Shore
    Nature photographer Craig Blacklock is using his latest book and DVD to educate Minnesotans about development around Lake Superior.November 19, 2007
  • Wing Young Huie searches for Asian America
    Photographer Wing Young Huie offers Minnesotans a chance to look at themselves. For his well-known projects "Frogtown" and "Lake Street" he captured extraordinary images of ordinary people in St. Paul and Minneapolis. However in Huie's new book, "Looking for Asian America", he went in search of himself.November 16, 2007
  • 'Lessening Fear Through Creativity'
    A public art project, called "Lessening Fear Through Creativity" opens Friday at the Minneapolis Public Library. It is designed to get people to consider panhandlers in a new light.November 15, 2007
  • Socialist art finds life after socialism
    The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis is currently showing an exhibition dedicated to the work of one of Russia's most reknowned socialist realism painters, Geli Korzhev.November 11, 2007
  • Walker Art Center launches major Frida Kahlo Show
    The first U.S. exhibit of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's work in more than a decade opens this weekend at the Walker Art Center.October 25, 2007
  • 'My Kid Could Paint That' - or could she?
    Amir Bar-Lev's life changed the day he heard abstract paintings by 4-year-old girl were selling for thousands of dollars. His film called "My Kid Could Paint That," opens locally this weekend.October 18, 2007
  • Artist stitches together cultures
    One young Minneapolis artist is creating new work that brings the worlds of high art and street art together.October 8, 2007
  • Minnesota film maker explores the tragedy of Darfur
    Minnesota native Annie Sundberg's new documentary "The Devil Came on Horseback" examines the deteriorating situation in Darfur through the eyes of a former US Marine turned peace monitor.October 8, 2007
  • From jock to artist
    In high school, R. Justin Stewart was a complete jock. Now just a few years later, the University of Minnesota student is an internationally acclaimed sculptor.October 4, 2007
  • A Capitol photographer
    The Minnesota State Capitol building has been around for 102 years. For almost a third of that time, Tom Olmscheid has been taking pictures of it.September 27, 2007
  • Minnesota photographer captures the prairie
    Many people dismiss the North Dakota plains as an uninspiring landscape. A Moorhead photographer, Wayne Gudmundson, uses words like comfortable and intimidating to describe the prairie. Gudmundson has spent 35 years photographing the prairie and a retrospective of his work opens this week.September 26, 2007

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