Art Hounds: Scandinavian folk, loft art and Shipwrecked!by Chris Roberts, Minnesota Public Radio
Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.
Betsy Mowry is a mosaic artist and administrator for COMPAS, an art education program. She's excited about "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment," a new play that celebrates the magic of tall tales -- man-eating octopus and all. The play runs at the Jungle Theater through June 28.
Pete Driessen is a visual artist in Minneapolis. He's planning on heading to the 801 Lofts to see the densely-layered oil paintings of David Rich. The show, which also features the work of Jeremy Bue and Barbara Gilooly, is having its opening reception this Saturday from 6-9 p.m.
Barbara Sibley (aka Blanche Fubar) is a DJ of the weekly "Fubar Omniverse" on KFAI. This weekend she's taking a road trip up to Nisswa for the 10th Annual Nisswa-Stamman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival. The two-day festival will feature visiting musicians from Scandinavia as well as local groups with Nordic roots.