Art Hounds: Ananya Dance, Rose Ensemble and $99 artby 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.
This week's art hounds sniff out a free Rose Ensemble concert, the last act of an environmental justice dance trilogy and a fundraiser that's about affordable art, and not big names.
Jenzi Silverman is a recorderist and music educator in the Twin Cities. She's looking forward to the Rose Ensemble's free showcase concert at the Central Presbyterian Church in St. Paul this Friday.
Jenzi loves how this vocal group takes ancient music and makes it new again.
Matt Peiken is the producer of 3-Minute Egg, a daily video blog and weekly public television program that explores the local arts.
He'll be in the audience at the Southern Theater as Ananya Chatterjea and her company perform the final piece in her Ashesh Barhsa dance triology. Unending Monsoon deals with themes of social and environmental justice through movement and music.
Christy De Smith is the lifestyle editor at Mpls/St. Paul Magazine. She recommends new art collectors -- or those just looking for a deal -- check out the $99 Sale at the Soap Factory.
This fundraiser for the non-profit visual arts space features nearly 300 works by artists from across the country. These 5 by 7-inch pieces, however, don't come with names attached so you won't know whose art you've purchased until after the piece becomes yours.