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How a Walker Art Center Program Helps People with Dementia Enjoy...

For most of Marv Lofquist’s life, taking a tour of an outdoor sculpture park would have been an out-of-the-ordinary activity. But when the retired...

Relish: Illustrator Xee Reiter Sketches the Stories of Food

On a warm, sunny August afternoon, artist and Relish illustrator Xee Reiter shows me around her extensive home gardens in Saint Paul, Minn. From traditional...

In Minnesota, Hockey Rinks Are the Heart of Many Communities

  “There's the crispness of the air…the smells…you can hear the hum of the lights. It just kind of brings you back.” The shutter of...

A Photographer Wanders the Great Minnesota Get-Together

I'm an extreme extrovert – I thrive when I’m around others, and I love talking to and meeting new people. So, when I decided...

Chosen or Unchosen: Meet MN State Fair Commemorative Artist R.J. Kern

  R.J. Kern was chosen by the Minnesota State Fair to create the 2019 Commemorative Art work. The first photographer to be commissioned by the...

No One Does Seed Art Better Than Minnesotans

There’s nothing more Minnesotan than the Minnesota State Fair. Unless you count the magnificent seed art that’s found *inside* the gates of the Great...

A 90-pound block of butter. A 38-degree chamber. And decades of...

  Every year, when the Greatest Get Together of Them All - a.k.a. the Minnesota State Fair - rolls around, we get to indulge in...

Thoughts About Painting ‘The Wall That Heals’

Of my various experiences painting in front of the public, this was the most moving. To begin with, the Wall itself sets a tone...

7 Tips on How to Tell a Top-Flight Story with a...

  Until the use of drones, "getting all the angles" meant standing on chairs and desks, lying on the floor, or even hanging from the...

Alec Soth almost gave up photography. What pulled him back?

  Minnesota-based, internationally-revered photographer Alec Soth recently released his ninth book of photographs, entitled I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating. The book is...