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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...

Forgot How to Play? Ashley Mary Will Show You How.

  Walking into Ashley Mary's Northeast studio feels a bit like walking onto an early 1990's Nickelodeon Television set - in the best way. Large,...

This Artist’s Work with Flowers Will Change Your Body Chemistry

  For ceramic artist Juliane Shibata, there are two characteristics she’s consistently drawn to in making work: size and multiples. Juliane says, “Most of the...