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Minnesota is a haven for artists - some of them well-known, others we still need to meet. That's why TPT launched ART IS..., a multi-media and events series aimed at bringing visibility to emerging and established artists. Watch their stories, get inspired to make something yourself or snag tickets to an upcoming ART IS... event. ART IS... was funded by:
Minnesota is a haven for artists - some of them well-known, others we still need to meet. That's why TPT launched ART IS..., a multi-media and events series aimed at bringing visibility to emerging and established artists. Watch their stories, get inspired to make something yourself or snag tickets to an upcoming ART IS... event. ART IS... was funded by:

VIRTUAL EVENT: Art Is… The Elements from the Earth

  "The Elements From the Earth" celebrates the poetry of Minnesota poets Su Hwang, Roy Guzman, Michael Torres and Ray Gonzalez. The artists show how...

Michael Torres Connects Poetry to “Growing Up Graffiti”

  I have a specific bookshelf at home for the books that have had the greatest impact on my life as a writer. Most of...

For Poet Roy Guzman, Poetry Is a ‘House Where Everyone Can...

  Every morning, as I prepare to teach one my classes, I ask myself, What made you fall in love with what you do? What...

For Poet Su Hwang, the Stars Aligned in Minnesota

  When I bought the ‘97 gold Saturn sedan with a busted air conditioner and roll-up windows from a dusty used-car lot somewhere in the...

Virtual Event: ART IS… In Search Of

  Chamindika Wanduragala is a multidisciplinary artist who brought together three artists working in puppetry. Kallie Melvin delves into the complexities of being a transnational adoptee. Andrew Young’s...

Virtual Event: ART IS… Healing

  Witt Siasoco is a multidisciplinary artist who brought together three artists working in sound design and music. Beyond entertainment, social gathering and aesthetics, the cohort believes...

Poet Ray Gonzalez Shares “The Language of Sunlight, 1956”

THE LANGUAGE OF SUNLIGHT, 1956 My transformation from speaking my native Spanish to the necessity of English happened when I was five years old. Until...

Sound Artist Dameun Strange Explores His Fear of Water in Music

  It’s Black It’s Black.  Black sky speckled with little distant fire burning light years away.  Black surface with a near soundless rocking and rolling,            back and forth,...

MaLLY ‘Forges His Own Path’ in Writing and Music

  I always loved to write. As time went on and I got older, my writing started to rhyme and develop to the point where...

Lady Midnight Brings a Spot of Light to the Darkness

  Art has always been a way for me to understand myself and the world around me. My name is Adriana Rimpel and, for the...