Vine Arts Center Show Opening 5/12

Nature in a Dream State. Photos by Edie Karras

a 40 piece collection of floral and landscape photo imagery. May 12th through June 2nd, 2018. Saturday May 12th 6pm-9pm – opening night, Sunday May 13th 12pm-5pm – special Mother’s Day hours, Saturday May 26th (time TBA) – flower arranging demo by Acanthus Floral Art

From the Artist: “Nature in a Dream State” took root in a somber event – my mother-in-law’s death – but blossomed into a colorful, vibrant body of work.

In April 2017 my family and I drove from Minneapolis to St. Louis for the funeral. We left snow, ice, and cold behind and journeyed into warmer temps and a slowly greening landscape. By the time we got to St. Louis it was truly Spring. Before entering the city we stopped at a state park to stretch our legs. Walking around in sweatshirts, we soaked in the open water, gentle breeze, sun, grass, and birdsong. I took the first photo of this exhibit in that place – “My Missouri Spring Fever”.

Throughout the rest of the year I endeavored to extract a soft, hazy, gentle persona from flowers and landscapes. A few of the pieces are old images that I re-edited in a desire to bring out those characteristics. However, most of the photos were taken that spring using iphone and editing in instagram and/or iphoto.



Following successful projects by Andrea Carlson and Aaron Dysart to illuminate the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock + Dam last year, Northern in partnership with Mississippi Park Connection and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area request proposals for a new Illuminate the Lock project to take place in September 2018. Entries are due April 23, 2018.

Three finalists will receive $400 to create full proposals. The winning Illuminate the Lock proposal will receive a $16,000 budget for artist fees and production to execute the project.

For more information click HERE


Restorative Justice Fundraiser: A Wine & Beer Tasting

When: Saturday, April 21, 5:00p-7:30p
Where: The Hook and Ladder (3010 Minnehaha Avenue).

Sample beer and wine, enjoy treats from local restaurants, bid on the silent auction, and listen to music. A guaranteed fun time in support of a good cause whether you choose to sample wine and beer or not!

Tickets now available at Zipp’s Liquors, Welna II Hardware (2201 E. Franklin) and on-line: RJ fundraiser tickets. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

All proceeds benefit Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership

For more information about SLRJP contact Michele Braley at or 612-338-6205 x108