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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.

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Local playwright Harrison David Rivers closes Playwrights’ Center season April 9 and 10

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Jon-Michael Reese and Megan Burns in The Sea & The Stars by Harrison David Rivers, part of the 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series. Photo by Paula Keller.

The 2017-18 Ruth Easton New Play Series at the Playwrights’ Center closes April 9 and 10 with Core Writer Harrison David Rivers’ new play the bandaged place. The readings begin at 7 p.m. at the Playwrights’ Center, located at 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. They are free, but reservations are recommended. Reserve your free tickets now »

Rivers is a St. Paul-based writer who moved to the Twin Cities in 2014 for a Many Voices Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center and decided to stay. He then received a prestigious McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting and is currently a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center. Locally, his plays that are receiving (or have recently received) premieres include A Crack in the Sky (History Theatre), Five Points (Theater Latté Da), and This Bitter Earth (Penumbra Theatre). Twin Cities audiences won’t want to miss this opportunity to be part of the evolution of his new play, the bandaged place.

the bandaged place is a brutal and lyrical play about the things we hang on to and the price of moving forward. It is the story of Jonah, whose former lover resurfaces, reopening a painful wound. Jonah is forced to turn to his precocious daughter and his tough love grandmother for support.

Rivers will be collaborating with director Saheem Ali** and a cast including Brandon Gill*, Faye Price*, Awazi Jaafaru, Bradley Hildebrandt and James Rodriguez* (*Member of Actors’ Equity Association; **Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society).

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ILLUMINATE THE LOCK 2018: CALL FOR “UNTOLD STORIES”

Following successful projects by Andrea Carlson and Aaron Dysart to illuminate the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock + Dam last year, Northern Lights.mn 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