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Where To…Minneapolis

Where To…Minneapolis

May 19 / 18

Hey, hey, hey…Minneapolis, Minnesota is the next stop for this month. If your wondering where the @ The Event post is, well this is it. New title: Where To and this time it’s a bit streamed lined too. Here are a few artistic and cultural things you can see in Minneapolis.


Credit source: http://www.minneapolis.org

Murals & Public Art

You’ll find several murals here in Minneapolis like this one here…

“The Times They Are A-Changin’”

We’ll start with what is sure to go down in history as one of the most famous murals in Minneapolis: Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra’s Bob Dylan mural. Completed in just two weeks in 2015, the three-part mural depicts Dylan in the early, mid and current era of his career, with a hypnotic kaleidoscope background. You can’t miss it. It’s a massive 160 feet wide and five stories tall. The piece also has lyrics from the song of the same title.

Location: 5th Street and Hennepin Ave

You have several other murals, including one of Prince.

 

 

Art Museums

 

Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions, film screenings, and dance, theater, and music performances.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 11am-5pm; Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-6 pm; Closed Mondays. Free for youth 17 and under, Walker members, and on Thursday nights (5-9pm) and the first Saturday of every month (11am-6pm). $15 Adults; $13 Seniors (65+); $10 Students with ID.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

 

Theater

Interested in a good show, well how about some theater?

 

Guthrie Theater

Founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie and a core of visionary business people, the theater has grown over its three decades to become one of the most respected theaters in the nation.

Hours: Public Lobbies: 8am-12 midnight Box Office: In person 9am-8pm daily, By phone 10am-8pm daily

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Festivals & Fairs (Summer & Fall)

Rock the Garden

June 16, 2018

One day, two stages, and eight bands. At the beautiful Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and presented by Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current, the 2018 Rock the Garden. Father John Misty, Fiest, Kamasi Washington, P.O.S., and many others are scheduled to perform for this year’s festival. Go to rockthegardenfestival.com for tickets and other information.

There are many more activities you can do in the Twin Cities. Click on www.minneapolis.org for more information.

 

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Film Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Film Review: Avengers: Infinity War

May 16/ 18

Ok…my review of Avenger’s: Infinity War is here, but I decided to do this another way. In video form. I hope to do this in the near future. Bare with me though, the lighting is not good and all that jazz, but I’m trying. Over time it will get better. Forgive me for rambling, but this is a spoiler free review because you still have people who have not seen it yet!

What did you think? Leave your comments and we’ll talk! Enjoy the rest of your Hump Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

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Wednz Scene: Music Workshops for the Adults

Wednz Scene: Music Workshops for the Adults

May 16 / 18

Hello! Have you ever decided that you were going to attend a workshop? Any type of workshop, but for adults? Well here’s your opportunity. Found a few here, courtesy of Interlochen Center of the Arts. Located in Interlochen Michigan, the center provides art education programs for children and adults.


Credit source: Interlochen Center for the Arts

Lecture: The Life and Music of Leonard Bernstein

Join Interlochen Public Radio’s classical music host Amanda Sewell for a look the career of Leonard Bernstein.

Friday, June 15, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018

Registration Fee: $20

Join Interlochen Public Radio’s classical music host Amanda Sewell for a look at the career of Leonard Bernstein. Composer, conductor, pianist, and educator, Bernstein was one of the most prominent figures in classical music during the 20th century. This course will survey Bernstein’s life and career, including the Young People’s Concerts, his Charles Elliot Norton lectures at Harvard, his long tenure with the New York Philharmonic, his professional and personal relationships, and some of his most-loved music, including Candide and West Side Story.

Register for June 15 / Register for July 15

 

 

 

Techniques in Fingerstyle Guitar

Join Interlochen College of Creative Arts’ faculty members Matthew Schroeder and Thomas Clippert for this exciting one-day workshop!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Registration Fee: $95

*K-12 Educators: Earn 3 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop.

Join Interlochen College of Creative Arts’ faculty members Matthew Schroeder and Thomas Clippert for this exciting workshop focused on fingerstyle guitar technique, groove, and musicianship! Participants in this course will enjoy two 90-minute sessions led by the instructors, the opportunity to practice with peers, enjoy dinner together, and network. The day will conclude with a performance by the faculty on Interlochen’s campus. This program is perfect for those seeking to brush up or improve their skills in fingerstyle technique or those seeking a refresher on technique in preparation for the four-day Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop. Participants in this course should have at least one year of serious study on the guitar, including a basic understanding of general chord shapes, and familiarity with standard notation or tablature. Students must supply their own steel-string acoustic guitar.

Register Here for the Fingerstyle Guitar Package
Extend your experience and sign up for both Techniques in Fingerstyle Guitar and the Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop and receive a price break on your registration. Enjoy five days for only $555!

Students must supply their own steel-string acoustic guitar, clip-on tuner, and extra strings.

Additional Optional supplies: capo, notebook.

To register click here.

Adult Chamber Music Camp

For more than 60 years, adult musicians have come to Interlochen to read, play and polish great works of chamber music together.

Monday, August 13, 2018, to Saturday, August 18, 2018

(See note below regarding optional Sunday morning opportunity.)

Registration Fee: $545

*K-12 Educators: Earn State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop.

Chamber musicians from around the world immerse themselves in instruction and performances with a faculty of leading string, keyboard, and woodwind musicians. A variety of class options provide an enriching and flexible experience to all participants, including daily reading pairings or intensive study. Pedagogy workshops, master classes, participant performances, largely conducted reading ensembles, and the Chamber Concert Series, featuring daily performances with our professional artist quartet-in-residence, and notable faculty members from leading university musical instrument performance programs, round out this remarkable Camp.

The theme for 2018 is “Fearless Pioneering.” Please click on the Repertoire tab above for more information about the theme and the repertoire that will be studied in the Large Conducted Ensembles.

For information about the structure of the camp, types of ensembles, including the date and time for check-in, times for workshops, master classes, and specific campus information related to Chamber Camp, please see the Schedule tab above and click on the schedule link. The schedule and information are subject to change as we get closer to August.

**While Adult Chamber Music Camp officially ends Saturday evening after the quartet performance, some rehearsal spaces remain open Sunday morning (Aug 19) for optional coaching sessions. Participants electing this option must form their own groups and must make scheduling and payment arrangements on their own with faculty members for coaching. NOTE: Coaching fee is $100/hour and is paid directly to the coach.

To register click here.

You can check their website, www.interlochen.org to check out their programs for music, visual arts, creative writing and more. Once there, click on Adults Art Programs and you’ll see these three programs that are listed. If you live in the area and you would like to try something creatively new, this may be just for you.

 

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May Spotlight: Zac Posen

May Spotlight: Zac Posen

May 14 / 18

Hello and good afternoon…Monday is here and that means it’s a new week. This week will be plenty busy, plenty busy. First up, designer Zac Posen is this month’s Shadow Spotlight.

This name should be familiar. Posen has been around for a decade and continues to work his craft through sheer determination. I remember when he first stepped into the fashion spotlight. From Noami Campbell, Claire Danes, Natalie Portman, and many more, who wore his creations, Posen has created quite a portfolio.

You could say that designing clothes was in his DNA. He interned with Nicole Miller while he was a sophomore, at 16 he enrolled in a pre-college program at Parsons The New School of Design. After graduating from Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, Posen was mentored by curator Richard Martin at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for three years. By 18, he was accepted into  London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London for their womenswear degree program. By 2000, Zac’s work caught the attention of fashion insiders when he created a dress for Naomi Campbell. The rest is fashion history. Here is Zac talking about his documentary film, “House of Z“.

 

Here is the trailer for House of Z…

You can now see it on Netflix. I loved it. So much so that I’ve watched it twice. I might just watch it again! The film not only shows how he rose and fell but throughout the process, Zac has maintained his commitment to his work. He didn’t quite fall, but just got caught up in the overwhelming pressures of what a designer goes through. Zac got back and brushed himself up. He continues to make great and incredible designs. Doesn’t matter what career you have, but one thing I learned from this is that no matter where we go, we all stumble, but we get up and keep going no matter what life throws at us.

Again check the documentary film on Netflix.

 

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Wknd Scene: Writing Contest…

Wknd Scene: Writing Contest…

May 12 / 18

Don’t get mad, but this just came into my radar. Are you able to write a short story in let’s say in two days?  The Writer has another contest for those who can throw down a short story. Read below for details…


Credit source: The Writer

 

Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “change.”

Deadline: May 15th, 2018

Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine

Word count: 2,000 words or less

Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on writermag.com as well.

I know, I know…it’s short notice, but if you can write 2,000 words with the understanding of the word “change”, you may want to enter!

 

Image source: The Writer & Tweed Editing

Wknd Scene: The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups

Wknd Scene: The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups

May 12 / 18

Hey everybody! It’s been quiet for the past few days since Wednesday, but today is different. I found this on Shadowboxerinc’s Instagram feed Thursday and this is an incredible opportunity for those who are willing to make it in the art world. Hip-hop recording artist, producer, and husband of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz is giving out $5,000…yes you read right…$5,000 to 20 different artists so they can put their own art shows. Here are the details…


Credit source: The Dean Collection

 

Swizz Beatz announced on his Instagram account Thursday that he’s giving $5,000 to 20 different artists to put their own art show.

 

We want to give 20 artists around the world $5,000each, to throw their own art show, and let them keep 100% of the sales. Any medium. Any theme.

The Dean Collection, founded by Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and Alicia Keys, is a contemporary, family art collection focused on the support of living artists. In addition to being custodians of great artworks, TDC develops platforms that encourage progress in all facets of artistic practice. Following the success of No Commission, the art and music fair held in three continents worldwide, TDC presents The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups #TDC20.

Do you want to throw an art show?

We want to hear about it. Any medium. Any theme. We understand the struggle of the artist and want to give you $5,000 to make it happen.

 

Keep 100% of the sales

 You keep what you sell so you can use this startup to be sustainable.

We’re thinking GLOBAL

Open to all artists around the world.

Go to dean-collection.com/tdc20/ for the details. Deadline is May 31, 2018. All you have to do is fill out the application below and follow through. Like I said, a perfect opportunity to showcase your work!

 

Image source:  Blavity & artnet.com courtesy of Patrick McMullan

 

 

Wednz Scene: Inflatable Expanding Works of Art & FAWC Events & Exhibitions

Wednz Scene: Inflatable Expanding Works of Art & FAWC Events & Exhibitions

May 9 / 18

Hello everybody! It’s Hump Day Wednesday and it’s time to see the who, what, and where creativity is if that makes sense. Here’s what’s happening…


Credit Source: Exploratorium

 

INFLATABLE: EXPANDING WORKS OF ART

MAY 26–SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)

Step inside and wonder at gigantic, fantastical air-filled artworks at Inflatable. Spread across our indoor and outdoor galleries, these ephemeral sculptures include otherworldly organisms by Jason Hackenwerth and Shih Chieh Huang, a forest of cushiony columns by Jimmy Kuehnle, an inflatable insect-eye room from Pneuhaus, and Amanda Parer’s monumental humanoid figures peeking around corners. Fueled by the whimsy and lightness of balloons, the artists of Inflatable have infused their creations with a technology, scale, and creative complexity that expands our vision of what contemporary art can look like.

Inflatable was curated by Christopher Jobson, founder, and editor-in-chief of Colossal.

ARTISTS:

AMANDA PARER
JASON HACKENWERTH
JIMMY KUEHNLE
PNEUHAUS
SHIH CHIEH HUANG

To get tickets, click here.

 


FAWC Events & Exhibitions

Credit Source: Fine Art Works Center in Provincetown

 

If you’re in the area, these events and exhibitions may be of interests…

 

PAAM COLLECTION CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF FAWC

PAAM COLLECTION CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
OF THE FINE ARTS WORK CENTER
PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM
MAY 11 -JUNE 17

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THE BEGINNING: THE WORK CENTER TAKES WING

THE BEGINNING: THE WORK CENTER TAKES WING
FOUNDERS AND FRIENDS
HUDSON D. WALKER GALLERY
MAY 25 -JULY 22

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A SALUTE TO SALVATORE & JOSEPHINE DEL DEO

A SALUTE TO SALVATORE & JOSEPHINE DEL DEO
PROVINCETOWN PILGRIM MONUMENT AND MUSEUM
CURATED BY SAM TAGER
MAY 25 THROUGH 2018

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CONNECTIONS: VISUAL FELLOWS OF CAPE COD

CONNECTIONS: VISUAL FELLOWS OF CAPE COD
CAPE COD MUSEUM OF ART,
HOPE-MCCLENNEN & OCEAN EDGE GALLERIES
JUNE 1 – SEPTEMBER 9
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AI WEIWEI – ARTIST & ACTIVIST

AI WEIWEI – ARTIST & ACTIVIST
HUDSON D. WALKER GALLERY
CURATED BY CHRISTOPHE MAO
JULY 27 – AUGUST 8

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42ND ANNUAL ART AUCTION FEATURED ARTIST AND AUCTION PREVIEW

42ND ANNUAL ART AUCTION FEATURED ARTIST
AND AUCTION PREVIEW
NEW PROVINCETOWN PRINT PROJECT REBORN
AUGUST 10-17

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Click on the link  web.fawc.org, click on Events and Exhibitions. Enjoy your Hump Day, be blessed.

 

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Music Festivals / May 2018

Music Festivals / May 2018

May 7 / 18

It’s time…Thanks to Music Festival Wizard, there are many festivals for the month of May.


Credit source: Music Festival Wizard

 

Rolling Loud Festival 2018  ♦ Miami, FL ♦ May 11-13, 2018

Northern Invasion 2018 ♦ Somerset, WI ♦ May 12-13, 2018

FORM Arcosanti Festival 2018 ♦ Arcosanti, AZ ♦ May 11-13, 2018

Shaky Beats Festival 2018 ♦ Atlanta, GA ♦ May 11-13, 2018

Hangout Fest 2018 ♦ Gulf Shores, AL ♦ May 18-20, 2018

Rock on the Range 2018 ♦ Columbus, OH ♦ May 18-20, 2018

Moogfest 2018 ♦ Durham, NC ♦ May 17-20, 2018

Joshua Tree Festival Spring 2018 ♦ Joshua Tree, CA ♦ May 17-20, 2018

Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas 2018 ♦ Las Vegas, NV ♦ May 18-21, 2018

HoagieNation 2018 ♦ Philadelphia, PA ♦ May 26, 2018

Bottlerock Napa Valley 2018 ♦ Napa, CA ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Maryland Deathfest 2018 ♦ Baltimore, MD ♦ May 24-27, 2018

DelFest 2018 ♦ Cumberland, MD ♦ May 24-27, 2018

Rocklahoma 2018 ♦ Pryor, OK ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Sunset Music Festival 2018 ♦ Tampa, FL ♦ May 27-28, 2017

 

 

Soundset 2018 ♦ St Paul, MN ♦ May 27, 2018

Boston Calling 2018 ♦ Allston, MA ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Dark Star Jubilee 2018 ♦ Thornville, OH ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Country 500 2018 ♦ Daytona, FL ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Rooster Walk 2018 ♦ Axton, VA ♦ May 24-27, 2018

Neon Desert 2018 ♦ El Paso, TX ♦ May 26-27, 2018

Elements Lakewood Festival 2018 ♦ Lakewood, PA ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Lightning in a Bottle 2018 ♦ Bradley, CA ♦ May 24-28, 2018

Summer Camp 2018 ♦ Chillicothe, IL ♦ May 25-27, 2018

California Roots 2018 ♦ Monterey, CA ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Movement Detroit 2018 ♦ Detroit, MI ♦ May 26-28, 2018

Sasquatch Festival 2018 ♦ George, WA ♦ May 25-28, 2018

 

 

If you live anywhere near or just visiting have a go at these events. You know you want to. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!

 

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