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Waiting and Hiding in Grandma Klimek’s Dining Room

Inside Grandma’s Dining RoomLast time I talked with Sandy she mentioned the stained glass in Grandma Klimek’s Dining Room. Where in the world could it be? How awful if it were broken. Better had it been stolen. Hopefully someone, somewhere still enjoye…

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Waiting and Hiding in Grandma Klimek’s Dining Room

Inside Grandma’s Dining RoomLast time I talked with Sandy she mentioned the stained glass in Grandma Klimek’s Dining Room. Where in the world could it be? How awful if it were broken. Better had it been stolen. Hopefully someone, somewhere still enjoye…

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Postcard from Maine and Minnesota

June 21, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Here I am at Portland’s City Hall with Marty Pottenger and some of the Department of Public Services workers engaged in the Art at Work project. (from l-r) Dwayne Cote, Brian Cogill, Dave Melendez, Gordie Greenlaw, Marty Pottenger. Photo by Tonee Harbert My last trip was fairly alliterative—with stops […]

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2011 Retreat ~ Friday Booking & Farewells

While state legislative sessions are just getting underway in the new year, perpetual campaigning for the election is no doubt leaving everyone already feeling cranky and cynical (or is that just me?). But take heart, advocates! Despite the cornucopia of GOP candidate positions on public arts funding—ranging anywhere from mild tolerance to total abhorrence—President Obama […]

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Postcard from Minnesota and North Dakota

December 16, 2011 by Rocco Landesman Here’s an “action shot” of our press conference in Fargo on the city’s Our Town grant. Photo by M. Sauvageau My latest Art Works tour took me to Minnesota and North Dakota. I started at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. To some degree my whole NEA agenda […]

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Art Talk with DeAnna Cummings

December 6, 2011 By Rebecca Gross DeAnna Cummings. Photo by Michele Spaise At Juxtaposition Arts, creativity isn’t just seen as a form of expression: it’s considered an agent of change. Based in North Minneapolis, one of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods, the organization provides visual arts literacy training and design-based jobs for local youth. This […]

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Postcard from Minneapolis

September 15, 2011 By Rocco Landesman The creative placemaking panel in Minneapolis. From l-r: Tom Fisher, Rocco Landesman, Mayor Rybak, Sarah Harris, and Tom Borrup. Photo courtesy of billkelleyphoto.com Last week, I continued a busy month of travel with a trip to Minneapolis. It was a kind of “coming home” for me because I’ve spent […]

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Art Talk with Frank Sonntag

September 7, 2011 By Rebecca Gross A Warli performance by Ragamala Dance. Photo by Ed Bock On September 9, the Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts will open its doors as one of Minneapolis’s premier art spaces. Formerly known as the Minnesota Shubert Performing Arts and Education Center, the new Cowles has renovated […]

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