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Five reasons to see “Five Ways In” at the Walker
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Five reasons to see “Five Ways In” at the Walker

“Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection,” opened Feb. 14, 2019 and will remain on view through Sept. 19, 2021 in Galleries four, five and six of the Walker Art Center. Here are my five reasons to see “Five Ways.” For the context: Andy Warhol said he didn’t expect to be paid for the time…

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African Music Ensemble Performs in Mairs Concert Hall

CHANA Call: Chan-gu chi-mwe cha-na Response: Cha-ka-sa-ra ku-hondo Call: Ti-peyi do-ro tim-we Response: Ye-ha-ye Call: Ti-peyi do-ro tim-we Response: Tauya Ku-zo-fa-ra These song lyrics were elements of the many interactive elements of the African Music Ensemble Concert, showcased as a part of Black History Month, on Saturday, February 16th at Macalester’s Mairs Concert Hall. Macalester’s…

Geyser plays WMCN, tours the Midwest
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Geyser plays WMCN, tours the Midwest

Corbin Dodd ’18 and Ryan Dugan ’17 met through the Macalester music department a few years back. Dugan met Juliet Kelson ’20 when their separate bands played a concert together in Chicago, and Dodd later met Jack Lickerman through music department events. Now, the four of them are on their way to dropping an album….

Radical ceramics on display in “Strange Place”
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Radical ceramics on display in “Strange Place”

In January 2018, ceramics professor Summer Hills-Bonczyk approached Law Warschaw Gallery director Jehra Patrick to bring a ceramics-based exhibition to the gallery. More than a year later, “Strange Place” opened Feb. 8 and will run through March 31. Featuring international artists Neha Kudchadkar, Jason Lim, Allison Schulnik, Jason Lee Starin and Eva Vogelsang, the show…

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Hereditary and Other Indie Film Successes at the Walker

On Saturday, your sniffling correspondent braved the snow to attend a screening of one of the nominees for this year’s Independent Film Spirit Awards at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center. So far, the Walker has already screened half of the 21 indie films on its schedule. The film I attended was one of last year’s biggest…

Breath Bound graces Stepping Stone Theater
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Breath Bound graces Stepping Stone Theater

Macalester’s Theater and Dance Department hosted the annual Fall Dance Concert entitled Breath Bound on Nov. 9 and 10. As the new dance building is still under construction, the performances were held at Stepping Stone Theater in St. Paul. Breath Bound included five pieces—two choreographed by Theater and Dance faculty, three by students—each 10 to…

A tale of two artists: the works of Caroline Kent and Lela Pierce ’08
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A tale of two artists: the works of Caroline Kent and Lela Pierce ’08

The Twin Cities accomplishes what few other mid-sized metro areas in the country do: maintain and support a thriving art culture. The Twin Cities produces (and manages to keep and groom) its own artists and major art spaces for significant periods of time, maintaining national notoriety and regional significance. The major institutions in the Twin…

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Beat poet and activist Gary Snyder to speak at Macalester

88-year-old Gary Snyder is a Beat poet, Zen Buddhist, environmental activist and Pulitzer Prize winner. This month, Snyder will leave the house he built in the Sierra Nevada mountains for an evening of poetry and discussion at Macalester. Poet and Macalester English Professor Wang Ping met Snyder while working as an interpreter for Beat poet…

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The Parking Ramp Project: Parking Spaces, Transient Places

One of the last stations in the Blue Line directed to Mall of America is Bloomington’s Metro Central Station. A two minute walk from the station leaves you at a corporate parking garage. During most days of the year, this parking garage is used to house the vehicles of HealthPartners Corporate, an insurance company and…

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