Gamut Gallery Starts a Revolution

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Christopher Alday
This Saturday, Gamut Gallery opens "REVOLUTION NOW: Portraits of Contemporary Female Revolutionaries," an exhibition of work that celebrates women who create change locally and globally. Fourteen artists will be working in a variety of print media, with each honoring their female heroes. 


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Comics from the Margins at Boneshaker Books

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Head to Boneshaker Books this Saturday for a reading by some of the hottest local names in comics and zines. Comics from the Margins is part of a series put together by Gazillion Strong where comic artists who represent a non-white, non-male, non-straight point of view read from their work. Geared especially toward teenagers and preteens, the event is open to the general public.

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Tom Arnold on David Carr Biopic: "I'm Going to Make Sure It Gets Fucking Made"

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A biopic based on recently deceased journalist David Carr's 2008 memoir The Night of the Gun could be on its way.

At this point, it's far from a sure thing. But following the New York Times columnist's February 12 death, the project has some Hollywood interest, including from Carr's old friend Tom Arnold.

"I'm going to make sure it gets fucking made," Arnold told City Pages.

See also:
The Education of David Carr [feature story]


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Constellations Come Alive at Minneapolis Lantern Fest [Video]

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Meet the Artists of the Minneapolis Lantern Fest from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

Who says summer is the only time you can celebrate under the stars? The first-ever Minneapolis Lantern Fest took place over the weekend on a brrr-worthy February night, just a few days after the Lunar New Year.


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Review: George Morrison Retrospective at the Minnesota History Center

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Collection Minnesota Museum of American Art. Gift of Honeywell, Inc.
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After a tour across the country, "Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison" has finally hit the Twin Cities for a run at the Minnesota History Center. The retrospective, organized by the Minnesota Museum of American Art with the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota, offers a sweeping look at one of Minnesota's greatest artists. 


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Northeast Minneapolis Arts District Tops USA Today Poll... So Far

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Nick Kozel
Image from 2014's Art-a-Whirl
Which U.S. city has the best arts district or neighborhood? The folks at USA Today are asking readers to vote for their favorite artsy area. So far, northeast Minneapolis is ranked number one with an impressive lead.

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Other People's Jobs: Six Films to Broaden Your Career Horizons

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With President's Day Over, we now are entering a long stretch of time devoid of public holidays. Those fortunate enough to get a spring break have that to look forward to, but for many of us the work will continue unabated for the foreseeable future. 

Let's take a little break from our jobs and look at other people's jobs in these six exciting movies about work, currently streaming online.

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"The Habsburgs" Demonstrates Its Wealth at the MIA

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Margarita Teresa & Emperor Leopold I 
While Marie Antoinette most likely never actually said, "Let them eat cake," the phrase has remained a symbolic demonstration of the Queen's and aristocracy's cluelessness about the poverty of the masses. As the daughter of the Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I, Marie Antoinette was born into the Habsburg family, the once great and powerful empire that is highlighted in "The Habsburgs," opening Saturday at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Spanning the late Middle Ages to the end of World War I, the exhibition showcases the gold-plated excesses of the Habsburgs, their splendiferous grandeur, and their propensity to collect a few masterpieces along the way. 


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Tanjyobi Kai: Cult Status Celebrates 36 Years of Yuya Negishi

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Yuya Negishi (L) with a customer
Minneapolis painter and muralist Yuya Negishi has had a busy year. In 2014, he commissioned over a dozen murals and was featured in eight solo art shows around the Twin Cities. Now he's turning 36 and wants to celebrate his birthday with those who helped him get where he is today.

Negishi moved to Minneapolis from Japan in 2010. This Friday, along with Premises MPLS and Abstracted Gallery, he's toasting to his success by throwing an art show and dance party at Cult Status Gallery.

"It's a very special 18th solo show, since I became an artist here in Minneapolis," Negishi says.

See also:
Muralist Yuya Negishi Draws Inspiration from Traditional Japanese Art, Hip-Hop Culture


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Nicholas Harper's Glittery Meditations on Transient States

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Nicholas Harper
Nicholas Harper, artist and owner of Rogue Buddha Gallery, might understand a thing or two about transience. This year his mother had a heart attack, but despite the grimmest of outlooks, she made a full recovery. On social media, he described it as a miracle. It was an experience that life sometimes throws at us, proving how unsure we really are about anything in this world. 


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