Mike Hazard sees his artistic life in three parts — writing, photography and documentary video — and all three merge in “Seeds of Change,” an exhibition of photography commissioned by the Hmong-American Farmers Association on view through July at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Let’s meet Mike and learn a little through his lens about the lives and work of local Hmong-American farmers.
Nature inspires the separate artwork of Laura Hallen and Amy Baur, but that’s just about where the similarities end. See for yourself through July 8 in “Petrichor,” a shared exhibition at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. Let’s meet Laura and Amy and learn what’s nurtured their takes on nature.
Charles Campbell’s mother and sister died within a short time of each other, and in 2014 Charles created a piece of intimate theater called “Ex” to explore his experiences around those losses. Two years later, through the experimental theater company Skewed Visions, he’s updating “Ex” to reflect how time has shifted and distorted his memories and emotions. Performances are June 16-18 and 23-25.
Carl Flink is one of the pre-eminent modern dancemakers in the Twin Cities, and Marciano Silva dos Santos is making waves with his Brazilian-infused choreography. Now, Black Label Movement and Contempo Physical Dance are entwining for a program at the Cowles Center. Let’s join them in the rehearsal studio and learn a little about their collaborative work and spirit
Gina Louise was a modern dancer, then broke away for a teaching career that lasted more than 10 years. A health condition and the desire to get back into dance drew her to burlesque. Today, she throws occasional variety shows and performs in the Twin Cities and far beyond. This Egg comes from rehearsal for a variety show Gina is creating and curating called “The Emporium of Frolics and Romps.” Performances are 8 p.m. June 15-18 at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis.
Crystal Myslajek and John Marks have shared a creative bond ever since they began dating and making music together 13 years ago. Their new work through the Red Eye Theater’s Isolated Acts series blends John’s abstract film work, Crystal atmospheric vocals and keys and natural sounds John collected from around the theater. Let’s learn a little about what we’re hearing and seeing.
Theresa Madaus is the first initial of the local postmodern dance trio MadKingThomas. With her dancemates building lives on opposite coasts, Theresa is stepping out with her own choreography through the Red Eye Theater’s Isolated Acts series. Let’s meet Theresa and check out some of her solo work that opens the show. Performances are June 9-12.
Every year, the Jerome Foundation supports residency fellowships for three emerging artists. In 2015, Makenzie Flom, Sam Orosz, and Amira Pualwan were given nine months to learn, experiment and grow at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking. The fruits of their fellowships are now on exhibition there, and 3-Minute Egg went to the opening reception.
Bryan Nichols is a ferocious pianist who can be seen all over the Twin Cities, both in his own combos and with teaming with other jazz, rock and avant garde outfits. But if you drop by the Dakota on May 24, 2016, you’ll see and hear Nichols performing in rare solitude. He’s celebrating “Looking North,” his first album of solo piano music, featuring eight of his own tunes. Nichols illustrates and talks about his music on this 3-Minute Egg.
About a decade ago, the performance collective Live Action Set redefined performance in the Twin Cities. They melded theater, circus, dance and music into abstracted narratives with social consciousness. Today, Noah Bremer is the sole founding member left, and the work is becoming more personal. This Egg comes from the Southern Theater as Live Action Set prepares to open “The Sparrow,” with performances May 6-20.