This Minneculture documentary profiles Public Art St. Paul—a unique nonprofit organization that provides and maintains buildings, open spaces and artwork influenced and designed by local artists. Produced and hosted by Andy Driscoll.
Integrating artistic influence into what might otherwise be labeled “mundane projects” has been the business of Public Art Saint Paul for more than 20 years. Founded and led by its indefatigable president, Christine Podas Larson, PASP
blends art with community infrastructure, and is committed to endowing existing and new projects with artistic flourish and plenty of chutzpah.
Meet Christine and a few of the artists in PASP’s creative corral, and hear how city fathers wrapped their heads around the concept of “public art
A very eclectic mix of new and old, heavy and light… Brand new sounds from Kibir La Amlak, Luciano, Trevor “The Technician” McKenzie, Cas Haley, mastermind XS, Victoria Moralez, and more. Some beautiful jazz from Mina Agossi. And a big Waveform set from DJ Baby Swiss.
Nicole Krauss talks about her newest book, Great House, a soaring, powerful novel about memory struggling to create a meaningful permanence in the face of inevitable loss. Nicole Krauss is also the author of The History of Love and in 2010 The New Yorker named her one of the 20 best writers under 40.
Also in this show, poet Jen March joins us to talk about her collection of poetry SWIM, and poetry-film premier for SWIM (which she directed with Peter Hogan), as well as a launch for the Co-Kisser poetry-film production company and website. It all happens beginning at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 2nd, at Franklin Art Works in Minneapolis.
1973 It’s 1973 on this episode of Radio Pocho and there’s Panic in Detroit. The Street Man is at the Right Place, Wrong Time. Valdez in the Country is out there with a Guaganco Te Dedico for Angie to Tell Her She’s Lovely. So Besame My Love and Stop, Look, Listen to your heart cause I Wanna Be With You.
1973 wasn’t just about Salsa Na Ma and a Primoroso Cantar. Dennis Brown might say It’s Too Late to reach Higher Ground but Watcha Gonna Do if there are Clouds in My Sunshine? Just Hang Loose and don’t be Evil. Sit back and Do the Strand cause Radio Pocho and 1973 makes it So Very Hard to Go