May 2014 Art Matters Archives

5/7/2014 Art Matters

An interview with poet and artist Wang Ping about “We Are Water” — a month-long curatorial collaboration between “Kinship of Rivers” and The Soap Factory. Artist Sean Smuda joins us to talk about his project “Blown Derivatives” which is featured in the show. Opening reception is this Saturday, May 10th, 7-11pm. For all related arts events, go to: www.soapfactory.org

5/14/2014 Art Matters

Mili Dutta, Organizer of “Brahmaputra Meets the Mississippi,” a community dinner and cultural performance to benefit two organizations in Assam, India (https://www.facebook.com/events/7854303081410). Dutta also recently founded the first ever Gay Pride Festival in NE India. Also, the low tech/high joy collaborative presents “The Sunflower Revolution,” a creative placemaking project by artists Marlaine Cox and Karen Kasel. They will be at the Eco Arts Fest at Harriet Island this week-end, dispersing hand-sewn sunflower seed packets.

5/21/2014 Art Matters

Illustrator Nora Wildgen White (Get a free bee poster at www.beeswell.org), Artist/Activist Camille J. Gage (Bee Aware agit-prop! https://www.facebook.com/beeawareUS) and Beekeeper/Musician Jenny Forster Warner of the Bee Squad (http://beelab.umn.edu) discuss art and bees! Did you know that there are rooftop beehives on many major museums?

5/28/2014 Art Matters

An interview with Fionn Meade, the Walker Art Center’s new Senior Curator of Cross-Disciplinary Platforms (www.fionnmeade.com); also, John Beuche, Bedlam Theatre’s Chief Artistic Officer, highlights Bedlam Lowertown’s Grand Opening this Saturday, May 31st (www.bedlamtheatre.org).