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Crafty Friends! [25 Sep 2011|11:18am]

Hey, crafty friends......

Would anyone be willing to demonstrate HOW TO KNIT in my Creativity & Wellness group at work?
We have workshops just about every month.

I can't pay for a demo, but you can certainly sell products and/or promote an Etsy site, etc.

The workshops are typically the last Tuesday of the month at lunchtime, 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
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ATPH @ 331 Club - This Saturday! - 10pm [18 Feb 2011|10:13am]


331 Club
331 13th Ave NE

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unFORTUNEate - Art Opening - Java J's - Friday Night [14 Oct 2009|09:31pm]


Java J's Coffee shop
700 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN

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Venus DeMars & Colonial Warehouse Artists - Open Studios [14 Jul 2009|05:36pm]

This Thursday! (and the 3rd Thursday of each month)
6pm to 10pm

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[02 Sep 2008|07:37pm]

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New work [18 Aug 2008|08:27pm]

Abstract Pink and Brown
"Abstract Pink and Brown." 12"x16.5", Acrylic with collaged paper.

Abstract Blue and Green
"Abstract Blue and Green." 12"x16.5", Acrylic with collaged paper.
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May Day Parade and Festival - Sunday, May 4 [30 Apr 2008|03:45pm]

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre's

May Day Parade and Festival

Sunday May 4th

The 34th Annual May Day Parade will start at 1:00 pm
at the corner of Bloomington Avenue and East 25th Street
in South Minneapolis, and proceed south on Bloomington Ave.
to 34th St., where it turns west into Powderhorn Park.

A ceremony, music, food vendors, organization booths
and other sites will cover the park all day.


If the May Day event is postponed, announcements
will be made by 11 am on these radio stations:

* KFAI - 90.3 FM in Mpls, 106.7 FM in St Paul
* WCCO - 830AM

May Day Rain Date: Sunday, May 11

Tonight! Art and Coffee! [21 Mar 2008|11:48am]



help support this music venue and gallery space! [21 Sep 2007|05:01pm]

There's a nifty newish place called Pi, in Mpls. Many of you already know it. Like many of us do, now and then, they're facing off with some $$ issues this month.

As the owner said, today...

"This is Tara. I own this joint. We have had some steep bills this month. Pi needs you to come down this weekend. We are getting better at this bar-running stuff all the time and still want to be a part of our community. We will be alright. We need you to come down this weekend and next. See you here. Pi loves you.

Tara Yule"

So, if you have time to swing by for a drink or three... or a plate of their amazing looking food (I've yet to taste it... oops!)... do so today... or tomorrow... or soon.

This is a great venue to see live acts, having featured Venus, Autonomy (with the thunderous Jendeen on drums), Kelly Nicole, APOX, Harsh Reality (whose sound is thoroughly embiggened by Tempest and Jendeen) and others in the recent past. They have frequent killer drink specials, they have great DJs (like Venus and the mighty Shannon Blowtorch) spinning songs, and they offer gallery space to emerging artists. Show 'em some love when you have a chance.


Pi Bar and Restaurant
2532 25th Ave. S.
Mpls, MN
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Get Mpls fashion news texted to your phone (free!) [08 May 2007|12:43am]



I am currently writing about local fashion news and events for a text messaging service called 80108. The service is free – so what's stopping you?

1. Go to www.80108.com

2. Select "Minneapolis" as your location

3. Select "Fashion" as your interest

4. Done!

Text messages go out three times a week. If you have any fashion news or events to publicize, send me an email at tcstyle@80108mobile.com.



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Teaching Art to Children [19 Mar 2007|07:21pm]

I have a question. I hope this is ok.

I have an opportunity to teach an art class to children. I think it is so important to foster creativity and nurture their natural abilities in this area.

The class I would be teaching is an after-school drawing class that combines all children K-6 grades in one class. There is a specific curriculum to follow each week where the kids copy a drawing that I draw on the board and follow step by step. The drawing is always dictated by the curriculum. Typically the drawing exercises some aspect of design such as perspective, overlapping, movement through line, etc. Some of the drawings may be too complicated for the younger kids, so there is usually a simplified version for the K-2 grade kids. Once they draw the subject matter, they can then color it in using crayons, markers, or pastels.

This seems very structured to me, especially for the younger kids. They have even said that the kindergarteners especially get frustrated if the drawing doesn't come out looking like the teacher's.

Can this type of structure help or hurt a child's natural creativity?

I can see how gaining the skill of illustration would be desirable for a young artist, but it's just a skill.

Creativity, on the other hand, touches all aspects of our lives. Intuition, innovation, imagination, and inspiration are all parts of being creative.

What are your philosophies on children and art?
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You've seen the posters... [09 Jan 2007|01:58pm]


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New Axiom In Use Song: That Moment [04 Feb 2006|10:23am]

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[14 Jan 2006|01:16pm]

drink me, eat me

'Tresspassers Will Be Shot' by Axiom in Use
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A New Graphic Novel from Catnose Comics [09 Jan 2006|01:24pm]


Read it here.

"Moving Forcefully Into Scope is a realistically gritty, emotionally raw, devastating, surreal and at times surprisingly spiritual look at life on the edge. A serial graphic novel written and illustrated by Courie Bishop. Suggested for mature audiences."
-Vas Littlecrow, Editor of Catnose Comics

If yr interested in Magick, punk rock, glbt/queer issues, squatting and homelessness, art, and great graphic design, this one is for you.

Release Date, February 1st, 2006 $4.44 Available for pre-order online! You can also read the first ten pages of the book here.
If you donate $4 to the project through paypal and have yr name and a sentence of yr choice put directly in the comic. We're accepting advertisers ads still and you can find the rates here.
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Site Update [15 Nov 2005|10:40pm]

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Birthday Song With Screaming Monkey Icon [15 Nov 2005|12:20am]

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Art Reception Friday [04 Aug 2005|05:17pm]

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Happy Burfday MplsArt [03 Aug 2005|05:02pm]


[in progress for sale this weekend, btw]


A group I created today to post anything about local art and artists. It's totally open to interpretation, and I hope people post a few things to get started, I will think of something tonite.
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