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Stylings of Trinity Vang of TRIN Collective on models Shannon Lee and Kathryn Nguyen.

UMN student Trinity Vang launches personal jewelry line

by Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
Published February 16, 2021
The third-year University student launched the accessory brand Flourish through her self-made arts platform.
UMN Medical School promotes storytelling through medicine with new arts initiative

UMN Medical School promotes storytelling through medicine with new arts initiative

by Frankie Carlson
Published February 13, 2021
Amid a global pandemic, the Medical School emphasizes the importance of the arts and humanities in STEM careers with the recently launched Center for the Art of Medicine.
Ice sculptures displayed in St. Pauls Annual Winter Carnival on Thursday, Jan. 28. This year marks the 135th Anniversary of the first carnival.

Neither cold nor COVID-19 can stop the St. Paul Winter Carnival

by Nina Raemont
Published February 11, 2021
This year’s St. Paul Winter Carnival was a celebration of the city and the 135-year-old winter festival.
Starasea Nidiala Camara poses for a portrait in front of the exhibition she curated at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Thursday, Jan. 28. The exhibition features African American artists, centering the work of artists from the “Black Belt” region of the South.

Minneapolis Institute of Art premieres new exhibition curated by UMN undergrad

by Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
Published February 1, 2021
Starasea Nidiala Camara curated Mia’s newest exhibition, “In the Presence of Our Ancestors: Southern Perspectives in African American Art.”
Co-owner and art director Cassie Garner speaks with gallery patron Sam Morgen at Gamut Gallery in Minneapolis on Sept. 29, 2018.

Annual lobbying day for the arts goes online

by Megan Phillips
Published January 28, 2021
Amid a state budget deficit, advocates lobby for “essential” art funding as part of Arts Advocacy Day.
The site of Black Table Arts, a new cooperative space for black artists to gather, discuss community issues, collaborate, and create on Friday, Jan. 22.

Black Table Arts Cooperative set to open new space

by Nina Raemont, Arts & Entertainment Reporter
Published January 25, 2021
The multi-purpose creative space for Black artists opens on Feb. 25, and puts art and community organizing at the center of their mission.
“A year ago my sister gave me this wood-burning kit and I have loved drawing all sorts of animals, showing the beauty with these creatures” Sarah Copeland discusses her love of wood-burning and nature in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Students use ‘pandemic hobbies’ to look forward to post-pandemic life

by Nina Raemont
Published January 22, 2021
Students and recent grads have found positive ways to occupy themselves as the pandemic rages on.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art on Monday, Dec. 7. The MIA will be reopening to the public on January 28.

Open or closed? Local museums welcome back visitors as COVID-19 restrictions lift slowly

by Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
Published January 22, 2021
As we emerge from a period of statewide closures mandated by Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order in November, some local museums are beginning to reopen.
Heat of the week: Profanity, bad boys and a new cafe

Heat of the week: Profanity, bad boys and a new cafe

by Frankie Carlson
Published January 20, 2021
Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.
Acting student and artist Nnamdi Darlington poses for a portrait in his studio in front of his artwork in Como on Tuesday, Dec. 1. “I’m so grateful because I’ve really learned how to love where you come from,” said Darlington, a Twin Cities artist. “At the end of the day, it’s the place that has shaped you and molded you into who you are, and you can’t remove that. You can’t separate the environment from the experience.”

UMN theater student builds himself an empire of artistry

by Meg Bishop, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
Published December 8, 2020
Nnamdi Darlington talks about collaborative efforts with local artists and plans for his upcoming first EP.

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