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Marianne Combs blogs about arts and culture for Minnesota Public Radio news.

Loft Literary Center director to depart

mprnews.org — Jocelyn Hale, executive director of the Loft Literary Center, announced today that she will step down from the job in August. The center, which has become nationally known for its writing programs, has enjoyed strong growth and success under the tenure of Hale, who has held the job since 2007.

Art Hounds: Mpls. mystery and Granite Falls art

mprnews.org — This week we travel to Granite Falls for photographs of the prairie, examine Bertolt Brecht's treatment of women, and check out John Gaspard's novel "The Ambitious Card." (Want to be an Art Hound? Sign up!)

Artist Julie Buffalohead uses animals to tell unsettling stories

mprnews.org — Artist Julie Buffalohead often infuses her paintings and drawings with Native American storytelling and images of childlike innocence. Her paintings feature woodland animals frolicking together. A rabbit might be wearing a party mask, or a coyote pouring a cup of tea. But those who look deeper will find a darker, more complicated message.

Art Hounds: Duluth film, 12 Rods and 'Drum Machine'

mprnews.org — The Art Hounds tell us about a new movie starring all-Duluth talent, the return of 12 Rods and Jill Bernard's improvised one-woman musical.

Art Hounds: '2 Sugars,' and Brian Beatty in Duluth

mprnews.org — This week on Art Hounds: A two-woman show starring a real-life friendship, Brian Beatty's plaid shirts head to Duluth and a wide-ranging art exhibit at Banfill-Locke.

Art Hounds: '2 Sugars,' and Brian Beatty in Duluth

mprnews.org — This week on Art Hounds: A two-woman show starring a real-life friendship, Brian Beatty's plaid shirts head to Duluth and a wide-ranging art exhibit at Banfill-Locke.

Art Hounds pick their 2014 arts and culture highlights

mprnews.org — Our Art Hounds shared their Minnesota arts and culture highlights of the past year. Here are their top picks. Sally Wingert in Theater LatteDa's "Master Class" The acting was incredible. From the moment Sally entered the MacPhail auditorium, she had the entire audience in the palm of her hand.

Art Hounds: Monster drawing and a new children's museum

mprnews.org — This week the Art Hounds take us to a Mankato children's museum in the process of being built, a musical respite from holiday stress, and a monster drawing rally.

Art Hound: Monster drawing and a new children's museum

mprnews.org — This week the Art Hounds take us to a Mankato children's museum in the process of being built, a musical respite from holiday stress, and a monster drawing rally.

Artist Ernesto Ybarra looks to shed old skin

mprnews.org — Ybarra's works range from the representational to the abstract, often combining the two. Many include references to his Mexican heritage.
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Dec 16, 2014

RT @NewsHourArtBeat: “The great thing about Nick Drake is the deeper you get, the more mysterious he becomes.” to.pbs.org/1wjwA0Z pic.twitter.com/7WyWx5Ai8w

Dec 12, 2014

RT @mrwrighttc: Funny: I've been attacked more in the last 2 days than the last 2 years though I've said the same things since my 1st album. #MinnesotaNice

Dec 12, 2014

RT @bebopified: 'Brilliance! Made Here': a downtown tour of Minnesota art fb.me/3LY7AmBJ1

Dec 12, 2014

RT @TheCurrent: Keep this tab open! We're live streaming @doomtree's @MPR performance at 12:30 CST right here: ow.ly/FNM5f pic.twitter.com/eCdga3FwKQ

Dec 12, 2014

RT @surlybrewing: This week is @DOOMTREE'S #LastBlowoutEver, but they're not going away & neither is our #SurlyDoomtree beer: http://t.co/v…

Dec 09, 2014

Artist Ernesto Ybarra sheds his skin in "The Death of Neto" - see his paintings at @icehousempls - bit.ly/1ug6giL

Dec 04, 2014

Tomorrow at 11am we'll talk race and sci-fi on the Daily Circuit where we ask: why do we have such a hard time imagining a diverse world?

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