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Northern Clay Center: Edible Exhibition Opens – Minneapolis, MN

Northern Clay Center: Edible Exhibition Opens – Minneapolis, MN

Edible is an exhibition that explores how Asian-American artists use ceramics incorporating food aesthetics to explore cultural identity, memory, and American society. Our relationship to what we eat is the most intimate possible: the food we consume literally constitutes our bodies, and the ways we consume it link us to each other, our loved ones, and our ancestors. Ceramic sculpture in the form of food has become a way for these artists to explore complex relationships to their identities and bodies.

For artist Anika Hsiung Schneider, representations of food and ordinary kitchen objects are a way of understanding her, “Chineseness through [her] Americanness.” Jacqueline Tse’s porcelain dessert sculptures comment on American consumerism and her own relationship to sugar, while also serving as memento mori through the color white, associated with death in Chinese culture. Schneider, Tse, and other artists, draw on their experiences to make new icons of food that remix historical objects, symbols, and materials. Evocative and playful, potent and bittersweet, Edible includes artists working across the United States who take diverse approaches to understanding identity through ceramics and food.

Participating artists include: Ling Chun, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Cathy Lu, Anika Hsiung Schneider, and Jacqueline Tse.

 

Edible

Exhibition opening Friday, March 1st, 6 – 8 pm

On-view Saturday, March 2nd, through Sunday, April 21st

Free

Location

Northern Clay Center
2424 East Frankin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
Arctic Highways: Unbounded Indigenous People – Minneapolis, MN

Arctic Highways: Unbounded Indigenous People – Minneapolis, MN

Photo credit: The Evening Covers Everything by Marja Helander

Arctic Highways: Unbounded Indigenous People

This month opened, the American Swedish Institute will host a special traveling exhibition featuring the artwork and duodji handcrafts of 12 Indigenous artists from Sápmi and North America. Arctic Highways shares stories of Indigenous People who live on different continents yet regard themselves as kindred spirits. Each artist tells their own stories, through their own forms of expression, inviting opportunities to explore what it means to be unbounded—not just for Indigenous People, but for all of us.  

Curated by Indigenous artists Tomas Colbengtson, Gunvor Guttorm, Dan Jåma and Britta Marakatt-Labba, Arctic Highways will include their own works alongside those of artists Matti Aikio, Marja Helander, Laila Susanna Kuhmunen, Olof Marsja, Máret Ánne Sara, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Maureen Gruben, and Meryl McMaster.   

“We are indigenous peoples who live in different countries and on different continents, and yet regard ourselves as peoples with kindred spirits. The borders of nation states, arbitrarily drawn without regard to the landscapes of our ancestors, have been used to group the Sámi people, and to set us up to fight against our brothers and sisters living on the other side, fencing in, and silencing our voices and our knowledge.   

With this exhibition we want to tell our own story, through our own experiences, using our own forms of expression. We want to provide opportunities to think broadly about what it means to be unbounded, pointing to the limits that borders set, not just for indigenous people, but for all of us.” —collective artist statement  

Photography, duodji handcraft, sculpture, textile, and moving image works will be on view in ASI’s galleries for Arctic Highways, offering visitors an opportunity to explore what’s happening in the world of Arctic art and Sámi handcraft, deepen their knowledge of local and international indigenous artists, identify contemporary movements and issues at play in Sápmi and the Arctic, and reflect on their own perceptions of Indigenous groups as a contemporary society, not something of the past.   

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Guided exhibition tours and private tours will be available.

Location

American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

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An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (ReVisioning History)

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Food Love: Tooties on Lowry is a real neighborhood restaurant and bar! – Minneapolis, MN

 

Mill City Museum in Minneapolis again nominated as one of nation’s best museums!

Mill City Museum in Minneapolis again nominated as one of nation’s best museums!

WCCOA historic museum in downtown Minneapolis is in the running for a national honor for the second year in a row.

On Tuesday, the Mill City Museum announced that it is among 20 nominees for USA Today’s 10 Best Rearders’ Choice travel award for the category of best history museum.

Last year, Mill City Museum won fourth place in the same contest.

“We are doubly honored to receive this nomination as we celebrate 20 years of welcoming visitors to Mill City Museum,” Mill City Museum Site Manager David Stevens said in a release. “We are so grateful for all the support received from Minnesotans last year. This recognition of the great work our staff does to tell the rich history of Minneapolis is tremendous.”

The museum is asking for the public’s support in voting in the online contest. You can vote once per day. The contest ends on February 12th

Photo courtesy of John Cross / Minnesota Historical Society

The museum itself is a piece of history, located in the ruins of the Washburn A Mill on the banks of the Mississippi next to St. Anthony Falls.

From 1880 to 1930, Minneapolis was the flour milling capital of the world. But that story — and the building that currently houses it — was almost lost.

“The mill shut down in 1965 and it sat mostly empty for the years after that. In the winter of 1991, the mill was destroyed — or nearly destroyed — by a massive fire,” Stevens told WCCO after last year’s nomination. “Could have been the end of the building, but civic leaders and the head of the historical society decided to save what was left of the mill, preserve it as a ruin, then create a new museum within the shell of the old.”

Today, visitors of all ages can learn about the history of flour, food production and Minneapolis.

Ely FiIm Festival Version 2 – Ely, MN

Ely FiIm Festival Version 2 – Ely, MN

Ely Film Festival

Welcome to Ely Film Festival Version 2, where we celebrate stories at the end of the road in Ely, Minnesota.

You’re invited to Ely Film Festival – Version 2! We will gather at Ely’s Historic State Theater to celebrate the work and creativity of independent filmmakers from the Arrowhead Region and around the world. Get ready for some fun; great movies, art, & music; and genuine community connections. You bring the energy, and we’ll provide the popcorn. We are so excited to see you at the end of the road.

Ely, Minnesota, is a small town located near both waterways and national forestland in northeastern Minnesota. Because of its location adjacent to Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Ely has become an important crossroads of history, culture, and recreation. The festival will feature local, regional and national filmmakers, who will present works that explore themes of identity, community, connection to place, adventure and creativity. Our films will captivate our audience and make them think about the world around them in new ways.

2024 Featured Film

“It’s been called the toughest endurance race in the world and it’s held right in our own backyard. Get your tickets fast before they’re sold out.”  Film showing is Saturday, February 10th at 7:00 PM.

Event

Ely Film Festival

Thursday, February 8th though Sunday, February 11th

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DNMI: One of Minnesota’s largest ice attractions opened in Delano! – Delano, MN

DNMI: One of Minnesota’s largest ice attractions opened in Delano! – Delano, MN

The Ice Palace features one of the largest ice attractions in Minnesota with over 90,000 sq-ft of ice as well as delicious food vendors, sled hills, giftshops, spirits and wine. *Tickets available now through Sunday, February 25th.

Invest in your memories that will last a lifetime!

Come See Us

*Due to winter warmth, event may be canceled or rescheduled. View site for updates.

Hours & Pricing​

Season Pass

Experience the palace more by purchasing a season pass. Lots of great events coming up this season!

VIP experience

Elevate your groups time at The Ice Palace with our VIP package. Yurt access, food, drink and more!

Youngstrom Heritage

Jim and Shannon Youngstrom, their 6 kids and now their children’s spouses are all involved in making the ice palace every year! Jim’s great grandmother traveled from Norway to move to the United States. He remembers her telling stories of her life. The Youngstrom name came from Sweden and we are proud to continue the Scandinavian heritage here in the States! We are beyond blessed to have such a hard working crew of men and women teaming up to make this happen!

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