Arts & Culture

What’s kendama, you ask? It’s a Japanese skill game using a wooden toy, similar to the cup and ball toy familiar to most Americans. The ken has three cups and a spike. Attached to the ken by a string is a ball with a hole in the middle.

“My biggest concern was not that I might die of this disease, but how was I going to live with it for as long as I could have?” Minnetonka’s Teri Woodhull says in the opening of a video for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

As a columnist, social media connector and former radio co-host with Twila Dang on myTalk 107.1, Excelsior resident Natalie Webster thrives in the communications sphere.

Minnetonka artist Pratibha Gupta concludes her stunning solo show this month at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, and we caught up with her to find out more about career and inspiration—which the self-taught artist finds all around her.

For local artist Deb Kirkeeide, art has been a lifelong journey. A graphic designer by trade, Kirkeeide has found her niche painting animals and nature. “I always loved animals and exploring in the woods,” she says.
 

When you hear about the accomplishments of local band The Excelsior Turtles, you might be surprised to find out the members aren’t middle aged, but middle schoolers instead.

There’s nothing like the electricity of a live performance. This January, community members are donning character shoes and warming up their best bravado. For a night out (or a matinee), check out these three can’t-miss local productions.

Hovering above two desks on opposite sides of a wall are two faux neon pictures—one of the letter X, the other a Z.

This is no coincidence. David Stillman, the 49-year-old Generation Xer, sits at the desk under the X. His son, Jonah, the 18-year-old Generation Zer, sits under the Z.

Lake Street is home to Wayzata’s newest art gallery, Burnet Fine Art & Advisory, which opened in September.

When you’re out on Lake Minnetonka, do you find yourself fantasizing about the beautiful boathouses? What would it be like to watch the sunset from that porch? Who built that lovely, old, Japanese pagoda-style boathouse? What does that rustic boathouse look like inside?

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