Arts & Culture

The Boxer by artist Richard Merchán

“The Boxer by artist Richard Merchán is a beautiful representation of his loose impressionistic approach fueled by strategic hints of color perfectly placed throughout the composition,” says Hollie Blanchard, co-founder of The Art Girls Minneapolis

Now that retirement is at the top of former WCCO anchor Don Shelby’s to-do list, he and wife Barbara are opting for new digs near the lake.

Talk about happily ever after. Recently Stages Theatre Company and the city of Hopkins renewed the theater’s lease, allowing the group to stay in the Hopkins Center for the Arts for another 15 years. The negotiation was a collaborative effort, aligning the missions of each party involved.

This summer, Anything Goes will take the stage as the Minnetonka Theatre performs this age-old Broadway favorite.

The wind has always whistled across Warren Krohn’s 700-acre family farm in Nicollet County. Recently the farmer decided to do something about it. Six windmills now stand 160 feet tall on or near his family’s land. When the turbines spin, the wind becomes what Krohn sees as a new cash crop.

“I thrive outside,” enthuses Bradley Agee. “There’s something about being in the moment: in the sun, digging in the soil, placing the plant. It’s about promise—a hopeful gesture—and in this climate, it’s also a lesson in patience.”

“I captured this photo during one of the last sails of the season this past summer. With the waves reflecting off the hull of the boat and the glow of the sun peeking out from behind the sail, I leaned over the side to take this picture right at water level.

Now that’s hitting a high note.

From the up-and-coming Clarksburg AVA in the delta area just south of Sacramento, Calif., Blue Plate Chenin Blanc 2010 was born. Blue Plate Chenin Blanc is 86 percent Chenin blanc, 12 percent Sauvignon blanc and 2 percent Chardonnay.

Best-selling author and national award-winning entrepreneur David Stillman travels around the country presenting keynote speeches on generation gaps in the workplace.

In addition to selling high-quality cars, BMW of Minnetonka is also leading the way in sustainability. Though you might not notice at first glance, the dealership, built just last year, was constructed with the environment in mind.

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