arts and culture
Minnetonka filmmaker Chris Newberry has worked closely with Jacob Wetterling's family to ensure his documentary is truthful, comprehensive and ultimately hopeful. Read more about Minnetonka Native's Jacob Wetterling Documentary Will Show 'the Power of Hope'
Richard Merchán moved from Venezuela to Florida, then studied at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He reflects on his career in the commercial and fine arts. Read more about Local Artist from Venezeula Praises Minnesota's 'Artistic Energy'
Justin Hammer discovered he had a gift for drawing in an art class senior year at Orono High. He’s been painting ever since. Read more about Self-taught Artist Traces Love of Painting to Orono High School Art Class
Jump on the destination festival bandwagon with a trip to Coachella, South by Southwest, Burning Man or one of many other music and entertainment festivals around the country. Read more about Tips for First-time Destination Festival Attendees
James Blake has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry recently (e.g. Beyoncé), but Assume Form is a celebration of the English producer’s own talents. It’s easy to get hooked on the sweet falsetto or his unique sense of lyric. Yet Blake is more than just a sad boy singing over his own beats. Sparse trip-hop sections segue seamlessly into full orchestras. Elements of electro-pop and R&B keep the record fun and romantic. Read more about Fans of Radiohead, Bon Iver, Brian Eno: Give James Blake a Listen
Some people explore a life in the theater because they fall in love with a particular show. For others, it’s because they dream of applause. For Minnetonka native Ari Koehnen Sweeney, it was a family matter. Read more about Minnetonka Theatre Alum Now Leads Hennepin Theatre Trust's Education Efforts