Wintertide at Public Functionary: Juried and varied visual art

Saturday night, Public Functionary opened their Wintertide show. A biennial art exhibition presented by Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) and Public Functionary. It's a juried show of mixed visual art forms - photography, mixed media, painting and drawing and sculpture. It was a mix of themes and perspectives. There were more than a few pieces that caught my eye.

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This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, January 12, – Sunday, January 18, 2015

I’m looking for a winter escape. I am not a snowbird, nor am I likely to find the space for a sunny vacation in an alternative climate. Alternative states of mind and heart are easily at hand.

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Arty birthday celebrations at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker: Art and Cake – Yum!

How can you have your cake and eat it too? That was the conundrum we solved over the holiday break. The answer is many cakes, done differently for two separate birthdays.

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Artist Seeks Your Ideas for “Connections” Mural on Folwell School

Stop by the CNO office at 3451 Cedar Ave S before December 19 to share your design ideas for a new mural being planned.

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How to make ice lanterns, a Scandinavian tradition

(Photos by Zan Tomko)

Alberta Clipper, Polar Vortex, winter in Minnesota, call it what you wish, it means temperatures will fall below freezing for a while; It also means time for ice lanterns.

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Dazzling holiday lights and sights in Twin Cities (and beyond)

(Photos by Paige Elliott)

Now is the time to shine, light-seekers! Holiday sparkle is back, illuminating cold, dark winter streets with bursts of vivid color and community spirit. Below, we’ve made a list – and checked it twice – of a few choice spots to see holiday lights around the Twin Cities and beyond. Scroll down to see how you can share your photos and add light displays in your community to our list!

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The importance of legacy: 4th annual MN 6 I photo exhibit hits Bottineau Commons

Photos by  Mohamed Barre

A new body of work by photographer Mohamed Barre goes on view Dec. 13 in the Community Room of Bottineau Commons.

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ARTS REVIEW | Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker inspires awe at Orpheum Theatre

Photo courtesy Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

When a speechless performance can get the crowd at Orpheum Theatre to applaud and give “woos,” there’s something magical about what’s being presented on stage and the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker was no exception.

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