Janet Contursi has been a freelance writer for more than 23 years. She studied cultural anthropology, art history and studio arts at the University of Minnesota, and has written for professional journals, newspapers and websites. Janet writes an art column for Southside Pride and art blogs for the Examiner and TC Daily Planet. Visit her ArtsMinnesota website and follow ArtsMinnesota on Facebook.
In Spirit of Place, his landmark book on contemporary American landscape painting, John Arthur locates the early 1960s as the point where art lost connection with its historical traditions Continue Reading
The images are well known: totem poles, tomahawks and feathered headdresses are symbols we associate with American Indian culture and, more disturbing, with the essential identity of American India Continue Reading
What would a collection of Minnesota’s best contemporary landscape paintings look like? Much like the “Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Member Show,” currently at the Frameworks Gallery in St. Paul. Continue Reading
When you walk through the door of the Colorwheel Gallery in South Minneapolis, owner, artist and hair stylist Tammy Ortegon will greet you with a warm smile and an invitation to passionately discus Continue Reading
The St. Paul Art Crawl is just around the corner so it’s not too early to plan how you’ll navigate through so much art in so few hours (23 buildings, dozens of studios, 17 hours—do the math!). Continue Reading