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Neighborhood Stories with Artist Carolyn Swiszcz

Join us for an evening of creative storytelling! In conjuction with the St. Paul Art Crawl, Minnesota artist Carolyn Swiszcz leads an interactive workshop on creating your own zine featuring your neighborhood. Zines will be exchanged at the end of class.

No previous artistic experience necessary, just a willingness to try something new in a welcoming space. The event is free but pre-registration is encouraged.

While at the museum, check out the Brick x Brick exhibit. The 30 historical and contemporary artists represented in this exhibition use a diversity of media— including photography, painting, sculpture, and drawing—to show how building contributes to and disrupts local, national, and international urban landscapes. The majority of works come from the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s permanent collection and are complemented with generous loans from nationally recognized artists and prominent private collections.

From Robert Polidori’s photograph of pastel-hued Havana to Carolyn Swiszcz’s painting of an aging St. Paul retail landmark to Mike Lynch’s painting of an abandoned grain silo, buildings reflect how communities change and adapt, while creating more diverse layers of social and architectural history.

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On the Way to Jail

June 16, 2015 Highland Park, West End/West 7th, Downtown 16.2 miles It was fabulous to be back on my bike. First, it had been almost two months since my last ride due to a medley of out-of-town travel, bad weather and a non-biking related injury. Second, it got me out of work on a spectacular […]

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Back On Track: The Rebirth of St. Paul’s Union Depot

An hour long Ramsey County production on the rebirth of the Union Depot. This full-length version of “Back on Track: The Rebirth of St. Paul’s Union Depot” chronicles the 23-month renovation journey as told in the voices of those who worked on the magnificent restoration of this multimodal transportation hub.

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Franklin Library Celebrates 100 Years of Service

This year the Franklin Library celebrates its 100th year serving the East Phillips neighborhood in South Minneapolis.  In preparation for the anniversary celebration last month I researched the library’s long history by making my way through the branch’s annual reports and other documents from 1914 to 2014; this research has revealed a fascinating and intimate bond between […]

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