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MN Original | Illustrator Chuck U

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Watch now: Chuck Ungemach, better knows as Chuck U, morphed his childhood dream of illustrating comic books into a successful career as an artist. Known for his incredibly detailed drawings and paintings of otherworldly creatures, Chuck U has found success creating both custom art pieces and work for commercial clients.

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MN Original | Filmmaker Rich Reeder

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Watch: Feeling the need to give back after have received many opportunities in his career, filmmaker Rich Reeder created the Film In The City project. The project teaches all aspects of filmmaking to homeless youth through workshops and mentorships, and culminates in the creation of a short film.

The inaugural year of the project resulted in A Common Manor, which premiered on the big screen in October of 2014.

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MN Original | Photographer David Bowman

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Watch how in a search for the headwaters of Lake Superior for his narrative landscape project, LAKEHEAD, photographer David Bowman further connects with his family roots.

In addition to fine art photography, Bowman works editorially and commercially. His work can be seen in Vanity Fair, TIME, Glamour, Target, National Geographic, ESPN and Dwell. In 2013, Bowman became an independent member of National Geographic Creative, and in 2014 he was named Best Of ASMP by the American Society of Media Photographers.

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MN Original | Leav Interactive Art App

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Learn how the Leav iPhone app, a project of Six Impossible Things, allows people to unlock art experiences throughout the Twin Cities based on environmental factors like location, season and time of day.

Leav’s team commissions work from local artists, including writer and man-about-town Andy Sturdevant, that ranges from self-guided artist studio tours to dance performances to literary readings.

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MN Original | Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher

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Watch: With a dry sense of humor and quick wit, Jeffrey Hatcher discusses the art and craft of writing for the stage and screen. 

Hatcher’s stage productions have premiered locally at theaters like The Illusion, Children’s Theater Company and the Guthrie Theater, while nationally his work has been seen on Broadway. Hatcher has also worked on several major motion pictures including Stage Beauty (2004), Casanova(2005), The Duchess (2008) and Mr. Holmes (2015).

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MN Original | Shapiro and Smith Dance

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Joanie Smith, Artistic Director of Shapiro & Smith Dance, is interested in finding the “unique gestures” that become dance. Learn about the history of this modern dance company and the difference between movement and dance. 

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MN Original | Made Here Art Installations

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The Made Here initiative puts local art into unused spaces throughout the metro. Design a gallery space for unused spaces in your school or community.

 

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MN Original | Filmmaker Shelli Ainworth

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Learn about how, inspired by her experience of raising a child with autism, writer and filmmaker Shelli Ainsworth premieres her first feature film, "Stay Then Go."

MN Original | Performer Timotha Lanae

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Learn how music has been a part of Timotha Lanae’s life for as long as she can remember. She wrote her first song at 7 years old and stepped into her first stage role during high school.

Since then, Lanae has appeared in theatrical productions both locally and internationally, and released a solo album that hit number one on the 2013 U.K. Soul Chart. She is currently working on her original musical, REDdington. Despite her overseas success, Lanae calls Minnesota home and continues to find creative inspiration in her home state.

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MN Original | Installation Artist Emily Stover

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Watch: Educated as an architect, public artist Emily Stover became increasingly interested in the spaces between buildings where people shared experiences rather than the buildings themselves.

As one of five “Artists on the Verge” chosen by NorthernLights.mn in 2013, Stover created an interactive work that combined old and new ways of sending and receiving mail. Her follow-up project, General Delivery, engaged participants during its run at the Soap Factory in the spring of 2014.

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MN Original | Actress Sally Wingert

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Watch: Known for her enormous talent, robust laugh and exuberance for the Twin Cities theater community, Sally Wingert has captivated audiences for over 30 years.

While she calls Guthrie Theater home, Wingert has acted with nearly every professional theater company in the Twin Cities and has performed on Broadway and London’s West End.

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MN Original | MN State Fair Commemorative Art

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Watch now: The Minnesota State Fair Foundation began the Commemorative Art Program in 2004, using profits from the sale of limited edition posters and art to “preserve and improve State Fair buildings, grounds and educational programs.”

The 2015 Commemorative Art was created by iconic Twin Cities screen printer, illustrator and muralist  Adam Turman, who found inspiration in the Fair’s beloved landmarks and attractions, old and new.

Past editions of commemorative have been created by Mary GrandPré, known for her illustrations for the “Harry Potter” book series; Steve Thomas, who is recognized for his vintage-styled National Parks poster series; and Michael Birawer, a painter nationally acclaimed for his depictions of urban neighborhoods.

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MN Original | Butoh Artist Gadu Doushin

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Watch now: Gadu Doushin moved from his native Japan to study engineering at the University of Minnesota in the early 1990s. However his true passion, and what he ultimately ended up pursuing, was dance.

After years studying South Indian classical dance with Ragamala Dance, Doushin began to study butoh, an avant-garde Japanese performance art developed in the late 1950s. Unlike western forms of dance that praise strength of the body, butoh celebrates weakness and vulnerability.

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MN Original | Curator Christopher Atkins

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Watch now: As the Coordinator of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program (MAEP) for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Christopher Atkins describes himself as "a curator without a collection." While the encyclopedic museum boasts pieces that are decades to centuries old, the work that falls within Atkins’ purview comes from artists who are actively at work creating new pieces to exhibit within the MIA’s storied walls.

In the Spring of 2015, Atkins worked with Aaron Dysart to create “Surprise Party,” an installation in the MIA’s Fountain Court celebrating the museum’s 100th birthday, and with Pao Her on “Attention,” a 10-photograph exhibition in the MAEP gallery. Local artists are selected for the MAEP by a 7-member panel with knowledge of the Minnesota arts community and contemporary art.

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MN Original | Choral Director Anton Armstrong

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Watch: Founded in 1912 by Norwegian immigrant F. Melius Christiansen, The St. Olaf Choir became known for touring Christiansen’s a cappella arrangements of Lutheran church hymns.

Now under the direction of Anton Armstrong, the choir continues to honor their choral roots while branching out to perform contemporary works.

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