August 2010 Archives
mn original cameras are capturing the creative process in arts studios all around the Twin Cities. We take viewers behind the scenes to meet the elders and the emerging talents in all of the arts disciplines - musicians, visual artists, poets, writers, dancers, filmmakers, architects and designers - all of whom make up the vast array of creative talent living and working in Minnesota.Warren MacKenzie has made a huge name for himself as a master of functional pottery from the Midwest and beyond. mn original spends an afternoon with Mackenzie in his Stillwater studio as he fires pots and prepares for an exhibition in New York. Produced by mn original: http://mnoriginal.org
The Arboretum will provide the setting when TigerLion Arts theater troupe presents Nature, a mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau's mutual love affair with the natural world, Thursdays through Sundays, Aug. 19-Sept. 5.
Performances are scheduled as follows:
Aug. 19, 20, 26, 27 at 6 p.m.
Aug. 21-22, 28-29 at 3 and 6 p.m.
Sept. 2-3 at 6 p.m.
Sept. 4-5 at 3 and 6 p.m.
For more information go to http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/NatureWalkingPlay.aspx
Arts and Architecture subject guides:
ARCHITECTURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
This handout highlights ARTstor content related to architecture and the built environment, including monuments, buildings, drawings, models, plans, and QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas.
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This handout highlights ARTstor content related to western and non-western design, which include images of drawings, models, posters, advertisements, appliances, furniture, and cars from a variety of periods.
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FASHION AND COSTUME
This handout highlights ARTstor content related to fashion and costume, including images of historical fashion, costumes, designers, and fashion shows.
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This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the history of photography, including works by significant photographers chronicling people, events, and places of our time, as well as images documenting the development of landmark processes and technologies, from early daguerreotypes to contemporary prints.
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THEATER AND DANCE
This handout highlights ARTstor content related to theater and dance, including images of costumes, venues, and staged performances from around the world, as well as portraits and performance shots of notable playwrights, theater directors, choreographers, set and costume designers, actors, and dancers.
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For more information on New York City's historic buildings visit the Architecture/Landscape Architecture Library to look at these books:
The landmarks of New York : an illustrated record of the city's historic buildings/ Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Guide to New York City landmarks/ New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission ; text by Andrew S. Dolkart, Matthew A. Postal ; foreword by Michael R. Bloomberg
Building New York : the rise and rise of the greatest city on Earth/ Bruce Marshall
"The four architecture students had seen enough uninspired 'master plans,'" writes Ross. "They wanted their vision of the Mississippi riverfront to take more chances, going beyond better signs and brighter lights."
Ross also cites Pat Nunnally (River Life program), who advised the students after Carlson came back from a trip to northern Europe to study 10 accessible waterfronts. "He came back and asked, 'Why can't we do some of this stuff here?'" Nunally recalls for Ross. "If you unlock yourself from the traces of institutional thinking, you say, 'Hey, why not?'"