Weekend Arts Roundup: Art This Way

MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about the artful happenings around town this weekend.

The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association has three events to check out:

  • Art Attack at the Northrup King Building — The multi-level Northrup King Building opens the doors to its galleries and studios to the public for them see and buy original art. Sculptures, paintings, jewelry and other works by more than 200 artists are part of the event.

  • Caché at Casket Arts Complex — The community and art enthusiasts are invited into the historic Casket Arts Complex to see artists' process and work. Within a city block, visitors have access to over 150 resident and guest artists' working studios, hands-on demonstrations and tutorials, films and a variety of live music.

  • Art This Way & First Thursday — The Solar Arts Community is joining with friends in art buildings across the Northeast to make a Fall Crawl weekend to remember. There will be open studios with stunning art, beautiful monsters, poetry, and of course award-winning beer.

Intermedia Arts will be presenting "The Blacker and the Berry" — a collection of dynamic performances by more than thirty Twin Cities women of color. It's a powerful multidisciplinary performance in conjunction with a visual arts exhibit. The exhibition articulates a personal and intellectual examination of women's bodies and experiences through photography, mixed media, video installation, textile arts, and more.

At The Cowles Center, the dance and performing arts company will present The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam — a collection of mystical, highly symbolic poems that deal with the nature of the divine and the fleeting nature of life. The Rubaiyat has gained a worldwide audience and continues to speak evocatively to readers long after its poems were written. The melancholy, evocative words of the Persian philosopher-poet are brought to life in vivid detail by choreographer Rita Mustaphi and the dancers of Katha Dance Theatre Company.

Marianne Combs joins The Current's Morning Show for the Weekend Arts Roundup every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Read all the latest arts news from MPR News.

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