One of the more whimsical contributions to the Art in Bloom display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. See yesterday's post for further explanation.
Friday, April 29, 2016
I have been having a difficult time lately posting and commenting. If I can't get my mojo back soon I plan to take an hiatus. I may have to take a leave for the summer. Time will tell: stay tuned.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
I took a photo of this sign last August and wondered why it was allowed to remain in place for so many years in its deteriorating condition. Originally it was the former Schmidt Brewery sign with two large side panels, but Schmidt closed several decades ago and the sign stood at Jefferson Avenue and West 7th Street for more than 60 years as part of the historic brewery complex. It had been used to advertise August Schell Brewing Company's Grain Belt beers to which an anti-billboard group recently objected. To my surprise the entire story of its past and its future was recently covered in our local neighborhood newspaper, The Highland Villager. Apparently after meeting several legal considerations, the giant sign will be restored and will now advertise businesses that occupy properties in the Schmidt historic district.
Linking to Signs, signs
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
I founds this wonderful unnamed sculpture outside the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota, a museum we visited on our last Friday Field Trip. I could find no plaque identifying the artist or information about the piece of art. I loved the way it rose above the walking path, seemingly ready for flight.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Our Friday Field Trip last week took us to Wabasha, Minnesota about 85 miles south of the Twin Cities. The National Eagle Center has a lovely museum in this small town on the banks of the Mississippi River. The bridge above connects Wabasha with towns across the river in Wisconsin.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
In two previous "Saluting Women" posts I have featured writers, Barbara Kingsolver and Margaret Atwood, who have appeared on the Talking Volumes program at the Fitzgerald Theatre in downtown St. Paul. The hostess, Kerri Miller, has done a spectacular job of interviewing all of her guests, both male and female, over the years. When we attend, which is often, both DH and I always love the evening's performance because Miller is a skillful interviewer using humor and probing questions to draw out the writers who appear on the program. She is knowledgeable about the writers and keeps a light-hearted touch while using interesting background information to keep both the audience and her subject engaged. Watch for the scheduled programs on MPR and be sure to attend if you are in the area. I guarantee that you will enjoy an interesting and entertaining evening.
|Kerri Miller is host of MPR News with Kerri Miller and Talking Volumes. She was the political reporter for KARE 11 television in Minneapolis-St. Paul before coming to MPR in 2004.|
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Linking to Signs, signs