50-50 in Lynnhurst
Burroughs Community School, 1601 50th St., presents "50 Artists on 50th," an annual fine art show featuring regional artists working in clay, blown glass, woodturning, stoneware, raku, beads, painting, sculpture, photography, birdhouses and more.
The Saturday, April 9 show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
High school hellfires
As she moves through life, Dawn Ahlgren finds herself returned to a shadowy, familiar place: her hometown of Darkwood, Minn. There for her 10th high school reunion, she finds herself trapped in the Inferno Bar and Grill, surrounded by classmates determined to prove that hell is indeed other people.
"Dawn’s Inferno: A Divine Comedy" – an updating of Dante’s classic voyage through the underworld – is being produced by a new theater company, The Flower Shop Project, at Acadia Café, 1931 Nicollet Ave. Flower Shop members Brenna Jones and Ruth Virkus wrote this new play; Jones directs it as well.
The opening bow of "Dawn’s Inferno" is on Saturday, April 9, 7 p.m.
Call 374-4814 for more information.
A Rohd less traveled
The fusion of art and politics can cause new eruptions of thought in audience minds. Acclaimed artist and author Michael Rohd explores the power of such combinations in two one-day workshops Tuesday-Wednesday, April 5-6, at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S.
Participants will create art while exploring the performance process and theme-based dialogue with groups. The workshop provides open space for learning through improvisation, movement, dialogue and more.
The seminar – presented by the University of Minnesota Department of Theater Arts and Dance and Intermedia Arts – is for teaching artists, educators and community activists. The fee for the two-session workshop is $60.
Register by calling 871-4444 or by e-mail at [email protected].
‘Reading the Landscape’
The intersection of landscape architecture and landscape art is "Reading the Landscape," an exhibition by two Twin Cities artists at the First Unitarian Society, 900 Mount Curve Ave.
Regina Flanagan will show photographs from "Where We Find Ourselves," her ongoing chronicling of the Helen Allison Savanna, a Nature Conservancy property on the Anoka Sandplain north of the metro area.
Paul Damon’s landscape paintings explore the human relationship to the northlands, as inspired by Scandinavian painters of the late 19th century, the Viennese Secession and American painter George Inness.
"I paint realistically because I believe that art should be accessible," Damon writes of his art. "The world contains a visual vocabulary of physical forms that are meaningful precisely because they are part of our shared human experience."
Like Flanagan, Damon is trained as a landscape architect.
"Reading the Landscape" opens Sunday, April 10 and then Monday-Saturday through May 15. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Call 651-645-7709 for more information.