Arts

Theater: The Falcon

Theater students explore storytelling through both acting and directing in the year's first production.

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Burning and building to create art

Q&A with Chris Larson (’85), local Twin Cities artist and professor of art at the U of M The Talon: You are currently working on an architectural project to build a clinic in Kenya. How did you get involved with this? Chris Larson: This project is an unlikely collaboration with …

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Nathan Stromberg’s “Significant Stuff” exhibit

Art teacher Nathan Stromberg showcases 28 pieces of original artwork in a solo exhibit at Artistry (formerly the Bloomington Theater Center for the Arts). It is titled “Significant Stuff” and it displays 28 collages of recognizable objects of each decade from the 50’s to the 80’s. “The idea is about …

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Historical fiction connects the past and present

“Chamberlain closed his eyes and saw it again. It was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. No book or music would have that beauty. He did not understand it: a mile of men flowing slowly, steadily, inevitably up the long green ground, dying all the while, coming to …

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Faith v.s. arts?

Theater teacher and director Nicholas Freeman rested his chin against his knuckles and gazed across a room of empty chairs. After months of moments like these, Freeman was again thinking of the musical Godspell and his hopes for the coming production. “From the show, in it of itself, I want …

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Small business, big screen

In the era of Netflix and megaplexes, an independent cinema in Columbia Heights gives audiences a classic moviegoing experience Tom Letness dimmed the lights hanging from the movie theater’s chandeliers and waited for the audience to quiet. He pushed a small DVD labelled “Spotlight, 2015” into a disk drive and …

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Freeman stars as rock star Buddy Holly for the fourth time running

1955. A short glimpse of a decade of baby boomers, poodle skirts, and the growing popularity of T.V. dinners and rock ‘n’ roll. At age 19, a young man is discovering his style of music and discovers a passion for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley. His name …

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Nervous and shaking slightly, a young teen holds a folder of sheet music to her chest, raising her hand to knock on a plain office door. It opens to the sound of guitar strings, vocal chords, ringing telephones: a world of music. She introduces herself as Carole King, curly ponytail …

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Sharing art in new places

Upper School art teacher Nathan Stromberg was selected to display a collage at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts exhibit. The piece was “8 Wall Clocks,” the second piece Stromberg has shown at the fair since 2012. “The State Fair exhibition has become pretty competitive in recent years,” said …

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Hungry for Healing

Art revealing the life behind eating disorders Photos and commentary by Maddie Binning   Up to 30 million people in the United States struggle with an eating disorder according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental …

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