Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.
Paula Swenson is a painter and mixed media artist from Bemidji. Paula and other Bemidji artists have been hosting In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre this week while the Minneapolis theater group conducts a week-long puppet-making workshop. The workshop is taking place at the Headwaters School of Music & Arts and culminates on the weekend of July 18 and 19, with a lakefront water circus.
Carolyn Elerding is a Colorado composer getting her master's in composition from the University of Minnesota. Elerding is penciling in "Coffee Concert: Chamber Music with Osmo" on her calendar. The performance is on July 17 at 11 a.m. at Orchestra Hall. It features Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vanska playing a program of clarinet chamber music with some of his fellow Minnesota Orchestra musicians.
Sarah Lovan is arts program administrator at the McKnight Foundation. Sarah looks forward all year to the Walker Art Center's "Summer Music and Movies" at Loring Park in Minneapolis. It kicks off this Monday with one of Sarah's favorite bands, Halloween, Alaska, followed by a screening of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," starring Paul Newman. This summer the series, which runs Monday nights at 7:00 through August 18, delves into the early films of Mr. Newman.