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.
Joshua Capodarco is an intern at the Center For Hmong Arts and Talent in St. Paul. He's also working on a degree in English and French at the University of Minnesota.
Joshua looks forward to the full moon every month because that's when the curtains go up on the Full Moon Cabaret at Bedlam Theater in Minneapolis. It's a smorgasbord of performance, skits and music, often with a heavy dose of puppetry. The next full moon is Friday, September 4, and that's when the next Full Moon Cabaret will happen. We'll let Joshua tell you about the beer cans.
Erik Farseth is a printmaker and collage artist. He's also vice-chair of the Stevens Square Center for the Arts.
Farseth is enamored with an exhibition at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts called "None of the Above: Assembling, Collaborating and Publishing in the Eternal Network." It's open to anyone, and inspired by the unedited, democratizing nature of the "Mail Art Movement." It features dozens of artists who've mailed pieces in 9-by-12 envelopes to the center, which will later be compiled in a book for all who participated.
Mark Trehus is owner of Treehouse Records in Minneapolis and head of Nero's Neptune Records.
Mark strongly recommends going to see multi-instrumentalist Paul Metzger at the Art of This Gallery in Minneapolis on Friday September 4. He says Metzger draws incredible sounds out of instruments he's modified, including a banjo with 23 strings and a guitar with two music box attachments.