Art Hounds: Fox Tax, Garbage Dreams, Banality of Love

"Societure" by Jesse Draxler and Hillary Berg. Part of ART FORM 1040: RE_ARTED

The hounds talk up an exhibition of new work born from assigned artistic partnerships, a film about an Egyptian village that subsists on recycled trash, and a 'true story' play about two lovers on either side of Hitler's 'Final Solution.'

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Christopher James is communications and events director of the University of Minnesota's Weisman Art Museum. Christopher was really taken with "ART FORM 1040: RE_ARTED," the latest exhibition at Fox Tax Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis. The curator asked local artists to pair up and collaborate on new work that displays the styles of either artist. It's on the walls of The Gallery at Fox Tax, a financial services business that caters to the creative community, through April 15th.

Dawn Mikkelson is a Twin Cities-based documentarian. Dawn thinks "Garbage Dreams," the opening film of this year's Arab Film Festival at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, is a 'must see.' It's a feature-esque documentary about an Egyptian village that recycles more than 80 percent of its garbage to survive. "Garbage Dreams" will be screened on Thursday, March 11 at 7pm. The Arab Film Festival, sponsored by the Minneapolis Arab American arts organization Mizna, runs through March 14.

Jason Peterson is Artistic Director of Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo. Jason endorses Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company's latest production, "A Report on the Banality of Love." It's the true story of an unlikely, fiery romance between a Jewish student and a philosophy professor who joins the Nazi party. You can see it at the Hillcrest Center Theater in St. Paul through March 28.

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