Art Hounds: Master quilters, provocative prints and a room full of funny

An internationally-known artist brings his juxtaposed prints to Highpoint, a play about Alabama slave descendants and their glorious quilts is at Park Square, and top-notch Twin Cities improv artists congregate at the BLB. We'll let the hounds tell you why they're excited.

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Miles Mendenhall has high praise for "Skeleton Images Tossed by Chance" an exhibition of prints by Mexican artist Carlos Amorales at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis. Miles, a printmaker, installation artist, and finalist on Bravo TV's "Work of Art" reality show, says Amorales' work is simultaneously provocative and accessible, and immaculately presented at Highpoint. The show is on view through November 20.

Pamela Broz, Interim Director of Communications and Marketing at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, was thoroughly entertained by "Gee's Bend" at St. Paul's Park Square Theatre. It's a play about a group of master quilters in Gee's Bend, Alabama, who are descended from slaves and use their stunning quilts to connect with each other and the outside world. Maybe the fact that Pam is a quilter made her feel she was in familiar company. "Gee's Bend" runs through Nov. 7 at Park Square.

Have you been looking all your life for the funniest people in Minne...strike that...the funniest and most brilliant people in Minneapolis? Local improv artist and actor Tom Reed says they can be found on the Bryant Lake Bowl stage every Monday night at 8pm as part of "Show X!" Tom says it's an audience-fueled long-form improv show which can't be beat for hilarity, comic genius, and maybe even a little pathos.

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