Art Hounds: Art meets science, crates of vinyl and Babe, The Sheep Pig

Peter Happel Christian, Blackholes and Blindspots, No. 8, 2010

The hounds look forward to rummaging through crates of used vinyl at the Cedar, an exhibition featuring a photographer whose work is at the intersection of science, history and art, and the CTC's interpretation of "Babe, the Sheep Pig."

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Local actor Sid Solomon says a production like no other in town right now is on stage at the Children's Theatre Company. It's called "Babe, The Sheep Pig," an adaptation of the childrens' book "Babe The Gallant Pig," upon which the 1995 movie "Babe" was also based. Sid is excited to see how a veteran CTC cast, led by Dean Holt and Reed Sigmund, tackles this kids classic. "Babe, The Sheep Pig" opens Friday, Jan. 21 and runs through Feb. 27th.

Artist Greg Fitz was drawn into photographer's Peter Happel Christian's world after appearing in a recent show with him, and has become a fan. Greg, who's also curator of Macalester College Galleries, says Happel Christian has a unique ability to make a viewer take notice of the ordinary. Happel Christian's new show, "Ground Truth" opens Thursday, January 20 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, as part of the MIA's Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program. It runs through April 3.

To Jennifer Larson, it doesn't get much better than diving into crate after crate of used vinyl records, while being serenaded by some great local musicians. Jennifer, who blogs on music for "Girl Germs" and is an intern at the Current, says that's what Hymie's Record Fair at the Cedar on Friday, January 21 is all about. The used vinyl comes from Hymie's Vintage Records in Minneapolis and the music will be provided by Buffalo Moon, Rope Trick and the Annandale Cardinals.

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