Art Hounds: Ububu, Inferno, and an amateur photographer’s penetrating pictures

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Scene from "Ububu" by Janaki Ranpura (Photo credit: Bruce Silcox)

This week, the emotional pull of puppetry in a Minneapolis garage, a revered Minnesota choreographer's vision of hell, and the astonishing photographs of Vivian Maier.

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Minneapolis mosaicist Lisa Arnold explains why the photographs of Vivian Maier, a mid-20th century amateur artist whose voluminous body of work was discovered just two years before she died, have turned the art world upside down. The Minneapolis Photo Center has established a permanent gallery of her work called "Vivian Maier is Here to Stay."

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Twin Cities artist representative Klara Wagnild's love for ballet was fueled by James Sewell Ballet company's visits to her hometown of Fergus Falls when she was growing up. Klara's anticipation is building to see Sewell's newest work, "Inferno," inspired by Dante's "Divine Comedy." At the Cowles Center, April 25 - May 4.

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Grotesquely beautiful puppets, puppets and actors exchanging roles, and the absurdist humor of "Ububu," made for a delightful evening of theater for Soap Factory rental coordinator Shelby Thomason. "Ububu" is being performed in creator Janaki Ranpura's garage through May 3.

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