Art Hounds: Creepy crawly art and Young Dance

Creepy Crawly
Creepy Crawly at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
Courtesy of the Textile Center of Minnesota

This week Art Hounds check out a photo exhibit at the Winona Library, Young Dance's spring concert, and art made with hundreds of dead insects at the MN Textile Center.

Choreographer and dancer Penelope Freeh is looking forward to Young Dance's spring concert this weekend. Young Dance is made up of kids aged seven to 18. Each spring they work with professional choreographers to create and perform new work. The concert's theme is "stories" and will feature the choreography of Joe Chvala, Hijack and Stuart Pimsler, among others. Performances are May 1 and 2 at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis.

Ceramic artist Kristal Leebrick is mesmerized by the latest show up at the Textile Center of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Artist Jennifer Angus has put together a beautiful installation that evokes a Victorian drawing room. However the patterns on the walls are made from hundreds of large insects. The show recalls Victorian curio cabinets while speaking to modern environmentalist concerns. "Creepy Crawly: an entomological investigation of textile pattern" runs through May 16.

Photographer Stuart Klipper is a fan of the work of colleague Mark Jensen, saying he has a great eye and wonderful sense of "where to stand." Jensen's current show on display at the Winona Public Library features photos he took of the construction of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in 1982, paired with his more recent work documenting its demolition. The exhibition has been extended and is up through May 15.

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