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Art Hounds: Poetry by Brian Laidlaw and sculpture in Moorhead

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'The Little Pilot'
Evelyn Digirolamo in The Sandbox Theatre's "The Little Pilot."
Matthew Glover | Sandbox Theatre

This week on Art Hounds: "The Little Pilot," the poetry of Brian Laidlaw and a sculpture installation in Moorhead.

Theatermaker Victoria Pyan is impressed with Sandbox Theatre's new production, "The Little Pilot." Inspired by the author of the classic tale "The Little Prince," Antoine de St. Exupery, the play incorporates aerial work to explore themes of both loneliness and triumph. "The Little Pilot" runs through Oct. 4 at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis.

Revolver's Ross Nervig is pumped that local publishing house Milkweed Editions is hosting "Lyric," an event that crosses poetry and music. Brian Laidlaw and his band The Family Trade will perform, and Laidlaw will also read from his new poetry collection "The Stuntman." The book is a retelling of the story of Echo and Narcissus set in Hibbing, and was inspired by Bob Dylan's first great love. Lyric takes place Tuesday night - also at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis - and Nervig says to expect a rowdy discussion of poetry along with some great music.

Arts writer Alicia Underlee Nelson says she's never seen anything in Moorhead quite like the new sculpture installation at the Rourke Museum called "Together." It juxtaposes the work of sculptors Naomi RaMona Schliesman and Chris Walla. While Walla's aesthetic is metallic and industrial, Schliesman is bright and colorful, inspired by germs and microbes. Nelson says there's always something interesting to look at. "Together" opens Friday night and runs through November 8.