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Second Street: Bench to Balcony

Exciting news was released recently. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that Saint Paul is considering a plan to reinvent Second Street again, this time into a pedestrian-friendly river balcony: Lisa Switkin, a senior principal at the company [James Corner Field Operations], described the balcony as a series of overlooks along the river, linking many of the […]

William Taylor’s Barbershop 1852

Researching for my drawing Joseph Farr and the Underground Railroad, there were frustratingly few images that exist from the time that William Taylor led efforts to help escaped fugitives and even fewer images much less records of Black people. It made it all the more amazing that in 1895 and 1905 newspapers captured Joseph Farr’s […]

Becky Jokela’s ‘Reflection’

Reflection by Becky Jokela, Pastel painting, 18 x 24 This year I had the honor of serving as a juror for the drawing and pastels class at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. Each year, the Exhibition proves an amazing showcase of amateur and professional artists representing the diversity and talent of Minnesota […]

Donald L. Esse’s ‘George’

George by Donald L. Esse, Pencil, 30 x 40 This year I had the honor of serving as a juror for the drawing and pastels class at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. Each year, the Exhibition proves an amazing showcase of amateur and professional artists representing the diversity and talent of Minnesota […]

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