Whether you're an experienced ceramist or your only familiarity with the material comes from the cafeteria dishware, the wide variety of artwork in Ceramics Today: Local, regional and national talent, currently in Flaten Art Museum, is not to be missed. The exhibit features a multitude of pieces by 31 artists that range from the functional to the experimental.
The last time the Manitou Messenger checked in with the Plastic Constellations, the band had just released its first album with national indie bigwigs, Frenchkiss Records. One year later, the wonder boys from Hopkins have hit the road in support of Crusades five times, playing over 100 shows in most of the lower 48 and garnering considerable critical buzz along the way.
What unites all of us if not art, if not music? What can bring emotion into a cold, indifferent world if not a piano sonata from Beethoven? German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarcks The Lives of Others is an ode to a man who finds enough moral integrity to do what he knows is right in spite of the corruption surrounding him.
Born with a congenital bone-and-tissue disorder which caused her left leg to be underdeveloped, Emily Rapp 96 draws upon her experiences as a child growing up with a prosthetic leg, her college years at St. Olaf, studies abroad in Dublin and time spent in Korea as a Fulbright scholar in her first book, Poster Child.