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Burning and building to create art

Q&A with Chris Larson (’85), local Twin Cities artist and professor of art at the U of M The Talon: You are currently working on an architectural project to build a clinic in Kenya. How did you get involved with this? Chris Larson: This project is an unlikely collaboration with …

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Faith v.s. arts?

Theater teacher and director Nicholas Freeman rested his chin against his knuckles and gazed across a room of empty chairs. After months of moments like these, Freeman was again thinking of the musical Godspell and his hopes for the coming production. “From the show, in it of itself, I want …

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Small business, big screen

In the era of Netflix and megaplexes, an independent cinema in Columbia Heights gives audiences a classic moviegoing experience Tom Letness dimmed the lights hanging from the movie theater’s chandeliers and waited for the audience to quiet. He pushed a small DVD labelled “Spotlight, 2015” into a disk drive and …

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Sharing art in new places

Upper School art teacher Nathan Stromberg was selected to display a collage at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts exhibit. The piece was “8 Wall Clocks,” the second piece Stromberg has shown at the fair since 2012. “The State Fair exhibition has become pretty competitive in recent years,” said …

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Hungry for Healing

Art revealing the life behind eating disorders Photos and commentary by Maddie Binning   Up to 30 million people in the United States struggle with an eating disorder according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental …

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