The Art of Fine Furniture’s Big Number 2

The Art of Fine Furniture’s Big Number 2

Imagine you opened a book on a table. Then you spread out the pages so that you had a perfect half circle arching between the covers. That is just what Seth Rolland did, but with a piece of wood! WHAT?! IMPOSSIBLE! I know, but it’s true. This is The Art of Fine Furniture’s second year. […]

Great River Shakespeare Festival’s Hamlet

Great River Shakespeare Festival’s Hamlet

“Let me speak to th’ yet unknowing world how these things came about. So shall you hear of carnal, bloody, and unnatural acts, of accidental judgments, casual slaughters, of deaths put on by cunning and forced cause, and in this upshot, purposes mistook.” -Horatio, from Hamlet These lines from the play tell you everything you […]

DTAP: Maggie Sather

DTAP: Maggie Sather

Guys (that means boys and girls and everyone else!) today, Tuesday April 1st, is not going to be a joke. This is going to be a day. Why? It’s DTAP, and that means artist Maggie Sather is going to light up the Smith Gallery with her drawings. Her work is literally awe-inspiring. I once watched […]

Blank Page: An Unwritten Story of Sex

Blank Page: An Unwritten Story of Sex

What does sex have to do with blank pages? And have you ever wondered what those first few blank pages in every book are for anyways? Are publishers giving us a little buffer in case we spill some beef stew that sinks through the cover? Are they places to jot down notes or doodle brilliant […]

Nothing to Hide in “Store Facades”

Nothing to Hide in “Store Facades”

Get out your sunglasses ‘cuz something brighter than the sun is here! The cold is not over, but Ally Sulpy is heating things up this Friday at the Winona Arts Center with her show “Store Facades.” What is she hiding behind all those facades, you ask? Nothing. In her brilliant, bright, bear-it-all style, Ally is […]

Choo Choo! Gravy Train is steaming into Ed’s Saturday!

Choo Choo! Gravy Train is steaming into Ed’s Saturday!

What’s that I hear? It—it—it sounds like a TRAIN! CHOO CHOO! It’s Gravy Train! (Winona’s happiest band!) Comprised of seven men, all born musicians—each half gravy, half train, this band is guaranteed to make you move. And get out the way, they are steaming to stage this Saturday the 18th 9:00 PM @Ed’s! You won’t […]

How I Came to Tolerate Modern Art

How I Came to Tolerate Modern Art

I feel like with a lot of modern art we ask the same question we ask children when they run to us waving their latest masterpiece. “That’s lovely. But, dear, what is it?” I felt exhausted looking at pieces of work 5 year olds could do that we tagged with prices that could significantly reduce […]

Jamie Harper – The Man, the Myth, the Beard

Jamie Harper – The Man, the Myth, the Beard

In his studio, a rented, ancient basement as grungy as his beard, I easily noticed a bird guide book poking out of his backpack.  All around me were paintings resting against the walls, and doors waiting to be endowed with an image.  Cans of house paint were piled on the table, and a pencil, buried […]