Hello, James Jerome Hill’s “The Striped Skirt.” And Paul Manship’s “Group of Bears.” And Louise Nevelson’s “Untitled (Abstraction).” And Thomas Hart Benton’s “Shocking Corn.” Welcome back. Where’ve you been? In storage, on tour and mostly unseen for years – along with thousands of other works – as the Minnesota Museum of American Art moved around, experienced homelessness, faced its almost certain demise and rallied in a way all similarly threatened arts institutions should study very closely. It’s a remarkable story that begins with the organization’s founding in 1894 as the St. Paul School of Arts, continues through seven name changes and a dozen more locations, and has a happy ending that’s also a beginning. On Sunday, Dec. 2, the M (for short) will open the doors to its first permanent home, a large part of the first floor of the 130-year-old Pioneer Endicott complex in … [Read more...] about The M to open its new St. Paul home; Ode to Navarathri at the Walker
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Mark Hicks The Detroit News Published 11:20 PM EST Nov 23, 2018 In a former Redford Township congregation they acquired this year, members of Commonwealth of Faith Church are prepping for their first worship services while planning efforts to guarantee that the site becomes a resource for the surrounding neighborhood. About a dozen miles northeast, the leaders of Soul Harvest Ministries in Highland Park have long been gathering at a former Catholic church but are hoping to raise thousands to fully renovate the property in order to host services and outreach year-round. As the holiday giving season ramps , parishioners at both locations are hoping generous donors step up to help revitalize their sites and extend ground-level efforts to embrace others. “We are a church that aims to be a community’s church and not just another church in the community,” said Torion Bridges, pastor of Commonwealth. That communal notion was a … [Read more...] about 2 churches take over old houses of worship to serve community
Gallery: Commission vote looms for new animal shelter +17 more photos Within the maze of walkways at Chattanooga's Humane Educational Society, there's a 60-foot room with multiple cages designed for the hundreds of dogs that stream into the shelter each year. But on a recent day, some of the containers were empty — and not for a good reason. Outside, temperatures were moderate with rainy skies, but inside, the room was frigid by comparison, and the standing water in the cages pointed to why they were not in use. "Look at this," said Hamilton County Commissioner David Sharpe last Friday, as he pointed to a chunk of ceiling missing as he entered the room. "There's water coming right through the roof." Moments later, Sharpe turned the corner with fellow Commissioner Greg Martin and saw a trough that was an open sewer for animal waste. "It would be hard to describe this to anybody," Sharpe said. The shelter is in bad shape, and its leaders say the 118-year-old facility, which … [Read more...] about Hamilton County Commission vote looms for new animal shelter
Published 4:49 pm CST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Deck the halls with cherry preserves! Give your holidays a healthy twist 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Bring the gift of nutrition to holiday gatherings by incorporating sweet cherries into your favorite menu. It may not seem the season for cherries, but this is the time to raid the summer stash that has been frozen, dried or canned. Adding a bright, festive touch, sweet cherries will provide a boost of flavor and nutrition to power you into the new year. “The holidays are a perfect time to unleash the goodness locked into preserved sweet cherries to help stay in peak health during the busy season,” said Mia Syn, a registered dietitian nutritionist. “Change up traditional cranberry sauce with a cherry-cranberry version — it’s low in sugar, quick, easy and versatile. Add some ginger or orange peel … [Read more...] about Deck the halls with cherry preserves! Give your holidays a healthy twist
Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 12:15 AM EDT Oct 31, 2018 Calling Detroit the new Berlin for its thriving arts scene, Alberto Ibargüen, president, CEO and trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, announced Wednesday that the nonprofit will invest $20 million in arts organizations in the city through 2023. “Great art, tough art, challenging art helps to tell a great city’s own story. Nowhere is this more true that today’s Detroit,” said Alberto Ibarguen, president of the Knight Foundation. “This is the place where art, culture and design have changed the narrative of a community. And in the art world, Detroit has become the new Berlin." The money will be split among several organizations, including: $2.5 million each to the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall $1.5 million to the Sphinx Organization $1.325 million to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan $1 … [Read more...] about What can $20M buy Detroit? New art, theater, music for the masses.