Sunday, November 17, 2013 11am – 3pm _ Conversation and Knitting: Lisa Anne Auerbach Los Angeles–based artist Lisa Anne Auerbach will be spending time on the rug in the exhibition Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City, knitting and talking about Hønsestrik, a radical, anti-authoritarian style of knitting that originated in Denmark the 1970s. Known ..
…of Domestic Integrities part A05 for the opening of “Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City” at the Walker Art Center tomorrow night (plus today’s links to a Star Tribune story on Edible Estate #15 and an interview with Michael Pollan on the Walke..
…is how much bigger we aim to make the American Domestic Integrities rug this week – with a big rotating team of rug crocheting volunteers also bringing in old clothes and textiles – in anticipation for it’s installation in the gallery for the August 8th opening of..
…for five weeks to work on the imminently opening show at the Walker Art Center “Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City” has me approaching the airport over the familiar outer suburbs of the Twin Cities that I grew up in and starting to get my mind back into thinking deeply about cities and being ..
…in preparation for the August 8th opening of Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City on August 8th, started this morning with the low rumbling of a huge moving truck barely big enough for my road, the arrival of two friendly movers for hours of heavy lifting, wrapping, and packing of the American Domestic Integrities ..
…capped off a quick last minute eight-hour layover in Minneapolis on the way from LA to Rotterdam for the opening of Animal Estates 9.0 tomorrow – but at least it gave me a chance to see the garden in it’s mid-summer state, and (Walker webpage and Foraging Ci..
…has continued gradually in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (commissioned by the Walker Art Center) over this week that started with snow and sleet and is ending with sunny summer weather – and though the wild plants, trees and shrubs (like asparagus, apple, mint, strawberry, rhubarb…) are little and struggling to occupy our mound of fertile ..
…ends today with a road trip circling my hometown, visiting the nine most promising front lawns – of the almost 100 submitted with stories and photos – taking us to Apple Valley, Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, Hopkins, Saint Louis Park, Brooklyn Park, and St. Anthony…and in a few days I’ll post pictures here of the lawn ..
…one of my favorite local food places in Minneapolis-St. Paul, bringing my writer friend Michael Pollan and food/garden story hero (‘Second Nature‘ was a big inspiration in my early gardening days) for a taste of the city – and an interview to be published soon on the Walker Art Center website – while passing through ..
…in the Walker Art Center’s Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (for ‘Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City‘), where we laid the massive local slate pavers, surrounded by seating logs, surrounded by an 8′ radius of mounded fertile soil, ready to be planted with wild native foragables ..
…surprised us hungry bikers – on my first night in town preparing for 2013 projects at the Walker Art Center – with a delicious organic meal prepared and served from their tricked out bus/kitchen parked in a beautiful wild community garden (with bees and and rain garden) occupying a previously vacant lot just south of ..
…seems tailor made for me, walking through the galleries, anticipating travel to NYC tomorrow, to see the finale New Years Eve performance of the company before it disbands. (Walker Art Center) The extraordinary partnership between two legendary artists is the foundation for this installation of backdrops, props, and costumes created for the Merce Cunningham Dance ..
…Art Center in Minneapolis tonight is especially exciting and anticipated since it’s the first time I will see his work in person, seeming to be just missing performances of his work for years like ‘The Show Must Go On‘ and ‘Pichet Klunchun and Myself‘ whereever I go…and then the great pleasure of seeing dancer Cédric ..
…is the impending show at the Walker Art Center which I had to read about in my London friend Alice Rawsthorn’s column in the Herald Tribune this morning, even though I am actually here in Minneapolis and visiting the museum today – though too bad I will have to wait until my next visit to see ..
…the wood-lined, screen-doored, toybox-equiped, homey health food store and cafe dating from the early 1970’s on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis is often our place of choice for morning nephew meetings and this morning it is the divine simple vegetable rice plate made freshly in front of me in the sunny central open kitchen by nice ..
…is but one of many gorgeous urban lakes circling the city of Minneapolis – it’s greatest gift and constituting part of it’s “green necklace” of parks and parkways – where robust Minneapolitans can be found jogging, and canoeing, and swimming, and strolling, and roller-blading, and dog-walking, and even fishing and skating in the winter – ..
…(the city where I grew up but never lived as an adult, though with frequent trips back I am slowly discovering what’s here) is becoming clear this afternoon as I realize that my recent regular treasured hang-outs which I would have been super delighted to find in Rome, or Los Angeles, or New York City – ..
…was the happy surprise of the day – as I caught my folk-singing friend‘s last performance (involving layers of gorgeous vocals live and delayed echoing through the cold cavernous corridor of the 2005 Herzog & de Meuron designed addition, accompanied by a painted steamer trunk full of costumes such as pioneer bonnets and equipment like ..
…is one of my happiest coziest familiar feel-at-home-kind-of places in the city, which provides a warm green escape in the depths of Minnesota winter and an early glimpse of spring on a not-quite-spring May day like today…
…are chasing each other around Minneapolis front yards reminding me of similar scenes from my childhood here – as I watch them publicly frolicking this afternoon, daring the earnest midwestern gardeners whose precious early spring plantings they are surely soon to..