June 1, 2020

Seven Forms Student Design Showcase: Emma Hughes

To the Light by Emma Hughes Emma Hughes is a sophomore studying apparel design at the University of Minnesota. She began designing at a very young age working with her grandma, who always supported her aspirations to become a designer. Her inspiration comes from everyday life and different patterns found in nature or ideas that…

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May 6, 2020

ArtWords 2020: “Real Colorful Creatures” by Samantha Sanvik

Real Colorful Creatures I’m reminded of the crisp new pages of my inexperienced youth, quickly turned into crumpled corners, faded lines, ripped edges. I’m reminded of the boundless possibilities that arise from a single plot. A plot that has a rise and a fall, with an ending that comes too soon. I’m reminded of Where…

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May 6, 2020

ArtWords 2020: “Around Here” by Joey Gotchnik

Around Here “Time? What is time? We don’t have that around here,” she says. But how then, I thought, can I compare yourself to me? No number to make us seem similar, no skin wrinkle, hair color, or light amid your eyes. The balance of unbalanced strings lapping against bright plywood, yellow coated and a…

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April 24, 2020

We Were Made for This

By now, our new reality is starting to settle in. We’re all coming to terms with the fact that COVID-19 will significantly disrupt our lives for the foreseeable future. Life will likely look much different on the other side of this global pandemic. For creative entrepreneurs, many of us see this crisis as a double-edged…

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April 24, 2020

At Home, But Not Isolated

My name is Alex Buffalohead. I am an artist, curator, and musician in a family band with my parents, called Bluedog. For my day job, I am the Arts and Cultural Engagement Manager at the Native American Community Development Institute and All My Relations Arts gallery in the American Indian Cultural Corridor on Franklin Avenue in…

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April 1, 2020

The Weisman’s Response to Coronavirus/COVID-19

Photo of the exterior of Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Updated April 1, 2020: Weisman Art Museum (WAM), under the guidance of University of Minnesota leadership and public health officials, at the direction of Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health, is following the current “stay at home” order to help curb transmission of COVID-19. University of Minnesota has closed all major campus venues…

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