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ARTS AND CULTURE: Mike Mustain Pottery – The Tribune

Genre Style: Pottery/Ceramics • Wheel thrown

Location: Wheelersburg

How did the project start? I got my start two years ago actually trying to inspire my nine-year-old daughter at the time. I had enrolled her in a pottery hand building class once while on vacation in Louisville, Kentucky at AA Clay Studio. While taking the class, I noticed there were pottery wheels. I asked if we could use them as well. So we had a 30-minute crash course….it was a terrible sight, but great fun. We had such a great time, upon arriving home I ordered our first wheel.

Well, needless

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Essential Arts: One composer’s personal reflection on Juneteenth

What’s that thumping noise? It’s not the morning newspaper being thrown at your door. It’s the Essential Arts newsletter hitting your inbox. I’m arts reporter Jessica Gelt filling in for Carolina Miranda, who is likely finding art you didn’t know about in a part of the city you rarely go. The worst of the heat wave has passed for now and the weekend is upon us, so let’s get to it.

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is finally a federal holiday, and even though government recognition of the date that commemorates the end of slavery in America came more than a

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Eugene’s arts and culture scene engages in racial justice | Arts & Culture

The Black Lives Matter movement struck a widespread resurgence nationwide and ignited a huge response across Eugene, including within its local arts and culture scene. A wave of support towards BIPOC artists has begun across the city; racial justice themes have popped up in a variety of art mediums and many locals have shifted their focus to addressing these topics head-on in an artistic and creative way. 

BIPOC Artist Collective

The BIPOC Artist Collective came together in June 2020 to bring support, networking and resources to Black, Indigenous and artists of color in Eugene. On Juneteenth last year, the group

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Exhibits

Jul. 15—Blue Earth County Historical Society History Center, Mankato — “Pity the Water: Photographs by Kay Herbst Helms” through Sept. 30 and works by the late Marian Anderson through mid-September at 424 Warren St. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; blueearthcountyhistory.com.

Arts Center of Saint Peter — Annual members’ show through Aug. 28 at 315 S. Minnesota Ave. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; www.artscentersp.org.

Brown County Historical Society Museum — New permanent exhibit “Becoming Brown County” at 2 North Broadway, New Ulm. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.

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