Arts

Maple Grove Sun Light by Rod Smoliak

Maple Grove Sun Light, by Rod Smoliak, received first place in the City Landmarks category in our annual Focus on Maple Grove photo contest.

Some tourists hold on to the memories of their travels through photographs. Rachel Arntson immortalizes her time in foreign places with tiny pieces of glass. After a recent trip to Norway, she began a landscape piece of a village setting based on a picture she snapped while there.

Five years ago, The Paint Pub opened its doors as the only business in Minnesota with its own studio inside. Now, the competition is building.

After moving to Maple Grove, longtime musician Paul Mazzacano created the Maple Grove Jazz Ensemble 10 years ago, teaching musicians to push to their full potential while challenging them with pieces he composes himself.

While watching a show, an audience will notice the characters and their stories. But with a closer look, each detail of the behind-the-scenes work shines.

Osseo resident Jesse Becker has always loved music, but when he went to the University of South Dakota on a full ride basketball scholarship, he never thought he would end up in a band.

The Smith family had just placed their dock back into the water for the long awaited Minnesota spring, and 4-year-old Roman couldn’t wait to caste his line. His mother, Megan Smith, did not miss the opportunity to capture this precious moment that welcomed the coming season.

If you’re looking for creative inspiration, 100 quilts of all shapes and sizes made by members of the Maple Grove Quilters will be displayed during a two-day event this month at the Maple Grove Community Center.

On April 20-23 and 27-29, Osseo area schools will hold their annual Wastebasket Revue (WBR) at Park Center High School in Brooklyn Park.

Christina Hankins began her career as a painter and pastel artist designing works for private and public clients that she exhibited throughout the Midwest. Fifteen years into her painting career, she began to think about art and function—joining two-dimensional ideas with utilitarian goals.

Superintendent of grounds at Rush Creek Golf Club, Dale Hiebert, took a photo Dec. 14 while the temperatures were below zero. Sun dogs are usually seen as two subtly colored patches of light to the left and right of the sun.

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