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Sunday, July 30, 2006

National Night Out


On the first Tuesday of every August, National Night Out is celebrated nationwide. The
Saint Paul Police Department encourages you and your neighbors to get together on this
date each year to take a stand against crime and drugs in your neighborhood. We feel
that by getting to know your neighbors you are able to help build a stronger community,
help reduce crime, and build a relationship with neighbors that will nurture willingness to
report suspicious activity in our city.

The 22nd annual National Night Out (2005) was the biggest year yet for the city of Saint
Paul. The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) awarded us with the top award
in the nation for a city with the population 100,000 – 299,999 for participation, unique
events, and overall community involvement. It is the first time that Saint Paul ranked #1
and we plan to continue this high rating for years to come with the help of residents who
plan events citywide.

Either plan to have a neighborhood event in the daytime, evening or whenever it fits with
your neighbors! This can include hosting things like sharing a potluck dinner together,
planning games and activities, or as simple as having root beer floats or lemonade
together. Another way to promote safety and crime prevention is to turn your outside
lights on from dusk to dawn on the evening of National Night Out to show your support.

For more information on National Night Out nationwide, visit the web site of the
National Association of Town Watch . To find out more or to plan an
event in your neighborhood, call or email Pam McCreary at 651-266-5625 or

Riff Raff @ Pillsubry House, set design by Ron!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Mexico or Bust! Party at Frogtown

Subject: Mexico or Bust! Party at Frogtown

Mexico or Bust!

Support Artists’ Research Travel
and Children’s Literature
All in One Night!

The Coconehamox Children’s Book Project
Invites You
to a Fundraising Fiesta!

Frogtown Family Lofts, Community Room
Saturday, August 5th
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Refreshments, sweets, drinks...
(any visual, spoken word artists, musicians, performers, etc., interested in performing and/or donating artwork for raffle are more than welcome!)

For Your Purchasing Pleasure...
T-shirts, Original Photo Greeting Cards, Handmade Jewelry, and more!

Piñata 8 p.m.

All donations will benefit the Coconehamox Project and upcoming travel to Mexico (in two weeks!). Learn more about Deborah Ramos & Ayme Almendarez’s collaboration supported in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership Grant at:


Monday, July 24, 2006

The Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council invite you to a regional forum on the arts

The Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council invite you to a regional forum on the arts. Anyone who works, participates, or is interested in the arts is encouraged to attend. You’ll have a chance to learn about programs and services available in your area, and to provide input that will help inform future plans and programs.

Two forums will be held in the Twin Cities:
Tuesday, August 1, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Minnesota State Arts Board office, 200 Park Square Court, 400 Sibley Street, Saint Paul

Wednesday, August 30, 5:00 – 7:00 pm., at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, John Ireland Community Room, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins

The forums are free and open to the public, but registration is strongly encouraged! To help us plan how many people to expect, please register by phone (651) 215-1600, (800) 866-2787; TTY (651) 215-6235; or e-mail

Anyone who has specific questions or would like more information about an Arts Board grant program is welcome to schedule a one-on-one meeting with an Arts Board program officer. Call or e-mail (651) 215-1600, (800) 866-2787; TTY (651) 215-6235; or e-mail to schedule an appointment.

Twelve forums will be held throughout the state. The complete schedule is available in the calendar section of the Arts Board Web site:

Saturday, July 22, 2006

forum settings?


is it possible to adjust the forum settings so that when someone posts something we would get some sort of notification to check?

Beth #222

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Here's the tenative agenda for the third quarter All Co-op meeting:

Management Report
Acquisition Update
Security Patrol Vote
Board Elections (three positions)

Attendance by at least one adult household member is mandatory. Let me know if you have any questions or would like anything added to the agenda.



Tina and Lori have been busy planning a National Night Out celebration this year. We've set aside money to provide: some food (Popcorn and Watermelons), a moonbounce, balloons, and other activities. If you'd like to help out please contact Tina. Please Attend!


Kathy and Sarah would like to move into #203. Kathy is a sculptor/photographer. They would like to schedule the Selection Committee meeting this weekend (as one of them is going out of town). They are available Saturday until 3:00 PM or Sunday until 3:00 PM.

Please call me (as my email at home is still not working) at 651-489-1133 and let me know if your interested and what days and times work for you. I will figure out which date/time works for the most folks and schedule the meeting for then.


security meeting 7/24

>From: "Rebecca Thayer"
>Subject: security meeting
>Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 18:48:30 -0500
>The Security meeting is Monday, July 24th at 7:00 PM. IKON (A
>firm) will be fielding any questions residents have. We're thinking
>about hiring them for some nights (probably a few hours on Thurs-Sun at

Mission Statement

"Frogtown Family Lofts if a unique 36-unit family focused live/work artist cooperative located in St. Paul's central Frogtown neighborhood."

Friday, July 14, 2006


>From: Eisa
>Subject: Newsletter
>Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 05:07:45 -0700 (PDT)
>Hi All,
> It's been awhile since I put out a newsletter, I apologize. But I think it's time for one and things are pretty much back to normal here! Hoping that you want to be included in this one. Don't worry about space, I'm hoping that this will be a BIG one!
> Please email, call or drop by your input to me by the week of the 24th.
> Thanks so much!
> Eisa
> #224

Board Meeting this Sunday

Just a reminder that there's a Board Meeting this Sunday at 7:30 PM for anyone that is interested.

Need Participants for Selection Committee Meeting

>From: "Rebecca Thayer"
>Subject: Need Participants for Selection Committee Meeting
>Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 12:32:34 -0500
>Hey All,
>Kelli has folks approved to move into #223. So we need to have an
>Artists Selection Committee meeting. Sasha does photography and
>is studying to be an architect.
>Scott is going to be in town this weekend only, so I am trying to
>a meeting together for this weekend. If anyone is available either
>Saturday Morning around 9AM/10AM or Sunday before 2:00 PM, please
>me (my internet is down). When you leave the message, let me know
>which time works better for you. I'll pick the day and time that
>people can attend.
>Let me know if you have any questions (please call).
>Phone (check list)
>P. S. Just a reminder that there's a Board Meeting this Sunday at
>7:30 PM for anyone that is interested.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Artspace Projects, Inc. is having an ART PARTY!

Thursday, September 7th, 2006
5 to 9pm

Art Holdings Gallery
6210 Wayzata Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Questions about the event, contact:
Shannon at 612-465-0245 or by email:

The Artspace Mission
The mission of Artspace Projects is to create, foster and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations. We pursue this mission through development projects, asset management activities, consulting services, and community-building activities that serve artists and arts organizations of all disciplines, cultures, and economic circumstances. By creating this space, Artspace supports the continued professional growth of artists and enhances the cultural and economic vitality of the surrounding community. Visit online:

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Bastille Day!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Upcoming Shows

Element at Java J's
Featuring work by Todd Shanafelt, Robyn Stoller, and Jill Zimmer

Threads in Space at Susan Hensel Design
A show of mostly three dimensional fiber

Garden Tour at Minnetonka Center for the Arts
See some of the loveliest gardens in the Lake Minnetonka Area.

The Dad Show at Northrup King Building
a living memorial in honor of Harold A. Pryor the father of Minneapolis artist Patrick K. Pryor

Rosalux Gallery's Bi-Annual Benefit Exhibition 'Green' at Rosalux Gallery
Closing reception and raffle drawing on Sat., August 5 from 7-11 p.m
7/25/2006 - 8/5/2006

Rosalux Gallery's Bi-Annual Benefit Exhibition 'Green' at Rosalux Gallery
Closing reception and raffle drawing on Saturday, August 5 from 7-11 p.m
7/25/2006 - 8/5/2006

Connections at Premier Gallery
Watercolors by Konstantin Berkovski, Katia Andreeva, and Sergei Iourov

Young Bob at Icebox Quality Framing & Gallery
Early photographs of Bob Dylan by John Cohen
5/13/2006 - 8/26/2006

New Orleans in Edina: a Transplanted Native's Work in Beads at Edina Art Center
Features jewelry created by Kim Gernsbacher Swiler
7/6/2006 - 7/8/2006

Raw: Unfired Clay Installations at Northern Clay Center
Featuring Walter McConnell, Kristen Morgin, and Clare Twomey
7/14/2006 - 8/27/2006

Otricoli Gardens: Searching for Language at Groveland Gallery
Paintings and drawings by Joyce Lyon
6/9/2006 - 7/29/2006

Another Minneapolis – Paintings by Rebecca Silus at The Annex Groveland Gallery
6/9/2006 - 7/29/2006

Words Of Wisdom: Words that Guide at Edina Art Center
Featuring calligraphy
7/13/2006 - 8/22/2006

Making Life Beautiful at Two Rivers Gallery
Featuring Painters, Sculptors, Sketchers, and Printmakers
5/11/2006 - 7/14/2006

Choreographic: Images of Movement at Minnesota Center for Photography
6/17/2006 - 8/13/2006

The Art of Dr. Seuss – A Retrospective Exhibition at Jean Stephen Galleries
8/1/2006 - 8/31/2006

Garden of Earthly Delights: an exhibition of creative collectables at Inside Out Gallery @ Interact Center

Katherine Turczan: Promise of Recovery at Franklin Art Works
Color photographs depicting the people, structures and landscape of the Crimea region in modern-day Ukraine
6/10/2006 - 7/29/2006

MCAD Faculty Show at Art Center at Minnetonka Center for the Arts
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts and MCAD faculties trade venues for multimedia exhibits of art by the professional artists/teaching staffs of both educational organizations.
6/23/2006 - 7/21/2006

Summer Arts Camp Kids Art Show at Minnetonka Center for the Arts
Our youngest artists display the work they created in Summer Arts Camp in the Miles Gallery.
8/3/2006 - 8/25/2006

Seascapes to Snowflakes: An Artistic Migration from the Shores of California to the Lakes of Minnesota at AZ Gallery
Oil on canvas by Karen Mazzarella
7/7/2006 - 7/30/2006

Rocketman at Bloomington Art Center
Featuring the rocket powered creations of Ky Michaelson
8/4/2006 - 9/8/2006

Minnetonka Center for the Arts Faculty Exhibition Show at MCAD Gallery
6/2/2006 - 7/16/2006

Four McKnight Artists Exhibition at MCAD Gallery
7/7/2006 - 8/3/2006

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Blinking Out Of Existence at Rochester Art Center
6/23/2006 - 9/23/2006

Simon Huelsbeck at Flanders Contemporary Art
6/9/2006 - 7/8/2006

Art Car Artists: Off Road at Outsiders and Others
Featuring off-road art by art-car artists
7/1/2006 - 7/29/2006

Rachel Mayer and Jeff Lohaus at Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Painting and sculpture
6/8/2006 - 7/20/2006

Toby Sisson at FiveTwoSix Gallery
Drawings and Encaustic Paintings
7/6/2006 - 8/1/2006

Greta Pratt: Using History at Gallery 13
6/10/2006 - 7/19/2006

Untitled V at Soo Visual Arts Center
The fifth annual juried show
6/30/2006 - 8/12/2006

The Distribution of Sensibility, v. II and Peter Friedl - Playgrounds at Midway Contemporary Art Gallery
6/17/2006 - 7/22/2006

Gee's Bend Quilters Collective at Bockley Gallery
6/23/2006 - 7/22/2006

Paintings by Alexandra Rozenman at AZ Gallery
8/4/2006 - 8/26/2006

Hot Off The Press at Highpoint Center for Printmaking
A printshop cooperative exhibition
6/30/2006 - 8/26/2006

The Stencil Show at Stevens Square Center for the Arts
Featuring paper-cut stencils and mixed media
6/30/2006 - 7/30/2006

Born by the River:People of the Mississippi River Towns at Red Wing Framing Gallery
Ron Merchant's traveling art exhibit
6/29/2006 - 7/29/2006

ARTSOURCING: An International Consortium of Outsourcing Artists at The Soap Factory
Featuring Gabriela Bertiller, Luis Fitch, Alexa Horochowski, Douglas Padilla, Xavier Tavera, and Marcela Rodriguez; Curated and created by Grupo Soap del Corazon
7/1/2006 - 8/13/2006

Dance, Dance, Dance at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
Celebrating dance through visual imagery including print, painting, photography, and sculpture
6/30/2006 - 7/9/2006

Society of Minnesota Sculptors Juried Exhibition at Hopkins Center for the Arts
6/29/2006 - 7/30/2006

Uncharted Water at Hopkins Center for the Arts
Five artists working in water-based media
6/29/2006 - 7/30/2006

Mary Reid Kelley: Paper Union at Christensen Center
7/14/2006 - 9/8/2006

By a Thread: Recent Sculpture by Randy Walker at Gage Family Art Gallery
7/14/2006 - 9/8/2006

Twenty Years in America: Zoran Mojsilov at Flanders Contemporary Art
7/15/2006 - 9/9/2006

Nature: Kellie Rae Theiss at Douglas-Baker Gallery
6/26/2006 - 8/11/2006

Current Works: Susan Opitz and Andrew Braunberger at Mira Gallery
7/8/2006 - 8/4/2006

Artists In Heat – A Summer Salon at Opening Night Gallery
Featuring new works on canvas by Loren Chantland, Steve Hartman, and Lonnie Cutts
7/1/2006 - 9/10/2006