Minneapolis has both the comfortable feel of the Midwest I grew up in (my home town was St. Louis, Missouri) and the vibrancy of an expanding hub for theater, music, and the arts. The Minnesota Center for Book Arts was early to the scene and has long been a locus for the book arts community. It’s one of my favorite places to teach. The light and airy studios and classroom spaces, combined with a terrific shop and an excellent cafe, make it a one-stop spot for learning and inspiration, for work and play. My weekend class was full, with ten students eager to expand their bookmaking skills into the area of paper engineering. You can see the results in the photos here.
Additionally, the Vikings game on Sunday brought a crowd of purple-and-gold-clad sports fans to the area, and I managed to get a portrait of this wonderful group of female Kiss impersonators before the event.