Arts & Culture

“It’s just very rare that there is this door open to having your name out there by winning a contest in an anonymous setting like that.” —Joe Hautman

After winters that seem to stay much longer than they are welcome, Minnesotans embrace spring like a long-lost friend.

As spring arrives, so does home-remodeling season. What better way to embrace the rising temps and sunny days than giving one of your favorite spaces a fresh coat of paint—or a fresh everything?

Stick people. Suns with sunglasses. Flowers. My artistic skills do not expand much beyond that. I think, because of my lack in artistic creativity, I am more impressed and amazed by artists. It truly is inspiring to find someone who can capture a subject in a way that not many can.

Artists from around the Plymouth area gathered November 16-17 at Plymouth Creek Art Center to showcase their finest wares. All photos by Marissa Martinson.

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre is a professional touring theater company, but with a twist:  The troupe works with local kids to put on the show, providing professional sets, props, costumes and direction.  Plymouth parks a

Harnessing the power of Google Earth, third-grade teacher Aaron Monson transports his class to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Daytona Beach in Florida and the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Aaron pilots a make-believe airplane.

Parents seeking another option for their child’s education are now being offered just that in Plymouth.
    

Alissa Staloch received an MBA in human resource management from Capella University in 2012, works as the human resources administrator and executive assistant at Simonson’s Salon and Spa, and dances as a Vikings cheerleader on the side.

Local church. Inspiring architecture. Ideal lighting. After several visits to Plymouth’s Mount Olivet Church last summer, and just-not-right photo opportunities, Max Foster captured a scene that checked all his photo-quality boxes.

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