Arts & Culture

Gardens, no matter how large or small, English or cottage, formal or whimsical, begin with a single idea. Much like their flowers and plants that start from the smallest of seeds and grow, the idea to create a garden germinates from a place of hope and inspiration.

“Kindergarten is so full of firsts—the first time for hot lunch, the first time they get to read a book on their own, the first time they tie their shoes. I see them come in as little preschoolers, but they leave as first-graders.

The journey from the Bass Lake Playfield rink to University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena has been winding and, at times, grueling, but as recent NHL draft pick Taylor Cammarata says, “There is still a long way to go.”

“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.

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