Arts & Culture

Liz Ansley is convincing proof that talent can be taught—and self-taught for that matter. An award-winning photographer Ansley makes her living taking photos, even though she has no formal training in photography.

Robert Doan learned to play clarinet in sixth grade, and played all the way through his first year of college. But then a couple years in the U.S. Navy, followed by medical school, left him little time for music.

Kicking off its first semester earlier this year, the new Plymouth Campus of St.

Sandra Lester, a Hennepin County Master Gardener, bought her Plymouth home in 1967, seven years after it was built in an open field.

In Italian, primavera means “in the style of spring,”  and this April ushers in a fresh season of Plymouth’s Primavera art festival, welcoming artists from across the community to participate in an annual celebration of the arts.  

With remodels and build-outs at Aveda’s New Reflections Salons, the three locations in Plymouth, Maple Grove and Minnetonka were looking rather bare with uniform white walls and museum-like feel.

Saee Patil started the EARTH program in 2015 after noticing the subtle misuse of resources at her school: lights were being left on unnecessarily and recycling wasn’t utilized properly. Patil, a junior at Wayzata High School, decided to take action.

Little Girl Gone is a high stakes thriller about a missing girl from an affluent Minnesota neighborhood. Author Gerry Schmidt is from Minnesota, and she says “I wanted to unleash my inner bad girl” and connect with her own emotional core.

Get kids excited about gardening with these tools designed just for them. The following recommendations are from Dundee Nursery.

Small bow rakes: Bow rakes are useful for leveling the soil in your garden after you’ve tilled it with the necessary prep materials. $6

As you begin your garden, the right tools can help you get off to a good start. John Henning at Dundee Nursey in Plymouth shares advice on what you need to start a strong garden.