North Shore Drawing Club

August 18, 2018Creative Time

In July, I met two friends for a weekend on Lake Superior’s north shore. Highlights included: Taking a picnic lunch out on the lake’s massive, smooth rocks for an afternoon of drawing next to the water. Lots of smoked fish. A key to the woodshed, which resulted in endless fires in the field stone fireplace. … Read More

Noteworthy Dive Bars

February 24, 2018Creative Time

In addition to leading unusual walking tours all over the Twin Cities, urban geographer and historian Bill Lindeke writes an ongoing series of guidebooks about dive bars in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. They serve as histories of neighborhood meeting places and reflections of the communities they serve. Purchase a copy here

Lake Minnetonka Steamboat Trolley

January 9, 2017Places
The Steamboat Trolleys of Lake Minnetonka Story & Photos by Rebecca Silus Excelsior, Minnesota At the turn of the 20th century, Lake Minnetonka was a destination for vacationers from across the United States. They came to escape the summer heat at dozens of grand lakeside hotels, where even the hottest days were made bearable by [...]

Naniboujou Lodge

August 30, 2015Travel

A few days at a remarkably well-preserved 1920s lodge on the north shore of Lake Superior.

Minnesota Landscapes

March 24, 2015Creative Time

[ezcol_1third] Minnesota Landscapes Minnesota Landscapes is a year-long survey of Minnesota’s natural and built landscapes. Inspired by the sketchbooks of explorers from the 18th and 19th centuries, the works are small in scale and produced with minimal materials. This project was made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. More images and … Read More

Sketchbook – MN Landscapes

December 25, 2014Creative Time

[ezcol_1third]Minnesota Landscapes is a year-long survey of Minnesota’s natural and built landscapes. Inspired by the sketchbooks of explorers from the 18th and 19th centuries, the works are small in scale and produced with minimal materials. This project was made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. More images and information at the … Read More