Art Hounds: Mid-century modern weekend

  • May 23, 2023

Kate Lawson, a former arts administrator and current arts enthusiast living in Minneapolis, is excited for Art-A-Whirl, the sprawling northeast Minneapolis open studio art tour that begins Friday. 

In particular, she wants to point people to Hossle Woodworks. Founder Justin Hossle creates mid-century modern furniture and home decor. “The clean lines and natural finishes of his pieces really let the beauty of the woods stand out,” she said. “And it’s a really fun experience to get to see how the pieces are put together in his workshop.”

Hossle Woodworks will offer demonstrations and classes throughout the weekend.

Sarah McGrill is an art consultant and educator in Minneapolis. She is a fan of visual artist Tammy Ortegon, who she says “has been a force in south Minneapolis, as she’s owned her own gallery for 20 years and realized that she had never had a solo exhibition.” 

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To remedy this, Ortegon is offering a retrospective of her work in her own space, called the ColorWheel Gallery. The exhibit is called “30years Reflect Back/30years Inspired Forward,” and, according to McGrill, “it’s just an experience to walk in and see the inspiration that she has in her shop to support local and regional artists.”

The exhibit begins Saturday.

Shannon Twohy is a curator and fiber artist from Minneapolis. She recommends “Living on the Edge,” presented by the North Shore Artists League.

“As an artist myself, I think events that are pro-artists are so important,” she says. “I also love that the artwork and the exhibition are featuring the beauty of the North Shore.”

The exhibition runs Friday through July 9 at the Phipps Center

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Minneapolis between remodel, new building for 3rd Precinct’s permanent home

  • April 24, 2023

The Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct headquarters at the corner of Minnehaha Avenue and East Lake Street has been closed since it burned and was looted during the rioting and protests following the murder of George Floyd in 2020.

The 75 officers assigned to the 3rd Precinct are now working out of temporary office space in downtown along Third Street.

But now the city is considering two options for putting the 3rd Precinct’s home base back within its bounds, Minneapolis City Council Vice President Linea Palmisano told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.

“I would say it’s still a touchy subject in many different ways,” Palmisano said. “There are people who are upset that they don’t have a police precinct that they can go to for any different number of reasons that is right near their geography, and we need to change that.”

One option would be the complete remodel of the existing building. Option two would be the construction of an entirely new location, which has not yet been announced publicly. Palmisano said a remodeling project could cost anywhere between $12 million and $18 million, while a new building would probably be two to three times more costly.

The public will have a chance to give its input.

“There will be online surveys, large community meetings. There will be smaller conversations with people who maybe are not native English speakers. A lot of different ways to get parts of a pulse,” Palmisano said.

Palmisano said the two options will be introduced to the public next week.

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Where is Renovation 911 Filmed? HGTV Filming Locations

  • April 1, 2023

HGTV’s ‘Renovation 911’ is a home improvement show that follows emergency restoration experts and sisters — Kirsten Meehan and Lindsey Uselding — who take up emergency renovation projects for properties damaged by fire, storm, or any other catastrophe, across their home city and surrounding areas. In the show, the sisters rush to the disaster scene and combine their skills — Kirsten specializes in construction and design while Lindsey looks after logistics and insurance — to provide the homeowners with the right renovation plan.

Apart from transforming damaged homes, Kirsten and Lindsey help their clients emotionally through empathy, warmth, humor, and reassurance. Since the duo is based in and operates from Minneapolis, the entire show unfolds in and around the City of Lakes. The sisters take up projects in different neighborhoods and put their complementary skills to good use. So, if you wonder about the filming sites of ‘Renovation 911,’ we have you covered!

Renovation 911 Filming Locations

‘Renovation 911’ is filmed in Minnesota, especially in Minneapolis–Saint Paul. Principal photography for the debut season of the home improvement series seemingly commenced in April 2022 and wrapped up in early 2023. So, let’s not waste time and get a detailed account of the specific locations where the two sisters work their magic on different damaged properties in the HGTV show!

Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota

Almost all the pivotal sequences for ‘Renovation 911’ are lensed in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis–Saint Paul. Also commonly known as the Twin Cities, it is where Kirsten Meehan and Lindsey Uselding run their cleanup and renovation firm. Thus, it makes sense for the production team to set up camp on location and document the lives of the two siblings as they do their jobs fixing people’s damaged properties.

The show features exterior shots of different neighborhoods and interiors

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