A Preview of New Events, Products and Experiences that have come to our attention


    New radio show
    Want a locally based radio program that has soul? Spirit Radio is poised to debut at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, on AM 950 – Air America Minnesota – in the Twin Cities to "journey through landscapes where down-to-earth folks push the envelope of their own humanity." The one-hour program initially will air once a month, until it can secure more sponsors. The call is out for all those who want this type of programming to step forward and contribute.

    Spirit Radio will be co-hosted by Rick Bernardo – a public health and ethics consultant, comic and musician – and Burt Berlowe – an author, journalist, peace educator and social change activist. For accurate show schedules, visit http://homepage.mac.com/rickbernardo/ and click on Spirit-Radio! — or call (612) 824-7176 or (612) 722-1504.

    New exhibit

    “Dreams and Revelations,” a show featuring the ceramic work of sculptor Lucy Grantz (above) and work of Minneapolis painter David Malcolm Scott (below) will open March 3 and run through March 30 at Rosalux Gallery, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis. This art explores our urban environment, our dreams and consciousness itself. Lucy, an artist and art therapist, examines deeper levels of consciousness. Scott’s paintings reveal his deep fascination with environments and their histories. Regular gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is free.

    New DVD

    To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Helen Keller’s birth, the Swedenborg Foundation commissioned Emmy Award-winner Penny Price to produce and direct a documentary that explores the specific ideas and visionary spirituality that fired Keller’s long and productive life of triumphant accomplishment in the face of all odds and her tireless philanthropic efforts to improve the lives of disabled people throughout the world. For more
    details, visit www.swedenborg.com

    New full moon walk
    Experience the last sacred spring in Minneapolis during a full moon walk at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, around the Coldwater Spring area, a 27-acre site atop the Mississippi River gorge between Minnehaha Park and Fort Snelling State Park. It was a traditional gathering and religious site for Upper Mississippi Indian peoples. Coldwater is a 10,000-year-old spring that flowed – prior to the construction of Highway 55 – at 100,000 to 144,000 gallons a day.

    The theme in February will be Abraham Lincoln and the largest mass hanging in America. Jim Anderson, cultural chairman of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community, will share details about the hanging of 38 Dakota men in Mankato on Dec. 26, 1862, following the two-week Dakota Uprising. Originally, 392 men were to be executed. President Lincoln insisted that individual cases be reviewed and the number was reduced to 38. Frightened Minnesotans were dissatisfied and demanded that all the Dakota Indians be banished from the state of Minnesota. Gather for the full moon walk at Minnehaha Park, at the south end pay parking lot, off 54th Street.

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    Tim Miejan
    Tim Miejan is a writer who served as former editor and publisher of The Edge for twenty-five years. Contact him at [email protected].


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