New children’s story: Author Martin Boroson’s Becoming Me, A Story of Creation, is a beautiful story told by the "voice of creation" that is a wonder to read, both for adults and for their children. As Edge Life’s Bryan Bertsch reports, "reading this story is the perfect way to bring closure to the day, filled with love and gentleness for my children and wonder and gratitude for me!" It’s a great way to introduce spirituality to young children. This title is available at bleepstore.com, and it retails for $16.95.
New teen exhibit: The Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council is looking for teen artists working in all media – painting, sculpture, performance, dance, spoken word, video, installation, writing, poetry, music, bands and photography. Selected works will be exhibited in July at The Soap Factory. Send work samples/documentation (slides, video, DVD, photocopies, photos, CD-R). Do not send original artwork. List title, date, media, and dimensions for each piece. Include your name, address, age, high school, phone, and e-mail address, as well as a self-addressed and stamped envelope for return of materials. Artists must be age of 14-19 and live in Minnesota. For more information, call (612) 375-7683 or e-mail [email protected]. Mail to: Teen Programs, Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403. The deadline is Friday, April 14.
New heroines: Twin Cities-based artist Jila Nikpay, a noted photographer, filmmaker and artist, releases a new book, Heroines, on April 8 at Open Book in downtown Minneapolis. In her book, Nikpay portrays 21 women who confronted the chaos of illness, breast cancer, to emerge as heroines of their own stories. The Open Book Gallery will exhibit Jila Nikpay’s portraits, as featured in the book, from March 28 through April 15.Visit www.heroinesproject.comfor excerpts and photos from the book and info about the Heroines Project.