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February 7, 2013

Tina Roth Eisenberg quoted an interview with Ricky Gervais where he said 

You should make something. You should bring something into the world that wasn't in the world before. It doesn't matter what that is. It doesn't matter if it's a table or a film or gardening — everyone should create. You should do something, then sit back and say, "I did that." 

And I completely agree. I feel grateful to live in the Twin Cities, where I'm constantly inspired by people's smart ideas and the ways they create community around them. 

A couple things that caught my eye lately: 

Performance artist Jaime Carrera has been curating a performance series in the basement of Los Amigos restaurant here in the Twin Cities. He's mixed musicians and dancers and performance artists together over the 8 nights of Outlet. And, he's showing his own work for the final night of the show-- this Saturday at 7 pm. (I wrote about a past Outlet over on Minnesota Playlist today.)

Kate O'Reilly is posting a note on instagram each day describing something she is doing for the first time. Today she's dancing in her living room for an hour! I love it.

Artist and blogger Julie Kesti has started a long-distance interview series for creative folk. Julie lives in China (but moved there from Minneapolis), and mails the questions to her participants, who then handwrite their answers. The goal? To inspire other creatives. And, I'm honored to be the first to be interviewed. You can check it out here

Writer and performer Levi Weinhagen asks a question a day on facebook, ranging from 'what's your favorite sandwich?' to 'have you ever changed careers for health-related reasons?'.  Levi is also one of the performers who's taking part in our March edition of Small Art! He'll be joined by dancer Blake Nellis and Slam Poet Toussaint Morrison. Catch it March 2, in my living room. 


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