Building Minnesota

Courtesy of Building Minnesota

Lately, I have been enjoying the podcasts of the now-defunct Building Minnesota blog.  The blog, written by Todd Melby, features stories on Minnesota architecture and demonstrates Melby’s genuine love and interest in providing engaging content with fellow design and architecture enthusiasts.   Although one can still access the blog and the podcasts, it is a shame the blog did not receive enough funding to keep it going, therefore ending its 3 year run in 2008.  The blog’s archives are a great reference tool to sort through.  The postcasts, originally aired on KFAI, are an especially interesting listen.  Melby interviews architects such as  Bigelow Chapel’s architect, Joan Serrano, as well as Tom Deangelo of Architectural Alliance, who worked with French Architect, Jean Nouvel, on the Guthrie.  There is even a five part story with a movie on the process of building the modern home designed by architect Julie Snow, which was recently featured in Dwell magazine.  You may download and listen to all the podcasts on Building Minnesota iTunes podcast page.

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Spotlight: Kirkland Gallery

Artwork by Drew Beson

Last week, I had an invitation to join the Blog Pantry ladies (a group of local female bloggers) at the newly opened Kirkland Gallery in Downtown Minneapolis.  The art gallery is beautiful!  Nestled right off of the light rail, Kirkland Gallery hosts some beautiful works from artists such as Gino Hollander, Drew Beson, Norm Korpi, as well as sculptures from Siri Hollander.  Please read after the jump to learn more about Kirkland Gallery and to see a photo tour of its current exhibit.

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