Dreamsong Gallery’s Rebecca Heidenberg and Greg Smith on the Twin Cities Art Scene

From residencies to non-profit institutions and the first-ever Twin Cities Art Week, creative culture in Minneapolis and St Paul is booming

Five years ago, Rebecca Heidenberg and Greg Smith moved from NYC to Minneapolis, “essentially sight unseen.” The couple was seeking change, but it was Smith’s acceptance to the University of Minnesota’s three-year MFA program that inspired them to head to the Midwest. While Smith earned a degree in fiction writing, Heidenberg—who had worked as an art advisor in galleries dealing in modern and contemporary art—completed …

Artist Maria Kozak Exhibits Inside Microsoft’s First-Ever Virtual Gallery, The Garage

A group exhibit debuts the digital off-shoot of what will become an in-person destination in NYC

In June, the Microsoft Garage Gallery opened its virtual doors to an inaugural exhibit intended to uplift the spirits of attendees. The Garage is Microsoft’s experimental R&D facility in Lower Manhattan, and the gallery is an extension of its work. In partnership with the cultural agency Hatchers, they brought six pioneering, multidisciplinary artists—Sadie Clayton, Uttam Grandhi, Beatie Wolfe, Stuart Semple, JGoldcrown and Maria Kozak—together for the immersive experience, aptly …