Sean Smuda

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    June 27, 2012
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    February 16, 2012

    Edie Overturf: 100 Creatives

    ​Number 42: Edie Overturf City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 18 monthsPrint artist, painter, and sculptor Edie Overturf may be new to the Twin Cities art scene, but her impact has already been felt. With the folks at Kick.Stand.Press, she recently helped co-found Leg Up Studio, a coopera ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Tina Blondell: 100 Creatives

    ​Number 43: Tina Blondell City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 15 There are no pop-culture icons featured in Tina Blondell's portraits. Instead, she chooses to  capture regular folks in a moment in time. Recent pieces have included a gleeful female drummer ready to jam, a man casuall ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Kick.Stand.Press: 100 Creatives

    ​Number 44: Kick.Stand.Press City: Minneapolis, MN Years spent living in MN:The current bout is 2.5 yearsAs anyone who has ever spent time watching HGTV knows, a good wallpaper job can make or break a room. Gilpin Matthews and Lauren Schuppe, co-founders of Kick.Stand.Press, specialize in making t ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Frank Gaard: 100 Creatives

    ​Number 45: Frank Gaard City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 45 yearsFor the past 40 years, notorious artist Frank Gaard has added a healthy dose of color, criticism, and humor to the local creative scene. His work knows no boundaries, as he often draws inspiration from a mix of subjects, ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011
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    January 19, 2011
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    November 30, 2010

    M.anifest, Jon Davis, Pete Hennig selected as MECA winners

    Photo by Sean SmudaMECA winner Jon Davis​It's always reassuring when an organization recognizes the time and resources required for a musician to devote any significant portion of time to their art. So we were thrilled to hear that three local musicians have been selected by the American Composers ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Kara Hendershot: 100 Creatives

    ​Number 95: Kara Hendershot  City: St. Paul Years spent living in MN: 12 Kara Hendershot isn't just an artist in the city. She is also an important figure working behind the scenes. In addition to exhibiting her paintings around town (and recently on a national level), she also works to gi ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Amy Rice: 100 Creatives

    Amy with Ella​Number 96: Amy Rice City: MinneapolisYears spent living in MN: 20There has always been a healthy dose of Minnesota in Amy Rice's artwork. In the past, she has found inspiration from childhood memories, animals, cycling, and the city life around her. Her artistic methods vary from pie ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    DWITT: 100 Creatives

    ​Number 97: DWITT (a.k.a. David Ruddy Witt)  City: Saint Paul (Highland Park)  Years spent living in MN: 31He may not be an actual rock star, but prolific artist DWITT (David Witt) is as close as you can get without picking up a guitar. In fact, his mere association with an event usuall ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Chuck U: 100 Creatives

    ​Number 98: Chuck U   City: Minneapolis   Years spent living in MN: All of themLike many talented artists, Chuck U's work is in a world of its own--literally. His paintings are often filled with dapper animals sporting monocles, bowler hats, and handle-bar mustaches. His settings range f ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Sean Smuda: 100 Creatives

    RollerGirls pose with Sean Smuda. Photo by Emma Berg.​No. 99: Sean SmudaCity: POHO(Powderhorn)/Phillips Years spent living in MN: 2.7 x10It's impossible to be active in the Twin Cities arts community and not be aware of Sean Smuda. Over the years he has explored many mediums of expression, from ex ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Twin Cities Book Festival, thrash metal: Freeloader Friday

    liewcf​ With the Twin Cities Book Festival comes a lot of free readings, including talks from Riot Grrrls, creative innovators, and mystery writers. It's also a good week for free shows involving thrash, metal, and other exceptionally loud and lively forms of music. Coincidence? We're not sure. Ei ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Mark Mallman Marathon 3 live blog, day 4

    ​This is it, people. We're in the home stretch of Mark Mallman's 78-hour song, which he started performing on Thursday afternoon at the Turf and will wrap up tonight at 10 p.m.For reasons not even we can explain, we've been live-blogging the majority of Marathon 3 here on Gimme Noise, and will con ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010
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    August 30, 2010

    Amphetamine Reptile Records 25th Anniversary Bash at Grumpy's, 08/28/10

    Photos by Sean Smuda​Amphetamine Reptile Records 25th Anniversary BashAugust 28, 2010Grumpy's Downtown On what was a perfect day to celebrate anyone's anniversary, a sold-out crowd gathered at Grumpy's in downtown Minneapolis to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the legendary local label Amphetami ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Parties at Solera, Bedlam, and Grumpy's: Slideshows from the weekend

    Alex Uncapher​This weekend was freaking hot. And we're  not just talking about the weather. While the Minnesota State Fair raged on, locals elsewhere kept it cool at several hot parties throughout the city.

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    August 11, 2010

    Danimal, Telepathos featured in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Sean Smuda​Wednesday is a big day here at Gimme Noise headquarters, as the print edition of City Pages hits the stands and we send our latest music articles out into the world. Here's a wrap-up of what you can find in this week's issue:

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    August 9, 2010

    Over the weekend: Spinal Tap, comics, and an art parade

    Stacy Schwartz​As the Fringe Festival raged on and hundreds of thousands of suburbanites descended upon Minneapolis hungry for seaside landscape paintings and pottery art at the three major art fairs, other people were doing other things. And it was awesome. This weekend was filled with alterna ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    4 Nights in Loring: Photos from the kick-off show

    Photos by Sean Smuda​Last night was the first installment of "Four Nights in Loring: Local Bands, Local Films" in Loring Park, and the crowd was treated to a fantastic set by Communist Daughter and a screening of the Coen brothers classic Raising Arizona. See below for a few shots from last night' ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009
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    April 1, 2009

    Britney Spears-obsessed local artist Scott Seekins pays homage to his dream girl

    Spears obsessive: "Her course runs parallel to a decline in this country"

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    January 7, 2009
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    August 31, 2005
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    December 15, 2004

    Meet The Musicians

    Checking in with some Minnesota music makers