Karine Percheron-Daniels’ seemingly photo-shopped painting of First Lady Michelle Obama is embroiled in controversy (http://fineartamerica.com/featured/first-lady-karine-percheron-daniels.html ). With the exception of the face and the insertion of the American flag, Percheron-Daniels’ portrait is an exact replica of Portrait d’une négresse painted by Marie-Guilhelmine Benoist and exhibited in Paris in 1800 at the Salon.
Rose McGee has a beautiful home.
Her lawn is meticulously maintained. Bright flowers accent her home's walkway. Inside, there is a stunning custom mural of an African village painted on a living room wall.
Pictured: Rose McGee seated (left) in her living room with David Gilbert-Pederson of Occupy Home (seated right), Cathy Spann (standing left), president of the Northside Community Reinvestment Coalition and Maren McDonell of the Northside Reinvestment Coalition and Jewish Community Action.
Minneapolis Urban League hosts 23rd Annual Family Day at Plymouth and Penn Ave.
Waves and cheers; drummers and dancers; floats and fancy cars were just some of the sights from the Minneapolis Urban League Family Day Parade held on Saturday, August 25, to kick off the 23rd Annual Family Day event. Thousands of twin cities residents turned out for the fun, fellowship, community resources, and stellar entertainment. Even the rain could not dampen the spirits of the people who came out to celebrate.
Visitors to the West Broadway Farmers Market can check out new features this year. You can try out an exercise, watch a cooking demonstration and take home the recipe. Those who walk or ride bikes to the market can enter a raffle.
KAIROS dancing heart, the pioneering, national award winning research-based performing arts program for elders by KAIROS ALIVE!, is featured in the new 2-part public television documentary, Arts and the Mind, airing on PBS stations across the U.S. and available streaming online after September 12 at pbs.org. (KTCA Twin Cities/Channel 2: Friday, September 14 and Friday, September 21 at 8PM. Other cities, check local listings.)
Pictured: Irv Williams, Tommy O'Donnell and Maria Genné