Arts

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Baking sourdough bread. Doing puzzles. Getting puppies. Add crafting to the list of trends we’ve seen uptick during the pandemic, and you get the appeal of Create Space. Not everyone has ample space at home to get creative, and that’s just what the shop provides.

I’ve fallen in love with Fredrik Backman’s writing the same way he states in this book he wants his son to fall in love with words. “Like whirlwinds in your head. Like a punch to the gut.”

Hopeful covid sign hanging in window

It has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic upended all of our lives. The unanticipated lifestyle changes took a toll on all of us; however, people didn’t lose all hope. 

We’re relegated to staying home a lot more these days, so why not put that extra time indoors to good use?

Helen Nelson’s “Cityscape”, Art, Painting, White Bear Lake, Around Town

In this issue, we present the work of White Bear Lake Area High School student Helen Nelson. Nelson’s painting is titled “Pillsbury” (Acrylic on board, 2018).

A painting of a yellow lab, "Murray," by White Bear Lake High School senior Anika Dahl

In this issue, we’re happy to share “Murray,” the work of Anika Dahl, a White Bear Lake High School senior.

In White Bear Lake and other Minn. locations, the nonprofit MacPhail Center for Music offers music therapy to help people with autism and other diagnoses reach goals centered on bettering non-musical abilities.

Lauren Martin found her love for performing arts early in life. “My mom put me in dance class when I was two, and my love for the arts grew from there,” she says.

Bloom—it’s a name that conjures up beauty and growth, and it fits perfectly for the ladies that make up this group of eight.

Whether it’s an old wagon wheel turned into a coffee table or a family heirloom in need of a revamp, artisan and White Bear Lake native Dave Nadeau creates wood furniture with an approach tailored to his clients’ needs through his company,

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