This upcoming Free First Saturday, February 7th, is truly important. We’re celebrating mnartists.org, the Walker’s online program that supports the state’s creative community. Come for FREE admission and rub elbows with many of the area’s most innovative and vibrant arts organizations, including Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Juxtaposition Arts, Universal Dance Destiny, and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and more.
Also featured is a performance by local piano virtuoso Michael “The Hook” Deutsch. Michael’s ingenious creativity and extraordinary technique are amazing to experience. After losing his left hand in an accident nearly 30 years ago, Michael overcame this obstacle and taught himself blues and jazz piano. “What I do is I try to keep the blues alive,” he says in an interview on current.com. “It’s part of our American heritage. Blues and jazz-we gotta keep it going. They don’t teach this stuff in schools.”
Watch this video for more info and to see how Michael modified his prosthesis to suit his playing technique.
Free First Saturday is the Walker’s free day for families. On the first Saturday of every month, Walker galleries are open and free of admission fees from 10 am-5 pm. Free family-friendly activities and performances are scheduled throughout the day. Call the box office at 612.375.7600 for more info.