Opening Day is day filled with hope and promise. Its one of those eagerly awaited signs of spring that regardless of the expectations for your favorite team (or how a weekend series played out in Baltimore), anything seems possible. Today is the home opener for our Minnesota Twins against Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In celebration of start of a new season mnartists.org is partnering with Works Progress and Salon Saloon to present The Baseball Show. We will be posting segments of this popular (and frequently requested) episode throughout the week, think of it as our first home stand with Salon Saloon with the promise of many more to come. So sit back and enjoy the first pitch.
Salon Saloon: The Baseball Show
On October 26, 2010, that topic was baseball. The Twins’ playoff dreams had been dashed three weeks earlier by the hated Yankees, and that Tuesday night there was a gross, slushy thunderstorm — all assembled were in a dour mood. But our five guests spoke with such wit, thoughtfulness and enthusiasm on this rich and multifaceted subject that by the end of the night, everyone in attendance was as punchy as if it were Opening Day.
Arts writer Michael Fallon presents here a lavishly illustrated history of the historic back-and-forth between visual art and baseball.
About Salon Saloon: Combining the best and worst elements of chat show, variety program and artist talk, Salon Saloon is a live-action arts magazine that invites local artists, designers, musicians and creative workers to the stage of the Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis every month for informal, far-ranging explorations of a specific topic.
About Works Progress: Works Progress is an artist-led public art & design studio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We create artistic platforms for people to engage, connect, converse and create with/in their neighborhoods and communities, across creative and culture boundaries. We work collaboratively with other artists and organizations and produce our own public art projects and programs.