Arts & Culture

Stacia Goodman has been working as a mosaic artist for 15 years.

The Uptown Art Fair has grown significantly from its humble beginnings in 1963, when it started as a small neighborhood art festival.

As a teacher and coach, Keren Gudeman spent lots of time observing how children and parents interact, but becoming a mother herself ignited a curiosity about parenting that would lead her down an unexpected path.

For the lucky students of a school in the Japanese town of Urayasu, it’s perhaps not clear that they’re working out their own stress or other emotional issues as they play with intricately handmade paper boxes and books, or act out their dreams in “dream theater.” But that’s exactly what healing

Learning in Style School in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis specializes in English as a second language for adult immigrants. “The main reason people are here is to learn English,” says school director Agnes Foley.

Every August, City South (formerly St. Louis Park) Magazine spotlights several outstanding students in our communities. Please join us in getting to know the fine young people we’ve selected this year from a pool of many well-qualified candidates, here and continuing on page 18.

The 1950s and ’60s in St. Louis Park were all about young families—a dad and a mom and 2.5 kids in the Park’s 10 elementary schools, two junior highs and our brand-new high school.

Prairie Fire Lady Choir isn’t here to lull you into a light doze with incomprehensible Latin hymns.

Jamie Marshall sang tenor while studying choral music at St. Olaf College a few years ago. He still does—still sings the highest male part, that is—only now at church, and in community choirs across the cities.

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