October 2018 City South Magazine

In the October issue we're demistifying meditation with a few tips and tricks to calm your busy mind.

Hobbyist photographer and St. Louis Park resident Jeff Liss took home the top prize in the Activities and Events  category of the Picture City South photo contest for his photo titled Practicing for Duck Season—his snapshot of a dog leaping gleefully into the gray-blue water at Lake Harriet.

 

Quietly tucked into the Kenwood neighborhood of Minneapolis, across from Kenwood School and next to Birchbark Books, is The Kenwood Restaurant.

 

Goodman recently installed her first exterior mosaic in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis, the colorful origami bird pictured below.

 

Meditation is so popular right now it’s hard to imagine it ever being outside the American mainstream. But just a couple of decades earlier, that’s exactly where it was, as it was considered too weird and exotic to ever gain traction outside of a small group of devotees.

 

Michael on the banks of the Mississippi in this photo from the How We Heal project. Bottom right: Michael and his wife in a photo from the same series. One of the photos on Michael’s CaringBridge page documenting his journey. (Top right photo Copyright Jennifer Larson)

 

Don’t judge a business by its door. An unmarked entrance on West 36th Street in St. Louis Park leads to Eglomise Designs, a store filled with artistic, one-of-a-kind gifts ready to be ordered online. St.

 

There’s no such thing as too much art in a community. The Lake Street Arts Council is now incorporating permanent and nonpermanent art onto Lake Street in a project titled Make on Lake.

 

What started out as a single studio in San Francisco quickly became a workout evolution as Bar Method studios have spread throughout the country.

 

About a year ago, a man made his way to a gallery in Linden Hills. After perusing for a while, he approached the gallery’s owner Jimmy Wilson (where the gallery earns it namesake) and told him he had a photo of The Beatles he wanted to sell.

 

When we last heard from Nancy Fink, she had just launched Spoon Optional, her St. Louis Park-based business selling sippable soup.

 

If you’re looking for a low-tech introduction to meditation, try this simple exercise from Steve Matuszak at Dharma Field, who also shares a few pointers for your practice.

 

Madeline Hudek, geographic information systems technician for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, along with Talia Moorman, public art coordinator and city planner, have worked together to curate an interactive map of public art scattered around Minneapolis.