A father-daughter exhibit, plus the American Indian Arts Festival
Opening Saturday: Just in time for Father's Day, a talented Twin Cities father-daughter duo opens a new show that smartly demonstrates those old-fashioned virtues of keen observation and close collaboration. St. Paul photographer Joe Hendershot leads off with a series of black-and-white images taken decades ago in Toronto, Detroit and Chicago, gritty urban metropolises where outdoor markets, sidewalk vendors and street musicians break the anonymity of the concrete desert. Then daughter Kara Hendershot adds her touch, painting over portions of her dad's images with washes of pigment, shadowy figures, skeletal trees and drifting silhouettes. Such collaborations require close harmonies and perfect pitch to succeed as the Hendershots do in their moody, atmospheric images, including "Negotiations," shown here.
Saturday and Sunday: The first -- and only -- Twin Cities American Indian Arts Festival promises to be a family-friendly celebration of traditional skills, cultural heritage and popular performances. More than two dozen artists will show and sell crafts ranging from beadwork to stone sculpture. Performers include the Bluedog Band, singer-dancer Jackie Bird, hip-hop performers Los Nativos and Chase Manhattan, folk singer Mitch Walking Elk and the Sugar Point Band and the Native Pride Dancers. Events include traditional cultural demonstrations and a hand-drum contest.