Opens Friday: Much of the art associated with American Indian culture, from beadwork to pottery, weavings and basketry, was traditionally made by women, says curator Dyani White Hawk Polk, herself an accomplished painter. The seven Twin Cities women in this new show adapt cultural traditions to new media, including drawing, painting, quilting and video. "Sinew" spotlights recent art by Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Maggie Thompson and the team of Heid Erdrich, Louise Erdrich and Elizabeth Day, as well as Carolyn Anderson, whose handsome quilt-like composition, "Disillusion," is shown here. The exhibition is part of the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover designed to correct gender and racial inequities. (Feb. 12-April with opening reception 6-8 p.m. Fri. Free. Artists panel discussion 7 p.m. March 1. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. 952-563-8575 or

Mary Abbe