Art in the Hollow celebrates 10th anniversary
Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli, a St. Paul-based group dedicated to sharing Mexica Nahua and Aztec culture, dances at Art in the Hollow on June 1. The group demonstrated a variety of traditional dances and drumming for the crowd. (Mandy Hathaway / The Metropolitan)

Art in the Hollow celebrates 10th anniversary

The only art festival on St. Paul’s East Side drew 80 artists and performers on June 1. Organizers of Art in the Hollow estimate that 2,000-plus people attended the event in Swede Hollow Park, near Metro State's St. Paul campus.

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Alumnus Raymond Strom debuts novel ‘Northern Lights’
Raymond Strom reads from his debut novel, “Northern Lights,” at Subtext Books in St. Paul on Feb. 27, 2019. Strom is a 2008 alumnus of Metropolitan State University. (Margot M. Barry / The Metropolitan)

Alumnus Raymond Strom debuts novel ‘Northern Lights’

To promote his first novel, Metro State alumnus Raymond Strom returned to familiar ground: Minnesota. His home state provided the inspiration for the coming-of-age story in “Northern Lights.”

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Q&A: Professor Ed Bok Lee powers ‘Mitochondrial Night’
Ed Bok Lee reads his latest book of poetry, “Mitochondrial Night,” at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis on March 16, 2019. His reading was part of Literary Witnesses, a series that features nationally recognized poets. The event was co-sponsored by Rain Taxi Review of Books and Korean Quarterly. The book launch opened with poets Saymoukda Vongsay and Donte Collins. DJ Nak provided music and sound. (Margot M. Barry / The Metropolitan)

Q&A: Professor Ed Bok Lee powers ‘Mitochondrial Night’

The Metropolitan talked with Professor Ed Bok Lee as he launches his third book of poetry, “Mitochondrial Night."

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Theater department premieres play revealing racist housing policies of the past
The stage is set on opening night of “From Behind the Sun” at the Whitney Theater in Minneapolis on Friday, Feb. 21, 2019. The play is a co-production of Metropolitan State University and Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Photo by Margot Barry

Theater department premieres play revealing racist housing policies of the past

A joint production of Metro State’s Theater Underground and MCTC puts the spotlight on the racist housing policy called redlining---and shares the playwright's remarkable family history. "Behind the Sun" premieres Feb. 21.

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The M claims new museum space in downtown St. Paul
David Bowen, center, G.E. Patterson and Teo Nguyen discuss Nguyen's "Untitled I" with visitors at the newly reopened Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul on Dec. 15, 2018. Patterson teaches creative writing at Metropolitan State University. Photo by Margot Barry

The M claims new museum space in downtown St. Paul

Metro State community faculty member G.E. Patterson served as guide to explorers of the new home of the Minnesota Museum of American Art in downtown St. Paul.

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MCTC professor brings novel discussion to Metro State
Dr. Shannon Gibney’s writings await students attending her talk in the Metropolitan State University Student Center on Dec. 6, 2018. Gibney is the author of the young adult novel “Dream Country,” published in 2018 by Dutton Books. She contributed the short story “Lonestar” to “Sky Blue Water,” an anthology of children’s literature by Minnesota authors and published by the University of Minnesota Press. Photo by April Carlson

MCTC professor brings novel discussion to Metro State

Dr. Shannon Gibney discussed her young adult novel “Dream Country” with philosophy students at Metro State on Dec. 6, 2018.

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