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“Evil Men” – a new book by James Dawes

Friends School of Minnesota parent James Dawes has a new book Evil Men coming out in April. James Dawes will discuss Evil Men at Common Good Books in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 29, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. He will be joined by photographer Wing Young Huie. “Presented with accounts of genocide and torture, we ask how people could bring themselves to commit such horrendous acts. A searching meditation on our all-too-human capacity.. Read More

Science Experiment is Full of Hot Air

Friends School of Minnesota 8th graders have been studying states of matter. To learn about how gases behave they worked in groups to build tissue balloons of various sizes. They predicted which hot-air balloons would go higher: smaller/lighter balloons or bigger/heavier balloons. Then they went to the gym and filled  them with hot air to see if they were correct in their predictions. Classes of younger students came to watch such.. Read More

Laura Pereira Awarded Minnesota State Arts Board Grant

Friends School of Minnesota art teacher Laura Pereira is a 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board grantee. This grant will allow Laura to spend her summer doing entomological research and encaustic painting. An exhibition of the work will follow, most likely sometime in November. “Project grants for artists at all stages of their careers, to support artistic development, nurture artistic creativity, and recognize the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment.. Read More

Art-A-Whirl 2012

Art-A-Whirl 2012 is fast approaching. Sponsored by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is the largest open-studio tour in the country. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork.

8th Grade Capstone Video Wins!

Friends School of Minnesota’s 8th grade capstone project “Love is Love: Defeat the Amendment” wins the New Media category of the Brooklyn Friends School’s Bridge Film Festival 2012  Judges’ Choice Award! Congratulations, 8th graders!