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June 28, 2004 // UPDATED 2:15 pm - April 25, 2007
By: Ana Pratt
Ana Pratt

Art in motion

Art and athletics don't usually come up in the same conversation, but here's a special case. In photographer Michael Riemer's first exhibit, he offers up a montage-style self-portrait, drawing from "Life, Bicycles, China and Seoul's Nam Dae Moon Market."

Riemer grew up in Seoul, Korea, where his parents served as missionaries. His pictures fuse sport and art, transcending cultural boundaries and revealing his personal narrative in the process. And while some of his shots are complex -- many appear to be in motion -- his message is simple: take a closer look at the "ordinary."

Additionally, with photographs on view at a bicycle shop (yep, One on One Bicycle Studio is part-gallery), we can absorb his imagery in an environment that reflects the energetic spirit of the photos themselves.

Monday-Friday, June 28-July 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., One on One Bicycle Studio, 117 Washington Ave. N., Free. 371-9565.

Real history revels

St. Anthony's early African American settlers Emily Goodridge Grey and her husband relied on the tourism ushered in by the paddleboat flotilla of the Grand Excursion of 1854. In period costume, local actress Shundreya Robinson depicts a determined Grey. As Grey's mouthpiece, she describes her lifestyle and activism against slavery, including helping to free a slave servant, Eliza Winston, who was with her owner in St. Anthony in the summer of 1860.

Additionally, Dance Revels Moving History Troupe portrays pioneers with music, choreography and storytelling that speaks to the practical survival problems the original riverside residents encountered.

Sunday, July 4, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., $4-$8. 341-7555.