Ae Blog

May 3, 2015 - 6:18pm

By Ari Newman

When I say I am a co-curator for Ae Arthouse Film Festival, people only seem to hear “blardeeblardeefilmfestival.” In fact, I usually get a response akin to:

May 31, 2015 - 6:53pm

By Kelsey Macdonald

December 16, 2014 - 4:32pm

Dear Arts Stakeholder,

In an effort to ensure the services provided by Altered Esthetics are meeting the needs of the Twin Cities arts community, your feedback is requested on this Stakeholder Survey. We hope to find out more about the needs of the arts community we serve. The information you provide will help guide our programs and services in the years to come.

May 1, 2015 - 1:23pm

By Kelsey Macdonald


October 2, 2014 - 4:55pm

by Kelsey Macdonald


Cyclists and art enthusiasts both have something to look forward to this weekend. The West Bank Ride is this Saturday and Altered Esthetics has busy planning a great day full of art and activity.  


September 24, 2014 - 3:52pm

by Kelsey Macdonald



September 16, 2014 - 10:07am

By John Megas

Illuminated Shooting by Angela Hedlund

August 16, 2014 - 8:55am

By John Megas


I’ve often said that the best visual art doesn’t look like it was made, but rather like it has always existed organically and was merely unearthed by the artist. I will give this compliment to Rachel Orman’s work in Of Love and Liberty currently on view at the Nomad and presented by Altered Esthetics .

July 17, 2014 - 7:54pm

By John Megas


I had the pleasure of meeting artist Michael Weatherly at the Nomad Pub last Tuesday for the opening of his solo show Figures and Faces: New Works. I was previously unaware of Weatherly, a printmaker and painter from the Elbow Lake area of Western Minnesota, and was pleased to find that his subtle work is poetic and at times heartbreaking.