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Random Acts of Culture arrives in Saint Paul

June 3, 2011, 3:28 p.m., Posted by Eric Cade Schoenborn

Cross- posted from KnightArts.org

By Brian Woods, The Schubert Club—a member of The Arts Partnership

On Thursday, May 26, 2011, downtown Saint Paul office workers and residents were surprised by Random Acts of Culture® in the city’s skyway system. The Arts Partnership enlisted the talents of two guitarists, winners of The Schubert Club’s Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition.

 

A Random Act of Culture in the St Paul Skyway

Alternating between the two food courts and the skyway corridors of Town Square and Alliance Bank Center, the two musicians offered a diverse mix of solo and duo guitar works. Skyway walkers and food court noshers, several snapping photos and shooting video, paused to take in the unusual sights and sounds.

With music ranging from Bach to Albeniz to Ponce, and duo improvisations that mixed classical with pop music elements, the artists brought some unexpected life to a normal workday lunch hour!

Video is coming soon, in the meantime you can read more about the day courtesy of local media: