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  1. 1. Artists of the Year - City Pages (Minneapolis/St. Paul) http://articles.citypages.com/2008-01-02/feature/ben-olson-emma-berg/ Minneapolis/St. Paul Best Of | Promotions | Store | Ad Index | Advertise With Us | Contact Us Advanced Search All of CityPages.com . The Blotter (staff news blog) | Balls (staff sports blog) | E-Mail a News Tip! 1 of 4 4/29/2008 12:23 PM
  2. 2. Artists of the Year - City Pages (Minneapolis/St. Paul) http://articles.citypages.com/2008-01-02/feature/ben-olson-emma-berg/ FEATURE Issue — January 2, 2008 Ben Olson and Emma Berg Artists of the Year by Taylor Carik Ben Olson and Emma Berg By Taylor Carik It was another great year for the Twin Cities visual arts community. Anna Lee made a triumphant return with Voltage: Fashion Amplified; GQ named Rogue Buddha's Nicholas Harper an artist to watch; the Minneapoline beat out blogs from much bigger cities like New York and Monaco to enter the online street fashion finals; Gawker named 27 "the new king of New York street art"...the list goes on. At nearly all the gallery openings, the dance nights, and the fashion shows stood Today's Hot Deals Tuesday, 4/29/08 husband-and-wife power duo Ben Olson and Emma Berg, two of the scene's biggest successes and coolest cheerleaders. • $69 -- Downtown Minneapolis Hotel, $100 OFF Millennium Hotel Minneapolis This year Olson was featured in several local galleries, had a successful solo • $163 & up -- Roundtrip Flights from show at Rogue Buddha, shared the "5" show at Gallery Co with four other Twin Minneapolis* Orbitz Cities veteran visual artists, and just recently showed at the celebrity-fest Art Basel festival in Miami. Anyone who's seen Olson's colorful, animated, and • $56 & up -- Fare Sale from 50+ Cities through Nov.* emotional paintings has also seen his wife, Emma, who's his accomplice, Expedia.com inspiration, and subject. Along with running the indispensable Mplsart.com, she's • $49 & up -- Hot JetBlue Fares from 50+ Cities* a ubiquitous socialite who often pops up in street fashion spreads for her creative JetBlue Airways clothing constructions. While that kind of success can lead to bigger egos and moving on to bigger Listed by Travelzoo. *Some taxes, fees additional ponds, Olson and Berg have kept their feet planted on local ground and are some of the most cheerful and approachable people at local shows. At the 27 solo at Email to a Friend the Soo Vac late last year, for example, as Berg and I chatted in the middle of a Print this Article steady stream of art school kids trying to get a peek at the paintings, she took Write a letter time to introduce a woman standing nearby: "Oh, by the way," she said, "this is to the Editor the artist's grandma..." That's about as grounded as it gets. More Features Articles Taylor Carik is a freelance writer in the Twin Cities, co-host of the Flak Radio Artists of the Year podcast, and author of the blog Mediation. We identify the most interesting, influential Home | Next Artist and inimitable artists of 2007. (Jan 2, 2008) Artists of the Year City Pages' 2007 Artists of the Year: Stephen Colbert (Jan 2, 2008) Stephen Colbert Artists of the Year William E. Jones William E. Jones (Jan 2, Diablo Cody 2008) Matt Sciple Artists of the Year Christine Boyka Kluge Diablo Cody (Jan 2, Marjane Satrapi 2008) Ernest A. Bryant III Artists of the Year Sheletta Brundidge Matt Sciple (Jan 2, The Writers Guild of America 2008) Jim Denomie Artists of the Year Myron Johnson Marjane Satrapi (Jan 2, 2008) Alex Jones Artists of the Year Christopher Hitchens Christine Boyka Kluge Paul Dickinson (Jan 2, 2008) Twin Cities playwrights Artists of the Year Philip Pullman Sheletta Brundidge (Jan Craig Zobel 2, 2008) Al Franken 2 of 4 4/29/2008 12:23 PM
  3. 3. Artists of the Year - City Pages (Minneapolis/St. Paul) http://articles.citypages.com/2008-01-02/feature/ben-olson-emma-berg/ John Grider Artists of the Year All Emma Deals Bon Iver Emma Ringtones Berg Ernest A. Bryant IIIFresh Paint Get (Jan Save up to 70% on special deals Download Bonus Ringtones Emma Berg at a great deal!2, 2008) eBay Looking for a professional painter? Berg on Ben Yahoo Travel. to Emma at Olson and Emma Berg Your Phone Now! On Motors. Painting contractors Michael K Artists of the Year travel.yahoo.com RingRing-Tones.com www.eBayMotors.com GetFreshPaint1.com The Writers Guild of Latisha Jones & Patricia Hampl America (Jan 2, 2008) Valve buy, sell, trade (3,181) More >> The Owls musician (897) The Body Cartography Project rentals (2,274) jobs (4,653) Email adult entertainment (2,425) Newsletter Stay up-to-date with City Pages. Signing up is simple, and you can opt out anytime. Give it a try... Sign Up Now or See a Sample Newsletter . PERSONAL OF THE DAY el_fishy In my bedroom, you'll find: "This 3 of 4 4/29/2008 12:23 PM
  4. 4. Artists of the Year - City Pages (Minneapolis/St. Paul) http://articles.citypages.com/2008-01-02/feature/ben-olson-emma-berg/ avocado-green chair I found at a thrift store for five dollars." More Personals >> Special Sections Minnesota Music Directory Metropolitan Living Guide Virtual Career Fair back to top Entire contents ©2006, City Pages LLC, 401 North Third Street, Suite 550, Minneapolis, MN 55401. (612) 375-1015. All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of City Pages LLC except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via e-mail to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes. CITY PAGES: Home | Online & Print Ad Info | Free Minneapolis Classifieds | National Advertising | Work at City Pages | Contact Us | Privacy Policy OUR SISTER PAPERS: Village Voice | LA Weekly | Seattle Weekly | OC Weekly | Nashville Scene Westword | Broward New Times | Cleveland Scene | Phoenix New Times | The Pitch | SF Weekly Houston Press | Dallas Observer | Miami New Times | River Front Times 4 of 4 4/29/2008 12:23 PM

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