Weekly Photo Challenge – Unusual = A Cactus Grows Outside in Minnesota


Weekly photo Challenge:

This my friend Brian. We go to some Art Openings together. Brian, a well know local Minnesota Artist is a brain cancer survivor.  We met about eight years ago at the support group, BIG (Brain Injury Group) of Minneapolis. Graciously run which was started by “Coffee John” also  A brain injury survivor and activist for the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance.

We used to work at the Minneapolis Art Institute, but I didn’t know him then. Brian knows many people in the local Art world. After my brain injury in ’08 he helped me get out to Art Openings. Even in -20 F!

I was inspired by Brian’s constant, positive attitude and kindness to others.

Brian brought me back to art and kindness.

Thanks, Brian!

We continue to go to art openings to this day. Recovery is day to day.

Brian’s Art

Art Saves Lives.


Brian Foster at 801 Art Opening 2017 – Art of the Car

Brian has a pretty garden. This spring I noticed this cactus growing in his garden! This is Minnesota where the temperatures go down to -20 F in winter and sometime -40F with wind chill! This cactus lives outside all year.



A Cactus Grows in Minnesota – CKatt 2017

From the Art opening: 801 Washington Lofts Gallery

Unusual art: Mini VWs plus a random Mercedes?

By Larry La Bonte

Art Cars

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About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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2 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge – Unusual = A Cactus Grows Outside in Minnesota

  1. quarksire says:

    i fell off a horse once upon a tyme in the southwest desert an landed smack dab in the middle of a patch of those once lol many years ago ow..thanX fer da memory . 🙂 haha. namaste’ 2 u frum da’ Q 🙂

  2. Pingback: Unusual: Stairs 3 | What's (in) the picture?

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