MN Art Cars… a conversation with Car Artist Toni Warner


Nearly 50 colorful cars, bicycles and a “couch-mobile” descended on Lake Harriet in Minneapolis Saturday evening for the 18th Annual ArtCar + ArtBike Parade. [Slide show by Aaron Hays and more photos by Pamela Diedrich below.]
An event like none other, hundreds of people gathered near the Lyndale Park Rose Gardens to relax and enjoy the art. For some, it is an opportunity to freely express their individuality through creation. For others, it’s a chance to enjoy the sunshine and see something unique. One person who stopped to watch described it as something like a “Harley convention.” Tom Carlson, the parade emcee, said the ArtCar community is tight knit, and held together by a “connection of nice-minded artists.” The parade started near the rose garden at 6 p.m. and made a loop around the lake.


Ahmed Tharwat …. in the middle Ahmed Tharwat Im a host and producer of the Arab-Muslim Americans TV show BelAhdan with Ahmed (with open arms), a weekly TV show that airs on public TV Mondays at 1030PM. As a regular speaker and contributor on Public Radio show All Thing Considered, I have shared my unique view of world and American political and social events. As a regular contributor to StarTribune, the Pioneer Press, and Twin City Planet , also he has written to national and international magazines, such Slate, Diversify Inc and Al Jazeera English. I won the Pioneer Press community columnist award in 2000. In all my work, I have been Trying to bring Arab/Muslims to mainstream Americans.. . I believe that when it comes to politics “Nobody has a monopoly on stupidity” Thanks In The Middle ... Ahmed Tharwat/ Host BelAhdan TV show Freelance Writer, Public Speaker, International Media Fixer


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