Looking for more about Viso, I started on one of those journeys through the links that takes me to new and marvelous things.
First stop: The Walker Art Center's Sculpture Garden, one of my very favorite places in town. It opened the year after I moved here. I love it now, in the fall, when it is green and all the late-blooming flowers are out. It's just as much fun in the winter when the snow-covered ground and bare trees give the art a different setting. Here is Olga Viso, talking about the garden. She joined the Walker this year, after working for many years at the Hirschorn.
The video is from the Minneapolis Convention and Visitors' Center site MeetMinneapolis.org which looks like a great site for interviews with other local folks of interests.
B. More on the sculpture garden? This video is wonderful guided tour of some of the art in the garden, and it includes my very favorite piece, the bronze horse statue by Deborah Butterfiedl that looks as if it is made of driftwood.
The YouTube video led me to Coolhunting.com's video channel
Here's how Coolhunting describes itself:
Cool Hunting is a daily update on ideas and products in the intersection of art, design, culture and technology, and features weekly videos that get an inside look at the people who create them. Money can buy you a lot of things, but it can’t buy you coverage on Cool Hunting. All of our content is editorially based using the standard of “stuff we like.” Published since February 2003 as a personal catalog and reference tool, the site today attracts and inspires more than 250,000 regular readers from around the world. The site is edited by Josh Rubin, Evan Orensten, Ami Kealoha and Tim Yu.And one of the cool things I found right away on their site is a link to RadioNova, a marvelous French radio station that plays the kind of eclectic music mix I love, and allows me to listen to French.