Band Box Diner - index



 
If you live in Minneapolis it takes a real effort NOT to get involved with the arts. I started this album taking pictures of my family at the Band Box Diner. Then I added some of my friends. Now I'm afraid I have a regular Arts Project going. .

I say "Arts" but I'm not really a photographer although some of these turned out OK. It's more an appreciation of a cool old-fashioned diner where they make great hamburgers and the servers still call you "Honey."

By now (11/1/2018) I have shots of 100 people at the Band Box Diner: people of all ages, races, walks of life. I have GLBT and straights; I have neighborhood characters and visitors from abroad: from Iceland. France, Italy, Turkey, China. I have starving artists and Hollywood stars. Atheists and spiritual practitioners. There are anarchists here, Maoists and many DFL Liberals (no Republicans to my knowledge but there is an American soldier). I have seen policemen sipping their coffee at Band Box and that's OK; like Rick's in Casablanca, in Minneapolis everyone stops at the Band Box. I have photos of a friend I knew in college half a century ago (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1563916860299309) as well as some people I literally dragged in off the street (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2105397772817879).

For the milestone 100th photos I wanted to bring in another neighborhood icon. In the short time the Gamut Gallery has been around, Jade and James Patrick (JP), along with Cassie Garner, have turned it into the most popular gallery in town, Wander into most art galleries and they look at you like you just walked into the wrong restroom. At the Gamut you'll always get a friendly welcome. It's okay if you just want to look at the art; they're proud to show it. And if you do want to buy something, you'll find the paintings are usually priced to sell.

Also Jade and JP were my neighbors downtown at The Handicraft Guild - plus they are the parents of two adorable highly photogenic twins. Special thanks to Ian Shillock who took these shots.

Further Info:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_Box_Diner

http://www.kare11.com/news/customers-buy-grill-save-band-box-diner/105562698


Amy Anderson.
Heidi Arneson
Pamela Austad

Bailey, 2
Lenor Barry
August Berkshire
Dan Bolling

Carlo Carere
Erin Carere
Jerome Chateau
Giulianna Ciabo, 2
Isabelle Collins, 2
John Copeland
Westy Caswell Copeland, 2,
Laura Czarnecki

Heather Dalzen
Tane Danger
Phil Daniel
David Daniels
Julian Davis, 2
Debble Debellis
Desiree Denise Denny
Michael Dresden, 2,

Mike Ewing

Jack Foley, 2, 3
Terry Folz, 2
Food Paradise
Carl Franzen

Cassie Garner
Greta Gozum, 2, 3,
David Gullickson, 2,
Valur Gunnarsson

Vicki Hansen
David Hemmingway
Kristine Hites
Dwight Hobbes
Shoshanah Holl, 2
Brixton Hughes

Don Jirak
Edward Jirak, 2, 3,
Bradley Coleman Johnson
Kelli Jeanne Johnson
joni
Julie Jao, 2,
Justin

Vicki Joan Keck
Mick Kelly
Lisa Kennedy, 2, 3
Kathy Kerlin, 2, 3, 4,
Pat Kerlin, 2, 3, 4, 5,
Andrew Korf

Larry
Seth Leavitt
Tim Lynch, 2

Philip Mann
Mary Jane Mansfield
Joseph Martin
Kevin Martinson
Kris Martinson
Lily Masoner
Gael Maxwell, 2,
Stephen McClellan, 2
Rush Merchant
Heather Meyer
Kohl Miner
Stephanie Mitchell
Tim Mitchell
David Mruz, 2, 3
Ayana Muata, 2,
Cam Muata, 2
Marissa Myhre

Cassandra Nelson
Linda Netzel
Nick from HelloTech

Gulin Oz
 
Darwin Patrick, 2, 3, 4,
J. P., 2, 3, 4,
Jade Patrick, 2, 3, 4,
Roland Patrick, 2, 3, 4,
Rich Patterson
Bert Pickering, 2,
Kim Pickering
Tabatha Predovich, 2
Brad Xavier Ptacek, 2,

Jessica Poor, 2, 3,

Ryan Rieber
Bosco Robinson, 2,
Qing Robinson

Coral Sadowy
Anne Shillock, 2, 3, 4,
Bret Shillock
Ian Shillock, 2, 3,
Jonathan Stensland, 2
Carly Swenson


Carolynne Trout

Brian Wene
Robert Wilkinson
Rachel Wilson
Bryan Thao Worra, 2,
Glenn Wm Wymore, 1, 2, 3,