“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”

— Charles Darwin

What is the arc of your evolution?

ArcStone’s next Happy(our) will focus on our value of evolution in life and in the workplace.

Join us on October 25 as we explore evolution with four experts — Marianne Combs (MPR), Alexei Moon Casselle (Kill the Vultures, Roma di Luna), Mike Schwandt (Bauhaus Brew Labs), and Dan Corrigan (First Ave.). Our panelists will discuss the challenges that come with the pressure to evolve and what the lessons they’ve learned along their paths. Find out how to embody change in your own career and artistic endeavors.

Price: This event was on Oct. 25th, 2018.
Ticket sales are final.

Event Schedule

Thursday, October 25, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Panelists Conversation | 4:30 PM
Music and Social | 5:30 PM
Drinks and light snacks will be provided

The Panelists

  • Marianne Combs
  • Alexei Moon Casselle
  • Mike Schwandt
  • Daniel Corrigan

Moderated by

  • David Carnes

Music by

  • Lydia Liza
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Marianne Combs

Marianne Combs lives in St. Paul, MN and has reported for MPR News for the last 20 years at Minnesota Public Radio, with 15 years experience covering the local arts and culture scene -- but in that time she's stumbled upon her own path of discovery and evolution. In her line of work, Combs hosts a call-in show, produces a nuanced radio feature, writes about breaking news, and gives live debriefs from the field. Along with her extensive work in journalism, Combs recently had the opportunity to moderate a conversation with Dan Rather for "Pen Pals," a lecture series sponsored by Friends of the Hennepin County Library.


Alexei Moon Casselle

Starting his passion for spoken word as a teenager, Alexei Moon Casselle AKA Crescent Moon combines two decades of writing, recording, performance, collaboration, artistic philosophy, and technique to incorporate within each residency. Since 2016, Alexei has been a COMPAS Teaching Artist working with youth in school and community programs throughout the state. Casselle has recorded and released over twenty albums with various hip-hop groups, as well as with folk/Americana band Roma di Luna that he co-leds as a singer/songwriter with Channy Leaneagh (POLIÇA). Some of his current projects include Kill The Vultures and Mixed Blood Majority.


Mike Schwandt

Mike Schwandt has spent his entire professional career trying to connect creative concepts to the right people. Cutting his teeth in media strategy and connection planning throughout the Twin Cities, he's worked on everything from entertainment to automotive, retail, agriculture, CPG brands and most recently, Arby's. When he and his family started the brewery, Bauhaus Brew Labs, in Northeast Minneapolis, that’s when he found his most genuine passion for developing differentiation driven marketing to compete with the rising craft beer category in the region. Today, Mike still spends his days at Fallon, but the next beer idea is always in the back of his mind.


Daniel Corrigan

Daniel Corrigan has been the photographer on the Minneapolis music scene since 1981—just as the scene was coming to life. As both a freelancer and the official house photographer for the legendary club First Avenue, he has captured thousands of live concerts, shot countless band promo photos, and was behind the camera for many of the best-known and most beloved album covers by local artists. This retrospective, culled from his personal archive of tens of thousands of photos, presents a unique perspective into a vibrant world.

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David Carnes

As a founder of both ArcStone and AMO, David has over 20 years of experience in management, marketing, design, and software development. He is a leader in the Minneapolis tech community and strives to partner with organizations that give back. Outside of ArcStone, David enjoys writing music with his wife and ArcStone co-founder, Lisa, hanging out with his 2 kids, and playing with his rambunctious new puppy, Ziggy.


Lydia Liza

Lydia Liza is a young singer-songwriter that quickly made her presence known in the TC music scene. She gained notoriety through her previous group Bomba de Luz who won First Avenue’s best new band in 2012. Since then, she has shared the stage with artists such Goo Goo Dolls, Jake Bugg, Caroline Smith, Toki Wright, Atmosphere, and Dessa. In 2016, Lydia Liza and her then-partner, Josiah Lemanski, went globally viral for a re-write of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” The two were featured on 89.3 The Current, CNN, Time Magazine, People Magazine, Billboard, and FOX news to name a few. Her new group’s members come from various musical background to create a new sound that combines, alternative, jazz, rock, and R&B.

2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Parking & Location
There is free parking in the lot behind the big Egg & I sign and street parking along Aldrich Ave and surrounding streets. Enter through the side door under the black awning marked “2836” next to the lot. We are the first door on the basement level.

For more information
Please email events@arcstone.com