American Artists Studios
Production/management firm in Minneapolis, including chief [a=Owen Husney]. Early around 1985, the company moved downtown from its Loring Park location to the site of a proposed arts business district. This new location was a 5,000 square foot warehouse, located in the area slated for a state-funded "arts enterprise zone," which was to offer a variety of financial benefits to artists headquartered there. Husney and filmmaker partners [a=Ron Soskin] and Ken Green planned to turn the warehouse into a multipurpose facility, incorporating a 24-track studio with mixing capabilities, along with film, video, photography and choreography departments. The facility's purpose was to aid the artists' development processes.