Current & Upcoming Events

First Thursdays in the Arts District

Thursday, February 05, 2015

First Thursdays in the Arts District photo

Join us for a night in the private studios of our working artists.

Meet with painters, sculptures, photographers, jewelers, wearable fiber and textile artists, glass blowers, furniture makers, pottery/ceramic artists and more.

Upcoming First Thursday in the Arts District dates: February 5th, 2015 l March 5th, 2015*

More about First Thursdays…

Indeterminate Present

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Indeterminate Present photo

The Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to introduce, Indeterminate Present, a new exhibit of abstract paintings and works on paper by gallery artist, Betsy Ruth Byers, January 10 through February 21, 2015. In the new works, Byers is focusing on two primary concerns. One involves her signature use of color to create emotional and sensory qualities in the paintings. The other is her ongoing exploration of the sweep, heft and mutability of the horizon line. A free reception will take place on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7-10 p.m.

Dr. Christina Schmid, Assistant Professor of Art, University of Minnesota, Mary Abbe, Art Critic, Minneapolis StarTribune, painter, Jim Denomie, and Kolman & Pryor Gallery artists, Betsy Ruth Byers and Jil Evans, will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Color: What Is It Good For?,” on Wednesday, February 18, 7-9 p.m.

Gallery 427 presents: Face Value, The Dynamics of Portraiture

Friday, December 19, 2014

Gallery 427 presents: Face Value, The Dynamics of Portraiture photo

Five painters unique interpretation of what painting a portrait means to them.

Each artist’s portrait work captures the essence of their subjects and reveals the personality of the subject as well as that of the creator.
For each, the process conveys the likeness and character of both, along with a depth of understanding the subject that intrigues and brings out the intrinsic beauty in each piece.

Artists Include:

Michael Bellotti
Ranielle Johnson
Andrea Edstrom
Darrell Hagan
Roger Williamson

Opening Reception Saturday, January 17, 2015
7pm to 10 pm
Show runs through February, 7, 2015
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. N.E. #427
Minneapolis MN
http://www.gallery427.com

Featured Artist

Ralph Nuara

Ralph Nuara

Ralph Nuara began making pottery while attending Rhode Island School of Design where he received a BFA in Textiles in 2004. He continued his pottery practice while working in New York, NY as a designer and buyer in the home furnishings industry. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he currently resides in Minneapolis, MN and has moved about studying, working, and making art in IL, MA, ME, MN, NY, and RI. As a studio potter he is continually exploring the relationships between function, form, and surface to keep his pieces fresh and time in the studio challenging. He hopes each piece will reveal something curious about itself with every use and add pause to our often routine lives. He draws inspiration from a variety of sources: his education in textile design, his love of traditional Korean and Japanese folk pottery and textiles, and American Abstract Expressionist painting. He makes each piece with the intention that it be used regularly and strongly feels that a broken pot has fulfilled its role better than one which has never been used.

News

Kathy Mommsen Uses New Method to Learn About Old Technique in Italian Castle

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kathy Mommsen Uses New Method to Learn About Old Technique in Italian Castle

When a grant failed to come through to study a centeries-old ceramics technique, St. Louis Park artist Kathy Mommsen turned to a new method to fund her trip to Italy.

Mommsen became interested in learning more about an Italian style of glazing called majolica after she retired as an art teacher in the Hopkins School District in 2013.

In particular, she desired to work with artist Marino Moretti, who lives in a castle built in 865 in the small Italian town of Viceno…

Kimberlee Joy Roth’s Work Featured on the Cover of Ceramics Monthly

Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014

Kimberlee Joy Roth’s Work Featured on the Cover of Ceramics Monthly

The January, 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly features NKB’s own Kimberlee Joy Roth. Kimberlee creates installations and larger compositions with functional vessels. Her ceramic work is in the permanent collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, MN, the Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation in Lincoln, California and has been shown nationally in juried ceramic exhibitions.

Karen Gustafson Featured in Wellcome Images and SciArt in America

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Karen Gustafson Featured in Wellcome Images and SciArt in America

Read Danielle Kalamaras’ interview regarding Karen’s work in SciArt Center’s current virtual exhibition, ‘Un-Natural Nature’ at SciArt in America’s blog:

Interview

‘Un-Natural Nature’ virtual exhibition, SciArt Center, New York City