Thursday, December 05, 2013
December 5, 2013 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. a multitude of painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, ceramists, textile and fiber artists, jewelers, furniture showrooms and more open their studios at the Northrup King Building located in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.
This is a great time to pick up holiday gifts and stocking stuffers in addition to that special piece of artwork for your home. Join us for a relaxing evening of shopping.
Upcoming First Thursday in the Arts District dates
December 5, 2013 l January 2, 2014 l February 6, 2014
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Join us for Open Saturdays as dozens of studios open their doors to the public this winter and spring.
See a list of studios open Saturday, December 14th from 12-4 pm.
Friday, November 22, 2013 - Saturday, January 04, 2014
Tidal Music: A Holiday Show of Exquisite Clay Objects and Sculptures by Kelly Jean Ohl
Ohl’s porcelain and stoneware bowls and objects are small, delicate and abstract. They often reference biological entities throughout the natural world—whether clinging to rocks in a tidal pool, swimming beneath the viewfinder of a microscope or intertwined on a forest floor—with compelling non-specificity.
She carves the works’ intricate designs using a variety of household utensils and dental tools. Sanding, firing and hand-painting yields highly textural work layered with markings and meanings. Ohl also often embeds her objects with materials that create music or sounds. Some of her pieces are meant to be touched, interacted with, listened to and grouped into intriguing assemblages.
The exhibit runs Saturday, November 23, 2013, through Saturday, January 4, 2014.
Artist Reception: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 7-10 p.m. This exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 - Sunday, December 15, 2013
The Holiday Jewelry Sparkle Mart at the Northrup King Building is the ultimate jewelry shopping experience. Featuring 30 jewelry designers, jewelry is handcrafted in a variety of metals, stones, glass, polymer clay and more.
Come find the perfect gift of handcrafted jewelry for someone special or a special piece of jewelry for yourself. Many jewelers accept custom orders/commissions.
Saturday, December 14th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 15th, Noon – 4:00 pm
Located in the Third Floor Gallery of the Northrup King Building (#332).
Click on the link below for a list of participating jewelers.
Cari Johnson loves color, metal, and glass…While living in Chile for a year, she took silverworking lessons from a local artisan and learned about the technique of painting on glass. With further experimentation back in the U.S., Cari discovered that she could combine the two techniques, and thus her individual take on Chilean “vidrio fundido” (molten glass) was born. Cari creates abstract enamel paintings on glass, incorporates hand-formed silver inclusions, and submits the pieces to kiln-firing.
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013
Northrup King Building artist Eleanor McGough invites you to participate in the worlds she creates. Working on large substrates that are bolted together to create even larger environments, her paint is splattered and spread across the vast surfaces to mimic weather or other natural forces. Amidst the atmospheric chaos, rest is found in intricate grid-like patterns and the figures of imaginary creatures that dot the landscape.
Click on the link below to watch her process as it unfolds.