Current & Upcoming Events

Open Saturdays

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Open Saturdays photo

Join us each and every week for Open Saturdays as dozens of studios open their doors to the public.

See a list of studios open Saturday, April 30th from 12-4 pm

“Prairie Visions” By Minnesota Photographer Jon Morris

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

“Prairie Visions” By Minnesota Photographer Jon Morris photo

Icebox Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of black and white photographs of
Northern Iowa by Minnesota Photographer Jon Morris titled “Prairie Visions.”  The
exhibition coincides with the release of a book published by The Iowan Books of the
same title which couples writings of Hamlin Garland with images by Morris.

Exhibit Opens January 30, 2016
Opening time: 6‐9 PM
Show continues through April 30, 2016
Regular Hours: Thursday & Friday 10‐6, Saturday 12‐5 and by appointment.

ICEBOX GALLERY (studio 443)

West By Southwest Landscape Paintings

Friday, February 26, 2016

West By Southwest Landscape Paintings photo

West By Southwest Landscape Paintings – Exhibit & Opening
Plein Air Painting Travelogue by Minneapolis Artist

Over the past several years, Minneapolis artist Greg Lecker travelled to Catalina Island, the Badlands, and Arizona to paint varying landscapes. Subjects include the red rocks of Sedona, Sonoran Desert of Arizona, the continually eroding wall of the South Dakota Badlands, knobby granite dells, and the Grand Canyon. Greg schleps a large, twenty-five-year-old blue backpack with tripod and portable paint box. By traveling merely to his Northrup King Building gallery in Northeast Minneapolis, you have the opportunity to view Greg’s graphic travelogue.

#183 Northrup King Building, Gallery Immaginé, Show continues through May 14. Opening on Saturday, March 19, 4-10 pm. Meet the artist, enjoy food and drink.

Harmonic Components New Work by Jodi Reeb

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Harmonic Components New Work by Jodi Reeb photo

For more than a decade, the work of Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb — which features layered acrylic and encaustic (beeswax) painting methods with abstracted nature-based imagery—has struck a chord with discerning collectors. Many of Reeb’s works have also found homes in a variety of healthcare settings. In preparation for her new Kolman & Pryor Gallery exhibition, Harmonic Components, Reeb delved into the aspects of her work that people find calming or healing. She then took a more mindful, research-based and intentional approach to creating new work that emphasizes the harmony she creates between color, material and form.

April 16 – May 14, 2016

Artist Reception: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7 – 10 p.m.

For a preview of the show, please contact Anita Sue Kolman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 612-385-4239 or Patrick K. Pryor at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 612-280-7812

First Thursdays in the Arts District

Thursday, May 05, 2016

First Thursdays in the Arts District photo

Join us for a night in the private studios of our working artists May 5th, 2016 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

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:
May 5th l June 2nd l July 7th
More about First Thursdays…

Featured Artist

Kristine Hites

Kristine Hites

Kristine Hites is a ceramic artist specializing in one of a kind, mid range, thrown and altered, porcelain pieces. Her glazes are formulated with the intent of enhancing the textures and patterns to create a surface which demands to be touched, and Kristine’s textures and patterns continually evolve from year to year.


Two NKB Artists Selected for “Best New Art of 2016”

Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2016

Two NKB Artists Selected for “Best New Art of 2016”

Congratulations to two of our artists, Terri Myers Wentzka and Kristine Fretheim, for being selected as a part of Minnesota Monthly’s “Best New Art of 2016”.

Terri’s piece is called “Not Home” (graphite, charcoal, carbon, and pastel on Arnhem) “Not Home is part of a new series that explores the omnipresence of surveillance in our world, whether by corporations, government, the neighbors, and even the birds and animals that occupy our public spaces—they’re keeping an eye on us, too.”

Kristine’s piece is entitled “Delirious” (watercolor on Arches Hot Press) “Using forms in nature as design elements, I create intricate, abstract watercolors, imbuing my work with a sense of teeming energy and depth that draws the viewer ever further into the picture plane.”

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Manager Debbie Woodward Recieves the First “Vision Award”

Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Manager Debbie Woodward Recieves the First “Vision Award”

Recently, we celebrated the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District win the title as the #1 art district in the nation according to a USA TODAY 10Best poll. While at the party, our building manager Debbie Woodward received the first ever “Vision Award” from the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. Debbie has been working hard as building manager for eighteen years. She’s contributed so much to the building and community as a whole and we couldn’t be more proud of her.