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Saturday, February 09, 2019

Open Saturdays: Noon - 4:00 photo

Each Saturday dozens of artists open their studios from Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Stop by and meet the artists and find a special piece of artwork.

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Strey Designs

Strey Designs

Strey Designs offers quality handbags manufactured by Minneapolis designer and artist, Sarah Butala. Each bag is created with the intention and purpose to provide a product that has been produced under fair wages and with a minimal carbon footprint. We believe manufacturing in the USA provides jobs, stimulates our local economy, and reduces the exploitation of sweatshop workers overseas. Our hands are busy and our heart is full.

Strey Designer, Sarah Butala is a Minnesotan designer and entrepreneur who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. Her career in art has been a long and multifaceted journey. While Butala now focuses on leatherwork, she has drawn inspiration from her past training in painting, drawing, woodworking, textiles and sculpture. She worked as a puppeteer, art teacher, muralist and set designer before embarking on her new passion in fashion and leatherwork. She lives with her husband and daughter and their cuddly pets in Bloomington, Minnesota near the majestic woods along the Minnesota River.

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Michael Speaker’s Sculpture featured in “Pop! 50 Years of Art & Popular Culture

Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Michael Speaker’s Sculpture featured in “Pop! 50 Years of Art & Popular Culture

Michael Speaker’s sculpture, “Team Xerox” mixed woods, 52inches high, 1989, is included in “Pop! 50 Years of Art & Popular Culture from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.

The unique influence of Pop art will be explored in Pop! 50 Years of Art & Popular Culture from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation at Pepperdine University’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art beginning Tuesday, August 28, until Sunday, December 2. A special opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 9, from 2 to 4 PM.

Featuring vintage examples of historic Pop art, combined with work by younger artists, this exhibition features more than 50 pieces, and looks at the varied ways contemporary art continues to reflect mass media and daily life.
Since Pop art appeared in the early 1960s, artists have drawn inspiration from popular culture. Over time, Pop has proven to be a remarkably resilient and flexible style, renewing itself with each generation of young artists who look at the world around them with an alert and lively eye. The artists in this exhibition draw inspiration from a wide range of daily experiences, from comic books to television, from kitchen toasters to manhole covers. Including work by the pioneers of the movement as well as by newer talents, this exhibition reveals that the Pop spirit is ever renewed in the eye of the beholder.

Congratulations Michael.