Current & Upcoming Events

Open Saturdays

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Open Saturdays photo

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, August 23rd from 12-4 pm.

Delicate Beasts, new work by Christy Puetz & Ingrid Restemayer

Friday, August 01, 2014

Delicate Beasts, new work by Christy Puetz & Ingrid Restemayer photo

A vicious beast? A gentle giant? Or is it an animal at all? Decide for yourself when you see “Delicate Beasts” an exhibition of new work by Christy Puetz & Ingrid Restemayer.

Dedicated to the use of methods and materials traditionally associated with craft, artists Christy Puetz and Ingrid Restemayer explore the boundaries and reconceive how craft materials are seen in the fine art world.

Christy Puetz’s recent sculptures are beautifully grotesque little creatures. Holding poses that seem frozen in time, each piece is covered with combinations of glass beads, felted wool, dried paint slabs, silk cocoons and other found elements. The materials and exaggerated body parts cause the animals to appear in a state of transformation, or shedding. Because of the “true to life” scale and the colorful, delicately beaded surfaces viewers are drawn in for a closer look.

Ingrid Restemayer’s latest works include gentle etchings of beastly animals like buffalo, elephants and octopi collaged and hand-embroidered. The etchings themselves are intimate studies of individual animals’ expressions and organic movements captured in a still, illustrated moment of individual personality. The images are small. Their size dictated by the etched substrate – discarded retail gift cards. Pairing the tiny portraits with spans of running stitches or French knots also brings each one of these studies to a place of gentle meditation.

This inaugural opening of “Delicate Beasts” takes place at the Northrup King Building in the heart of the vibrant Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

Location: 3rd Floor Gallery (332)
Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 4th, 5-9pm
Show Runs: September 4-27, 2014

Featured Artist

Kristen Arden

Kristen Arden

After painting and drawing for years, Kristen Arden first started working with metal as an art medium in 1998 at the California College of Arts in Oakland, CA focusing on fabricating, bronze casting and installation. In Mid-2003 she moved to Minneapolis and soon after found her studio in the Northrup King Building. Since then Kristen’s been developing different series of work, such as the Earthworks, Compartment, Tectonics, and Full Circle Series, as well as accepting commission work, custom furniture and fabricating jobs. She is continuing work on her Natural History Museum project for a show in the Fall of ‘09.

News

Eddie Hamilton is a MN Original!

Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Eddie Hamilton is a MN Original!

Eddie Hamilton’s work is primarily acrylic on canvas but also includes mixed media on wood panel. His direct and playful work represents the emotion, energy, and interactions of people in their communities.

Eddie’s paintings are developed after research and reflection on the concept to be represented. Currently, his work is the result of studying gentrification and interpersonal human urban contact. Acrylics, ink, and crayon are used because of the ability to quickly apply and layer these materials resulting in a continuous flow of work in one sitting.

His visual representation of people and the urban setting has been greatly influenced by his childhood in California. His fascination with communities and the urban life is a result of living in vastly different areas as a child and an adult search for a sense of a community to call his own.

Eddie will be featured on MN Original on the following dates, times and channels:

3/23/2014 – 10:00 PM on Channel 2
3/23/2014 – 6:00 PM on Channel 2
3/24/2014 – 7:00 PM in SW MN
3/24/2014 – 1:00 AM in SW MN
3/24/2014 – 7:00 AM in SW MN
3/24/2014 – 4:00 AM on Channel 2
3/27/2014 – 9:30 PM on Life
3/28/2014 – 3:30 AM on Life

Sharra Frank Selected for the Mosaic Arts International 2014 Exhibition!

Posted on Friday, February 07, 2014

Sharra Frank Selected for the Mosaic Arts International 2014 Exhibition!

Congratulations to Sharra Frank (Studio 469) on being selected for the Mosaic Arts International 2014 exhibition! The juried exhibit was selected by jurors Guilio Menossi (Udine, Italy), Jeannine Falino, (New York, New York) and Reginald C. Adams (Houston, TX). The exhibit will be held April 24th – May 30th at the Williams Tower Gallery. Sharra will also return as a teaching artists, offering two workshops at the conference. See more of Sharra’s work at www.sharrafrank.com

For more information about the Mosaic Arts International exhibition go to www.americanmosaics.org