Thursday, March 06, 2014
April 3, 2014 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.
Upcoming First Thursday in the Arts District dates
April 3, 2014 l May 1, 2014 l June 5, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
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, March 15th from 12-4 pm.
Saturday, February 08, 2014 - Saturday, April 12, 2014
To Mom and Dad / Mail Art 1977 – 2012 Gregory T. Ochs Exhibit features small personal mixed media artworks by Gregory T. Ochs sent as greeting cards to his parents over a period of 35 years.
Icebox Gallery presents an unexpected exhibition of personal artworks that had never planned to be publicly displayed until gallery owner Howard Christopherson saw the collection. The story of this unlikely exhibit is even more fascinating in this new age of electronic communications, cell phones, e-invites and fewer and fewer people using the mail to send hand made paper cards and letters.
Recently Gregs mother Nan passed away. It had been several years since his father, Larry, had died. Greg and his sister Kate sorted out his mothers material things. It was at this time that Greg found that his mother had kept all of his cards carefully filed away in one box. Greg never thought he would see the cards again. It was at this time that Howard Christopherson, Icebox Gallery owner, saw them decided to present them in an exhibit. This came as a pleasant surprise to the artist Greg Ochs. The exhibit is meant to bring to light a personal collection of artwork created without the intent to sell or market them. The cards are personal communications and beautiful expressions of love.
Opening Artist Reception: February 8, 2014, 8:00-11:00 PM
Exhibit Runs February 8, 2014 – April 12, 2014
For more information go to www.iceboxminnesota.com
Saturday, March 01, 2014 - Saturday, April 12, 2014
Last summer, Minneapolis artist, Kate Casanova, City Pages’ 2012 Artist of the Year, and 9 artists, musicians and writers, ventured to Mallard Island near Rainy Lake, Minnesota for a week-long residency. Guess Ready Review is an exhibition of new work, inspired by the island, created by Casanova and the collaborative, which also calls itself Guess Ready Review.
The exhibition opens March 1 at the Kolman & Pryor Gallery, which was named one of City Pages’ “Top 10 Galleries in the Twin Cities” in 2013. The gallery will have an opening reception from 7-10 p.m., Saturday, March 8. Guests at the opening reception will be treated to music by Chris Koza and Will Hutchinson and tarot card readings by Stefanie Motta. Koza, Hutchinson, and Motta all are part of Guess Ready Review. The exhibit runs through Saturday, April 12, 2014.
On Friday evening, March 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Kolman & Pryor Gallery will present a free public conversation between Dr. Christina Schmid, Assistant Professor of Art, University of Minnesota and the Guess Ready Review Collaborattiave. Dr. Schmid and the Collaborative will explore members’ artistic processes and practice and the impact of the residency on members’ work both individually and collectively.
Friday, March 28, 2014 - Sunday, March 30, 2014
On March 28, 29 and 30, painter Mike Welton, along with 40 fine art painters from the studios and galleries of the Northrup King Building, will host a collaborative gallery show in order to raise funds for One Heartland.
The show will be held in the 3rd floor Gallery of Northrup King and will feature an eclectic group of painters – from representational to abstract, from landscape to portrait, from outlandish to nuanced – providing for all tastes. You are invited to purchase the prints and paintings on display – with 20 percent of all proceeds going directly to One Heartland.
Based in Minneapolis, One Heartland has run camp programs for children facing significant life challenges for over 20 years – challenges such as HIV/AIDS, type 2 diabetes, homelessness and identifying as LGBTQ. The majority of their programs are offered at no charge, as most of their campers’ families live at or below the poverty line, and so they rely on fundraisers such as NKB40 for One Heartland to make their camps a reality. Learn more at www.oneheartland.org.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 28 from 5 to 11 p.m. with complimentary refreshments. The exhibit and sales continue on March 29th from Noon to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, March 30 from Noon to 4 p.m.
For more information, please visit the official Facebook Event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/294096640739490/
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.
Posted on Friday, February 07, 2014
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
Posted on Sunday, February 02, 2014
When Emily Johnson started her business as a jeweler, she really didn’t want to work on wedding rings. Things changed when couples started looking for mixed metals and a less traditional minimalist style. Now most of her time is dedicated to designing and hand crafting custom wedding rings.
This article is just in time for Valentine’s day.
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.