Current & Upcoming Events

First Thursdays in the Arts District

Thursday, April 02, 2015

First Thursdays in the Arts District photo

Join us for a night in the private studios of our working artists from 5-9pm.

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:
April 2nd, 2015 l May 7th, 2015 l June 4th, 2015

More about First Thursdays…

Icebox Gallery Presents: Cold Snap Blues

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Icebox Gallery Presents: Cold Snap Blues photo

Cold Snap Blues features thirty-three black and white portraits of Blues artists by Marc Norberg. The archives of Cold Snap Blues span over twelve years of development from the mid 1980’s to the 1990’s. Each photograph is a traditional silver print made in the darkroom. Norberg was recently indoctrinated into the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame by the Minnesota Blues Society. He was also awarded a Handy for art and photography in 1998 by the Memphis based Blues Foundation.

For more information visit: www.iceboxminnesota.com

Aftereffects: A Natural History

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Aftereffects: A Natural History photo

New Work by Kate Casanova

February 28, 2015 – April 11, 2015

Reception:

Saturday, March 14, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

In her first Twin Cities solo show, Kate Casanova, a Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, extends her interdisciplinary artistic practice with new works that arrest natural phenomena.

CONVERGENCE: THE POETIC DIALOGUE PROJECT

Monday, March 23, 2015

CONVERGENCE: THE POETIC DIALOGUE PROJECT photo

After eighteen months of development, Curator Beth Shadur announces that the public is invited to attend a unique exhibition, “Convergence: The Poetic Dialogue Project” at the Northrup King Building Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, from April 8-10, with a reception on April 10 from 6-9pm. Award-winning Chicago visual artist and curator Beth Shadur served as curator to pair twenty visual artists with twenty contemporary poets, based on the resonance of their work. The current exhibition, which premiered in Chicago at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in February, is being displayed to coincide with the Association of Writers’ Programs Conference being held in Minneapolis.

Experimental Works between a Dancer and a Painter: DAMNATION

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Experimental Works between a Dancer and a Painter: DAMNATION photo

Join dancer/choreographer Deborah Elias and abstract painter Barbara Roche in a charged encounter between movement and stillness. Roche’s imposing and dramatic painting “Damnation” provides the emotional force behind this succinct new performance work, the first in a series of experimental works between Elias and Roche.

There will be an informal reception following each showing, offering an opportunity to talk with the artists and a unique chance to view “Damnation.”

Thursday, April 9th Showings at 7 PM and 8 PM in Roche Studio, Studio #442

No tickets are required, however space is very limited. Reserve a seat through Brown Paper Tickets.

$10 suggested charitable contribution.

Featured Artist

Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley’s luxurious wraps are the culmination of a lifelong facination with tactile luxury, exotic travel, and the beauty of visual story in textile art.Her work is inspired by the ancient art of the Japanese kimono, French and Chinese brocade’s. Techniques are a combination of fulling, quilting, and gathering by machine to achieve texture in the silks and kimono fabrics. Each jacket is hand made and One of a Kind.

News

Mary Pettis’ “Solitary” Chosen as a Finalist

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Mary Pettis’ “Solitary” Chosen as a Finalist

Congratulations to Northrup Kings own Mary Pettis! Her painting, “Solitary” was chosen as a finalist for the Oil Painters of America’s National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils.

Kathy Mommsen Uses New Method to Learn About Old Technique in Italian Castle

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kathy Mommsen Uses New Method to Learn About Old Technique in Italian Castle

When a grant failed to come through to study a centeries-old ceramics technique, St. Louis Park artist Kathy Mommsen turned to a new method to fund her trip to Italy.

Mommsen became interested in learning more about an Italian style of glazing called majolica after she retired as an art teacher in the Hopkins School District in 2013.

In particular, she desired to work with artist Marino Moretti, who lives in a castle built in 865 in the small Italian town of Viceno…

Kimberlee Joy Roth’s Work Featured on the Cover of Ceramics Monthly

Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014

Kimberlee Joy Roth’s Work Featured on the Cover of Ceramics Monthly

The January, 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly features NKB’s own Kimberlee Joy Roth. Kimberlee creates installations and larger compositions with functional vessels. Her ceramic work is in the permanent collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, MN, the Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation in Lincoln, California and has been shown nationally in juried ceramic exhibitions.

Karen Gustafson Featured in Wellcome Images and SciArt in America

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Karen Gustafson Featured in Wellcome Images and SciArt in America

Read Danielle Kalamaras’ interview regarding Karen’s work in SciArt Center’s current virtual exhibition, ‘Un-Natural Nature’ at SciArt in America’s blog:

Interview

‘Un-Natural Nature’ virtual exhibition, SciArt Center, New York City