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First Thursdays in the Arts District

Thursday, September 04, 2014

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October 2nd 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:

October 2, 2014 I November 6, 2014 I December 4, 2014

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Open Saturdays

Saturday, October 04, 2014

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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, October 4th from 12-4 pm.

Exibition: Actors & Spectators

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Exibition: Actors & Spectators photo

Farida Hughes, a Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, has long been taken with the phrase “All the world’s a stage…” which opens the famous monologue in Shakespeare’s play, As You Like It. In Actors & Spectators, Hughes’ first solo show at Kolman & Pryor, she explores “how we participate in our world via movement” as both players and viewers. “In acting,” says Hughes, “we engage in rehearsing, repeating the same routine in a specific space, and as audience we find ourselves both inside and apart from the action.” Actors & Spectators includes both paintings and installations. It begins at Kolman & Pryor on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and runs through Saturday, October 25, 2014, with a free public reception on Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7-10 p.m. During the evening of September 27, Kolman & Pryor Gallery and North Loop galleries, Veronique Wantz Gallery, Traffic Zone Gallery and Form + Content Gallery, will also be celebrating Form + Contents’s seventh anniversary with coordinated openings and receptions.

Dates: Sept. 13th – October 25th
Free Public Reception: Sat., Sept. 27th from 7-10pm

Kelly Koster Presents: Wearing Japan

Monday, September 15, 2014 -

Kelly Koster Presents: Wearing Japan photoWearing Japan: Facebook Event Invitation

Whether you are new to Japan, Japan-curious, or a full-on Japanophile, “Wearing Japan” is a feast for the fashion senses. This six-piece mixed media exhibit of “fashion art” by designer/cultural observer Kelly Koster is inspired by cultural appropriation and exchange, considering Japan as the source of an evolved exoticism in contemporary America.

As Americans, how do other countries and cultures impact what we wear and who we are? In an interconnected world of globalization, where culture can’t be easily isolated and defined, how do we fashion ourselves?

Where: Northrup King Building, Third Floor Gallery (332), 1500 Jackson St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

When: Thursday, October 2nd – 5th, see hours below:

• Thursday 10/2: Opening reception, 5pm – 9pm
(part of the Northrup King First Thursday Event)
• Friday 10/3: 4pm – 8pm
• Saturday 10/4: 12pm – 5pm
• Sunday 10/5: 12pm – 5pm

What: six pieces of fashion art + music, food, tea, and a “browsing corner” of Japanese fashion mags.

Artistic themes:
• Branded culture
• Western “geisha”
• Dystopian cyber punk
• Kawaii (cute) controversy
• Lolita in steampunk space
• Hip-hop defiance

Icebox Gallery Presents: Grassland

Monday, September 22, 2014

Icebox Gallery Presents: Grassland photo

Photographs by New York-based photographer H. Lee (a pseudonym) H. Lee spent a year documenting the growing season and culture of cannabis in Humboldt County, California, capturing intimate moments as she lived among the growers. H. Lee’s colorful images reveal a hidden world and a community based on an illegal agriculture. Grassland is a window into a counterculture that has flourished and evolved in the forested hills of Northern Californian. By growing high quality marijuana for many years many of these farmers wrote the book on the production. The Icebox exhibit features 30 color images that are limited in edition, each signed, and available for sale.

The exhibit at Icebox Gallery by H. Lee opens at same time as the release of the beautifully designed book Grassland. H. Lee will be in the gallery and available for book signing Saturday, November 8, 8:30PM – 9:30PM. Other signed books will be available during the run of the exhibit.

ARTIST RECEPTION Saturday November 8, 8:00PM – 11:00PM / Exhibit Closes January 31, 2015

Book Signing Saturday, November 8, 8:30PM – 9:30PM
Open each day of Art-Attack. November 7, 8, and 9, 2014
Friday, November 7, 5:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturday, November 8, 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Sunday, November 9, 12:00PM- 5:00PM

ICEBOX Quality Framing and Gallery 1500 Jackson Street NE, Studio #443, Mail Box 187 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
Phone: 612-788-1790 E-Mail:
Regular Gallery Hours: Thursday & Fridays 10 AM – 6 PM, Saturday 12-5 PM or by appointment.

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.


Mary Pettis Featured in American Art Collector Magazine

Posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Mary Pettis Featured in American Art Collector Magazine

We’d like to congratulate Mary Pettis for being featured in the June 2014 edition of “American Art Collector” Magazine – a monthly magazine specially written for collectors, galleries and painters of traditional fine art.

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Karl Unnasch is Honored by Americans for the Arts

Posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Karl Unnasch is Honored by Americans for the Arts

Congratulations go out to Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Karl Unnasch. Karl was recently honored by Americans for the Arts through its Public Art Network Year in Review program for his sculpture, “Ruminant (The Grand Masticator). “Ruminant” displays a harvesting combine clad in 34 backlit, agriculturally themed stained glass panels. It is one of 37 public art projects selected nationally from 345 submissions. “Ruminant” will be permanently installed as the centerpiece in a new park in downtown Reedsburg, Wisconsin.