Saturday, April 26, 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, April 26th from 12-4 pm.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
May 1, 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
May 1, 2014 l June 5, 2014 l July 3, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Saturday, May 31, 2014
Minneapolis artist Jodi Reeb is well known for her multi-layered and engaging encaustic (beeswax) artworks that incorporate patterns and images from nature, music, home, and family. But don’t expect to see Reeb’s usual patterns and images in her new painting exhibit, Surface Alchemy, at the Kolman & Pryor Gallery. Rather Reeb explores what happens when she abstracts the content of the painting and the surface becomes the most important thing.
Alchemy is defined as a magical power or process that transmutes a common, everyday or vernacular substance into something considered of greater value. In Reeb’s case, the material is beeswax. “By focusing on the surface, I’ve come to understand more about the dynamics of painting with molten beeswax,” she says. “My most recent work focuses on the singular beauty of the surface.”
“In the past, my focus has been on content, creating work that’s nature-based and contemporary,” Reeb explains. “Recently, however, I’ve developed an interest in creating rich surfaces that are pure in form and free of content. With the new works in this show, I’ve used common materials in the layers of encaustic paint to create beautiful, rich surfaces that explore the opacity and translucency of each painting.”
Reeb’s prior artworks and commissions can be found in the collections of law firms, healthcare facilities, financial institutions, hotels, and other diverse corporate and private clients. Much of this work, she says, “is about collaborating and placing my work in existing spaces.” A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Reeb teaches encaustic painting and actively exhibits throughout Minnesota and the U.S. One of her works was selected as the 2004 Metris Uptown Art Fair’s commemorative print.
Surface Alchemy begins at Kolman & Pryor on Saturday, April 19, 2014, and runs through Saturday, May 31, 2014, with a free public reception on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7-10 p.m
Friday, April 25, 2014
The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) will be hosting its annual conference in Minneapolis this year. Conference attendees and the public are invited to attend to experience and purchase the works of over 50 Minnesota jewelers and metalsmiths showing in the Northrup King Building and the Casket Arts Building on Friday, April 25th from 6:00-10:00 p.m..
Join us and find a wide range of unique handcrafted jewelry for Mothers Day, graduation gifts, engagement rings or, of course, for yourself to enjoy.