First Thursdays in the Arts District

Thursday, September 07, 2017

First Thursdays in the Arts District photo

Join us for a night in the private studios of our working artists September 7, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Meet with painters, sculptures, photographers, jewelers, wearable fiber and textile artists, glass blowers, furniture makers, pottery/ceramic artists and more. First Thursday in the Arts District provides an excellent opportunity for conversation with the artists.

Come paint a mural with us as part of the Art N I Motion series in the Third Floor Gallery (#332). Explore the works of our newest artists including photographer Tony Small (#214), calligrapher and mixed media artist Sally Wightkin (#143) the jewelry at LUNDEEN with guest jeweler Annika Kaplan and preview the upcoming exhibit at the new TOPO Gallery.

Chris Larson:  Axonometric / Threshold at TOPO Gallery

Thursday, September 07, 2017 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Chris Larson:  Axonometric / Threshold at TOPO Gallery photo

Infinity and entropy echo one another in space and time for Chris Larson’s Axonometric/Threshold, the inaugural exhibition at TOPO Gallery. This ten-year investigation of Axonometric pencil drawings on vellum transposes and collides the imagery of industrial workplaces, rural architectural structures and aeronautic machines. Condensing these uncanny elements together depicts invented architectural landscapes that are defined by darkness and erasure. New and impossible spaces of production are created through similarities of form and contradictions in scale that are compounded into inconsistent perspectives.

Larson’s most recent graphite work, Threshold, continue the exploration of perceiving and bending space through line and void. The panel is built up of many coats of black gesso through the process of sanding and polishing. The final layer is burnished with steel wool to work the material toward a slate like surface. A strip of aluminum, commonly used as a threshold to form the bottom of a doorway, is repurposed as a drawing tool and straight edge. Rotating around a nail embedded in the panel, in a performative and repetitious motion, Larson makes hundreds of graphite lines that converge and radiate infinitely off the surface. As the lines flip two separate spaces can be perceived simultaneously.

Preview: Thursday, September 7th 5-9 PM
Opening Reception: September 22th 6-9PM

On view from September 7th through October 31st

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Beyond the Canvas

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Saturday, October 28, 2017

Beyond the Canvas photo

Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture exhibition, Beyond the Canvas. Curated by gallery artist and co-owner Patrick K. Pryor, the exhibition includes new sculptural work by gallery artists, Kate Casanova, Jodi Reeb and Pryor, as well as work by guest artists, Jim Dryden and Betsy Alwin.

The genesis of the exhibition began with Kolman & Pryor’s show, Tiny Art, which included Casanova’s small sculptures. “Kate created these really wonderful small works and we decided we had something there,” says Pryor. “Also, Jim had begun experimenting with three-dimensional forms that generated intriguing conversations about painting and sculpture. As Kate and Jim began moving into new areas of creativity, we decided to follow and expand by providing a forum for other artists to experiment with sculpture.”

Beyond the Canvas begins Saturday, September 16 and closes Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Artist Reception: Saturday September 23, 2017, 7-9 p.m.

The Kolman & Pryor Gallery is located in Studio 395, Northrop King Building at 1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. For more information visit

Gallery 427 presents “Unique Perspectives”

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Thursday, October 05, 2017

Gallery 427 presents “Unique Perspectives” photo

Gallery 427 Presents
“Unique Perspectives”
A group art show.

It takes a good amount of courage and dedication to be different. To stand out amongst all the other talented individuals in this world requires both an innate ability and a strong drive.

The dictionary defines art this way: “It’s something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings.” The four artists in “Unique Perspectives” are people who have expressed their unique viewpoint in an emotionally compelling way. Their works are not only groundbreaking, pushing the boundaries of art forward, they’re imaginative, making us believe, if just for a moment, that anything is possible.

Johanna M. Smith
Mike Madison
Renee Chartier
Kristi Abbot

Opening: Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7pm to 10pm
Closing: Thursday, Oct. 5, from 6pm to 9pm
Gallery will be open Saturday, Sept. 30th, Noon- 4pm.

Gallery 427
Northrupking Building
1500 Jackson St. NE #427
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Northrup King Nights

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Northrup King Nights photo

Save the date for this rare Saturday open studio night. Make your way to the Northrup King Building for three special gallery openings along with approximately 40 open studios. Northrup King Nights on September 23rd will feature opening receptions for “Unique Perspectives” at Gallery 427, “Beyond The Canvas” at the Kolman Pryor Gallery (#395) and “One Two Three Four Five” in the Third Floor Gallery (#332).

A change of seasons brings a change of art and new perspectives. Join us for a fantastic evening.

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One Two Three Four Five

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Five artists come together for a spectacular show of paintings, metalwork/jewelry, glass sculpture and works on paper in the Third Floor Gallery (#332) of the Northrup King Building.

Stephen Capiz, Heather Kremen, Al Porter, Linda Seebauer Hansen and Amy Oeth present their work as part of Northrup King Nights, September 23, 2017 from 6:00-10:00 PM.

Art Attack 2017 - Future Forward

Friday, November 03, 2017 - Monday, November 06, 2017

Save the dates as we celebrate the 20th annual Art Attack at the Northrup King Building. We will be celebrating the 100th year of the building and Future Forward through the arts.

Friday, November 3rd: 5:00-10:00 PM

Saturday, November 4th: Noon – 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 5th: Noon – 5:00 PM

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