First Thursday in the Arts District

Thursday, September 06, 2018

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Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 5:00-9:00 PM

Rain or shine, staycation or visiting the Twin Cities, it is a great time to stroll the studios of the Northrup King Building and bring your family and friends. You will find works of art in nearly every art medium and color including painting and drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics/pottery, glass, hand crafted jewelry, mixed media, furniture and more. Find that special piece of art for your home or as an original gift.

You be the judge during our Salon Des Refusés in the Third Floor Gallery. Vote for your top three selections of artwork and be registered to win a $50 gift certificate to a restaurant of your choice. We will give away four $50 gift certificates. Top prizes for the participating artists are $500 for 1st place, $300 for second place and $100 for 3rd place. Make sure to join us in the Third Floor Gallery (#332) and cast your vote for your top three favorite pieces of art.

An Imagined Journey

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018

An Imagined Journey photo

Gallery 427 is proud to present An Imagined Journey by photographer Amy Ballinger.

Opening reception Saturday September 15 from 7 to 10pm
Closing reception Thursday October 4 from 6 to 9pm.
Gallery hours: Saturdays September 22nd and 29th from noon to 4pm.

Artist Statement:
I love to tell stories with my photos; to suggest a journey, dark, magical and full of possibilities. I love the contrast between life and death, dark and light and strive to show the beauty and tension between the two. I have always been inspired by dreams; the fantastical feeling of being in another world, how the impossible becomes possible, how forms morph and change and how universal laws such as gravity do not exist. With my photographs I hope to capture the surreal feeling of a dream and transport the viewer to another world full of imagination.

~ Amy Ballinger

Gallery 427
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. N.E. #427
Minneapolis Mn.

Reveal and Conceal at the Kolman & Pryor Gallery

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Saturday, October 27, 2018

Reveal and Conceal at the Kolman & Pryor Gallery photo

An exploration into encaustic, Reveal and Conceal, is an exhibition of encaustic paintings and sculptures curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb. Encaustic as a medium continues to gain momentum. This exhibition delves into encaustic’s potential, possibilities, and aesthetic concerns with work by four national artists: Helen Dannelly, Jeffrey Hirst, Julie Snidle, and Reeb.

“The works in this exhibition challenge ideas about structure, translucency, and the painted surface, while investigating scale, geometry, spatial relationships, texture, and color,” Reeb explains. “Strong physical elements come from layering and scraping the encaustic paint while manipulating the image with oil pigments, screen printing, and elevation from the wall. Nature’s cycles are also a theme in these artists’ work, which juxtapose geometry with the softness found in nature.”

Encaustic is an ancient medium. The word comes from the Greek, “enkaustikos,” which means to heat or to burn. Encaustic painting involves combining beeswax and damar resin heated to 160-220 degrees, after which colored pigments are added. The material is applied in its molten state to a surface, then “fused” with a torch or heat gun to create a variety of effects.

Reveal and Conceal begins Saturday, September 15, 2018, and closes Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Artist Reception: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7-9 p.m
The Kolman & Pryor Gallery is located in Studio 395, Northrup King Building at 1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. For more information, please call: 612-385-4239 or 612-280-7812, or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit:

Open Saturdays

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Dozens of artists open their studios on Saturdays from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Stop by and stroll the studios and galleries and find the piece of art that inspires you.

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