Current & Upcoming Events

Art Attack

Friday, November 02, 2018 - Sunday, November 04, 2018

Art Attack photo

Save the dates for the 21st Annual Art Attack!

Friday, November 2nd 5:00-10:00 PM
Saturday, November 3rd Noon-8:00 PM
Sunday, November 4th Noon-5:00 PM

A weekend packed with the visual artworks of over 300 visual artists and the sounds of a variety of singer/songwriters and composers. Put on your walking shoes and allow plenty of time to explore the 4 floors of the Northrup King Building, talk with the artists, listen to the music and try your hand at an interactive art activity.

This is a free event with free parking.

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
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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: kolmanpryorgallery.com.

First Thursday in the Arts District

Thursday, October 04, 2018

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 5:00-9:00 PM

Rain or shine, fall is here and, 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.

Open Saturdays

Saturday, October 20, 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.

Featured Artist

Mike Parker

Mike Parker

Mike Parker has been a professional advertising photographer for 20 years, shooting food, products and people. Formerly head of studio for Marshall Field and Cy DeCosse Inc., in 1996 Mike renovated 5,000 sq.ft. of warehouse space in the Northrup King building and opened Parker Photographic.

Mike’s fully digital studio features wooden beams, exposed brick, and plenty of natural light. We have a professionally equipped food styling kitchen, a fully stocked prop room, and a client conference area on site.

Parker clients include food and consumer product companies (Sargento, General Mills, Bellisio, Pyrex, etc.), package design firms, and advertising/ promotional agencies.

News

Michael Speaker’s Sculpture featured in “Pop! 50 Years of Art & Popular Culture

Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Michael Speaker’s Sculpture featured in “Pop! 50 Years of Art & Popular Culture

Michael Speaker’s sculpture, “Team Xerox” mixed woods, 52inches high, 1989, is included in “Pop! 50 Years of Art & Popular Culture from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.

The unique influence of Pop art will be explored in Pop! 50 Years of Art & Popular Culture from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation at Pepperdine University’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art beginning Tuesday, August 28, until Sunday, December 2. A special opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 9, from 2 to 4 PM.

Featuring vintage examples of historic Pop art, combined with work by younger artists, this exhibition features more than 50 pieces, and looks at the varied ways contemporary art continues to reflect mass media and daily life.
Since Pop art appeared in the early 1960s, artists have drawn inspiration from popular culture. Over time, Pop has proven to be a remarkably resilient and flexible style, renewing itself with each generation of young artists who look at the world around them with an alert and lively eye. The artists in this exhibition draw inspiration from a wide range of daily experiences, from comic books to television, from kitchen toasters to manhole covers. Including work by the pioneers of the movement as well as by newer talents, this exhibition reveals that the Pop spirit is ever renewed in the eye of the beholder.

Congratulations Michael.