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Sep
21
Thu
Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Día de los Muertos
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm
Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez
Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts

Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts exhibition that explores contemporary expressions and traditional elements related to Day of the Dead intertwined with social justice issues that affect the Latinx community, engaging the participation of Latinx artists at various stages of development. The exhibition features work by Jonathan Herrera, Melodee Strong, Douglas Padilla, Tania Galaviz de Espinoza, Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra, Luis Fitch, & Ana Laura Juarez.

Festival de las Calaveras is a multimedia Latinx music and arts festival volunteer-organized and presented by community group Tlalnepantla Arts. The festival is centered on the traditional and contemporary celebration of Day of the Dead, an indigenous Mexican tradition which honors the memory of ancestors and departed loved ones, the duality of life and death, and the corn harvest season.

Festival de las Calaveras is composed of a series of events that take place annually in the fall and include live music, dance performance, puppet theater, visual arts exhibition, multimedia animation, spoken word, and family art-making activities. Festival events take place at leading Twin Cities’ venues, claiming and creating space for Latinx arts, artists, and community.

Exhibition Dates: September 21-December 9, 2017 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays 12-6PM | Saturdays in October 12-5PM

Oct
2
Mon
2016/17 Jerome Fellowship Exhibition
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm

Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Main Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.; moderated by Rochester-based writer Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara

MCAD and the Jerome Foundation are pleased to present an exhibition of new work by recipients of the 2016/17 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists: Nikki J. McComb, Kelsey Olson, Edie Overturf, and Jovan C. Speller of the Twin Cities, and Amanda Wirig of Mankato, Minnesota.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Nikki J. McComb’s public safety campaign titled #ENOUGH uses art as a catalyst for change and social disruption. Taking on the seemingly unsolvable problem of illegal firearms, McComb uses photographs and video to reach people from the street level to the legislative arena and to help provide communities an outlet where they feel safe enough to seek help, empowered enough to give help, provoked enough to work harder to unify, and unified enough to make change collectively through art. For seventeen years, McComb has applied her artistic interests and skills to working relentlessly in North Minneapolis and surrounding communities in youth and family achievement. In addition to being an art educator, she has organized exhibitions, including Art Is My Weapon, a program whereby local artists select decommissioned guns to then create new work for display. McComb is a 2016 recipient of a MicroGrant for photography and a 2014 and 2015 recipient of Community Leadership Awards.

Kelsey Olson makes paintings and photo-based works that take the materiality of analog and digital printing techniques as a point of departure. By incorporating mediums and processes from multiple disciplines, the resulting works show a vast range of image production possibilities outside of usual genre parameters. Olson has had solo exhibitions in Minnesota at venues and temporary spaces including GAS Gallery and Press, Party At My Parents’ House, and the Rochester Art Center, and has participated in group exhibitions at David Petersen Gallery and St. Cloud State University. Along with several friends, she helped create and run They Won’t Find Us Here Gallery in Minneapolis from 2010 to 2012, and has organized other publishing projects and exhibitions since that time. Olson is from Montana and received her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2010.

Edie Overturf uses traditional printmaking techniques to create visual narratives that question the act of storytelling as well as voices of authority and their effects on communities. The open-ended narrative quality she employs allows the viewer to relate to any or all of the represented spaces, the developed characters, or the suggested scenarios. Overturf has exhibited nationally and locally, including a solo exhibition at the Red Garage Studio in Minneapolis and group exhibitions at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. She is the recipient of two Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grants and an Academic Innovation Grant from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She received her BFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and her MFA from California State University in Chico. Overturf currently lives in Minneapolis and is a visiting assistant professor of printmaking and drawing at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Jovan C. Speller’s work is influenced by women, childhood, and the land. It explores the juxtaposition of beauty and deterioration and the beauty of deterioration. As a result, her artistic practice has a meditative quality—one that looks inward, beyond ego and assertion, to subjectivity. Her photographs are an effort at unity between personal reconciliation and global observations. The images and the impressions they conjure denote feelings of searching dissatisfaction, impatience, or deficiency. Speller was a partner recipient of a 2014/15 Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership grant and had her work published in INTO: Minneapolis (2016). She holds a BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago. In addition to her art practice, Speller is an independent curator with a ten-year exhibition history that spans across the United States. Originally from Los Angeles, Speller currently lives and works in Minneapolis.

Amanda Wirig is a visual artist and musician, as well as an educator and nonprofit administrator. Her paintings and mixed media work utilize pop culture and humor to address social and political issues in a meaningful and forthright manner. Born in Mankato, Minnesota, Wirig received a BFA in art and a BA in music from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and later received a graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership from the same university. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the Midwest, including at the Emy Frentz Gallery in Mankato, the Evelyn Matthies Gallery in Brainerd, and the David Leonardis Gallery and 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago. She is also the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, the McKnight Foundation, and the Split Rock Arts Program.

 

ABOUT THE JEROME FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS FOR EMERGING ARTISTS

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is honored to have been the administrative home for this fellowship program since its inception in 1981. The 2016/17 Jerome fellows were selected out of a pool of 229 applicants by a panel of arts professionals that included Gabriel Ritter, curator of contemporary art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art; Amos Kennedy, Jr., letterpress printmaker and founder of Kennedy Prints! in Detroit; and Dr. Jeannine Tang, art historian of contemporary art at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

This competitive fellowship provides $12,000 awards to each recipient. In addition, the fellows have the opportunity to meet with visiting critics over the course of the fellowship year and have access to various MCAD facilities.

 

ABOUT THE JEROME FOUNDATION

The Jerome Foundation, created by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905–1972), seeks to contribute to a dynamic and evolving culture by supporting the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists. The Foundation makes grants to nonprofit arts organizations and artists in Minnesota and New York City. The focus of the Jerome Foundation is to support emerging professional artists who are the principal creators of new work, and:

– who take risks and embrace challenges

– whose developing voices reveal significant potential

– who are rigorous in their approach to creation and production

– who have some evidence of professional achievement but not a substantial record of accomplishment

– who are not recognized as established artists by other artists, curators, producers, critics, and arts administrators

 

MCAD Gallery Hours

Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m.

Events and exhibitions are always free and open to the public. For more information or any disability accommodations, please contact Kerry Morgan, director of gallery and exhibition programs, at 612.874.3667 or [email protected] 

Oct
16
Mon
Chair Yoga + Guided Relaxation (Nidra)
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 20 @ 3:00 pm
In Chair Yoga the postures are modified so that they can be done while seated in a chair or standing with support. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who are healing from an injury, cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to floor positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends.
 
This class is open to all including people with memory loss, older adults and those who have issues of balance. Please join our welcoming community to release tension build up in your hips, shoulders, neck, back, and legs. We will move the body gently with focused breathing to bring circulation and flexibility throughout your body.
In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, reduction of stress, better sleep, and a sense of well-being.
Fall Class Series: Mondays, Oct 16 – Nov 20 2-3pm
$66/6-class series  $12/single class $10/seniors (over 65)
Oct
19
Thu
October/November Featured Artists: Bartel, Krousey, Lang, Norman, Smith
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm

The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that evoke both carny and carnivorous response. Matthew Krousey explores the farm and prairie with functional work decorated with barbed wire and fowl. Jamie Lang tells tales through image transfer onto adobe tile, covered in encaustic, and the result is the impression of a sharp memory shrouded by the haunting film of time and perception. Mike Norman’s figures and pots are at once evocative and curiously comfortable, and leave the audience both enamored by the sweet and captivated by the weird. To round out the offering of this month’s show is McKenzie Smith’s soda-fired work with deep, brown-orange surfaces decorated by strong, dark swaths of stain representing the lines in nature. Be sure to stop by! 

Oct
24
Tue
41st Annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibition
Oct 24 all-day

Members' Juried Art Exhibition

October 6 – November 9, 2017
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC

Each year this exciting exhibition brings together the many talented members of Artistry. It is always a varied and eclectic collection showcasing many different mediums, styles, and techniques. Selected work is eligible to win cash awards and ribbons including a $500 Best of Show Award.

Interested in Applying? Find out more at: https://artistrymn.org/visual_arts/apply/exhibit#juried

Carolyn Payne is the Executive Director and a Curatorial Panelist of Soo Visual Arts Center, a non-profit 501 (c)3 arts organization in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She manages day to day operations, exhibition and community programming for the organization. She has been a member of the Made Here Arts Advisory Panel at Hennepin Theater Trust since its creation and is a strong advocate and supporter of Minnesota artists.

Inez Greenberg Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday:  1:00 – 10:00 p.m. 

Beyond the Canvas: An Abstract Sculpture Exhibit
Oct 24 all-day

Beyond the Canvas

September 16 – October 28, 2017

 Artist Reception

Saturday, September 23, 2017

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture exhibition, Beyond the Canvas. Curated by gallery artist and co-owner Patrick K. Pryor, Beyond the Canvas 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. For more information on this exciting show, please visit the gallery’s website

Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
Oct 24 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

The Modernist Eye
Oct 24 all-day

The Modernist Eye

Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath

 

September 28 – November 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“I share with you my favorite places on the river.
Like a fisherman, armed with a tackle box
and a passion for being outdoors…
I try to outsmart a wild color or shape
before it slips away.”
– Barbara McIlrath
Inspired by the seasonal changes in the sky, land, and water along the Mississippi and near Lake Pepin, artist Barbara McIlrath is devoted to perceiving the world more deeply and revealing it to the viewer through her lush paintings using oil paint, bees wax, Belgian linen, pasted paper, graphite, and charcoal.

Specifically, McIlrath is drawn to and inspired by Frontenac State Park, the village of Old Frontenac (Florence Township Beach), and Hicks Valley near Pepin, Wisconsin. While working outside she uses her “modernist eye” to reveal simplified, improvisational interpretations of these special places. The resulting work can range from recognizable images of sky, land and water to completely abstract compositions discovered in the process of interpreting what is seen.

From the small, intimate drawings and paintings done “en plain aire” to the final large canvases completed in the studio the viewer will get a unique view into the artist’s process as well as a chance to savor the final product.
About the Artist:
Barbara McIlrath lives in St. Paul and works from her farm/studio in the dramatic landscape of the Driftless Region of western Wisconsin, near Lake Pepin, where the seasonal changes in the sky, land, and water constantly inspire her devotion to perceiving the world more deeply through painting and drawing.

Growing up just outside of Chicago, she earned her BA degree in Humanities at Illinois Wesleyan University, MS degree at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and BFA degree at Minneapolis College of Art & Design, where she received the Vanderlip Award at graduation. She has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, instructional designer for Mayo Clinic, corporate training consultant and faculty member at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Atrium Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday:  1:00 – 10:00 p.m. 

Speaking of Home
Oct 24 @ 6:00 am – 6:15 am

 

Speaking of Home will transform four of Saint Paul’s busiest skyways into a public artwork for the first time ever. Focused on telling the stories of immigrants who made the Twin Cities their home, the exhibit opens September 5, 2017, at the downtown intersection of East Sixth Street and Minnesota Street, featuring 58 photos from each participant’s country of origin, accompanied by their stories. Each photo will be visible from both the skyways and the streets below. 

Date Night: Tasting for Two
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Head over to the ever-popular Kings Wine Bar on Tuesdays for a Date Night special. For $45 couples get three courses AND dessert. And, with each course, you get a carefully chosen glass of wine to accompany. 

Paper Quilling w/ Meg Erke
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Junket’s Artist-in-Residence Meg Erke – Artist and Educator will lead an in-depth paper quilling class, using salvaged papers to create small twirled paper art for cards or wall hangings (or ornaments)!

All materials will be provided!

What: Paper quilling class for up to 8 people
When: Tuesday, 10/24, 6-8PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $12 

The Buffalo Show: Episode 5
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Oyate Hotanin (“Voice of the People”) returns for another adventure, hosted by bridge-builder and storyteller Al Gross, featuring Dakota elder poet and storyteller Strong Buffalo and his musical sidekick The Custard Kid. Including live music, poetry, and comedy performances plus video clips, live interviews, and special guests, The Buffalo Show is a unique showcase for Native and Indigenous artists of all disciplines.

Presented with support from the Pangea World Theater.

Oct
25
Wed
41st Annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibition
Oct 25 all-day

Members' Juried Art Exhibition

October 6 – November 9, 2017
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC

Each year this exciting exhibition brings together the many talented members of Artistry. It is always a varied and eclectic collection showcasing many different mediums, styles, and techniques. Selected work is eligible to win cash awards and ribbons including a $500 Best of Show Award.

Interested in Applying? Find out more at: https://artistrymn.org/visual_arts/apply/exhibit#juried

Carolyn Payne is the Executive Director and a Curatorial Panelist of Soo Visual Arts Center, a non-profit 501 (c)3 arts organization in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She manages day to day operations, exhibition and community programming for the organization. She has been a member of the Made Here Arts Advisory Panel at Hennepin Theater Trust since its creation and is a strong advocate and supporter of Minnesota artists.

Inez Greenberg Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday:  1:00 – 10:00 p.m. 

Beyond the Canvas: An Abstract Sculpture Exhibit
Oct 25 all-day

Beyond the Canvas

September 16 – October 28, 2017

 Artist Reception

Saturday, September 23, 2017

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture exhibition, Beyond the Canvas. Curated by gallery artist and co-owner Patrick K. Pryor, Beyond the Canvas 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. For more information on this exciting show, please visit the gallery’s website

Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
Oct 25 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

The Modernist Eye
Oct 25 all-day

The Modernist Eye

Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath

 

September 28 – November 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“I share with you my favorite places on the river.
Like a fisherman, armed with a tackle box
and a passion for being outdoors…
I try to outsmart a wild color or shape
before it slips away.”
– Barbara McIlrath
Inspired by the seasonal changes in the sky, land, and water along the Mississippi and near Lake Pepin, artist Barbara McIlrath is devoted to perceiving the world more deeply and revealing it to the viewer through her lush paintings using oil paint, bees wax, Belgian linen, pasted paper, graphite, and charcoal.

Specifically, McIlrath is drawn to and inspired by Frontenac State Park, the village of Old Frontenac (Florence Township Beach), and Hicks Valley near Pepin, Wisconsin. While working outside she uses her “modernist eye” to reveal simplified, improvisational interpretations of these special places. The resulting work can range from recognizable images of sky, land and water to completely abstract compositions discovered in the process of interpreting what is seen.

From the small, intimate drawings and paintings done “en plain aire” to the final large canvases completed in the studio the viewer will get a unique view into the artist’s process as well as a chance to savor the final product.
About the Artist:
Barbara McIlrath lives in St. Paul and works from her farm/studio in the dramatic landscape of the Driftless Region of western Wisconsin, near Lake Pepin, where the seasonal changes in the sky, land, and water constantly inspire her devotion to perceiving the world more deeply through painting and drawing.

Growing up just outside of Chicago, she earned her BA degree in Humanities at Illinois Wesleyan University, MS degree at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and BFA degree at Minneapolis College of Art & Design, where she received the Vanderlip Award at graduation. She has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, instructional designer for Mayo Clinic, corporate training consultant and faculty member at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Atrium Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday:  1:00 – 10:00 p.m. 

Speaking of Home
Oct 25 @ 6:00 am – 6:15 am

 

Speaking of Home will transform four of Saint Paul’s busiest skyways into a public artwork for the first time ever. Focused on telling the stories of immigrants who made the Twin Cities their home, the exhibit opens September 5, 2017, at the downtown intersection of East Sixth Street and Minnesota Street, featuring 58 photos from each participant’s country of origin, accompanied by their stories. Each photo will be visible from both the skyways and the streets below. 

Whiskey Wednesdays
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thanks to a partnership with Grandma’s Restaurant, Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event series enjoyed by both the first-time whiskey drinker and the seasoned scotch fan.

Whiskey Wednesdays are every Wednesday in the month of October from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. A cash bar with beverages available for purchase will be present.

In addition, there will be a bonfire set up by the lake, so can you can sit by the fire and sip your whiskey.

So why whiskey? Here’s the tie-in to Glensheen: Chester Congdon served as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1909 and 1911. This was during the movement to start prohibition, and Chester voted against prohibition in every version that came before him.

As a fun way to explore this unique part of American history and in honor of Chester’s support of booze, we have created Whiskey Wednesdays.

One of the most common drinks of the time – whiskey.

While common, however, whiskey was not thought of as a sophisticated drink of the wealthy. In addition, there are persistent rumors that Clara Congdon was against booze.

Whiskey Wednesdays will take place in the newly opened Garage with seating outside by Lake Superior. We encourage you to take your beverage and explore the estate with a drink in hand. 

Rock-A-Billy Dance night at Lee’s Liquor Lounge
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Dance Lesson with Shannon and Bill at Lee’s Liquor Lounge.

Live dance music to follow. Lesson is free, free parking in lot across the street.

Check out Lee’s website www.leesliquorlounge.com for directions and band information.

You must be 21+

“Hump Day Chronicles” Open Mic
Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Welcome to the Hump Day Chronicles, hosted by Manny Duke brought to you by Galactic Pizza.

Every Wednesday Open Mic starting on 10/21

Come listen to some of the Twin Cities hidden gems as well as familiar faces of music.

Musicians are encouraged to sign up and arrive a 9pm. Free Entry

 

Oct
26
Thu
41st Annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibition
Oct 26 all-day

Members' Juried Art Exhibition

October 6 – November 9, 2017
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC

Each year this exciting exhibition brings together the many talented members of Artistry. It is always a varied and eclectic collection showcasing many different mediums, styles, and techniques. Selected work is eligible to win cash awards and ribbons including a $500 Best of Show Award.

Interested in Applying? Find out more at: https://artistrymn.org/visual_arts/apply/exhibit#juried

Carolyn Payne is the Executive Director and a Curatorial Panelist of Soo Visual Arts Center, a non-profit 501 (c)3 arts organization in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She manages day to day operations, exhibition and community programming for the organization. She has been a member of the Made Here Arts Advisory Panel at Hennepin Theater Trust since its creation and is a strong advocate and supporter of Minnesota artists.

Inez Greenberg Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday:  1:00 – 10:00 p.m. 

Beyond the Canvas: An Abstract Sculpture Exhibit
Oct 26 all-day

Beyond the Canvas

September 16 – October 28, 2017

 Artist Reception

Saturday, September 23, 2017

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture exhibition, Beyond the Canvas. Curated by gallery artist and co-owner Patrick K. Pryor, Beyond the Canvas 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. For more information on this exciting show, please visit the gallery’s website

Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
Oct 26 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

The Modernist Eye
Oct 26 all-day

The Modernist Eye

Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath

 

September 28 – November 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“I share with you my favorite places on the river.
Like a fisherman, armed with a tackle box
and a passion for being outdoors…
I try to outsmart a wild color or shape
before it slips away.”
– Barbara McIlrath
Inspired by the seasonal changes in the sky, land, and water along the Mississippi and near Lake Pepin, artist Barbara McIlrath is devoted to perceiving the world more deeply and revealing it to the viewer through her lush paintings using oil paint, bees wax, Belgian linen, pasted paper, graphite, and charcoal.

Specifically, McIlrath is drawn to and inspired by Frontenac State Park, the village of Old Frontenac (Florence Township Beach), and Hicks Valley near Pepin, Wisconsin. While working outside she uses her “modernist eye” to reveal simplified, improvisational interpretations of these special places. The resulting work can range from recognizable images of sky, land and water to completely abstract compositions discovered in the process of interpreting what is seen.

From the small, intimate drawings and paintings done “en plain aire” to the final large canvases completed in the studio the viewer will get a unique view into the artist’s process as well as a chance to savor the final product.
About the Artist:
Barbara McIlrath lives in St. Paul and works from her farm/studio in the dramatic landscape of the Driftless Region of western Wisconsin, near Lake Pepin, where the seasonal changes in the sky, land, and water constantly inspire her devotion to perceiving the world more deeply through painting and drawing.

Growing up just outside of Chicago, she earned her BA degree in Humanities at Illinois Wesleyan University, MS degree at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and BFA degree at Minneapolis College of Art & Design, where she received the Vanderlip Award at graduation. She has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, instructional designer for Mayo Clinic, corporate training consultant and faculty member at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Atrium Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday:  1:00 – 10:00 p.m. 

Speaking of Home
Oct 26 @ 6:00 am – 6:15 am

 

Speaking of Home will transform four of Saint Paul’s busiest skyways into a public artwork for the first time ever. Focused on telling the stories of immigrants who made the Twin Cities their home, the exhibit opens September 5, 2017, at the downtown intersection of East Sixth Street and Minnesota Street, featuring 58 photos from each participant’s country of origin, accompanied by their stories. Each photo will be visible from both the skyways and the streets below.