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Mar
30
Thu
Applying Infuences: 2017 Invitational Ceramic Exhibition
Mar 30 all-day

February 24 – March 31, 2017

Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs

Curated by Ernest Miller.

Panel Discussion: Friday, February 24, 6:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 24, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Artistry is pleased to present Applying Influences its tri-annual Invitational Ceramic Exhibition. Guest curator, Ernest Miller selected this year’s theme which focuses on contemporary ceramic artists and their unique expression of inspiration into clay.

 

Applying Influences

Monica Rudquist

Curator’s Statement:
The exhibition Applying Influences seeks to illuminate the various facets between functionality and pure expression with pottery. Clay, the material of pottery, has an innate ability to record and preserve the influence of the potter. It documents the physical application of the hand, tools, firing technique, and idea. Whether working within the parameters of utility or personal expression, the maker inevitably creates something influenced by what they look at, experience, or feel. This exhibition brings together various potters depicting the diverse interpretations of the pot. The exhibitors of Applying Influences all have allegiance to tradition. Using this as a starting point they instill personal interests or surroundings into their work. For example, absorbing Minnesota and Eastern influences, Will Swanson expresses himself with the simplicity of clean lines. The role of his pottery is evident in its unquestionable functionality. In contrast, Monica Rudquist sets aside her functional pottery parameters to create gestural ceramic pieces. She is cutting pots into sections and assembling new sculptural compositions speaking to abstract expressionism. The balance between personal expression and traditional functional pots is represented by Jason Trebs as the texture of landscape is integrated into the surfaces of his rugged usable pots.

About the Curator:
Ernest Miller is a ceramic artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL) and an associate degree from Olney Central College (Olney, IL). His body of work was selected in 2015 to be included in the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC. In 2016 he was awarded an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota state Arts Board. Ernest can be found teaching the craft and art of making pots at Fired Up Studios in Golden Valley, MN and the Minnetonka Center for the Arts in Wayzata, MN. You can find more information about Ernest and his work at www.ernestmiller.com.

 

Inez Greenberg Gallery Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. 

Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
Mar 30 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. 

Estuary: Simon Levin and Amy Smith
Mar 30 all-day

Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their separate studios, but in conversation through an exchange of work over the years, they’ve collaboratively paired select pieces for the exhibition. 

Pickets and Peonies
Mar 30 all-day

March 2 – April 23, 2017

Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice

For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban community in which she now lives. From bicycles and street art to gardening and “things with wings”, her influences at first sight look to merely be pulled from everyday experiences and encounters, but her art also speaks to influences less tangible as well. Amy’s colorful imagery touches on the human experience as it draws from “collective endeavors that challenge hierarchy, acts of compassion, [and] downright silliness”.

As a starting point for her original pieces, Amy uses nontraditional print-making methods, including hand cut stencils and prints made using the compact Japanese Gocco machine which creates prints similar to screenprinting. These pieces become truly of mixed media when Amy employs the use of enamel spray paint, acrylics, gouache, and inks to create layers on a variety of surfaces including wood, fabric and antique papers (preferring handwritten love letters, envelopes, journal pages, sheet music and maps).

About the Artist
Amy Rice is a mixed media artist based out of Minneapolis who has had group and solo exhibitions in galleries throughout the US, Canada, and in the UK. Her nostalgic, subtly street art-influenced works are deeply defined by her Midwestern roots. Growing up in a rural area, Rice found inspiration in the surrounding flora and fauna; she naturally developed an intrinsic appreciation for the simplistic yet beautiful things in life. Rice is most satisfied when a tangible or visceral connection is built between the materials used and the image rendered. Her work is deeply layered, often both literally and figuratively. Her evocative, wistful imagery is largely biographical and reflective of her pensive nature.

Pickets and Peonies

Rollerskates and Hollyhocks, by Amy Rice

Atrium Gallery Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. 

Roadside Attractions— Next 5 Exits
Mar 30 all-day

This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko Paterson, and Nathan Prouty—create works that depict the recollection of travels, a portrayal of collected memories, nostalgia for past Americana, and the desire to contain an experience within an object. 

Family Night at Osseo Gun Club
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Family Night at Osseo Gun club 3 people per lane on $20.00 includes complementary Gourmet Snacks courtesy of Nothing Bundt Cakes of Maple Grove in our lounge area. Visit www.osseogunclub.com for more information.

Girls Only Comics Club
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

This is a group for all of the cool and amazing Minnesotan women who love comics and want a space of our own.

In a male-dominated field like comics, sometimes we can feel unwelcome or excluded, and the purpose of this group is to give us a place and a community of sisterhood, support, and rad comics!

 

Mar
31
Fri
Applying Infuences: 2017 Invitational Ceramic Exhibition
Mar 31 all-day

February 24 – March 31, 2017

Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs

Curated by Ernest Miller.

Panel Discussion: Friday, February 24, 6:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 24, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Artistry is pleased to present Applying Influences its tri-annual Invitational Ceramic Exhibition. Guest curator, Ernest Miller selected this year’s theme which focuses on contemporary ceramic artists and their unique expression of inspiration into clay.

 

Applying Influences

Monica Rudquist

Curator’s Statement:
The exhibition Applying Influences seeks to illuminate the various facets between functionality and pure expression with pottery. Clay, the material of pottery, has an innate ability to record and preserve the influence of the potter. It documents the physical application of the hand, tools, firing technique, and idea. Whether working within the parameters of utility or personal expression, the maker inevitably creates something influenced by what they look at, experience, or feel. This exhibition brings together various potters depicting the diverse interpretations of the pot. The exhibitors of Applying Influences all have allegiance to tradition. Using this as a starting point they instill personal interests or surroundings into their work. For example, absorbing Minnesota and Eastern influences, Will Swanson expresses himself with the simplicity of clean lines. The role of his pottery is evident in its unquestionable functionality. In contrast, Monica Rudquist sets aside her functional pottery parameters to create gestural ceramic pieces. She is cutting pots into sections and assembling new sculptural compositions speaking to abstract expressionism. The balance between personal expression and traditional functional pots is represented by Jason Trebs as the texture of landscape is integrated into the surfaces of his rugged usable pots.

About the Curator:
Ernest Miller is a ceramic artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL) and an associate degree from Olney Central College (Olney, IL). His body of work was selected in 2015 to be included in the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC. In 2016 he was awarded an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota state Arts Board. Ernest can be found teaching the craft and art of making pots at Fired Up Studios in Golden Valley, MN and the Minnetonka Center for the Arts in Wayzata, MN. You can find more information about Ernest and his work at www.ernestmiller.com.

 

Inez Greenberg Gallery Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. 

Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
Mar 31 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. 

Estuary: Simon Levin and Amy Smith
Mar 31 all-day

Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their separate studios, but in conversation through an exchange of work over the years, they’ve collaboratively paired select pieces for the exhibition. 

Pickets and Peonies
Mar 31 all-day

March 2 – April 23, 2017

Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice

For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban community in which she now lives. From bicycles and street art to gardening and “things with wings”, her influences at first sight look to merely be pulled from everyday experiences and encounters, but her art also speaks to influences less tangible as well. Amy’s colorful imagery touches on the human experience as it draws from “collective endeavors that challenge hierarchy, acts of compassion, [and] downright silliness”.

As a starting point for her original pieces, Amy uses nontraditional print-making methods, including hand cut stencils and prints made using the compact Japanese Gocco machine which creates prints similar to screenprinting. These pieces become truly of mixed media when Amy employs the use of enamel spray paint, acrylics, gouache, and inks to create layers on a variety of surfaces including wood, fabric and antique papers (preferring handwritten love letters, envelopes, journal pages, sheet music and maps).

About the Artist
Amy Rice is a mixed media artist based out of Minneapolis who has had group and solo exhibitions in galleries throughout the US, Canada, and in the UK. Her nostalgic, subtly street art-influenced works are deeply defined by her Midwestern roots. Growing up in a rural area, Rice found inspiration in the surrounding flora and fauna; she naturally developed an intrinsic appreciation for the simplistic yet beautiful things in life. Rice is most satisfied when a tangible or visceral connection is built between the materials used and the image rendered. Her work is deeply layered, often both literally and figuratively. Her evocative, wistful imagery is largely biographical and reflective of her pensive nature.

Pickets and Peonies

Rollerskates and Hollyhocks, by Amy Rice

Atrium Gallery Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. 

Roadside Attractions— Next 5 Exits
Mar 31 all-day

This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko Paterson, and Nathan Prouty—create works that depict the recollection of travels, a portrayal of collected memories, nostalgia for past Americana, and the desire to contain an experience within an object. 

Home School Day at Base Camp: Nature Day
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ages 6-9: Minnesota Wildlife (wild and domestic animals you might find inour state with some live animals to meet)

Ages 10 and upMammals (hands-on comparison of skulls and diet for herbivores, omnivores and carnivores)

Plus at the end of each program a combined Live Animal Presentation, with Dodge Nature Center 

Comedy Corner Open Mic Night
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:45 pm

This is THE show that got the whole thing started! The popularity and success of this open mic has fresh stand up comics crawling out of the woodwork and is attracting nationally famous talent wanting to test new material. They start at 10pm sharp (meaning by like, 10:05) every single Friday, and it’s 100% free! Come see why they’ve been voted “Best Open Mic” by the Minneapolis comedy scene.

The show typically runs 90-100 minutes and features 20 local and national performers doing short 3-5 minute sets. The show is frequently PACKED, so get there early to get a table! They do have food and alcohol service in the comedy room, and bottomless bowls of peanuts/popcorn!

If you’re interested in performing at the open mic, SWEET! They welcome new comics and try to accommodate everyone brave enough to take the stage. They keep the shows tight, and expect you to respect that. Read the rules when you sign up (it’s the giant thing in the green room titled “THE RULES”) and know they use an algorithm to help make our list to help keep things fair. They get 40-60 comics signing up for 20 slots every week.

This means that while you are new, you will not get up EVERY week when starting out, but the more you come, the better your chances of earning that coveted stage time. To sign up, go to this link on Friday (and only Friday) after Noon.

ccug.co/mic 

Apr
1
Sat
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
Apr 1 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. 

Estuary: Simon Levin and Amy Smith
Apr 1 all-day

Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their separate studios, but in conversation through an exchange of work over the years, they’ve collaboratively paired select pieces for the exhibition. 

Pickets and Peonies
Apr 1 all-day

March 2 – April 23, 2017

Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice

For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban community in which she now lives. From bicycles and street art to gardening and “things with wings”, her influences at first sight look to merely be pulled from everyday experiences and encounters, but her art also speaks to influences less tangible as well. Amy’s colorful imagery touches on the human experience as it draws from “collective endeavors that challenge hierarchy, acts of compassion, [and] downright silliness”.

As a starting point for her original pieces, Amy uses nontraditional print-making methods, including hand cut stencils and prints made using the compact Japanese Gocco machine which creates prints similar to screenprinting. These pieces become truly of mixed media when Amy employs the use of enamel spray paint, acrylics, gouache, and inks to create layers on a variety of surfaces including wood, fabric and antique papers (preferring handwritten love letters, envelopes, journal pages, sheet music and maps).

About the Artist
Amy Rice is a mixed media artist based out of Minneapolis who has had group and solo exhibitions in galleries throughout the US, Canada, and in the UK. Her nostalgic, subtly street art-influenced works are deeply defined by her Midwestern roots. Growing up in a rural area, Rice found inspiration in the surrounding flora and fauna; she naturally developed an intrinsic appreciation for the simplistic yet beautiful things in life. Rice is most satisfied when a tangible or visceral connection is built between the materials used and the image rendered. Her work is deeply layered, often both literally and figuratively. Her evocative, wistful imagery is largely biographical and reflective of her pensive nature.

Pickets and Peonies

Rollerskates and Hollyhocks, by Amy Rice

Atrium Gallery Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. 

Roadside Attractions— Next 5 Exits
Apr 1 all-day

This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko Paterson, and Nathan Prouty—create works that depict the recollection of travels, a portrayal of collected memories, nostalgia for past Americana, and the desire to contain an experience within an object. 

Home Improvement & Design Expo
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am

Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Start your next projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get help with your home décor! It’s everything from inside/out to basement/roof! Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.

Apr
2
Sun
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
Apr 2 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. 

Estuary: Simon Levin and Amy Smith
Apr 2 all-day

Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their separate studios, but in conversation through an exchange of work over the years, they’ve collaboratively paired select pieces for the exhibition. 

Pickets and Peonies
Apr 2 all-day

March 2 – April 23, 2017

Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice

For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban community in which she now lives. From bicycles and street art to gardening and “things with wings”, her influences at first sight look to merely be pulled from everyday experiences and encounters, but her art also speaks to influences less tangible as well. Amy’s colorful imagery touches on the human experience as it draws from “collective endeavors that challenge hierarchy, acts of compassion, [and] downright silliness”.

As a starting point for her original pieces, Amy uses nontraditional print-making methods, including hand cut stencils and prints made using the compact Japanese Gocco machine which creates prints similar to screenprinting. These pieces become truly of mixed media when Amy employs the use of enamel spray paint, acrylics, gouache, and inks to create layers on a variety of surfaces including wood, fabric and antique papers (preferring handwritten love letters, envelopes, journal pages, sheet music and maps).

About the Artist
Amy Rice is a mixed media artist based out of Minneapolis who has had group and solo exhibitions in galleries throughout the US, Canada, and in the UK. Her nostalgic, subtly street art-influenced works are deeply defined by her Midwestern roots. Growing up in a rural area, Rice found inspiration in the surrounding flora and fauna; she naturally developed an intrinsic appreciation for the simplistic yet beautiful things in life. Rice is most satisfied when a tangible or visceral connection is built between the materials used and the image rendered. Her work is deeply layered, often both literally and figuratively. Her evocative, wistful imagery is largely biographical and reflective of her pensive nature.

Pickets and Peonies

Rollerskates and Hollyhocks, by Amy Rice

Atrium Gallery Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. 

Roadside Attractions— Next 5 Exits
Apr 2 all-day

This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko Paterson, and Nathan Prouty—create works that depict the recollection of travels, a portrayal of collected memories, nostalgia for past Americana, and the desire to contain an experience within an object. 

Dr. Mambo’s Combo at Bunkers
Apr 2 @ 2:30 am – 4:45 am

This crowd-pleasing funk/R&B band formed in 1987 and are still knocking the socks off of their fans. Check them out on Sunday and/or Monday nights at Bunkers; that’s where they’ll be on those nights for a while. 

Apr
3
Mon
Cheap Date Night
Apr 3 @ 12:00 am – 5:45 am

Got the Monday blues? Then grab a friend/partner/spouse/someone and head over to the Bryant Lake Bowl for a really cheap date night. Every Monday from 6:00 pm to midnight, 28 dollars will get you two entrées, a bottle of wine or four beers (two apiece), and a game of bowling. And if you’re having a total blast and can stay up late, they have a late happy hour, which starts at 11:00 pm. Then you can get $3 domestic beers and $4 wine, rail drinks, appetizers, and select tap beers. Mondays never looked so good.