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Sep
21
Thu
As if nothing (for Bashō)
Sep 21 all-day

As if nothing

Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume

August 18 – September 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

“Physicists tell us that light is both a particle and a wave, a kind of noun and verb simultaneously, like us. And, like us, light is fleeting and durable, intricate and enigmatic. The circumference of light eclipses our capacity to comprehend light’s complexity, and mirrors my desire to know its fullness, yet without the satisfaction of ever finally knowing. That perpetual fissure in knowledge is one of the many fulcrums with light that keeps me researching it.” – Charles Matson Lume
In this site-specific art installation artist Charles Lume will take the Inez Greenberg Gallery and create an environment that explores the complexity of light while also reflecting on the inspiration he’s pulled from a poem by Matsuo Bashō (1644-94). Bashō was the Japanese poet who moved haiku poetry from a parlor game into an art form. Haiku as a form always addresses the seasons and Lume hopes to mirror this attribute in his installation, as well as using the compression of language, or form, as a vehicle for communication. Also inspired by Bashō’s haiku will be the focus on the common or the ordinary, and transforming it into the extraordinary.

Charles Matson Lume is a visual artist whose art engages in the pas de deux of light and materials. His installations have been exhibited at institutions such as: the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (Dublin, Ireland), Babel Kunst (Trondheim, Norway), Hunter College, (NYC), and the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN). He has received fellowships from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Charles has participated in international artist residencies in Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Ireland. Charles lives in Saint Paul, MN, and his art can be found online at the White Columns Artist Registry (NYC).

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
Sep 21 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. 

Midway
Sep 21 all-day

Midway

Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins

August 3 – September 24, 2017

“Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most obvious of these is between the average carnival visitor, who experiences the sights, sounds, and smells of the fair as an outsider, and the carnival workers (or carnies), who operate on the inside of that world. Other important themes that I explore in this series are the relationship between man and machine, the peculiar mixture of childhood innocence and danger that the fair embodies, and my own personal relationship to carnival spectacle.

When I was a child the fair was a magical event, so full of color, light, sounds and smells that it could often be overwhelming. It came to exist as a kind of blur in my memory, a fantastical whirlwind to which I could attach an emotion, but without holding on to any concrete details. Like most children, or indeed most adults, the fair was pure spectacle, and I never really reached past the surface of that spectacle.

This project started out as an exploration of the carnival worker, an attempt to pierce that surface and understand what goes on beneath; but it quickly morphed into something much larger and more layered than I expected. Once I began photographing carnival workers behind the scenes I began to see a bit more through their eyes. I saw the “fun rides” as the huge metal machines they are; I saw the wide-eyed faces of children as economic reality for the men and women who work the fair; I saw real faces behind the garish colored suits and face paint that mark the carnival barkers’ ‘show’.

In the end, I chose black and white as my medium, precisely because I hoped to move beyond the outer experience of the fair to portray the connections that lie beneath. There are patterns to be found here that disappear when saturated with color. There are monsters as well, when the motion of their colored lights is stripped away. Most of all, there are relationships between people – relationships that move to the forefront once they are seen in stark black and white.”

– Katie Adkins

About the Artist:

A recent transplant to the Midwest, Katie Adkins is a documentary and fine art photographer in Rapid City, South Dakota, where she and her husband live with their two dogs. Originally a native of Atlanta, GA, Katie received her MA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011.  Since graduating she has worked extensively as a freelance artist in addition to working with well-known photographers including the London-based Martin Parr and the National Geographic photographer, Alex Webb. Her work has appeared in such publications as the Rapid City Journal, Mitchell Daily Republic, The Argus Leader, Art of the Hills Magazine, Black Hills Woman Magazine, Creative Loafing and Gemini Magazine. In addition to her work as a photographer, Katie serves as the Assistant Curator of Exhibits at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.

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. 

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

Tempered Beasts artist talk: Adriel Tong
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

NCC welcomes Adriel Tong as one of our visiting artists in conjunction with the Tempered Beasts exhibition. Tong visits NCC September 15 – 23 for an intensive residency, during which time he will make work for inclusion in the exhibition. Join him on Thursday, September 21, at 6 pm in NCC’s library for an artist talk. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Visit, www.northernclaycenter.org/calendar to learn more and to register! 

Girls Only Comics Club
Sep 21 @ 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!

 

Pangea World Theater presents Sabra Falling
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Sabra Falling
Written by Ismail Khalidi
Directed by Dipankar Mukherjee
September 15- October 1, 2017

Sabra Falling takes audiences back to August 1982, to a Sabra refugee camp in a war-torn Beirut. The specter of a massacre looms as the Akawi family receives an unexpected visitor that brings the past rushing back and alters the course of events to come.

The opening weekend of this timely play is on the 35th anniversary of the infamous massacre of Palestinian refugees at the Sabra and Shatila camps.

Ensemble: Adlyn Carreras*, Michael Karadsheh, Lina Jamoul, Adri Mehra, Jawdy Obeid, Mohammed Yabdr

Venue
The Avalon Theatre, 1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Show Times
September 15 – October 1, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:30pm

Tickets
$18 (General)
$15 (Group of 10 or more)
$12 (Students and Seniors)

—–

Panels and Forums

September 15 • Opening night post-performance talkback with Ismail Khalidi.

September 16, 3pm – 4:30pm • History and Theater: Telling Stories that have been Silenced Conversation between Rashid Khalidi and Ismail Khalidi at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St Paul, MN 55106. Free and open to all.

September 23, 5pm – 6:30pm • Permission to Narrate: stories of resilience from seven decades of displacement—story sharing at the Avalon Theatre hosted by Mizna.
——

Community Engagement events co-hosted by Mizna, New Arab American Theater Works and the East Side Freedom Library.

Sabra Falling is par of Pangea’s Alternative Visions Program funded by the Jerome Foundation.

*Member of the Actors Equity Association

Sep
22
Fri
As if nothing (for Bashō)
Sep 22 all-day

As if nothing

Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume

August 18 – September 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

“Physicists tell us that light is both a particle and a wave, a kind of noun and verb simultaneously, like us. And, like us, light is fleeting and durable, intricate and enigmatic. The circumference of light eclipses our capacity to comprehend light’s complexity, and mirrors my desire to know its fullness, yet without the satisfaction of ever finally knowing. That perpetual fissure in knowledge is one of the many fulcrums with light that keeps me researching it.” – Charles Matson Lume
In this site-specific art installation artist Charles Lume will take the Inez Greenberg Gallery and create an environment that explores the complexity of light while also reflecting on the inspiration he’s pulled from a poem by Matsuo Bashō (1644-94). Bashō was the Japanese poet who moved haiku poetry from a parlor game into an art form. Haiku as a form always addresses the seasons and Lume hopes to mirror this attribute in his installation, as well as using the compression of language, or form, as a vehicle for communication. Also inspired by Bashō’s haiku will be the focus on the common or the ordinary, and transforming it into the extraordinary.

Charles Matson Lume is a visual artist whose art engages in the pas de deux of light and materials. His installations have been exhibited at institutions such as: the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (Dublin, Ireland), Babel Kunst (Trondheim, Norway), Hunter College, (NYC), and the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN). He has received fellowships from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Charles has participated in international artist residencies in Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Ireland. Charles lives in Saint Paul, MN, and his art can be found online at the White Columns Artist Registry (NYC).

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
Sep 22 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. 

Midway
Sep 22 all-day

Midway

Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins

August 3 – September 24, 2017

“Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most obvious of these is between the average carnival visitor, who experiences the sights, sounds, and smells of the fair as an outsider, and the carnival workers (or carnies), who operate on the inside of that world. Other important themes that I explore in this series are the relationship between man and machine, the peculiar mixture of childhood innocence and danger that the fair embodies, and my own personal relationship to carnival spectacle.

When I was a child the fair was a magical event, so full of color, light, sounds and smells that it could often be overwhelming. It came to exist as a kind of blur in my memory, a fantastical whirlwind to which I could attach an emotion, but without holding on to any concrete details. Like most children, or indeed most adults, the fair was pure spectacle, and I never really reached past the surface of that spectacle.

This project started out as an exploration of the carnival worker, an attempt to pierce that surface and understand what goes on beneath; but it quickly morphed into something much larger and more layered than I expected. Once I began photographing carnival workers behind the scenes I began to see a bit more through their eyes. I saw the “fun rides” as the huge metal machines they are; I saw the wide-eyed faces of children as economic reality for the men and women who work the fair; I saw real faces behind the garish colored suits and face paint that mark the carnival barkers’ ‘show’.

In the end, I chose black and white as my medium, precisely because I hoped to move beyond the outer experience of the fair to portray the connections that lie beneath. There are patterns to be found here that disappear when saturated with color. There are monsters as well, when the motion of their colored lights is stripped away. Most of all, there are relationships between people – relationships that move to the forefront once they are seen in stark black and white.”

– Katie Adkins

About the Artist:

A recent transplant to the Midwest, Katie Adkins is a documentary and fine art photographer in Rapid City, South Dakota, where she and her husband live with their two dogs. Originally a native of Atlanta, GA, Katie received her MA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011.  Since graduating she has worked extensively as a freelance artist in addition to working with well-known photographers including the London-based Martin Parr and the National Geographic photographer, Alex Webb. Her work has appeared in such publications as the Rapid City Journal, Mitchell Daily Republic, The Argus Leader, Art of the Hills Magazine, Black Hills Woman Magazine, Creative Loafing and Gemini Magazine. In addition to her work as a photographer, Katie serves as the Assistant Curator of Exhibits at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.

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. 

Pangea World Theater presents Sabra Falling
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Sabra Falling
Written by Ismail Khalidi
Directed by Dipankar Mukherjee
September 15- October 1, 2017

Sabra Falling takes audiences back to August 1982, to a Sabra refugee camp in a war-torn Beirut. The specter of a massacre looms as the Akawi family receives an unexpected visitor that brings the past rushing back and alters the course of events to come.

The opening weekend of this timely play is on the 35th anniversary of the infamous massacre of Palestinian refugees at the Sabra and Shatila camps.

Ensemble: Adlyn Carreras*, Michael Karadsheh, Lina Jamoul, Adri Mehra, Jawdy Obeid, Mohammed Yabdr

Venue
The Avalon Theatre, 1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Show Times
September 15 – October 1, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:30pm

Tickets
$18 (General)
$15 (Group of 10 or more)
$12 (Students and Seniors)

—–

Panels and Forums

September 15 • Opening night post-performance talkback with Ismail Khalidi.

September 16, 3pm – 4:30pm • History and Theater: Telling Stories that have been Silenced Conversation between Rashid Khalidi and Ismail Khalidi at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St Paul, MN 55106. Free and open to all.

September 23, 5pm – 6:30pm • Permission to Narrate: stories of resilience from seven decades of displacement—story sharing at the Avalon Theatre hosted by Mizna.
——

Community Engagement events co-hosted by Mizna, New Arab American Theater Works and the East Side Freedom Library.

Sabra Falling is par of Pangea’s Alternative Visions Program funded by the Jerome Foundation.

*Member of the Actors Equity Association

Sep
23
Sat
As if nothing (for Bashō)
Sep 23 all-day

As if nothing

Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume

August 18 – September 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

“Physicists tell us that light is both a particle and a wave, a kind of noun and verb simultaneously, like us. And, like us, light is fleeting and durable, intricate and enigmatic. The circumference of light eclipses our capacity to comprehend light’s complexity, and mirrors my desire to know its fullness, yet without the satisfaction of ever finally knowing. That perpetual fissure in knowledge is one of the many fulcrums with light that keeps me researching it.” – Charles Matson Lume
In this site-specific art installation artist Charles Lume will take the Inez Greenberg Gallery and create an environment that explores the complexity of light while also reflecting on the inspiration he’s pulled from a poem by Matsuo Bashō (1644-94). Bashō was the Japanese poet who moved haiku poetry from a parlor game into an art form. Haiku as a form always addresses the seasons and Lume hopes to mirror this attribute in his installation, as well as using the compression of language, or form, as a vehicle for communication. Also inspired by Bashō’s haiku will be the focus on the common or the ordinary, and transforming it into the extraordinary.

Charles Matson Lume is a visual artist whose art engages in the pas de deux of light and materials. His installations have been exhibited at institutions such as: the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (Dublin, Ireland), Babel Kunst (Trondheim, Norway), Hunter College, (NYC), and the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN). He has received fellowships from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Charles has participated in international artist residencies in Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Ireland. Charles lives in Saint Paul, MN, and his art can be found online at the White Columns Artist Registry (NYC).

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
Sep 23 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. 

Midway
Sep 23 all-day

Midway

Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins

August 3 – September 24, 2017

“Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most obvious of these is between the average carnival visitor, who experiences the sights, sounds, and smells of the fair as an outsider, and the carnival workers (or carnies), who operate on the inside of that world. Other important themes that I explore in this series are the relationship between man and machine, the peculiar mixture of childhood innocence and danger that the fair embodies, and my own personal relationship to carnival spectacle.

When I was a child the fair was a magical event, so full of color, light, sounds and smells that it could often be overwhelming. It came to exist as a kind of blur in my memory, a fantastical whirlwind to which I could attach an emotion, but without holding on to any concrete details. Like most children, or indeed most adults, the fair was pure spectacle, and I never really reached past the surface of that spectacle.

This project started out as an exploration of the carnival worker, an attempt to pierce that surface and understand what goes on beneath; but it quickly morphed into something much larger and more layered than I expected. Once I began photographing carnival workers behind the scenes I began to see a bit more through their eyes. I saw the “fun rides” as the huge metal machines they are; I saw the wide-eyed faces of children as economic reality for the men and women who work the fair; I saw real faces behind the garish colored suits and face paint that mark the carnival barkers’ ‘show’.

In the end, I chose black and white as my medium, precisely because I hoped to move beyond the outer experience of the fair to portray the connections that lie beneath. There are patterns to be found here that disappear when saturated with color. There are monsters as well, when the motion of their colored lights is stripped away. Most of all, there are relationships between people – relationships that move to the forefront once they are seen in stark black and white.”

– Katie Adkins

About the Artist:

A recent transplant to the Midwest, Katie Adkins is a documentary and fine art photographer in Rapid City, South Dakota, where she and her husband live with their two dogs. Originally a native of Atlanta, GA, Katie received her MA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011.  Since graduating she has worked extensively as a freelance artist in addition to working with well-known photographers including the London-based Martin Parr and the National Geographic photographer, Alex Webb. Her work has appeared in such publications as the Rapid City Journal, Mitchell Daily Republic, The Argus Leader, Art of the Hills Magazine, Black Hills Woman Magazine, Creative Loafing and Gemini Magazine. In addition to her work as a photographer, Katie serves as the Assistant Curator of Exhibits at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.

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. 

Pangea World Theater presents Sabra Falling
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Sabra Falling
Written by Ismail Khalidi
Directed by Dipankar Mukherjee
September 15- October 1, 2017

Sabra Falling takes audiences back to August 1982, to a Sabra refugee camp in a war-torn Beirut. The specter of a massacre looms as the Akawi family receives an unexpected visitor that brings the past rushing back and alters the course of events to come.

The opening weekend of this timely play is on the 35th anniversary of the infamous massacre of Palestinian refugees at the Sabra and Shatila camps.

Ensemble: Adlyn Carreras*, Michael Karadsheh, Lina Jamoul, Adri Mehra, Jawdy Obeid, Mohammed Yabdr

Venue
The Avalon Theatre, 1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Show Times
September 15 – October 1, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:30pm

Tickets
$18 (General)
$15 (Group of 10 or more)
$12 (Students and Seniors)

—–

Panels and Forums

September 15 • Opening night post-performance talkback with Ismail Khalidi.

September 16, 3pm – 4:30pm • History and Theater: Telling Stories that have been Silenced Conversation between Rashid Khalidi and Ismail Khalidi at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St Paul, MN 55106. Free and open to all.

September 23, 5pm – 6:30pm • Permission to Narrate: stories of resilience from seven decades of displacement—story sharing at the Avalon Theatre hosted by Mizna.
——

Community Engagement events co-hosted by Mizna, New Arab American Theater Works and the East Side Freedom Library.

Sabra Falling is par of Pangea’s Alternative Visions Program funded by the Jerome Foundation.

*Member of the Actors Equity Association

Sep
24
Sun
As if nothing (for Bashō)
Sep 24 all-day

As if nothing

Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume

August 18 – September 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

“Physicists tell us that light is both a particle and a wave, a kind of noun and verb simultaneously, like us. And, like us, light is fleeting and durable, intricate and enigmatic. The circumference of light eclipses our capacity to comprehend light’s complexity, and mirrors my desire to know its fullness, yet without the satisfaction of ever finally knowing. That perpetual fissure in knowledge is one of the many fulcrums with light that keeps me researching it.” – Charles Matson Lume
In this site-specific art installation artist Charles Lume will take the Inez Greenberg Gallery and create an environment that explores the complexity of light while also reflecting on the inspiration he’s pulled from a poem by Matsuo Bashō (1644-94). Bashō was the Japanese poet who moved haiku poetry from a parlor game into an art form. Haiku as a form always addresses the seasons and Lume hopes to mirror this attribute in his installation, as well as using the compression of language, or form, as a vehicle for communication. Also inspired by Bashō’s haiku will be the focus on the common or the ordinary, and transforming it into the extraordinary.

Charles Matson Lume is a visual artist whose art engages in the pas de deux of light and materials. His installations have been exhibited at institutions such as: the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (Dublin, Ireland), Babel Kunst (Trondheim, Norway), Hunter College, (NYC), and the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN). He has received fellowships from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Charles has participated in international artist residencies in Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Ireland. Charles lives in Saint Paul, MN, and his art can be found online at the White Columns Artist Registry (NYC).

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
Sep 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. 

Midway
Sep 24 all-day

Midway

Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins

August 3 – September 24, 2017

“Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most obvious of these is between the average carnival visitor, who experiences the sights, sounds, and smells of the fair as an outsider, and the carnival workers (or carnies), who operate on the inside of that world. Other important themes that I explore in this series are the relationship between man and machine, the peculiar mixture of childhood innocence and danger that the fair embodies, and my own personal relationship to carnival spectacle.

When I was a child the fair was a magical event, so full of color, light, sounds and smells that it could often be overwhelming. It came to exist as a kind of blur in my memory, a fantastical whirlwind to which I could attach an emotion, but without holding on to any concrete details. Like most children, or indeed most adults, the fair was pure spectacle, and I never really reached past the surface of that spectacle.

This project started out as an exploration of the carnival worker, an attempt to pierce that surface and understand what goes on beneath; but it quickly morphed into something much larger and more layered than I expected. Once I began photographing carnival workers behind the scenes I began to see a bit more through their eyes. I saw the “fun rides” as the huge metal machines they are; I saw the wide-eyed faces of children as economic reality for the men and women who work the fair; I saw real faces behind the garish colored suits and face paint that mark the carnival barkers’ ‘show’.

In the end, I chose black and white as my medium, precisely because I hoped to move beyond the outer experience of the fair to portray the connections that lie beneath. There are patterns to be found here that disappear when saturated with color. There are monsters as well, when the motion of their colored lights is stripped away. Most of all, there are relationships between people – relationships that move to the forefront once they are seen in stark black and white.”

– Katie Adkins

About the Artist:

A recent transplant to the Midwest, Katie Adkins is a documentary and fine art photographer in Rapid City, South Dakota, where she and her husband live with their two dogs. Originally a native of Atlanta, GA, Katie received her MA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011.  Since graduating she has worked extensively as a freelance artist in addition to working with well-known photographers including the London-based Martin Parr and the National Geographic photographer, Alex Webb. Her work has appeared in such publications as the Rapid City Journal, Mitchell Daily Republic, The Argus Leader, Art of the Hills Magazine, Black Hills Woman Magazine, Creative Loafing and Gemini Magazine. In addition to her work as a photographer, Katie serves as the Assistant Curator of Exhibits at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.

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. 

Pangea World Theater presents Sabra Falling
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Sabra Falling
Written by Ismail Khalidi
Directed by Dipankar Mukherjee
September 15- October 1, 2017

Sabra Falling takes audiences back to August 1982, to a Sabra refugee camp in a war-torn Beirut. The specter of a massacre looms as the Akawi family receives an unexpected visitor that brings the past rushing back and alters the course of events to come.

The opening weekend of this timely play is on the 35th anniversary of the infamous massacre of Palestinian refugees at the Sabra and Shatila camps.

Ensemble: Adlyn Carreras*, Michael Karadsheh, Lina Jamoul, Adri Mehra, Jawdy Obeid, Mohammed Yabdr

Venue
The Avalon Theatre, 1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Show Times
September 15 – October 1, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:30pm

Tickets
$18 (General)
$15 (Group of 10 or more)
$12 (Students and Seniors)

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Panels and Forums

September 15 • Opening night post-performance talkback with Ismail Khalidi.

September 16, 3pm – 4:30pm • History and Theater: Telling Stories that have been Silenced Conversation between Rashid Khalidi and Ismail Khalidi at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St Paul, MN 55106. Free and open to all.

September 23, 5pm – 6:30pm • Permission to Narrate: stories of resilience from seven decades of displacement—story sharing at the Avalon Theatre hosted by Mizna.
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Community Engagement events co-hosted by Mizna, New Arab American Theater Works and the East Side Freedom Library.

Sabra Falling is par of Pangea’s Alternative Visions Program funded by the Jerome Foundation.

*Member of the Actors Equity Association

Sep
25
Mon
As if nothing (for Bashō)
Sep 25 all-day

As if nothing

Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume

August 18 – September 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

“Physicists tell us that light is both a particle and a wave, a kind of noun and verb simultaneously, like us. And, like us, light is fleeting and durable, intricate and enigmatic. The circumference of light eclipses our capacity to comprehend light’s complexity, and mirrors my desire to know its fullness, yet without the satisfaction of ever finally knowing. That perpetual fissure in knowledge is one of the many fulcrums with light that keeps me researching it.” – Charles Matson Lume
In this site-specific art installation artist Charles Lume will take the Inez Greenberg Gallery and create an environment that explores the complexity of light while also reflecting on the inspiration he’s pulled from a poem by Matsuo Bashō (1644-94). Bashō was the Japanese poet who moved haiku poetry from a parlor game into an art form. Haiku as a form always addresses the seasons and Lume hopes to mirror this attribute in his installation, as well as using the compression of language, or form, as a vehicle for communication. Also inspired by Bashō’s haiku will be the focus on the common or the ordinary, and transforming it into the extraordinary.

Charles Matson Lume is a visual artist whose art engages in the pas de deux of light and materials. His installations have been exhibited at institutions such as: the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (Dublin, Ireland), Babel Kunst (Trondheim, Norway), Hunter College, (NYC), and the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN). He has received fellowships from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Charles has participated in international artist residencies in Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Ireland. Charles lives in Saint Paul, MN, and his art can be found online at the White Columns Artist Registry (NYC).

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
Sep 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. 

Sep
26
Tue
As if nothing (for Bashō)
Sep 26 all-day

As if nothing

Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume

August 18 – September 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

“Physicists tell us that light is both a particle and a wave, a kind of noun and verb simultaneously, like us. And, like us, light is fleeting and durable, intricate and enigmatic. The circumference of light eclipses our capacity to comprehend light’s complexity, and mirrors my desire to know its fullness, yet without the satisfaction of ever finally knowing. That perpetual fissure in knowledge is one of the many fulcrums with light that keeps me researching it.” – Charles Matson Lume
In this site-specific art installation artist Charles Lume will take the Inez Greenberg Gallery and create an environment that explores the complexity of light while also reflecting on the inspiration he’s pulled from a poem by Matsuo Bashō (1644-94). Bashō was the Japanese poet who moved haiku poetry from a parlor game into an art form. Haiku as a form always addresses the seasons and Lume hopes to mirror this attribute in his installation, as well as using the compression of language, or form, as a vehicle for communication. Also inspired by Bashō’s haiku will be the focus on the common or the ordinary, and transforming it into the extraordinary.

Charles Matson Lume is a visual artist whose art engages in the pas de deux of light and materials. His installations have been exhibited at institutions such as: the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (Dublin, Ireland), Babel Kunst (Trondheim, Norway), Hunter College, (NYC), and the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN). He has received fellowships from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Charles has participated in international artist residencies in Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Ireland. Charles lives in Saint Paul, MN, and his art can be found online at the White Columns Artist Registry (NYC).

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
Sep 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. 

Sep
27
Wed
As if nothing (for Bashō)
Sep 27 all-day

As if nothing

Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume

August 18 – September 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

“Physicists tell us that light is both a particle and a wave, a kind of noun and verb simultaneously, like us. And, like us, light is fleeting and durable, intricate and enigmatic. The circumference of light eclipses our capacity to comprehend light’s complexity, and mirrors my desire to know its fullness, yet without the satisfaction of ever finally knowing. That perpetual fissure in knowledge is one of the many fulcrums with light that keeps me researching it.” – Charles Matson Lume
In this site-specific art installation artist Charles Lume will take the Inez Greenberg Gallery and create an environment that explores the complexity of light while also reflecting on the inspiration he’s pulled from a poem by Matsuo Bashō (1644-94). Bashō was the Japanese poet who moved haiku poetry from a parlor game into an art form. Haiku as a form always addresses the seasons and Lume hopes to mirror this attribute in his installation, as well as using the compression of language, or form, as a vehicle for communication. Also inspired by Bashō’s haiku will be the focus on the common or the ordinary, and transforming it into the extraordinary.

Charles Matson Lume is a visual artist whose art engages in the pas de deux of light and materials. His installations have been exhibited at institutions such as: the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (Dublin, Ireland), Babel Kunst (Trondheim, Norway), Hunter College, (NYC), and the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN). He has received fellowships from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Charles has participated in international artist residencies in Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Ireland. Charles lives in Saint Paul, MN, and his art can be found online at the White Columns Artist Registry (NYC).

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
Sep 27 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.