Place: SOO VISUAL ARTS CENTER
Event: Art Sale
When: DECEMBER 19, 09 | 10am - 6pm
Info: Second annual art sale. Along with a selection of local artists they will be offering discounts throughout the day. Participating artists include John Alspach, Allen Brewer, John Diebel, Drive by Bags, Andy Ducett, Lindsy Halleckson, Anne Hauge, Nick Howard, Terrence Payne, Sarah Petersen, Kimberly Petters, Molly Spilane, Laura Stack, Asia Ward and Pamela Valfer.
Place: SHOEBOX GALLERY
Event: Ping Wang Reading
When: DECEMBER 19, 09 | 8pm
Info: Ping Wang's installation Winter Worm Summer Plant uses photography and poetry to depict the history of the Sino-Tibetan plateau and it's devastation. Using the herbal medicinal wormplant chongcao as bearer of economic change, her poetic images contrast age old ways clashing and surviving within the modern. Please join the artist and her special guests for an evening of poetry and performance. The audience is encouraged to bring and share their poems of migrant experience.
When: DECEMBER 12, 09 | 8:30 - 11:00pm
Info: "Contemporary 12.12.09" is a series of group exhibitions at 1419 in which several local artists are selected a week before the exhibition to show their most interesting and relevant new work, never publicly exhibited before. Including work by Travis Freeman, Oakley Tapola, Andy Mattern, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, and Curtis Allen.
Place: FORM+CONTENT GALLERY
When: DECEMBER 05, 09 | 7:00 - 9:00pm
Info: 'We dreamers now have to become soldiers and fight
And melt into bullets the soul of the lead.'
Abraham Sutzkever, The Lead Plates of the Romm Printers, 1943
A haunting poem written in the Vilna Ghetto of Lithuania by Abraham Sutzkever in September 1943 has inspired Minneapolis artist Robyn Stoller Awend to create the exhibition Survival- When Truth and Fiction Intersect.
Place: HIGHPOINT CENTER FOR PRINTMAKING
Event: Prints On Ice
When: DECEMBER 04, 09 | 6:30 - 9:00pm
Info: An exhibition and print sale hosted by members of Highpoint's community printshop cooperative. Artists represented in Prints on Ice include Zac Adams-Bliss, Roberta Allen, Florence Brammer, Pamela Carberry, Mike Elko, Sally Gordon, Brian Hartley Sago, Therese Krupp, Jeremy Lund, Kelly Munson, Joanne Price, Kurt Seaberg, Kris Shideman, Jeff Sommers, Justin Terlecki, Anna Tsantir, Clara Ueland, Dale Vanden Houten, Noel Vargas Hernandez, Sarah Voss, Johanna Winters.
Place: ALTERED ESTHETICS
Event: Politi Pop
When: DECEMBER 04, 09 | 7:00 - 9:00pm
Info: A powerful exhibit that explores numerous artistic reactions to societal issues. Whether rendered with heartfelt emotion, witty sarcasm, or lighthearted humor, come witness the responses that these artists have to offer.
Place: SOO VISUAL ARTS CENTER
Event: Toys in the Attic
When: DECEMBER 04, 09 | 6:00 - 9:00pm
Info: Bring in a New, Unwrapped toy or $5 suggested donation
The second annual Toys in the Attic event is a Toy Drive and Art Exhibition featuring signed limite-edition art prints and custom-created art toys. This is an official Toys for Tots Foundation event.
Details at http://www.toysintheatticshow.com/
Place: CREATIVE ELECTRIC STUDIOS
Event: Summer Video Retrospective
When: NOVEMBER 14, 09 | 7:00 - 11:00pm
Info: Four music videos and a dance film, all shot in the infinitely tight quarters of the 8X10 foot mirrored room SS Infinite Regress. Twilight Hours, Zak Sally, Star Folk and Typsy Panthre' will perform intimate live sets accompanied by Phil Harder's 16mm film loops and video projections.
Place: GALLERY 122
When: NOVEMBER 13, 09 | 7:00 - 10:00pm
Info: New Paintings by Drew Beson. In his first exhibition of 2009, Drew Beson will display 10 new, large paintings, inspired by accidents on a micro and macro scale, blurring the lines between cosmic and molecular space.
Place: CASKET ARTS BUILDING
When: NOVEMBER 13, 09 | 5:00 - 10:00pm
Info: Over 50 Local Artists showcase their creative talents and join in raising awareness and support for Ampersand Families. Lonesome Dan Kase plays his unique brand of blues and Chowgirls offers up their killer catering.
Place: ROGUE BUDDHA GALLERY
Event: Out of the Pit
When: OCTOBER 09, 09 | 7:00 - 11:00pm
Info: New work by Ivan Fortushniak. Through nostalgic appeal and a display of formal depth, Fortushniak uses combinations of traditional and nontraditional painting techniques to illustrate the transformation of one questioning and struggling to comprehend the three big questions we all ask - Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going?
ROGUE BUDDHA GALLERY
Place: FRANKLIN ART WORKS
Event: Few Landmarks and No Boundaries
When: OCTOBER 03, 09 | 7:00 - 10:00pm
Info: An exhibit of new work by Minneapolis born and Brooklyn-based artist Rob Fischer. The show will feature numerous new sculptures and two nights of a multimedia performance that includes video projection, live music, spoken word and recorded radio chatter.
Also showing, the Japanese artist Keita Sugiura will present a selection of ink jet photographs from his Dark Forest series in FAWs Project Space.
FRANKLIN ART WORKS
Place: MPLS PHOTO CENTER
Event: American Youth
When: OCTOBER 02, 09 | 7:00 - 11:00pm
Info: American Youth features the work of 25 photographers documenting the newest generation of 18 to 24-year-olds in unvarnished detail throughout the exhibits 50 images including Marc Asnin's unexpected look at Lubavtich life in New York City, Guggenheim Fellow Darcy Padilla's grim glimpse at teenage homelessness, and W.Eugene Smith Support Grant recipient Mark Peterson's portrait of a JROTC in her prom dress, among many others.
$5 donation/Free for members
MPLS PHOTO CENTER
Place:BURNET GALLERY AT CHAMBERS HOTEL
Event: Strange Victory
When: OCTOBER 02, 09 | 6:00 - 9:00pm
Info: Artist Matthew Bakkom has shown his work in exhibitions all over the world, including New York, Paris, Berlin and Dublin, but his newest solo exhibition at the Burnet Gallery in Chambers hotel on Hennepin Avenue has special significance for this Minneapolis native.
“Having a show on Hennepin Avenue is an aspirational achievement for me,” explained Bakkom. “Hennepin Avenue has such history. It’s a landmark for the city that holds so many personal memories for me and public memories for all of us. Having a show here somehow connects you to all of that.”And making connections seems to be a recurring theme for Bakkom’s latest solo exhibition, “Strange Victory.” In the show Bakkom uses a scanner as an artistic medium to create connections between the artist and the audience, through time and space, the seen and the unseen.
BURNET GALLERY AT CHAMBERS HOTEL
Place: THOMAS BARRY FINE ARTS
Event: Opening Night Featuring work by Elizabeth Simonson
When: SEPTEMBER 12, 09 | 6:00 - 9:00pm
Info: Artist Elizabeth Simonson uses grids, systems, sequential logic and the building blocks of nature to inspire and manifest the outcomes of her complex renderings and structures. The range in scale of her work is from hand-sized to roomsized as this exhibition will reveal. A 28-foot-long installation of tiny glass beads and wire, symbolizing genetic code
and representative of early forms of life found in the sea, will grace an entire wall. Also on display will be a series of scaled-down beaded sculptures and a selection of related drawings.
THOMAS BARRY FINE ARTS
Place: STEVENS SQUARE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Event: Photo Op
When: Opening Night Reception September 12, 09 | 7:00 - 10:00pm
Info: For the past eight months, nine photographers and fifteen models have united at the Stevens Square Center for the Arts for day-long photo sessions. SSCA will now exhibit the surprisingly interesting results of those sessions.
These works take you behind the scenes and show the modeling sessions at every angle. The finished works range from the raw edginess of CHRIS CRISIS, to subtle portraits and insightful amateurs’ visions, to the elaborate digital magic of Cris t Halverson.
The Opening Night reception will take place on Saturday, September 12th from 7-10 pm. Meet models and photographers and enter a drawing for a free photo shoot. Also scheduled: a Youtube video of a “Photo-OP” session and live music by Ghostface Cow.
Place: MPLS PHOTO CENTER
Event: Living Land: Travel Documentary Workshop
When: September 11 - 13
Info: Star Tribune photographers and writers, Richard Sennott and Chris Welsch teach this unique workshop at the Mpls Photo Center this weekend.
By cultivating attentiveness and timing, photographers can make a shift between shooting images that are informational, but lifeless, and those that have a sense of soul. During this weekend workshop, veteran documentary and travel photographers Rick Sennott and Chris Welsch will help students explore and express their photographic vision in dynamic landscapes, streetscapes and environmental portraits. Students will share and discuss previous work, shoot an assignment and then edit and present their work in a collaborative atmosphere. We'll also spend some time discussing and practicing the under-appreciated art of captioning. With two instructors, participants will get plenty of one-on-one coaching. The class is designed for amateur photographers who want to take their work to the next level.
MPLS PHOTO CENTER
Place: FORM+CONTENT GALLERY
Event: Shared Distance
When: Opening Night - September 12, 09 | 7:00 - 10:00pm
Info: Drawings and paintings by Clarence Morgan and Howard Oransky.
Place: SOAP FACTORY
Event: $99 Sale
When: SEPTEMBER 11, 09 | 700 - 10:00pm $20 preview party
Saturday free admission 9:00am to Noon.
Info: Annual fundraiser party for The Soap Factory. All work available is signed only on the back. Artists from around the country have donated their works, and all proceeds support The Soap Factory. From Alec Soth to Howard Cruse to Tom Rose, there will be much to choose from and the elbowing at the door will be intense.