Larry Hofmann New Paintings at Groveland Gallery - March 6

Study: Dark Tree on Hillside

Wright County Oak

Two Flowers in a Grey-Green Landscape

Trees At Swamp's Edge

Place:  Groveland Gallery

Event:  Larry Hofmann New Paintings

When:  Opening Reception Friday, March 6, 09 |  5:00 - 8:00 pm

Info:  Come check out new paintings by local Minneapolis artist, Larry Hofmann, at the Groveland Gallery.

Made at MCAD - March 6

Place:  MCAD: Main Gallery

Event:  Made at MCAD

When:  Opening Reception March 6, 09 |  6:00 - 8:00 pm
Exhibit run: March 6 - April 19, 09

Info:  "Jane Simon, Curator of Exhibitions at Madison Museum of Contemporary ARt, is the juror for this annual student exhibition representing all class years and departments at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design."

Admission is complimentary.


Our Starry Universe at Art of This Gallery - February 28

Our Starry Universe

Monica Canilao




Place:Art of This Gallery

Event: Our Starry Universe

When: Opening Reception February 28, 7:00 - 11:00pm

"Art of This Gallery begins its 2009 programming with Our Starry Universe, a special collaboration between local tricksters Hardland/Heartland and visiting artist Monica Canilao. Using both their long- standing artistic and personal relationships, H/H and Canilao combine their unique visions and philosophies of art, culture and life with an immersive, mixed-media installation that will include but never be limited to painting, collage, fabric, sculpture, performance and video and sonic compositions."

Art of This Gallery
Monica Canilao


Michael Daly Watercolors at Frank Stone Gallery - February 27

View From Hana

Larson's Beach



Pearl of the Earth

Place:  Frank Stone Gallery

Event:  Michael Daly Watercolors

When:  February 27, 09 |  5:00 - 9:00 pm

Info:  Check out this seasonal show at the Frank Stone Gallery


Chi: Capturing the Spirit

Chinese Calligraphy by Hong Zhang

Hong Zhang

Bamboo Painting by Hong Zhang

Calligraphy by Joan Weber

Place: Bloomington Art Center

Event: Chi: Capturing the Spirit

When: Friday, February 27, 09 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Info: Traditional Chinese Brushwork by Hong Zhang and his Protege

One Nite Only at Ancient Traders Gallery - February 27

The Delegation

Buffalo Wings

The Renegade


Place: Ancient Traders Gallery

Event: One Nite Only

When: Friday February 27, 09 | 5:00 - 9:00pm

Info: "New and recent work by Jim Denomie, One Nite Only will showcase 32 new and recent paintings soon to be shipped to the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN for an upcoming exhibition, along with other recent works.

Homeless Youth Benefit at The Fallout - February 27

Place:  The Fallout

Event:  Homeless Youth Benefit.  Silent Art Auction.

When:  Friday, February 27, 09| 7:00 pm

Info:  A benefit to raise awareness and resources for homeless youth and sex trafficking locally and globally.  Money earned will go toward homeless youth outreach and transitional housing.


Noble Dreams and Simple Pleasures at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts - February 21 through May 3

George Bellows, Upper Broadway, 1907

Robert Scott Duncanson, Still Life with Fruit and Nuts, 1848

Thomas Chambers, The Shipwreck, 1850

Ammi Phillips, Portrait of Catharina Van Keuren, 1825

Maurice Prendergast, Elegant Woman in Blue Dress, 1893-94

Place: Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Event: Noble Dreams and Simple Pleasures: American Masterworks from Minnesota Collections

When: February 22 - May 3, 09

Info: Preview more than 140 masterworks by American artists. "Paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, along with work by Minnesota artists such as N. R. Brewer and Alex Fournier, reflect the grand ambitions and daily pleasures of a nation coming into its own. At the same time, these portraits, landscapes, moody meditations, and works on modernism’s brink shed new light on the personal passions of Minnesota collectors."

Noble Dreams and Simple Pleasures

Tom Arndt's Minnesota at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts - February 21 through June 21

Como Park, St. Paul, Minnesota

Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, Minnesota

Vendor, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, Minnesota

Wrestling Fan, Minneapolis Auditorium

Place: Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Event: Tom Arndt's Minnesota

When: February 21 - June 21, 09

Info: The exhibition includes 75 photographs from the MIA's permanent collection and from the artist.


Almost Nothing at Soap Factory - February 21


Event: Almost Nothing, a new installation by Clive Murphy

When: Opening Reception Saturday February 21, 09 | 7:00 - 11:00pm

Info: For the first time, one artist takes over the entire Soap Factory gallery space in a single installation.

Soap Factory
Interview with Clive Murphy

Mixed Media Collage at the Accumluated Objects Gallery - February 21



Free Time

Visual Music


Mixed Media Collage

February 21, 09 | 6:00 - 11:00pm Info: "Local self taught artist Aaron Hinkel gives us an uncanny view of our world with a mixture of found object assemblage, 2D collage, digital photography and dismantled and re-constructed toys. Found objects are put together to represent pop-culture and 'America' as we know it in Aaron's body of work."

Accumulated Objects Gallery
Aaron Hinkel


BirdxBird Art Auction at Northrup King Building - February 21

Place:  Northrup King Building, Third Floor Gallery 332

Event:  BirdxBird Auction

When: February 21, 09 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Info:  "BirdxBird is a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis that links the collective action of artists to organizations dedicated to the stewardship of avian species and the ecoliteracy of human beings."

An auction featuring over 125 artists to benefit the avian species.  Support local artists and support a worthy cause!

Spark Festival at Bedlam Theatre - February 20

Keir Neuringer

Wafaa Bilal

Kanto Horio

Ray Lee

Place: Bedlam Theatre 

Event: Spark Festival

When: February 20, 09 | 10:00 pm

Info: "Spark celebrates all uses of new technologies for artistic expression, including music, video, theater, dance, plastic artworks, and more.  Centered around Minneapolis' west bank theater district and the adjoining University of Minnesota West Bank Arts Quarter, Spark presents a wide variety of performances, workshops, discussions, and scholarly lectures."

Spark events are Free!

Artists to include:
Planet 9
Jeff Lubow
Alex Kotch
Jon Margulies
Keir Neuringer
Ray Lee
Kanta HOrio
Wafaa Bilal
Josh Fried
Kendall Station