Edith Garcia: Fabricating The Real

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is proud to present Fabricating the Real by Edith Garcia. Presented in conjunction with the 2019 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual conference, March 27–30, 2019. The site-specific, commissioned installation Fabricating the Real by Edith Garcia ’98 explores ideas of transience, the status of … [ Read more]

Art, Printed: Computers are redefining fine art. But is that a good thing?

Watching a lumbering 3D printer slowly churn back and forth, painstakingly adding minute layer to minute layer of material to an ambiguous shape is far from exciting. It can take hours—sometimes days—until a final product reveals itself. But for as cumbersome as 3D printing can be, the technology has had a profound impact on the art … [ Read more]

Artist Profile: Brad Jirka & Katherine Jones

Before it even hit the printer, Brad Jirka and his wife/collaborative partner Katherine Jones spent upwards of 65 hours on the model for this cover. Between laying out the initial design and recreating it 40 different ways in the 3D printing software formZ, the design duo behind Northfield studio Bohemiawerks eventually came full-circle, landing on … [ Read more]

Lowertown First Fridays: Handsome Hog

Come to Handsome Hog on December 7 from 5pm–9pm and warm up with a hot toddy and some spicy southern-contemporary cuisine while you peruse beautiful works by local artists Contact Alex Narva at artbyalexnarva@gmail.com or Annika Leiknes at annika.pb.design@gmail.com with any questions, or find more info at the Facebook event page. ___________________________________________________________________ ARTISTS AT HANDSOME HOG: … [ Read more]

Frontside 180: JXTA Arts turning vacant lot into a youth-designed art plaza and skatepark

At the corner of Emerson and Broadway in North Minneapolis lies a small vacant lot in an otherwise bustling neighborhood. Though it may look empty and idle, the site is actually in the midst of a radical metamorphosis from a gravel lot into a youth-designed art plaza and skatepark. Previously the home of youth arts organization Juxtaposition … [ Read more]

Holiday Market at the Schmidt

Local artists are bringing their talents to the historic Schmidt Brewery for the annual holiday market. The market will run November 23 from 10am–6pm, November 24 from 10am–6pm, and November 25 from 10am–2pm. No admission fee. The holiday market will be anchored by the Landmark Gallery Show “Sculpt, Weave & Etch” featuring four artists. Maggie … [ Read more]

Creators Space: Dark Arts Festival

Creators Space and Mrakmur present: DARK ARTS FESTIVAL This event is inspired by dark markets and festivals in Europe, such as Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. The Dark Arts Festival is a great way to showcase the artistic talent of those who identify their work with the aesthetics of dark culture and work with the following, but … [ Read more]

A lesson in drag at Guthrie Theater

It takes more than putting on a dress and squeezing into nylons and high heels to be a true drag queen. You have to know the history of it, the community of it, the art of it. You have to know who you are and who you’re hoping to become. You have to commit to … [ Read more]

Hive Minds: How bees are inspiring food purveyors, artists, and policy wonks

Rawest Form of Honey Making a Comb-Back From peanut butter toast for breakfast to a hot toddy for breakf… a nightcap, a drizzle of honey makes everything better. And while local honey farmers have built a cottage industry around that spoonful of sugar, one farm is harvesting something a little less refined. Ames Farms is … [ Read more]

St. Patrick’s Paint-a-Pint

Raise your cup in toast for Ireland and paint your own festive pint glass to celebrate the holiday where everyone is a little bit Irish. Potekglass will demonstrate the techniques and safety of working with glass paint and provide some tasty beer to drink (ages 21+). There are several leprechaun, shamrock, and other templates to … [ Read more]

January Paint and Brew

Tin Whisker’s is ready for the first Paint and Brew of 2018! Bring your mom, grandpa, cousin, or a friend, and show off your skills in a class guided by our very own Tom and Terri Moriarty. Buy 4 or more tickets at one time and get 15 percent off! Your ticket includes: – 1 … [ Read more]

String Art Pint Glass Class

It’s about to get real cold outside, which means it’s the perfect time to get crafty with a beer. Bring your artsy side and a hammer, grab a pint of beer, and make a masterpiece! Our instructor will walk you through creating your string art project from start to finish. One pint or flight of … [ Read more]

Minneapolis Art Lending Library’s Winter Lending Hours

Come to the Logan Recreation Center on January 19 from 5pm-8pm to browse our collection of 110 original artworks. Once you find one that you love, we will check it out for you. Then it’s yours to display in your home or office for three months, free of charge! If you are a first-time borrower, … [ Read more]

The Soap Factory 2.0: Renovation to add more artist space and restaurant to Minneapolis art venue

A daring, innovative Minneapolis art space is soon to rejuvenate its artistic game. Starting late September, The Soap Factory will update its 130-year-old industrial building with a $6.2 million dollar building improvement project. The renovation of the 52,000-square-foot space, once home to the National Purity Soap Factory, includes a top-to-bottom upgrade—the new Soap Factory will offer … [ Read more]

The Dark Arts: Graffiti walks the line between petty vandalism and complex art form

Provocative bursts of bold colors. Wild, distorted lettering. An urban canvas full of lines, shape, and form, soon to be wiped away—reconditioned to a beige, gray, or whitewashed surface. It’s the nature of the art—atypical, public, transient. It’s graffiti. But is it art? Building an identity in Philadelphia in the late 1960s, graffiti truly exploded … [ Read more]

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