Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Place: The Turf Club, 1601 University Ave., St Paul
Cost: $6 adults, $5 MHS members.
online at www.mnhs.org/hip or call 651-259-3015
This is new blog devoted to everything related to visual arts and design in Minnesota. Please feel free to add your events, artworks, comments, kudos or anything else that's relevant.
As I was contemplating life this week, I thought , "What a splendid idea to have my "Really Big Sale" when we are in the throws of a hot summer!" Great idea, don't you think? I only have a real sale about once in every three years, so this is not routine for me. I decided to have some select works of art in my studio marked down 20-50%. It will vary according to my whim. Stop by to see me during this coming First Thursday event in the NKB in studio #265. If you can not make it, either arrange to meet some other time that works or check out my web site for any particular image and I will e-mail any info that you request. Hope that you are enjoying the long and hot summer! See you soon! DeDe
A local artist, Kristen Arden, designed this beautiful steel table. The base and top are steel. The top has patina sealed under a layer of epoxy. Kristen is one the artists that I noted in one of my earlier posts... "First Thursday".
She also creates metal wall hangings. Some of her works are sealed in epoxy; others pieces are just left raw. They all work well in an industrial style loft design. I believe they appear to be even more "important" when juxtaposed with a more traditional or transitional design. We love a woman who knows how to handle a blow torch! Her work is a fine example of the melding of form and function. Stop by her studio at the Northrup King Building next month and see what's new.
If you're looking for a great place to do some one stop studio hopping in this frozen state... look no further than the Northrup King Building in N.E. Minneapolis. The first Thursday of every month is open studio night. You can wander for hours here and visit many great artists and artisans. The building is open to the public and there is ample parking. We've compiled a list of some of our favorites that are worth checking out. Wear your comfy shoes!
Studio 456 Susan Anderson-Kimm
Studio 432 Kristen Arden
Studio 454 Jill Zimmer
Studio 414 Jan Bilek
Studio 463 Patricia DeVries
Studio 442 Chad Hoffman
Studio 423 Paul Kellett
Studio 376 Dede Magnuson
Studio 375 Ernest Miller
Studio 377 James Wrayge
Studio 440 Dean Trisko
Studio 374 Karen Gustafson
Studio 429 Karen Wilcox
Studio 343 Thomas Oliphant
There are many, many more... If we didn't mention you, we apologize. Please drop us link or send us know your name and studio number. We'll stop by.
If you need directions - they are available here... http://www.northrupkingbuilding.com/