Saturday, April 12, 2008

Upcoming Event

April 'History of Hip' Program Highlights Design
The art, furniture, and architecture of the 1950s are perennially popular with designers and homeowners. Collector and historian Richard Blue will discuss key looks and designers of the era while Charlie Lazor, co-founder of blu dot furniture and founder of Lazor Office, will show examples of modern design that owe a debt to the mid century modern aesthetic. His examples will include the Flatpack House (pictured), a prefabricated home assembled on site from flat pieces.

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.
Reservations recommended:
online at or call 651-259-3015

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Art Studio Tour!

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

Sunday, February 11, 2007

One of a kind...

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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

First Thursday

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...

Friday, December 29, 2006

Local Designers

Twin Cities designers are creating some very fine works. We've found everything from furniture and lighting to storage and more. Most of these are one of a kind pieces. Check out our links below and feel free to add your own.