Current & Upcoming Events

Sensitive Indicators at the Kolman & Pryor Gallery

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sensitive Indicators at the Kolman & Pryor Gallery photo

Taking as her inspiration the Icelandic term jökulhlaup (a glacial flood), United States Geological Survey historical studies of glacial change, and French phenomenological philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s theories on perception and meaning, Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, at Kolman & Pryor Gallery.

Sensitive Indicators opens February 25 and runs through April 15. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, March 25, 7-9 p.m.

“Time Zones:  20 Countries in 33 Photos” by Tom Bartel

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - Saturday, April 29, 2017

“Time Zones:  20 Countries in 33 Photos” by Tom Bartel photo

An exhibition of photographs by Tom Bartel opens at Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis on March 25. “Time Zones: 20 Countries in 33 Photos” features selected images carved from more than 30,000 photos created from all over the world since 2010.

Bartel and his wife, Kristin Henning, have been traveling the world full time for the past seven years. Combining predominantly color photography with some intense black and white prints, “Time Zones” represents the destinations and interests that have kept Bartel moving: legendary natural scenery, mystical places of worship, young and old personalities, and revealing cultural practices.
Journalism and photography have long been part of Bartel’s life.

After founding and publishing City Pages (1979-1997) and Rake Magazine (2001-2008) and the website Secrets of the City as well as teaching journalism at the University of Minnesota, Bartel and Henning decided to sell their home and possessions, and hit the road full time. Since then, they have been writing and photographing the world as they go and publishing their work on a blog called Travel Past 50. ( Since 2010, they have been to more than 60 countries on six continents.

In the foreword to the accompanying “Time Zones” book being released at the opening, Henning describes the impetus for the travels that have inspired this photography exhibit. “It started innocently enough–traveling. We wanted to live someplace else. Beginning in Quito, Ecuador, in 2010, we simply wanted to live small; learn the rhythms of a new neighborhood in a new city. We didn’t set out to zigzag across six continents, through more than 60 countries in six years. For us, it was one place at a time, and we rarely imagined our next destination.”

Tom said, “I’m particularly excited for this show, because, except for a couple of prints I’ve made for my mother, I’ve only seen these images on a computer screen. I’m really happy to finally see them in print.

Opens *Saturday March 25, 6-10 p.m.
Ends April 29th.

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Skateboards and Sharpies:  A Teen Art Exhibit

Friday, March 31, 2017

Skateboards and Sharpies:  A Teen Art Exhibit photo

Angel Foundation is partnering with Twin Cites-based professional fine artist, Mark Rivard, for our 2017 Teen Arts Expression series. This four-week program will culminate in an open house/exhibition where we invite members of the community to view the work created by these incredible teens. Please join us!

Angel Foundation is a Twin Cities-based non-profit dedicated to providing educational, financial and emotional support to adults with cancer and their families. Our Teen Outreach program allows teens whose parent or caregiver has or has had cancer to gather on a monthly basis for community building activities.

Mark Rivard is a professional fine artist, writer, educator, and entrepreneur. Working out of Minneapolis, MN, Rivard runs the highly regarded arts educational platform Rivard Art Education, as well as his managing his own brand of products and creative services. He has shown his work globally and been involved in internationally recognized projects.

March 31, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Third Floor Gallery (#332)

First Thursdays in the Arts District

Thursday, April 06, 2017

First Thursdays in the Arts District photo

Join us for a night in the private studios of our working artists April 6, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.*

Meet with painters, sculptures, photographers, jewelers, wearable fiber and textile artists, glass blowers, furniture makers, pottery/ceramic artists and more. First Thursday in the Arts District provides an excellent opportunity for conversation with the artists, a chance to find something special for your home or office or to find unique gifts for the ones you love.

Featured Artist

Karin Jacobson Design

Karin Jacobson Design

Karin Jacobson’s inspiration comes from science fiction, comic books, mechanical toys and Japanese animation, so the look is futuristic and fun. Karin likes pieces that make a bold statement so she use big shapes, clean lines and bright colors. Equally important is to maintain the same high level of comfort and craftsmanship which she learned as a traditional goldsmith. Her goal is to create pieces that are sculptural on their own and functional as jewelry.