Current & Upcoming Events

Open Saturdays

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Open Saturdays photo

Join us each and every week for Open Saturdays as dozens of studios open their doors to the public.

See a list of studios open *Saturday, June 18th from 12 – 4 p.m..

Icebox Gallery presents NY ICONS

Friday, May 20, 2016 - Saturday, August 27, 2016

Icebox Gallery presents NY ICONS photo

Icebox Gallery presents New York Icons, black and white photography of two historic, celebrated landmarks by New York natives Flo Fox and Sid Kaplan.

Sid Kaplan’s work documents the changing seasons and years in images that feature the Flatiron Building. Sid Kaplan is well known for his expertise in traditional darkroom printing but his own passion for photography started when he was a young boy living in the Bronx. His work radiates out from the core – the core being New York City, his home. Kaplan has explored the streets of the city with his cameras for more than 50 years always on the look out for something special to photograph.

Flo Fox captured the naughty 1970’s and 1980’s of Times Square before the city made changes. Flo has always seen the world in 2D. She was born blind in one eye in Queens and lived in Manhattan most of her life. She got married and had a son. Artistically her career began as a tailor and stylist and things were going well until 1976 when her eyesight began to deteriorate. Eventually she was told she had multiple sclerosis. It did not take long before her vision and her marriage were all but gone and her legs began to feel numb. Flo found photography to be her lifeline. As her eyesight deteriorated she began using the first generation of self-focusing cameras. Printing black and white images in her small Greenwich Village apartment with a self-focusing enlarger. Flo would study the prints she made with magnification. This became her way of seeing the details that she would have otherwise missed. Recently her images were assembled into the book titled “When The Deuce Was Wild”.

Exhibit runs May 20, 2016 – August 27, 2016
Gallery Hours: Thursday and Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: Northrup King Building, #443

For more information about the exhibit go to http://www.iceboxmn.com

Art Up-Cycle:  The Exhibition

Saturday, June 04, 2016 - Saturday, July 16, 2016

Art Up-Cycle:  The Exhibition photo

During the 2015 holiday season, Kolman & Pryor Gallery hosted an “Art Up-Cycle” buy-back event. The community was invited to bring into the gallery any unloved, neglected or unwanted work on canvas, which Kolman & Pryor purchased for $1 a piece. In June, the event enters its next phase when selected local artists transform those pieces into new works that incorporate and build on their current practices. Art Up-Cycle:

The artists who were selected to upcycle pieces from the holiday event include gallery co-owner and curator, Patrick K. Pryor, gallery artist, Jodi Reeb and local artists Jim Dryden, Laura Hallen, Nathanael Flink, Erik Benson, James Holmberg, and Carolyn Swiszcz. Each artist was invited to select three to four pieces to work with. “These are folks I knew would be able to have fun with the idea, which was to take an already existing canvas and deal with it, or alter it, in ways that transform the work in some way,” says Pryor, who organized the exhibition.

Exhibit runs June 4, 2016 – July 16, 2016
Public Reception – June 18, 2016, 7:00 -10:00 pm

Location: Kolman & Pryor Gallery Northrup King Building, #395

For more information go to www.kolmanpryorgallery.com

First Thursdays in the Arts District

Thursday, July 07, 2016

First Thursdays in the Arts District photo

Join us for a night in the private studios of our working artists July 7, 2016 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.

We are continuing the summer with complimentary cold watermelon. Stop by the Main Entrance, pick up a cold piece of watermelon and visit the artists.

Upcoming First Thursday in the Arts District dates:
July 7th l August 4th I September 1st
More about First Thursdays…

Featured Artist

Kelly Marshall

Kelly Marshall

Kelly Marshall’s artwork is an expression of color and pattern created through the timeless craft of weaving. The Scandinavian Rep weave technique is used to produce these functional art pieces including: rugs, wall pieces, fabrics, throws, pillows, table runners and tote bags. She specializes in custom design work and her designs often reflect such influences as, Scandinavian, Prairie Style, American Southwest, and Contemporary designs to coordinate with any interior style.

News

Artist Leslie Barlow featured on MN Original

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016

Artist Leslie Barlow featured on MN Original

Oil Painter, Leslie Barlow (Studio 244), explores multiculturalism, identity and the idea of “otherness” through the uses of figure and narrative elements. View the MN Original segment on Leslie Barlow here:

http://www.mnoriginal.org/episode/709-2/leslie-barlow/

Artist Maggie Thompson featured on MN Original

Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2016

Artist Maggie Thompson featured on MN Original

Maggie Thompson was recently featured on public television’s MN Original. Thompson uses textiles to create knitwear and fine art projects exploring themes of identity and grief. Her Native American ancestry is central to much of Maggie’s work. Recent fine art works address the idea of Native authenticity and what it means in contemporary society.

Maggie Thompson is described as one of the most important Native artists making some of the strongest contemporary Native art in the nation today. Find out more about Maggie Thompson’s work at http://www.makwastudio.com

http://www.mnoriginal.org/episode/711-2/maggie-thompson-2/