Current & Upcoming Events

The Color Series:  Part 1, White

Thursday, January 04, 2018 - Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Color Series:  Part 1, White photo

Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to announce a new series of exhibitions in 2018. The Color Series will explore the artist’s color palette. The first exhibition, The Color Series: Part 1, White, is curated by gallery artist and co-owner, Patrick K. Pryor, and includes work by gallery artists: Betsy Ruth Byers, Jil Evans, Jodi Reeb, Cameron Zebrun, and Pryor. The Color Series: Part 1, White.

“The gallery’s artists have long been interested in exploring their relationship to color—as artists and as viewers and as collectors,” says Anita Sue Kolman, co-owner, Kolman & Pryor Gallery. “We’re excited that five of our artists have accepted the challenge to explore how white is an integral part of their color palettes. We’re anticipating new works in an exhibition that will inspire gallery visitors to rethink the power and potential of white, as well.”

Exhibit Runs: January 4 – February 17, 2018
Artist Reception: January 20, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 pm

Gallery 427 presents “Seduction”

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Saturday, February 03, 2018

Gallery 427 presents “Seduction” photo

Have you ever been seduced, like actually seduced by someone? You maybe didn’t realize at the time that you were being seduced, but you were certainly under the other person’s spell. In fact, you probably felt powerless to resist.

Why do these things happen? Why do we at times succumb to other people’s seductions? We’re, of course, not only talking about romantic types of seduction, but also everyday seductions where people just win you over with their words, looks, actions and behavior.

It could be said that Seduction is very much a form of manipulation, however it doesn’t necessarily come with malicious intentions. It’s, therefore, not something that we should frown upon, but rather something that is worth learning more about in order to become aware of the seductive nature of those around us.

Are you ready to be seduced?

Gallery 427 explores the art of Seduction through the works of Will Western, Hannah Kuhne, Mollie Rae Miller and Dayna Hudson.

Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan. 20th: 7pm to 10pm
Closing Reception: Thursday, Feb. 1st : 6pm to 9pm
Gallery open Sat., January 27, and Sat., February 3: Noon-4 pm

Gallery 427
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. N.E.#427
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Northrup King Nights - Oldies But Goodies Edition!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Northrup King Nights - Oldies But Goodies Edition! photo

The Artists of Northrup King are ready to let the End-of-Series, One-Off Experiments, and Unique artworks go! Find that special and local art treasure here!

With more than 60 Studios and Galleries opening on a rare Saturday night, the Northrup King Building is the place to be.

“As fine as they are, the Weisman, Walker and MIA rarely let you speak with the artists whose works you admire. For that you have to go to the Northrup King Building.” -Los Angeles Times

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 6:00-10:00 P.M.

See a complete list of open studios on this night.

Image credit: Geeky Monkey Photography – Andy Tinkham (Studio 155)

First Thursdays in the Arts District

Thursday, February 01, 2018

First Thursdays in the Arts District photo

Join us for a night in the private studios of our working artists February 1, 2018 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Meet with painters, sculptors, 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.

Visit and explore our four floors of warm and inviting art studios and galleries.

Featured Artist

Rita Dungey

Rita Dungey

At the heart of Rita’s work is a need to explore and discover. Freedom to create with unlimited possibilities and the bonus element of discovery fuel her creative process and reflect a liberating personal journey of freedom, intuition, and optimism. Her non-representational painting and abstract mixed media are a combination of bold forms, colors, and textures that are expressively combined to created lush, free, and energetic images.

She starts a painting with complete openness and trust in the natural unfolding process of each piece. She paints with acrylic paints, but also uses a variety of materials and methods to build up images, creating texture and energizing the forms and surfaces by layering paint, incising, sanding, and sometimes re-building, as images are drawn out and materialized. The stirring, churning, and flow bring seemingly unrelated components to cross paths, interact, and organize resulting in works that are infused with joy, spontaneity, and positive life force.


EC Design featured in INSTORE Magazine Coolest Store

Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2017

EC Design featured in INSTORE Magazine Coolest Store

Emily Johnson / EC Design was featured in INSTORE Magazine as one of America’s coolest stores in 2017. Congratulations Emily on receiving 2nd place in the Small Cool Division.

See more of Emily’s work at Read the article on-line at

Mary Pettis designated ARC Living Master

Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Mary Pettis designated ARC Living Master

Congratulations to Mary Pettis who was awarded third place in the Landscape Category at the ARC international Salon Competition in Barcelona, Spain. Mary has also received the prestigious ARC Living Master designation. See more of Mary’s artwork at