Explore the Art Colony through Artist Talks, Demonstrations, and hands-on activities open to all skill levels. Free unless otherwise noted, goodwill donations are welcome.
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Activity: Community Ink Day: Holiday Gifts
December 16 | 1 – 3:30 pm
Tuition: $5 | No pre-registration required; drop-in activity
Join us for this all-ages printmaking event and create your own, unique mono-printed art piece for personal use or to give as a holiday gift. Students will experiment with design and learn more about the art of printmaking. All supplies are provided. Youth under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Exhibition and Artist Talk
February 20, 2018 | 5:30 pm
Danny will share about his 2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant work and exhibition which focuses on the effects of climate change on Lake Superior. The exhibition will be shown in Founders Hall February 20 – March 3.
Demonstration and Artist Talk
Gabriella Boros, 2018 Artist-in-Residence
March 17, 2018 | 12:30 pm
Gabriella’s woodblock prints touch on a variety of topics, including modern political upheaval and ecological destruction as filtered through the Hebrew book of Isaiah, female empowerment, and botanic healing. Gabriella will present and demonstrate her methodology, from the ideation through the printing process and also share from her portfolio of work.
Exhibition and Artist Talk: Speculations in time: Contemporary approaches to working from the landscape
David Andree, 2018 Artist-in-Residence
March 17, 2018 | 2:00 pm
David’s residency focuses on furthering four related bodies of work that explore flux in the landscape: Land Harps, Collaboration Drawings, Color Studies, and Current Castings. Expanding on the traditions of perceptually-based location painting and drawing, David explores intersections with sculpture and digital practices such as sound and video. He will share about his artistic investigations which are thematically focused on the unique sense of time within landscapes and the temporary and fragile nature of existence.
Artist Talk: Q & A
March 28, 2018 | 7 pm
Tuition: $5 suggested donation
Born to a head-strong immigrant mother and a Canadian/Irish father who worked for the railroad, Joe was brought up knowing that hard work was the way of life. Throughout his art education and tutelage under several key mentors, Joe has circled back to his upbringing and often focuses his work on the industrial landscape. In his own words, “obvious beauty is grand, but elevating the commonplace has always held a great fascination for me.” Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from a nationally-acclaimed plein air artist.
Artist Talk and Installation:
The Spaces Left Behind
April 21, 2018 | 1 pm
Jonathan will complete his invited residency at the Art Colony by presenting a print-based installation surrounding issues of bodily disappearance and loss of identity. Through a social-political lens John investigates the spaces left behind by bodies to reveal lived experiences, memory, and trauma.
Third Wednesday of the month | December 2017– March 2018
12 pm | Brown bag lunch
Community conversations are a way for our local community and Art Colony members to connect and dialogue about various aspects of the arts in a guided discussion format. Please join us for this opportunity to build and invest in our local arts community.
Minnesota Percent for Art Information Session
Ben Owen, MSAB Percent for Art Program Officer
December 20, 2018
stay for his free workshop afterwards "Perfect for Art RFPs"
Creating Space and Shifting Patterns
Linda Ricklefs Baudry
January 17, 2018
Our Arts Community
February 21, 2018
Is it Finished and How Do I Share It?
Neil Sherman and friends
March 21, 2018