Friday, January 25, 2013

Get Lucky 2013

Assortment, acrylic/graphite on panel, 12x16", 2013

I have donated this painting to Soo Visual Art Center for the silent auction at their annual "Get Lucky" gala fundraising event. The party features food, drinks, a silent auction with art from dozens of local (MN) artists, games, raffles and super fabulous prizes. 

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 7pm - 11pm

Tickets available here.
Preview some of the art here.
If you can not attend but would like to make a proxy bid on any of the artworks please email before the event.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Album Art > Greycoats

Minneapolis band, Greycoats, have created a very special project to celebrate their newest release.  They've asked 12 artists to interpret each of the 12 songs on the album, World of Tomorrow.  

This is my contribution for their song, "Hideaway":

The Light of Day, My Hideaway, 12x16", acrylic/graphite on panel, 2013


The artworks will be on display at the their CD release show 
Sat, Jan 26th at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis and then it will be a little "traveling" exhibition.

Poster art by Braden Lee.

Jan 28 - Feb 15
Grain Belt Bottling House

79 13th Ave NE

Monday through Friday | 8am - 5pm
Saturday | 9am - 5pm

Feb 18 - Mar 1
Forage Modern Workshop

4023 East Lake Street

Tuesday through Saturday | 10am - 7pm
Sunday | 11am - 5pm

Acoustic tours of the exhibit every Saturday at 1pm

"For the truly curious, we'll be leading walking tours of the entire exhibit every Saturday at 1pm, playing an acoustic set of the album and offering our interpretations."

Facebook event/details here.
Thank you, Greycoats, for the opportunity to participate in this project. 
I had a blast listening to "my song" and I hope the resulting painting is a worthy tribute.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Participatory Public Art > Exquisite Corpse

I am going to be hosting a public art project with the folks from
Paper Darts at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for their monthly Third Thursday series. Can you believe it?!

"You will drink. 
You will choose your own adventure. 
You will party hard. You will play exquisite corpse. 
You will write. 
You will dance to tunes. 
You will go home and write about this night in your diary."

Ever heard of Exquisite Corpse game?
"Exquisite corpse, (from the original French term cadavre exquis) or rotating corpse, is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule (e.g. "The adjective noun adverb verb the adjective noun") or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed."

I'll be hosting a fun version of this game and inviting guests to participate by helping me to complete a big giant drawing.
(Hint: it involves "coloring.")
C'mon down to the MIA on Thurs, Jan 17th from 7-9 pm.
Bring your kids? Fun for the whole family, me thinks! 

WAIT! That's not all!
As part of this exclusive "Third Thursday: Art and Lit with Paper Darts" you'll also get:

·         “Choose Your Own Adventure" through the galleries with stories written by local writers Ed Bok Lee, John Jodzio, Maggie Ryan Sandford, and Katie Heaney.

·         Guests can engage in “Exquisite Corpse” with local artist Jennifer Davis who has turned this surrealist pastime in a participatory mural. (This is the thing I already told you about.)

·         Local artists Allen Brewer will be transcribing visitor’s descriptions of art into visuals (the results will be featured in an upcoming MAEP exhibition).

·         Theater of Public Policy will provide improvisational story-telling as guests ride in the museum’s historic elevator.

·         Hip-hop wordsmiths Kill the Vultures enrich the setting with live music.

 Maggie Ryan Sanford's sketch for her "Chose Your Own Adventure" adventure. Daaaang!

Here is the Facebook event page so you can keep up to date with all of the juicy developments.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Calendars

Happy New Year! Do you need a new calendar?
My paintings are featured in two neato 2013 calendars.

This here Crackpot 2013 Calendar features a new artwork for each week and a fold out stand on the back so you can set it on your desk. Available for $19.90 here.

There's my Owl for the week of Dec 9th, 2013! Woo Hoo!

I was also invited to contribute to the annual Frankie Magazine Calendar again this year. It is such a beauty! Featuring artwork by The Black Apple, Nancy Mungcal, Anke Weckmann, The Pin Pals, Julianna Swaney, Jill Labieniec, Lucy King, Kate Pugsley, Donna Wilson, Ana Albero and Irana Douer...and me!

I took this terrible photo of my page. Uff da.

The Frankie Calendar is available here for $29.95.