Here is a list of demonstrations and performances going on May 19-20-21 during the hours of Art-A-Whirl® Fri. 5-10, Sat. 12-8, Sun. 12-5 (exceptions & times-certain are noted). Maps on pages 10-11.
Create Abstract Art: View demo of abstract art piece created in the Opening Minds Through Art program; create a piece if you desire. St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 610 Broadway St. NE, www.scrippsoma.org
Acrylic Mono-prints: Acrylic paint rolled onto a gelatin plate and then “printed” onto paper. Multiple layers of color, textures and shapes create unique prints. Fillmore House, 2645 Fillmore St. NE, susanmwarner.com
Graffiti Artists, Spin Art, and Screenprint Stations, Saturday, May 20, Betty Danger’s Country Club, 2501 Marshall St. NE, bettydangers.com
Blacksmithing Demonstrations: Kevin Gruber will be banging and clanging with a purpose, see up close the techniques of drawing and pulling metal using the anvil, hammer and a blazing hot forge, Saturday, May 20 @12, 2 & 4, Sunday, May 21 @ 12 & 4. Open all weekend, FK Art Glass, 2210 Bryant Ave N
Glass Blowing Demonstrations on the hour, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, #157 www.goldenflowstudios.com
Hand cut stencils both image (2) and phrase (2) from Buddhist thought and teachings for the public to use with spray paints to create a unique piece of art to take home on 8×10 poster board. Saturday May 20, 2 p.m. to 3:00 or while supplies last, Betty Danger’s Country Club, 2501 Marshall St. NE
Schedule a time to try neon glass bending. After a short demo we will let you get in the fire and explore bending glass. Limited time slots available. Scheduled times Sat. May 20 at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 and Sun. May 21 at 12:00 and 1:00. Ne-Art Custom Neon, 38 NE 27th Ave., ne-art.com
Building a large Ceramic Wall Relief on an Easel Saturday May 20 2-8 p.m. only. Thorp Building,1618 Central Ave. #224, denisetennen.com
See how a mug, bowl, plate, or vase is made Saturday, May 20, #210 in the Solar Arts Building,711 15th Ave NE, www.studio2ceramics.com
Wheel-throwing demos upon request, while sales assistant present. Saturday, May 20, Sunday, May 21, Q.arma Building, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Studio B70, www.ashpottery.com
Time for the little ones to make art! Sarah Chandler’ interactive painting and drawing workshop for toddlers and elementary school kids Sun., May 21, noon to 3pm in the performance hall of A-Mill Artist Lofts, 315 Main St. SE, https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsOfAMill/
Hot Pots: Lee Persell will be firing raku. Glazed pots being pulled from a 1900 degree raku kiln, placed in sawdust and covered only to be uncovered moments later. Sat. May 20, @ 1 & 5 p.m., Sun., May 21, 2 p.m.,FK Art Glass, 2210 Bryant Ave. N.
I draw line after line to create movement and dimension in my work & can do a sample large scale piece for others to see the process. Sunday, May 21, 612 Brew, 945 Broadway St NE, Suite 188, www.wanderingline.etsy.com
Drawing demonstration: How to compose and draw a still life of fruit. First it will be in black & white, and then I’ll use color. Then we will do abstract. Sat., May 20 2 p.m for one hour., Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE #343 www.lorettabebeau.com
Watch as I weave a new project on a floor loom. Test your skills on a hand loom set up for you to weave. Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE #191 www.MosesWeaving.com
Aluminum Pour at FK Art Glass, an exciting after dark demonstration. Glowing molten metal and flying sparks as we pour an aluminum case to blow glass into during Art A Whirl weekend. Friday, May 19, 9 p.m., FK Art Glass, 2210 Bryant Ave N., www.fkartglass.com
Glassblowing Demonstrations: Stacy & Christopher Kelly will be blowing glass. No fancy molds or machinery here. Just good old fashioned muscles, a few simple hand tools and the sweat of their brows. FK Art Glass, 2210 Bryant Ave N., fkartglass.com
Glassblowing demos and a free hands-on glass polishing activity for people of all ages. Participants in the hands on activity will polish a glass bead to use as a necklace or piece of interest. 2010 ArtBlok Building, 2010 E Hennepin Ave., mnglassart.org
Glass Bead Making Demonstrations: Mary Ila Duntemann will be creating distinctive glass beads with the torch several times throughout the weekend. Fri. May 19, 8 p.m., Sat. May 20, 12:30 p.m., Sun., May 21 1 p.m. FK Art Glass, 2210 Bryant Ave N
Modern Micro Mosaic Jewelry, also carving waxes to create Fine Custom Jewelry. Solar Arts Building 711 15th Ave NE, #202 www.burkhartdesignstudio.com
Watch a vintage 1950s letterpress and learn about the printing process. Take home a cool coaster, ‘HOT OFF THE PRESS!’ Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson Street NE #271 angelbomb.com
Layl McDill demonstrates the magical clay technique of millefiori. She will work all weekend to create a picture in the clay that will be reduced from a diameter of about 8 inches to as tiny as 1/4 inch! Stop in to see the magic! Keg House Arts Building, 34 Thirteenth Ave. #109 www.claysquared.com
Sarah will demonstrate the use of the hydraulic press, then visitors age eight and older can use the press to emboss their very own ‘Minnesota Love’ pendant.Sat., May 20 Noon-2 p.m. Casket Arts Building, 681 17th Ave NE #310 www.chapmanmetals.com
Viewers are invited into the spacious 3rd Floor Gallery in the Northrup King Building to see art being made right before their eyes. A rotating roster of artists working in a variety of mediums will be working, explaining their processes, and performing in the space, creating a dynamic, interactive, family-friendly experience for the public. 1500 Jackson St. NE, Third Floor Art Gallery, #332 https://nemaa.org/art-a-whirl/artNmotion
Live oil painting demos and small personalized wood pallet sign making. Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson Street NE #385 www.bellottiart.com
Pottery Demo: Two potter’s wheels for demonstrating and giving one-on-one half-hour lessons. Bev and Kathy will demonstrate and then assist the participant in making an earthenware planter form, decorating it with a roller. They will stamp their initials and the piece will be fired and they will be able to keep the piece. 24 Half hour one-on-one lessons on the potter’s wheel Fri, May 19 6-9 p.m. (6 lessons) Sat., May 20 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. (8 lessons); Sun., May 21 1-5pm (10 lessons) This event will be in the center of our studio with chairs for public viewing. Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NEClay@3/ Dock 3 or Studio 170 Kathymommsen.com
Classically trained fine art painter demonstrating the creation of large, realistic floral paintings. Northrup King Building1500 Jackson St NE #400A www.dyanpadgett.com
Painting live throughout the weekend, demonstrating my method of painting in Golden Heavy Body acrylic on black gessoed panels, using a limited palette of four colors and white. Subject matter will be local landscapes and animals. Grain Belt Bottling House, 79 13th Ave NE www.katcorrigan.com http://katcorrigan.blogspot.com
Join us for an interactive experience at the brand new WORKSHOP Building. Live painting by local artist Nicholas Dahlen and be apart of the new world where Virtual Reality and Art collide by creating your own 3D art in VR! 1230 / 1300 Quincy St NE, workshop.com
A chance for Adults to try intuitive painting in my studio. Fri. 6-8PM, Sat. 1-4PM, Sun. 1-4 PM, Casket Arts Carriage House, 1720 Madison St NE, #302 www.donnawebb.com
Paper-making demo that includes anyone who wants to make paper all day Saturday, May 20, Grainbelt Bottling House, 79 13th Ave. NE
Throwing pottery demos Friday, May 19, 7 – 8 and Saturday, May 20, 1-3 & 5-7. Solar Arts, 711 15th Ave NE #210
Delia will discuss her MONOTYPES: She will illustrate how she combines the techniques of painter and printmaker in her unique working of the same image to get a series of unique, yet related, images: Seeking variations and inviting discovery in the process. Solar Arts Building, 711 15th Ave NE, 2nd Floor.
Observe and participate in Raku firing, including underglazing/glazing their own ceramic pieces and witnessing the firing process; take your work home with you! Friday evening, all day Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20-21! California Building, 2205 California Street NE, Parking lot outside Mojo Coffee.
In Plain Sight Art is now 3D scanning and printing porcelain with our new 3D porcelain printer. We will demonstrate 3D scanning, modeling and printing porcelain for Sculpture and Public Art installations. Casket Arts Building, 681 17th Ave NE #121, brianboldon.com, amybaur.com, inplainsightart.com
Making stained glass globes from start to finish throughout the weekend. This includes cutting glass, foiling, and soldering. Artspace Jackson Flats, 901 18 1/2 Ave. NE #204
Floor loom weaving demo: Q.arma Building 1224 Quincy St. NE www.3rdlifestudio.com
Three demos: Watch how I create starscapes. Learn about making milkbath and hair tonics. Get a preview of my Upcycled Arts Workshop. I’ll also answer Q’s about our rooftop honeybees and how NE neighbors can help grow our local honeybee population. Artspace Jackson Flats 901 18 1/2 Ave. NE https://www.facebook.com/penndra.ann.art/
Experiment with creating art using colorful Japanese washi tape and/or masking tape and paint. Example pieces will show techniques that both children and adults can easily master. Kate Iverson will assist with tips and tricks. Through the weekend May 19-21 during Art-A-Whirl® hours or until supplies run out. 1101 Building,1101 Stinson Blvd #8
Josie Lewis will be demonstrating how she makes vibrant, watercolor rainbow pattern paintings. There will also be a station for participation with all the supplies you need to make your own art to take home! Kid friendly (ages 7 and up). Times: Ongoing and on demand, All weekend, May 19-20-21Northrup King Building,1500 Jackson St. NE, #180
Erik and Michele Vevang will be demonstrating spoon carving including axing out a spoon blank, rough carving the spoon with a knife, and knife finishing techniques for a spoon. Decorative finishing, kolorsing and milk paint, will also be demonstrated. Behind Bars Bicycle Shop, 208 13th Ave NE, vevangmpls.com
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ART-A-WHIRL® IS PRESENTED BY NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS ARTS ASSOCIATION
The mission of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) is to promote and support the quality and diversity of artistic resources based in Northeast Minneapolis in order to benefit artists, art, and the greater community.
WHO IS NEMAA?
For over twenty years, NEMAA’s unwavering dedication to the arts in Northeast Minneapolis has been key to the growth and success of the vibrant art community you enjoy today. Originally formed with the intention of establishing a presence for local artists, NEMAA now consists of more than 900 members that include artists, galleries, nonprofit organizations, supportive individuals, and businesses.
Above information from the NEMAA 2017 Artist Directory and Guide.
Get a guide at an art building or during the event at one of the info kiosks on the map on page 10-11. (California Building, 22nd and California; Quincy Street just north of Broadway; intersection of Marshall Street and 13th Avenue.)
Silks and aerial hoop performances. Saturday, May 20 only, Artspace Jackson Flats in the courtyard, 901 18 1/2 Ave. NE
Dance Performances every hour on the half hour Saturday, May 20, Sunday, May 21. This dance piece explores the concept of time and space between people and how they relate and communicate with one another. What happens when the lines of communication become crossed? This dance piece has an installation component where viewers and art goers can experience walking through an actual web of telephone wires when the dancers are not in performance so they may create deeper connections about the physical act of the emotional struggle of crossed wires. Grain Belt Bottling House, 79 13th Ave NE, Atrium
3-D projection map on the building’s structure/facade, Indeed Brewing, 711 15th Ave. NE.
In the Port Cochere, Betty’s Art Gallery we will host a gallery show throughout Art-A-Whirl® weekend presented by NEMAA with an opening on Friday night including performance art and video. Friday, May 19, Betty Danger’s Country Club, 2501 Marshall St NE, bettydangers.com
Romerdome Allstars and Legends In Time presents local art and music talent all 3 days! NE Palace, 2500 4th St NE
Song Writers and Producers Tim Chapp and Desdamona Racheli will be performing original music on Saturday May 20, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., and on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m., 326 Monroe St. NE, 55413 Feedleaf.com/hhh
See art and more from and for all ages. Learn stilt walking. Enjoy music and getting to know neighbors. Hear about Giraffe Heroes. Please check Facebook event for info.Saturday, May 20, Sunday, May 21, Giraffe Gallery2223 5th Street NE, https://www.facebook.com/events/640524349480047/
The Prince Series. Each painting will be displayed with headphones available for the viewer to listen to the song that inspired each painting. Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson Street NE, Studio 390 www.lindaclaytonart.com
The Open Letters to the Men of Craigslist audio installation features four recorded story excerpts. The installation will be open all weekend. On Friday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 20 at 4:00 p.m. there will be a Dear Craig letter writing party. A-Mill Artist Lofts 315 Main St SE http://alisonbergblomjohnson.com/craigslist/