The former Silverwood Camera Club has moved location and dates, and all are welcome. Anyone interested in photography and the good company of other enthusiasts are welcome to join on first Saturdays of the month, 9-11:30 am, First Lutheran Church, 1555 40th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights. Next meeting, March 7. Meetings feature a relaxed atmosphere, with guest speakers and informative programs, sharing of shots, and summer field trips. $5 suggested donation each month. Contact: Steve, 763-242-1690 or email@example.com.
“You and Me and Them and Us,” a one-person show of hand-cut collages and photorealistic colored pencil portraits by Minneapolis-based artist Russ White. Displaying through March 28, free and open to the public. The Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona Campus, 700 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN. Gallery contact: Rob McColl, firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery hours: 9 am-8 pm daily.
From large hyper-realistic renderings in colored pencil to abstracted paper collages cut and assembled by hand, the collection of work explores representation of the human form, navigating different ways of capturing human energy and emotion. Is realistic representation the most effective, or can a looser approach to mark-making create more of an impact?
Russ White is an artist, designer, and writer based in Minneapolis. He works as editor of written content for MPLSART.com as well as editor-in-chief of In Studio magazine, an annual publication from the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association. Info: russ-white.com.
Sunday, Feb. 16, 3-7 pm, Jackson Flats Gallery, 901, 18 1/2 Ave. NE. Ron Brown is a local Minneapolis, hip-hop illustrator. He brings forth a style he dubs “Afro-Animae,” a hybrid of his artwork and music production. He has been a participant, over the past few years, in the St Paul Art Crawl and the Uptown Art Fair.
For its first exhibition in 2020, Kolman & Pryor Gallery, Studio 395, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, will present the next in the gallery’s popular program: The Color Series. This year, the series showcases the color, Yellow.
The exhibition runs through March 21, with an artist reception, Saturday, Feb. 8, 7-9 pm. All of Kolman & Pryor’s gallery artists will participate in the exhibit. Info: kolmanpryorgallery.com.
Spend a Saturday strolling through a historic Northeast building, meet local artists and craftspeople and listen to live music, all while getting your holiday shopping done, Saturday, Dec. 14, noon-6 pm. 45-plus local creatives will be featured at Mercury Mosaics, 1620 Central Ave. NE, Ste 125, and selling their wares, including ceramics, jewelry, fine art, clothing, coffee, and metalwork. Tattersall Distilling and akcollective, also located in the historic Thorp Building, will host holiday events, as well. This event is free and open to the public.
Fiber Works MPLS, 2432 6th St. NE, will have an open studio, 10 am-5 pm, on “Small Business Saturday,” Saturday, Nov. 30. Try your hand at a weaving project. Take a class and get a $5 discount card for checking in, good for any class. Stop in to see what FWM is all about.
Casket Arts presents: Small Business Saturday, Shop Small, Shop Local. Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 am-6 pm, 681 17th Ave. NE. Info: casketArts.com. Join them for their first-ever “Small Business Saturday,” event. Skip ‘Black Friday’ and support small, independent businesses. Jump start your holiday shopping. Local artists and makers throughout the Casket Arts Community will open their doors to help you find those perfect, one-of-a-kind gifts. View and purchase paintings, sculpture, jewelry, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, photography, mixed media, and more. Find something for everyone on your gift list at a variety of price points and don’t forget to get something for yourself, too. Live music and Cairo Café food truck.
Although best known for her fabric sculptures, costumes, creative millinery, and ceramics, Candy Kuehn has recently been experimenting with iPhone photography and apps. The results are fantastical images that blend the realistic and the abstract to create magical landscapes of color, movement, and mystery. The Hewing, 300 N. Washington Ave., will host a free happy hour, catered reception with cash bar, that’s open to the public on Monday, Nov. 18, 6-8 pm. An artist-led tour will happen at 7 pm. The exhibit will run through Sunday, Feb. 2. Info: kolmanpryorgallery.com.