Moving from a Sunday to a Tuesday, and into the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE, the next PechaKucha asks the question, “Are Galleries Dead?” and answers it with, “Not in Northeast!” Nine Northeast gallery directors will present 20 slides in 20 seconds each on how they formed, who they represent and how they survive. The program will feature 2001 A Space, Circa, IceBox, Kolman & Pryor, NE Sculpture Gallery Factory, Qarma, Rogue Buddha, Rosalux, and Tres Leches Gallery.
Herman Milligan, prominent art collector and Northeast Arts District (NE-AD) board member, will lead a discussion following the presentations to help inform the NE-AD leadership and the public on what is needed to sustain a thriving gallery culture. The definition of “gallery” may be constantly changing to meet consumer preferences. At this PechaKucha they will explore how Northeast galleries have managed these changes and what NE-AD can do to help.
Bring your questions to the Ritz, Tuesday, July 23, 6 pm. The free event, with refreshments, will conclude by 8 pm, after which people will gather next door at Rogue Buddha Gallery for a reception and informal conversation. Donations ($5 recommended) are appreciated to offset venue expenses and the PechaKucha license.
Pecha Kucha Nights are a project of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District’s HATCH committee, which is exploring the need for an arts center or online clearinghouse.