Wearable art show, two-day event at Fiber Works Mpls, 2423 6th St. NE, Wednesday, Dec. 12 and Thursday, Dec. 13, 4-8 pm, fiberworksmpls.com. Martje van de Meerendonk is a Dutch visual artist and philosopher living in the Minneapolis area. She is both the productive hand and creative mind behind her concept-label M-art, a collection of unique and wearable art.
M-art is all about making textile objects, both as decorative items and one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing and accessories. Martje uses reclaimed textiles and organically produced natural fibers such as cotton and linen. She embraces “sewing mistakes” and regards them as enablers of creative processes which enable her to keep an open mind toward constructing garments and textile pieces.
Her show presents new designs that are part of a collection focused on simplicity in shapes and materials, as well as her work with solid textiles. Her elaborate and exclusive pieces will be featured as well as samples and prototypes. Wearable art for the whole family.
Truckstop Gallery, 20 Grove St., #72, Nicollet Island, Mpls. Opening reception: Saturday, Nov. 17, 7-10 pm. Screening and Live Performance at 8:30 pm. Drawing from his latest animated film, “Intruder Man,” Peter’s exhibit explores themes of paranoia and dementia through interactive installation, immersive video, performance, and text. The film “Intruder Man” will screen at 8:30 pm with a live musical performance by Kira Lace Hawkins (voice) and Andrew Cannestra (piano). Info: email@example.com.
Hay un vacío (There’s a void) is a collection of photographs created throughout South America and Mexico over the period of one year. These images reflect his own process of understanding solitude, accepting his own mortality, and searching for a sense of purpose and place. “By starting where I began, on the outside looking in, I have chosen images that evoke feelings of loneliness and the omnipresence of mortality, while also giving light to an unknown and seemingly hopeful future. Hay un vacío mirrors the elusive nature of the self and my ever-present search to fill that void.”
Save the dates for the 21st Annual Art Attack: Friday, Nov. 2, 5-10 pm; Saturday, Nov. 3, noon-8 pm; Sunday, Nov. 4, noon-5 pm. Be sure to attend this weekend packed with the visual artworks of over 300 visual artists and the sounds of a variety of singer/songwriters and composers. Put on your walking shoes and allow plenty of time to explore the four floors of the Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, talk with the artists, listen to the music and try your hand at an interactive art activity.
Interactive Art Experiences: The Studio School will hosta variety of interactive art experiences in the Third Floor Gallery (#332) throughout the weekend. Let your creative spirit shine.
Music: Friday, Nov. 2, 6-8 pm: Ben Abrahamson – Flamenco Guitar; Saturday, Nov. 3, 1-3 pm: Jeffrey Chapman – Native American Flute Player; Sunday, Nov. 4, 1-3 pm: Ken Takata – Jazz.
Food: Friday, Nov. 2: Gastrotruck; Saturday, Nov. 3: Potter’s Pasties, SiP Coffeebar, Gastrotruck; Sunday, Nov. 4: Gastrotruck, SiP Coffeebar.
Truckstop Gallery, 20 Grove St. #72, Nicollet Island, Saturday, Oct. 13- Saturday, Oct. 20. Opening reception: Saturday, Oct. 13, 6-10 pm, with the performance beginning at 6:30 pm. Work is a performance by Jason Kittel that will conclude during the opening with the remnants available for viewing upon conclusion of the performance. Jason creates works of art with a focus on current social situations and an individual’s experience within. This performance will address the balance of physical labor and the creation of a work of art. Artist talk: Saturday, Oct. 20, 5 pm. Otherwise open by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: truckstop.gallery.
Minneapolis collective MPD150 presents “Making It Real: Our History with Police and Our Future Without Them,” an art exhibit exploring the power and possibility of a police-free community. Opening Friday, Oct. 5, and running through Sunday, Oct. 21, the exhibit will be held at New Rules in North Minneapolis, 2015 Lowry Ave. N., and feature new work from Jacob Yeates, Sishir Bommakanti, Aja Marie Ussrey, Ali Abdirahman, and Sophea Ek. There will be an opening event on Friday, Oct. 5, 6-10 pm, with performances and a panel discussion. The closing event will take place Sunday, Oct. 21, 1-5 pm with a community discussion and resource sharing. Info: mpd150.com/exhibit, email@example.com, or contact the exhibit coordinator, Molly Glasgow, at 651-492-6636.
Minneapolis-based award-winning Composer/Director JG Everest comes to Fridley as Artist In Residence to develop and present a site-specific “Fall Sound Garden,” performance installation at Manomin Park, 6666 E. River Rd, Fridley, as part of a four-part suite of site-specific “sound gardens” composed for each of the four seasons, at four different outdoor locations around Minnesota.
The Manomin Park/Rice Creek Sound Garden is a family-friendly free outdoor event open to all ages and will take place from Noon-5 pm on Sunday, Sept. 30. The Sound Garden will celebrate the coming of Autumn, and the history, geography, and ecology of Manomin Park, Rice Creek, and the Mississippi River, at the time of year when this sacred place traditionally served as annual hunting and harvest grounds for the wild rice harvest by both Dakota and Ojibwe people for centuries. The Sound Garden will feature a temporary sound installation, combining live musicians and a small choir with 40 small, battery-powered remote speakers distributed throughout the park.
The event will feature other site-specific art elements created by local community members through a series of four free outdoor community Art + Nature workshops held onsite at Manomin Park in the week leading up to the event. Each workshop will consist of a guided nature walk followed by art-making activities led by teaching artists in each discipline: Poetry, Dance, Sculpture, and Sound/Music. Workshops will be free and open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.