Mrakmur presents: “Mystery of Cats,” Cat Art Festival, Sunday, June 30, 12-8 pm, A-Mill Artist Lofts, 315 SE Main St., Mpls. It’s all about cats, cats and nothing but the cats. The event will feature cat-themed artwork exhibition and market (50+ local artists), cat non-profits and rescues, cat music and cat videos, cat tarot, live painting and face painting, arts and crafts station, silent auction (all proceeds go to Diabetic Cat Help, diabeticcathelp.com). Free and open to the public. Info: facebook.com/events/1236313469850470/, mrakmur.com/mysteryofcats.
Mario Robinson: June 8-12. Award winning watercolorist, teacher, and author, New Jersey-based artist Mario Robinson is a master of the figurative watercolor. Working alongside students, Mario will share his methods to create finished watercolor figure paintings. Price TBA, materials list provided. Studio Pintura, 1500 Jackson St. NE, #294. Info: StudioPintura.com, email@example.com.
Showing now through Friday, May 31, The Hive Salon, 1621 E Hennepin Ave., Suite B20. Celebrated local artist Natalia Berglund is fresh to the scene in Minneapolis. And she’s been busy. Berglund is just off a show at the Museum of Russian Art, and recently showed at the world-class LA Art Show in January. Berglund is a multidisciplinary visual artist who works in a variety of different media, with a primary focus on portraiture. Her latest body of work is inspired by Orthodox iconography and fashion photography.
“All the work presented in this show supports the strong, feminine ethos of both the artist and the salon. Stop in and experience the powerful colors, faces, and gold leaf that makes this artist so incredible,” said curator, Katie Garrett. Visit the salon for eco-friendly hair services, and check out Natalia’s work including works from different series and a variety of meda. Email for purchase: firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: mplsart.com/events/art-at-the-hive-natalia-berglund, nataliaberglund.com/, thehivesalon.com/.
Call for Art: Artists are invited to submit art for Studio Pintura’s Watercolor Exhibition, 1500 Jackson St. NE #294. Application Deadline: Sunday, May 18. Exhibition Dates: June 6-July 13, there will be cash and other awards. Info: StudioPintura.com.
Artist’s Learning Opportunity: “The Figure in Watercolor” with Mario Robinson: Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9. $480 plus materials, enroll at StudioPintura.com. “The Figure in Watercolor” will focus on painting the live model, who will maintain the same pose for the duration of the workshop. Students will execute a detailed drawing of the model and will learn how to employ a monochromatic block-in. The class will culminate with a full application of color, using thin glazes of color. The objective of the workshop is to demonstrate how a methodical approach increases the depth and sense of realism in watercolor paintings. The instructor will demonstrate each day and provide personal instruction throughout the day.
The 7th Annual Art Flare Northeast: “An Event at the Edge of the Whirl,” will illuminate the northern boundary of NEMAA’s Art-A-Whirl® on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 10 am-4 pm. Eleven artists will sell metal sculpture and garden art, arbors, woodwork, dinnerware and artful pots, ceramic garden stacks, jewelry, accessories, and fiber art in the backyard of 3223 Fillmore St. NE. Live music performances will be sprinkled throughout the two day event. Family friendly. Leashed, well-behaved pets with attentive owners are welcome. All artists and musicians are detailed on Art Flare NE’s Facebook page.
This event cross pollinates art in the Waite Park neighborhood with another event on the northern edge of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District: “4 Angels Does NEMAA’s Art-A-Whirl® 2019” at 2653 Stinson Boulevard. Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 10 am-3 pm, 16 artists, The Eggroll Queen food truck, and the MN Art Truck. Also nearby is “NEMAA’s Art-A-Whirl® OUTSIDE: Strange Girls Art Market” at Twin Spirits Distillery, 2931 Central Ave. NE. Saturday, May 18 only, 1-8 pm, 14 artists.
Repurpose is pleased to present its debut gallery show, “The Analog Difference,” a group exhibition featuring four local emerging artists. The show will run Thursday, May 16 through Thursday, June 6. There will be an opening celebration with the artists on Thursday, May 16, 6-8 pm. Four artists will be featured in the exhibit: Ben Holmberg, Jess Zottola, Jonathon Rosemond, and Sarah Nicole. Their work ranges from explorations of unconventional painting methods such as digital void creations to quiet abstract romanticism. The process-based component of each artist’s method of making and searching for balance creates a poetic overlapping narrative. Gallery Location: 700 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis. Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 12-4 pm; Saturday: 1-6 pm.
Davie Duke shows a selection of new paintings from his “Black and White” series. The series touches on multiculturalism and a polarized society. Duke has also created a site specific installation which invites one to investigate space and time together. Opening reception, Friday, May 10, 6-10 pm. Evenings, May 20-24, 6-8 pm, and during NEMAA’s Art-A-Whirl®, May 18 and 19, and 12-5 pm on May 25 and 26 at 2001 A SPACE, 2001 5th St. NE.
“First Daughter and the Black Snake,” made by local filmmaker Keri Pickett. This passionate film tells the story of native activist and vice-presidential candidate, Winona LaDuke as she leads the fight against the Enbridge oil pipeline. The screening will take place at Casket Cinema, 681 17th Ave. NE, #145, in the old Northwestern Casket Building, Thursday, May 2, doors at 7:30 pm, film at 8 pm. Special guest: Filmmaker, Keri Pickett. Cost: Donation of $5-20 will go to pay the filmmaker. Bring friends and BYOB. Info: blacksnakefilm.com.
Edison High School’s Annual Autism Art Show will be held Thursday, April 25, 4-7 pm at the Michael Birawer Gallery, 1618 Central Ave. NE, #130. The Autism Art Show is a showcase of student artwork to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. Local artist Michael Birawer has graciously opened his gallery to allow students to highlight their work. This event is free and all are welcome. Info: MPS.Edison@mpls.k12.mn.us.