Douglas Flanders & Associates and Studio Pintura Fine Art Gallery are pleased to present this collection of creative, stylish, and beautifully crafted new work by Suzanne Howe. The Secret Life of Objects: Suzanne Howe. Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 11 am-6 pm. And by appointment: 612-801-1053. Through Nov. 10. Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, #293.
Saturday, Sept. 21, 5-9 pm., Third Floor Gallery (332) Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St NE. Call for Art Member Deadline: Saturday, Sept. 14. This show will display a wide breadth of work being done by hundreds of Northeast artists, all in a 10-inch by 10-inch format. New emerging artists will be side by side with seasoned professionals. An added wrinkle will be the fun and mysterious nature of the show; artwork will be labeled on the back, so buyers will choose pieces they love and only discover the artists’ identity at check-out. Can you spot work by an artist you follow? Discover new artists and take home original art. Every piece will be for sale for $35 and all proceeds go to NEMAA. Info: nemaa.org/nemaa_10x10.
The Twin Cities Burlesque Academy (TCBA) is thrilled to present the legendary Judith Stein, “The Lady Divine,” as the featured performer in “The Peacock Cabaret,” Saturday, Sept. 14, Lush Event Center, 990 Central Ave. NE. Ms. Stein, 71 years old and a Burlesque Hall of Fame international honoree, will also teach her acclaimed workshop, “The Art of Connection,” Sunday, Sept. 15, at TCBA, Straightline Dance Fitness, 34 13th Ave. NE, Suite #104. Known in the global burlesque scene for her humorous solos, outspoken wit, and captivating storytelling, Ms. Stein will lead the cast of The Peacock Cabaret, hosted by industry giant Miss Astrid (NYC), starring award-winning TCBA headmistress Ophelia Flame, plus academy faculty and local luminaries Elektra Cute, Anytime Jones, and more. Audiences can expect humor, glamour, and vintage-style striptease juxtaposed with a modern sensibility. Feathers and rhinestones cover all the right places, and the wink of an eye gives the crowd permission to shout, whistle, or erupt in applause. For tickets, registration, and information, visit twincitiesburlesqueacademy.com.
Two-day student showcase featuring the art of Anna Laura. Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 2, 7-11 pm. Gallery Hours: Saturday, Aug. 3, 3-8 pm. “Just like a dream cannot separate from a mind, the earth cannot separate from its universe; we cannot separate ourselves from one another. We are all one living breathing consciousness that knows no time, no limitations, no strangers. This series of paintings is a conversation with you from you to serve as a gentle reminder of your brilliant oneness. Embrace life like a mirror into your true self. Know that every face you see is your own face, every twinkling star is the gleam in your own eye, every leaf rustles from your exhale, and the drum of our heartbeats marches in tandem, echoing in the farthest corners of the universe. But you already knew this … remember?” Anna Laura is a young artist currently enrolled at the Atelier of Fine Arts, studying under Cyd Wicker. She is also in her senior year at Savannah College of Art and Design studying Sequential Art. Joining Anna Laura will be new works by returning Rogue Buddha Artist and Atelier Fine Arts Instructor, Kenny Schweiger. Rogue Buddha Gallery, 357 13th Ave NE. Info: roguebuddha.com.
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.
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.
REFINEDr, an initiative of The Fulton Group, LLC is pleased to announce its first edition in 2019 of Art4Good to benefit Minneapolis-based Art to Change the World (ACW). Artists include, Katayoun Amjadi, Loretta Bebeau, Melissa Borman, Laurie Borggreve, Barbara Rogers Bridges, Julie Buffalohead, Remo Campopiano, Pat Carney, Teresa Cox, Paige Dansinger, Lyle Ferguson, Nathanael Flink, Cameron Gainer, Greg Gossel, Christopher Harrison, Karl Herber, Daniel Kerkhoff, Anne Kleinhenz, Candy Kuehn, Jay Larson, Layl McDill, Ann Meany , Andrea Stanislav, Jill Stebbins, Frank Stone, Kellie Rae Theiss, Xavier Tavera, Susan Wagner, Terri Wentzka, Christopher A. Williams, and Harold Zisla.
Friday, June 28, 6-9 pm. The Q.arma Building, Quarter Gallery, 2nd Flr., 1224 Quincy St. NE. Info: qarmabuilding.com, Contact Herman Milligan, Managing Partner, The Fulton Group, LLC, 612-272-8491, email@example.com. Purchase: Credit Cards only.
Thursday, June 27, 5-7:30 pm. Join Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association NEMAA Night at Bauhaus Brew Labs, 1315 Tyler St. NE. The second in a series of art nights at Bauhaus Brew Labs welcomes NEMAA member and colored clay sculptor Anjee Mai Emerson to demo her whimsical monster figures. Participants will learn how to make their own monsters and be able to take home their creations, all while enjoying Bauhaus beer, mingling with other artists and art lovers, and catching up with the NEMAA board. Come meet Anjee Mai, and learn a new skill in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
This special event is part of “On the Haus,” Bauhaus Brew Labs’ program to support their wider community. $1 of every beer purchased will be donated to NEMAA to help fund the operational costs that make Art-A-Whirl possible. Art materials supplied by Wet Paint. Tickets are $15 for art-making only, or $20 for art-making and one beer. Info: nemaa.org/event/nemaa-night-at-bauhaus-brew-labs-anjee-mai-creations/.
June 20 and June 29. As part of the Art is My Weapon exhibition, curated by Minneapolis photographer, Nikki McComb, Homewood Studios is offering a healing workshop. The Art is My Weapon exhibition opens at Homewood on June 20. Join them from 5:30-7:30 pm for the opening reception. Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave. N. Info: 612-587-0230.
Saturday, June 29, Community Healing Workshop, all ages, 2-4 pm workshop, 4-5 pm pizza and conversation. The workshop is free but there is a maximum registration of 15. Register by emailing George Roberts, George@homewoodstudios.com and use Invent & Present Workshop, in the subject line.
Invent & Present! Is a partnership project which seeks to provide the opportunity to work with “TODAY, I’m Alright,” a large interactive healing cabinet created by twin cities sculptor, Barbara Bridges. Participants, lead by Barbara, Laura Mann-Hill from the Children’s Theater Company and George Roberts from Homewood Studios, imagine and embody their dreams for the future.