Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s first exhibition of 2017 is “Worlding,” a bold foray into alternative realities that compels those to experience identity and culture, landscape and consumerism; and popular culture and technology with fresh eyes. Co-curated by gallery co-owner and curator, Patrick K. Pryor, and gallery artist, Kate Casanova, “Worlding,” brings together six artists working in diverse media who create work informed by their culturally specific perspectives: Preston Drum, Andy Ducett, Andrea Carlson, Nicole Gordon, Sarah Faye McPherson and Lamar Peterson. The exhibition opens Thursday, Jan. 5 and closes Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. A free artist reception will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 7-9 p.m. For a preview of the show contact Anita Sue Kolman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-385-4239 or Patrick K. Pryor, email@example.com, 612-280-7812. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is located in Studio 395, Northrop King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE.
The 2nd Annual Maker’s Market at the Pillsbury A-Mill Artist Lofts, 315 SE Main St., will take place Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Dec. 11, noon-5 p.m. Paintings, pottery, sculpture, photography, fiber arts, millinery, artisan goods and more. There will also be refreshments, patisserie items, an hourly raffle, a fashion show, and entertainment by resident musicians hosted by BridgeArts. $2 entry fee. Look up “2nd Annual A-Mill Maker’s Market” on Facebook for more information.
Put yourself in an artist’s shoes. The Artists of A-Mill will be hosting a Rummage Sale, Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Residents will be selling their flea market fare of household goods, books, tchotchke, and more. Refreshments will be on site at the A-Mill Artist Lofts, 315 Main Street SE, Mpls. Use the southeast corner door on Main Street and look for Rummage Sale signs. Also, mark your calendars for their 2nd Annual Makers Market, Dec. 10 and 11.
John Largaespada will be displaying his new work Nov. 11-Dec. 11. Opening reception is Friday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Rogue Buddha Gallery, 357 13th Ave. NE. Largaespada’s practice is concerned with exploring the computer’s ability to push photography toward a more pure image-making medium reminiscent of painting. Digital manipulation allows him to move from a literal, photographic presentation to imagery that more accurately captures the true emotion of a scene. In the end, the environments portrayed in his work are imagined, not wholly found or staged. Largaespada has exhibited locally and nationally. He has received two Jerome Foundation grants and a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, his work is also in the permanent collection of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC. For more information visit, www.facebook.com/events/1831776457035899/.
Sunday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., or Saturday, Nov. 19, noon-2 p.m. at Clay Squared to Infinity, 34 13th Ave. NE. Ages 8 to 98 will learn magical techniques with colorful oven baked clay. Roll, flatten, wrap and then slice to reveal amazing designs like stars, flowers and swirls. Then take your slices and cover anything you choose from the collection of objects, including frames, jars, boxes, utensils and pins. Or make a creature like a frog or owl. $50 supplies included. If you have a group of three or more email Layl@claysquared.com for a discount. For information and to register visit, claysquared.com.
WARM, a Twin Cities based non-profit cooperative focusing on women artists, will be hosting an event featuring over 30 women artists of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds at various stages of their lives and artistic development. The opening reception will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Grain Belt Bottling House, 79 13th Ave., NE. The launching and landing opening reception will feature a fundraiser of small art work created by the mentors and protégées. The show will run October 1-29. For more information go to www.thewarm.org.