everything about last night was .. not normal. started out with a few people meeting up @ a friend’s place and somehow we decided that piling seven or so people into one vehicle was a good idea.. many weird dramas took place between 10pm and 3am (that will not be detailed here.. you’re welcome) but we managed to squeeze in 3 art shows:
rhea pappas @ the fallout urban art center
the senior show for rhea, celebrating her graduation from mcad. i had no idea her images were so huge.. some great images here (i am trying to convince her to become a suicide girls photographer on the side – we’ll see) check out her books on her site
the support show @ art of this gallery
silent auction to benefit “free arts mn” non-profit group, with works by john grider, Tara Costello and many more.. insanely good prices on these works – unfortunately – i’m broke from x-mas shopping :(
decent turnout though and the awesome little thrift store next door stayed open (which came in super handy when gina had a serious wardrobe malfunction – thanks to the very nice girl @ the counter who re-opened the store for her)
opening for allen brewer @ umber studios
this show had an impressive turnout – the studio was packed with very good-looking people.. yeah it’s tiny but that’s still impressive for it’s location. my first time @ umber and i liked it. alot. excellent presentation & friendly bar service (though the food was extremely .. odd – oh well, didn’t come for the food anyway)
stopped by the leaning tower as well, to see john erste’s new mural over the bar (and for the best drink special in town – 2 for 1 on ANY DRINK) .. check it out the next time you go there
art of this gallery is holding a silent auction with 100% of the profits going to free arts minnesota
what: Free Arts MN Benefit, with Silent Auction
when: December 13, 7-11pm (auction ends at 10pm)
where: art of this gallery, 3506 nicollete ave s
Wing Young Huie
about Free Arts Minnesota:
Free Arts Minnesota is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the healing powers of artistic expression into the lives of abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families.
In 1997, Free Arts for Abused Children of Minnesota (Free Arts) began serving children in residential treatment centers, battered women’s shelters, and therapeutic preschools based on the theory that for abused children, art and positive adult relationships are not a luxury but a necessity.
Free Arts programs serve to interrupt the cycle of violence. Through painting, drawing, music, writing, drama, and other creative avenues, Free Arts serves as a catalyst in helping children communicate and express themselves in new ways.
screening of 3 short films on April 16, 2008 @ 7 pm @ the Art of This Gallery in south minneapolis / 3506 Nicollet
see “24 Weeks 3 Days”, “Find My Fucking Fingers” and “The Life of Onions” plus enjoy live music by Ghostband and Readings (?) by Luca Dipierro & Rachel Bradley
one of the films features local artist John Grider .. you know.. the ‘goat’ guy who’s art you’ve surely seen on a local: car, warehouse, mansion, something? still trying to get my hands on one of his pieces but they’re always sold by the time i get to the show – guess i need to get out earlier..
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