avgeek

Results

look art below

There’s a cool art opening happening tomorrow night – Over Under Sideways Down is a group show featuring 10 local artists and live music by Bernie King – perfect for hitting on the way to Art Attack, since it’s right near the Northrup King Building.

Participating Artists
Joe Aschebrock
Jesse Draxler
Kara Hendershot
Todd Hollingsworth
DC Ice
Gina Louise
Toneski Love
Rhea Pappas
Todd Peterson
John Terwilliger

6-11pm | Look Art Below Gallery | 1224 Quincy NE Minneapolis [Map]
We’re def stopping by on the way to the NKB to check out what Gina Louise and DC Ice are up to ;)

Posted 2791 days ago in Visual

some Urban Visual Resistance

john grider is in NY next week – if you’re lucky enough to be there, check out these shows:

BROKENHORSE | may 1st – 3rd
john grider & logan hicks
498 court street, brooklyn
noon – 6pm
more info

the great outdoors | May 2nd to 29th
john grider and today’s other hottest street artists
195 Grand Street (2nd Floor), Willamsburg, NY
Opening: May 2nd, 6-10pm
more info

Posted 2984 days ago in Visual

we don’t do clever & art crawl

we don’t do clever / first amendment
jennifer davis is having a show with jake keeler on saturday. jen’s work is just.. twisted. yet somehow manages to still comes across as sweet.. you really have to see it in person to get the full effect – but you can sort of get an idea here + jake’s work looks cool from what i have seen (online).. for a wordier, “art review-ish” take on the show – go here and read rod smith’s stuff.. otherwise, just take my word for it that the work is cool enough to take me way out of my way on a busy night

7-9pm @ first amendment
Special debut performance by The Book of Right On and deejays Wes Winship and Mike the 2600 King

st paul art crawl / the northern warehouse
i’m generally too lazy to huff it over to st paul very often but gina louise & other friends are showing at the art crawl today, too.. well worth the trip if i can get another one of gina’s pieces :) 12-8pm @ the northern warehouse building

NOTE: we’re heading over to annie’s b-day bash after these..

Posted 2986 days ago in Visual

Paper Toy & Pop Out Show

Paper Craft Toys and Pop Up Book style wall pieces show tomorrow nite..

Cartoonists, designers, and print-makers from around the world cut and fold their work into paper sculpture, toys, and pop-ups that on closer inspection will amaze you or paper-cut your eye.

See full participating artists list (and links) here

Pink Hobo – Geek Art Gallery
507 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis Minnesota
Opening Saturday April 18, 7pm

Posted 2993 days ago in Visual

pretty please @ rosalux

“Make it pretty, please.” It’s rule one for painters Shawn McNulty and Scott Wenner..

They may maintain disparate styles and approaches but the root philosophy is the same, which is a belief in the power of beauty in art and the necessity of a painting to be first and foremost aesthetically pleasing. Before a work can challenge you, delight you, depress you, or repulse you, it must have your undivided attention. And everyone knows, only the beautiful get attention

both artists offer abstract works that are seemingly simple (at first look, anyway) and beautiful – check it out this saturday @ the opening reception

when : this saturday (03.07.09), 7pm – 11pm
where: rosalux gallery, mpls
show runs march 04th – 31st

Posted 3038 days ago in Visual

art shows last night

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

Posted 3117 days ago in Visual

save polaroid. save the world.

so you’ve heard of the “save polaroid” campaign.. but did you know is was a local thing?

On February 8, 2008, Polaroid Corporation announced that it would discontinue production of all instant film… shortly thereafter, local artist sean tubridy & some friends took up the cause and created the phenomena known around the world as savepolaroid.com, with the modest slogan of “save polaroid. save the world.”

my first thought when i saw the site was, “cool” and second, “that guy has way too much time on his hands”.. but i was wrong. in fact, it appears that this guy may be one of the busiest guys in minneapolis.

when tubridy’s not running around taking polaroids of toys (and trying to save the world), he’s busy creating and selling his graphic illustrations, collaborating with the soo gallery to create his first book “toys on roids”.. and running his web and graphic design company, blue over blue..

he’s also participating in a show at the soo visual arts center – which ends christmas eve.. who knew?

Posted 3122 days ago in Visual

gina louise @ district arts gallery

gina louise is in the new group show @ mill district arts gallery this saturday – this is a new collective and I’m not yet familiar with the other artists involved (or even if this place has a website) but i am excited to see the space..

gina louise makes great paintings – i actually still owe her money for a piece i got at the 11on18 show.. sht

when: Saturday, December 6
where: mill district arts gallery, 1023 washington ave, dt mpls
when: 2pm – 8pm
cost: free

Posted 3126 days ago in Visual

Page 1 of 1