Danish alternative rock / experimental dream pop band MEW are holding contests to fill their opening slot at gigs in these cities : Boston, Philly, New York ,Chicago, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Pretty cool.. just go to the contest site, select your city & enter your band name / # of members / link to myspace page.
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Am I Wry? No
“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
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.
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
although i’m not familiar with this series in particular, i was lucky enough to run into rhea on the way to get her new book printed.. the book focuses on the “sisters” series and will be living in my home soon..
her images are simple and beautiful – and each of these seemingly “normal” environments/moments that she captures somehow seem to shift and take on an increasingly haunting quality, the closer i look… like i have stumbled in on some intensely personal moment or exchange that i had no right to witness. subtly eerie expressions… great work. the fact that rhea pappas is still a student makes it that much more impressive
If you can’t make this one, there is an opening for her sisters series in mid-december – more on that here soon
what: art opening (black and white photography, winter beauties series)
where: perpich center for arts education, 6125 Olson Memorial Highway
when: thursday dec 4, 2008 6:30-9 PM
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