Sunday, April 29, 2012

Four Somethings

Recently I was asked to participate in an on going art project called "Four Somethings" by Alison Haigh.

The idea is to create a portrait of 4 things that are important/special to you - something old, something new, something borrowed, and something... up to you. The project is off to a strong start and I can't wait to see where it goes!

Here are my 4 illustrations.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

St. Paul Art Crawl

Last night a few friends and I headed over into the 'east bay' (i.e. St. Paul) to check out the St. Paul Art Crawl at the Carleton Artist Lofts. It was great to see my usual favorites, Joe and Megan Rheult, Tim Monsters, Buttermilk, Kathryn Smith, and Josh Murray

Then I was pleasantly surprised to meet a new couple in the lofts, Jason, a fine arts painter and Zoe Keller, a lovely illustrator, designer and printmaker.

Their live/work space would make any person with an at-home studio envious. The entire living room of their modest one-bedroom condo is taken over with books, drying racks and an amazing custom built work table.
I couldn't help but pick up this adorable painting by Miss Zoe before we left. Art impulse buys are the best kind of impulse buys!
Afterward, we ended our wonderful art-filled night with some decadent cocktails and a flight of vodka at Moscow on the Hill.
The St. Paul Art Crawl is still going on through out this weekend. I would highly recommend a trip over to the Carleton Artist Lofts!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Party Food // Pokemon

Pictures from shows this week: Party Food and Pokemon Battle Royale.
Many prints from the Pokemon Battle Royale are still up FOR SALE If you're interested in purchasing my piece, send me a message! karenobryan(at)gmail(dot)com
"Goldeen" $40 for an 8x8 print.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Last night Ryan and I went over to meet up with our good friend Joe Gillette to help him get ready for tomorrow's show: Party Food Party Part 8.

Party Food is a multimedia project by MCAD grad Joe Gillette. Using puppets, video projections, and a symphony of chopped and screwed pop music, Party Food explores themes of love and loss, heritage and rebellion, production and consumption, [one big long fart noise] somethingsomething existentialism.

Here are a couple photos from the last Prrty Food show I saw (in 2010.)

Wednesday, April 18th @ The Regis Center
405 21st Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Room w130. First floor, west building.
Doors at 7pm ///// LIVE PERFORMANCE begins at 7:30pm