Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Art-A-Whirl : This Weekend

It's that time of year again! Art-a-Whirl is just around the corner.

 For those of you out of towners, or those who have been living under a rock for the past 18 years, Art-a-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the country. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork.

Art-A-Whirl takes place annually in Northeast Minneapolis, the third weekend of May. This event is free and open to the public.

2013 Dates and Hours:

Friday, May 17th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday,  May 18th -  Noon-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19th -   Noon-5:00 p.m.

This year I am displaying/selling my work at the Grain Belt Building - 79 13th Ave NE.  Stop by and say hello!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Funday: New Finds

Today I had a bit of a 'Friday Funday' adventure. I stopped by the ol' MCAD and discovered that their senior shows are up. Unfortunately, I couldn't stay long, so I only saw a few of the exhibits that are displayed on the main floor.

I did find 3 illustrator's works that I really enjoyed and wanted to share.

Kelsey King
had a wonderful 12 month calendar of Women and Wolves. I love the juxtaposition between the  whimscal nature of women and motion and the fierce looks in their eyes. Very beautifully done.


Here are a few more lovely illustrations from Miss King.  (all images from the artist's website)

Kim Bogeman
had a lovely display on of feminane portraits painted both traditionally and digitally. Sadly, I didn't document her display, and I see that the final product not quite up yet on her blog - but just trust me. It is lovely.
Here are some of the pieces from her senior show (from the artist's website)

More illustrations from Miss Bogeman:

Maximilian Queripel: 
Had a book with some gruesome, yet colorful and playful illustrations. I love the organic shape his illustrations posses. There's a lot going on without being overly complicated or filling every inch of the page. Sometimes less is more, and I think Mr. Queripel has nailed it. 

More from Max: (all images from the artist's website)