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Friday, March 6 - Saturday, April 4, 2015


Teachers from around the country have begun to voice their frustration with the burdensome constraints placed on their work with children and young people by the administrative demands of the No Child Left Behind law. Educational policy at every level has become infected with accountability rather that being intelligently informed by responsibility.

Cristina Benz, Minneapolis Public Schools installation artist and teacher, has created work chronicling her continuing battle with the demands of the law vs. the needs of the children she meets in her classroom every day. Benz is also inviting other artist/teachers to create their responses, in their selected artistic styles, for a group show at Homewood Studios. The dual intent of the show is to call attention to the crippling effects of the law on both children and teachers, and to highlight the extraordinary work of our teacher/artists who wish to call this troubling situation into question.

Teacher/artists wishing to submit work, please click here for more information.

Opening Reception - Saturday March 14th from 6pm to 9pm

Gallery Talk - Tuesday, March 17th from 7pm to 8:30pm

Closing Party - Saturday, March 28th from 2pm to 4pm (including two awards given to artists at 3:30pm)

Thursday, April 9 - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GeeEm: ARTerial Direction

It is with great pride and pleasure we announce this show. GeeEm is a child of our neighborhood, we have known him since he was a baby. Now he has a child of his own, and drawings of her will be in this show.

GeeEm is a composer/musician, a film maker and a visual artist. We happily anticipate viewing his new work and seeing his community support him.

Details about opening reception and gallery talk anon.

Friday, May 15 - Saturday, June 6, 2015

JACK MADER: One Anything

Homewood Studios resident artist, Jack Mader, offers a body of work consisting of objects and still lifes done in Studio D, often with several views of the same thing.

Known for his work in series - Water, Dreamworks, &c., this new series should have all the hallmarks of Mader's special way of looking at the world around him - a strikingly subtle use of color, surprising angles of vision, exotic composition.

Additionally, Mader writes, "The opening will be Friday May 15, my 62nd birthday and the last day of teaching as I am officially retired that day. Time to celebrate."

Opening Reception Friday, May 15 from 6p to 9p.

Gallery Talk to be decided.

Wednesday, August 5 - Monday, August 17, 2015

DEBRA FISHER GOLDSTEIN: State Fair Photographs

Debra Goldstein has been taking photographs of the Minnesota State Fair for several years. This is her first solo show exhibiting this collection.

Tuesday, September 1 - Saturday, September 26, 2015

SAORI: Weaving

Following a very successful show in October 2014, the woman weavers from TSE, Inc. return for an even larger and more compelling exhibition of colorful and unpredictable textiles done under the watchful and generous eye of master weaver/teacher Chiaki O'Brien.

Work from the 2014 show sold out, which suggests the level of excitement these weavers create with their art. Expect this new show to be even more entrancing.

Events will include opening receptions and a community weaving workshop. Details anon.

Thursday, October 1 - Saturday, October 31, 2015


Jil Evans

Lynda Monick-Isenberg, Minneapolis College of Art & Design instructor and artist, and her former student, Shannon Brunette, also a teacher/artist, have launched a collaboration designed to form The Drawing Project, the realization of a vision both have nurtured for quite some time.

To assist in bringing this project to the awareness of the public, Homewood Studios gallery has invited Lynda and Shannon to curate a show of drawings, purely drawings, which celebrate and make obvious the importance of this often-overlooked genre in the art landscape.

About this (possibly ground-breaking) show, Lynda and Shannon write:

Val Jenkins

The Drawing Project’s Homewood Studios exhibition will present the work by master artists that embodies drawing as a mode of expression, an act of inquiry, or a lens into the unconscious - promoting a deeper respect for looking and thinking in everyday life. The exhibition is curated by The Drawing Project co-founders, Shannon Brunette and Lynda Monick-Isenberg, and will be accompanied by community programming addressing drawing as a human expressive activity.

The exploration and study of drawing is a fundamental practice, which informs and inspires across disciplines, professions and experience. The Drawing Project aims to collaborate, encourage and engage diverse local and global perspectives on contemporary drawing through projects like the Homewood Studios exhibition.

The Drawing Project would like to thank Homewood Studios for the opportunity to create and mount this exhibition along side complementary programming. Look for more details this spring!

Details concerning the above-mentioned complementary programming, opening reception and gallery talks anon.

Tuesday, November 3 - Saturday, November 28, 2015

Homewood Studios Resident Artists Show: Theme Undecided

Brook Kepros • Julie Landsman • Lynda Maylish • Bill Jeter • Jack Mader • Kris Treuting • Mieko Yamazaki • George Roberts

Once again, (this year a month or two later than usual), the Homewood Studios resident artists are ready to offer the fruits of the past year's labors.

Painting & drawing, photography, carved and embellished gourds, two and three-dimensional work, sculpture, letterpress and woodblock printing, altered books and more are all possibilities for this show.

More details as we get our act together.

Tuesday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Gini Ewers has been designing and making quilts for enough years that it has become her abiding passion. Most of these colorful (and sometimes dazzling) quilts are in the hands of others, but a selection of them will be collected and hung at Homewood Studios gallery.

Ewers, almost giddy at the thought of her first solo show, says about quilt making, "There are so many ways to look at a quilt, so many ways to design it, so many choices beyond color and pattern."

Details concerning opening reception, gallery talk, and community workshop anon.