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Friday, December 5 - Saturday, December 20, 2014

KIRA!: June Stechler's Burundi Women

Kira! Burundi Women

Homewood Studios presents Kira! 18 abstracts and portraits by June Steckler to benefit the work of World Relief Burundi.

About the Work
Earlier in 2014, Colonial Church entered into a partnership with World Relief to fund the organization’s development work in the African country of Burundi. One result is the Kira! (meaning “bless”) series, which is inspired by Burundi’s women. As is its usual practice, Homewood Studios declines a commission on work sold and June Steckler will donate all proceeds from sales of the art to empower these women through World Relief.

Burundi is a small landlocked country in the Great Lakes Region of central Africa. With 80% of its population surviving on less than $1/day, it is the third poorest country in the world. Like Rwanda to its north, Burundi suffers a history of genocide between Hutus and Tutsis. From 1993 to 2003, 300,000 died in that conflict. More than 10% of the population fled. Beginning in 2004, World Relief Burundi formed a network of Burundian churches to reach the mostly rural country.

June Steckler’s Paintings at Homewood
“I bear a debt of love to those in the world around me who face grave circumstances and dire realities,” June Steckler writes in her artist statement. “I am humbled to do something—anything—that might afford my neighbors in Burundi greater opportunities to know more of what life offers, the potential they each have, and who their Creator is. The beauty of Burundi’s people, as well as their acute needs, was the inspiration for the pieces in this series.”

On Tuesday, December 9, at 7:00 pm, Kira! curator, Dawn Duncan Harrell, and Homewood Studios artistic director, George Roberts, will host “Find Yourself in Burundi,”an in-depth conversation, using critical response protocol techniques, to explore Burundi’s stories and June Steckler’s artwork from the viewer’s perspective.

We invite you to participate in the rebuilding of Burundi.

  • View June Steckler’s paintings, read the stories that accompany them, and so bear witness to Burundi’s beauty and strength. View the Kira! exhibit: Fri, December 5–Fri, December 20, 2014; Tue, 5–9 pm; Wed & Fri, 1–6 pm; Sat, 1–4 pm.
  • Engage in the “Find Yourself in Burundi” discussion and so identify with both the women of Burundi and the woman who painted them. Tuesday, December 9, 7:00 pm.
  • Watch June Steckler’s artist talk here and learn how her art and her world view intersected to produce this celebration of women half way around the world. Contact her here.
  • Purchase art and so empower Burundi’s women to heal their nation themselves. Contact curator Dawn Duncan Harrell here.

Thursday, January 8 - Saturday, January 31, 2015

JULIE & MAURY LANDSMAN: Windows

Homewood Studios resident artist, Julie Landsman (painter) and her husband Maury (photographer), are planning a show around the theme of windows.

Details anon and as they solidify in the artists' minds.

Thursday, April 9 - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MITCHELL WILLIAMS: Drawings

It is with great pride and pleasure we announce this show. Mitchell 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.

Mitchell 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.

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.

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