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Thursday, February 11 - Saturday, February 27, 2016

2015 VSA Minnesota/Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Recipient Exhibit

Artwork and writing by six Emerging Artists ~~ Renae Carpenter, Michael Cohn, Naomi Cohn, Chris Juhn, Romayne Kilde, and Liza Sylvestre ~~ will be featured the second VSA show at Homewood Studios.

The new artworks were created by artists with disabilities who received Emerging Artist Grants in 2015 from VSA Minnesota thanks to a long-standing grant from the Jerome Foundation. The grant program has been administered for 19 years by VSA Minnesota, the state organization on arts and disability. Artists will be at the reception to show and talk about their art, and the non-visual artists will present writing and performances they have created.

Renae Carpenter - acrylic painting

Michael Cohn - dance: choreography & performance

Naomi Cohn - poetry

Chris Juhn - photography

Romayne Kilde - pencil drawings

Liza Sylvestre - multi-media: painting/drawing/performance

Opening Reception - Thursday February 11 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, April 1 - Thursday, April 21, 2016

MCDA Drawing Show

Lynda Monick-Isenberg, co-founder of the Drawing Project and MCAD professor, who recently (October 2015) curated the show Making Our Mark ~ the First Annual Drawing Project Exhibition, - in our gallery, has arranged for the students she (and other drawing teachers at MCAD) work with to have their own show.

Details about the show, about the opening reception and any concurrent events anon.

Friday, June 3 - Tuesday, June 28, 2016

NEAL CUTHBERT: Village Stories

Longtime friend and accomplished artist, Neal Cuthbert, opens his third show at Homewood. Word has it that the show will feature stories from growing up in Detroit, drawings and watercolors of cars he’s owned and desired, a coloring book, and a full size paper mache car built in the gallery over the course of the show. The show’s tentative title: Village Stories. This is Neal’s first attempt at creating a body of work having to do with his hometown of Detroit.

Details concerning opening reception, gallery talk and special events anon.

Wednesday, July 13 - Saturday, July 30, 2016

BLUE BLOSSOM FRIENDSHIP ~~ Children's Art from Hanoi

Our good friend, artist and world traveler, Daniel Kerkhoff, has returned from nearly nine months in Hanoi, Vietnam with a satchel full of children's art.

You may remember his earlier children's art shows with the soul-brightening work of children from Adugyama, Ghana (2010) and Sisid, Ecuador (2012). Instead of living in a small village, as he did in those two previous artist-in-residencies, Daniel lived in the heart of a big city, meeting and working with street children at The Blue Dragon Children's Foundation, children with disabilities affected by Agent Orange at Vietnam Friendship Village, with residents of Blossom House, a foster home for girls, and with young people struggling to find their way in a metropolis emerging from one century and entering the next.

Details about the opening reception and other events anon.

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Friday, August 5 - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Twin Cities Photography League Exhibition

TCPL is a new organization whose spokesperson, Brian Timm, recently came to us with a show proposal. We were impressed with the quality of the members' work and immediately agreed to offer them a space on our calendar.

Details about participating artists, opening reception, &c. anon.

Friday, October 21 - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

ROSA MARIA and CHIP PETERSON ~~ The Voting Exhibition

Photographers Rosa Maria and Chip Peterson are inveterate world-travelers. In several places throughout the world, they have taken photos of people voting. What more appropriate subject for a show in our gallery at this moment in time?

They write about their intentions for the show as follows:

DURING OUR TRAVELS TO VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD, WE HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES DURING THEIR ELECTORAL CAMPAIGNS; A FEW TIMES WE HAVE HAPPENED TO BE THERE DURING ELECTION DAY.

IN MINNESOTA, WE HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN CIVIC PARTICIPATION DURING ELECTORAL PERIODS BY ATTENDING CAUCUSES, SUPPORTING CANDIDATES, REGISTERING CITIZENS TO VOTE, GETTING OUT THE VOTE (IN PARTISAN AND NON-PARTISAN EFFORTS ALIKE), AND VOTING. OUR CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN ON THE WINNING AND LOSING SIDES, ELICITING JUBILATION OR DISAPPOINTMENT.

THE PHOTOGRAPHIS IN THIS EXHIBIT REFLECT SOME OF OUR EXPERIENCES ABROAD AND AT HOME. THIS VISUAL NARRATIVE REMINDS US THAT, ALTHOUGH THE HABIT OF VOTING MAY NOT ALWAYS YIELD THE RESULTS THAT WE HOPE FOR. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS, WE ATTEST TO THE DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLE OF WE THE PEOPLE.

Details anon.

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