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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.

Given his eye-opening experiences, Daniel has decided to make this exhibition a fund-raiser for the supporting organizations.

Opening Reception - Saturday, July 16th from 1pm to 7pm. The full day's events include children's performances, speakers, music, food and other surprises.

Saturday's programming offers a chance to talk with individuals working for humanitarian efforts in Vietnam and worldwide.

- At 2 pm Kuri Sisa, a traditional Ecuadorian children's dance group will perform. - Rev. Alika Galloway, founder and director of Northside Women's Space in north Minneapolis will talk at 3:30 pm about human/sex trafficking. - At 5 pm Lovely's Sewing and Art Collective based in Homewood Studios will do a poetry piece, sing a song, and model their tote bags. - The founder of Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam, Charles De Vet, and HSCV's vice president, Patricia De Vet, will be at the reception and will say a few words. Also, board members of HSCV will be available for questions.

Gallery Talk - Tuesday, July 26th beginning at 7pm

To learn more about the supporting organizations, please visit their websites:

Friday, August 5 - Saturday, August 13, 2016

CONNECTIONS

  • Gordon Parks by Doug Knutson Gordon Parks by Doug Knutson
  • Astronaut Barbie by Nicole Houff Astronaut Barbie by Nicole Houff
  • Vietnam War Memorial by Peter Koeleman Vietnam War Memorial by Peter Koeleman
  • Existence by Liz Nieves Existence by Liz Nieves
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The Twin Cities Photography League is a new organization in town and CONNECTIONS is their first public exhibition. When we spoke with their representative about the show, we were impressed with the quality of the members' work and immediately agreed to offer them a space on our calendar.

Participating artists: Jean Bour, Todd Donnery, Angela Eames, Ben Heath, Nicole Houff, Kendall LaCroix, Dawn Martinson, Liz Nieves, Marilyn Indahl, JuliAnne Jonker, Doug Knutson, Peter Koeleman, Kevin Thoulouis, Brian Timm

Opening Reception Friday, August 5th from 6pm to 9pm

Gallery Talk Tuesday, August 9 beginning at 7pm

Thursday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

JUAN PARKER: New Work

Though he now lives in St. Paul, Juan Parker grew up on the Northside and has always considered himself a Northsider. He attended North Community High School where we had the pleasure of teaching him.

For the past year Juan has been at work on a series of drawings and paintings exploring the arc of his life - major points (both uplifting and difficult) along the way which he sees as defining him as a person and as an artist.

Opening Reception - Friday, September 9th from 6pm to 9pm

Closing Party - Saturday, September 17th from 2pm to 4pm

Details about an artist's talk to follow...

Friday, September 23 - Friday, October 14, 2016

5th Annual Homewood Studios Resident Artists Show

In what is rapidly becoming a love affair with our community and with our neighbors, the eight resident artists of Homewood Studios again offer an olio of new work - paintings and drawings, carved gourds, sculpture and assemblage, photography, letterpress printing and altered books. The point of last year's show, Hello! was to insure more and more of our close neighbors got to know us and we them.

While the thrust of this year's show extends beyond that vision, we remain mindful it is those who live nearby, who watch us at work day after day as they go about their work, who share their energy and their vision for our community, who continue to inform us.

Information about opening reception, artists talk and other planned events anon.

Friday, October 21 - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

ROSA MARIA and CHIP PETERSON ~~ The Habit of Voting

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.

Friday, November 11 - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WATCH THIS SPACE...

...for something unexpected from Bill Cottman

Saturday, February 25 - Sunday, February 26, 2017

JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY - Student Work

Homewood Studios resident artist, Mieko Yamazaki, not only fills her studio with the most surprising and color-lush abstract paintings, from time to time she also teaches Japanese calligraphy in our gallery.

Mieko has invited students from the past several classes to participate in a weekend show honoring their efforts at this demanding art.

On both Saturday, February 25th, and Sunday, February 26th, the gallery will be open from 1pm to 3pm. Many of the student calligraphers will be present to talk about the work, to discuss their class experience, and to exchange thoughts about art/art-making in general.

Free and open. Bring a friend.

Friday, March 3 - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Gregory McDaniels and others

Gregory McDaniels is a friend of Homewood Studios and has mounted other shows in our gallery in the past. He brings with him an eclectic and accomplished group of artist friends who always create a great show. We expect this new show will be no different.

Details anon.

Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30, 2017

STEVE PITTELKOW: Marbled Papers

Master of marbled paper, Steve Pittelkow, after a couple of summers in residence at Homewood Studios, offers a gallery show of his best work.

Details - opening reception, artist's talk, community workshop, &c. - anon

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