Homewood Studios Event Calendar
For information about, or to post comments relating to, past events, see our events archive.
Friday, May 6 - Tuesday, May 31, 2016
REMEMBERING BILL SLACK
Bill Slack left his mark on thousands of children and hundred of teachers during his life as an artist/teacher in our community. One of the visionaries of the Perpich Center for the Arts and teacher in Minneapolis elementary schools for many years, Slack was an artist of extraordinary talent and a gifted and insightful teacher and a nurturing and challenging mentor.
After a long illness, Bill died three years ago, and now many of his friends and fellow artists want to present the best of his work in this show to remember him and his influence on all of us.
Opening Reception - Friday, May 6th from 6pm to 9pm
Other events still in the planning stage. Stay tuned...
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.
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.
To learn more about the supporting organizations, please visit their websites:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
OPEN EYE FIGURE THEATER PUPPET SHOW
Again this year we offer a puppet performance for all ages in our back yard garden.
Adventures of Katie Tomatie
Performance begins at 7pm. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Refreshments will be served.
There is no admission charge, but a hat will be passed at the end of the show for donations to help defray the costs of production, travel and the actors' time.
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.
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.
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.
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