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Wednesday, October 4 - Saturday, October 28, 2017

Healing HeARTs: Art Through Activism a Year of Pop-up's

As a response to issues of social and racial injustice in our local and broader communities, we turn toward hope and change through art making.

Cristina Benz*, Angie Renee and artists from Million Artist Movement have hosted a series of workshops in which community members have come together through writing and ceramic work. The written and ceramic pieces, as well as conversation and insights flowing from these workshops will become the content of our October gallery show.

About the work leading up to this exhibitin, Cristina writes: Healing HeART’s was created after Philando Castille, a St. Paul native, was killed by a police officer in July 2017. Angie Renee and Cristina Benz processed this incident through visual art and decided to take action by inviting the community to come together by creating ceramic hearts of their own. This opened up a space and allowed people of the community to process and discuss what occurred.

Throughout this past year, pop-ups around the community sprang up to provide space for community members to create a heart out of clay. This form of art allowed the community to express racial and social issues that were important to each artist. It was Angie and Cristina’s hope that by coming together to be expressive and creative, that conversations would occur and allow for a safe space to heal as a community.

This show is dedicated to Philando Castille. We hope that through this show, his memory will live on.

(*Note: You may recall Cristina's installation in our spring 2015 show, No Teacher Left Behind.)

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 7th from 2pm to 5pm

Community Values Conversation - Compassion on Thursday, October 26th fro 5pm to 6:30. Everyone invited to participate.

Poetry & Prose Reading NorthSide Writers Group Fall Reading w/Healing HeARTs participant guest readers - Saturday, October 28th beginning at 2pm.

Friday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 28, 2017

NOTICE: 6th Annual Homewood Studios Resident Artists Show


Bill Jeter • Brooke Kepros • Julie Landsman • Jack Mader • Linda Maylish • George Roberts • Kristen Treuting • Mieko Yamazaki

After a couple of rounds of conversation, the eight Homewood Studios resident artists have selected a theme for this year's group show - NOTICE.

As in past years, we will present work completed since our show last year. Also as in past years, our studios will be open for all events.

In addition, this year's show will include a look back at the collaborations some of us have made with each other since we became a little arts sangha in 2011.

As usual, expect drawing and painting, photography and sculptural objects, carved and embellished gourds, letterpress printing and handmade books...and look for a special section of pieces some of our artists have made for a local show, Art Is My Weapon, sponsored by Pillsbury United Communities.

Opening Reception - Friday, November 10th from 6pm to 9pm

Gallery Talk - Tuesday, November 14th beginning at 7pm

Publication Reading - George Roberts' More Short Talks at 2pm on Saturday, November 18th

Closing Party - Tuesday, November 28th from 3pm to 6pm

Friday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

JOHN KANTAR: Pots, Cairns, and other Markers

Our good friend, the wonderful potter John Kantar, has scheduled another show, his fourth we believe, in our gallery. In the early planning for this show John writes:

I have always tried to share the idea that handmade pots can serve as a conduit for communication between the maker and the user. When the potter handles that magical material, clay, in a personal way, and then after the pottery is transformed and made permanent in extreme heat it carries the the touch of the potter directly to the touch of the user. The form, surface color and texture, the weight and balance, and the overall feel makes the material itself an equal partner in this anonymous communication. This can reinforce our connection to the the world around us in simple and quiet ways.

Pots have served as one of the markers in my life. In thinking about markers that I continue to try to understand I began writing down a few ideas that I likened to cairns, markers on my way that continue to challenge and teach me.

I hope the pots in this show will be well used, and that the drawings and words will also be useful in people's lives.

More insight and info anon.

Thursday, February 1 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

BILL JETER: Black History Month II

AS he did with last year's BHM show, we expect Bill to come up with challenging and engaging work and ancillary content.

Details and further information coming anon.

Tuesday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Peyton Scott Russell - Graffiti: The Art of Creative Lettering

New work exploring Mixed Media, Gold Leaf, Collage, Aerosol, on paper.

Details concerning opening reception, gallery talk, &c. following soon...

Monday, June 4 - Saturday, June 23, 2018

DAN TRAN: New Work

A gentleman, Dan Tran, newly retired and pleased with how his life has worked out, came into our gallery recently and allowed he had been painting since retiring and wondered about a show. We looked at his work and said, "Yes. we'd like to show your work.

More information about event dates during the show, Dan's statement about his work, &c. anon.

Sunday, July 8 - Saturday, July 21, 2018


Longtime friend of Homewood Studios, David Ekdahl, well-known and well-loved for his unique found wood carvings and assemblages, offers another show of his work in our gallery.

Details concerning show events anon...

Tuesday, November 6 - Saturday, December 1, 2018


Nancy Bundy is a photographer who has been a regular fan of Homewood Studios exhibits for quite some time. Now she is going to have her own show in our gallery.

The photography exhibition, Range of Color, focuses on the Iron Range in Minnesota. It includes architectural remnants and artifacts from former mines as well as their surrounding landscapes. This series of images explores the feeling of collision between past and present on the Range: a tension between the way it was during the mining era and the way it exists today. Surrounded with history, the colorful images portray the visual beauty left behind.

About her connection to the Iron Range, Nancy writes: I am intrigued with a “sense of place” – recently with the iron range where I lived and currently own a small cabin. The mixtures of colors found on the iron range draw me towards this landscape for the aesthetic and symbolic references.

Opening Reception – Thursday, October 4th from 6pm to 9pm

Gallery Talk – Tuesday, October 16 beginning at 7pm