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Tuesday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2nd Annual MCAD Foundation Drawing Exhibition: Discovery, Invention, Process

After last year's extraordinarily successful group show featuring work by students of all seven beginning drawing teachers at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, we immediately set the date for another show like it.

New and varied work by young artists who will, in a few years, be gracing the walls of our galleries with solo shows, will be on view.

Opening Reception Thursday, April 6th from 6:30 to 8:30

Friday, April 28 - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Franklin's Best of Year Show

Local artist, illustrator and muralist, Melodee Strong, is now in her second year teaching art at Franklin Middle School in North Minneapolis. Last year she put together a widely various but surprisingly competent collection of her students' work.

A good teacher always brings the best out of her students...and we have no doubt the work in this year's show will be equally thrilling.

Details about opening reception later.

Friday, May 5 - Saturday, May 27, 2017


We met local metal sculptor James Brenner last fall and were invited to take part in Hydro-Illuminata, his ambitious project about transformation - of our understanding of the Mississippi River and of ourselves.

In local workshops, (one at Homewood Studios), participants built model boats which were then cast in metal at a riverside iron pour gala in October. The eighty or so boats have been polished and waxed and are ready for display.

It is these boats, plus metal work by the artists who did the actual metal pouring, with drawings and photos/videos of the whole process which will be on display at our gallery.

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6th from 4pm to 8pm

Artists' Talk: Tuesday, May 16th beginning at 7pm

Closing Party:Saturday, May 27th from 2pm to 5pm

For more information: www.jamesbrenner.com/

Friday, July 7 - Friday, August 4, 2017

BECCA CERRA: Restriction, Perfection - The Other Side of Beauty

Becca Cerra is a courageous and inventive woman, a dancer, choreographer and metal sculptor. Restriction, Perfection is her multi-dimensional project directed at asking uncomfortable questions and eloquently telling the story of how women, when working together, can overcome their own limiting beliefs.

The exhibit includes iron and steel sculptures ("restrictive clothing"), mini-performances, and photograph and video footage documenting development of the project.

Dates for opening reception/mini-performances, artist's talk, and other events anon.

Monday, August 7 - Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Homewood Studios resident artist, Mieko Yamazaki, offers her first solo show in our gallery. Mieko is known for her brilliant use of color, for the depth and vastness of her paintings, and for her unflagging attention to composition.

Some of the work for this show is just now being made. We are all anxious to see what emerges.

Here are plans for the show as they stand now. Since it is still a few months off, these plans may change a bit. Stay tuned...

Opening Reception Friday August 11th from 5:30 to 8:30pm

Gallery Talk Saturday August 19th 2 to 3pm

Making Abstract Bookmarks Saturday August 26th from 1 to 4pm

Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30, 2017


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

Sunday, October 1 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017


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 host a series of workshops in which community members may 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 the gallery show.

Workshops will take place at Homewood Studios. They are scheduled for:

• February 19th 2:00-5:00pm (Hearts and Writing)

• April 16th 2:00-5:00pm (writing)

• July 16th 2:00-5:00pm (hearts)

• August 20th 2:00-5:00pm (writing)

For information on participating in the workshops please contact george@homewoodstudios.com.

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

More details about show events as they become available.

Wednesday, November 1 - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

6th Annual Homewood Studios Resident Artists Show

No theme has been selected, we are just in the process for beginning this year's work - but we have selected the dates.

Much more information coming soon...

Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 10, 2017

JOHN KANTAR: Mostly Pots

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 would very much like to offer a show mostly of my pots. I’m thinking thematically I would address ordinary communication through use, beauty, and accessibility combined. I would also like to include our "Blessings of the Moments" print and another print of a watercolor I made that Terry Schopper (Vangsuvon Visual Arts) just completed.

More insight and info anon.