Homewood Studios Event Calendar
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Thursday, March 1 - Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Art Is My Weapon
For three weeks in March, Homewood Studios gallery will turn in to a “gun shop.” Artists from around the city, and a few from farther away, all concerned with issues of gun violence and gun violence prevention, have been given decommissioned pistols, hand guns, and rifles, purchased from the City of Minneapolis Police Department in a gun by-back program funded by Pillsbury United Communities. This unique exhibition intends to kindle conversation about what we, as a community, might do about this deeply serious issue besides wringing our hands and shaking our heads.
Far from ”preaching to the choir,” the show’s intent is to invite gun owners, police officers, 2nd amendment supporters, as well as those interested in more stringent gun control policies into we hope will be a balanced, reasoned, thoughtful, compassionate and spirited consideration of these complex issues. Several of the participating artists will be present for each of the community conversations.
The artwork in the show, our point of departure for discussion, includes painting, photography, sculpture and other 3-dimensional pieces, letterpress work, collage, mixed media pieces and installations.
Opening Reception - Friday, March 9th from 6pm to 9pm
Community Conversation 1 – Tuesday, March 13th, beginning at 7pm
Community Conversation 2 - Tuesday, March 20th, beginning at 3pm
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.
Another life-long Northsider, committed to using art to make a difference in his community, Peyton Scott Russell, as far back as his days at North Community High School, was mesmerized by the graphic qualities of lettering. He was among the early experimenters with graffiti writing, eventually founding Juxtaposition Arts with two of his college friends, and more recently SPRAYFINGER, a program for kids focusing on the advancement and development of graffiti art and its aesthetics as an educational program.
Throughout these years of working intensely with young people, Peyton has continued to grow and develop as a premier graffiti artist as well. His new work veritably jumps off the wall at you. Please plan to come by the show and be amazed.
Opening Reception - Friday, May 4th from 6pm to 9pm
Gallery Talk - Saturday, May 12th from 3pm to 4pm
Closing Reception - Friday, May 18th from 6pm to 9pm
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.
We looked at Dan's website and found this background statement which gives context for his work: I was born in Vietnam, and now live in the United States.
I have received rather limited formal training in art and painting. I worked as a bioengineer for many years.
From 2009 to 2012, I painted the figurative series Legacies, a series of pop portraits of icons such as Gandhi, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, the Dalai Lama, Jackson Pollock and Frida Kahlo.
I followed with the series Myths in the pop/magical realism style, depicting today’s realities in my home country Vietnam. Like its cousin in literature, magical realism in painting is essentially socio-political in nature. I participated in several group and solo shows in the US. In 2013 the series Myths was shown at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi, Vietnam under the sponsorship of UNESCO. A number of works were deemed too subversive by the Vietnamese government, and consequently banned.
Since 2014, I've distanced myself from such ethnocentric art, and have explored a more universal visual language. All the same, the content of my art never strays from a deep concern about the human condition.
Opening Reception- Friday, June 8th from 6pm to 9pm
Gallery Talk- Tuesday, June 12th beginning at 7pm
Sunday, July 8 - Saturday, July 21, 2018
DAVID EKDAHL: New Work
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 STALNAKER BUNDY: Range of Color
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, November 8th from 6pm to 9pm
Gallery Talk – Tuesday, November 27 beginning at 7pm
Saturday, December 8 - Saturday, December 22, 2018
John Kantar & Sarah Hjelmberg (pottery)
Two terrific potters, connected by both teaching ceramics and making their own pots, will have the honor of presenting the final show of 2018.