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Friday, December 5 - Saturday, December 20, 2014

KIRA!: June Stechler's Burundi Women

Kira! Burundi Women

Homewood Studios presents Kira! 18 abstracts and portraits by June Steckler to benefit the work of World Relief Burundi.

About the Work
Earlier in 2014, Colonial Church entered into a partnership with World Relief to fund the organization’s development work in the African country of Burundi. One result is the Kira! (meaning “bless”) series, which is inspired by Burundi’s women. As is its usual practice, Homewood Studios declines a commission on work sold and June Steckler will donate all proceeds from sales of the art to empower these women through World Relief.

Burundi is a small landlocked country in the Great Lakes Region of central Africa. With 80% of its population surviving on less than $1/day, it is the third poorest country in the world. Like Rwanda to its north, Burundi suffers a history of genocide between Hutus and Tutsis. From 1993 to 2003, 300,000 died in that conflict. More than 10% of the population fled. Beginning in 2004, World Relief Burundi formed a network of Burundian churches to reach the mostly rural country.

June Steckler’s Paintings at Homewood
“I bear a debt of love to those in the world around me who face grave circumstances and dire realities,” June Steckler writes in her artist statement. “I am humbled to do something—anything—that might afford my neighbors in Burundi greater opportunities to know more of what life offers, the potential they each have, and who their Creator is. The beauty of Burundi’s people, as well as their acute needs, was the inspiration for the pieces in this series.”

On Tuesday, December 9, at 7:00 pm, Kira! curator, Dawn Duncan Harrell, and Homewood Studios artistic director, George Roberts, will host “Find Yourself in Burundi,”an in-depth conversation, using critical response protocol techniques, to explore Burundi’s stories and June Steckler’s artwork from the viewer’s perspective.

We invite you to participate in the rebuilding of Burundi.

  • View June Steckler’s paintings, read the stories that accompany them, and so bear witness to Burundi’s beauty and strength. View the Kira! exhibit: Fri, December 5–Fri, December 20, 2014; Tue, 5–9 pm; Wed & Fri, 1–6 pm; Sat, 1–4 pm.
  • Engage in the “Find Yourself in Burundi” discussion and so identify with both the women of Burundi and the woman who painted them. Tuesday, December 9, 7:00 pm.
  • Watch June Steckler’s artist talk here and learn how her art and her world view intersected to produce this celebration of women half way around the world. Contact her here.
  • Purchase art and so empower Burundi’s women to heal their nation themselves. Contact curator Dawn Duncan Harrell here.

Thursday, January 8 - Saturday, January 31, 2015


Resident Homewood Studios artist, Julie Landsman (drawing & painting), and her husband, Maury Landsman (photography), team up to present a variety of perspectives in and out and through windows...

With growing awareness over the past ten years Maury has been taking pictures of windows and Julie has been drawing and painting them. Each has been, from time to time, immersed in looking out, looking at, and looking in a window. Occasionally, as this theme developed, their work would revolve around the same image. A kind of dialogue was born.

This show brings together new and old work on this subject and how it repeats itself in cities where they have lived and visited.

Please Note: Special Hours for this show only: Saturday 2p-5p, Wednesday 1p-6p and by appointment with the artists.

Opening Reception - Friday, January 9th from 6p to 9p

Gallery Talk - Tuesday, January 20th beginning at 7p

Friday, March 6 - Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Teachers from around the country have begun to voice their frustration with the burdensome constraints placed on their work with children and young people by the administrative demands of the No Child Left Behind law. Educational policy at every level has become infected with accountability rather that being intelligently informed by responsibility.

Christina Benz, Minneapolis Public Schools installation artist and teacher, has created work chronicling her continuing battle with the demands of the law vs. the needs of the children she meets in her classroom every day. Benz is also inviting other artist/teachers to create their responses, in their selected artistic styles, for a group show at Homewood Studios. The dual intent of the show is to call attention to the crippling effects of the law on both children and teachers, and to highlight the extraordinary work of our teacher/artists who wish to call this troubling situation into question.

The run of this show will include one or two community conversation events. Details of these events, as well as the opening reception, anon.

Thursday, April 9 - Wednesday, April 22, 2015


It is with great pride and pleasure we announce this show. Mitchell is a child of our neighborhood, we have known him since he was a baby. Now he has a child of his own, and drawings of her will be in this show.

Mitchell is a composer/musician, a film maker and a visual artist. We happily anticipate viewing his new work and seeing his community support him.

Details about opening reception and gallery talk anon.

Friday, May 15 - Saturday, June 6, 2015

JACK MADER: One Anything

Homewood Studios resident artist, Jack Mader, offers a body of work consisting of objects and still lifes done in Studio D, often with several views of the same thing.

Known for his work in series - Water, Dreamworks, &c., this new series should have all the hallmarks of Mader's special way of looking at the world around him - a strikingly subtle use of color, surprising angles of vision, exotic composition.

Additionally, Mader writes, "The opening will be Friday May 15, my 62nd birthday and the last day of teaching as I am officially retired that day. Time to celebrate."

Opening Reception Friday, May 15 from 6p to 9p.

Gallery Talk to be decided.

Wednesday, August 5 - Monday, August 17, 2015

DEBRA FISHER GOLDSTEIN: State Fair Photographs

Debra Goldstein has been taking photographs of the Minnesota State Fair for several years. This is her first solo show exhibiting this collection.

Tuesday, September 1 - Saturday, September 26, 2015

SAORI: Weaving

Following a very successful show in October 2014, the woman weavers from TSE, Inc. return for an even larger and more compelling exhibition of colorful and unpredictable textiles done under the watchful and generous eye of master weaver/teacher Chiaki O'Brien.

Work from the 2014 show sold out, which suggests the level of excitement these weavers create with their art. Expect this new show to be even more entrancing.

Events will include opening receptions and a community weaving workshop. Details anon.

Thursday, October 1 - Saturday, October 31, 2015


Lynda Monick-Isenberg, Minneapolis College of Art & Design instructor and artist, and her former student, Shannon Brunette, also a teacher/artist, have launched a collaboration designed to form The Drawing Project, the realization of a vision both have nurtured for quite some time.

To assist in bringing this project to the awareness of the public, Homewood Studios gallery has invited Lynda and Shannon to curate a show of drawings, purely drawings, which celebrate and make obvious the importance of this often-overlooked genre in the art landscape.

It is quite likely a community drawing event or two will occur during the run of the show. Please stay tuned for details.

Tuesday, November 3 - Saturday, November 28, 2015

Homewood Studios Resident Artists Show: Theme Undecided

Brook Kepros • Julie Landsman • Lynda Maylish • Bill Jeter • Jack Mader • Kris Treuting • Mieko Yamazaki • George Roberts

Once again, (this year a month or two later than usual), the Homewood Studios resident artists are ready to offer the fruits of the past year's labors.

Painting & drawing, photography, carved and embellished gourds, two and three-dimensional work, sculpture, letterpress and woodblock printing, altered books and more are all possibilities for this show.

More details as we get our act together.

Tuesday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Gini Ewers has been designing and making quilts for enough years that it has become her abiding passion. Most of these colorful (and sometimes dazzling) quilts are in the hands of others, but a selection of them will be collected and hung at Homewood Studios gallery.

Ewers, almost giddy at the thought of her first solo show, says about quilt making, "There are so many ways to look at a quilt, so many ways to design it, so many choices beyond color and pattern."

Details concerning opening reception, gallery talk, and community workshop anon.