Homewood Studios Event Calendar
For information about, or to post comments relating to, past events, see our events archive.
Friday, September 2 - Wednesday, September 21, 2016
JUAN PARKER: But for the Love of God
Juan Parker, North High School Graduate, has been making art as a way of exploring and understanding his life's path since grade school. Significant events, including serious medical issues, have given Juan pause and insight into the meanings of life. His artwork, drawing and painting, are his way of continuing to ask questions, continuing to remain open to what life serves up each day.
In this own artist's statement, Parker writes: My appreciation and interest for art came at about age six when I began to use color crayons, pencils and finger-paints. As I got older I began to illustrate and draw with pen and ink, acrylic paints, oil pastel, color pencils and pastel chalk. I attended college for a few years focusing on improving my artistic talents. I have been commissioned to do several murals and art pieces, participated in art shows and illustrated several children’s books. Art has gotten me through being bullied as a child, the difficult teenage years and as an adult, having congestive heart failure and cancer. Because of my congestive heart failure I became a stay-at-home dad on Social Security Disability. Within the last 12 years I have had numerous hospital stays. I was consequently put on a heart transplant list in the spring of 2015. On Christmas day, December 2015, I received a great gift of a heart transplant. I am part of a fantastic support group of heart transplant recipients. Currently my art work is focusing in the area of my experiences with heart failure, African silhouettes, Native American women and jazz artists.
Opening Reception - Friday, September 9th from 6pm to 9pm
Gallery Talk - Tuesday, September 13th beginning at 7pm
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Hydro-Illuminata community workshop
James Brenner, a local iron sculptor of great talent and vision has invited the Homewood Studios family to join in a far-reaching project about transformation and the Mississippi River.
Hydro-Illuminata is an outreach project that uses the community engagement principles of public art-making to bring the Mississippi Watershed Community into a deeper conversation about improving water quality and protecting watershed resources.
The boat-making workshop, from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, September 10th, is the first step in a series of events which includes a spectacular cast iron pour on the banks of the Mississippi River, an exhibition at Homewood Studios, and eventually a public sculpture comprised of the individual works participants make in the workshops.
Want to participate? Go to http://www.hydroilluminata.com/about, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the registration box.
Further info: www.jamesbrenner.com
Friday, September 23 - Friday, October 14, 2016
BEFORE DURING AND AFTER: 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.
Opening Reception Friday, September 23rd from 6pm to 9pm
Gallery Talk Saturday, October 1st beginning at 2pm
Closing Party Saturday, October 15th from 2pm to 5pm
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