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Friday, April 13 - Saturday, April 28, 2018

3rd annual MCAD Foundations Drawing Exhibition

Each year for the past two years we have invited the second year students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design to present a group show of some of their best drawing work. This year have honored that tradition a third time.

Drawing is often a "step child" in the arts, regarded as an essential practice for success in other genres but not always seriously regarded on its own merits. Our past two MCAD shows, and this new one for sure, aim to correct that notion and to bring community awareness to the often elegant, often inquisitive, often startling world of the drawing.

Opening Reception - Friday, April 13th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Tuesday, May 1 - Saturday, May 26, 2018

Peyton Scott Russell : ALPHABETICAL

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 - Saturday, May 5th from 5pm to 8pm

Gallery Talk - Saturday, May 12th from 3pm to 4pm

Closing Reception - Saturday, May 26th from 5pm to 8pm

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


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...

Monday, July 23 - Monday, July 30, 2018

L,EON SORKIN: Porstraits of North Minneapolis Homes

Leon Sorkin, well known as an accomplished painter of portraits and landscapes, also worked on a series of homes in North Minneapolis from the 1930s and 1940s. Several of these 'house paintings' will be on display for local residents to investigate what their neighborhood, and perhaps even their own home, looked like seventy or eighty years ago.

Details about opening reception and community 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, 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.

Details anon...