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Friday, January 3 - Thursday, January 30, 2020

PASSING IT ON: Homewood Studios 20th Anniversary Show

Hard to believe, until we pause to remember...we have been open almost twenty years. Almost 300 shows. As a gesture of thanks to our community, to the many artists and art lovers who have all supported us, we offer PASSING IT ON, a show in which each of the eight resident artis have paired with a younger artist who works in the same (or generally the same) medium, to create collaborateive work and to invite that younger generation of artists, our future artist/leaders, into our family.

While some of the collaborations are still in the generative stage, there will be letterpress work, a Plymouth Avenue mapping project, a photography/music father and son collaboration, a mentor/mentee sharing of recent work, some experimental print making, Japanese calligraphy, and several more.

Additional details anon.

"Soft" Opening - Friday, January 10th, from1pm to 4pm.

Public Reception - Saturday, January 11th from 5pm to 8pm

Improvised Word/Music Concert - Sunday, January 12th, beginning at 7pm.

Gallery Talk - Tuesday, January 21st beginning at 7pm

Saturday, January 25, 2020

BE HEARD Poetry Slam

What is BeE HEARD? Be Heard is an annual program that identifies six Minnesota youth poets between the ages of 13-19 years old to represent the state in the international Brave New Voices youth poetry slam festival. Be Heard advances literacy levels and leadership skills of participants through cohort specific writing & performance workshops, community engagement activities and specialized trainings for participants.

The team of six youth poets are identified through a series of competitions that occur in three tiers: preliminary bouts, semi-final bouts and the final round of competition. Following the identification of the team, the youth enter into the Be Heard team and cohort, traveling to Brave New Voices, speaking and presenting at local events and more through the remainder of the calendar year.

What is a Poetry Slam? A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets share their poems in front of an audience. Five audience members are selected to judge the content and performance of each poem by attributing a score via a scale of 1-10. Traditionally, poets win money, a trophy, gift cards or other prizes. However, the Be Heard competition does not distribute any sort of prize, rather an opportunity to represent MN at Brave New Voices.

Saturday, January 25th, beginning at 7p.m. Free and open.

Saturday, February 1 - Friday, February 28, 2020


As he has done for several years running, Homewood Studios resident artist, Bill Jeter, takes over the gallery to introduce our audience to local African-American artists, both well-known and emerging.

Bill received a State Arts Board grant recently to purchase a small press and my be inviting the participating artists to create new work in collaboration with him for this show.

About this year's Emporium, Bill writes: The Black History Month Emporium is an Old-School presentation featuring visual art, and films exhibited in a gallery, as a Minneapolis north-side celebration of African American culture and history.

INVITED ARTISTS: Richard Amos • Phyllis Chatham • Keiona Cook • Loretta Day • Bill Jeter • Kayla Jeter • Maria Joonson • Shirley Jones • Constance Rance

OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, February 15th, from 1pm to 4pm

FAMILY ART STUDIO DAY - Saturday, February 22nd., from 1pm to 4pm


• Tuesday & Thursday - 5pm to 9pm

• Wednesday & Friday - 1pm to 6pm

• Saturday & Sunday - 1pm to 4pm

Friday, March 27 - Sunday, April 5, 2020

2020 MCAD Foundations Drawing Show

For the past five years Homewood Studios has enjoyed a wonderful partnership with thE Foundation Drawing instructors at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Again this year, our show will feature large-scale drawings - in chcarcoal, pencil and pen and ink - from all the second year classes. It is interesting to note all students, regardless of their arts focus, are required to take drawing classes. The results have been, and surely will be, nothing short of amazing.

Drawing is not an activity of the hand. It is an activity of the eye."

Details anon.

Monday, April 6 - Thursday, April 30, 2020

SEITU JONES: New and Selected Work

Our Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthburt, has lined up another stellar show for our gallery. A longtime Homewood Studios friend and well-known artist, Seitu Jones, as agreed to bring a show to our neighborhood in the spring of 2020.

Details about opening reception, gallery talk, other possible events will be coming along...

Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 31, 2020

CHRIS CINQUE - painting

We are currently in conversation about the show for Chris. We have seen a few examples of the abstract work aad find it deep and inviting

Details anon.

Monday, June 8 - Tuesday, June 30, 2020

LISA ETERSON (new work - paindting)

Lisa Peterson is a photographer, painter and writer who has been a friend and supporter of Homewood Studios for many years. She is currently working on a new series of abstracdt paintings swhich wil be shown fo the first time at our gallery.

More details anon.

Opening Reception - Friday, June 10th from 6pm to 9pm

Gallery Talk - Saturday, June 20th beginning at 2pm

Saturday, May 1 - Monday, May 31, 2021


Two MCAD graduates we got to know while they were still in school and showing their work in group exhibitions in our gallery, Kiley Frieze and Sam Busco, design and build custom furniture. Go to their website, Freeze Design Build, and you will see their work has a sculpturel quality which, we feel, lends itself to a gallery viewing.

More details about this interesting show as we get nearer the date.

Thursday, June 10 - Saturday, June 26, 2021

MARION ANGELICA: new ceramics

Master ceramics artist, Marion Angelica, has had several shows in our gallery... all well-received and highly successful. Recently she spent time ass a visiting artist studying porcelain in China. We have no doubt her new work will be equally professional, inventive, and deeply satisfying.

Details will follow anon.

Monday, July 5 - Sunday, July 25, 2021

LORETTA DAY SHOW (new, abstract painting)

Plans for Loretta's show are just now taking shape. More dates and details anon.