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Friday, June 8 - Saturday, June 23, 2018

DAN TRAN: New Work - painting and photography

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.

About his work, and especially about the work he plans to show in our gallery, Dan writes:

Painting - In the series “Abstract Activism & The Pursuit of Truth”, I use abstract symbols to depict the various ways we fight for truth. Whether the work is dedicated to Socrates and his Socratic method, applying dialogue and reason to all manners of inquiry, or to Malala, the courageous Pakistani girl fighting for the right of all girls to education, I believe my work addresses a threat as relevant today, in the age of mass information, as it was during the Dark Ages, the Ages of the Gulag or that of the Super Race.

Photography - In the series “Primitive”, I produce multilayered photomontages linking our modern-day thoughts and actions with age-old instincts and modes of behavior of our species, whether it's the need to believe in the existence and immortality of the soul, the struggle to affirm our individuality under pressure from the tribe, or our subliminal subjugation to our desires.

Opening Reception- Friday, June 8th from 6pm to 9pm

Gallery Talk- Saturday, June 16th beginning at 2pm

Tuesday, July 10 - Saturday, July 21, 2018


Some of you regular Homewood Studios patrons know David Ekdahl. He is that talented wood carver of masks and talismans and divinities who has been in three or four shows in our gallery. David recently introduced us to Steven Ekdahl, his brother, also a talented wood worker, through in a decidedly different vein than David.

They have decided to have a gallery show together. David allows he has "lots of new, weird carvings," which always piques our interest. SteveN showed us a couple of examples of his work, intricately made tables and shelves.

About his work, Steven writes: I am a retired teacher and media specialist. I walked the woods for many years before starting to notice the shapes and patterns in the wood that was all around me. I have saved wood from a fire pit, discovered wood in the Arizona desert, and stumbled over roots on the ground. Now the wood finds me. I hear the call and follow it.

The show should be an interesting contrast of two distinct woodworking styles. Please plan to stop by and have a look.

Opening Reception One - Friday, July 13th from 6pm to 9pm

Opening Reception Two - Saturday, July 14th from 2pm to 5pm

Monday, July 23 - Monday, July 30, 2018

LEON SORKIN: Portraits 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.

Opening Reception - Tuesday, July 24th from 5pm to 8pm [please note the unusual day]

In addition to regular gallery hours: Tuesday 5pm to 9pm, Wednesday and Friday 1pm to 6pm, and Saturday 1pm to 4pm, we will be open on Sunday, July 29th from 1pm to 4pm.

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...

Sunday, July 7 - Tuesday, July 16, 2019



A group of four local artists, lead by Sandy Parnell, have arranged for a show in July of 2019.