STUDIO:HERE At The Minnesota State Fair + Yudong Shen Premiere

As you’re planning out your visit to the Minnesota State Fair this year, make sure to stop by the STUDIO:HERE exhibition featuring a lineup of Minnesota artists and many MN Original alums. It will be a fantastic opportunity to see stunning works of art created right before your eyes.

Each day of the fair, a practicing Minnesota artist will create artwork and have opportunities to interact with fair guests. This special exhibition provides a window into the working artist’s world and an up-close look at the ‘nuts-and-bolts’ of how an art object is created.

The participating artists work in a variety of 2D and 3D media and include: Cindy Koopman (printmaker), Greg Graham (painter), Moira Bateman (mixed media sculpter), Todd Bridigum (drawer/ printmaker), Yudong Shen (watercolor artist), Patrick Kemal Pryor (painter), Leslie Barlow (painter), Miranda Brandon (photographer), Eric William Carroll (photographer), Jenn Ackerman (photographer), Matt Semke (multimedia 19 process artist) and Kimberlee Joy Roth (ceramicist/slip-caster).

STUDIO: HERE takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center 

Don’t miss these MN Original alums on the following days:

Saturday, August 29 – Moira Bateman

Inspired and fascinated by nature, Moira Bateman earned a degree in landscape architecture, but changed course to pursue mixed-media art full time.

Monday, August 31 – Yudong Shen

*Watch an early release of this segment featuring painter Yudong Shen below and look for it in a future full episode of MN Original!

Yudong Shen infuses his Asian brush paintings with color and contrast to create landscapes that recall both China and Minnesota.

Tuesday, Sept 1 – Patrick Kemal Pryror

Home improvement projects were the impetus for Patrick K. Pryor’s experimental painting techniques in his latest body of work.

MNO On The Go: August 30 – September 6

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

First Thursdays Open Studios – NE Arts District

September 3

First Thursdays in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is an Open Studio and Gallery Tour held the first Thursday of each month. Many NEMAA member artists and galleries open their doors and invite you into their studios. With a more relaxed atmosphere, this mini-Art-A-Whirl is a great experience for the art collector and browser.

Click here for more info.

Minnesota State Fair

Now through September 7

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Museology: Eleanor McGough And Elaine Rutherford

September 5 – 27

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Paul Shambroom: Lost, MMAA Project Space

August 20 – October 18

Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

September 4, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

MNO On The Go: August 23 – 30

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Paul Shambroom: Lost, MMAA Project Space

August 20 – October 18

Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom.

Click here for more info.

Minneapolis Satellite Reef

August 23 – September 30

The MIA is proud to present the Minneapolis Satellite Reef, part of the Institute For Figuring’s worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project.

The world’s largest participatory art and science project, the IFF’s Crochet Coral Reef project combines mathematics, marine biology, environmental consciousness raising and community art practice. More than 7,000 people have helped to make these gorgeous woolen seascapes, which have been exhibited around the world.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

August 28, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

New Work – Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke

Now through August 31

Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Low Lying Area, an exhibition of new work by Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke featuring a large-scale sculptural work by Rebecca and a suite of ink on paper paintings by Shana. The exhibition brings together the artists’ shared interest in the psychologies and complexities of domestic objects and spaces.

Click here for more info.

 

Artist Day Jobs: Dan Israel – Musician/Government Man

MN Original and TPT present: Artist Day Jobs – A series about how artists make it work

In the season finale of Artist Day Jobs, MN Original follows musician and government worker, Dan Israel.

By day, Dan works at The Office of the Revisor of Statutes at the Minnesota Legislature proofing and editing bills that are on their way to becoming laws. By night, Dan is known as a seasoned musician with twelve albums under his belt.

The episode is the seventh in MN Original’s web series featuring Minnesota artists with interesting 9-5′s.

Learn more about Artist Day Jobs here: http://bit.ly/1KrhEWr

Are YOU an artist with an interesting day job? Let us know on our Facebook page or on Twitter using #ArtistDayJobs.

MNO On The Go: August 16 – 23

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Music in Mears: Barbara Jean and The Melismatics

August 20, 6 p.m.

2015 marks the 12th year of Music in Mears and we are back with more then just great music!  Lowertown Entertainment District will be serving Summit beer and great food from their member restaurants along with a variety of food trucks each week! Barbara Jean and The Melismatics perform the evening of August 20.

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New Work – Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke

Now through August 31

Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Low Lying Area, an exhibition of new work by Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke featuring a large-scale sculptural work by Rebecca and a suite of ink on paper paintings by Shana. The exhibition brings together the artists’ shared interest in the psychologies and complexities of domestic objects and spaces.

Click here for more info.

Mill City Live: Malamanya

August 19, 6 – 8 p.m.

Mill City Live returns for its twelfth season with four outdoor concerts on Wednesday evenings in August. Set in the museum’s dramatic open air Ruin Courtyard, “Mill City Live” features four great evenings of outdoor music by top local artists.

Malamanya is a six-member Minneapolis-based Cuban Son ensemble, composed of a diverse group of musicians who share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for traditional rhythms and melodies of Latin American and Caribbean music. Their onstage energy and compositions reflect the communal, complex, and celebratory spirit prevalent in these musical genres.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

August 21, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

Paul Shambroom: Lost, MMAA Project Space

August 20 – October 18

Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom.

Click here for more info.

Caponi Art Park Summer Performance Series: Drumheart, Women’s Drum Center;
Barebones Production

August 23, 6:30 p.m.

For twenty years, BareBones has been stimulating audiences’ senses with their visionary parades, outdoor installations, and spectacle performances that involve stilts, bicycles and gigantic puppets. Performing in parks and other public spaces around the Twin Cities metro area, this collective of visual and performing artists is most well-known for their annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza.

Drumheart is the Women’s Drum Center performing ensemble. Performing world drum and percussion music, Drumheart enjoys providing energy, joy and spirit to events with their Brazilian, Caribbean and African music.

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Radical Basketry Invitational

July 16 – August 22

This exhibition displays examples of exceptional work by local basket makers concurrent to the National Basketry Organization’s conference in the Twin Cities. The selection emphasizes work by basket makers that push the boundaries of traditional basket making.

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Artist Day Jobs: Jordan Shiveley – Cartoonist/Sous Chef

MN Original and TPT present: Artist Day Jobs – A series about how artists make it work

This episode of Artist Day Jobs is features cartoonist and Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater sous chef, Jordan Shiveley. Watch as he discusses his art, finding fulfillment in both jobs and leaving a lasting impression.

Visit Uncivilized Books to find more of Jordan’s work.

The episode is the sixth in MN Original‘s web series featuring Minnesota artists with interesting 9-5′s.

New episodes premiere Wednesdays at 10 a.m. More info here: http://bit.ly/1KrhEWr

Are YOU an artist with an interesting day job? Let us know on our Facebook page or on Twitter using #ArtistDayJobs.

MNO On The Go: August 9 – 16

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Radical Basketry Invitational

July 16 – August 22

This exhibition displays examples of exceptional work by local basket makers concurrent to the National Basketry Organization’s conference in the Twin Cities. The selection emphasizes work by basket makers that push the boundaries of traditional basket making.

Click here for more info.

“Art Crawl Through the Gardens at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Saturday, August 15, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, August 16, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Back for its third year, the MN Landscape Arboretum’s Art Crawl Through the Gardens is a showcase of art and nature. Instead of tent upon tent, artists are nestled amongst the Arboretum’s beautiful landscapes and gardens. Guests are encouraged to take a stroll through the beauty of nature via the Arboretum’s 3-Mile Drive (also accessible by car and the Arboretum’s free, hop-on, hop-off Circulator) and enjoy handcrafted items from local artists.

Art Crawl events are free with Arboretum admission.

Click here for more info.

Mill City Live: Black Diet

August 12, 6 – 8 p.m.

Mill City Live returns for its twelfth season with four outdoor concerts on Wednesday evenings in August. Set in the museum’s dramatic open air Ruin Courtyard, “Mill City Live” features four great evenings of outdoor music by top local artists.

Recent winners of Vita.mn’s Are You Local? Showcase and The Lowertown Line artist, Black Diet is a garage/indie/soul band with a sartorial flair. Indebted to Stax records, they put on shows that look like Baptist church services held at punk houses. Part of a stream of vintage sounding acts coming out of Minneapolis’ Piñata Records, they’re spitting out sharp, testimonial jams for the masses.

Click here for more info.

New Work – Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke

Now through August 31

Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Low Lying Area, an exhibition of new work by Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke featuring a large-scale sculptural work by Rebecca and a suite of ink on paper paintings by Shana. The exhibition brings together the artists’ shared interest in the psychologies and complexities of domestic objects and spaces.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

Friday, July 3, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

TPT At The Minnesota State Fair

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If you haven’t heard, TPT is heading to the Minnesota State Fair!

TPT will be at the Front Porch which is located on the east side of Cosgrove Street, in the outside street level of the 4-H Building. We’ll be there from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

In addition to activities for the whole family at the Front Porch, TPT will have live performances from Minnesota musicians – many of whom are MN Original alums!

Check out the schedule below. We can’t wait to see you at the fair!

TPT at the Minnesota State Fair – Schedule of Events

Thursday August 27th
9:00am-11:00am stop by the Front Porch to meet Curious George in person!
6:00pm-7:00pm stop by the Front Porch for some great music featuring i like you.

Friday August 28th
9:00am-11:00am stop by the Front Porch to meet Curious George in person!
1:30pm-2:00pm stop by the Front Porch to meet and get your picture taken with Cathy Wurzer, Eric Eskola, Mary Lahammer and David Gillette from TPT’s Almanac
6:00pm-7:00pm
 stop by the Front Porch for some great music featuring Greg Grease

Saturday August 29th
9:00am-11:00am stop by the Front Porch to meet Curious George in person!
6:00pm-7:00pm stop by the Front Porch for some great music featuring Communist Daughter

Sunday August 30th
9:00am-11:00am stop by the Front Porch to meet Curious George in person!
6:00pm-7:00pm stop by the Front Porch for some great music featuring The Shiny Lights

Monday August 31st
9:00am-11:00am
 stop by the Front Porch to meet WordGirl in person!
6:00pm-7:00pm stop by the Front Porch for some great music featuring The Jason Hernandez Jazz Band

Tuesday September 1st
9:00am-11:00am
 stop by the Front Porch to meet WordGirl in person!
6:00pm-7:00pm stop by the Front Porch for some great music featuring Noah Hoehn

Wednesday September 2nd
9:00am-11:00am
 stop by the Front Porch to meet WordGirl in person!
6:00pm-7:00pm stop by the Front Porch for some great music featuring Beatrix*JAR

Thursday September 3rd
9:00am-11:00am
 stop by the Front Porch to meet WordGirl in person!
6:00pm-7:00pm stop by the Front Porch for some great music featuring Tall Paul and DJ Kool Akiem

Friday September 4th
9:00am-11:00am
 stop by the Front Porch to meet WordGirl in person!
12:00 p.m. Live taping of Almanac
1:30pm-2:00pm stop by the Front Porch to meet and get your picture taken with Cathy Wurzer, Eric Eskola, Mary Lahammer and David Gillette from TPT’s Almanac
6:00pm-7:00pm
 stop by the Front Porch for some great music featuring Joey Ryan & the Inks

Saturday September 5th
9:00am-11:00am
 stop by the Front Porch to meet WordGirl in person!
6:00pm-7:00pm stop by the Front Porch for some great music featuring The Neighborhood Trio 

Sunday September 6th
9:00am-11:00am
 stop by the Front Porch to meet WordGirl in person!
11:00am-1:00pm stop by the Front Porch some great music featuring the music of Snapdragon Seeds
6:00pm-7:00pm stop by the Front Porch for some great music featuring Greycoats

Monday September 7th
9:00am-11:00am
 stop by the Front Porch to meet WordGirl in person!
3:00pm-5:00pm stop by the Front Porch for some swing dancing with Uptown Swing and some great music featuring Twin Cities Hot Club
6:00pm-7:00pm
 stop by the Front Porch for some great music featuring Rhythmic Circus

Artist Day Jobs: Malena Handeen – Painter & Musician/Farmer

MN Original and TPT present: Artist Day Jobs – A series about how artists make it work

In this week’s episode of Artist Day Jobs, self-described art farmer Malena Handeen shares how she balances work as a painter, musician and co-owner of Easy Bean Farm.Malena’s story is the fifth in MN Original‘s web series, “Artist Day Jobs,” which examines how different artists make it work.

Learn more about Malena’s art and CSA here: http://bit.ly/1OLPpQR

Music featured in this segment by Malena Handeen: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/malenahandeen

New episodes premiere Wednesdays at 10 a.m. More info here: http://bit.ly/1KrhEWr

Are YOU an artist with an interesting day job? Let us know on our Facebook page or on Twitter using #ArtistDayJobs.

MNO On The Go: August 2 – 9

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Uptown Art Fair

August 7 – 9

The Uptown Art Fair features professional works of art ranging from limited editions to one-of-a-kind treasures in each of 12 media including sculpture, painting, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, and more. Over 350 talented fine artists from around the world!

Click here for more info.

Powderhorn Art Fair

August 8 – 9

Powderhorn Art Fair, one of the finest juried regional art fairs in the country, celebrates artistic expression and community engagement. Set in a pastoral, 66-acre city park, Powderhorn Art Fair features 184 regional and national artists of varied disciplines, as well as a Community Showcase and Group Exhibitors from the Powderhorn area.

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Loring Park Art Fair

August 8 – 9

The Loring Park Art Festival is produced by Artists for Artists LLP, an organization of experienced artists. The juried festival is a two day event in Loring Park near downtown Minneapolis. The hours are Saturday, 10-6 and Sunday 10-5.

Click here for more info.

First Thursdays Open Studios – NE Arts District

Thursday, July 2

First Thursdays in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is an Open Studio and Gallery Tour held the first Thursday of each month. Many NEMAA member artists and galleries open their doors and invite you into their studios. With a more relaxed atmosphere, this mini-Art-A-Whirl is a great experience for the art collector and browser.

Click here for more info.

2nd Saturdays – California Building Open Studios

Saturday, July 11 – 12 – 4 p.m.

The California Building in Northeast Minneapolis is a former grain mill turned studio building for working artists. As the first art studio building in the NE area, artists began renting studios here in the 80′s. The tenants include emerging, mid and late career artists in a variety of disciplines.

A haven for a diverse group of artists, the building is now open to the public for open studio tours and sales every month on the 2nd Saturday. Enjoy free parking.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

Friday, July 3, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

Caponi Art Park Summer Performance Series: Ragamala Dance Company: Sacred Earth

August 9, 6:30 p.m.

Sacred Earth explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environments that shape them. Dancers create a sacred space to honor the divinity in the natural world and the sustenance we derive from it. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth is co-Artistic Directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy’s singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man.

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Radical Basketry Invitational

July 16 – August 22

This exhibition displays examples of exceptional work by local basket makers concurrent to the National Basketry Organization’s conference in the Twin Cities. The selection emphasizes work by basket makers that push the boundaries of traditional basket making.

Click here for more info.

Mill City Live: PaviElle

August 5, 6 – 8 p.m.

Mill City Live returns for its twelfth season with four outdoor concerts on Wednesday evenings in August. Set in the museum’s dramatic open air Ruin Courtyard, “Mill City Live” features four great evenings of outdoor music by top local artists. PaviElle French is a Neo Soul Vocalist, activist, dancer, and actress. In the past, PaviElle has taken the stage professionally as a vocalist, singer songwriter and spoken word artist.

Click here for more info.

New Work – Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke

Now through August 31

Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Low Lying Area, an exhibition of new work by Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke featuring a large-scale sculptural work by Rebecca and a suite of ink on paper paintings by Shana. The exhibition brings together the artists’ shared interest in the psychologies and complexities of domestic objects and spaces.

Click here for more info.

Minnesota Fringe Festival

July 30 – August 9

Fringe is an annual performing arts festival in the Twin Cities. For 11 days, over a thousand artists present works in every discipline and genre. No one selects the participating shows. Instead, a lottery determines which of over 400 applicants win production slots in the festival.

Click here for more info.

Artist Day Jobs: Emily Lynch – Painter/Math Teacher

MN Original and TPT present: Artist Day Jobs – A series about how artists make it work

Emily Lynch has found the perfect balance between working as a math teacher and incorporating her obsession with numbers and patterns into her paintings.

Find more of Emily’s work here.

The episode is the fourth in our series focusing on Minnesota artists who support their creative endeavors with interesting 9-5′s.

New episodes premiere Wednesdays at 10 a.m. More info here: http://bit.ly/1KrhEWr

Are YOU an artist with an interesting day job? Let us know on our Facebook page or on Twitter using #ArtistDayJobs.

MNO on the Go: July 26 – August 2

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Hot Metal Mold-Making at Franconia

July 29 – 30, 4 – 8 p.m.

Each​ ​summer​ ​Iron Artists from around the world​ ​join Franconia for a​ sizzling outdoor​ ​iron pour. Franconia invites you to​ ​participate​ ​​in this unique opportunity by scratching a block of sand that will be poured with molten iron, creating your very own iron sculpture after the​ ​Community Collaboration Hot Metal Pour on August 1s​t. ​

Click here for more info.

MN Fringe Festival

July 30 – August 9

Fringe is an annual performing arts festival in the Twin Cities. For 11 days, over a thousand artists present works in every discipline and genre. No one selects the participating shows. Instead, a lottery determines which of over 400 applicants win production slots in the festival.

Click here for more info.

Circus Juventas Summer Spectacular: 1001 Nights

July 31 – August 16

What started as a desperate ploy for survival became an epic tale swept from the sands of time. Scheherazade told the Sultan 1001 tales, each more mysterious, exciting, and magical than the last—and in 2015, Circus Juventas brings its own enchantment in 1002 Arabian Nights—The untold story that weaves all others together.

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Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

Friday, July 3, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

Radical Basketry Invitational

July 16 – August 22

This exhibition displays examples of exceptional work by local basket makers concurrent to the National Basketry Organization’s conference in the Twin Cities. The selection emphasizes work by basket makers that push the boundaries of traditional basket making.

Click here for more information.

SPACE & TIME B-Girl Be 10-Year Reunion Exhibit at Intermedia Arts

Now through August 22

2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of B-Girl Be, the first international festival showcasing and celebrating women artists in the elements of Hip-Hop. Encompassing MCing, DJing, breakdancing and graffiti, B-Girl Be influenced thousands of artists and audience members since its inception in 2005, challenging and changing the perceptions and roles of women in this revolutionary art form. To commemorate this anniversary, Intermedia Arts presents “Space & Time,” a visual art exhibition that will include new work by artists from previous B-Girl Be exhibitions as well as emerging artists from Hip-Hop scenes around the world.

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Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome at Brave New Workshop

Now through August 1

In ‘Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome’ at Brave New Workshop, the cast will tackle some tough questions about modern society, like: Where does personal freedom begin and end? Why do we look to celebrities instead of scientists for information? Could you take a look at this rash on our leg? These sketches and songs will skewer these issues and more in this satire of epidemic proportions.

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