CIRCA Gallery | Nouveau
Aug
31
to Sep 28

CIRCA Gallery | Nouveau

CIRCA Gallery debuts all new work from their roster of artists in the gallery’s new Northeast Minneapolis location. This group show, NOUVEAU, will be on view from August 31 to September 28, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 4:00-8:00pm.

CIRCA artists sent in new pieces from near and far for their first chance to exhibit in the gallery’s new location. Notable pieces include a monumental sky scape from Lindsy Halleckson (Minneapolis, MN), fresh gestural abstractions from Margaret Fitzgerald (Albuquerque, NM), sumptuous oil abstracted landscapes by John Vinton (Boston, MA), bold, saturated, minimal paintings from Brad Durham (Minneapolis, MN) and kinetic acrylic wall sculptures from Timothy Schmitz (Minneapolis, MN). All are welcome at the opening reception; several artists will be in attendance.

Additional details are available at www.circagallery.org.

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Silverwood Gallery | WINDSHIELD
Sep
5
to Sep 30

Silverwood Gallery | WINDSHIELD

Opening reception September 12, 6:00-8:00pm

In WINDSHIELD, Halleckson considers how we protect ourselves from the outside world and explores barriers, tension, and patterns. Composed of fiberglass sheets, like the screens on our windows, this work asks viewers to look beyond, changing their perspective to gain understanding and appreciation for the world that surrounds us.

More information: www.threeriversparks.org

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Rochester Art Center | Art(ists) on the Verge 10 Exhibition
Oct
5
to Feb 8

Rochester Art Center | Art(ists) on the Verge 10 Exhibition

Public reception on October 5 - more info to come soon.

Returning to the RAC for a second year, Art(ists) On The Verge 10 (AOV10) showcases art experimentally practiced at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture, created out of a mentor-based fellowship program for five emerging Minnesota-based artists. From the subtleties of atmosphere to a journey through a mind-palace that seamlessly melds art and technology, AOV10 explores themes of surveillance and conformity, algorithms as AI and time travel.

Art(ists) on the Verge is an annual exhibition program that mentors artists to incorporate more technology into their art practice with the intention of fostering increased audience engagement and participation with their work. In this exhibition art does not sit on the walls but is activated by the viewer. Across all five installations, the art is interactive, immersive, and requires the viewer to engage in order to function as an artwork. RAC and Northern Lights are proud to share these innovative works with Southeastern Minnesota and the surrounding community.

Included in AOV10:

Lindsy Halleckson’s You Are Sky is an exploration of atmosphere, space, and the illusionary boundaries created by us. Three complimentary sections offering interpretations of sight, sound, and temperature all serve to explore our perceptions of where feeling and places end and begin.

Thoughts and Prayers by Essma Imady transports the viewer into a space to consider the problematics of “group think” that is perpetuated under totalitarian regimes, similar to Syria, where she grew up. Reflecting both the joy and energy of belonging and the shock and terror of being forced by the group, the viewer is prompted to seek others to join them by making an image whole and moving through rituals.

The narrative thread of Kathy McTavish’s Swarm begins with her background in mathematics. An algorithm becomes a maze of light and sound bathes the viewer in a code that envelops their senses and questions the relationship between man and machine. The algorithm in its entirety is then patterned unto quilts, further disguising the union of the machine and the hand.

Chris Rackley’s childhood informs Does Your Shoe Have a Boy Inside? Viewers peek, play and climb inside the imaginary world a boy stuck in a back storeroom of his father’s shoe shop. From the miniature to the gigantic, shoe boxes as large as a room and as small as a dollhouse toy provoke the viewer to consider how memory works and how these memories shape us.

Khadijah Muse’s work encourages the movement and exchange of both ideas and knowledge. Within the work, people move through sections filled with questions, shapes and art in a quest to connect to one another throughout the process of participating. Having migrated from Kenya as a child, Muse creates a space to consider what is gained and what is lost when moving to a new country no matter where the viewer is from.

Art(ists) on the Verge is produced by Northern Lights.mn and codirected by Piotr Szychalski, Steve Dietz, and Mike Hoyt.

More information: RochesterArtCenter.org

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Art-A-Whirl | Sky Parameters
May
17
to May 19

Art-A-Whirl | Sky Parameters

Final showing of my latest series Sky Parameters, new infographic paintings based on the air quality in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Art-A-Whirl Hours:
Friday, May 17 5:00-10:00pm 
Saturday, May 18 Noon-8:00pm
Sunday, May 19 Noon-5:00pm

Additional Events in studio #266:

  • Saturday, May 18 11:00am-Noon
    Presentations by University of Minnesota faculty: Mae Davenport (Center for Changing Landscapes), Karen Lutsky (Landscape Architecture), and Dylan Millet (Atmospheric Chemistry).

  • Sunday, May 19 11:00am-Noon
    Mary Ellen Childs (composer) and I discuss our Arctic expedition last fall.

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Lindsy Halleckson is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Northrup King Nights | Sky Parameters
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Northrup King Nights | Sky Parameters

  • Northrup King Building - Lindsy Halleckson Studio (map)
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Come check out a work-in-progress showing of my latest series Sky Parameters, new infographic paintings based on the air quality in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Work-in-Progress Showing: Saturday, January 26, 6:00-10:00pm

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Lindsy Halleckson is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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red garage studio | The Sketchbook Show
Sep
7
to Sep 16

red garage studio | The Sketchbook Show

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7 at 7:00-10:00pm

How do artists observe and reflect on their inner and outer world and how does it nourish and feed the creative process? The sketchbook is a basic tool of the trade for most artists, but the form it takes is unique to each. For some it is a work of art itself, for others it is a series of lists, a way to process thoughts and emotions, or a pile of scrap papers and napkins with jottings of sudden ideas and inspirations. In all cases, it is a method of casual exploration that nourishes and feeds the creative process, either directly or indirectly.

Thirty artists, working in all different types of media and at all stages in their career, are now willing to share this process with you.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS:
Lamia Abukhadra, Rachel Bruya, Chris Cinque, Sean Connaughty, Pete Driessen, Kyle Fokken, Toni Gallo, Frank Gaard, Mary Gibney, Martin Gonzales, Carmen Gutierrez-Bolger,  Lindsy Halleckson, Christopher E. Harrison, Jeremy Jones, Mari Mansfield, Joshua McGarvey, Olivia Novotny, Britt Omann, alex m. petersen, Hillary Price, Nancy Robinson, Nina Martine Robinson, Jenny Schmid, Jennifer A. Schultz, John Schuerman, Maria Cristina Tavera, Molly Uravitch, Derek Van Gieson, Joshua Wilichowski, Jacob Yeates

More information: redgaragestudio.com

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First Street Gallery | National Juried Exhibition
Jun
21
to Jul 14

First Street Gallery | National Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21 at 6:00-8:00pm.

The juror for 2018 is Ronnie Landfield, an American abstract painter associated with Lyrical Abstraction, in particular Color Field painting. He is represented in public and private collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others.

More information: www.firststreetgallery.org

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Barnard Gallery | nano 1.2
Jun
5
to Jul 10

Barnard Gallery | nano 1.2

Opening reception: Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30pm

A concept of relative simplicity, nano- 1.2 invited artists to zoom in, scale down, shrink, condense, encapsulate and compact; submitting works no larger than 20 x 20 cm. The exhibition is an opportunity to play with scale, to explore what effects it has for both artist and viewer, and what new parameters it may set for the curator and the gallery space.
 
Smaller works immediately require and create a greater intimacy with the viewer, compelling us to come closer, look closer, stay longer. While large, expansive works keep us at a distance, smaller works activate interiority and introspection. They require a sharper focus, a keener gaze, a lingering attention.  Playing into our fascination with the miniature, small works conjure whimsy, a sense of the magical, a playfulness. But profundity need not be reserved only for the grandiose, and by requiring an economy of expression from the artist, smaller works are also often surprisingly affecting and impactful. 

More information: www.barnardgallery.com

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Parade of Homes | 2018 Spring Dream Home
Feb
24
to Mar 25

Parade of Homes | 2018 Spring Dream Home

  • 4937 Beard Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN 55410 US (map)
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Nine of my paintings are featured in Sustainable 9 Design + Build's Dream Home #436 2018 Spring Parade of Homes. 

Perhaps the most unique home in all of Linden Hills, this modern masterpiece is not to be missed. It features a massive rooftop deck overlooking a green roof system and visually striking, bold modern finishes throughout. Superb energy efficiency is achieved via advanced building science techniques, extreme insulation, and a 4.2 kW solar array that powers the home. The open floor plan has an aqua colored floating staircase, back-lit cabinetry, an eye-popping kitchen with a backsplash that wraps onto the ceiling and floats over the island’s recycled glass countertops, and a wet bar that changes color with the flip of a switch.

Open Thursdays - Sundays 12:00-6:00pm until March 25. A $5 admission fee to tour this home helps the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation continue their efforts building and remodeling homes for area families in need.

More information: https://www.paradeofhomes.org

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Belwin Conservancy | Annual Open House
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Belwin Conservancy | Annual Open House

  • Belwin Conservancy's Education Center (map)
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Free and open to everyone.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., talk at 7:00 p.m.

Featuring a special talk by painter Lindsy Halleckson and composer Mary Ellen Childs, two Minnesotans partaking in The Arctic Circle expedition program next fall. Learn about their work and this unique interdisciplinary residency program in the Svalbard archipelago just 10 degrees from the North Pole. Plus, enjoy stargazing with Minnesota Astronomical Society members, woodland walks with Belwin staff, and a roaring campfire and s’mores. 

Please RSVP here so we don't run out of s'mores!

More info at www.belwin.org.

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This activity is made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) through a grant from The McKnight Foundation.

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