Saturday, March 20, 2010

Art across town

Meanwhile, while the dust was settling from the opening of Reader's Art, I continued to be involved with the inaugural exhibition sponsored by SMARTS (South Minneapolis Arts Business Association). The Arts of the Community opened last night at Intermedia Arts, in S. Lyndale in Minneapolis.Forty artists provided 70 pieces of art in this surprisingly competitive show. We looked at over 250 pieces of art on jury day, wonderful art, all different kinds of art, big art, little art, challenging art. This week, while I was recovering from the Reader's Art opening, David Luke hung the show. He did a marvelous job. The opening was well attended. these shots were taken toward the waning end of the night. A great time was had by all.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Through the Peep Hole

murmurs, by Minneapolis artist Debora Miller, is a subtle joy, inside and out. From inside the gallery you can peer in the twin peep holes to see the murmuring of spring.

At night, from outside, shadows of trees hover in the mid-distance of the window.

During the day, nature's own trees reflect and blend their movement with the images on the transparencies.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Beatrice Coron

Beatrice Coron is a marvelous paper cutting artist, represented in Reader's Art 10 by Les Voiles. There is a marvelous article about her in the Daily Art Muse

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Reader's Art 10 the opening

Many thanks to local photographer Michael A.Shapiro for photographing the evening. The 7 pm opening was a crush of people shortly after 6:30 pm.
One of those tiny dots is the curator, Jon Coffelt.Performance artist Julia Babb speaking with Susan. Julia will have a performance at the Pillsbury House on March 31 and April 1. I was a very short person lost in the sea of people. That's me, clutching my camera. I could not get shots much above people's navels! That's Zach gesturing in the gloves. The party closed down after midnight. Stay tuned. On Monday we will have more photos from Zach.Jodi Reeb-Meyers with her miraculous floating book! Steven Berg of Steven Be, a Yarn Garage Workshop.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Collecting & Learning

Reader's Art 10 opens tomorrow. OMG! We end this blog series with learning, collecting and fluxus.
Color & Learn Series by John Zoller
Alphabet by Scott Teplin
Some Specimens by Jody Williams
flusaudiuxbox: transdio aumition exercise
A HoWaYaDa Klann Project by Jess Marie Walker and HoWaYaDa Klann

FinePrint,Letterpress,Offset, Drawing

Fine print, offset, letterpress, drawing...all appear in the books of the various artists in Reader's Art 10.
White Insistence by Buzz Spector
untitled by Jill Slaymaker
Atrocities by Joel Seah
Panthers by Chip Schilling

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Reader's Art Installation Continues

It may look complete, but Jon and I are still working on the layout. Last night he tightened the table cover....can't keep the man away from needle and thread!
The signage is up...that is always fun to do. I love t hose press on letters!

See Jody's book floating in the air?

The Poetry of Artists Books

The altered book in the hands of a master artist! Hands of Josephus by Miriam Schaer. Miriam's work never fails to surprise me and move me. It is poetry in form and motion.
Mary Ann Sampson's Faulkner Suite is poetry by Suue Brannan Walker.
Double Meaning of Yield by Regula Russelle has poets writing about writing poetry.
Fibonacci Flower, published by Purgatory Pie Press, illumines the poetry of mathematics.

Reader's Art 10, opening Friday, March 12, 7-9pm