Seward Arts & Culture

All things arts & culture, and home of Seward Winter Frolic : Art in the 'hood

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Vine Arts Center Members Show, Oct 3-24, 2015

Vine Arts Center

In this third conversation, the emphasis is on presentation, while process is represented through mixed media and live demonstration. Mingle with Vine Arts Center Members for the continuing, visual dialogue; Get Behind the Work.

Opening Reception : October 3 @ 6 – 9pm

Experience a live painting demonstration by members while listening to a special in-gallery presentation by Vinyl Voices from KFAI. Enter the “Photo Studio” for a glimpse into the process of Fine Art Photography and examine the “Process Panorama” which illustrates the evolution of a painting, from sketch through completion.

For more information, including hours visit: Vine Arts Center website

The Vine Arts Center is an artist-run gallery on the 2nd floor of the Ivy Building for the Arts at:
2637 27th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406


Festival of Music at Common Ground, Saturday Sept 19

Ellis at Common Ground


Common Ground Meditation Center will hold its fifth annual Festival of Music noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 19 at the center, 2700 East 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406. Admission is free.

This outdoor concert will feature musical performances by EllisDean MagrawLarry LongLinda Breitag, and Alex Goldfarb; spoken word by Louis Alemayehu; and dance calling by Ann Carter. A family fun area will have activities and games for children. Neighborhood restaurants will offer food for purchase.

Donations will be accepted to support area charitable organizations: Soup for You!  Café at Bethany, Doing Good Together, Project Sweetie Pie, Center for Earth, Energy & Democracy, and Juxtaposition Arts.   For more information about the festival or organizations, visit:


Special Events for The Space Between the Words Show

Space between the Words flyer

“The Space Between The Words” is a group art exhibit at the Vine Arts Center, a cooperative art gallery in the Seward neighborhood. The show will be up through Saturday, September 26.

Special Events

Sept 17 – 5:30 – 8pm Thursday – “Transforming Raw Materials into Art” – show and tell with artists talk for adults and families.  Artist members Harry Samtur, Karen Graham, Erika Hammerschmidt and JoAnne Middaugh will demonstrate their process of transforming raw materials into art.

Sept 19 – 1:30 – 3:30pm – “Images of the Ineffable.”  We will explore refreshing traditional symbols using imagery as visual metaphor grounded in nature to express experiences we cannot easily put into words.  Endel Kallas, artist member will facilitate this discussion. 

Sept 20 – 1:30 – 3:30pm – “Unite Your Community Through the Arts”, focuses on building quality lifestyles/community through exploring art and discussion in engaging and enjoyable ways.  Member, Jim M. Foreman will facilitate the discussion. 

Sept 24 – 5:30 – 8pm Thursday – “Poetry Inspired by Art.”   Artists and guests read out loud a poem that was inspired by painting, photo, sculpture, etc.  Sandra Brick & Michael Amram share their collaboration with Michael’s Haiku poems and Sandra’s fiber art pieces.

Sept 26 – 11am – 5pm Saturday CLOSING DAY.

For more information:

Vine Arts Center website:

Art Salon for Fertile Minds blog: