May 4th through May 25th 2019. The Vine Arts Center will be holding an exhibition of art inspired by trees.
The Tree Show: Art inspired by trees and created by Vine Arts Center members. A variety of artistic media will be included in this exhibit, including paintings, drawings, photography, textiles, ceramics, sculptures and installations.
“We seek to find solace in the permanence of nature when our world feels uneasy and unsettled. A tree yields gracefully to all the moving parts that surround it and offers gentleness and healing to tender hearts. Trees call for us to sing a song of beauty. A tree is always a tree and seeks to be no other, as it holds space for each of us to stand tall in our truth, to be who we truly are. Whether lush in verdant, leafy canopy or skeletal silhouette, a tree’s strong limbs remind us that transformation occurs constantly and consistently. Let us learn from trees to breathe in and out and to be peaceful together.”
Special Events Friday May 4th from 6 – 9 PM: An opening reception will be held at the Vine Arts Center with a haiku poem activity and music by Bobb Fantauzzo. Bobb’s music is a unique sound utilizing wooden Native American and world flutes.
Saturday May 11th from 11 AM – 3 PM: Demonstrations on making botanical prints.
Friday May 17th from 6 – 8 PM: Artist talks. VAC artists featured in The Tree Show will be on hand to talk about their work.
The Vine Arts Center is open on Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:45 PM and Saturdays from 11 AM – 5 PM.
Kimber Fiebiger creates bronze sculptures that range from fun and whimsical, to classical and contemporary. She lives in Minneapolis yet her sculptures have been sold all over the country where she has won numerous awards.
Besides being a fabulous sculptor, Kimber has created a home/gallery/studio that will amaze and intrigue you upon viewing. Ask anyone who drives by her gallery at E Franklin and S 31st Avenues. Her building has been described as having the artful complexity of Spanish designer Antonie Gaudi combined with the surreal nature of Pablo Picasso. Her recent outdoor landscape brings to mind playful images of Dr. Seuss and the imagination of Lewis Carroll.
Bruce E. Nygren is a fine arts painter who works exclusively in oils on canvas, except for occasional murals and a bit of sculpture.
He lives in south Minneapolis and enjoys taking walks along the river with his dog. He has two sons and one grandson. Bruce also writes and performs blues and rock ‘n roll music with his band, the Mumble Bugs. Expect to hear some music during the duration of the show.
Vine Arts Center (2nd floor in the Ivy Building) 2637 27th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55406
“Claytopia”, The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) 53rd annual conference takes place in Minneapolis this week: March 27-30, 2019.
It has been over 20 years since Minneapolis has been selected to host the conference. NCECA draws between 5,000-6,000 artists, academics, collectors, and students from all over the world – think of it as the Super Bowl of ceramics. The conference will be held at the convention center (including free programs for the public – Winona LaDuke is the keynote speaker) with satellite shows and activities happening all over the Twin Cities.
Seward will be a hot spot of activity!
Northern Clay Center is the epicenter of “Claytopia” with several exhibitions and activities- too many too list! (2424 Franklin Ave. E) :