Seward Arts & Culture

Arts & Cultural Activities in the Seward Neighborhood — Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Find Seward Artist Meg Erke at the Frolic

Meg Erke is a mixed media artist integrating painting and book arts.  Her work is inspired by nature and the accessibility of outdoor spaces in Minneapolis area. She is the author and illustrator of “Minnealphabet: An outdoorsy homage to Minneapolis”, a picture book celebrating the city’s unique connection to natural spaces. Meg finds beauty in the discarded (broken books, old windows, yellowed paper) and is especially drawn to old and broken books integrating parts of salvaged books into all of her work.

Meg has been in the field of arts education since 2000. It has evolved over the years taking on the form of Middle and High School Art Teacher and more recently as a teaching artist doing residency work in schools, community education classes, and one time events and workshops. Meg passionately believes that absolutely everyone can learn to draw, paint, sculpt and be creative with the right guidance and support. Her students gain skills and confidence through intentional, concrete demonstrations and use of quality professional art materials.

Just in time for holiday shopping, you can find Meg’s work at Faith Mennonite Church during the Seward Winter Frolic on Saturday, Dec. 7, 10am-5pm and Sunday Dec. 8, 12-5pm during the Frolic.

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Seward Artist CB Sherlock

CB Sherlock combines her love of nature, wordplay and unique book structures. She creates work that reflects the world around her, capturing the brilliant or the harsh moments of nature, visually layering her art with text and image. She creates art on the press, intuitively adding color, shape, and words. It is a recipe: add language, nature imagery and the expressive book structure, each time bringing the components together in new arrangements.

Stop by to meet, discover, and purchase her work at her studio, Tin Top Studios, 2521 27th Ave. S., during the Seward Winter Frolic on Saturday, Dec. 7, 10am – 5pm and Sunday Dec. 8, 12 – 5pm.

 

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Seward is “Claytopia” this week!

“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) :
The Vine Arts Center (2637 27th Ave S.) is exhibiting “Ideal Made Real: MN NICE” http://www.vineartscenter.org/
A block away from the Vine Arts, Silverhouse studio (2519 27th Ave. S) is hosting the St. Croix Valley Pottery Collective
Also Nearby:
Norway House (913 E Franklin Ave.) is showing “Inter-Connected”

Squirelhausarts (3450 Snelling Ave. S) features works of 13 ceramic artists
plus a live performance of WET: UtopiaZ http://www.squirrelhausarts.com/

Dock 6 Pottery (4206 East 34th St) is showing “Legacy Ware: Dining with Dock 6”
https://dock6pottery.com/

Modus Locus (3500 Bloomington Ave. S) is hosting “UFO’s Land Here”
https://www.moduslocusmpls.com/

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