Seward Arts & Culture

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


Closing week of ‘Sexual Politics’ at Northern Clay Center & a free workshop Saturday afternoon

NCCSexual Politics: Gender, Sexuality, and Queerness in Contemporary Ceramics

Mar 13 to Apr 26

This exhibition brings together objects that navigate complicated expressions of sexuality, gender identity, and queerness in contemporary ceramics. Six artists, at various stages in their careers, skillfully give voice to themes of sexual politics, from quiet suggestions to overt articulations, through a full variety of ceramic expressions—functional vessels, wall tiles, and sculptural forms. In the past four decades, our society has seen dramatic shifts in the visibility and social acceptance of sexual and gender identities and expressions once dismissed simply as deviant. Through humor, irony, and tension, Sexual Politics aims to acknowledge these changes, pause in the moment, and problematize the future. Curated by Kelly Connole, Sexual Politics features the work of Jeremy Brooks (Carbondale, IL), Mark Burns (Las Vegas, NV), Ron Geibel (Port Chester, NY), Kathy King (Boston, MA), Christina West (Marietta, GA), and Dustin Yager (Minneapolis, MN).

Related Educational Events

Kathy King will present a free workshop during the closing weekend of the show. King’s graphic pots and sculpture will be the subject of her artist talk and hands-on workshop. Join us to tell your own stories in clay! Saturday, April 25, 12 – 5 pm. Reservations are not required, but space is limited. All materials will be provided.

More on the NCC website here.


Northern Clay Center’s 7th Annual Chilli Cook-off, Thur. 2/5!

chili_icon_prf3The Northern Clay Center is at again! Thursday they’re holding their popular ANNUAL chilli cook-off! Here’s what you need to know:

2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Feb 5, 2015 | 4:00pm to 8:00pm

$5 to Eat / Free to Compete (Register)

Their fabulous guest chili judges this year are:

Nick Pechacek, Amazing Kitchen Volunteer at APF two years running, professional chef, and 2014 People’s Choice Award Winner.

Zoie Glass, Master Jam Maker at Lucille’s Kitchen Garden, Co-Owner of Midwest Pantry.​

  • Talk with the Featured Artists, Bill Gossman, Bianka Groves, and Karin Kraemer in the sales gallery
  • Compete in our Chili Cook-off (we take only 25 entrants, sign up early!)
  • Vote for your favorite chili and pick up a new chili bowl from our sales gallery
  • Enjoy chili from your clay slinging buddies, a cider from Sociable Cider Werks, cornbread from Longfellow Grill, and dessert from Birchwood Cafe.

4 – 6 pm   Free Workshop — Make your own chili bowl with friends or your favorite kid

5 pm        Get Fired up with a Kiln Room Tour 

6 – 8 pm   Chili Cook-off