Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave.


Space Encounters!
MotionArt invites audiences to take a journey through space—whether it’s inner space, outer space or personal space—via innovative, dynamic choreography set on a multigenerational group of dancers from diverse backgrounds. Co-directors Pam Gleason and Diane Moncrieff offer an evening of dance that is sure to captivate, move and delight.
February 23 & 24, 7:30 p.m.

All My Relations Gallery

1414 E. Franklin Ave.

ColorWheel Gallery
319 W 46th St.

Douglas Flanders & Associates
818 W. Lake St.

Gage Family Art Gallery
22nd Ave. S. at Riverside Ave.

Gamut Gallery
717 S. 10th St.
Valure (Va’ lure: to value)
A collection of artwork by women that explores body image and beauty,
societal pressures, the subconscious and death.
Five artists set out to deconstruct the confines of the idealized “feminine” and explore what it means to value the self while living within a society which places a taboo on aging and an endless fascination on youth. Influenced by dreams, individual identity and the metamorphosis of the body, this collection of work honors the physical, valuing life outside of the scope of the day-to-day.
Through February 17

Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Michael Kareken: Shadows & Reflections
Of his new work Michael Kareken has written, “My recent drawings and paintings depict the landscape where I grew up in the Pacific Northwest.  They focus on two different locations that have special meaning to me: the woods and shorelines of the San Juan Islands north of Puget Sound, and the coast of the Olympic Peninsula.  They are places where I spent my summers and family vacations as a child, and their beauty and mystery still resonate with me.” He continues, “One series of drawings depicts moments of stillness in the woods.  In these drawings I wanted to evoke the particular quality of light and atmosphere that pervades the landscape on summer evenings when a familiar place becomes transformed into something new and mysterious. A second series of drawings and paintings depicts ocean waves and tidal coastlines, attempting to capture the restless motion of the water and the complexity of light reflections on its surface.
For this work I chose to restrict myself to black & white or neutral colors.  This is partly a response to the tonal quality of the Northwest landscape, with its endless range of grays.  It is also intended to establish a psychological tone and to evoke a sense of memory and reflection.”
Through March 11

Goldstein Museum of Design
McNeal Gallery
1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul 55108
***Northrup Gallery: Roots to Healing
Northrop was built on the site of former University’s medicinal plant gardens. This brief survey of the past, present and future of plant-based medicine in Minnesota will be curated by Lisa Aston ​Philander, College of Biological Sciences Conservatory. The exhibition will feature plants from each of the conservatory​’s ​biomes representing ​​medicinals common to local indigenous and immigrant cultures.
Through January 2018
***Global Technique, Local Pattern: Ikat Textiles
Ikat patterns are both intricate and bold. The feathered edges of the pattern simultaneously expose its hand-crafted nature and the deft skill required to create it. Ikat is a Malay-Indonesian word that means to tie or to bind. In Uzbekistan, these textiles are referred to as abr, which translates to cloud, referencing the soft edges of pattern.
The expertise and time that ikat requires makes it a textile that is both admired and mysterious in today’s world of mass produced yardage. Ikat is deeply ingrained in cultural heritage in locations all over the world. In India, for example, ikat is used for basic cotton garments, as well as for the most luxurious silk saris.  Central Asian ikat patterns, which are typically larger in scale than the south, date back to the days of Genghis Khan. Textiles from locations such as Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Japan and the South American Andes will also be on exhibit.
Through May 14

Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 W. Lake St.

Instinct Art Gallery
940 Nicollet Mall

Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave. S.

Metro State St. Paul Campus,  Gordon Parks Gallery in the Library and Learning Center
645 E. Seventh St.

Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave. S.
612-870 3000

Regla De Oro
2743 Lyndale Ave. S.

Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave. S., Suite 101

Susan Hensel Gallery
3441 Cedar Ave. S.

Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave. S.

The White Page
3400 Cedar Ave. S.


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