Animate the Neighborhoods during the COPA Art Crawl
Help create a giant animated neighborhood map during the Corcoran and Powderhorn Art Crawl at the Susan Hensel Gallery, 3441 Cedar Avenue.
Animator John Akre will have his Sloppy Films Animation Station, a large-scale portable stop motion animation studio, set up to create a community animation project on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, June 17, from noon to 4 p.m.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Akre filmed dozens of hours of video and film of community happenings in the Phillips and Powderhorn Park neighborhoods. He will be projecting some of this video while he and anybody who stops by can create stop motion animation about the evolving neighborhood. The animated video that he will be making, “A Community Media Kit Show,” will be about how he rode his bike ride around the neighborhoods to meet his community with video, how he discovered the streets and sidewalks of the city with a small camera.
John Akre is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

801 Gallery
801 N. Washington, Mpls. 55401

Seward Residents: Josie Winship and Marc Lamm
Josie takes found objects and makes them into an event.  Marc uses wood in the way a painter uses color to show the natural beauty in everyday life. This is a remarkable space with three floors, open atrium with walkways on all three floors facing the art. There will be music, food and drinks.
Runs through May

All My Relations Gallery
1414 E. Franklin Ave.

ColorWheel Gallery
319 W 46th St.

courageous HeARTS’
2235 E. 38th St.,

Douglas Flanders & Associates
818 W. Lake St.

East Lake Library
2727 E. Lake St.

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

Gamut Gallery
717 S. 10th St.

Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace

Goldstein Museum of Design
McNeal Gallery
1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul 55108

Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 W. Lake St.

Instinct Art Gallery
940 Nicollet Mall

Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center
788 E. 7th St., St. Paul 55106
Maryanne Quiroz, 651-366-0006
Cenoch Quiroz, 612-203-5690

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

Northern Clay Center
2424 E. Franklin Ave.

Regla De Oro
2743 Lyndale Ave. S.

Solid State Vinyl Records
4022 E. 46th St.

Photo Pass: Live Music In MSP
Close enough to see the sweat flying and the mascara running, these are shots you can’t get from a phone. Photo Pass catches a glimpse of priceless moments in Twin Cities venues such as First Avenue, 7th Street Entry, Dakota Jazz Club and Turf Club from the past year. The photos will be cycled out a time or two before the show closes, just like that unexpected cover in the encore.
Through June 30

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

Across from Paradise: New work by Syed Hosain
Syed Hosain’s work suggests a view from a privileged perspective onto the disasters and challenges of living in conflict stricken places, illustrating the close relationship between propaganda and slaughter.
He considers himself a layered Muslim humanist for whom science, logic, spiritual and religious devotion are most sacred realms. But these foundations do not contain the entire world of his painterly vision, which is informed by a broad range of practice, from the raw renderings of Leon Golub to the refined abstraction of Jack Whitten. Hosain insists on the power of witnessing events in the world and transforming the humor, sorrow and rage he finds there into the faces, landscapes and textures of his canvases.
Through June 2

Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave.

Susan Hensel Gallery
3441 Cedar Ave. S.

Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave. S.

Nature in a Dream State
“Nature in a Dream State” took root in a somber event— my mother-in-law’s death—but blossomed into a colorful, vibrant body of work.
In April 2017 my family and I drove from Minneapolis to St. Louis for the funeral. We left snow, ice and cold behind and journeyed into warmer temps and a slowly greening landscape. By the time we got to St. Louis it was truly Spring. Before entering the city we stopped at a state park to stretch our legs. Walking around in sweatshirts, we soaked in the open water, gentle breeze, sun, grass and birdsong. I took the first photo of this exhibit in that place—“My Missouri Spring Fever.”
Throughout the rest of the year I endeavored to extract a soft, hazy, gentle persona from flowers and landscapes. A few of the pieces are old images that I re-edited in a desire to bring out those characteristics. However, most of the photos were taken that spring using iphone and editing in instagram and/or iphoto.
Through June 2

The White Page
3400 Cedar Ave. S.

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