Meet musician Nathaniel Harris. You may have seen Harris performing along Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis during the farmers markets. Harris enjoys singing songs with messages of love and hope, ranging anywhere from funk to old school R&B, to gospel. Full article here.
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Happy Memorial Day weekend!
New talent coming to the Playwrights’ Center for the 2014-15 season.
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Katwalk 2014 at St. Kate’s.
Fast food workers and activists rallied May 15 outside McDonald’s on Lake Street in Minneapolis. Read the full story and see more photos below.
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Highlights of this weekend’s Art-A-Whirl blowout in Northeast.
Jaime Carrera and Caitlin Karolczak return
Jaime Carrera; Kyndell Harkness
Art-A-Whirl has grown exponentially in recent years — and with that, its reputation for being more about the party than the art. But for many northeast Minneapolis artists, studios and galleries, the annual art crawl is still a great way to get people seeing art. Here are our top picks for art events happening Friday through Sunday around this year’s Whirl. As for the “party” side of Art-A-Whirl, see music highlights on page 10.
Studio A: ‘Fresh Constellation’
This eclectic group show features four artists — Tessa Binder, Alex Kuno, Kate Iverson and Matthew Gorrie — ranging from abstract explorations to gestural portraiture to whimsical illustration in a variety of media and styles. (607 Studios, 607 22nd Av. NE., Studio A, Mpls.)
Icebox Gallery: ‘Toby Old: American Moments’
The voyeuristic work of New York-based, Minnesota-born photographer Toby Old is featured in this 30-year retrospective. (Free reception 8-11 p.m. Sat. Open noon-8 p.m. Sat. & noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sept. 6. Northrup King Building, 1500 NE. Jackson St., #443, Mpls. 612-788-1790. www.iceboxminnesota.com.)
Public Functionary: ‘40 Years of the MayDay Parade’
Public Functionary celebrates the history and culture of Minneapolis’ annual MayDay parade and festival with an immersive installation of handmade masks and oversized puppets, plus a retrospective art and photo exhibit culled from the parade’s archives. Wandering puppets, storytelling, live music and DJ sets from Sarah White add to the fun. (1400 12th Av. NE. www.publicfunctionary.com.)
Rogue Buddha: ‘Nicholas Harper Paintings’
For Art-A-Whirl, Rogue Buddha turns its focus to the work of its owner, Nicholas Harper. The show will feature new and past works by the surrealist painter, with additional works byVenus DeMars, Jon Langford, Rudy Fig, Luke Hillestad andMichael Thomsen. (357 13th Av. NE., Mpls. www.roguebuddha.com.)
Fox Tax: ‘The Masses’
The Gallery at Fox Tax presents a group exhibition that cleverly riffs on the idea of huge crowds of people. Guest curator Nathaniel Smith features new work by Erik Baden, Andy Ducett, Ric Stultz, Michael Joseph Winslow, Noah Harmon and Nick Howard. (Reception 5-9 p.m. Fri. Ends June 20. 503 1st Av. NE. www.foxtaxservice.com/gallery.)
‘Scott Seekins Is Ubiquitous’
Local art icon Scott Seekins brings his “walking art gallery,” aptly named “Ubiquitous,” to more than 10 northeast Minneapolis locations. Seekins will travel with his book of art prints to locations where his art is on display, including the Grain Belt buildings (77 & 79 13th Av. NE.), Northrup King Building (1500 NE. Jackson St.), California Building (2205 NE. California St.) and Heart Salon (1310 NE. 2nd St.)
The respected artist cooperative presents a group show of its member artists geared as an introduction for the first-time visitor. Limited-edition prints and reproductions for sale. Artists include Terrence Payne, Shawn McNulty, John Diebel, Tara Costello and Nick Howard. (1400 NE. Van Buren St. Ends May 26. www.rosaluxgallery.com.)
Creative video agency Vidtiger gives live music an arty twist with its stylized installation space of large projection screens and depth cameras that are triggered by the motions of the musicians. Saturday’s lineup includes hip -op duo Up Rock, Ryan Olcott’s new solo project C.Kostra and experimental post-rockers Bronto, with new Pixies cover band Trompe le Monde on Sunday. (9 p.m. Sat., 4 p.m. Sun. Free. 711 15th Av. NE., Mpls. 612-810-8257. www.vidtiger.com.)
The Abstracted: ‘Eye of the Storm’
Artist-run gallery the Abstracted debuts a new group show with a whopping 27 artists spanning the whimsical (Rudy Fig, Rob McBroom, Chuck U) to the street-wise (Eleventh Wundr, Boxy Mouse), plus live painting, music, art portraits and screen-printing demos. (1618 Central Av. NE., Suite 110, Mpls. www.theabstracted.com.)
Multidisciplinary artist Jaime Carrera and figurative painterCaitlin Karolczak will once again collaborate on a durational AAW performance piece, with live painting by Karolczak of Carrera, using his body as her canvas. (5 p.m. Sat. Solar Arts Building, 711 15th Av. NE. #205, Mpls.)
At its core, Art-A-Whirl is a giant gallery and studio crawl across the art spaces and warehouses of northeast Minneapolis. Key locations include:
Architectural Antiques Building: 1330 NE. Quincy St., Mpls. 612-332-8344.
California Building: 2205 NE. California St., Mpls. www.californiabuilding.com.
Casket Arts Building: 1700 NE. Madison St, Mpls. www.casketarts.com.
Grain Belt Studios: 77 & 79 13th Av. NE., Mpls. 612-465-0235.
Northrup King Building: 1500 NE. Jackson St., Mpls. www.northrupkingbuilding.com
Thorp Building & Central Business Center: 1618 & 1620 Central Av. NE., Mpls.
Q.arma Building: 1224 Quincy St. NE., Mpls. www.qarmabuilding.com.
Van Buren Building: 1400 NE. Van Buren St., Mpls.www.vanburenbuilding.com.
Solar Arts Building: 711 15th Av. NE., Mpls. www.solarartsbuilding.com.
What: Open studio and gallery crawl across northeast Minneapolis, plus parties.
When: 5-10 p.m. Fri., noon-8 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.
It’s nearly the weekend! How will you spend it? We have a few ideas for you.