“SUPPORT” opens at Prøve December 12th

“Support” is a student curated exhibition and fundraiser consisting of UMD student artwork, all connected by the concept of grains of wood. The show will open at Prøve Gallery, 21 N Lake Ave, from 7-11pm on December 12th. Entry is free to the public and artwork will be for sale. Proceeds from the sales will go to Brian Hendrickson and his family. Please contact: Assistant Professor, Jen Dietrich at jdietri1@d.umn.edu

Brian Hendrickson is studio technician for UMD Department of Art and Design. He is a constant support for multitudes of students. He helps problem solve foundations for projects, builds frames for large canvas paintings, and aids in the installation of immensely stressful student shows. He loves working with lumber, and his underrated role to our student body is one that helps us succeed, much like the wood that keeps canvas stretched. We all need support, and this show is a tribute to his kindness and dedication; the seen but unseen catalyst that maintains our stability and sanity.

UMD graduating seniors of Jen Deitrich’s senior seminar course have collaborated with Prøve Gallery to open the exhibition “Support.” They have spent the semester working hands on with Prøve to develop concepts, the daily operations of running the gallery, and the process of developing an art exhibition in a professional setting. Throughout this process the students have called for entries across UMD’s campus and selected from nearly one hundred student entries. As a collective, they have curated and decided to give back to a known mentor of students, Brian Hendrickson, and his battle with cancer.

Join us at Prøve Gallery on December 12th from 7-11pm for the opening reception of “Support”. Come meet the artists and support Brian Henrickson. Food and beverages will be provided and as always, free and open to the public. Please contact Jen Dietrich with any questions: jdietri1@d.umn.edu


Chenxi Jin MFA show December 9-14

Chenxi Jin invite Chenxi Jin details

Tweevening Tuesday, December 2nd 6:30 pm Karin Kraemer

Join us at Tweed Museum of Art Tuesday, December 2nd at 6:30pm to enjoy a Tweevening presentation about the Art of Majolica with Karin Kraemer.
Karin Kraemer is a local ceramic artist known for her brightly colored Majolica ware of functional pots and tiles. Her designs of farm produce, garden flowers, bees and fish seem to be a favorite among her collectors. Her piece Bee Mandala (below) is currently on view at Tweed, as part of the exhibition Resurfaced and Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics.
​ The event will be held in the Alice Tweed Tuohy Gallery (Main Gallery) and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you at the Tweed Museum of Art.
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Desiree Harper’s Senior Exhibition opens December 2nd

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Ryuta Nakajima exhibition item

Ryuta Nakajima, associate professor, art and design, has his work featured in a new publication “Pickled Matter: New Faces of Contemporary Art” edited by Eiketsu Baba.  Artists included are Melanie Bonajo, Ernest Concepcion, Sara-Vide Ericson, Jim Gaylord, Joshua Hagler, Kuo I-Chen, Keiko Kamata, Gemis Luciani, Luo Jr-shin, Ryuta Nakajima, Max Razdow, The Friendly Falcons, and  Charwei Tsai.

Wanda Pearcy Visual Culture Lecture November 18th

Pearcy Lecture invite (2)

6pm Tuesday November 18th in Montague 70

Free and open to the public

Wanda was born in 1961 in Duluth Minnesota. She received a B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, in 1993 and an M.F.A. from Louisiana State University in 1997. In 1995 she made her sculpture out of deconstructed oil paintings. These oil paintings were transformed into flexible fragments that as a whole formed sculptural installations in flux. She continued this process for over a decade. In 2009 she exhibited a series exploring personal performances in the landscape, documenting the activity in still photography. Pearcy is an interdisciplinary artist who interweaves mindsets of creative disciplines; she made paintings that were both paintings and sculpture, she has used performance and dance in the landscape to produce a still image. She has been teaching art at the University of Minnesota, in Duluth since 2004. She is a recipient of an ARAC fellowship 2005.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush exhibition items

Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, art and design, has a photograph in the PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, in the exhibition The Traces Left Behind: Evidence of Humanity, from December 17 – January 16, 2015. The work also will be in the online gallery and in the book produced for the exhibition. Matthew Christopher, author of the monograph Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences, selected her work.from over 1,400 images considered. Her work also was
in the 2014 Duluth Art Institute Benefit Auction on October 18, 2014 at the Kitchi Gammi Club, Duluth.


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