Sean Smuda approaches his art through an other-wordly, yet socially engaged lens. Encouraged by his mother, a poet and musician, he’s been working with his dreams since childhood. As a teenage exchange student, he studied art at the Royal Academy in Brussels, classics with the Great Books program at St. Mary’s College near San Francisco, and photography and film at The Boston Museum School. His modes of creative expression range from experimental photography and filmmaking, to poetry and songwriting, dance and improvisational music – as with his bands Blacki and with GST (the Greg Schaefer Trio) to curating performance and art at his Shoebox Gallery, an 8’x2’ Roberts Shoes display case located at Chicago and Lake in Minneapolis.
Smuda’s more recent shows include “The Art Shanty Project” on Medicine Lake, “Race and Identity” at The Minneapolis Foundation, “Shanghai Load ” at The Art of This Gallery, the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, “Choreographic” at the Minnesota Center for Photography, the Fine Art Exhibition at The State Fair and the Minnesota Biennial at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.
In Smuda’s current photographic work, four years in the making, dream and allegory-inspired narratives take on politics, pop culture and art history in a solo show at Flanders Gallery, called “Dreams and Allegories.”
Flanders Art presents Sean Smuda
Dreams and Allegories: A Thirteen Photograph Suite
Opening Reception Saturday, March 17th, from 6-9 PM
Featuring music by Dreamland Faces
Exhibit runs March 17th - April 28th
3012 Lyndale Avenue South.
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-5; Sunday 12-5.
FFI: 612-344-1700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To the right of 2948 Chicago Avenue at Lake Street
On Friday March 30th is closing night for the visionary, Spirituals influenced work of Michon Weeks (www.MichonWeeks.com). A reception will be held with live brass spirituals from Jo Damman and Kristin Froebel from 6-8pm in front of the gallery.
From April to June will be a group show "Imaginary Friends." Based on an intimate representation of what artists imagine their friends are doing right now without the aid of phone, internet or other mediation. "Imaginary Friends" are im-mediate ones!
Please send jpegs to email@example.com, for consideration.
Acadia Café Tuesday Night Improv Series
Tuesday, April 17, 8-11pm
Cover Charge: $3.00. All ages
2nd set: Forgotten Works [guitar]
3rd set: GST (Greg Schaefer Trio)
Greg Schaefer [guitar]
Tony Watercott [bass]
Bob Deboer [trumpet]
Joe Cline [drums]
Sean Smuda (Guitar)
Marya Morstad was the recipient of the 2004 National Federation of Community Broadcasters “Golden Reel” award for best local documentary for "Art and Spirit Matters: Arts and Religion in the Twin Cities." Morstad is the host of “Art Matters” a weekly arts program on KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio.