NEMAA Artist Series: For the Love of Clay
A profile of ceramic artist Julia Timm, who makes elegant, functional pieces of everyday art from her Northrup King Building studio, with a focus on color, close attention to form, and finely detailed design work.
Julia Timm (Fresh Mud Pottery) began her work in ceramics at age 50, when her youngest of four children went off to college.…
Julia Timm, small "window" plates, 2016. Photo courtesy of the artist.
After Symbols and on to Lawlessness
Critic and curator Nathan Young on the "catalytic flag-making" project, "Bleed&Burn," (ongoing now at the Soap Factory) and pushing the momentum of art for social change beyond symbolism and into action in the civic sphere.
The Soap Factory’s Bleed&Burn: Catalytic Flag Making shows a crossroads of activism, where the momentum of art for social change is pinned bet…
Bleed&Burn is on view at the Soap Factory January 14 - 21, 2017. Bark flag image courtesy of the artists.
How to Watch the Sky
Though all of Christopher Baker's latest installations rely on clever use of new technologies, there’s something old-fashioned and deeply humane just under the surface of these works, examining the proliferation of images we create and the machines we use to watch them.
Before Christopher Baker began his art practice in earnest, he studied computational neuroscience at the University of Minnesota.…
Crowdsourced images of the skies above Tel Aviv (part of the collaborative project, Picture Sky), courtesy of HowToWatchtheSky.com.
NEMAA Artist Series: A Little Something Beautiful For All
A profile of jewelry designer Karin Jacobson, whose handmade pieces offer a cheerful pop of color and clean-lined style with a mind to affordability and ethical sourcing of materials.
This is the seventh in a sponsored series of articles featuring member artists of Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, a non-profit arts organization that works to build a more vibrant, diverse and economically healthy community through the arts.…
Karin Jacobson, origami "folded," oxidized silver pendant.
NEMAA Artist Series: Aesthetics of Thrift
Susannah Schouweiler profiles Richard Simonsen, whose paintings and assemblages of found wood and metal use the mediums of rust, time, and weather to make handmade treasure from the detritus of industry.
This is the sixth in a sponsored series of articles featuring member artists of Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, a non-profit arts organization that works to build a more vibrant, diverse and economically healthy community through the arts.…
Richard Simonsen, Cheyenne. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Botanical Facts and Fictions
Artists blend, twist, and re-envision elements of "nature that transfixes" in a sprawling indoor/outdoor exhibition at Banfill Locke Center for the Arts.
When considering art and nature, invariably the large-scale land art or earth works of American sculptors such as Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty) and Michael Heizer (Double Negative and City) com…
Presley Martin, Above the Clouds, installation view at Banfill Locke Center for the Arts. Photo: Camille LeFevre
2016 Art-A-Whirl: A Cheat Sheet
Mn Artists editor Susannah Schouweiler introduces a new series of profiles of NEMAA artists and offers a handpicked selection of Art-A-Whirl happenings from which to launch your exploration of the culture-rich neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis during the 2016 open studio tour and festival, May 20 - 22.
This is the first piece in a sponsored series of articles featuring member artists of Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, a non-profit arts organization that works to build a more vibrant, diverse and economically healthy community through the arts.…
NEMAA's 21st Annual Art-A-Whirl takes place May 20 - 22, 2016. Visit the website for a full schedule of events and detailed information.