The Women's Art Resources of Minnesota presents:
A spontaneous installation of Member Artwork
July 18-21, 2012
St. Anthony Pop Up Gallery, 2401 University Ave, St. Paul, MN Gallery Hours:
Wed & Thurs July 18th and 19th open from 4-8pm
Friday July 20th open 4-9pm; Reception 6-9pm
Saturday July 21st open 1-5pm
The Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota, a membership organization rooted in and stemming from the feminist art movement of the 1970’s which supports women artists across the state with exhibition and professional development opportunities, has held its home base in the Minnesota Women’s Building on Rice Street just north of University Avenue for many years. This July, the artists of WARM are literally “popping” down the street to the other end of St. Paul’s Central Corridor to fill a vacant storefront space for one week with a salon-style collaborative gallery installation in which members will fill up the blank walls in a first-come-first-served basis. The exhibit will also include a feminist art reading and resources corner with books, magazines, and other memorabilia from the women’s art movement.
WARM’s mission is to create opportunities for Minnesota women artists to connect, learn and thrive, and is looking forward to celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013. WARM sees this as a unique opportunity to engage its artists in a meaningful, innovative way with the St. Paul community while complementing other inspiring efforts to foster creative development along the central corridor during Light Rail Construction including Irrigate, Public Art St. Paul and the Creative Enterprise Zone. Use of the space is supported by the Starling Project and this event is also made possible by generous time and energy donated by our Exhibitions Committee and Board members and all the participating artists.
See more about WARM and this exhibit, including registration information for member artists, at http://www.thewarm.org/call-for-art
. Online artist registration is due by midnight on Saturday, July 14th. About the Starling Project:
Many storefronts on University Avenue are vacant, due in part to Central Corridor Light Rail construction. Increased vacancy rates create a downward spiral as the remaining businesses draw fewer customers. This has a negative impact on the surrounding community.
We hope to help turn this cycle around, matching building owners of vacant spaces with people who are looking for “nesting” spaces – short-term opportunities to try out new businesses, galleries, or other types of workspace and event space. We are enthusiastically interested in the success of Central Corridor LRT and its surrounding neighborhoods.
More information on the Starling Project and the St. Anthony Pop Up Gallery can be found at: http://starlingproject.com/stanthonypopup.html