Art-A-Whirl 2012 at the Thorp + CBC
Art-A-Whirl 2012 AT THE THORP + CBC
Northeast Minneapolis Art Crawl
The Historic Thorp & CBC Building (birthplace of Art-A-Whirl)
1618-1620 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
May 18, 19, 20
Friday 5-10pm, Saturday noon – 8pm, Sunday noon – 5pm
THORP & CBC OPEN STUDIOS // PIZZA FROM PIZZA LUCE // LIVE PHOTO SHOOT // LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES // LIVE DANCE PERFORMANCES // ART EXHIBITS // ANNUAL GROUP SHOW IN THE BIG SPACE // GIVEAWAYS TO FIRST 50 VISITORS EACH DAY // SCAVENGER HUNT // PHOTO CONTEST // CENTRAL AVENUE SCULPTURE UNVEILING
Artistic Indulgence, Banner Creations, Brickmania, Butcher Block Furniture, BRIO, Bruce O'Dell, Carrier Pigeon, Danuta Warec Upholstery, Denise Tennen, Excel Plastics, Julie Johnson Flutist & Composer, Mary Welke Art, Minnesota Climbing Coop, Needle & Black, Nordeast Industries, Northern Hardwood Frames, Scott Helmes, Shawn McNulty, Sightlines, Special Time Studios, TWVS, William McClaren Fine Art, Yogasana
SPECIAL ART-A-WHIRL EVENTS & EXHIBITS:
Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm >> SHOOT-A-WHIRL
LIVE FASHION PHOTO SHOOT featuring fashion models
(Located in the Big Space)
Lance Vicknair | Vicknair Photography | www.vicknairphoto.com
& Rae Ann Annala | Costume the Cities
Sponsored by: ASMP www.asmp-msp.org , The Wehmann Agency www.wehmann.com , Aveda Institute Minneapolis www.avedainstitutemn.com , Shelter Photo Rental www.shelter-studios.com, West Photo www.westphoto.com
Friday 9pm + 9:20pm and Saturday 7pm + 7:20pm >> LIVE DANCE PERFORMANCES
by the Black Label Movement
(Located in the Big Space)
Carl Flink | Twin Cities movement theater group Black Label Movement | email@example.com | www.blacklabelmovement.com
Black Label Movement presents A Duet for Wreck. Black Label Movement returns to Art-A-Whirl 2012 with performances of Carl Flink's A Duet for Wreck, a poignant duet examining the subtle tensions that arise in a relationship struggling for balance. The work will be performed by Flink, a recent McKnight Choreography Fellow, and Black Label Movement Artistic Associate Emilie Plauche Flink, also a recent McKnight Dancer Fellow herself. The Star Tribune wrote of piece: "there are works so great that one wishes they’d never end. Only they do, at precisely the right moment, leaving you elated, shaken, breathless. They’ve been shaped, choreographed, phrased and performed with a rigor that allows for the ache of inevitability — but not before taking every muscle, tangle of emotions and welter of thoughts on a kinesthetic ride. Almost anything by Mark Morris falls into this category. So does . . . Carl Flink’s Duet From Wreck . . . ."
Friday 5pm-10pm and Saturday 12pm-8pm >> MOTOS
CUSTOM BIKES AND ART hosted by Excel Plastics
(Located in 1620-Suite 150)
Moto /// means motorcycle, but it is also slang for a motivator. In this show, the two wheeled machine serves both as muse and medium. It is the inspiration and the voice to: [dream, design, create, modify]
*Live music performances on Friday
All Weekend >> BRICKMANIA TOYWORKS OPEN HOUSE
LEGOS, LIVE MUSIC, ART, PIZZA!
(Located in 1620-Suite 170)
Brickmania Toyworks moved down the hall into a newly renovated 16,000 SF warehouse/industrial space. Come check out the new digs, enjoy pizza and refreshments from Pizza Luce (5pm-10pm on Friday; 3pm-6pm on Saturday), live music Friday and Saturday, art, and more legos than you have ever seen. Tentative schedule below:
6:00 - Seated Heat
7:00 - Night-O-Saur
8:00 - Ashen
9:00 - Lungs
10:00 - Death Muffins
3:00 - Puppet Show
4:00 - Serenghetto
5:00 - Hot Rash
6:00 - Strange Names
7:00 - The Pinsch
All Weekend >>
THE FRIEMILY PRESENTS: ART AT THE END
(Located in the Big Space)
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES AND ART EXHIBITS BY A 14 PERSON ARTIST COLLECTIVE
HISTORIC THORP & CBC ANNUAL SCULPTURE PROGRAM >> 2012 ARTIST: DREW BODE
The Thorp Building, built in 1902, was originally was home to Thorp Doors. The Northern Pump Building, a Naval Ordnance Plant, was built to the north of Thorp Doors, which manufactured armaments during the beginning of World War II. The building was then owned by General Mills during the war.
The base of a historic guard tower still remains standing on the property along Central Avenue; representing the history of the security of the building during its confidential manufacturing and uses. It is located just north of the railroad tracks, which used to run straight through the Thorp building during this time to ensure the freight that was loaded on and off remained a secret to outsiders.
It was recently decided that the guard tower base should serve as an opportunity for artists to publicly display their work in the NE Minneapolis Arts District, giving them the advantage of showcasing their work on the highly visible Central Avenue. The Historic Thorp & CBC is a proud promoter of the NE Minneapolis Arts District, NEMAA, and the NE Minneapolis Arts Action Plan.
Each year, just prior to Art-A-Whirl, the Thorp & CBC will host an unveiling of the new sculpture.
This year, there will be a sculpture unveiled by artist Drew Bode:
“…The objective was to create a sculpture that reflects a moment in time that makes sense. To try and mimic a glimpse that puts you in awe, like elements in nature all in concert. To put into form the subtle moments of unity in life that draws you beyond the daily rabble to the calming splendor of harmonic embodiment. A direct attempt to show the outside world differently and as a part of us, an encompassing entity that is beautiful when all the workings are in concord…”
All Weekend >> BETHEL GALLERIES ART EXHIBIT
Presented by the Bethel University Galleries – Suite TBD
10+ Art Students from Bethel University will exhibit and sell their Senior Thesis Artwork.
All Weekend >> SCAVENGER HUNT . GIVEAWAYS . PHOTO CONTEST
SCAVENGER HUNT: complete the Thorp Building Art-A-Whirl Scavenger hunt and enter to win a Grand Prize! (info at the information desk)
GIVEAWAYS: the first 50 guests each day over Art-A-Whirl weekend will receive a free giveaway from Thorp tenants and local business!
PHOTO CONTEST: over Art-A-Whirl weekend, tweet photos of the Thorp building with the hash tags #thorpphotocontest and #artawhirl or post photos on facebook and tag the Thorp building, and enter for a chance to win a Grand Prize and to have your photo hung in the building! Winner will be announced the week after Art-A-Whirl!
Sponsors for ART-A-WHIRL at the Thorp + CBC:
Bohm Commercial Real Estate: http://bohmcre.com/
Civic Design: http://www.civicdesignoffice.com/
Pizza Luce: http://pizzaluce.com/
For more information contact:
612-788-1600 | firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORIC THORP & CBC WEBSITES
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