ART ON THE WALL
We all collect something. Coupons, stamps, love letters or rubber bands from the Sunday paper. Some of us collect art. Unlike many of our more neurotic collections, it is our art collections that we proudly display. But, in fact, others rarely see our art collections except for the occasional dinner party with friends. At my home, our friends have grown accustomed to reclining under the large, Sean Connaughty oil painting with wine glass in hand, occasionally looking up to find something new in the work. Or, once in a while, a good-intentioned Clean Water Action Committee solicitor catches a glimpse of the Jaime Hayon platter we’ve proudly hung as the first thing you see when entering our home.
There was a time when there were more dinners at my house, a time when there were more dinner invitations. Invitations to dinners that flowed into evenings and evenings that turned into nights filled with conversations about the art in our homes.
So with that in mind, we here at mplsart.com are pleased to introduce a new series of contributions to MNArtists.org. Each month we will be presenting an intimate, informative and enjoyable introduction to the collections around us…an invitation to the dinner party.
We hope you enjoy the tours.
mplsart.com is an online guide to gallery openings in Minneapolis managed by Emma Berg and Kristoffer Knutson. Along with weekly updates, photo galleries, reviews and featured artist profiles the site and those behind it present frequent art exhibitions in alternative spaces around town.
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