Twin Cities Art Events
ArtPlusOne: Silvana LaCreta Ravena – Veronique Wantz Gallery
Image Source: Veronique Wantz Gallery.
Thursday, June 30th, 5:00-8:00pm
ArtPlusOne is a continuing series at The Veronica Wantz Gallery this summer, with the next event taking place this evening. The series combines artworks from the gallery with a guest artistic format that aims to plays off each other. Silvana LaCreta Ravena will exhibit her “Interdimensional Series” while doing a live demonstration to detail her work process. As a former clinical psychologist, Ravena’s work highlights ideas and concepts related to psychology. Through bright colors and many layers, Ravena explores memory, connection to one’s inner self, and the passage of time.
125 North 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Lowertown First Fridays
Image Source: MPLS Art.
Friday, July 1st
Lowertown First Fridays (LFF) is an association of artists, galleries, and other art venues who open their space the first Friday of each month, inviting the public to view their artwork. The art crawl takes place throughout the Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota. This First Friday features an exhibition be Chris Lafontaine at AZ Gallery. Titled The Invisible People: Chronic Homelessness in St. Paul, the photographic exhibition explores life without shelter. The exhibit continues until July 31st.
AZ Gallery: 308 Prince Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
3 Night Prince Art: Gamut Gallery
Image Source: Gamut Gallery.
June 30th – July 2nd, 2016
Curated by Erin Sayer, Gamut Gallery presents a three night exhibition all about Prince. With over 60 participating artists, the walls will be packed full of art commemorating the musician. Each night will have different guest DJs:
Thursday: DJ Michael Holtz, a Paisley Park veteran. There will be a $10 cover charge donated to Vega Productions, an organization dedicated to bringing music and art education to schools.
Friday: Medicinall. $5 cover.
Saturday: Slam Academy artists and JP. $5 cover.
717 South 10th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
National Art Events
Bruce Conner: It’s All True – Museum of Modern Art
Image Source: MoMA.
July 3 – October 2, 2016
As an of the earlier practitioners of found object assemblage and leading forces of the West Coast art scene, Bruce Conner is one of the most important artists of the 20th century – although most have never heard of him. At the height of the Cold War, Conner explored the fear of a nuclear attack, as well as the increasing consumerist culture. Conner worked with a wide range of mediums – painting, photography, sculpture, film, and performance. The MoMA brings together the first complete retrospective of his work, showcasing over 250 piece of is work.
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Curious Room: Wendy Mayer – Charlie Smith London
Image Source: Artsy.
Friday, July 1st, 2016
Charlie Smith London opens their second solo show of Wendy Mayer this weekend. Mayer uses Angela Cater “Curious Room” as her point of inspiration. Carter’s “Curious Room” is a metaphorical place where the secret’s of one’s life are kept. She stated that life is the process of uncovering these secrets. Mayer creates sculptures in paint vinyl or wax that verge on disturbing. The exhibition is a collection of sculptures that reflect on effects of the subconscious on forgotten rites of passage. Curious Room will be on view through July 30th.
336 Old Street, 2nd Floor, London EC1V 9DR