The Power of Positive Distraction

The Power of Positive Distraction

Positive Distraction When we hear the word “distraction”, we often associate it with something that gets in the way of us reaching our goals. Here at Art Force, our space is filled with “distractions”. Can you guess what might be the positive distraction filling up our space? Art of course! This term is not all […]

Artist of the Month: Karen Wilcox

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Karen Wilcox

We are pleased to announce that Karen Wilcox is our September Artist of the Month. Karen is a mixed-media artist working in painting, sculpture, and video. She explores feminine wisdom and strength while questioning gender biases. Inspiration for her work comes from religion, myth, feminism, and the subconscious. Below we discuss Karen’s personal background and […]

Mural Monday: The Tortoise & Harriet

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Mural Art, Public Art
Mural Monday: The Tortoise & Harriet

Mural Monday: Dulk in Denver We are back with another Mural Monday. The Spanish street artist, Dulk, recently created a mural in Denver, Colorado for the street art festival, The Crush. The brightly colored, highly illustrative piece has a contemporary take on the classic story “The Tortoise and the Hare.” One of Aesop’s Fables, the […]

Art Events: September 22-25, 2016

Posted by on Sep 18, 2016 in Events
Art Events: September 22-25, 2016

Fall has officially arrived, bringing with it the season of art shows. Plenty of art events are taking place this weekend; a selection of which are highlighted below. Rogue Citizen at Pop Out Thursday, September 22nd, 6:00-9:00pm Image Source: Rogue Citizen. Rogue Citizen is an artist collective of the artists Blaster, Dalsen, Lizardman, McGorry, and […]

Twin Cities Art Events: September 2-4, 2016

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Events
Twin  Cities Art Events: September 2-4, 2016

Twin Cities Art Events It’s hard to believe that it is already September! Being a holiday weekend, there is not an abundance of art events taking place, but that that doesn’t meant that there are not some great shows opening up. Plus, head over to St. Paul this evening for an open artist studio night! […]

Mural Monday: Public Art by GLeo

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Mural Art, Public Art
Mural Monday: Public Art by GLeo

GLeo recently created a new mural in Asunción, Paraguay for the LatidoAmericano Street Art Festival. GLeo painted one of her signature pieces, which is titled “Metamorphosis” and features the portrait of a woman in a floral and animal-inspired headdress. The brightly colored figure is situated on a bold, red background that appears to blend into […]

Minneapolis Art Events: August 25-28, 2016

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Events
Minneapolis Art Events: August 25-28, 2016

 Minneapolis Art Events Kei Gratton: Silent Golden Thursday, August 25th 5:00-8:00pm Image Source: Veronique Wantz Gallery. Veronique Wantz Gallery presents a solo show of paintings by Kei Gratton which explores an internal space that exists somewhere between the seen and the unseen. Her paintings invite the viewer to enter into an interior dialogue that does […]

The Benefits of Art in Early Childhood

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in education
The Benefits of Art in Early Childhood

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Picasso nailed it when describing the creative potential of children. Every child is born with a naturally creative and inquisitive spirit; however, this often fades as a child grows up. We are now realizing that harnessing and nurturing […]

Mural Monday: Bordalo II in Estonia

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Mural Art, Public Art
Mural Monday: Bordalo II in Estonia

Mural Monday It’s the beginning of a new week, meaning we are back again with a Mural Monday post. Bordalo II recently completed a three-dimensional mural in Tallin, Estonia that depicts a large squirrel enjoying a little snack.

Twin Cities Art Events: August 19-21

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Events
Twin Cities Art Events: August 19-21

Twin Cities Art Events This weekend, exhibition openings and closings are happening in both of the Twin Cities. Solo shows and group exhibitions will be on view, highlighting a wide range of work.  Plus, the MIA hosts its monthly Third Thursday, which will showcases the theme of nature -appropriate for these last weeks of summer. […]