Innovation in Corporate Art: Chicago

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Corporate Art Force
Innovation in Corporate Art: Chicago

Pt III: Chicago  At what point do “business sense” and appreciation for aesthetic and design meet to foster a more fruitful company culture? For decades, we have observed traditional relationships between the two concepts shifting toward something more cohesive. Work dynamic, even a couple decades ago, used to mean disciplined work practice, with sound tried-and-true […]

Innovation in Corporate Art Collections: Companies That Get It

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Corporte Art
Innovation in Corporate Art Collections: Companies That Get It

Pt II: New York City New York is a city unrivaled in cultural diversity and expression. We look to the enterprise capital of our nation for many insights into design and business trends alike. Through our research at Art Force, it’s apparent that there are many different stances a company can take in order to […]

Mural Monday: Mademoiselle Maurice’s “Lunar Cycles”

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Mural Art, Public Art
Mural Monday: Mademoiselle Maurice’s “Lunar Cycles”

Largest Mural in Paris Mademoiselle Maurice recently completed the largest mural to appear in the streets of Paris, titled Lunar Cycles. Measuring 2,00 square meters, Mademoiselle Maurice’s newest, and incredibly impressive, project is located in the 13th arrondissement of the French capital. Incorporating a meditative, multi-colored design, as well as the origami birds for which […]

Art Events: July 7 – July 10, 2016

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Events
Art Events: July 7 – July 10, 2016

Local Art Events Following the holiday, there are numerous new art shows opening this weekend. With lots of local talent to be showcased, be sure to check out Rosalux Gallery, Highpoint Printmaking, Gamut Gallery, as well as several others. Below is a snapshot of some of the weekend’s highlights.   Pattern Recognition Friday, July 8th […]

STEAM on the Rise: The Growing Importance of Arts Education

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Corporate Art Force
STEAM on the Rise: The Growing Importance of Arts Education

A long-time divide has existed between right-brained and left-brained folks, the artsy kids and the math nerds, the liberal arts majors and, well, everyone else. Traditionally, the subjects involving the left side of the brain are favored, and an arts education is the first thing to be cut from elementary and secondary school programs. Throughout […]

In Hotels, Art Makes A Difference

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Corporate Art Force
In Hotels, Art Makes A Difference

Art makes a difference. Have you ever walked into a hotel room, looked around only to see bare walls, or worse, thrift store paintings? The art hanging in the room makes a difference. It establishes a tone. It creates an atmosphere. It adds an organic element. To the art appreciator, the experience is conscious and […]

Art Events: May 26-29, 2016

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Events
Art Events: May 26-29, 2016

  Following last week’s jam-packed weekend of art events, the arts scene in the Twin Cities is certainly calmer this week. However, from a bathroom-turned-gallery to rooftop mini golf, there are still plenty of great cultural events happening around town. Nationally, we’re looking to NYC (of course) for the opening of Jordan Kasey’s solo show […]

Art-A-Whirl 2016: Recap

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Events
Art-A-Whirl 2016: Recap

Art-A-Whirl round #21 took place this past weekend, leaving the city of Minneapolis in an art coma. Tens of thousands of visitors poured into the Northeast Arts District, where over 500 artists exhibited their work at over 50 locations (did we mention it’s the largest event of its kind in the country?).  With more art to […]

Artist of the Month: Mat Ollig

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Mat Ollig

Often composed of individual paintings pieced together to form a cohesive image, Mat Ollig’s work reflects upon fragmented memories and constructed  narratives. Ollig illustrates ideas and subjects understood by a communal consciousness, retelling the stories of previous generations. By depicting scenes and themes of history, adventure, and innovation, Ollig aims to propel the viewer towards […]

Art-A-Whirl 2016: Preview

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Events
Art-A-Whirl 2016: Preview

With 2016 marking its 21st installment, Art-A-Whirl continues to be the headlining art event of Northeast Minneapolis. Organized and presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Art Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour throughout the Northeast Arts District that will host over 50,000 people throughout the 3-day event. As the largest open studio tour in […]