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!
Lowertown First Fridays
September 2nd, 6:00-9:00pm
The monthly open studio night of Lowertown St. Paul, where artists open their studios and invite the public into their working space, is taking place this weekend. It is a great opportunity to see artists at work, meet the artists themselves, visit galleries, see musical and dance performance, and buy local art. The evening is free and open to the public. Lowertown First Fridays (LFF) is an association of artists in that neighborhood of St. Paul.
308 Prince Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
A Letter From the South : Horace Imhotep
September 2nd, 7:00-10:00pm
Image Source: City Wide Artists.
City Wide Artists present the work of Atlanta-based artist, Horace Imhotep. His work is filled with the dark history of the country while also exploring his family history. Through his exhibition, he offers no hope from the the pain and hate of the past; rather, it is tied directly to the present. Imhotep paints in a style that combines pop surrealism with advertising that appears to neutralize -although satirically- the past. As a part of the post-black arts movement that makes comments on the black experience while juxtaposing it with the race mythologies. The exhibition will continue through October 2nd.
1506 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Genrebeast 4: Qaanaaq, JJ &The Hunger, Courtney Yasmineh + Creative Combustion Finale
September 2nd, 7:0-10:00pm
The close the photography exhibition, Creative Combustion, Gamut Gallery invites back the group Genrebeast to perform. Creative Combustion features the work of Ilya Natarius, and his team of photographer, who capture the essence of being creative through a photographic series of 18 different artists. The evening will also include performances by soul band Jaedyn James & the Hunger and rocker Courtney Yasmineh.