Mark Your Calendars for an Art Filled Weekend in Minneapolis
The Twin Cities region has always had a reputation for nurturing the arts. If you’re seeking some enriching activities this weekend in Eden Prairie, why not venture into Minneapolis for a taste of the Twin Cities’ vibrant art scene.
Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections
This year, Walker Art Center celebrates 75 years of dedication to the Minneapolis area, enriching the Twin Cities communities with art, dance, and culture. To mark this major milestone, Walker Art Center will feature monumental pieces from its long exhibition history to share with the public once again. Hosting work from a wide variety of artists—including Edward Hopper, Cindy Sherman, and Chuck Close—Walker Art Center is also well known for its much loved Internet Cat Video Festival, as well as its world renown sculpture garden. Be part of Minneapolis’ storied artistic legacy and take a stroll through Walker Art Center’s historic retrospective. More information on Walker Art Center’s 75 Year Collection Event, as well as current exhibitions, please visit their website here.
· The Art of Stitch & Hitch, at the 801 Art Gallery
In this day and age, sowing has evolved far beyond its status as a crafty homebody’s favorite hobby. This gallery exhibition features the talents of Janet Groenert, an alumnus of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Groenert displays various interpretations of fantastic textile craft—from torn caution tape fashioned into a makeshift bearskin-style rug, to enormous stitched flowers on quilting hoops that boast their own metal stems. Other artists will also display work, including Gail Baar, an abstract quilter inspired by music. This is the last month to view The Art of Stitch & Hitch at the 801 Art Gallery (801 Washington Ave. N.); admission is free. For more information on this event, please visit their website, here.
· Da Vinci and the Drone, at Form + Content Gallery
View the work of Croation-born artist and sculptor Vesna Kittelson at Minneapolis’ Form + Content Gallery. With a rare talent for multimedia art, Kittelson crafts work that varies wildly in scope—from wax-dipped stacks of book that meditate on the meaning of text and language, to a giant sculptural necklace-like creation. In this exhibit, Kittelson takes on the topic of flight through various works, including a 3-D printed interpretation of Da Vinci’s famed wing invention, as well as a suspended model of a modern-day Reaper drone, among many other intriguing displays. Using both delicate and provocative forms, Kittelson’s work merges science, art, the historical, and the modern. Kittelson’s exhibition at Form + Content (210 N. 2ndSt.) is free of charge and is open for viewing Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until June 25. More information is available here.
Events like these are further proof that the Eden Prairie and Twin Cities areas are the perfect places to make a home. No matter your interests, budget, or goals, there’s something for everyone in the lively and culturally rich neighborhoods of the Minneapolis area.
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