TIPSHEET: November 16, 2012
I love, love, love our art community – there’s never a shortage of things to do! Too much art is a good thing – we’re lucky to live somewhere where there’s so much going on that you can’t decide which event to attend, org to support, or art to buy – with much going on at the same time it’s hard to catch it all!
Here’s a short list of amazing things to do and see this week – I’ll let you decide!
Give to the Max! Wednesday, November 16
No need to wait until November 24th, start saying ‘thanks’ to MN arts organizations for all they do for our community, today, through Give to the Max! So many to choose from, thankfully you don’t have to pick just one. While giving feels good on it’s own, I have to give props to College of Visual Arts for their clever fundraising campaigns: Get Busted enters gifts of $5 or more into a drawing to win a bronze cast of your own likeness and Face from Space which paints top donors faces on top the roof of the school. Google maps, anyone?
Artist Talks and Album Releases Thursday, November 17
Start at 6 pm to swing by the Walker Shop and pick up your set of limited edition pint glasses featuring artwork of MN’s finest. Then head over to the MAEP Galleries at 7 pm for an artist talk with Jennifer Danos, Natasha Pestich, and Marcus Young as they discuss their current exhibition Semblances, now on view. At 9 pm make your way to the Turf Club for Brian Laidlaw’s album release for wolf, wolf, wolf. Brian joined us for Campfire Concerts in 2010 and charmed audiences at Field Trip this past September – we know this album will be great!
Art Sales and Live Comedy Thursday November 17 and Friday, November 18
The MCAD Art Sale is a thing of lore in the Twin Cities, the walls are teeming with art of high quality and modest price tags. Get in Thursday for first pick, Friday for a reduced cover, or Saturday for free. Makes me wish I had more wall-space!
Another recommendation that spans both Thursday and Friday, the talented and hilarious Shane Hawley will be recording his first album Shane Hawley is Hypersensitive at The Comedy Corner Underground 8 pm both evenings. You can expect jokes, poetry and maybe dragons….
More art! Saturday, November 19
Women artists are encouraged to attend a drop in workshop hosted by mnartists.org at the Walker Art Center’s Art Lab to digitize and upload work samples to rawwar.org and mnartists.org in part with the !WAR Women Art Revolution documentary screening. Later on, head over to Fox Tax to check out Making Progress | Art by Andy DuCett and Kristina Mooney. Both artists make use of photography, collage and drawing to reconfigure and renew our cultures stories and sense of time.