Target Free Thursday Nights
Get inspired. Get in free.
January 8, 15, 22 & 29
Galleries open 5–9 pm; special events follow.
Thursday, January 8
Brewmaster-in-Residence John Klick of Excelsior Brewing Company
Gather by D’Amico, 5-9 PM
On Thursdays in January, sample some of the best beer on the local market. On January 8 meet John Klick, cofounder of Excelsior Brewing Company, and enjoy complimentary samples.
John Klick along with partners Patrick Foss and Jon Lewin are the founders of Excelsior Brewing Company. John serves as the President of EBC and knows that having a family as well as focusing the brewery staff is quite the handful- yet he manages to do it all! Excelsior Brewing Company was founded in July of 2012 and supports the rich culture of Lake Minnetonka and the growing brewing scene in Minnesota. With four flagship beers and seasonal offerings as well as a vibrant taproom culture Excelsior Brewing Company invites you to Choose Your Craft. Visit Excelsior Brewing Company
Thursday, January 8
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab, 6-8 PM
Get inspired by Fluxus artworks in the exhibition Art Expanded, 1958–1978 before transforming the Art Lab into a Happening installation with the help of artist Margaret Pezalla-Granlund. Each month there’s a new project filled with Fluxus fun. On January 8th design a storefront in the style of Ben Vautier’s window located in Gallery 1.
Thursday, January 15
The WPA Revue Hosted by Dylan Hicks
Walker Cinema, 7 PM
Drawing on the Walker People’s Archive—a crowd-sourced photo album/scrapbook of the Walker’s 75-year history—musician and writer Dylan Hicks hosts this user-inspired blend of fact and fiction, music and community theater. It’s a slide show that breaks into song! A lounge act with theatrical leanings! Hicks is joined by actors Lara Blackwood Avery, Bill Schoppert, and Jenny Adams Salmela; singer Jayanthi Kyle; and bassist Jeffrey Sugerman. Don’t wait: add your photos and memories to the Walker People’s Archive and you might see them in the show.
About the Artist
Hicks’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Star Tribune, Mpls./St. Paul Magazine, and other publications. His second novel will be published in 2016. Hicks lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Nina Hale, and their son, Jackson.
This project is made possible by generous support from the Prospect Creek Foundation.
Thursday, January 29
Performance: This World Made Itself by Miwa Matreyek
“Matreyek’s work is an enchanting blend of animation and live performance; one of the few digital artists who is able to keep a strong element of human presence in her work.” —Venu
This kaleidoscopic, dreamlike merger of the fanciful and the scientific takes you to a world rich in surrealism and metaphor. Miwa Matreyek’s shadow silhouette interacts with video projections to create a history of the Earth—from its epic beginnings to the complexities introduced by human beings to this universe. Preceded by the short work Myth and Infrastructure.
Expanding the Frame is made possible by generous support from Elizabeth Redleaf.
Click for more information and videos by Miwa Matreyek link- http://www.semihemisphere.com/
Target Free Thursday Nights Special in the Walker Shop
The Walker Shop offers a discount on selected items during Target Free Thursday Nights. The special for January is a buy-one-get-one USB bottle light. Don’t throw out your empties–transform your bottles into lamps with this rechargeable light! Shaped like a cork with a super bright LED that recharges via USB, this little doodad helps you make interesting lights with vintage drink bottles or create a cozy, improvised table centerpiece. Bottle Light can also be used outdoors – where the wind will blow out a candle stuck into an old wine bottle. Offer valid in-store only and not combinable with other discounts.