Minneapolis, July 28, 2015— During Target Free Thursday Nights
at the Walker Art Center in August, stunning views combine
with International Pop–inspired fun to set the scene for the most
happening patio nights in town. Explore the roving spirit of the Pop
movement with live music and DJ beats, art-making, films, and
much more. Each night has a unique flavor best paired with a
cocktail from the Terrace bar. The month also includes a Chef-in-
Residence tasting event with John Kraus of Patisserie 46.
Target Free Thursday Nights
Get inspired. Get in free.
August 6, 13, 20 & 27
Galleries open 5–9 pm; special events follow.
Thursday, August 6
Chef-in-Residence: John Kraus of Patisserie 46
Gather by D’Amico, 5–9 pm
Top talents from Twin Cities restaurants create limited-edition
small plates exclusively for this ongoing series—meet them on the
first Thursday of every month for a tasting. On August 6, sample
flavorful delectables by John Kraus of Patisserie 46.
John Kraus trained as a chef and began his career at the
Dorchester Hotel in London where he worked with the boulangers
and became captivated by the ritual of afternoon tea and the
beautiful and intricate pastry he saw each day. Still convinced he
should be versatile in the kitchen, Kraus was next hired for general
duties by Chef Michel Perraud, Meilleur Ouvrier de Grande
Bretagne, and contributed to the opening of the Michelin star restaurant, Fleur de Sel. He continued to assist the pastry chef there in an unofficial capacity.
Upon his return to the U.S., Chef Kraus worked in pastry with Chef
Robert Waggoner at the famed five-star, five-diamond Wild Boar
restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. He was then appointed
Executive Pastry Chef at the exclusive Magnolia restaurant under
Chef Emile Labrousse. He is best known in Chicago for the
innovative desserts he created while serving as Pastry Chef at
NoMI restaurant in the Park Hyatt Hotel Chicago. “John has a
beautiful sense of the classic, with a modern twist,” says Executive
Chef Sandro Gamba of the Park Hyatt. “I love his pastry and he
always knows what will please the customer.”
After Kraus attended an intensive workshop with Sebastien
Canonne, Canonne and Pfeiffer saw in Kraus a unique
combination of discipline and innovation that matched perfectly the
mission of The French Pastry School. In 1999, Chef Kraus was
invited to join The French Pastry School in Chicago as an
assistant. Through the years, he worked diligently with his
mentors, Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer and Chef Sebastien Canonne,
participating in major competitions and special events across the
U.S. and France. Chef Kraus served at The French Pastry School
for ten years leaving as Chef de Cuisine to open his own Patisserie
in Minnesota, Patisserie 46.
Kraus’s awards include the prestigious 2002 Paris Gourmet Pastry
Chef of the Year and the Valrhona National Dessert Champion of
At the 2004 Food Network’s Chocolate Challenge in Atlantic City,
New Jersey, Chef John Kraus was declared the winner with his
sculpture titled “Love Takes Flight”. His dramatic chocolate
sculpture showcased his unique artistic skills and demonstrated a
sound knowledge of chocolate.
In 2005 & 2006 Chef Kraus was named one of the Top Ten Pastry
Chefs in the United States by Pastry Art & Design magazine.
In 2014 Chef Kraus was honored as one of the Ten Best
Chocolatiers in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine.
Kraus’s fascination with pastry covers a range from viennoiserie to
chocolate to candies and confections.
Garden Terrace Room & Terraces, 6-10 pm
Art-Making: Labor Camp, 6–8 pm
Join Polish-born artist Piotr Szyhalski and founder of Labor Camp,
an ongoing project which celebrates the beauty and dignity of
labor, for a night of collective creative production.
Screening: Selling Democracy, 6–10 pm
The post-WWII German Economic Miracle greatly influenced many
of the German artists featured in the International Pop exhibition.
This selection is drawn from Sandra Schulberg’s Selling
Democracy retrospective of films made by the U.S. Military
Government’s Documentary Film Unit in Germany and by the
Marshall Plan Motion Picture Section. These films have been
preserved and are presented in cooperation with the Academy
DJ: Clint Simonson, 6–10 pm
Founder of the local DIY label De Stijl Records, Simonson plays
innovative and hard-to-find global pop treasures.
Music: Dosh & Ghostband, 8 pm
Martin Dosh and Jon Davis unite as Dosh & Ghostband to dish out
techno-addled, IDM-damaged, bass ’n’ bliss groove music. Leftfield
sonics, Afro-Latin percussion, Chicago house, playful
melodies, and squelching sequences swirl together in a delightfully
polyrhythmic aural experimentation.
Specialty Cocktail: Warhol White Cosmopolitan
Prairie Vodka, White Cranberry Juice, Orange Liquer, Lime Juice,
Thursday, August 13
Garden Terrace Room & Terraces, 6-10 pm, Free
Art-Making: DIY Liquid Light Show, 6–10 pm
The Garden Terrace Room is turned into a handmade psychedelic
environment as liquid and light mix on overhead projectors.
Screening: Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable with
the Velvet Underground, 6–10 pm
In 1967, director Ronald Nameth captured all of the excitement of
Andy Warhol’s discotheque environment and the Velvet
Underground’s live multimedia performance augmented with
projections and dancing, which essentially broke new ground in
DJ: Adora Tokyo, 6–10 pm
Creatively inspired, and rhythmically led, Adora Tokyo whose
talents span the worlds of music and fashion, cultivates vibes
beyond flashing lights and disco balls.
Fashion Show: Emma Berg and Christian Joy, 7 pm
Fashion mavens Emma Berg, named “Best Designer” at the 2014
Minnesota Fashion Awards, and New-York based Christian Joy,
who has outfitted Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, present fresh
looks inspired by the exhibition International Pop. The show is run
by local producer Sarah Edwards.
Music: Wolf Lords, 8 pm
Renowned vocalist and songwriter Aby Wolf (Dessa, Brother Ali)
teams up with multi-instrumentalist and beat mastermind Grant Cutler (LookBook, Solid Gold, Zoo Animal, Jeremy Messersmith)
for lushly minimal soundscapes and groove-oriented atmospherics.
Specialty Cocktail: Blue-Blau-Azul:
Prairie Vodka and Gin, Blue Curaçao, Lemon Peel, Pop Rocks
Thursday, August 20
Garden Terrace Room & Terraces, 6-10 pm, Free
Art-Making: Yuya Negishi, 6–8 pm
Drop in and draw with painter and muralist Yuya Negishi, whose
work is a combination of traditional Japanese art and Warholesque
Screening: Pulp Pop Clips, 6–10 pm
Ed Halter, curator of International Pop Cinema, has selected a
series of clips from groovy, knowingly low-brow spectacles of
international cinema from the late 1960s, in which camp became
something of an international style melding the art-house with
DJ: Paul Harding, 6–10 pm
Enjoy an eclectic sampling of tracks from Brazil and beyond by
world DJ Paul Harding, host of KFAI’s Foreign Currency, and
longtime former host of Radio K International.
Music: Robert Everest Quartet, 8 pm
From Tropicália to Neo-Concretism and from Rio de Janeiro to São
Paulo, singer/songwriter/guitarist Robert Everest and his
accomplished quartet dig deep into Brazilian musical history for a
sumptuous survey of sounds and songs.
Specialty Cocktail: Pop Remix
Prairie Vodka, Lemon Juice, Grenadine, Soda Water, Lemon
On View: International Pop through August 29
Organized by the Walker Art Center, International Pop chronicles
the global emergence of Pop art from the 1950s through the early
1970s. While previous exhibitions and prevailing scholarship have
primarily focused on the dominance of Pop activity in New York
and London during this time, this exhibition examines work from
artists across the globe who were confronting many of the same
radical developments, laying the foundation for the emergence of
an art form that embraced figuration, media strategies, and
mechanical processes with a new spirit of urgency
This groundbreaking exhibition follows the trajectories of Pop and
its critical points of contact with global developments in art such as
Nouveau Réalisme (France), Concretism and Neo-Concretism (Brazil), the Art of Things (Argentina), Anti-Art (Japan), Capitalist
Realism (Germany), Happenings, and Neo-Dada. As such, the
landmark exhibition recaptures the energy and inquisitiveness of
this moment in art, expanding the frame of its influence and
diversity while reenergizing questions around the true significance,
breadth, and definition of Pop art.
Created in dialogue with an international array of curators and
scholars, International Pop features some 140 works from 14
countries as well as a dedicated film/video program daily in
The Walker-produced exhibition catalogue offers an in-depth study
of the international Pop phenomenon with essays by scholars, film
critics, and curators from Argentina, Brazil, Japan, Britain, the
United States, Hungary, and Italy; an extensive visual chronology;
a roundtable discussion; and a selection of stunning images, many
rarely seen outside their countries of origin.
Following its presentation at the Walker, International Pop will tour
to the Dallas Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Curators: Darsie Alexander with Bartholomew Ryan
Visual Arts Curatorial Fellow: Mia Lopez
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 August is the MGCO
Playing Card Deck priced at $10 during Target Free Thursday
Nights. The MGCO Deck is a completely redesigned deck of
playing cards. The art work for the entire deck has been redone;
from the tuck case to every symbol, aces and even the typography
used on the cards. The deck is manufactured by the United States
Playing Card Co., and is printed on Bee paper, the highest quality
coated playing card stock. The tuck case is printed with high
quality ink, gold foil and is embossed. Limit one per customer.
Offer valid in-store only and not combinable with other discounts.