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7.6.14

Posted on Sunday, July 06 2014

Yoga classes happening all month, 5 times a week or more. Classes taking place in northeast and south Minneapolis. Inquire for more details or private lessons. Beginners always welcome!

6.5.11

Posted on Thursday, June 05 2014

Open studio tonight (the 5th of June) at NKB tonight, studio 341. Will be there 5ish to 8ish. Also available by appointment.

5.26.14

Posted on Monday, May 26 2014

Yoga at NKB on hold due to travels until 6/2. Classes at Time Out continue. Please inquire for more details.

4.6.14

Posted on Sunday, April 06 2014

Yoga goes on and transitions through a sloppy spring. Classes at NKB are pausing for a couple of weeks due to a busy travel schedule. Classes will resume Monday night, April 21st, 6 to 7:30pm and continue Tuesday, April 22nd, 5:30 to 7pm. More classes happening around Minneapolis, please inquire for more info.

3.2.14

Posted on Sunday, March 02 2014

And for the March yoga update, the Monday night yoga classes at NKB are cancelled 3/3 and 3/10, they will resume the 3/17. Tuesday night class is happening all month, from 5:30 to 7pm. I will also be teaching at The Marsh on 3/15 and 3/22, 8-9am, and Mind Body Solutions 10:30am-12pm, same dates. Space is always made available, please join me!

2.2.14

Posted on Sunday, February 02 2014

Morning yoga classes at NKB cancelled. Still space in Monday and Tuesday evening classes. Please come.

1.30.14

Posted on Thursday, January 30 2014

Working on new website which is very exciting. Many new sculptures and images to add but am waiting for the shiny new site! Please come to the studio opening on Thursday, February 6th and see the latest that are not shown here. Doors open 5 to 9pm. More soon.

1.26.14

Posted on Sunday, January 26 2014

Upcoming open studio event: Thursday, February 6th at NKB. Will have my studio door open (#341) from 5 to 9pm along with many other studios throughout the building. Please stop by and say hello. Will be debuting new sculpture, more on that later. Click here for more info or directions: Northrup King Building

1.5.14

Posted on Sunday, January 05 2014

Happy 2014! Classes happening all month, come join me.

12.16.13

Posted on Monday, December 16 2013

Very happy to say that I just passed my first Iyengar yoga test, Intro 1, and now I can return sculpting! Merging my two worlds and yoga classes are now being taught at the sculpture studio. For a current schedule and more info, please email me here.

2.8.13

Posted on Friday, February 08 2013

Anchor, detail. One of two free standing sculptures completed last year. Full piece can be seen at the studio at NKB.

7.3.12

Posted on Tuesday, July 03 2012

UPCOMING SHOW! Opening night is Saturday, July 14th from 7 to 10pm at Gallery 360 located at 3011 W. 50th Street in Minneapolis. Show runs through August 19th. Will be debuting three new sculptures, including a free standing piece that will be residing in the window for a few weeks. Please come.

6.2.12

Posted on Saturday, June 02 2012

Cha Cha Cha at Gaviidae Commons, Minneapolis

5.30.12

Posted on Wednesday, May 30 2012

Just installed Cha Cha Cha, (2011), in downtown Minneapolis in Gaviidae Commons, on Nicollet Mall and 6th Street. It can be found on the 2nd floor, outside Neiman Marcus. All part of a NE artists installation into empty store front spaces. Have one more new little sculpture to be installed next week as it is currently drying. Photos to come.

5.15.12

Posted on Tuesday, May 15 2012

ART-A-WHIRL. . . yes, it’s here again. Studio 341 will be open all three days, May 19 through the 20th. I will be debuting three new sculptures, Pucker, Glint and Tug. Event is happening Friday 6 to 10pm, Saturday 12 to 8pm and Sunday 12 to 5pm at the Northrup King Building at 1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis. Please stop by and say hello.

5.11.12

Posted on Friday, May 11 2012

Lots of upcoming shows, Art-a-Whirl, gallery 360, downtown and then some. More on that soon! Best news now is that I am finally able to accept credit cards, even American Express, for a small fee of course. I love technology. Money for art, moving through a phone and into the bank. Crazy fast times we are all now in. Enjoy it and keep breathing.

4.14.12

Posted on Saturday, April 14 2012

UPCOMING SHOW : April 19 – May 20, 2012 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Charles D. Redeppening Gallery. The Critic’s Show featuring Dan Noyes, myself and others from Vesper College. Please join us for the opening reception Thursday, April 26, 6 – 8 pm. Gallery is located at 1111 Main Street, Hopkins, MN 55343 and can be reached at 952.979.1100. Gallery is also open Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm, Saturday, 10am – 8pm, Sunday, 12 – 5pm. Hope you can make it!

3.25.2012

Posted on Sunday, March 25 2012

Just sold Unfold, (2011 piece). Thank you Abitare Design Studio!

3.3.12

Posted on Saturday, March 03 2012

Now showing a couple of collaborations made with Caroline Keefe at Gallery 360 in Minneapolis. On display are Mound and Ripple.
The gallery is open Monday through Saturday 10 to 6pm, Thursdays until 8, and Sundays from 12 to 5pm. They are located at 3011 W. 50th Street.
If in the neighborhood, please stop by and check them out.

2.25.11

Posted on Saturday, February 25 2012

Been spending a couple days a month as a studio facilitator at Vesper College in Minneapolis. Loving the dialogues, the people, the constantly changing work and the freshness within the familiarity of a space that I haven’t spent much time in. Hours of words with enough fulfilling silence. I’ve left the privacy of my studio and taken the unfinished work away from my comfort zone to work in an open space, and that has only rarely happened. As a result my work is turning another corner and will be edging off the wall and onto the floor, even if it’s only for a brief reminder. Copper wire is clearly the conduit to anchor the sculpture and link it back to the wall reliefs. Lines circle and cycle and tie it all together, whether it be sitting on the floor or floating on the wall. In my head it’s clear, the piece awaits.

1.4.12

Posted on Wednesday, January 04 2012

still on holiday break, at least at the studio. so, i will not be open for open studio this thursday the 5th. please email if you would like to schedule a visit.

until then, happy new year!

10.21.11

Posted on Friday, October 21 2011

Been preparing for the annual Art Attack, November 4th, 5th and 6th at Northrup King. More to come about that later

Very excited about about the new piece, loblolly pine, that is being worked out on my floor. With some help from James will be adding fake bark, almost as a garland, this will better be seen instead of described here. Pinks, charcoals and white are floating around within the options. New territory opening up. . .

7.21.11

Posted on Thursday, July 21 2011

have two new 2011 pieces to add to the site, Beyond and Sap, yet to be photographed. currently laboring over a big vertical. gray, copper and yellow tie wire. .?
big deep veins moving through a lovely, gnarly piece of elm. another week or two to go. it clearly still has more to say. more soon.

5.22.11

Posted on Sunday, May 22 2011

thanks to all who attending the recent open studio event. in case you missed it, due to the abundance of rain and tornado’s, the studio will be open for Thursday June 2nd, from 5 to 9pm. showing two new pieces that are not on the site yet: beyond and sap. beyond is pom pom’s, cedar, and gina louise. and sap, a slow moving quiet vertical filled with just a little yellow. come see.

also now showing molt and one at abitare design studio at 527 glenwood ave. in Mpls. they look lovely in their new space. take a look if you are in the neighborhood. open M-F, 10 to 4 and Saturday 11-4.

5.7.11

Posted on Saturday, May 07 2011

The new work is finally uploaded, ( thank you again kim jones! ) Now preparing for the annual open studio exhibition known as Art-A-Whirl. Will be showing at least two new pieces that are not yet finished, including a collaboration with the lovely gina louise. Please stop by studio 341 by a take a look. Opening night is Friday, May 20th from 5 to 10pm and it continues Saturday from 12 to 8pm and Sunday 12 to 5pm.

for directions go here

4.14.11

Posted on Thursday, April 14 2011

making new work and continuing to talk with one that’s been lingering for months. moving on to a 5′+ vertical, very excited about. it’s been awhile since i’ve gone up, horizontals have dictated for some time, but with this one there is no other way for this board to be. it’s a piece of red oak from James, again, (thank you). so thin it’ll be, will try hard not break it, as i have done so easily in past. gentle little cracks and not always so delicate chisels.. .

3.6.11

Posted on Sunday, March 06 2011

thanks to all who made VD11 a great show! three new pieces to add to the site. coming soon.

1.5.11

Posted on Wednesday, January 05 2011

get ready. it’s coming. . . VD11

12.24.10

Posted on Friday, December 24 2010

happy and safe holidays all!

10.30.10

Posted on Saturday, October 30 2010

ART ATTACK! !! ridicules name but it is what is it. over 200 artists showing in one building, NKB, for a weekend exhibition. stop by studio 341 and see the new work. two big mama sculptures making their debut. opening night is Friday November 5th, 5 to 10pm, Saturday 12 to 8pm and Sunday 12 to 5pm.

for directions and more info, go to NKB, NORTHRUP KING BUILDING

10.11.10

Posted on Monday, October 11 2010

please come.

10.5.10

Posted on Tuesday, October 05 2010

it’s open studio time again. another month has crept by. hello october. thursday the 7th, the new moon, 5 to 9 pm. doors open. we will be there. one new piece up, relent. NFS at this time, kinda attached to it these days. later, maybe. preparing for art attack, first weekend of november, at least one new big mama sculpture and maybe another. come see.

9.28.10

Posted on Tuesday, September 28 2010

Collaborations made with Caroline Keefe will be on display at the Northrup King Building, third floor gallery #332. We will be part of the Fine Craft Exhibit and Design Event. Opening is Friday, October 1, 5 to 8 pm. Mound, Rub and Untitled will be up . Show runs through October 9th. please come.

9.2.10

Posted on Thursday, September 02 2010

open studio happening again, tonight in fact from 5 to 9. come on by. two new pieces will be up. relent and give way. photo’s to come.

DO THE DEAN

Posted on Thursday, August 19 2010

almost a year to date, another well deserved benefit for our friend Dean Magraw. please come. Celtic Junction. 836 Prior Ave. N. St. Paul

8.17.10

Posted on Tuesday, August 17 2010

now exhibiting four pieces at Design Within Reach in Minneapolis: swoon, surge, fresh and one. various years covered here but unifying motifs pull them all together. swoops and curves it seems. very harmonious fit with the overall aesthetic of their studio. please stop by and take a look if you are in the neighborhood. open monday through saturday 10-6, and sunday’s 11-5. thank you James. thank you Susan.

8.4.10

Posted on Wednesday, August 04 2010

just a reminder that the studio will be closed for the first thursday of august event. i am listening to the ocean. . . be back soon.

relent

Posted on Sunday, July 18 2010

the first all black piece. thinking i may have to live with this one, we’ll see. relent, it is.

6.29.2010

Posted on Tuesday, June 29 2010

yes, the studio will be open this week for first thursday. 6 to 9, i will be there.

6.22.10

Posted on Tuesday, June 22 2010

happy solstice. bunch of new work coming soon. three finished and documented, three underway.

thank you to James for giving me so many wonderful, useful, and inspiring materials and all of your help over the last several months . . .
it was much appreciated.

5.11.10

Posted on Tuesday, May 11 2010

finishing up three new pieces for art-a-whirl, molt, swoon and so close. what do those titles tell you? come and see. i’ll be in the studio all weekend, one form or another.

4.11.10

Posted on Tuesday, April 13 2010

baby blue fades into gray and lighter gray, and then into dirty white and bone white. what was i thinking with baby blue? spring under my skin. how suggestible i am sometimes. never was much for pastels but i have always been into fading. fading away, fading lighter and lighter until it’s worn out or through. the heaviest piece i’m now making is going to look so light is might even lift off the wall. the name is changing along with the color, as they sometimes do. leaving a piece underway and going traveling always radically shifts it. i change and move and with that the sculpture. the title has been nine and then became seam, moved into glimmer and back to seam, and now resting and staying with molt. after all that, molt couldn’t be more fitting.

4.04.10

Posted on Sunday, April 04 2010

working, working, working. . . art-a-whirl sneaking up fast (see studio page). goal is to have three new pieces for the show. one of which will be a collaboration with ms. keefe, if all works out. lots and lots of color. reds continue as they have for years, but baby blue and gold? that’s right, baby blue. spring is here and it’s under my skin.

03.21.10

Posted on Sunday, March 21 2010

glimmer

A friend recently told me that all that glimmers isn’t gold. I don’t need it all to be, just every once in awhile.

03.09.10

Posted on Tuesday, March 09 2010

Just spent a little over two weeks in New York. Every time i leave Mpls. my eyes changes and inevitably my work too changes. Love that cities and it’s energy. Missed it before i had even left. Maybe it was the wonderful time i had or maybe i’m wanting to counterbalance the straight lines of the buildings, either way, curves are emerging in the studio. Swooping, bending and giving is how it is. Parts of circles in my head. Curves enveloping the merging straight lines and i am bending to it. Thank you New York.

02.09.10

Posted on Tuesday, February 09 2010

i have moved my work to the floor. this is a first, with wood anyway. the piece is so big that is would not fit on my work table in one piece. so i’ve been working on it in two sections, chiseling, shaping, slowly moving, but i could no longer see what i was doing. so to the floor we moved and onto to the ladder to attempt to see and it seems to working. have to say that it’s strangely satisfying to be able to sit on the work as i carve it. strange and satisfying, yes, it’s true.

one

Posted on Friday, January 29 2010

one_d

more images coming soon for ‘09 and the start on 2010.

bound

Posted on Saturday, January 23 2010

bound_dw

more white and shiny copper holding it together. sometimes our connections shine. calling it bound.

01.22.10

Posted on Friday, January 22 2010

working on a little piece, ( 10″w x 12″h x 10″d, little ) for the ‘foot in the door show’ at the MIA here. it’s funny to me that regardless of size, moving from the last one being quite large and heavy, to now small and mobile, it all remains the same. one piece moves into another. colors, motifs, movement, they all continue to the next, as a stream of consciousness, as a breath. they continue until they are exhausted or replaced, whichever comes first. white now has returned and persists and continues to satisfy. so it goes.

12.28.09

Posted on Monday, December 28 2009

mulling over and mulling over the newest, nine, it’s working title, due to change. not often do i switch directions so much as i have lately. the horizontal has become vertical. i am looking at the piece on the floor from a ladder, attempting to gain perspective. so far i remain in the dark with constant change. everything moves.

nine

Posted on Wednesday, December 09 2009

nine

nine pieces of basswood staring me down. have rearranged them until they now feel settled. intertwined rusted sheet metal. all waiting to do something. contemplating curves. in this process of subtraction the direction must be clear, so i wait and watch and draw.

shift

Posted on Wednesday, October 21 2009

shift

drawing and drawing and drawing on the sides of shift, slowly moving.rusty steel becoming brighter as the days keep getting shorter.

like this

Posted on Wednesday, October 14 2009

shift-drawing

like this. shift.

mend

Posted on Monday, September 14 2009

Benefit for Dean Magraw

Posted on Wednesday, July 22 2009

dean

Our long time friend Dean is suffering from MDS, a cancer related illness. A benefit to raise money for his medical and living expenses will be held on Sunday, August 30th, 2009 at The Celtic Junction in St. Paul.

If you have never experienced Dean live, you’ve really missed something…

There is a suggested donation of $15, but any support is appreciated. If you cannot make the show but still would like to make a donation, please email helpdeanmagraw@yahoo.com.

Sunday, August 30, 2009
12:00pm – 10:00pm
@ The Celtic Junction

LINEUP: ( tentative. more are being added! )
12:00—12:30 DAKOTA DAVE HULL
12:30—1:00 EASTSIDE
1:15—1:45 LEHTO AND WRIGHT
2:00—2:30 ERIC JAHN TRIO
2:45—3:15 AXIS MUNDI
3:30—4:00 THE PETERSONS
4:15—4:45 MARCUS WISE AND SITTAR PLAYER
5:00—5:30 MARCUS WISE/Nirmala Rajesakar
5:45—6:15 LAURA MACKENZIE AND DAITHE SPROULE
6:30—7:00 MARC ANDERSON, JT BATES AND JIM ANTON
7:15—7:45 CAFÉ ACCORDION ORCHESTRA
8:00—8:30 GREG HERRIGES TRIO
8:45—9:15 PRUDENCE JOHNSON AND DAN CHOUINARD (PIANO)
9:30—10:00 BOILED IN LEAD

Please spread the word.