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UMN Major: Studies in Cinema & Media Culture, Minors: Art and Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature
Graduation Year: Spring 2013

MFA in Filmmaking, New York University

See her work here.

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UMN Major: Studies in Cinema & Media Culture, Minors: Art and Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature
Graduation Year: Spring 2013

MFA in Filmmaking, New York University

See her work here.

Vanished Landscapes
European Life, Landscapes, and Architecture before the First World War

Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at Andersen Library
Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Remarks by Christopher Cardozo at 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition on view June 9 - September 17, 2014

Join us to celebrate a stunning collection of photochroms donated by world-renowned expert Christopher Cardozo.

Photochroms-a photographic form of chromolithography that produces colorized images from black-and-white negatives-were immensely popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Millions of prints were produced depicting thousands of scenes from around the world.

Christopher Cardozo, a world-renowned expert, exhibitor, and donor of thousands of photochroms to the University Libraries shares his expertise in this display of images from a lost world.

This exhibit is co-curated by Christopher Cardozo and Tim Johnson, Curator, Special Collections & Rare Books / E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections.

Exhibit design by Darren Terpstra, Archives and Special Collections.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Learn more about Vanished Landscapes and RSVP.

You may already know that Prof. Jan Estep is a multi-talented artist, but did you also know that she received her Ph.D. in Philosophy before getting her MFA?

Check out an interview with Jan in which she discusses her early days in philosophy, her artistic transition and how she has continued to incorporate her two passions in her current work.

Click here to read the interview!

BEAUTIES BEHAVING BADLY
KATE RENEE'S SOLO EXHIBIT AT GAMUT GALLERY

MINNEAPOLIS
Beauties Behaving Badly - runs through Feb. 22.

Painter Kate Renee was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in Jan. 2013; this exhibit is the culmination of the work it made possible. Renee began with the concept of Disney princesses with an edgy twist, replacing their happy endings with real-world problems or circumstances. Both theme and quality of work evolved rapidly over 2013, while fulfilling the grant and a Women's Art Resource of Minnesota mentorship under Jill Waterhouse. The resulting series reexamines archetypical fairytales, relaying each passed-down parable in a new way for a new generation. Each beauty finds herself in a different predicament, often of her own choosing. In each case, she is revealing her naughty side.

Through research, Renee found her not-so-happy-endings more akin to the historical telling of these familiar fairytales. Funding and feedback spurred development of this concept, also allowing tangible upgrades to Renee's materials. She previously used mainly acrylic on canvas or foam-core for her graphic, cartoon-like character studies. In this new series she has developed a technique of applying the acrylics to birch and setting resin over the finished piece. The natural wood grains add a subtle dimension of organic texture to her bold designs, while inspiring experimentation with the use of this rich, new background as negative space. Renee paints a story in bold iconic imagery, complete with a main character in conflict and even some adorable sidekicks - all with the signature Kate Renee eyes.

Kate Renee has exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving press and numerous awards locally. Most recently she earned a Minnesota State Arts Board- Artist Initiative Grant and was accepted as a protégé by the Women's Art Resource of Minnesota. Renee earned a BA in Fine Arts, Art History, and a minor in design from the U of M in 2010. Renee has interned at various galleries, culminating in an assistant gallery director internship and at Altered Esthetics, where she was subsequently hired as director of solo exhibitions. She will debut her Beauties Behaving Badly series, spring 2014 at Gamut Gallery and is currently working on a series called Naughty Neighborhood.

On the Streets
apexart: Phnom Penh
291 Church Street, New York, NY 10013

Ashley Billingsley

On view January 25th - February 22, 2014
at JavaArts for Our City Festival
56 Sihanouk Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Opening Reception on January 25th, 6 - 9 PM
Artist Actions and Panel on February 1st, 5 - 8 PM

ON the ToWn with Chris Larson

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Opening Reception: Prima Materia and BA commencement exhibition
Come and celebrate our BFA's and BA students!
Commencement Exhibition
Quarter Gallery
BFA's Candice Hafalia-Yackel, Mark Kuntz, Casey Pearson, Katie Petri

Friday, December 6, 2013
Public Program 5:30 PM in InFlux
Reception 6:00 PM in Quarter Gallery and Regis


Opening at SooVac

Untitled exhibition (featuring Miranda Brandon, Edie Overturf and Jon Mahnke)

Opening reception 6-9pm
http://www.soovac.org


Opening reception: Power Lines
Thomas Barry Fine Arts Gallery
Friday December 6th, 6-8:30pm
Power Lines is an exhibition that looks back to a generation of artists who individually and collectively pursued a
style of art making that featured series of lines and other forms of geometry to create illusions, optic responses,
systems and networks. The common interests among these artists from the United States and Europe were the
concepts and manifestos that launched historic movements such as Op Art and related geometric abstraction.
http://www.thomasbarry.com/news-events-upcoming.php

Upcoming, mark your calendars....
Midway Contemporary Art
Julia Rometti and Victor Costales
Opening Reception: Friday, December 13 from 6-8pm
http://www.midwayart.org/index.php

Plan to "Take the Field" on October 11th and join hundreds of Minnesotans to transform South High Athletic Field into a living, breathing timeline illustrating our place in the cosmos. Giant projections and audio broadcasts will provide the backdrop for more than 500 students and an assortment of artistic geniuses from the Twin Cities. Bring your friends and pay attention, surprise yourself, and have fun creating a work of art that will be visible from outer space (assuming you are looking down with incredible digital zoom).


DATE: Friday, October 11, 2013 (rain date Oct 12th)
TIME: block party at 5PM // Field Activities at 7PM
PLACE: corner of 21st Ave S & 31st St
the South High Athletic Field and adjacent streets

Using the elimination of yellow school bus service as a starting place, the accompanying block party will celebrate the transformation of
21st Ave S into a walking and cycling corridor for the students of South High School. "Take the Field" will begin at dusk. Simple choreography of a small army will create a spectacle for everyone on the field and in the stands. Afterward, a family-friendly movie will be screened, so bring a blanket and a picnic meal and stretch out to relax.

This event is a collaboration between three public space artists-Janaki Ranpura, Andrea Steudel, and Meena Mangalvedhekar (JAM)-and the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, presented in partnership with Forecast Public Art.

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The 3rd Minnesota Biennial exhibition at The Soap Factory, curated by John Marks and David Petersen
September 7th - November 3rd
Opening Reception, September 7th, 7-11pm

, , , is immersive and interdisciplinary exhibition comprises 38 artists whose work spans visual and sonic art, performance, writing and interactivity. The two-month exhibition will include multiple time and performance-based works, weekly artist panels, the publishing of a special edition WOPOZI newspaper, an on-going sound and experimental music program with two galleries of visual art.

Participating Artists:
Broc Blegen (BFA, 2011)
Kristina Estell (MFA, 2004)
Jess Hirsch (MFA, 2012)
Andrew Mazorol (BA, 2006)
Ben Moren and Daniel Dean (MFA, 2012)
Stefanie Motta (MFA, 2012)
Justin Newhall (MFA, 1999)

Participating Musicians:
Jonathan Kaiser (MFA, 2011)

WOPOZI is an art newspaper designed, edited, published, and distributed by:
Sarah Ann (BFA, 2010)
Oakley Tapola (BFA, 2009)

Catalogue Essay:
Juana Berrío (MFA, 2010)

For a full calendar of events and more information visit soapfactory.org

Facebook invitation
, , ,
The 3rd Minnesota Biennial exhibition at The Soap Factory, curated by John Marks and David Petersen
September 7th - November 3rd
Opening Reception, September 7th, 7-11pm

, , , is immersive and interdisciplinary exhibition comprises 38 artists whose work spans visual and sonic art, performance, writing and interactivity. The two-month exhibition will include multiple time and performance-based works, weekly artist panels, the publishing of a special edition WOPOZI newspaper, an on-going sound and experimental music program with two galleries of visual art.

Participating Artists:
Broc Blegen (BFA, 2011)
Kristina Estell (MFA, 2004)
Jess Hirsch (MFA, 2012)
Andrew Mazorol (BA, 2006)
Ben Moren and Daniel Dean (MFA, 2012)
Stefanie Motta (MFA, 2012)
Justin Newhall (MFA, 1999)

Participating Musicians:
Jonathan Kaiser (MFA, 2011)

WOPOZI is an art newspaper designed, edited, published, and distributed by:
Sarah Ann (BFA, 2010)
Oakley Tapola (BFA, 2009)

Catalogue Essay:
Juana Berrío (MFA, 2010)

For a full calendar of events and more information visit soapfactory.org