Here we feature selected artists from our store and their work.
March - May 2013: Angela Davis
Our current featured artist is Angela Davis.The retail space is filled with her paintings and prints. At this time, we are the only outlet carrying originals of her work. Note: Angela is happy to do commissioned work of your favorite local business or venue. She also has a show up at local water-hole, Palmer's Bar, for at least the month of March.
Bio: I am a local artist born and raised in Minneapolis. I mainly paint local landmarks in bright, bold colors using acrylics and sharpies. I love the diversity of the city and the creative people who live here and inspire me to create everyday. I also design onesies, pillows, blankets, and other things. My current goal is to explore different styles and mediums and grow as an artist.
December 2012 - February 2013 : Lauren Strom
Lauren Strom: The retail space is filled with Lauren's paintings, prints and tee shirts. Come get a one of a kind piece while they last.
Artist Statement: “I am a Minnesota born artist, trained at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. My art studio in the Casket Arts Building is located in North East Minneapolis and is open to the public the first Thursday of each month from 5-9pm.
I paint with acrylics and watercolors on canvas and paper in sizes ranging from 2x2 inches to 6x6 feet. I like to dabble with drawings, stamps, ink, charcoal, colored pencils, and so on. I am inspired to paint things that make me happy in the hope that the joy will spread and perhaps make the world just a tiny bit more joyful. I love to paint bright colors, patterns, brush strokes, and birds. I call my business dancingfork simply because it amuses me. I hope that today you will find a little joy to take with you to share with others on your journey.
My textile art includes wearable items such as recycled sweaters transformed into leg warmers, wrist warmers, hats, mittens, and scarves; as well as hand-pulled screen printed art on T-shirts.”
Find more of Lauren's work at www.dancingfork.blogspot.com
September - November 2012: Cherish & Melanie Haskell
Melanie and Cherish Haskell: Melanie and Cherish both have cards, posters, stickers and magnets featured at ArtiCulture. Melanie and Cherish will be in our retail space on October 13th doing a demonstration of the work. It's a two for one, so make sure that you don't miss it!
Come in the shop and see Cherish and Melanie's work. You can also visit Cherish's Blog for some great local art, some great recipies and much more.
Below are artist statements from both Cherish and Melanie. If you would like to know more make sure you come to their demonstration and they can answer all your questions in person. Oh and don't forget to "Like" our Facebook page as well for a chance to win one of TWO piecies of art from the Haskell's.
Cherish Haskell Bio: I am inspired by the natural world and use images of birds and bugs quite frequently in my work. Each painting is created by layering the different patterns and colors from things I see in nature - the craggy scaling of a piece of bark, the elegant sweep and rosy blush of a flower petal, or the bold line of a leaf's veins. I am an admirer of the nature photography of Eliot Porter, the paintings of Georgia O'Keefe, and batik textiles. I have recently begun to explore relief printing and have been incorporating the technique into my watercolor paintings. I hope to try my hand at screenprinting next.
Melanie Haskell Bio: I am a local artist living and working in the Twin Cities. In my art I explore bold graphic pattern combined with vibrant colors. I mostly use pen on paper or acrylic paint on small canvases to produce my whimsical designs. My artistic style has been influenced by the fashion illustrations of artists such as Erte as well as the work of Gustav Klimt and Henri Matisse. I have sold and exhibited my work at many art festivals in both the Twin Cities and Southeastern Minnesota.
June - August 2012: Kat Corrigan
Kat Corrigan Bio: Kat is a local artist and art teacher who translates her daily visions into colorful acrylic paintings on black gessoed hardboard. She thrills in the play of light and shadow in all its forms, from the highlights on a black dog’s pelt to the sharp purple shades of a tree’s cast shadows on the street at midmorning. She also loves trees, dogs, houses, her engaging community here in South Minneapolis and her incredibly supportive husband and ineffably adorable son.
I am very interested in contrast lately, and in the difficulty of painting black, on black. I love painting the edges of things- trees, telephone poles, dog's back legs....
My current work feels very sculptural to me; I am using color more boldly and am able to define something in the forms that I struggled with in the past. I want to continue to work with these colors and forms. I greatly enjoy the intensity of the colors set against the black canvas and am continually amazed at the complexity in an animal’s form.