My application to the 2017 Maker Faire at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds has been accepted and I will have a booth to hold block cutting and printing demonstrations. People who stop by my booth can also try their hand at printing from one of my own blocks and take the print home!
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Tickets are $5, follow the link to purchase:
Also, I will be participating in Education Day on Friday, June 2nd from 9am – 2pm.
Education day offers a sneak-peek of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Mini Maker Faire to 7th grade students from schools with 50% or more students eligible for reduced fee or free lunch. The event is free for students and adults with transportation stipends available. This half-day interactive learning opportunity features an up-close and hands-on look at applied STEM outside the classroom. Students have the chance to talk to regional makers, entrepreneurs and businesses about their work. Students and teachers can try their hands at coding, flying a drone, screenprinting, soldering and building their own projects.
A peaceful spot, some acrylic paste, a large-sized canvas, and the plastic it was wrapped in.
Let’s see where this one goes…
Paper Carving / Mixed Media
8″ x 20″
This is actually the cut away section for the Wine & Song piece I made a couple weeks back. For all of you Jane Austen fans.
Here is a link to the Art Adventures August Newsletter:
Here it is! The link to the class at the Northeast Minneapolis Tool Library located in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Neighborhood, and just a couple blocks from my studio at Northrup King Building.
This class is limited to 8 students and invites are going out to all of the Tool Library members as well, so sign up fast!
Saturday, August 26th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Today was about another artist, Annie Young, whose show Reign of Color opens on August 10th. Today we hung close to ninety paintings in the Ames Center gallery.
Annie is a prolific painter and her work is stunning. The fact that she creates all of these works of art without being able to see makes them all the more incredible. While hanging these I found myself asking time and time again “how did she do this?!” To work along side of her was amazing. She knew every piece simply by touching them, and knew what would look good together on the wall.
For her own insight on her work, visit her website at
That’s Annie on the ladder with the hammer. She’s fearless.
We used a laser-guided level to hang the paintings.
Wine & Song 2017 I’ve heard there’s an old Japanese saying that says a piece of art isn’t finished until it is put into a frame. This one is finished. The mat surrounding it is handmade from sheet music (Mozart). The frame stands 31 inches tall by 10 inches wide. I actually designed this piece to fit in this unusually sized frame.
7″ x 24″
This one has an iridescent charm which changes its color in certain lights. From the pieces cut from this another creation will arise. Stay tuned…
After 8 solid hours of work on the bottom layer alone, I’ve finally assembled this one.
It’s three layers of cut, painted paper (both sides), separated from each other by a sheet of glass, and then backed with a sheet of mirrored glass.
It measures 18″ x 12″ x 1/2″ and weighs about 9 lbs.
The next step will be a good, sturdy frame to hold it all together.
Join us for a night in the private studios of our working artists August 3, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Meet with painters, sculptures, photographers, jewelers, wearable fiber and textile artists, glass blowers, furniture makers, pottery/ceramic artists and more. First Thursday in the Arts District provides an excellent opportunity for conversation with the artists, a chance to find something special for your home or office or to find unique gifts for the ones you love. Meet us at the Main Entrance and create your own ice cream sundae!
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