May 15, 2012
Since 2008, ArtOrg has printed for over 6500 kids and adults at over 75 events with a little steamroller in an ongoing project we call the “Thousand Print Summer”. This year is rather special, as we received a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board which funds 15 events for the Latino Community. The grant award was for $61,699 and is from the Arts Access program. The page we have devoted to this year’s events is located here.
We started at the big Cinco de Mayo Festival in Rochester, Minnesota, and continue this weekend at Art-A-Whirl in Minneapolis where popular artist Xavier Tavera will be in residence for the event. Events are also being scheduled at El Colegio Charter School in Minneapolis, Centro Cultural de Fargo Moorhead, Continue Reading…
April 20, 2012
ArtOrg‘s collaborative projects often center on printmaking, and this post shows a few equipment additions to the print shop. The new equipment includes a large contemporary printing press for lithography, graining sink, exposure unit, set of flat files, and three inking rollers. This set of equipment is large and is able to work with “full sheet” sized paper which measures about 30 inches x 44 inches. We are excited about this increase in capability and ramifications on future projects. A photoset of some of our equipment is here.
The lithography press was constructed to the specifications of Tamarind Institute alumna Judith Solodkin and Continue Reading…
April 5, 2012
The third installment of ArtOrg’s Five Sculpture project was installed last month from artist Ed White. The first sculpture was from Sharol Nau, the second from Juan Jose Palacios, and the upcoming works are from Ray Jacobson, and Mac Gimse. Thanks to Switzer’s Nursery and Landscaping for a shop to build the work in, and for help in transporting and installing the work. On our main page about the project, there is a stop-action video about the trip to the Lampe Plinth. Thanks again to Lampe Law Group for a wonderful Continue Reading…
ArtOrg has worked on several big projects with Grupo Soap del Corazon in the past, and we are now is hosting information on their upcoming exhibit called “Los Cuatro Ases (The Four Aces)” on our website. The exhibit’s opening event is Saturday, April 7 at the Casket Arts Building in Northeast Minneapolis, and more information on the show can be seen here. Grupo Soap del Corazon artists that we worked with in 2006 Northfield and 2009 Fargo large steamroller printing projects are in this show. Felicidades!
January 4, 2012
The second installment of ArtOrg’s Five Sculpture project was installed last month from artist Juan Jose Palacios and is called “To Thine Own Mother Be True”. The first sculpture was from Sharol Nau, and the upcoming works are from Ray Jacobson, Ed White, and Mac Gimse. Thanks to Switzer’s Nursery and Landscaping for a shop to build the work in, and for help in transporting and installing the work. On our main page about the project, there is a stop-action video about the trip to the Lampe Plinth. Thanks again to Lampe Law Group for a wonderful location to display public art!
Juan writes his thoughts about the piece: “On November 7, 2011 my mother would have celebrated her 80th birthday. Continue Reading…
October 6, 2011
[Note: A closing party has been scheduled from 4 to 8pm on Saturday, November 5.] On Sunday, October 2, 2011 over two-hundred artists and fans came together to celebrate the opening of the exhibit at ArtOrg called “Glen Hanson Gallery: Now and Then”. The open hours of the show are Thursdays from noon to 8 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 pm. Hours continue to November 6. Please click here to see photos and a short video of the opening event, and more information about the Glen Hanson Gallery. Thanks to everyone who made this event such a huge and wonderful success!
September 19, 2011
On Sunday, October 2, ArtOrg is honored to open an exhibit of 13 artists called “Glen Hanson Gallery: Now and Then”. The Glen Hanson Gallery ran from 1978 to 1982 and anchored the Minneapolis Warehouse District along with the next-door New French Café. Please go to our main page that tells about the exhibit; here we show some historical references, a photoset of the opening preparations, and two videos about Glen Hanson himself.
All of the artists in the exhibit continue to work today: Bruce Anderson, Steve Beyer, Richard Cooper, Harmony Hammond, Glen Hanson, Steve Hartman, Philip Larson, Mike Manzavrakos, John Marshall, Stuart Nielsen, Tom Rose, T.L. Solien, and Steve Sorman. We will be exhibiting one new work and one old work from each artist. The opening event for the exhibit will be on Sunday, October 2 and will start at 3 pm. There will be a performance by the Glen Hanson Band about 4 pm, followed by food at 5 pm, and then comments in the gallery at 7 pm. Please join us.
The ArtOrg Gallery is located eight miles Continue Reading…