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Ava Krmpotich of Living Tree Design

Bio:

I free sew, without a pattern, making everything one of a kind.
I learned to sew and design from my mom before I can remember. She inspired me to make and wear unique designs (“you don’t want to show up to the party in the same dress as someone else”).
I am new to the Corcoran neighborhood and I look forward to getting to know the area.
My clothing is carried at Gumball Boutique in NE Mpls

Categories:

    • One of a kind clothing
    • Upcycled / remixed
    • Boho

Links:

Website: Livingtreedesigns.etsy.com

Jane St Claire of Prairie Salvage Arts

Bio:

I am a retired nurse. Dawning my working era I focused on the arts of poetry + photography and I took classes at The Hoft and film in the cities in St Paul. I have lived in the Corcoran neighborhood for 30 years and have been active in the neighborhood organization much of the time. Since retiring I have focused on creating jewelry, art boxes and acrylic painting I am very excited about being involved with C.O.P.A and the June 16,2018 JuneBug Art Crawl.   

Categories:

  • Eclectic
  • Jewelry
  • Boxes
  • Aeaylie paintings and collages
  • Natural world & the political
  • Written word

Links:

Facebook: JaneStClair

Laura Burlis of Laura Borealis Art

Bio:

I try to distill a lifetime of observing nature into these miniature worlds. The recurring themes I play with are landscape and nature, especially seasonal change and universal cycles. I have a deep interest in plants, climate, geography,  ecosystems, and astrology. I am fascinated by the relationship of the microcosm to the macrocosm.

Categories:

  • Polymer Clay Art
  • Paintings
  • Switch Plates
  • Sculptures

Links:

Website: Lauraborealisart.com

Rita Lowinske

Bio:

I am an aging bead weaver. I don’t consider myself an artist as such. I love learning all different styles of beading. I love playing with all of the different colors, shapes, and finishes of the beads that make the product. I really love that there is a vast amount of knowledge out there at my disposal to play with. If I can turn out a piece of jewelry that is beautiful it is satisfying

Categories:

  • jewelry
  • bead weaving

Links:

Website: Beadingrita.net

Facebook: BeadingRita

 

John Akre

Bio:

I am an animator and videomaker who creates animation with public participation with my Sloppy Films Animation Station, a portable stop motion animation studio. I also edited the Powderhorn Park “The Horn” newspaper from 1987-1990 and during that time and into the early 1990’s shot hours of film and video of the Powderhorn and Phillips neighborhoods.

Categories:

  • animation
  • videomaker

Links:

Website: SFAnimationStation

 

Ebony Coles of The Zen Rock Garden

Bio:

A young modern-day entrepreneur, Ebony Coles is very passionate about combining her diverse interests with one alternate purpose: To provide healing and inspiration. As an artist, she knows that it’s important to remember that without major sacrifice, there is no major change. I inspect all my beads by hand before I make them into a piece of work. I believe that each bead has a special way of communicating, so I have to hold and view each one carefully for my pieces. It is very time consuming but ensures a stunning design that will catch your eye. In my spare time, I am working on my Jewelry Designs. Stunning colors and shapes are what inspires my designs. I engage in a minimalist approach with each one of my handmade designs to bring out your inner beauty that will shine brightly for everyone to see.

Categories:

  • jewelry
  • beads

Links:

Etsy: TheZenRockGarden

Susan Hensel

Bio:

With gallery work known and collected nationwide, Susan also has a passion for wool and embroidery! She is known for hand dyed wool ready for spinning or felting and unique handspun yarns. In the last few years, she has begun designing for machine embroidery for exhibition but has a particular fondness for PATCHES! You know, like Merit Badges…for artists? for DIYers?

Categories:

  • fiber
  • machine embroidery

Links:

Website: Susanhenselprojects.com

Blog: Susanhenselart.blogspot.com

Gallery Page: Susanhenselgallery.com

Chris Sutton

Bio:

After my art education, I explored many avenues: gallery artist, scenic theater painter, prop artist, performance artist. I believe each has contributed to the whole regarding my interpretation of a career and I am grateful for the experiences.

One constant has been my desire to create- especially with tactile materials such as fiber, twine or charcoal on paper. The hands-on approach of these activities really speaks to me.

I like bringing some light-heartedness and wit to my pieces. I never do too many works in the same vein, call it a fault but I get bored easily and see no reason to repeat myself with multiple variations on a theme. So, with that said, I’ve enjoyed figurative painting and drawing, mixed-media works and fiber/macramé art- my current interest.

Categories:

  • painting
  • drawing
  • mixed-media
  • fiber
  • macramé

Angela Maki North of Fortress of the Arts

Bio:

Angela is an oil painter as well as a sculptor.
She participates in various community art projects and runs the Fortress of the Arts on 34th & Chicago.

I run an art studio with 20 artists. I paint in oil and also participate in various community art projects.

Categories:

  • Oil painting

Links:

Facebook: Angela Maki North

MN-artist page: Angela Maki Jones

 

Charles Knutson of Rose & Pentagram Design

Bio:

Business Name: Rose & Pentagram Design (aka MacGregor Games)

My primary artistic obsession is Celtic knotwork, so when we started researching and selling games from the past at the Renaissance Festival it seemed natural to decorate them with Celtic motifs. In recent years I have begun creating larger works by “up-cycling” used boxes or tables scavenged from thrift stores and garage sales and decorating them with game boards, purely decorative Celtic-inspired designs.

Type of Art:

  • Celtic knot-work
  • Games

Links:

Website: MacGregor Historic Games

Flickr: Charles Knutson

 

Sonia Meade

Bio:

I started my education in art in 1967 in design school at the U of MN, but finished my degree in Studio Art at the University of Maryland in 1975. My current work is a combination of painting, sculpture and textiles. I attach items like springs, leather, metal found objects as well as fabric to the surface of the canvas with gesso or by sewing or wiring the material onto the surface. I then paint all or part of it.

Categories:

  • painting
  • sculpture
  • textiles

 

Carla Brown of CB Jewelry Design

Bio:

My name is Carla Brown and I have lived in Corcoran neighborhood for many years. I create unique wearable jewelry using beads, semi-precious gem stones, and embossed metals. My work is featured at the Art Shoppe at the Midtown Global Market.

Categories:

  • Beaded
  • Metal
  • Jewelry

Links:

Mike Huber

Bio:

Mike started his life in the giant volcano crater Tenochtitlan, aka Mexico City. He grew up on the road with his art dealing family, picking up inspiration from everywhere. Maya ceramics and molas were a big part of his life.

From there, Mike went on to programming industrial software, writing software documentation, and massage therapy. He is currently a math teacher.

Artist Statement:

I’m not doing art. I’m just playing in the mud.

Categories:

  • ceramic
  • wood
  • digital arts
  • sculpture

Links:

Website: baktun13art.com

Check out COPA in the news!

“MayDay weekend is going to be a busy one for the Powderhorn neighborhoods!”

“This spring, they’re teaming up with Corcoran neighborhood for one mega-weekend of activities. The COPA (Cocorcan and Powderhorn Artists) Art Crawl will take place on Saturday, May 6, the same day that the Midtown Farmers’ Market kicks off their 15th anniversary season. The colorful and ever-popular MayDay Parade and Festival will be celebrated the following day on Sunday, May 7.”

COPA has had a mention in the Citypages.
What an exciting and busy weekend it will be!

Read the full article here.

Map

The 2018 Junebug Art Crawl map!!!

 Check back the day of the crawl for any last minute updates.

  1. 3401 Chicago Ave Angela Maki North and Fortress of the Arts Gallery.
    Shared studio space featuring ceramics, paintings and pottery.
  2. 3300 Cedar Ave S ▪ Laura Burlis:
    Polymer clay art in switch plates, sculptures and paintings.
  3. 3441 Cedar Ave S ▪ Susan Hensel Gallery with guest documentary film maker John Akre.
    Sue Hensel in the windows: digital embroidery and mixed media art, called GEOMETRIC EVENTS. Gallery: John Akre showing some of his 25 years of neighborhood documentaries, and creating one during the crawl with anyone who wants to participate.
  4. 3448 Longfellow Ave ▪ Marcus Larson & Ebony Coles of The Zen Rock Garden
    Nature inspired original acrylic and oil pain tings.
    Ebony Coles will have Mala Bead Work ”Yoga Jewelry with a Bohemian Flare”
  5.  3541 19th Ave S ▪ Chris Sutton and Sreekishen Nair
    Chris Sutton creates Colorful prints of botanical and abstract imagery.
    Sreekishen Nair does Carved wood, textiles, painting, photography, and print with ecological themes.
  6. 3225 21st Ave S ▪  Jane St. Clair and Rita Lowinske.
    Jane St. Clair of Prairie Salvage Arts showing her eclectic mix of acrylic paintings, jewelry, boxes and collage work.
    Rita Lowinske is showing her handmade beaded jewelry.
  7. Withdrawn
    3148 22nd Ave S
    ▪ Sara Stamschror-Lott

    @ladydextergoesrogue designs custom baubles up-cycled from jewels of yesteryear!
  8. 3055 22nd Ave S ▪ Mike Huber:
    Mike plays in the mud and ceramic castles, eyes, fish, … happen.
    There is also soap to clean up with. Explained: I have some fun ceramics and homemade soap.
  9. 2229 E 34th St ▪ Charles Knutson with Rose & Pentagram Design.
    Original Celtic themed art, and board dice and card games from the past.
  10. 3328 24th Ave S ▪ Sonia Meade
    I do acrylic sculptural paintings using found metal objects, car parts, leather, fabric and chains attached to the surface.
  11. 2335 E 35th St ▪ Amy Ruzick of US Unity Flag
    Displaying her beautiful design of modern values for all.
  12. 3512 26th Ave S ▪ Crochet by Mari.
    Crocheted gift items.
  13. 3525 22nd Ave S ▪ Jewelry by Carla Brown.
  14. 3441 Longfellow Ave. S▪ Ava Krmpotich Living Tree Design
    Unique up-cylcled clothing and designs.