Portfolios

Aimee McAdams

Bio:

I’ve lived in Powderhorn since 2008; I’ve been sewing for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I like to figure out how to recycle/repurpose fabric (can that skirt be a tea cozy? can that pair of pants be a bag?). Right now, I’m enjoying making practical whimsical things. Why shouldn’t your tea cozy be a cat or your blender cover be a penguin?

Categories:

  • tea cozies
  • blender covers

Links:

Etsy Store: Aimees Homestead
Website: From the Homestead
Facebook: From the Homestead

 

Kristin Van Loon of HAIR and NAILS

Bio:

HIJACK and Kevin Kirsch will be performing a dance on May 6 as part of the COPA art crawl. This dance will stimulate, provoke, confound, or none of the above. Everything is dance.
HIJACK is an award-winning choreographic collaboration of Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder. They have been creating together for more than 23 years and produce inventive, kinetic, post-modern dance.
HAIR and NAILS is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to exhibiting compelling and thought provoking visual art. It is owned and operated by San Francisco based artist/musician Ryan Fontaine and local dancer/choreographer/artist Kristin Van Loon.
Kevin Kirsch is a performer, puppeteer, and writer with a creative focus on the built environment, urban living, and cultural norms.

Categories:

  • Visual Art

Links:

Alanah Luger-Guillaume of The White Page

Bio:

The White Page is a studio, residency program, and gallery space in South Minneapolis. Our mission is to provide emerging artists the opportunity to produce and exhibit their work while immersed in a community of practicing artists. We host six artist residencies per year; each residency culminates in a month long exhibition.
Residents are exposed to the studio practices of eleven other studio members who rent and use space at The White Page. This creates an environment that allows for constructive dialogue, community building, and an immersive arts experience.

Categories:

  • gallery space

Links:

Website: TheWhitePage.org
Facebook: The White Page
Instagram: theWhitePage

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:

Patty Rau of Patty’s Pottery

Bio:

I graduated from Bethel College with a BA in studio art in 1996, and began taking the first small steps toward becoming a working artist. I created my first Celtic works in 1999 and focused on that unique style until 2012. Recently, I have begun working with a wider range of geometric, floral, and ethnic designs, incorporating bright colors through the use of underglazes. While I still enjoy working with Celtic knots and spirals, I’m excited to see the direction this new work will lead me.

Categories:

  • pottery
  • ceramics
  • yarn bowl

Links:

Website: Prrpots.com 
Facebook: Patty’s Pottery
Instagram: prrpots
Twitter: @prrpots
Etsy: prrpots – Patty’s Pottery

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

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

 

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

Ramona & Tracy of Garbage

Bio:

Tracy and Ramona have been working together for more than a decade on projects supporting recycling, sustainability, the arts, and local small-scale economies. Garbage is their newest love: a small business launched in 2016 that scavenges waste-stream bound materials and re-imagines them as ecoquirky jewelry.

Bicycle inner tubes are collected from South Minneapolis bike shops and then hand-cut to create vegan, cruelty-free cuffs and other fashion accessories. We believe that we all need to be more aware of the waste that is created as we consume, and that every product a person buys is an opportunity for them to honor their ethics. We love making these products, and giving conscious consumers a truly sustainable jewelry option!

Categories:

  •  jewelry
  • recycled materials

Links:

Website: www.ecoquirky.com
Facebook: Ecoquirky GARBAGE