Marianne Combs interviews Michael Kareken about “PARTS,” his dual exhibitions at Groveland Gallery and Burnet Gallery. Kareken’s charcoal and conté drawings will be featured at Groveland Annex, while a simultaneous exhibition of his large mixed-media paintings will be displayed at Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers in downtown Minneapolis. Parts features Kareken’s paintings of automotive salvage […]
Dan Bruggeman was featured in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ Marks of Genius Drawing Studio on August 28, 2014 as part of the The Artist is In, a series of informal drawing demonstrations and gallery lessons by local artists. Dan’s essay, “Capturing Collateral Damage with a Conté Crayon,” explores one of his favorite pieces in the “Marks of Genius” […]
On July 26, Groveland hosted its 4th annual Plein Air SmackDown. 16 gallery and guest artists spent the afternoon making paintings in locations throughout the neighborhood. Participating Groveland artists included: Fred Anderson, Michael Banning, Kristie Bretzke, James Conaway, Anthony Corsaro, Robert Dorlac, Susan Horn, Carl Oltvedt, Justin Terlecki and Tim Tozer. 6 guest artists joined […]
For artist Abigail Anderson, making art is an opportunity to reflect on the natural world. Spending time in wild places and observing biological phenomena are foundations for her contemplative, abstracted compositions. In the summer of 2014, Anderson volunteered for the Museum of the Rockies’ paleontology field program. She was part of a crew working at Egg […]
In 2013, the Cleveland Museum of Art purchased two of Ellen Heck’s prints, The Robe and The Edition and the Open Window. The Robe was displayed with the Cassatt series in the museum’s recent Cassatt show. Heck also recently received a second grant from Greenshields Foundation.
Groveland artists Michael Banning and Andrew Wykes are featured in the book, 100 Artists of the Midwest, by E. Ashley Rooney. The 224-page hard cover book features personal stories and inspirations, along with examples of artwork done by 100 artists from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Minnesota artists give winter its due Mary Abbe, Star Tribune