Tuesday, April 17, 2007

44th Annual Sister Kinney International Art Show by Artists with Disabilities

Many Spectrum Artists are participating again this year in the Sister Kinney International Art Show by Artists with Disabilities. This is a great oppurtunity to view and purchase an amazing array of artwork from artists all over the world.

The 2007 Sister Kinney International Art Show by Artists with Disabilities will run April 19 through May 18 on the second floor of the Sister Kenny Building of Abbott Northwestern Hospital at 800 E. 28th Street in Minneapolis. Click her for a map.

A grand opening event for the art show will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 5-8pm. The opening night reception is an opportunity to meet many of the artists, and view and purchase artwork.

“The art show is a long-standing tradition of which we are very proud,” said Lori Knutson, executive director, Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. “Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s mission is about helping individuals progress towards their personal best and our art show is an extension of that -- highlighting the abilities of those who experience physical or mental limitations.”Knutson also noted that Abbott Northwestern Hospital has a permanent art collection from past shows, which has grown over the years and includes approximately 350 pieces of art, including nearly 200 pieces of art on display in the hospital.

Approximately one-quarter of the art show entries are sold each year, with 75 percent of the proceeds going to benefit the individual artists.
*Artwork shown was Lynnda Jones award winning piece from last years Sister Kinney exhibit.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Pretty Darn Swell Print by Audrey Bernard

Beginning on April 4th, you will be able to purchase a small, high quality print of this piece, "They Call her Miss Chimp" from Spectrum Artist Audrey Bernard. The print is $20 from Pretty Darn Swell and $5 from each sale goes to the non-profit organization of the artists choosing, and Audrey chose Spectrum ArtWorks!

Lynnda Jones at in Art Reincarnated at Altered Esthetics

The modern world is full of waste and clutter. Recycled-works artists have a knack for taking something old and unwanted and breathing a beautiful new life into it, creating masterpieces that are simultaneously fresh and seasoned. A stylishly refurbished armoire, a computer monitor turned into a mod fish tank, a canvas repainted with a new vibrant image… please join us for our April exhibit "Art Reincarnated" as we celebrate this innovative, aesthetically intriguing and environmentally friendly genre of the arts.
Opening Reception: Friday April 6, 2007 7pm-9pm

altered esthetics
1224 quincy st ne
minneapolis mn 55413
(in the northeast arts district)

gallery hours:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Imaging Today's Labor Movement

The American labor movement has an amazing history of graphic production, creating some of the most effective political images in the history of this country. However, work and workers, along with the labor movement, are often depicted as experiences of the American past: photographs of children in factories in the early l900’s, paintings of Joe Hill or Rosa Parks, historic strikes and Rosie the Riveter.Now the labor movement needs new images of the issues confronting workers today. A call for artists was put forth and members of Spectrum ArtWorks participated in this search for a new imagery. We are very proud to announce that Spectrum ArtWorks artist Brad Parsons has had his piece chosen to be exhibited at The Bread and Roses Gallery in the Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center in New York City, one of only 25 pieces chosen to exhibit, he may be one of five to have his work reproduced and distributed nation wide!

Brad's Poster, "Can Legally Fire You" highlights the fact that in 33 states an employee can legally fire someone if they perceive you as being gay.
Congratulations Brad and good luck in the show!