Last Look: Wheatpasting Demo with Burlesque of North America
In Eric Baudelaire’s Sugar Water (currently on view), a billposter spends 72 minutes methodically wheat-pasting three images in a fictional Paris Metro station. Want to learn how to wheatpaste faster and closer to home? In this workshop, Wes Winship and Mike Davis of acclaimed local print collective Burlesque of North America will demonstrate basic wheatpasting techniques, showing you how to use found paper objects and your own original artwork to create large scale collages and wall murals.
The workshop is free and open to the public and begins at 2pm.
Thanks to Tatsuya, Tuesday Music Series, VOC/Take Acre, Minneapolis’ Nakatani Gong Orchestra, and everyone who came out last night. What a fantastic show!
December 6, 2011 8pm
Hosted by Franklin Art Works
The NGO is an ensemble comprised of a different group of five artists specific to each of the cities on Nakatani’s North American tour.
The summer has flown by (and is still flying, in fact)- and Franklin’s Summer Photo Workshops Program has reached it’s end. Come check out what 2011 program participants have made armed only with cameras, eyes, and endless handfuls of peanut butter M&Ms. You’ll be amazed!
Join us for a single-day photography exhibition featuring works by participants in Franklin Art Works’ Summer Photo Workshops for Teens Program.
2011 program participants:
// Madeline Adams // Lydia Bickal // Jose Cervantes // Illiana Gerst // Alex Harristhal // Rachel Haukkala // Avery Katz // Nou Khang // Stanley Krishner-Breen // Zoe Lange // Annika Linde // Emily Maenner // Macalester Orchard // Sonia Paredes // David Smith // Amanda Spencer // Sinjun Strom // Sami Swisher // Miles Taylor // Maisie Taylor // Boua Vang // Emma Wollerman //
Attention all Summer Photo Workshops students, tenderfoot photographers, avid art appreciators, at-large academics, and hungry after hours learners…
Join us for a free public lecture, presented in conjunction with the 2009 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers exhibition and Franklin’s Summer Photo Workshops for Teens Program.
Covering a variety of topics from Google streetviews to the war in Afghanistan, Leo will discuss new works, digital and otherwise, that push the envelope of what we think of as photography. Some of the artists discussed will be Tim Hetherington, Penelope Unbrico, and Sam Taylor-Woods.
What an equation! Don’t you think? Franklin Art Works is proud to collaborate with Trash Films Debauchery as part of the Northern Spark Festival, a nocturnal art trip of epic proportions taking place across Minneapolis for just one long, magical night.
Stop by Franklin Art Works between 9pm-6am on Saturday, June 4 a from-dusk-til-dawn “trash fest” curated by Trash Film Debauchery, including Adam West eating space sausages with his monkey companion, buxom FBI babes hunting a contaminated mutant snake, a hilarious Hong Kong zombie gore fest, a classic slasher film with the greatest head explosion OF ALL TIME, and before the sun rises witness the rise of a jive talking, zoot-suited, hipster Jesus.
Saturday, March 12 at 1pm > Artist Talk with Janet Lobberecht
This coming Saturday (March 12, 1pm), Janet Lobberecht will give an informal artist talk in our Project Space, discussing her current series of prints entitled “Sectionals,” and her ongoing exploration of the printmaking and drawing mediums.
Saturday, March 19 at 1pm > Last Look: Ethiopian Sounds featuring Teshome Yimer and Beytubekii
The following Saturday (March 19, 1pm), join us for an exciting afternoon of music by two local Ethiopian music groups. Teshome Yimer is an Ethiopia native who las lived in the US for 25+ years. His set, perfected over years as the house musician for several venues in Washington, D.C., is an eclectic mix of Ethiopian traditional tunes and American Soul covers. Beytubekii are a young Oromo band playing traditional and original works for keyboard and voice.
Many thanks to Mike Rollin from the Seward Neighborhood Group, JoJo from Kilimanjaro Entertainment, and Ahmed Wassie from Voices of Ethiopia on KFAI Radio for their assistance in making this event possible.
Both of these events are free and open to the public.
These guys always come up with the coolest flyers. Thanks for making us look good! Now that you’ve got the visuals, save the date. Come check out experimental sound artist Rafael Toral with duo Seeded Plain and local heroes Elaine Evans, Milo Fine and Paul Metzger at Franklin Art Works on Tuesday, March 8 at 8pm.
Franklin Art Works is proud to host an upcoming installment of the Tuesday Music Series, an outstanding local project co-organized by John Marks and Casey Deming. The series brings together experimental musicians every other week, with ever-changing and always spectacular line-ups. Join us on Tuesday, March 8 for this special event!
The Tuesday Series along with Art of This, Taiga Records, and Franklin Artworks present an evening of improvised music featuring Lisbon-based experimental artist Rafael Toral in a debut pairing with Twin Cities’ percussionist Davu Seru. This concert celebrates the release of “Space Elements Vol. III” on Taiga Records. Performing in support of this special event will be the Lincoln Nebraska experimental duo Seeded Plain, and the unavailing of the new collaboration between Twin Cities’ Paul Metzger, Elaine Evans and Milo Fine.
Rafael Toral plays experimental electronic instruments. Melodic without notes, rhythmic but without a beat, familiar but strange, meticulous but radically free, he calls his style “post-free jazz electronic music”. Riddled with paradox, yet full of clarity and space, Toral’s playing has been described as a brand of electronic music far more visceral and emotive than that of his cerebral peers.”
Its development is the Space Program, a complex network of recordings and performance series, structured explorations on his custom instruments, articulating silence and sound in a thoughtful, yet physical way. This concert celebrates the release of “Space Elements Vol. III on Taiga Records.
This concert celebrates the release of “Space Elements Vol. III” on Taiga Records.
Davu began playing drums in 1985. Except for a few weeks of gyil lessons in Ghana, he is a self-taught musician. He calls himself a jazz musician. He’s worked with numerous improvising musicians including Milo Fine, Andrew Lafkas, Jaron Childs, Charles Gillett, Jack Wright, Anthony Cox, Evan Parker, Wendy Ultan, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Adam Linz, George Cartwright, Stefan Kac, Taylor Ho Bynum, Jim Baker, Robbie Lynn Hunsinger, Tatsu Aoki, David Boykin, Nicole Mitchell and Harrison Bankhead. He also plays in the instrumental rock band Take Acre.
^ Seeded Plain (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Seeded Plain (Bryan Day and Jay Kreimer) perform improvised and composed pieces on homemade instruments, electronics and custom audio software. The duo began performing in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2007 after playing together in the four-piece Shelf Life ensemble. Seeded Plain toured in Europe in 2008 and in the U.S. in 2010 (with Maria Chavez), presenting instrument building workshops and collaborating with local artists. Their newest release, “Entry Codes” on Lisbon, Portugal’s Creative Sources.
label was recorded at Kreimer’s Tooth Black studio in winter 2009/2010.
Born 1/22/52, Milo has played drums since 1961 (informal studies with Elliot Fine); piano since 1966 (studies with James Allen 1966-67); B Flat clarinet since 1974; alto clarinet since 1992; and E flat clarinet since 2002. (He also played bass clarinet from 1989-1997.) His initial contact with the marimba was in 1959, and he returned to it in 1990. In 1980, Milo invented the m-drums, a percussion kit made up of “found objects”, broken cymbals, and the like attached to a practice pad set. In 1987 this kit evolved into the m-drums II, which incorporates low tech electronics; that, in turn, he also utilizes with the B flat clarinet, marimba, and electronic piano.
“Paul Metzger is a very worthy heir to the mystic throne of late acoustic-guitar shaman Robbie Basho. Using a variety of retooled banjos and other multi-stringed implements—not to mention absolutely stunning technique—he creates sweeping, swirling 21st-century ragas.”
— Time Out New York
Trumpeter Elaine Evans flows from terse to loquacious. Her 2009 European tour of solo trumpet improvisations was received enthusiastically as were her many collaborations with the likes of Milo Fine, Davu Seru. Elaine is also a founding member of The International Novelty Gamelan.
Tuesday March 8, 2011 8pm, $5 suggested donation.