New for 2013. Make and Take Art Events!
Throughout the year, Lowertown Artists will host interactive art events open to the public during Lowertown First Fridays. For a small fee, participants will be able to explore different art mediums, work alongside the artist and create a piece of art to take home.
February Make and Take Event:
Jules Glass Art – Stop by Jules Glass studio from 6-8 pm to create your very own fused glass heart pendant, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Makes a great gift. Pendants will be fused in a kiln overnight and then mailed to the participants. $20 for each pendant. Includes necklace and findings to finish your piece.
Jules Glass Art
253 E 4th St., Studio 308
JAX Building – 253 E. 4th St.
Jules Glass Art #308, Feb. 1, 6-9 pm
Fused glass pendant making. Drop in from 6-8 pm to create a fused glass heart pendant ($20 fee). See above. Studio open from 6-9 pm.
Studio Sendero #502, Feb. 1, 6-9 pm
Lowertown First Friday Open Jam! Bring instruments, music, dance apparel, and your curiosity and join us up on the 5th floor of the JAX. Every month has a different group of interesting people.
More info: http://www.sendero-flamenco.com/?page_id=2239
Barbara Evan JAX #410, Feb. 1, 6-9 pm
Open studio 6 to 9 pm. Check out Barbara’s new works of art.
Painting – Red energy
T. Young and Tom Dunn, JAX #204, Feb. 1, 6-9 pm
Open Studio 6-9 pm
TYoung-Tom Dunn – big news – Feb 2013 LFF(1)
DWITT JAX #411 Feb. 1, 6-10 pm
On the Feb 1st Lowertown First Friday event, DWITT will be making the first public debut of his book, Portraits Volume One, a 104 page, full color, hardbound book collecting work from his ongoing series of drawings titled ‘Portraits’. Buy a copy of his book, get it signed, as well as embellished with an original sketch.
6-10pm in studio #411 of the JAX building.
CAPRICE GLASER #405 JAX BUILDING
OPEN STUDIO Feb. 1, 5-9.
Paintings and Sculpture:
Northwestern Building – 275 E 4th St.
Echo Art – Basement Northwestern Bldg. 6-11 pm
Echo will be featuring artwork by Ta-coumba Tyrone Aiken accompanied by a later performance by a pracussion drum circle company.
Community drum circle facilitated by Aaron Tafoya – founder of Empowered Percussion.
“We will be uniting hearts and hands in the Echo Art gallery. Drums will be provided by E.P. drum Co. and we encourage you to show up with a open heart and mind to collaboratively drum together on the Peruvian Cajon drum”.
Aaron recommends a improvisational approach to the drum circle for the evening with a introduction to playing the cajon drum. This event is free but please feel free to donate to Echo arts for the space and for future community drum circles.
Open Studio at 6 pm.
Drum Circle: 9:30pm to 11pm.
Hot Tea provided
262 Studios – 262 E 4th St.
Stop by 262 Studios: 2nd Floor Gallery for a one night group show featuring recent work by 262 residents.
Reception in Studio 206.
Alex Kuno & Rachel Wacker – 262 Studios #206
Alex Kuno: Miscreants of Tiny Town Open Studio and Special Winter Sale”
Paintings and Drawings by Rachel Wacker (a.k.a. Dolan Cyr)
Back Alley Gallery 262 #LL2
Open Studio 6-9 pm
Tom Abel and Robert Brocken
Tom Makes Ceramic forms both functional and sculptural and Robert makes ceramic fish wall hangings.
Northern Warehouse – 308 Prince Street
Open Artist Studios: 6-9 pm
In the Northern Warehouse visual artists, photographers, jewelry and apparel makers will open studios throughout the evening in addition to the Black Dog Café and AZ Gallery located on the 1st floor.
Rene Ellis displays a playful collection of oddities, alongside pastoral pastels and portraiture.
Brendan Kramp and Kara Hendershot will show new and recent paintings and PJ Swanson will show unique jewelry and apparel designs.
Image by PJ Swanson
Spyhouse by Brendan Kramp
Susan Elnora Frerichs displays original works from her collection of gold and silver urban rustic jewelry. Susan Elnora Frerichs is a metalsmith whose work is primarily fabricated in sterling silver and gold. Her collection of urban rustic jewelry often combines imagery of a fading American mythology with a clean, contemporary aesthetic.
James Jayce Hulbert, Collideiscope Studios, Northern Warehouse #622
A curious blend of portrait, sensual, and other fine art photography coupled with unusual creations. The gallery in this studio holds many surprises, sometimes edgy, which may cause the viewer to gasp with amazement. All for sale. Available for commission to capture individuals, couples, or families in the studio or other locations with flair. Special events like weddings, parties, dances, performances and so on can also be captured through photographic artistry to preserve memories long into the future. Specialist in boudoir photography. Take a tour of this unique studio now or later by appointment. Ask about in-studio portrait specials. www.collideiscope.com
Leather Works Minnesota, Northern Warehouse, Studio 246
Open Studio 6-9 pm
Black Dog Cafe – Andra Suchy
Andra Suchy at Black Dog Cafe 8-11pm
A regular performer on the national radio show A Prairie Home Companion, Andra has performed around the world, singing with such artists as Brad Paisley, Mindy Smith, Emmylou Harris, Chris Thile and soprano Renee Fleming. She has recorded with a wide range of indie, rock, blues and folk acts, including The Honeydogs, Jonny Lang, Peter Ostroushko and Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner. She releases her new album Little Heart on March 27, 2012. Full of infectious originals, the album is a twang-tinged mix of country, rock, folk and blues, which is sure to be a favorite on Americana and AAA radio. Already generating a lot of buzz and media interest, this album shows that Andra is poised to become the next big voice in country, Americana and roots music.
Black Dog Cafe – Winter Carnival Art Show – through Feb. 3
AZ Gallery: Winter Carnival Children’s Art Show
Dates: January 24 – February 3, 2013
Friday 5:30-8:30 pm,
AZ Gallery, 308 Prince Street #130, St. Paul, MN 55101.
Located in the Northern Warehouse
A group show featuring artwork by elementary and middle school students from public and private schools throughout St Paul in celebration of the St Paul Winter Carnival. Their artwork is a mix of styles and mediums and showcases their individuality as artists. The creative energy of this annual show never fails to delight and entertain. And while you are at the children’s show, check out the Winter Carnival Art Show for adult artists which is currently on display at the Black Dog Café and Wine Bar next door to the AZ Gallery.
Lowertown Artist Lofts
Lowertown Artist Lofts is opening doors again for our monthly First Fridays
this Feb. 1st. 6-9 pm.
Several of us will be over at Echo Art Gallery. We are proud to announce a community drum circle facilitated by Aaron Tafoya – founder of Empowered Percussion. We will be uniting hearts and hands in the Echo Art gallery. Echo gallery is located in basement of the Northwestern Building. Lowertown’s Patron Painter -Ta-coumba Aiken will also be showing his paintings during this time.
First Friday Films featuring Anne Labovitz and Bill Gamble
When: Fri, February 1, 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: MMAA Project Space, 332 N. Robert Street (corner of 4th and Robert streets) St. Paul, MN 55101
There have been plenty of husband-and-wife teams in the history of art—some successful, others ending in divorce. In a nod to Valentine’s Day, the February edition of First Friday Films will feature a St. Paul couple who have happily and inspiringly collaborated on several artistic projects: Anne Labovitz and Bill Gamble. Their latest venture, short films that explore the materiality of paint, is the result of a unique process of collaborative conversation. Anne sends Bill imagery, which he scores with original music and then sends back to Anne. She “replies” with additional footage, and so forth.