Ideas // April 24, 2013
BY: DeAnna Cummings

What do you think of this Pinterest board dedicated to street art inspiration?

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TATS CRU – The Mural Kings in front of Welcome to North Minneapolis commissioned by JXTA. Pinned by Rosalina Cordova

 

News // April 23, 2013
BY: DeAnna Cummings

One of the many reasons I love my job is that I get to work with some of the most talented, innovative, genuine people on the planet! Juxtaposition Arts teaching artists are the real deal. Doers who DO! They are all actively engaged in making art as well as sharing their knowledge and skills with the next generation.Two of our teaching artists – Caroline Kent and Nate Young — run their own exhibition space called The Bindery Projects. The energy and vitality they bring to their work at JXTA has everything to do with a commitment to their own artistic practice and their involvement in the broader contemporary art community. Nate and Caroline have the hot hand. They are blazing trails and widening the pathway so there is more space for everybody.

Stop by Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis’ Burnet Art Gallery to see their pieces in Works on Paper / 7 Artists on view through April 28th or visit The Bindery before April 27th to check out 4 Fragments a show of works by four interdisciplinary artists.

Work from Caroline Kent’s, Nate or Bindery show Image Caption:  Multimedia Artist, Nate Young Performace of XXXX at MN Museum of American Arts Grand Opening Weekend.

Multimedia Artist, Nate Young debuts his performance piece Closing no. 2 at MN Museum of American Arts Grand Opening Weekend.

 

News // April 1, 2013
BY: DeAnna Cummings

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Exhibition thru June 6

Creating cohesive bodies of work helps develop one’s voice as an artist.  Visit our renewed gallery and see the ideas, issues, and techniques used in artwork by Cameron (age 15), Kayla (age 17), and Namir (age 14), who were employed as contemporary artists at JXTA this winter.

Young artists in JXTA’s Contemporary Art Studio produce commission works for clients like Minnesota Alliance with Youth and Youthprise, in addition to developing, showing and selling their own work.

Take home an original piece by a local emerging artist and support JXTA’s programs! All of the work on exhibit is reasonably priced, with items starting as low as $100.

Pictured Above:
“King” (Cover Art)
By Cameron
Age 15
Acrylic medium transfer and Aerosol enamel on birch wood panel
$150

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Other hours by appointment.

Contact Nate to schedule a gallery visit or to inquire about commissioning custom artwork.

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  • DATE: Thu. Jan. 31, 2013
  • TIME: 5-7pm
  • LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts Gallery

Using images of the 1960’s track and field star, Wilma Rudolph, and a 4 dimensional cube, called a tesseract, along with religious iconography of saints, Kent posits the ways in which the past and the future are potentially folded into an wide open present.  Images in Kent’s work are doubled, reversed, and repeated as they are juxtaposed within and throughout the hypercube fragments. What becomes of peak interest in the work is the reformatting of historical imagery and the formal shift that happens from one work to the next.

The exhibition includes a collection of works on paper, a series of smaller scale paintings and 3 large-scale paintings. A small edition catalog with writing by Walker Art Center Curatorial Fellow Yesomi Umolu will be printed in conjunction with the exhibition.

Caroline Kent lives and works in the Twin Cities. She is a 2009 Jerome Fellow and a Recipient of the MN Artist Initiative Grant. She is co-founder of the Bindery Projects, a local artist run exhibition space founded in 2012. More recently she is a 2012-13 Creative City Making grant recipient and has an exhibition in the fall at Elephant, in Los Angeles, CA. Caroline has been a lead instructor at Juxtaposition Arts since 2004.

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  • DATE: Thu. Jan. 1, 1970
  • TIME: 12:00 am

Includes work from artist and #JXTATextiles instructor Lindsay Splichal. From the official website: “I AM KXNDNESS is an art show in which money is of no value. All of the artworks being shown will be available only by performing acts of kindness – ranging from playing with animals at a shelter to volunteering at a nursing home to assisting a gallery during open hours. Each work of art will have a designated kindness chosen by the artist. To “purchase” the works the patron will put their name into a bowl next to the work of art they are wishing to obtain. At the end of the evening a name will be drawn from each bowl and that is the person who will receive the artwork once the designated act of kindness is completed.”

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  • DATE: Thu. Jan. 1, 1970
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  • DATE: Thu. Jan. 1, 1970
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This spring/summer, artwork from Juxtaposition Arts apprentices and instructors will be featured in Made Here MN’s “Intersections,” an urban walking gallery comprised of 30 “window showcases”, in the center of downtown Minneapolis.

Featuring work from local Minnesota artists, the goal is to encourage pedestrian curiosity and exploration of low-traffic and leasable spaces along the thoroughfare of Hennepin avenue.

Peep the full press release on the Hennepin Theater Trust’s website. Find more info on the June 3rd launch event at Marin Restaurant, here.

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  • DATE: Thu. Jan. 1, 1970
  • TIME: 12:00 am