I have a few upcoming events in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Hartford, and Greensboro that I’d like to tell readers about. I hope you can join me if you are nearby.
[Image at top: On view at EBK Gallery in October: Sharon Butler, Cybercave, 2015, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.]
On September 30, 6pm, at the Burnet Gallery, in Minneapolis, I’ll be having a public conversation with Sharon Louden, artist and editor of the popular book of artists’ essays, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. Sharon (Louden) has organized a whirlwind tour of the Twin Cities for me, including a visit to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where she is part-time faculty and an MFA mentor, and a presentation there on Thrusday, October 1, at 1pm. It’s free and open to the public, so if you’re in Minneapolis, please join us. The next day, after visiting students’ studios at MCAD, Sharon and I will have another conversation, at 6pm, in St. Paul at Golden�s Deli in conjunction with Springboard for The Arts. Believe it or not, I’ve never been to Minnesota, so I’m looking forward to this trip. Big thanks to Sharon for bringing me out there!
In October, I’ll be presenting some new work (see image at top) in a brief solo show at the progressive EBK Gallery at 218 Pearl Street in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. The Wadsworth Atheneum is just a few blocks away, so I’m eager to see its galleries, recently reopened after a major overhaul. My show at EBK runs only from October 12 through October 20, and we’ll have a reception on Saturday, October 17. Look for details on the EBK website. (Note that digital artist Carla Gannis has the slot after mine.) With luck I’ll encounter a few friends from the old Connecticut crowd.
I’ll also be in Greensboro, North Carolina, in October visiting the Department of Art at the University of North Carolina. On Friday, October 15, at 6pm, I’ll be at the university’s Weatherspoon Art Museum for “Building on Maud Gatewood’s Legacy: Place and Being an Artist,” participating in a conversation with Brett Baker (publisher of Painters’ Table). Gatewood, who died in 2004, was an important member of the North Carolina arts community, and the museum has mounted a selection of her work, much of it borrowed from nearby museums. I’m hoping to learn more about the contemporary art community in North Carolina, so if you are down that way, please join us.
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