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  1. Revolution Now 02/28/2015 - 03/21/2015


    02/28/2015 - 03/21/2015

    7:00PM - 11:00PM

    REVOLUTION NOW: Portraits of Contemporary Female Revolutionaries


    MinneapolisSaturday, February 28th 2015, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. – opening for the print invitational, Revolution Now, curated by Ash Marlene Hane and Angela Sprunger. This exhibition is poised to acknowledge women who are creating change, locally or globally, known to many or known to a few. Their revolutions may be large and loud or slow and quiet, but their fight is now.

    Curators Hane and Sprunger have invited fourteen artists, including themselves, to create new work for this show. This divergent group of printmakers have each selected a woman to represent based on their own ideas of what revolution is. Working in a variety of print media – including monoprint, relief and silkscreen – each artist will interpret the “portrait” in a way that best suits their talents and style. Printmakers have long been at the forefront of revolution, helping to boldly bring the voice of the people to the greater public. The resulting collection of prints will introduce viewers to women from all over the world and in doing so encourage new dialogue and understanding.

    Featured artists: Christopher Alday, Hend Al-Monsour, Brian Borlaug, Laura Brown, Robyn Carley, Genie Castro, Ash Marlene Hane, Jade Hoyer, Abbey Kleinert, Allegra Lockstadt, Ponytails, Angela Sprunger, Tonja Torgerson, Wes Winship, Sarita Zaleha

    Ash Marlene Hane is a printmaker, the creator of Three Letter Acronym (TLA) press, and a founding member of The Midnight Brigade. Her print work questions ideas of control, vulnerability and expectation with a focus on interpreting the figure through hand-drawn and photographic elements. In 2013, Hane received a Minnesota State Arts Board Next Step Fund Grant and launched a screenprinted apparel line through her press, Three Letter Acronym. In 2014, she co-founded The Midnight Brigade, a gallery, clothing boutique, and art studio in South Minneapolis.

    Angela Sprunger is an artist, educator, and administrator. She creates socially engaged prints and objects to agitate cultural complacency. In the past year, Sprunger complete a public art project through Corridor Collaboration Grant from the City of Saint Paul and had a solo show of print work at Franklin Arts Center Resident Artist Gallery. She is also part of the Art Swap team, a portable community event that invites participants to bring a work of art they made to exchange for a piece in Art Swap’s rotating collection.

    Related Events:

    Revolution Now: Opening Reception
    Saturday, February 28th 2015
    7-11 PM
    / FREE

    Panel Discussion
    featuring Joan Vorderbruggen, Drew Peterson, and Robyne Robinson
    facilitated by Ash Marlene Hane and Angela Sprunger
    Sunday, March 8th 2015
    3 PM
    / FREE

    Revolution Now: Exhibit Finale
    Saturday, March 21st 2015
    7-10 PM
    / $5 / More info TBA

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  2. Revolution Now – International Women’s Day Panel Discussion 03/08/2015 - 03/08/2015


    03/08/2015 - 03/08/2015


    REVOLUTION NOW – International Women’s Day Panel Discussion

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    Minneapolis – Sunday, March 8th, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – As part of the exhibition, “Revolution Now: Portraits of Contemporary Female Revolutionaries,” curators Ash Marlene Hane & Angela Sprunger lead a discussion with Robyne Robinson, Drew Peterson, and Joan Vorderbruggen on International Women’s Day.

    How are women changing the world today and what role does art play in it? What does modern feminism really mean, here in America and globally, and how do we define its revolutionaries? The three panelists are set to explore these questions and expand on how we can cultivate radical energy within the art world. Each guest brings to the table personal experience and creative innovation, their vision at the intersection of art and change-making.

    For this event, Gamut Gallery welcomes an intimate and political discussion on how we can (in the words of Maya Angelo) “raise our connective voices, wield our power, influence and combat insecurity in every corner of the world.”

     Robyne Robinson started her career as one of the first African-Americans to anchor a prime-time newscast and quickly became an icon of Twin Cities broadcasting. Her 20 years on air have been filled with numerous honors including the Upper Midwest Emmy for Best Anchor. Robyne has engaged in an active civic life, becoming a Hubert H. Humphrey Public Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota, as well as sitting on numerous boards and non-profit agencies including A Better Chance Foundation of Eden Prairie and the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota. All the while she has been a steadfast supporter of the arts, playing integral roles in numerous arts organizations and serving on the board of the Walker Arts Center. Her curatorial skills, personal art collection, and her own artwork have been widely celebrated and exhibited. She is also the creator and designer of Rox Minneapolis Jewelry, featured on the Tyra Banks Show and in local and national fashion and lifestyle publications such as Nylon and Mpls-St.Paul Magazine. Now Arts and Culture Director of the Airport Foundation, Robyne is in charge of creating an interactive, cultural experience for travelers and Minnesotans through art and technology at the nation’s 16th busiest airport.

    Drew Peterson is a Twin Cities based multi-disciplinary artist whose studio practice incorporates a wide variety printmaking techniques. Upon completing his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, Drew has returned to Minneapolis to pursue his career as both artist and teacher. His work has been shown in a recent solo exhibition at The Burnet Gallery in Minneapolis and in a group exhibition at Fernwey Gallery in Chicago. Peterson is an adjunct faculty member in the University of Minnesota’s printmaking department, the lead instructor at Juxtaposition Arts VALT program, and a 2014-15 Jerome resident at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.

    Joan Vorderbruggen is the Cultural District Arts Coordinator for Hennepin Theatre Trust. An artist and organizer, Joan envisions possibilities for the most dejected spaces, transforming vacant storefronts into showcases of MN based creativity. In 2012, she developed and implemented the multiple award winning project, “Artists in Storefronts”, pairing more than 150 artists from 5 to 80 years old to create exhibits of original work in vacant and under-utilized commercial storefronts. In addition to creating a temporary, pop-up urban walking gallery, her project commissioned six permanent murals, hosted dozens of community events, tours, festivals, and over 50 live performances in alternative spaces. In just eight months of participation, eight properties with a combined vacancy of more than 20 years acquired short-and long-term lease agreements. She currently serves as the Cultural District Arts Coordinator for Hennepin Theatre Trust activating the downtown Minneapolis Cultural District with the project Made Here. Joan continues to be a visionary source of creative urban revitalization that connects and celebrates diverse cultural landscape.

    International Women’s Day Panel Discussion
    feat. Joan Vorderbruggen, Drew Peterson, and Robyne Robinson
    facilitated by Ash Marlene Hane and Angela Sprunger
    Sunday, March 8th, 2015
    / FREE

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