Edgar Heap of Birds

Friday, Sept 22: 1-4 p.m. Art & Activism at the University of Minnesota – Coffman Memorial Union (300 SE Washington Ave, Mpls 55455) https://www.facebook.com/events/286796718472213/

Friday, Sept 22: 7 p.m. Artist Talk at Bockley Gallery (2123 W 21st St, Mpls 55405) http://www.bockleygallery.com/news.html

In his newest self-titled solo exhibition at Minneapolis' Bockley Gallery, Heap of Birds showcases art spanning his long career, from text-based conceptual pieces produced in the 1980s and '90s, to abstract paintings from his colorful 2012 Neuf series. Then there's the new signage series titled "Native Hosts for Minnesota" (2017). "Native Hosts" incorporates three large-scale signs, each with white background and light blue letters. One spells out: "ATOSENNIM" (that's Minnesota spelled backward) with smaller text below that reads: "TODAY YOUR HOST IS BDE MAKA SKA," a reference to the renaming of Lake Calhoun. Read more about Edgar’s show here: http://www.startribune.com/new-bockley-gallery-show-reflects-history-of-american-indians-in-south-minneapolis/446483793/

MCAD and ArtOrg present Not Far-Far Away: John Berkey

Concourse Gallery at MCAD (2501 Stevens Ave, Mpls 55404)

Opening reception: Fri, Sept 22, 5-7 p.m., Concourse Gallery

You may not have heard of illustrator John Berkey, but you’ve certainly seen his posters and pre-production designs for Star Wars and various other Hollywood films, sci-fi book covers, and postage stamps. This exhibition at MCAD celebrates his work. Berkey went to MCAD back in the early 1950s. Curated by Damon Stanek and presented in collaboration with ArtOrg. Exhibition runs through Oct 6. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/924334271063807/

Omer Fast

Sat., Sept 23 at 2 p.m. at MIA: In conversation with curator Yasufumi Nakamori on 

Sunday, Sept 24 at 2 p.m. Walker Art Center: Screening of “Continuity” and conversation

How does geopolitical conflict cause psychological trauma? What is the line between fact and fiction when crafting stories and narratives? Berlin-based Omer Fast addresses these questions and more through his film and image-based work.

Minneapolis will host him for the entire weekend, first for a 2 p.m. talk at Mia on Saturday, Sept 23, and then on Sunday, September 24 at the Walker Art Center, 2 p.m. sharp! Fast’s film “Continuity” is about a family reuniting with their son after his term in Afghanistan, an experience that becomes intensely psychological.

Fast is Mia’s current “New Pictures” artist.

More info on the Walker event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1925774594307312/

More info on the Mia event: https://new.artsmia.org/event/omer-fast-appendix/

Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

River Vallery Potters Fall Pottery Weekend

Friday, Sept 22 – Sunday, Sept 24

As we dive deep into autumn, the River Valley Potters break out of their nooks with seven independent clay studios along the lower St. Croix River in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Let the sales begin! Visit Guillermo Cuellar and friends, Nick Earl Fall Pottery Sale at Abnet Farm, Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour studios of Mark Pharis and Wayne Branum, Zac Spates Pottery, McKeachie Johnston Studios, and SC Rolf Studio. In Minnesota, studios will be open Friday, Sept 22-Sunday, Sept 24 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. In Wisconsin, studio hours are Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more info, check out rivervalleypotters.com

Dykes Do Drag

Bryant Lake Bowl (810 W Lake St, Mpls)

Thurs, Sept 21 at 10 p.m.

Friday, Sept 22 at 10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept 23 at 10 p.m.


Get it on, people! This is exactly what it sounds like. For the past 16 years, this performance art cabaret has been doing their thing. Some adjectives used to describe them: Kinky, weird, sexy, radical. Take your pick!

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