Beyond the Buzz

Ongoing: With 3-D printers, people have made everything from quasi-edible pizzas to a concrete house. Artists, naturally, are up on this snazzy technology as seen in “Beyond the Buzz: New Forms, Realities and Environments in Digital Fabrication,” a show of strange stuff by 26 local and international artists. Their 3-D projects range from Christopher Manzione’s toylike objects to Shane Hope’s colorful abstractions and Sharon Engelstein’s inflated sculpture “Tethertwin: Sharon’s Heart II,” seen here. Using other technologies, artists have carved Lake Superior wave patterns into acrylic columns (David Bowen), turned environmental data into bronze sculptures and paintings (Mary Bates Neubauer), modeled their own bodies (Helena Lukasova), sculpted sci-fi monsters from paper (Elona Van Gent) and produced a mesmerizing computer-generated video about St. Croix River logjams (Dave Beck). (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends March 1. Free. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Av. S. 612-874-3667, For more of Hope’s work, also check out the New York artist’s solo show “Nano-Nonobjective Noo-Zoo-Goo” at Gallery 13 in downtown Minneapolis. (Noon-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. through March 28. Free. 811 LaSalle Av. 651-592-5503,