'Rien Comme les Autres: The Work of 123Klan'
Montreal-based crew 123Klan brings its brand of graffiti, graphic design and technology to Minneapolis this weekend. Founded in 1992 in France by husband-and-wife duo Scien and Klor, the group all but revolutionized the modern-day design studio, merging graphic design and street art with digital media. Today, its client roster includes Adidas, Playstation, Microsoft, Sony, Coca-Cola, Nike, Pepsi and Lamborghini. In addition to recent design and branding work, the exhibition will include a site-specific mural. The free opening reception (7-11 p.m. Sat.) includes live music from Kill the Vultures and Wants Vs. Needs DJs. --Jahna Peloquin
Traffic Zone opens studios
As its name suggests, Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art is a busy warren of studios overlooking a freeway entrance (Hwy. 394 off Washington Avenue) in the Minneapolis Warehouse District. More than 20 of its artists will welcome visitors to their studios to see new work in myriad media, from steel sculptures to plein-air paintings, figure drawings, imaginative landscapes, abstractions, portraits, collages, handmade books and conceptual items. Adding to the fun, several participants have invited friends to exhibit new work in their studios for the evening. --Mary Abbe
- 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sat 11/19