Posters from ARTCRANK. Photo by Jeff Wheeler for Star Tribune.

Now that the big fireworks exhibition is over, let’s get back to the art.

Posters are a theme this week, with the bike poster pop-up show Artcrank celebrating its 10th year in action, and the “Hot Off the Press” opening and 20% off sale happening at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. If you’re looking to hang some creating stuff in your place but aren’t sure where to start, try buying posters at these two places! Elsewhere around town, Somali-American artists are part of a big group show beginning Saturday. What else is new? Just keep reading, you.

Image via Highpoint.

Hot Off the Press – Opening and 20% Off Sale

Friday, July 7, 2017

6:30-9 p.m.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking (912 W Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408)

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The Twin Cities’ favorite place for printmaking hosts an exhibition and art sale of work by 36 local printmakers, working in the techniques of lithography, relief, intaglio, screenprinting, monotype, polymergravure. Don’t know what those mean? Ask one of the artists at the show, and they’ll be glad to explain. The exhibition includes more than 70 pieces, and all works are on sale at 20% off what they’d normally go for! To see more of the artworks on display, go here:

Bob Show

Friday, July 7, 2017

7-10 p.m.

Rogue Buddha Gallery (357 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413)

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Slithering, colorful gummy worms cover the intriguing advertisement for the “Bob Show,” which presents seven artists offering their spin on contemporary pop art. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “They’re offering their postmodern takes on Warholian Campbell soup cans!” But no, they are doing something else, because that was pop art of the past. So, what could pop art of the present actually be? Stop by, find out, and maybe you will see. The show is curated by Boxy Mouse, with work by artists Kii Arens, Biafra Inc., Boxy Mouse, Haze XXL (Thomas Hazelmyer), Math.I (Jeff Mathison), TOOTH (dale Flattum) and WUNDR.

Above: From Suhair Barod's Hope and Faith Series, "Hooyo's (mother's) hope" (201), archival inkjet print.


Saturday, July 8

4-8 p.m.

Chase House Community Room (1530 S. 6th Street, 2nd floor, Mpls.)

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Minneapolis-based Soomaal House of Art collective kicks off its second group exhibition this weekend with an ambitious show spanning three venues in Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. "Receptacle" opens Saturday at Chase House Community Room (1530 S. 6th St., 2nd floor, Mpls.) with a spoken word performance by poet Muna Abdulahi. The exhibition is concurrently on view at Masjid Dar Al-Hijrah/ICSA (504 Cedar Av. S., Mpls.) and Masjid Shaafici Cultural Center (400 Cedar Av. S., Mpls.) through Aug. 5. 

Curated by Minneapolis photographer Mohamud Mumin, “Receptacle” features the work of 13 Somali-American artists: Aziz Osman, Abdi Roble, Ali Halane, Famo Musa, Hodan Essa, Kaamil Haider, Khadijah Myse, Mohamed Hersi, Dr. Mohamed Samatar, Suhair Barod, Tariq Tarey, and the curator himself, Mohamad Mumin. Half are from Minnesota and the others from locations around the U.S. The show is substantially larger than the group's inaugural exhibition, 2016's "Anomalous Expansion" Read the interview with curator Mohamud Mumin here: 

Art(ists) on the Verge 8 Artist Talk

Saturday, July 8

2-4 p.m.

Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota (405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis 55454)

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Artists Kelsey Bosch, Jess Hirsch, Dylan Redford, Fue Yang, and Sarita Zaleh present a public talk about their work and their time as Art(ists) on the Verge 8 fellows. The exhibition space will of course be open, so listen to what they say and then go view their work in the gallery. Woo!


Saturday, July 8

4-10 p.m.

Fulton Beer (2540 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418)

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Bikes: Who doesn’t love them? Ten years ago, the pop-up bike poster show ARTCRANK peddled into town completely by accident. What began in Minneapolis ended up flying overseas, from London to Paris and back again twice. This year, ARTCRANK founder Charles Youel is taking 50 of the greatest hit prints from the past 10 years, and reprinting them for this show. As in past years, this event offers lots of beer, free admission, and reasonably priced $40 posters. Star Tribune’s Jenna Ross interviewed Youel, so be sure to read here for more info about this unique event: