Erin Paradis

"Impetus of Entanglement"

Sept. 15-Oct. 19, 2017

Hair & Nails Art (2222 ½ E 35th St, Mpls 55407)

Opening reception: Fri, Sept. 15, 7-10 p.m.

Paradis' elaborate, hulking ceramic forms take up space in a good way. In this solo exhibition, which inaugurates the start of Hair & Nails' second season, Paradis will also display drawings, textile wall hangings, three-dimensional textile forms and other surprise materials. Paradis and fellow ceramics artist Brittany Trushin will soon be opening Lacuna Gallery, a space in South Minneapolis. More info:

Ginny Sims

"six towns"

Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2017

The White Page (3400 Cedar Ave S, Mpls, 55407)

Opening reception: Friday, Sept 15., 7-10 p.m.

Last summer, Ginny Sims took a trip to the six towns that make up Stroke-on-Trent, an area of industrial England where the pottery industry once thrived. Thanks to funds from a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant, Sims went there and then made this body of work. See what it's all about in this solo exhibition. More information:

Monica Edwards Larson: Poetry of Resistance and Change

Reception: Saturday Sept. 16, 7:30-10 p.m.

The Soap Factory (514 2nd St SE, Mpls 55414)

There are two main parts to this multi-faceted event by Monica Edwards Larson / Sister Black (Bike) Press' project "Poetry of Resistance & Change." First, a temporary install of letterpress printed poetry cards. Second, a poetry reading and DIY printing event. Poetry readings on Friday night from 7:30-10 p.m. include a host of local poets: D. Allen, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Marion Gomez, Junauda Petrus, Maitreyi Ray, Hawona Sullivan Janzen, and Ben Weaver. This event is also a part of Lit Crawl MN. More info on FB:

Anna Helm, Lisa Lapinski, Hirsch Perlman

Sept. 16 – Nov. 4, 2017

Opening reception Sept 16, 6-8pm.

Midway Contemporary (527 Southeast 2nd Ave., Mpls 55414)

LA artists Anna Helm and Hirsch Perlman are joined by Houston-based Lisa Lapinski for this new exhibition of sculpture, photography and drawings. Organized by Lapinski, whose sculpture is known for using unconventional materials, including Snoopy figurines, was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial. More information here:

Yeah Maybe #21

Opening reception: Sat., Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

2528 E 22nd St., Mpls 55406

In classic Yeah Maybe fashion, this exhibition is known only by a number – in this case, 21 – and features work by many artists. Upstairs artists include Levi Budd, Teréz Iacovino, Madeline Ludwig-Leone and Jonathan Mildenberg. Downstairs find Chris Farstad and Molly Raben. The event is free and BYO, with music beginning around 9 p.m. Artist conversation happens on Sunday, Sept. 17, around 3 p.m. The show will go down the following week. More information here: