Art & Healing: Mind Fields
Now through January 5, opening reception 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6
Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis | www.intermediaarts.org
Art & Healing is a groundbreaking multi-year initiative to explore and examine the concept of health care for the 21st century. Through visual, literary, media and performing arts, Intermedia Arts invites you to discuss, debate and dream our community toward a future where art, creative expression, and conversation are recognized as an integral part of our holistic health and well-being. This fall, Art & Healing: Mind Fields will focus specifically on the care of the mind, and the ways in which artistic expression can be used as a tool for building connections between the inner worlds of the psyche and the outer realities of our collective lives. This new exhibit takes a frank and creative look at neurological and mental health-inviting local artists and health care practitioners to address the ways in which artistic expression can be used as a tool for healing.
Art Attack 2007
November 2-4 | www.northrupkingbuilding.com/artattack
Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis
Art Attack is an annual open studio and gallery crawl at the Northrup King Building, in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.The weekend-long event features hundreds of artists working in ceramics, glass, jewelry, mixed media, mosaics, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, wood, textiles, and more.One of the featured artists is Richard Bonk, whose MandalArt Healing Images have appeared on the cover of The Edge. As part of this technique, an "informational snapshot" is taken of a person, object, place or event. Original sources may be as varied as a sound or voice recording, writing sample, biofeedback file, astrological chart, e-mail, computer file, text, or photo, which is then transformed into raw data in the computer and then run through a series of art filters. The resultant image is a unique aesthetic representation of the "parent." Another featured artist is Dan Marshall, who works within the photographic medium to explore various aspects of the human condition. Throughout 2007, he will continue to work on, and show, images from a few ongoing street photography projects. One project in particular that Dan is hoping to complete, focuses on panhandlers in the Twin Cities.