This Thursday, Intermedia Arts' Catalyst Series will open a new exhibition featuring work by the Tantrum Arts Collective. Titled "So Fresh and So Green," pieces on display will explore themes of racial injustice, environmental crisis, economic unbalance, homophobia, and transphobia. Tantrum Arts member Katrina Knutson says that the collective was founded after the last B-Girl Be gallery show, and they had their first exhibition at Honey in northeast Minneapolis. They put together one showcase a year, collaborating with each other and offering critiques and support. Most of the artists (though not all) grew up female in and around the hip-hop and graffiti scene in Minneapolis, and B-Girl Be was their gateway into the arts scene. According to their mission statement, they aim to challenge society through "experimental arts, community education, relationships, and action." Besides Knutson, artists include Michele Spaise, Megan Longo, ivoire foreman, Joy E A Spika, Keegan Xavi, Chrys Carroll, Satoko Muratake, and Julie Graves. The opening reception, which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, August 22, will include a portrait studio where you can donate anything between $20-500 for a piece.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: Aug. 22. Continues through Sept. 21, 2013