Roundabout sculptures, secret galleries, Interact artists, and electronic interfaces made for musicians are on the docket for this week’s Twin Cities art scene.
Where it’s at: Auditorium 150, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis
What it’s about: Since Brian Crabtree and Kelli Cain developed monome in 2005, a simple open-source device has been a groundbreaking tool used by musicians and artists to explore new ways of shaping and creating sound. The two creators will speak about their work and the impact of monome.
Why you should go: Electronic music enthusiasts and music tech people will certainly geek out at this talk, but it should be a fascinating event for anyone interested the intersection of technology, music, and art.
When: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday
Where it’s at: Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis, 40 S. Seventh St., Suite 208, Minneapolis
What it’s about: Twin Cities sculptors Andy Delany, Katelyn Farstad, and Chris Larson are joined by Detroit-based David Flaugher and Berlin- and Teheran-based Setareh Shahbazi for “Commission Roundabout.” German artist Albrecht Pischel asked these artists to create sculptures for imaginary traffic roundabouts. The works will be shown in the Goethe Pop Up, located in the downtown Minneapolis skyways.
Why you should go: The U.S. has never embraced the streamlined efficiency and safety of roundabouts, which proliferate in Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. For Pischel’s ongoing conceptual project, the modern infrastructure is used as a metaphor and is presented as a philosophical quandary.
When: 4:30-8 p.m. Tuesday
Where it’s at: Tillie’s Farmhouse, 232 Cleveland Ave., St. Paul
What it’s about: Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts has been in residence at Tillie’s Farmhouse for the month of February, and this week they are hosting a reception at the country-style restaurant. The event includes appetizers and art, plus drinks available for purchase.
Why you should go: Interact showcases the efforts of artists living with and challenging perceptions of disability. This is a chance to get an up close and personal look at their latest work at a lovely location.
When: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday
Where it’s at: TonyClare, 721 W. 26th St., Suite 211, Minneapolis
What it’s about: Tony Clare Gallery is a bit of an adventure to get to. Located behind CC Club, it's entered through the alley and by climbing a flight of stairs. Their latest show features MCAD graduate Kelsey Olson, who has shown work around the state, and was a Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship recipient in 2016/2017. Olson will exhibit along with Ectosa Graphics.
Why you should go: Think of it as a speakeasy art gallery. TonyClare is the place to score a copy of WOPOZI, a Minneapolis-based art newspaper, and it’s a great space for gallery exhibitions as well.
When: 7-9 p.m. Saturday