A Bittersweet Farewell to the Northrup King Building
After 11 fantastic years in the NKB, I have decided to move on to “the next thing.” I have started a non-profit called Neighborhood Greening and will be shifting much of my focus to that labor of love (be sure to sign up for the free e-journal The Butterfly Effect). I am incredibly excited about Neighborhood Greening and I hope you take a moment to peek at my website and partake of its contents. Those who know me know how much “Butterflies, Flowers and Bees…Oh My!” are an important part of my life. The Butterfly Effect journal, which will be published four times per year, will provide stories and learnin’ about birds, bees, butterflies, native plants, insects, gardening, soil, water, recycling, and more. I hope you take a look.
I will not be leaving art behind, however. Leaving the NKB will give me more time to focus on gallery work. I am fortunate to work with three superb galleries: Art Resources (two locations in Minneapolis), The Grand Hand (St. Paul), and Seasons on St. Croix (Hudson, Wisconsin). Not only are these delightful galleries, just as important, the people who manage these places are exceptionally good folks to work with. It’s a win-win for me.
My “last hurrah” at the NKB will be Art-A-Whirl, the whirling frenzy of crawling, twirling, and swirling from studio to studio, building to building across Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a lot of fun. AAW takes place May 19-21, 2017. Be there or be a parallelogram I always say. Stop first in studio 444 in the NKB and whirl on out from here. (My dear friend and studiomate,Nanci Yermakoff, will still have her studio in #444 so her serene works will still grace the walls of the NKB.) See you soon!