Women of Schmidt 2017
Celebrating the Women Artists of the Schmidt Artist Lofts
St Paul, MN — This is the second year for this exhibition that features a variety of women artists living and working in the SCHMIDT ARTIST LOFTS in St. Paul, Minnesota. There are twenty-eight Artists, musicians and writers featured in all three galleries, and in at least two Reading events this year. The Landmark and Tunnel Galleries featured in the “Brew House” and the Pig’s Eye Gallery in the “Bottling House” will exhibit over 50 pieces of art. In honor of Women’s History Month, sharing the voices of contemporary women artists who explore their craft in artistic expression. The art on view is distinctly contemporary and varies with a wide range of acrylic and oil on canvas, collage, photography, and mixed media. Writers will focus on a reading event. Subject matter varies from, the abstract, photographic light, design, political concerns, nature, personal philosophy, overcoming life challenges and senses of personal identity. Women featured this year:
MaryBeth Garrigan, MaryFrances Judge, Reyne Branchaud-Linsk, Elisha Jacobsen, Ashley Finch, Stephanie Davidson, Petra Lommen, Daniella Buesgens, Kjiersten Kinney,
Sharolyn Shawno Knutson, Mariah Heck, Anne Cervenka, Maggie Sokoloski, Rebecca Garrigan, Carin Ekstrand-Anderson, Shelley McNamara, Lien Tran-Doan, Kelly Pratt, Kasey Payette, Amy Zellmer, Linnea Anderson, Katrina Schmidt, Marisha Chamberlain, Malissa Medina, Sabrina Arista, Becqi Sherman, Susan Nordbye, Annette Twaites, Josette Ghiseline.
The exhibition and public reception were originally organized as part of the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. Between January and March (2016), where more than thirty arts and cultural organizations in Minneapolis/ St. Paul and surrounding cities joined the collective roar for change. [Learn more at www.ggtakeover.com]
Exhibits: Landmark Gallery, Tunnel Gallery, Pigs Eye Gallery Exhibition March 4 – 30, 1-7pm Entrance door #1 Brew House. Galleries open to the public on weekends Sat. Sun. noon-5pm, open during the week noon-5pm by appointment only – email firstname.lastname@example.org for weekday tours reservations.
Events: Opening: Saturday, March 4, 1-7 pm. Women of Schmidt will host “Our Bricks Came First: A Celebration of Trans Women of Color in the Arts” on March 11, and aWriters/Reading event will be the weekend of March 25, Watch for other events to be scheduled on https://www.facebook.com/events/578616609008092/
Contact: MaryBeth Garrigan 651-564-1026 SCHMIDT ARTIST LOFTS 900 W. 7th Street, St Paul MN, 55102