Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Artery 24 at The Soap Factory

DATES: JULY 5th at Noon - 6th at Noon, 2008
I will be performing at 5pm on July 5th.

I will be participating in Artery 24 at The Soap Factory.

Artery 24 is a new fine art performance event with a twist; the curators sought out participants who are not exclusively performance artists. The event is a non-religious appropriation of a 16th Century catholic ritual performed by visual artists such as Caravaggio and Prospero Orsi.

The principle of the event is: for each hour of a 24hr period, they feature a different artist/dancer/musician/comedian/actor or collaboration, with each participant executing an original fine art performance creation. Curators accepted proposals from artists, of all persuasions, working in any media.

Specific info on my performance:
The piece entitled, "Control & Death 2008: Time Travel & Consequences" is a dramatic performance exploring repetition and parallel universes. Control & Death features several characters who will share their thoughts and experiences with time travel. The work has a tone of paranoia, hinting at the insularity of shared conspiracy theories and experiences exclusive to small groups of believers. The work focuses upon imaginative description and demonstration of artist-constructed theories.


Camphor Studio hosts The Art Soak Yardsale & opening party

Featuring the work of local artists in a variety of media from prints to paintings
Local music by pop-instrumental band
Switzerlind starting at 8pm

Everything must go! I'm moving, and all the drawings and prints must find homes. Check out my gallery to see what will be there, and feel free to ask about specific pieces. I can't speak for the other artists at the sale, but in my case, bartering is allowed and encouraged :D

Newly founded Camphor Studios will be hosting its first event open to the public on Saturday, June 14th. The afternoon will feature an informal art sale by a variety of local artists, including Helen Franzen, Sam Hoolihan, Julia Kouneski, Ellen Mueller, Tonja Torgerson and Patrick Vincent.

The evening will showcase a formal exhibition by the members of Camphor Studios and reception celebrating the founding of the art space. Live music provided by the local band, Switzerlind, will start at 8 pm.

The founding members of Camphor Studio are Helen Franzen, Julia Kouneski, Tonja Torgerson and Patrick Vincent.

Camphor Studios presents
The Art Soak Yardsale & Opening Party

June 14, 2008
Art Sale: 2-7pm
Exhibition/Reception: 8pm - 11pm
Featuring music by Switzerlind

Camphor Studios
3rd Floor of the Robert Shoes Building
740 E Lake St (corner of Lake and Chicago)
Minneapolis MN 55407

Media Contact:
Tonja Torgerson,

Local band, Switzerlind, will be joining us in the fun. Music will start at 8pm.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

North of the 45th at NMU

I will be showing five pieces from the Their Turn Series as a part of the "North of the 45th" exhibition at The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University. This exhibition was juried by John Corbett of Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery, Chicago.

1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855

DATES: June 2 - July 5, 2008

Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat - Sun: 1pm - 4pm
Closing reception: July 5, 6 - 8pm