Would you like millions of people to see your artwork?
Since 2009, the Minnetonka Center for the Arts has curated and managed Partners in Art, a program of
visual art exhibits in the public spaces of Ridgedale Center, seen by millions of visitors each year. With
Ridgedale's recent renovation and expansion, the Partners in Art exhibit program has more than tripled
in scale, substantially increasing opportunities for regional artists to display and sell their artwork.
CURATOR WALK AND TALK
Partners in Art– Call for Entries
For the past several years, Minnetonka Center for the Arts has curated and managed a program
of visual art displays in the public spaces of Ridgedale Center. With the completion of Ridgedale's
renovation and the addition of a new anchor tenant in the fall of 2015, the Partners in Art program
will re-appear on a larger scale, offering three times the number of opportunities to display art to
the millions of visitors who pass through the mall each year. Makers of art and fine craft throughout
Minnesota are invited to submit work for consideration in this program. Media shown includes but
is not limited to sculpture, ceramics, textiles, painting, glass and photography. Download the Call
for Entries and submit up to a dozen images with associated detail. Download the Call for Entries
Join Exhibits Director Robert Bowman for a walking tour and discussion of the artwork installations at
Ridgedale Center, including materials used, techniques and artists' points of view. Enjoy some art before
or after shopping or lunch. Register now.
July 13 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
August 10 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
|This project is supported in part
by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
ART OF THE GARDEN
June 30 - August 4
Opening reception on June 30, 6 - 8 p.m.
The impulse to capture nature's fleeting beauty appears frequently in the arts. Treat yourself to an indoor
garden of original works of art and fine craft inspired by or designed for use in the garden. Discover a
variety of approaches from traditional to contemporary in painting, sculpture, ceramics and more by
artists selected from throughout the region.
Art of the Garden – Call for Entries
Artwork inspired by or designed for use in the garden are sought for this exhibit. All works must be
for sale. Entries due by May 24. Download the Call for Entries
August 19 - September 22
Reception on September 15, 6 - 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Enjoy the latest creations of our talented Artist-Instructors in an exhibit that reveals the artistic vision
behind the teaching. All of our instructors are working artists, bringing first-hand experience and
practiced technique to the classroom. Artwork by some of the finest teaching artists in the region is
exhibited in a veritable walk-through catalog of the rich learning experiences available in our studios.
August 20, 10 a.m. - Noon
Try something new! A two-hour sampler class in ceramics, drawing or painting allows you to
t with a new media, create a small project and see if it's an art form you would like to pursue.
wonderful opportunity to experience the Art Center's studios and get to know our Artist-Instructors.
t an event and bring your friends or family members! There is even a Art Exploration class
(ages 6 to 12). All Samplers are $23 for Members or $25 for Non-members; everything
you need is included. Register now.
RICHARD BRESNAHAN POTTERY EXHIBIT: Selections from the Johanna Kiln
September 29 - October 27
Opening reception on September 29, 6 - 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Master potter Richard Bresnahan, and the ceramics program he has created at The Saint John's Pottery
at Saint John's University, have attracted international attention and praise. The heart of that program is
the wood-burning Johanna kiln, a massive noborigama (multi-chambered climbing kiln) first fired in
1995, which yields a rich variety of effects from each of its annual firings. In this exhibition,
Mr. Bresnahan will exhibit pieces culled from years of work that display the range of efffects coaxed
from the fire by this internationally respected ceramic artist.
ARTS OF THE HOLIDAYS SHOW AND SALE
November 10 - December 23
Grand opening on November 10, 6 - 9 p.m. / Free and open to the public!
Private Preview Party, November 9, 6 - 9 p.m. / Tickets available starting Oct. 12
Arts of the Holidays – Call for Entries
The Arts of the Holidays Show and Sale is a curated collection of unique handmade art and fine
craft items selected for character and value, ideal for holiday giving. Deadline for entries is
September 17, 2016. Download the Call for Entries.