Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Art from the show

Can't make it to the Museum to see our show in person?
We have posted all of the work online:

* Terrence Payne

* Joe Sinness

* Erika Olson Gross

* Jennifer Davis

City Pages on "Flourish" panel discussion

"In the 1950s, the pop art explosion called into question the hierarchy between design made for mass culture versus fine art. From Marcel Duchamp's readymades to Andy Warhol's soup cans, artists (and the institutions that supported them) began to blur the divide between these two expressions of creativity, proposing that work using mass media sources could belong in a gallery or a museum. Since then, the two worlds have continued to dance between each other, with expectations of quality and creativity continually rising for commercial art and design, while fine artists often draw from commercial art techniques.

The creative overlaps of fine art and design are the subject of a panel discussion this Thursday at the Minneapolis Institute of Art's MAEP Galleries.."

Full text here.
See next blog post for full details about the event- This Thurs 12/16!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Panel Discussion 12/16/10

Defining the Sublime with the artwork of Jennifer Davis, Erika Olson Gross, Terrence Payne, & Joseph Siness

Is there a line to be drawn between fine art and design? Is one inherently more valuable to our culture than the other? Does the world of fine art have any influence over how you view your world and the media you view it through? Join the artists of Flourish and the panel of experts they have invited in exploring the answers to these and many other questions regarding the roles of artists and designers in the wild west of modern media today.

Guest panelists for the evening are:
+ Burlesque of North America Founder MIKE DAVIS
+ Space150 Associate Creative Director JASON STRONG
+ bd'm Art Buyer KIM WITCZAK

Each of them will be sharing his or her professional expertise and unique insights on the show. MAEP coordinator Christopher Atkins will moderate the panel and open up the discussion to the audience. Feel free to jump into conversation and bring along your questions!

Fine Art & Design: Panel Discussion
Thursday, December 16, 7-8:30p.m.
MAEP Galleries, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
FREE & open to the public

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The discussion will be followed by an informal reception with the artists and panel members in the galleries and many other fun things to see and do throughout the museum in conjunction with the MIAs Free "Third Thursdays".

This should be a lot of fun and a good chance to mix it up with the artists and pros at the show.
We hope to see you there!