GOING ON NOW

Opening September 7!

MANUAL TRANSMISSION|FOURTH GEAR: 
THE TRADE SHOW

MT4 is actually two shows in one, giving the expression “Trade Show” two different meanings.
On the Tables: THE SKETCHBOOK SHOW
On the Walls:   THE FIRST ANNUAL MAIL ART SHOW
OPENING PARTY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
7-10 PM
Show runs September 7-16

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THE SKETCHBOOK SHOW

Get a glimpse of the brain-workings of 30 of the Twin Cities’ brightest artists as they share their summer sketchbooks.

How do artists observe and reflect on their inner and outer world and how does it nourish and feed the creative process? The sketchbook is a basic tool of the trade for most artists, but the form it takes is unique to each. For some it is a work of art itself, for others it is a series of lists, a way to process thoughts and emotions, or a pile of scrap papers and napkins with jottings of sudden ideas and inspirations. In all cases, it is a method of casual exploration that nourishes and feeds the creative process, either directly or indirectly.

Thirty artists, working in all different  types of media and at all stages in their career, are now willing to share this process with you.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS:

Lamia Abukhadra • Rachel Bruya • Chris Cinque • Sean Connaughty • Pete Driessen, • Kyle Fokken • Toni Gallo • Frank Gaard • Mary Gibney • Martin Gonzales • Carmen Gutierrez-Bolger • Lindsy Halleckson • Christopher E. Harrison,  • Jeremy Jones • Mari Mansfield • Joshua McGarvey • Olivia Novotny • Britt Omann • alex m. petersen • Hillary Price • Nancy Robinson • Nina Martine Robinson • Jenny Schmid • Jennifer A. Schultz • John Schuerman • Maria Cristina Tavera • Molly Uravitch • Derek Van Gieson • Joshua Wilichowski • Jacob Yeates

→ Click here for artist information and links to their webpages.

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THE FIRST ANNUAL MAIL ART SHOW

This year’s theme: “Escape.” Postcards, artist stamps, artist trading cards, decorated envelopes, pop-ups, collages, whatever has gotten here through the US mail is in the show! Come see what folks come up with! Submissions have been received from across the US and around the world, including France, Brazil, Finland, and Japan !

Everyone participating in the show has the option of being mailed someone else’s submission when the show is over, a fun way to trade and receive original artworks! The deadline for submission is/was August 24, but we’re counting on this becoming an annual event!

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MANUAL TRANSMISSION is Red Garage Studio’s summer series of pop-up shows & art events. Curated by Allison Ruby, each show features guest artists showing new work in the garage and gardens. The idea of these shows is not to simply exhibit work, but to use art as a catalyst for conversation and community connection.

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Show hours:

Opening night: 7:00-10:00 pm;
Thursdays & Subsequent Friday: 3:00-7:00 pm,
Saturdays & Sundays open noon-4:00.
Other times by appointment or happenstance.


 

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