Local Artists • Diverse Voices • Fun & Funky Gifts • Social Change
Join us for a Fun afternoon of Local art, Interesting people, Sweet treats & Mexican folk art themed Art Making. Enjoy the ColorWheel's selection of Folk Art, Gifts & Treasures inspired by Latin America, Dia de los Muertos & Frida Kahlo. Featuring Artists, Tammy Ortegon, Gordon Coons, Eddie Ortegon, Eileen Espinosa & many more. There will be a creation table that day with lots of supplies to make fun masks, tissue flowers & collage art for the kids & kids at heart. In Mexico, Day of the Dead (or All Souls Day-Nov 1st & 2nd) is a time for families to honor & celebrate loved ones who have passed. Traditions include building altars, called Ofrendas, honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds & the favorite foods & beverages of the departed. Honoring the tradition, Cafe Ena (Next Door) invites you to join them for their 4th Day of the Dead celebration (Thursday October 30th - Sunday November 2nd) with a special Prix Fixe menu prepared by Chef Ruiz and a Beautiful traditional Ofrenda. Make Your resrevation today
*Speaking with Diverse Voices, the ColorWheel Gallery aims to make Art Accessible to Everyone, to Promote Local Artists & offer Inspiration to Create more Vibrant Communities* The Color Wheel Gallery has a comfortable boutique style environment, featuring Tammy Ortegon's vibrant, folk art style along with many other local, established & emerging artists. The gallery has four group shows a year, each one focusing on a specific theme, along with other special events. The gift shop boutique carries an always changing, variety of locally made, hand crafted & one of a kind items. Natural soaps & body products, incense, perfume oils, handmade & retro jewelry, unique greeting cards & art prints, Rock n Roll Baby Tshirts, Frida Kahlo & Mexican folk art style icons, funky, global inspired treasures, gently used socially conscience books, fairly traded chocolate, Twin Cities icons, re-purposed, recycled collectables & décor. With many items focusing on progressive ideas, diverse voices & social change.
*We believe that art should be accessible, affordable & inspirational to everyone! Local Artists * Funky Gifts* Global Inspired Treasures* Diverse Voices* Social Change* ART for & by the PEOPLE!*
Enjoy Book Readings, Signings & an Art workshop with 3 Local Authors focusing on Young Peoples Literature. Meet Pat Rhoades , Sarah Warren & Stephanie Watson! Their books will be for sale & they will do readings, signings & Art workshops thru out the event. Bring your Family & Friends! Celebrate the LOVE of Reading, LOCAL TALENT & Back to School! Refreshments will be served while you visit, view Local Art & shop for Funky Treasures at the ColorWheel! This event is FREE & Open to the public!
RODEO SNOW by PAT RHOADES ..is a young adult novel set in 2002-2003 against the backdrop of the Wellstone plane crash and the start of the Iraq War. It tells the story of a fifteen-year-old street skater, Eugene "Rodeo" Snow. As Gene tries to nail the skate competion, win the election for Wellstone, and get the girl who happens to be his main competitor, he discovers how complicated winning can be. Pat is the parent of an inline street skater and is proud to still display her Wellstone campaign sign. You can visit her at www.patrhoades.com.
DOLORES HUERTA: A HERO to MIGRANT WORKERS by Sarah Warren is essential for caregivers who want to teach their kids about diverse leaders. All children have the potential to be strong, sensitive citizens, but some rarely see people who look like they look in leadership roles. Children are hungry for heroes and often imitate the super people they see in movies, books and on television. Dolores does not have superpowers, but her ability to be a strong teacher, woman, and friend changed the world. When children learn about her, they recognize their own real-life potential to use their voices in powerful ways. Sarahwbooks.com
THE WEE HOURS by Stephanie Watson is new brand-new picture book that imagines what if the wee, small hours of the morning weren’t just hours, but playful creatures instead? And what if those creatures came out in the early-morning hours, to make mischief while you sleep?www.stephanie-watson.com.
I am so Happy to have a "Little free Library" at the ColorWheel Gallery! It has been a Great asset to my Business & the Neighborhood! I Hope to see you this THURSDAY, JUNE 19th 6:30-8pm for the "Kingfield Neighborhood Little Libraries Tour". We will have a Creativity Table set up at the ColorWheel for Everyone to make Unique Collaged Bookmarks that night. This Art Workshop is FREE & Everyone is Welcome! FIRST.. Stop by one of the Hosts for this event...Nicollet Ace Hardware 38th & Nicollet, Royal Grounds Coffee 42nd & Grand or the ColorWheel Gallery & pick up a passport/map. While you are checking out all the Fabulous little Libraries on the tour you will get stamps on your passport, there will also be some fun surprises too & Great Books (bring some you want to trade in too) ...Receive a stamp from 4 or more libraries that you visit on the tour, turn in your passport for a Free Treat or Prize to any of the 3 Hosts. Plus, you will be entered into a drawing for a Little Free Library (that will take place this fall) Enjoy Walking Outside, Meet New Neighbors, Make ART, Collect Treasures/Books!