Local Artists • Diverse Voices • Fun & Funky Gifts • Social Change

Artist Talk & Workshop with Gordon Coons sticky icon

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
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Special event

Bring your Family & Friends to the ColorWheel Gallery for a Special Hands on Workshop & Artist Talk with Local Artist, GORDON COONS. Create an Ojibwa Woodland Art Style linoleum block print, Learn about Gordon's Art style, Shop for Unique Holiday Gifts, Enjoy refreshments, & More! This Event is FREE & Everyone is Welcome! www.GordonCoons.com "My Inspiration comes from my heritage of Chippewa & Ottawa. I try to express my culture through works using a contemporary style. I also enjoy incorporating playfulness in my images, telling stories of relationships between Western & Native cultures & the connection we have to our shared historical events. My goal as an Artist is to channel my Creativity eliciting a more universal interpretation of my Work & Heritage. My color palette is important to me when expressing Nature & Humanity. My preference is to use bright colors to visually welcome viewers into my world of Expression". Gordon Coons


About the ColorWheel Gallery sticky icon

 *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!*



Holiday Bazaar at the ColorWheel Gallery

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:00pm - Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:00pm

Dump Wal-Mart! Skip the Mall of America! Come & Support our Local Artists while you shop for Fun & Funky gifts in a Comfortable & Interesting Atmosphere with Cool Art, Sweet Treats, Community Networking & Conversation. 2 day opening reception. Saturday, December 6th. 2-8pm & Sunday, December 7th. 2-8pm. Featuring Art by Tammy Ortegon, Gordon Coons, Eileen Connor, Edoardo Ortegon, Eileen Espinosa & Fantasticl Jewelry by WreckCycled, Ixmukane Accesories, Paulina Jacobsson & more! Plus, lots of unique gifts & Treasures including, Multi-cultural & non-traditional greeting cards, books, angels & ornaments, locally crafted, natural soaps & body products, perfume oils, candles, Tagua jewelry from Colombia, beaded jewelry from Guatamala, Frida Kahlo inspired folk art, rock & roll baby t-shirts, fairly traded chocolate & coffee. Plus, On SATURDAY Dec. 6th. 4:00-6:00pm... Treat yourself to a Chair Massage by Cynthia Reuss, Massage Therapist specializing in deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. She will be charging $1.oo a minute that she will be will be donating to a Local Food Shelf. Work out that Holiday Stress & move more Gracefully into the New Year! & on SUNDAY DEC. 7th 2-8pm We are Happy to have Herban Vagabond Apothecary join us with her cabinet of curiosities, enchanting elixirs, and decadent herbal delights from the heart of Mother Earth! All products are made with love by Powderhorn Community Herbalist Jessica Belden www.HerbanVagabond.com  www.CynthiaReussMassage.com Please Remember to.. BUY LOCAL, INDEPENDENT, SUSTAINABLE, FAIRLY MADE & FAIRLY TRADED this HOLIDAY SEASON! We ALL do BETTER, When We ALL do BETTER! www.GordonCoons.com  www.wreckcycled.com

Celebrate "Dia de los Muertos" at the ColorWheel Gallery

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

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

About the ColorWheel Gallery sticky icon

 *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*