Local Artists • Diverse Voices • Fun & Funky Gifts • Social Change
As it gets more & more difficult to keep it all together. We Celebrate all the Mothers in our World & their Constant Strength & Struggle to Preserve our Survival. Hope to see you at our 4th annual "Fight like a Mother!" show Saturday, May 11. 2:00-8:00pm. Featuring Artists, Tammy Ortegon, Eileen Espinosa, Meg Novak, Sarah Honeywell, Madelene Jones, Deborah Foutch, Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl, Loretta Day, Stephanie Morris, Sandy Parnell, Ayanna Muata, Charlotte Alvarez, Gloria Larsen, Westy Copeland, Tracine Asberry, Stefanie Levi, Andrea Jenkins & Paulina Jacobsson expressing their passion thru painting, collage, textiles, photography, jewelry, sculpture, poetry, song & spoken word. Bring your mother, your family, your friends & Join us at the ColorWheel for an Inspirational & Educational Afternoon full of Amazing Art! Yummy Food! Community Connections! & Local Mammas Performing Poetry, Song & Spoken Word!
As always, wealthy business men are handing out million dollar bonuses, while education & healthcare are being cut. Sports stadiums are being built, while thousands of children sleep in shelters every night. Billions are spent to create & drop bombs on defenseless women & children all over this world, while people claim to be "pro-life". It makes us want to... "FIGHT LIKE A MOTHER!“
Join us as we Celebrate the Talents of Brothers, Julian & Edoardo Ortegon as they exhibit Original Paintings, Screen Prints, Art Prints, greeting cards, magnets & Unique Music Styles & More in an Opening Reception Friday, April 12th 6:00-10:00pm. Enjoy Refreshments and the Mystical, Magical, Musical Mystery, Mash Up Stylings of Jules Alexander (Julian) & his Funky Bunch of Friends. *Plus, 'Get Cho. ReTro. Eddie O. ORig inO's' Many of Eddie's Art Pieces will be on Sale and He will be Signing them 4 U. There will be more Artistic Happenings & Surprizes thru out the evening.
Local Artist, Yolanda Rodriguez of 'Mara Accessories' supplies us with Tagua Bracelets, Flower Hair Bands & Rings. They are Beautiful & part of the proceeds go to support an Orphanage in Bogota, Colombia. The Tagua Nut, also known as "vegetable ivory" since the dried & polished seeds are very similar to elephant ivory, is a renewable & sustainable material from the rainforests of South America. The purchase of Tagua Seeds is an ecological incentive for preserving the rain forests. Tagua is a natural resource that can generate five times the income to an artisan than banana plantations or cattle ranches.
Thanks to Janet Contursi, for the great article in ArtsMinnesota. Check it out! http://www.artsminnesota.com/artist-profiles/tammy-ortegon-and-the-colorwheel-gallery-where-art-and-politics-meet/ Thanks to Marianne Combs for the State of the Arts article for MPR News http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2010/08/a-visit-to-color-wheel-gallery.shtml