AMID ROCHESTER ARTS UPHEAVAL ARTIST COOPERATIVE CREATES TEMPORARY MULTI-USE SPACE
25 Southeastern MN based artists solidify a temporary lease with Helen Roland owner of 324 1st Ave SW. Gallery 24 is slated to open to the public July 1st. Artists will begin rearranging the building into a multi-purpose space for member and public use. Gallery 24 will include a professional exhibit space, classes/workshops for the community and our members, Gathering space to conduct critiques and group discussions, market space to sell their work, and studio space to create in. June 10th artists will begin re-inventing the space.
Gallery 24 will continue to display work with Forager Brewery but the new space will allow Gallery 24 to explore artist driven initiatives, connect with the community, and share resources.
Over the last two months the group has raised the capitol to revamp their new 1st Ave temporary space via a GoFundMe campaign that will remain open as they continue to pursue a permanent home.
Our artists, ranging from emerging to established, create everything from metal and wool felted sculptures to painting, photography, jewelry, and installation. They are dedicated to helping artistic professionals in Southeastern Minnesota evolve, and improve their vision/practice by offering opportunities for professional development, exhibition, and exchange of ideas within the artistic community. Through action Gallery 24 will show the public what we aspire for our permanent home to be.
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Gallery 24 Cooperative President
FOUNDED IN FEBRUARY 2015 BY 12 LOCAL ARTISTS GALLERY 24 HAS SET THE STAGE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART IN ROCHESTER.
Gallery 24 Artist Cooperative is dedicated to helping artistic professionals in Southeastern Minnesota evolve, and improve their vision/practice by offering opportunities for professional development, exhibition, and exchange of ideas within the artistic community.
Gallery 24 runs the wall space at Forager Brewery (which we will continue to do) but we are ready to grow!
Gallery 24 needs a space!
The money raised would go towards construction costs ($4,300)
As well as rent
Gallery 24 wants to create a cohesive professional art environment for all experience levels. Having a space to do so is vital in making it go from dream to reality.
Local artists need a space to exhibit create and connect! Gallery 24 wants to provide this for the community.
The space would include:
-Studio stalls that any artist can rent and an affordable price
-Gallery space to exhibit work
-Market area to sell work
This is important for our community as a whole! We need this!
PERKS LISTED BELOW!!!!
GOALS FOR 2017
1. Acquire Space for Gallery and Studio
We are currently looking for 10 artists who are interested in renting studio space. Contact us if you are interested
2. Hold Professional Development Worshops
- Grant Writing
- Web Presence
- Cohesive Body of Work
- Pictures of Work
- Portfolio Work
3. Complete Monthly Group Critiques
4. Hold more Pop Up Exhibits
- Next one is in Zumbrota....Stay Tuned....
1. What is one thing you want others to know about you?
Hmmm, I'm really shy, DEATHLY shy!
2. Where do you get the inspiration for your " characters"
Everything, spoiler alert...you will see this answer used a second time in this interview.
3. When did you discover screen printing? Why do you like it?
Gig posters sparked my fascination with screen printing many years ago, but I have only been hands on with it for a few years. The small ink bleeds, the screen clogging, tiny "flaws" make each print unique and keep me enamored with the process.
4. What type of music do you listen to when you are creating art and why?
My go to current playlist of artist that I listen to while I'm actually physically doing my screen printing includes but definitely not limited to Grimes, Purity Ring, and as of lately a lot of Lana Del Rey. Music for me is just that cherry on top for me to enjoy when performing my printing rituals. My prints then get named after certain tracks that played while they were being made, in an attempt to capture and hold onto some piece of the process that occurred in that moment.
5. Who or what inspires you to create art?
Everything, as cliche as that sounds but I'm going to go with that.