From my personal perspective (as one of the organizers and also an attendee) it was wonderful to be in a room full of local artists, talking with one another, swapping artwork and meeting other community members. I took the opportunity to meet several artists whose work I have admired and met several new artists as well. It was hard to be in the room for most of the day and not spend a fortune on all of the pieces I would have liked to add to my collection. Judging by the long lines at the checkout table throughout the day, I was not alone. My biggest regret is not grabbing one of Josh Journey-Heinz’s very cool handcut 3D vinyl albums before they sold out. That’s a hint Josh…we need to talk.
Overall there was warmth throughout the day that was refreshing and energizing. For me, it was a potent reminder of the vibrancy, strength and talent within the local artist community. We hope this will be a model for future collaborations between mnartists.org, The Walker and the local artist community.
Raighne and Megan Hogan, 2D CLOUD
Ryan Dorshorst, Synthetic Infatuation
Wendy Fernstrum, Fernwerks
Lacey Prpic Hedtke
MC Hyland, Double Cross Press
Ed Choy Moorman, Bare Bones Press
Mylinh Trieu Nguyen
Regula Russelle, Cedar Fence Press
Chip Schilling, Indulgence Press
Richard Stephens, supersession press
Elizabeth Workman and Erik Brandt