Is that a troll under the bridge? Are the gnomes and fairies milling about the Spoonbridge and Cherry? This Saturday the Walker Art Center transforms into a land of magic! Join us for Free First Saturday (Gallery admission is free from 10 am – 5 pm) and step into a realm of art-related fantasy. From 10 am – 3 pm journey on a quest through the Sculpture Garden and Open Field and meet mythical heroes and foes while participating (if you so choose) in challenges in each quadrant! So get ready to make a costume, grab a map, and set forth on your epic adventure!
This blog series will profile some of the many mythical characters you may encounter on this exciting quest, and also give a little background about the real folks playing each magical persona.
Name: Lady Cadmium
Special Powers: Item creation, wielding infusions of illusionary space, abstraction, pastiche, figuration and appropriation. Ad hoc resourcefulness, charms, spontaneities, aesthetics and meta-magic.
Gear: Black dress, white canvas, Art Deco, red lipstick, brushes, poppy oil, tattoos, mineral spirits.
Brief Description of Garden Quest Activity: Roll with dice with Lady Cadmium and her Atelier des Artistes to find out which of the 6 genomes of contemporary painting you must infuse to make a composition worthy for the great gallery.
About the player, Jehra Patrick
Jehra Patrick is a visual artist who works out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from the College of Visual Arts in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting. Jehra is a 2011 recipient of the Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists. She has had recent solo and group exhibitions at Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis and currently has a solo exhibition on view at the Rochester Art Center in Rochester, MN.
In addition to her work as an artist, Jehra is Project Coordinator for mnartists.org, where she supports Minnesota’s art community through on-line resources and offline programs, including CSA: Community Supported Art with Springboard for the Arts, the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers, and programming in collaboration with the Walker Art Center, including Drawing Club and mnartists.marketplace.