The Art Shoppe Celebrates Monday: 10% off

With the work of more than 90 Minnesota Artists, the Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market is well-stocked with original and unique art. Come to Midtown Global Market, decide which among the many terrific food vendors for your lunch, and show for art at The Art Shoppe.

Housekeeping:  1-1/2 hours free parking in the Ramp (not in the parking lot)

Bruce Ario reads from CITY BOY Friday 12/9 from 5:30-7

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Author Bruce Ario will read from his memoir City Boy

Bruce Ario has joined the 100+ artists and authors whose work is at The Art Shoppe every day. He will read from his inspiring memoir Friday night from 5:30-7 p.m. Be prepared to be challenged and inspired.

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1-1/2 hours free parking in the ramp with a merchant’s purchase stamp.

10% off everything at The Art Shoppe

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It’s Monday, and The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market celebrate with 10% off everything. Every. Single. Item.

Eat. Shop. Cheer.

What better place to shop than the Art Shoppe because it is surrounded by wonderful food vendors. 

Holy Land, Safari Express, Taco Cat, Fresco’s Italian Market, Hot Indian, Kitchen in the Market, A La Salsa, El Burrito Mercado, La Loma Tamales, Fresco’s Market, Grand Italian Ice, Manny’s Tortas, Pham’s Deli, Andy’s Garage, The Salty Tart, Cafe Finspang, Grass Roots Gourmet,  Jakeeno’s Trattoria, Mapp’s Tea and Coffee, Panaderia El Mexicano,  Taqueria Los Ocampo, Rabbit Hole…

Parking

1-1/2 hours free parking in the ramp with a merchant’s stamp.

Susan Gainen’s Cat Crimes Mugshots

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Susan Gainen’s Cat Crimes Mugshots

Susan Gainen’s Cat Crimes Mugshots introduced here, repost from susangainenartist.com blog..

Cats look so peaceful when they sleep. Nonsense. They are plotting cat crime.

If you live with cats, you are a victim of cat crime. You wake up to find socks missing, valuable glass in pieces, stray outdoor animal and plant life on the stairs and in the middle of the living room. Depending on the quality of your laundry detergent, you may find cat hair on fresh sheets, and evidence of your white cat’s nap on your black t-shirts. Cat crime is everywhere and all the time.

Original in the Art Shoppe

The original is available at the Art Shoppe ($120 plus tax). Also, prints ($25 plus tax) and cards (5×7 plus envelopes, $4 each.)

Art Shoppe Housekeeping

10% off on Mondays.

1-1/2 hours free parking in the ramp with a Merchant’s stamp.

Art Shoppe Artist Jennifer Kunin: Art for Healing

Art Shoppe Artist Jennifer Kunin is a teacher.

She has a full menu of classes, found here.  Coming up next week is art-for-healing

Art for Healing
6 Wednesdays Oct. 12 – Nov. 16
6:30 – 8:30 PM
$110.00 Materials Included
This class is designed as a venue for you to nourish yourself and develop your inner ability to stand up to the challenges in your life. We all carry wounds. We all have scars. But we can create a new beautiful vision for our lives. We will create a gentle encouraging environment that will allow you to spend some reflective time with yourself and develop tools to express your essence through visual arts. Each participant will be given a sketchbook to record imagery both in and out of class, through visual journaling. We will spend each session sharing, having informal discussions, guided meditations and art making. Art activities include acrylic painting, sculpture and more.

For more information contact Jennifer
www.alleywayarts.org
612-508-0840

Allie Hafez Wearable Art: New Work

Some New Allie Hafez work in The Art Shoppe

Award-winning jewelry artist Allie Hafez’ work is branded OTIWA, which correctly stands for “Oh. That’s Interesting Wearable Art.” Some of her new work is now in the Art Shoppe.

Testing My Balance: brand new piece

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Allie Hafez Testing My Balance

She fell in love with the matte finish of this slab of red creek jasper. She writes,  “I didn’t want to use it predictably as a pendant. So I decided to make it the focal of an asymmetrical bracelet that can be attached to a necklace with similar components to make a longer and more interesting necklace.”

Noting its spiritual and metaphysical properties, she writes “Jasper is associated with
protection, nurturing, joy, awareness, relaxation, tranquility, wholeness, astral travel, Yin/Yang. It is said to calm a troubled mind.”

Laser Flash

Allie Hafez Laser Flash

Allie Hafez Laser Flash

Laser Flash has a compelling story, fully told in Allie’s blog. She explains how she found the central pendant and the graciousness of its makers to her notion of incorporating it into a necklace.

She shares the spiritual and metaphysical properties of the piece: “Labradorite is said to promote clarity and insight into one’s destiny. It is thought to be especially
helpful for recalling dreams and relating dreams to daily life. It has
a connection to love. It helps strengthen the will and one’s inner
strength and convictions. It’s believed to aid in combating addictions.”

An Allie Gallery

You Got Me, Copper

Allie Hafez Copper wrapped with beaded rope

Alllie Hafez Copper wrapped with beaded rope

“You Got me, Copper;” how it came to be

After several discarded ideas about how to use the chunk of melted copper, I realized I’d found a use for a length of beaded rope that I’d gotten bored with doing. I’d abandoned it when it was too short to be a bracelet; but it turned out to be perfect for creating a decorative bail that would turn the copper piece into an interesting pendant.

Art Shoppe Notes

10% off everything every Monday.
1-1/2 hours free parking in the ramp with a merchant’s stamp.

Carole Hallman: Delightfully Dyed

Carole Hallman gives articles of clothing new and exciting lives, undoubtedly making undyed coats, hats, and other pieces insanely jealous.

She began a journey into surface design in 2007, and now creates stunning, unique items for men, women and children. She shares some of her work with Art Shoppe customers. Click here to learn more about Carole and about  Delightfully Dyed, including her Dye Lab classes.

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Carole Hallman Delightfully Dyed Women’s Outwear

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Men’s Overdyed Upcycled Wool Coat

 

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Carole Hallman Delightfully Dyed Men’s Shirt

 

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Women’s Delightfully Dyed Upcycled Wool Coat

 

10% off all items at the Art Shoppe on Mondays.

1-1/2 hours free parking in the ramp with a Merchants’ stamp.

Earring Artists of the Art Shoppe

Earrings: Exquisite. Original. One-of-a-kind.

Art Shoppe Earring Artists continue to astonish with their creativity and ingenuity. Each creates one-of-a-kind pieces by enthusiastically exploring their tools and materials.

Above: Terry Day (Earwings/ “Friendly Plastic”); Megan Funk (Starry Night/watchparts, gemstones); Stacy Mielke (SOL Jewelry Design/beads, gemstones).

 

Above: Tom Cornish (Fused Glass); Mary Holland (Marbled Leather); Melinda Wolff (Reclaimed and Recycled Wood).

 

 

Above: Margie Weaver (Copper Mojo Copper Jewelry); Lee Schultz (Amorini/Wire); Kim Buell (Polymer Clay); Carla Brown (Manipulated Metal, beads and gemstones).

 

Above: Brenna Klassen-Glanzer (Sterling); Katherine is Wired (Bev Golberg, beads, gemstones, wire); Bambi Johnson (Leather and fabric); Allie Hafez (Tourmalinated quartz, stick pearls, Bali Silver, Sterling Silver).

 

Nora Brody (wire and beads); Gayle Weigle (metal, beads)

Commissions

See something you like? Most Art Shoppe Artists accept commissions. Inquire through the Shoppe.

10% off Mondays

1-1/2 hours of free parking in the ramp with a Merchants’ stamp.