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.
Art Shoppe Artists’ Cats
You won’t be surprised to learn that some Art Shoppe Artists are cat lovers or cat keepers, or servants of cats. Here is some of their work. Come to the Shoppe in Midtown Global Market to find many, many more fascinating cats.
Susan Gainen (Pinky the First from the Clowder of Cats); Bonnie Somdahl (Needlefelting: 2 crazy cats); Christina Kieltyka (Thunder); Andrea Martin (Paper cutting).
Tracie Thompson (Frick and Frack); Karen Caldwell, author (Things I learned from my cat); Michelle Lee Lagerros (kids’ clothing); Anda Moettus (cards).
Tracie Thompson (I expect you to die, Mr. Bond); Tom Cornish (Fused Glass Cat Pin); Megan Moore (Philadelphia Window); Kip Shane (Isabella).
Karen Caldwell (Cat Face); Kim Buell (Amber on Bill’s Arm); Peter Elvidge (Cat of Two Sights); Pamela Kirton (Bombay).
Christina Kieltyka (Cat); Susan Gainen (Blue Cat from the Lost Cave Paintings of Saint Paul); Kip Shane (Bastet, photo); Diane May (Snoopy.)
Don’t forget: 1-1/2 hours of free parking with a merchants’ stamp. 10% off everything every Monday.
AND 20% off all clothing: September 14-18.
Some Art Shoppe artists have passing acquaintance with cats — others are fantastically inspired and ruled by them. Sometimes, it may be hard to tell the difference.
Pamela Kirton’s Cats
Once a fabric designer, Pamela Kirton has taken those fabric designs into the 21st century. She has a family of cats created with some of those designs using digital pieced patchwork. (Roosters and owls, too!). Catboy (the drawing) is watching you. Click here to learn more about her bird art.
Peter Elvidge’s Cats
Peter Elvidge is a pixel artist. What’s that? With extremely limited vision and up-to-the-minute-technology, he makes his art one pixel at a time. Some of his images have millions of pixels, and he is the Guiness World Record Holder for two images with the largest number of pixels (800,000 +) in record time.
Yes. One. Pixel. At. A. Time.
Susan Gainen’s Cats
Managed by Max-the-Cat, Susan Gainen paints Max and his friends. Some of them appear in New World of Cats: Max the Cat and His Friends (at Amazon and in autographed at The Art Shoppe). The Blue Cave Cat (below) is on the a panel that was part of the Lost Cave Paintings of Saint Paul installation at the 2013 WARM (Women’s Art Resources) Protege Show.
10% off everything every Monday
90 Minnesota Artists
Stop by The Art Shoppe if your Mother might like jewelry (large and small, leather bracelets, marbled leather earrings, fused glass jewelry, watch-part jewelry, necklaces, beaded necklaces and bracelets, polymer clay earrings and necklaces, rings, bracelets and more), clothing, paintings or prints, needlefelted creatures, magnets, photographs, glass work (blown glass and fused glass),bookmarks, suncatchers, walking and talking sticks, wine stoppers, ceramics (plates, bowls, cups, masks), and lots, lots more.
A store full of unique, one of a kind items
10% off everything on every Monday
Our promise: 10% off every Monday
The Art Shoppe celebrates every Monday with 10% off everything in the Shoppe. No questions. No exceptions. No fooling.
New work: Junior Williams
Junior Williams came to Minnesota from Jamaica. Clearly, he brought Jamaica with him in his colorful paintings.
New Work: Pamela Kirton
Pamela Kirton fills her images with designs created from fabric designs in her computer from her previous work as a fabric designer. Her cats and other creatures are digital pieced patchwork. Think about that!
Not wanting to point fingers (real or virtual) at the merchants (brick and mortar or on-line) who are sending out notices of hot, hyper, super, super-super, BLOW out! sales, we at the Art Shoppe are quietly offering 20% off everything except books until the Shoppe closes on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Karen Caldwell, an internationally collected award winning artist in painting and masks. She is the author of the award-winning Things I learned from my cat.
Pamela Kirton is an award-winning artist, designer, and fashion illustrator who has developed innovative “digital pieced patchwork” designs.
Artists who work in a variety of styles are often ask how they do it: how do they manage to create so many beautiful, thought-provoking pieces across wide ranges of mediums and formats.
Ask Pamela Kirton
Pamela Kirton’s imagination knows no bounds. Does she paint? Does she draw? Does she make digital magic?
Learn about her creative process and her creative journeys at The Art Shoppe July 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Check out her website, too.