THE GREAT BIG HOLIDAY ART SALE
During the run of our Interact Theater production, November 15 - December 14
The Interact Gallery at 212 Third Ave. N, #140
Do your holiday shopping!
Interact Studio's annual eclectic, no-holds-barred chance to buy jewelry, paintings, ceramics and other artwork. Get your Interact merch! Exclusive mugs, water bottles, bags and more, showcasing the work of Interact studio artists.With one-of-a-kind gifts at affordable prices for holiday giving.
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Proceeds from all sales pay commissions for Interact artists and replenish Studio supplies.
THE STUDIO SPOTLIGHT:
Highlighting the work of one, from over 75 Interact visual artists
The Studio Spotlight highlights the work of featured Interact Studio artists. A small sample of their work is included here and more is available for purchase. You can see work by this and other Interact visual artists with a personalized gallery visit tailored to your interests. Please contact Kathleen at 612-339-5145 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your visit.
The Interact Studio is home to artists with disabilities from all backgrounds and all ages. We offer an exciting season of exhibitions in the Interact Gallery, and our work is shown in a number of outsider and visionary arts collections. The Studio provides accessible work space and professional art supplies to facilitate painting, drawing, sculpture, clay, textile work and other media. Artists are trained and supported through the long process of artistic growth and are paid commissions on the sale of their artwork.
SPOTLIGHT ON: Luke Lyons
"Interact has changed my life."
Luke Lyons has been creating art all his life, working with unique materials such as stained glass, plastic modeling and cardboard. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, Luke thought he would have to give up art. Fortunately, he heard about Interact from an attending artist, and in the Spring of 2012 decided to give Interact a try. After training himself to work with his left hand, Luke's artistic career was rekindled and now he is working all the time.
Luke's preferred style is abstract and geometric. His work possesses an impressive level of precision which results in eye-catching and intricate mosaics of lines and colors. Luke's affinity for pattern within his art is a reflection of his determination to master the use of his left hand. Training himself to work with his non-dominant hand was a huge challenge; however, with patience and practice he was able to control its behavior and create the art he desired.
Even within the short time he's been here, Luke has been successful at making an impression creating work for both Life Not So Black and White and Heart, the Valentine's Day show. Without Interact, Luke says "I would be bored to death. Interact has changed my life."
UNIQUINOX: A Street Festival of the Imagination
Saturday, September 21 from 1-4pm
At Third Avenue North between Washington Ave. and Second Street
Directed by Scotty Reynolds and Taous Khazem
Featuring the Interact artists with and without disabilities
Please visit us on FACEBOOK to see photos of Interact artists creating UNIQUINOX 2013
Interact will once again unveil itself as a palace of wonders and celebrate the fall equinox with a one-day-only art and performance extravaganza! Guests will marvel at larger than life puppets, be amazed by a host of frolicking forest creatures and witness a circus of the make believe!
The street festival includes a giant puppet and mask pageant of unparalleled curiosities, side show cameos, live music, art cars, food trucks and a market place of treasures and more!
UNIQUINOX Schedule for the day:
1:00 The preshow begins with music, art cars and other delights
1:30 The grand pageant begins featuring a puppet and mask extravaganza
2:30 A dance party in true Interact style: come dance with your favorite Interact artists
3:00 Street fun continues wiht jugglers, musicians and other such cameo favorites
|Presented in partnership with the Colonial Warehouse.|
Interact Studio mounts professional public exhibitions each year in the Interact Gallery, along with special exhibition events in invited venues throughout the metro area. Because artists with disabilities face even greater economic and space/mobility challenges than most mainstream artists, Interact provides generous, accessible studio space and all necessary art supplies to facilitate painting, drawing, sculpture, clay, textile work and other media. We provide a full roster of visual arts seminars, guided by six professional staff as well as guest artists, in areas such as life drawing, mosaic, art history, sculpture and multi-media forms. Artists are trained and supported through the long process of aesthetic maturation and evolution, and they are challenged to complete work for Interact's exhibition season.
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