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  1. Gamut Gala 2019

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    It’s that time a year when we celebrate Gamut Gallery’s thriving community at our Members Gala! Beyond supporting the local art scene, members receive free admission to all exhibition openings and closings as well as invitations and discounted tickets to preview parties, such as early FREE access to our annual Raging Art On holiday market, which is right around the corner. The Platinum membership level receives additional benefits, most notably a 10% discount on artwork sales.

    The commitment and generosity of our members helps continue the innovative, community-driven art programming that Gamut strives to provide. Become a supporting Member of the Gamut Gallery community and join us for this special black-tie celebration!

    NEW THIS YEAR: Reserve a room at the local boutique Elliot Park Hotel, Autograph Collection, walking distance from Gamut, for a discounted rate of $139/night. Rooms must be reserved by Oct 31st with Troy by phone or email: 612-389-2271 or twhelan@elliotparkhotel.com

    Saturday November 9th, 7-11PM
    (no regular open hours this day in preparation for the event)
    Live music by Curandero, SYM1 & BAARD.

    Already a member? This event is FREE for you!
    Membership levels range from $60 – $300.
    Learn more about the year-long perks of gallery membership and become a member a today.

    Featuring dancing and libations, set amidst ‘FORAGED‘ an exhibition by collaborators Annie Hejny & Annabella Sardelis. Dress to impress and step into a custom photo booth back drop created by Hi Hi Creative.



    SYM1, formerly known as Symone Smash It, is currently blowing up. Claimed to be the ‘EDM pop maven’ of the Twin cites, SYM1 takes pride in reigniting the twin cities pop scene. Outsiders looking for a good time will find SYM1 a meteoric pop dream machine that bops hard.

    BAARD is a Producer/DJ from Saint Paul. Music to him is the universal language that should be used as a tool to bring people together. As a Selector, his goal is to mix music seamlessly and thoughtfully to create an environment for those who wish to dance, connect or to simply escape.

    Curandero The music, a fusion of pre-Columbian Indigenous instruments, house, and dance hall, is so fresh it doesn’t have a name yet. Reminiscent of the time before Afro-Beat had a name, Curandero’s music brings together traditional indigenous instrumentation and rhythms of Mesoamerica (Mexico) with electronic DJ elements and production. It’s a new sound that the next generation of urban indigenous latinx chican@people are hungry for–contemporary, danceable, and rooted in cultural identity. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Rico Simon Mendez a.k.a. DJ Don Cuco, Curandero is a mash-up of his dj stylings (which draw crowds of the most innovative underground hipsters in the city) plus Gustavo Lira and Xilam Balam on flutes, and Felipe Cuauhtli on percussion. The latter two are known for their hip-hop duo Los Nativos.

    Suzanne Casler is a fine arts enthusiast with a degree to accompany her passion, and experience in Interior Design to round out her skill set. As a dreamer and a doer, you won’t find Suzanne sitting still…ever. She dives into a project with all she’s got, taking your napkin sketches or outlandish ideas into real life palettes of color, texture and form. Compelled to push the boundaries, HI HI is always experimenting with new materials, and re-imagining uses for unconventional ones. With a consistent sense of wonder, and a strong ability to execute, she’ll move your concept into a creation.

  2. Foraged

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    Surprise! We will be extending #Foraged for one more week, the exhibition will be up through Small Business Saturday. Next week’s hours will be limited due to the holiday. We will be open on Wednesday the 27th & Saturday the 30th. Find us online however 24/7!

    Gamut Gallery presents Foraged, a collaboration between textile artist Annabella Sardelis and visual artist Annie Irene Hejny, two artists who have dedicated their lives to celebrating the natural beauty of Minnesota in their art. Their unique artistic process involves months of foraging for local plants to create natural dyes and pigments that grow abundantly around the Twin Cities. Foraged will premiere Hejny’s first body of abstract paintings created exclusively with handmade natural pigments rather than manufactured acrylic alongside Sardelis’ new line of wool scarves and an installation of sample specimens that the two women have collected on their journey.

    Hejny and Sardelis invite viewers to reconnect with nature and recognize the wisdom of plants in our everyday lives. These works will feature handmade colors created from eight plants including jewelweed, tansy, black walnut and buckthorn, gathered from diverse places in the Twin Cities’ bioregion from wooded paths and riverbanks to city boulevards. A personal connection to the natural world defines the on-going work of both artists, whose practices involve the use of organic materials, waste reduction, and environmental stewardship. As Hejny says, “Our work is made for the earth, in honor of the earth, and for people to connect with the earth.” 

    In addition to the opening night event and regular viewing hours, patrons will have the opportunity to engage with the art and artists directly on Saturday, November 16th for “Show & Tell.” In this hands-on Art Talk, moderator Carolyn Halliday will lead a conversation that dives deeper into their creative processes, motivations, and connections to the Twin Cities’ natural landscape.

    Foraged Opening Reception
    Thursday, October 24th from 7 – 10pm
    $5, Free for Members

    *Saturday, November 9th, 7-11pm
    Libations, Dancing, Art & Live Music
    Admittance with Gamut Gallery Membership, become a Member TODAY!
    *No open hours this Saturday

    Saturday, November 16th 11am – 1pm
    $7 pre-sale admission, $10 door

    Annie Hejny & Annabella Sardelis host a hands on look into materials that went into creating Foraged.

    Weekly Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday • 11am – 6pm
    Or by appointment 


    Annie Irene Hejny is a visual artist who creates abstract paintings and drawings with natural materials. Rooted in a strong connection to the earth and her home state of Minnesota, she has successfully completed nearly 50 commissioned projects for galleries, private collections, and public institutions, both locally and nationwide, that utilize organic foraged materials. She has participated in several notable residencies and mentorship programs, and exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions. Her largest solo exhibition to-date at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (2018) received 10,000+ visitors and one painting remains in the museum’s permanent collection. Hejny is currently a member of Form + Content Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. www.annie-hejny.com

    Annabella Sardelis is a textile artist and founder of INDIGO & SNOW, a Minneapolis studio located in the Casket Arts building that is dedicated to sustainable design. In addition to producing hand-dyed and painted apparel, accessories and decor, she teaches natural indigo workshops with a focus on zero waste practices. She exhibits her work nationally and has been featured in the New York Times, Elle, and Apartment Therapy, as well as others. indigoandsnow.com