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  1. 2021 Members Gala

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    Our Annual Members Gala has SOLD OUT!

    Memberships are still available, they will not give you access to this sold out event. However they will get you early access to our Holiday Market, Raging Art On. Only our Members will have a chance to shop the sale early on Wednesday December 1st!


    Our annual black tie event returns after a year hiatus, we are filled with gratitude for all the support we have received while navigating the past year. This evening is our thank you to the members that create Gamut, continue to support our vision and contribute to our vibrant community. Our annual black-tie event will be full of ambiance for all of your senses. The night will be kicked off by the legendary KFAI disc jockey Spider Hamilton, followed up by Kyle King & a live performance by XINA. And, for those of you that last all night, we will have a surprise guest performance. Provision Community Restaurant has created a special menu for everyone this evening and we are excited for up and coming Sober Sally’s mixologists! This year’s gala will be set amidst Balancing Act’ – a solo exhibition by Barret Lee. We hope you dress to impress and step into the custom living floral photo booth created by Pansy Floral.

    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.

    Become a supporting Member of the Gamut Gallery community and join us for this special black-tie celebration! The commitment and generosity of our members helps continue the innovative, community-driven art programming that Gamut strives to provide.  Gamut Gallery has collaborated with artists, curators and performers to deliver thought-provoking art programming to the Twin Cities and engage our audience on a visual, visceral, and emotional level.

    As always, we thank you for your continued support. The commitment and generosity of our members helps continue the innovative, community-driven art programming that Gamut strives to provide. Support Art. Support Gamut Gallery.

    GAMUT GALLERY MEMBERS GALA – SOLD OUT
    Saturday November 13th, 7-11PM
    (no regular open hours this day in preparation for the event)

    NEW THIS YEAR: To attend this year’s Members Gala, guests will need to provide proof of full vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) on the night of the event.

    Ambiance provided by Barret Lee, Pansy Floral & Sober Sally’s and photographer Caleb Timmerman. The evening will feature a Slam Academy Music Showcase with a surprise special guest!
    • Spider Hamilton
    • Kyle King
    • Xina

    Looking to become a Member? Membership levels range from $60 – $300.

    As a Gamut Gallery member you receive free admission to all exhibition openings and closings, as well as invitations and discounted tickets to preview events, such as VIP access to our annual Raging Art On holiday market place. Gallery members are committed to the local art scene and we celebrate them bi-annually with a Spring Celebration and our black-tie Member’s Gala in the fall.

    Learn more about the year-long perks of gallery membership 


    MUSIC:
    XINA (ZYE-nah) is a Minneapolis-based musician whose expressive abilities observe no boundary. A classical dancer from the age of five and a songwriter from the age of ten, she fully embraced her role in this reality as a recording artist before even graduating high school. XINA’s sophisticated songwriting, nuanced vocal prowess, intuitive production, evocative choreography, and inventive video direction conveys the raw, vulnerable aspects of the human condition with intensity, mystique, and finesse across each of her projects. Her latest releases, sister projects “Pull” and “Push”, were inspired by the physics of pole dance and the give and take of human relationship.

    KYLE KING was born in Germany, and raised in North America. He developed a love of music at a very early age, his passion for all things music truly shows. Kyle is an electronic music producer, but also knows several analog musical instruments and is always looking to expand his repertoire. Reaching almost two decades as a DJ, Kyle’s selections draw from his experience, and his desire to weave new music with the classics, and always leave the dance floor blissful and exhausted. Choosing to focus on production in the last couple of years, Kyle has consistently challenged himself with various genres of music, refusing to become compartmentalized. Kyle now works as a teacher’s assistant and Instructor at Slam Academy, while also acting as the student ambassador.

    SPIDER HAMILTON is keeping New Jack Swing alive and well in the care of his moniker, Spider “Original Ol’ Skooler” Hamilton on KFAI-Fresh Air Community Radio. A la his moniker, it’s time-honored, old school. As he attested, “My tradition and heritage roots…the style, finesse, and showmanship of the DJs of the era I cut my chops under—to them, I owe it all. Someone in 1969 gave me a break, provided me with an opportunity and believed in me.”

    AMBIANCE:
    BARRET LEE is a Minnesota based fine artist and illustrator with a BA in drawing and painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) in 2016. Barret is a multidisciplinary artist who works in a range of mediums. He paints a wide variety of subjects, including wide-eyed characters, playful landscapes, and his take on pop culture. His first ever solo exhibit, Balancing Act will act as this evenings back-drop.

    PANSY FLORAL is a no-foam flower studio owned + operated by Beck Kling. Based in NE Minneapolis, Pansy specializes in custom florals for weddings, installations and events. Beck’s designs are inspired by play and color, honoring each stem as it directs the composition of her arrangements. In the warmer months she sources flowers from fabulous local farmers and provides flower delivery to Minneapolis/St. Paul on a weekly basis.

    SOBER SALLY’S are a Craft Mocktail Mobile Bar. Their mission at Sober Sallys is to create a sober option at any and all social events. They want to bring a sense of inclusivity to gatherings whether that be big or small. Sober Sallys is here to provide a hangout with out the hangover, cheers to glamorizing sobriety!

  2. 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

    MEMBERS GALA
    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.

     


    MEET THE ARTISTS

    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.

    HI HI CREATIVE
    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.

  3. A Killer Affair

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    A Killer Affair: A Blacktie Evening

    Artists, musicians, creative makers – you know their art, you know their faces, you get lost in their music videos. But no good artist goes it alone; it takes a village of creative souls to birth a star. Like a gallery nurtures an artist they love, showcasing their work via exhibitions and project management, Polkadot Mayhem has been supporting local creatives since 2014 and Gamut Gallery since 2012. Yet often times the faces behind these businesses, get lost in the crowd. Tonight is a celebration of the talented minds who help launch the careers of the brilliant people they support and believe in.

    Polkadot Mayhem’s tag line is “We do cool things with creative people”, and their track record thus far certainly agrees. Assisting a long list of diverse artists with their musical releases and digital presence, Polkadot Mayhem has covered a lot of ground in a short period of time. Mark Mallman, BOTZY, KPT, Bae Tigre and VAYNS have all released projects through the collective, maintaining a relentless dedication to their mission statement. Meanwhile, Gamut Gallery has hosting more than 35 exhibitions and countless more creative events in their 4+ years of business, giving exposure to hundreds of local emerging and established artists in the Twin Cities, such as Kate Renee, Wundr, Rodrigo Oñate and Rogue Citizen.

    For this event, Polkadot teams up with the gallery for an evening to showcase their recent work and respective platforms for supporting local artists, makers and musicians. A Killer Affair represents an evening of live music, art and inspired conversation with some of the cities’ most innovative and active creative minds. Meet members of Gamut Gallery and Polkadot Mayhem and get the lowdown on highlighted projects, artist representation and their future plans to assist the scene in staying a unique and vibrant cultural hub.

    Musical Performances by:
    BOTZY
    James Patrick (DJ Set)
    with Chuck Love

     

    Art by:
    Kate Renee

     

    Hosted by:
    Jade Patrick
    Friday October 14th, 7-11pm // $5, A Killer Affair will be a black tie affair, encouraging fancy attire.

    BOTZY is a constant collaborator with the work ethic of a top notch athlete. His back catalog ranges from the Ska/Punk band Culture Cry Wolf, to the Indie/Electro-Pop project VAYNES, all the way to any one of his half dozen solo release projects since 2012. His latest release, “Gwen Stefani” energetically touches on 90’s nostalgia while playfully expressing his love for the lead singer of No Doubt.

    James Patrick is a musician and educator with nearly two decades experience DJing and promoting electronic music in Minneapolis and beyond. He is a sound artist driven to bridge people and ideas through music, and is a founding co-owner of Gamut Gallery.

     Follow Gamut Gallery on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for sneak peeks and special announcements leading up to this event. Exhibit’s official hashtag: #killeraffair