Tag Archive: Gamut

  1. 7 Year Itch – Gamut’s Birthday Party

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    It is crazy to believe we’ve been at his for seven years already! We opened in 2012 with the mission to bring people together to experience art and stimulate dialogue. Our mission is going strong in Elliot Park, where in 2016 we opened our gift shop and launched our Membership program. We have expanded the breadth of artists that we showcase to include more out-of-state talent, and also expanded beyond our brick-n-mortar space to become a fully fledged online gallery, serving collectors from around the world.

    The principle that art fosters community and that art is for everyone drives our inclusive philosophy, an idea we work to spread throughout our community and beyond. We are so blessed to have exhibited 63 exhibitions these past seven years, showing the full spectrum of media, content and styles, with a focus on showcasing innovative artists. Along with those exhibitions we have hosted over 200 creative social events, and shown the work of more than 550 artists.

    7 Year Itch Birthday Party
    Friday, June 7th // 7pm -11pm
    $10 // Members FREE
    Celebrate Gamut Gallery’s 7th Year Anniversary surrounded by the vibrant, abstract and geometric art that is #TINT.

    Live art, raffles, giveaways + video booth for you to profess your LOVE Gamut! Music by NuAge Knight, Sasha T Todryk, The Ariella Approach + 5 Minute Illustrations by Claire Ward Illustration + more!

    Become a Gallery Member to get into this party and all of our openings for FREE. Check out the list of perks and show your support today: www.gamutgallerympls.com/membership_tickets/

    Gamut Memberships will be increasing after the June 7th, get them while you can at the current prices!

  2. Black Weirdo: The Party

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    MINNEAPOLIS–Friday, May 23, 2014, doors at 7:30 p.m., party 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., THEESatisfaction, brilyahnt peace & Purple Hocus Pocus present Black Weirdo: The Party, a national touring celebration of Black Queers and People of Color allies at Gamut Gallery. The shared goal is to create an energizing, unifying and healing home space for Black queers and People of Color from all backgrounds, identities and experiences while being exposed to new ideas, faces and lifestyles. Guests will groove to energetic, intimate performances & DJ sets by Sarah White, Sweetz P, Mamadu (don’t call him Toki Wright), DJ Just Nine, Sassyblack, and Stas Thee Boss. The evening will be hosted by THEESatisfaction, who will also DJ and perform.

    brilyahnt peace and Purple Hocus Pocus are defining what Black Weirdo means to the Twin Cities. Of this event they say: “We’re dedicated to building a party space where we can just be who we’ve always wanted to be. This night, with Black Weirdo, we’re going to resist by dancing and celebrating our lives. This night, we demand to be seen, heard and loved.” Black Weirdo: The Party is both a party and a community. This inclusive evening will offer an atmosphere where Blackness can be wild, unrestricted and unafraid—be healed, be happy, be laid-back, be conscious, be hood—all at once.

    Refreshments will be served, donations requested. Tickets for this 18+ party are $12 and are available in advance at www.eventbrite.com/o/black-weirdo-4302793181—or at the door on the day of the event for $15. UMN students can receive discounted tickets for $8 each by contacting VMerging@gmail.com. The Minneapolis edition of Black Weirdo: The Party is sponsored by Voices Merging and Women’s Student Activist Collective (WSAC).

    Black Weirdo is a national touring party hosted and curated by THEESatisfaction. The party is primarily for Black queers and People of Color allies. Black Weirdo aims to celebrate all forms of Blackness and create a Black-positive, queer-positive space. facebook.com/BlackWeirdo

    THEESatisfaction are Stasia Irons and Catherine-Harris White. Stas was born and raised in Tocoma, WA; Cat in Seattle, WA and Hawaii. They write, produce and perform their own material,funk psychedelic feminist sic-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul, frosted with icy raps that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula Rucker and Q-Tip. theesatisfaction.com

    brilyahnt peace wants you to think differently. s/he throws events to uplift and expand understanding and spirit. brilyahnt peace is here for Black Women. brilyahntpeace.tumblr.com

    Purple Hocus Pocus is a soulful community organizing a new nightlife space where the young, Brown and sexy people in Twin Cities will be able to connect and vibe to the music. The series will launch in late Fall of 2014.

     SPONSORS: Voices Merging (VM) is a multicultural student-based art coalition at the University of Minnesota, dedicated to all mediums of art and art lovers alike. Best known for their biweekly open mics, VM is moving into the realm of party producer.

     Women’s Student Activist Collective (WSAC) is a student organization at the University of Minnesota. WSAC aims to empower women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people to make positive changes in society by eliminating interrelated inequalities that produce oppression, with a focus on gender and sexuality.

    FEATURED PERFORMERS: THEESatisfaction, Sarah White, Sweetz P, Mamadu (don’t call him Toki Wright), DJ Just Nine, Sassyblack, and Stas Thee Boss


  3. Raging Art On 2012

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    MINNEAPOLIS, November 14, 2012 — Gamut Gallery’s second annual “Raging Art On” runs December 8-15, 2012. Attendees will be able to buy local, support the arts and experience a Gamut Gallery Art Happening all at once. Paintings, photography, sculpture, clothing, jewelry, ornaments, housewares and more; will engulf the gallery walls and the Slam Factory studio downstairs, as the artists themselves hang the show. Over twenty artists have been selected to transform the entire space, literally floor to ceiling, with their art. Once selected, each artist has full license to select as many works of any content or style as they see fit, for this uncurated show – anything goes. When the shopping begins the walls are transformed once more, as art-buyers receive the instant gratification of taking their finds home with them.

    Gamut Gallery seeks to reinvent holiday shopping, staying true their mission statement belief that “art fosters community.” Raging Art On offers those looking for alternatives to big-box stores and mall shopping, a place to join together with art, music, refreshments, and other inspired people. Gifts purchased at this event are one-of-a-kind, handmade locally and are in-line with the values of people who are concerned with mainstream holiday effects on landfills, factory/ shipping pollution, outsourcing/ fair trade, consumer culture and the person on their list who thinks they have everything.

    Like all Gamut events, experiencing it first-hand is part of the art. The opening event, Saturday, December 8, 6-10PM, will be the opportunity to have first pick of the art. DJs JoBot and Andrew Wood will provide the soundtrack for the evening, and fresh organic juice will be available from Nuri, made on the spot, alongside other refreshments. For more information about Nuri, please visit http://www.nourishmentasaconduit.com/

    Scott Seekins, Carolyn Kopecky, George Miller, Amanda Weber, Mark Dean, Sara Syverhus, Forest Bash, Ash Marlene Hane, Benji Mohr, Emily Bulen, Kurtis Johnson, Menneapolis 2013, Tierney Houdek, Jacob Charles Eidem, Sandra Kauphusman, Angela Sprunger, Dave Blank, Heidi Taylor, and Amanda Gomand.
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  4. Imaginarium

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    MINNEAPOLIS, November 11, 2012 –Renee and Early represent a burgeoning esthetic that is transitioning from books, media, and pop iconography into galleries. These artists remain true to the wonderment and jovial perspective drawn from childhood. They share bold use of color and line, trading texture and detail for contemporary design and eye-grabbing imagery.

    KATE RENEE /// Kate Renee has exhibited across the US and in Japan. She has received press, numerous awards and has been published locally. Renee earned a BA in Fine Arts, Art History, and a minor in design from the University of Minnesota in 2010. Renee has interned at various galleries, culminating in a position at Altered Esthetics. The characters Renee paints are familiar and friendly, yet bold and sassy. Their signature ‘Kate Renee’ eyes look back at the viewer, engaging conversation with a touch of humor. http://katerenee.com

    BRETT EARLY /// Brett Early has been commissioned for store fronts in Minneapolis, such as Heavenly Soles and Buffalo Exchange. He remains a regular exhibitor at local art crawls and cafes. Early received a BFA in Illustration from the College of Visual Arts in 2005. Much of his training in illustration was rigorously aimed toward commercial applications. Early came away from this experience with a highly-attuned understanding of color, line, purpose and concept, but also with a distinct urge to reclaim the joy of painting for the elusive reasons of the folk artist, outsider-artist, or child. Early’s commitment: “If you are not having fun when looking at my work, then I’m not doing my job”

    Watch the promotional video and then extended interview with
    Kate Renee & Brett Early:

  5. Glam Slam 5

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    Glam Slam

    Minneapolis, MN GAMUT GALLERY PRESENTS: GLAM SLAM The Clothing Swap Dress-up Photo Shoot Party
    1) Bring clothing you no longer want
    – all sizes, styles, and seasons of men’s and women’s wearable goods welcome
    – try stuff on, aka “play dress-up!”
    – step into the photo booth to capture your good looks
    2) Leave with new-to-you gear!
    – bring a bag or two to carry home your swap findings
    – except for the real gems (which will we store for the next Glam Slam), all the left over gear will be donated to charity
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    Glam Slam reflects Gamut Gallery’s values of community, the art of the happening and eco-consciousness. Recycling clothing into a swap saves room in a landfill as well as resources for new garments. Bringing people together for happenings that create moments for diverse groups of people to interact with one another builds community. The gallery began with these intentions on June 9th, 2012, with a grand opening, multimedia event attended by over five hundred people and an official Northern Spark Festival location. Now they are nominated for the City Page’s “Best Art Gallery.”

  6. Colors

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    No one system can reproduce all colors in the spectrum, and no one artist can create an entire aesthetic in one art piece. This show will feature art that crosses the continuum of possibilities; the collective will illustrate the Gamut. True to the spirit of the Gamut, this show displays dynamic content and style from a diverse group of local artists, creatively tied together through the use of color.

    Nathan Petterson
    Felix Culpa
    Samuel Bjorgum
    Shanna Allyn
    Tierney Houdek
    Kris Bradley
    Sara Syverhus
    Erica Boyles
    Scotty Gunderson
    Jack Mader
    Benji Mohr
    Forest Bash
    Dim Media
    Rachel Adams-Bliss
    John Vasiliou
    Roger Williamson
    Kris Heding
    Jacob Charles Eidem
    Ethan Heidlebaugh
    Kate Renee