WARM artists exhibit small art works at Banfill-Locke

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the exhibition WARM Small Works, featuring work from their member artists, which will run from May 17 to June 14 at the Banfill-Locke galleries (6666 E. River Rd., Fridley).

“In the Night Garden” (papercut) by Andrea Martin
“In the Night Garden” (papercut) by Andrea Martin

The Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM), an organization established in 1973, celebrates female visual artists through exhibitions, a two-year mentorship program, regular gatherings and events, an online registry of member artists, and networking programs.

While the organization has more than 200 active members, the exhibition at Banfill-Locke will feature 135 small works of art by 81 member artists. All WARM members were invited to exhibit work in this exhibition.

The small works in this show explore both cosmically large and small, ephemeral ideas using a wide range of media. Materials for expression include felted wool with beading, polymer clay, digital painting, cut paper, fiber, encaustic, woodcut, paint, pen and ink, fabric and more.

The diversity of perspectives, freewheeling imagination and range of media bring light and color to this exhibit of contemporary art.

Bethany Whitehead, executive director at Banfill-Locke, said, “For years I have been wowed by the work of WARM artists. This group has highly talented and innovative artists exhibiting and working together. This show is sure to delight and inspire all artists and art appreciators in some way.”

The exhibition is open from May 17 to June 14 and will celebrate the artists with a reception on Tuesday, May 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to stop in and see this show and meet the artists during the reception. Free tours of the exhibition are available when arrangements are made at least a week in advance.

Additionally, there is a WARM Conversation event and closing reception scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. on June 14. A panel of exhibiting WARM artists will discuss their life and work as artists, providing insight into the processes and aims of the artist as feminist. This event is free and open to the public.

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