Friday, February 19, 2010

Artsy overload

Mobs of artists and "culture vultures" celebrated Thursday's opening night of "Foot in the Door 4," a wildly popular exhibition held every 10 years at the Minneapolis Institute of arts. We bumped into purple ribbon pinned artists and viewed thousands of art submissions: floor to ceiling overloaded walls of paintings & photographs and tables loaded to overflowing with ceramics, textiles, sculpture & more in 3 galleries! After the stupendous art stampede, many of the artsy, glamourous museum crawlers enjoyed fu-fu libations in the blue glowing lobby. Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles provided live music and DJ Jake Rudh of Transmission mixed it up with music to top off the evening.




25 comments:

  1. Crowded and interesting!
    Tekst og foto passet veldig godt sammen!
    Ha en fin helg!!

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  2. I think I would have hit overload the moment I walked in the door.

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  3. hee hee - "fu fu libations" - complete with mini umbrellas in frozen Mineesota?
    ;-)

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  4. It may be overload, but it certainly is fun. I've had friends who have displayed during this event, and it's fun to see how many unheralded but talented artists there are in the Twin Cities.

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  5. Cool! Do people win prizes? From the looks of it, you must have a lot of creative people in Minnesota. Guess you have to find some way to pass the winters! :)

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  6. overloaded indeed! looks like the people enjoyed it. Cool!

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  7. We would have enjoyed this very much; and we still need a few items for the new villa. Why didn't you tell us this was happened? We could have dogsledded up there!

    You didn't mention the items you purchased...

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  8. I think this would be so much fun. We have ours outdoors in the warm months. It's so much more interesting when you can meet the artists.

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  9. Dizzy from all the beautiful artsy stuff! I love the walls with all the pictures! I'm going to have to try that sometime :)

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  10. really cool event.. very art satisfying exhibition.. Wait a minute, is that you? :)

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  11. have a nice weekend everyone...

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  12. Fu fu libations? Non, champagne s'il vous plait! :)
    And I do love a good art overload.
    V

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  13. This is beautiful, interesting and... delicious.

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  14. So interesting. I wish I would be there, and not sure which side of the counter.

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  15. Hej kära

    bara idag hittade Jag din kommmentar i min blog och för att Jag kom och besöka dig.

    Har en bra helg,

    graceolsson.com/blog

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  16. Good grief, how can you see ANYthing in there?

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  17. What a challenge for the senses it must have been.

    A wonderful start into the weekend for you all.

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  18. WOW WOW WOWL LEIF!!! That event needed no more to describe what OVERLOAD Means! I really really love the First photo the Most! It gives me the idea to stick many photos on my Bedroom Wall and it would look as arty as that one :D

    Steven^^

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  19. I feel like Minnesota is the place to be.

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  20. So much to see! And the bar looks OK! :-)

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  21. Wow art stampede indeed - I feel exhausted just looking at it!
    Three Rivers Daily Photo

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  22. What fun! You guys always find the best stuff to see and do.

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  23. Well said, overload! Wow. I wouldn't know where to look first :)

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