Minnesota Black Fine Art Virtual Show
Breaking Free by Ivy Vainio
Created by Minneapolis-based Obsidian Arts through a juried open call process, the Minnesota Black Fine Art Virtual Show features works by artists of African descent who call Minnesota home.
"N the No"- February 1 through March 28, 2020
Artivist Ta-coumba Aiken brings his distinctive, healing-focused renderings to the UROC Gallery for "N the No." Part exploration, part investigation, the show asks, "What is the truth? How might you live differently if you knew the truth?"
She Inspires Me
Female artists of all ages and skills share portraits and narratives of the women and girls they admire most in the world. Based on an idea by former Split Rock Arts Program Director Andrea "Andy" Gilats and curated by UROC Gallery Curator Hawona Sullivan Janzen, "She Inspires Me" is meant to delight, inspire, and illuminate what it means to be a woman and a role model in contemporary society.
The Moving Walls of Minneapolis
Art is My Weapon founder Nikki McComb uses data exploring evictions in North Minneapolis as the guide for "The Moving Walls of Minneapolis." Part installation, part visual story, this exhibit, produced in partnership with the University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, brings a deeply personal local perspective to our country’s affordable housing crisis.
The Caldwells: Black History and Beyond
Charles Caldwell, his son Kenneth Caldwell, and his daughter Nakesha Caldwell bring their passions for painting to the UROC Gallery in "The Caldwells: Black History and Beyond." The show is a partial retrospective of Charles' work, but also features new work by all three artists.
In the UROC Gallery: "Joy in Translation"
Fine art photographer Anna Min spent the last year seeking out joy and wonderment in the modern world and answering the question, "Where does joy go when it's not around here?" The resulting exhibit—"Joy in Translation"— is a collection of images designed to delight the eye, inspire joy, and give the heart hope for another day.
In the UROC Gallery- "Bridges: We Are Stronger Together"
Twin Cities artist Tricia Schweitzer spends a lot of time driving across bridges. One day, she stopped just long enough to think about how many people have been 'bridges' to her. How could she tell them how thankful she is for their efforts? She decided to make a list and ask each of them if she could paint their portrait. "Bridges: We Are Stronger Together" combines those portraits with Schweitzer's striking paintings of area bridges to remind us of how human connection makes us stronger.
Doll Power! Celebrating the Passion of Play
February 2 to March 31, 2017
Artist Robin Hickman shares the story of her work and explores why playing with dolls still matters for adults. In DOLL POWER! Hickman's stunningly detailed photographs, installations, and narratives invite the viewer to learn more about her story and why she has made creating and uplifting dolls her life's work. The gallery reception will be held on Thursday, February 2nd, from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
Where Purple Reigns: Minnesota Artists on Prince
Visual art from local Minnesota artists inspired by the life and music of North Minneapolis native Prince Rogers Nelson. Visit UROC's Facebook page for details.