Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Steamy Summer Studio, August First Thursday


It gets very warm and steamy in the studio in the summer months. That happens on the 4th floor of a big old brick building.  But we’re still in there working.  Well, except for those seaside and lake vacation opportunities! Check out what’s getting created at the next First Thursday in the Arts District event.
When: Thursday, August 4th, 5-9pm
Where: Studio 401-B, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, MN
If you can’t make it to the studio, or just can’t bear to be without AC, take a look at some of the seaside sketches I’ve been posting on Instagram.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Art Attack Nov 6-8, 2015

The traveling show has wrapped...literally.  The art has come home. Stop by studio 401b in the Northrup King Arts Building for the 18th annual Art Attack to see what will be revealed.
Go to www.northrupkingbuilding.com for directions and info on the event.
Friday, November 6th 5:00-10:00 PM
Saturday, November 7th 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 8th 12:00 – 5:00 PM

Monday, August 10, 2015

"Delicate Beasts" At Riverviews Artspace, September-October, 2015

Christy Puetz and Ingrid Restemayer have been collaborating and exhibiting together for more than two decades. The artists were classmates at the University of North Dakota where they studied Fiberarts in the 90s. Both continue to work in fiber alongside mixed media, and both focus on the natural world — Puetz creates mixed media sculptures of animal hybrids, and Restemayer creates animal etchings on handmade paper adorned with embroidery. Their joint exhibition Delicate Beasts will open in the Craddock-Terry Gallery with an artist talk by Restemayer on First Friday, September 4th. Delicate Beasts will remain on view through October 23rd.
Christy Puetz – My breathless zoo of hybrid animal forms play with the illusion of real or unnatural, cute or creepy, odd or unnoticed, and ideals of beautiful or ugly.
My current work explores the emotional toll that physical distance can have on a relationship between two people and the feelings of vulnerability that can result. Many of the creatures have their throats accentuated with glass seed beads and sequins to emphasize the sensuality and vulnerability of that part of the body. They hold poses that make them appear to be frozen in time, waiting for onlookers to exit so they can secretly breathe and move around in the shadows subconscious.
Ingrid Restemayer – The etchings themselves are intimate studies of individual animals. I explore not the textbook form of the species, but rather the expressions conveyed by their organic movements captured in a still, illustrated moment of individual personality. The images are small. Their size dictated by the etched substrate – discarded retail gift cards. All the better though, to get up-close and personal with the sometimes mammoth beasts that I portraitize.
At times the work has a hint of storytelling with the use of my intaglio images as pseudo-illustrations for a kind of narrative when paired with code-like paragraph shapes formed from the hand-embroidery.

http://riverviews.net/



Monday, June 1, 2015

"Delicate Beasts" Review in Journal Star

Many thanks to L. Kent Wolgamott for this write-up in Lincoln, NE’s Journal Star about the “Delicate Beasts” exhibit at LUX Center for the Arts.
LUX Center for the Arts, 2601 N. 48th Street, Lincoln, NE
“Delicate Beasts” by Christy Puetz and Ingrid Restemayer on view through June 27, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Art-A-Whirl 2015, May 15-17

Art-A-Whirl 20th Year - Commemorative Logo by Todd Thyberg

The 20th Annual Art-A-Whirl is almost upon us!
Friday, May 15: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 16: NOON to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 17: NOON to 5:00 PM

As usual, my studio will be open all three days of the event. On view will be a selection of my new (and classic) mixed media artwork. Also on display will be oil paintings by my studio-mate, Eric Cornett. As a bonus, we will have guest-artist, Becka Rahn showing her fabric designs on custom clothing.

We are in the Northrup King Building, 4th Floor, #401-B. For directions and a building map go to: www.northrupkingbuilding.com

If you'd like to read a little more about some of us who have been at this art crawl thing for a while,
Check out pages 8 and 9 of the May 6th edition of the Northeaster Newspaper here: http://www.nenorthnews.com/extraFiles/150506Northeaster.pdf

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Traveling Exhibit, “Delicate Beasts” in Lincoln, Nebraska

The traveling exhibit, “Delicate Beasts” is the latest collaboration between Ingrid Restemayer and Christy Puetz.  It’s spent the better part of the past year traveling the US. In May, it will make a stop at the LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska. Opening reception: Friday, May 1st, 5-8pm.  On view in the West Gallery through June 27, 2015. http://luxcenter.org/category/gallery/upcoming-exhibitions/

Friday, April 3, 2015

"We're Number One!" Not Just a Sports Cheer

The other night a few hundred artists, volunteers, neighborhood supporters, politicians and many others got together in Northeast Minneapolis to celebrate the designation of being the "Best Arts District" in America. This district was officially designated 12 years ago, but was many more years than that in the making. It took countless hours of volunteer work and dedication by not only the artists, but everyone who has a stake in the livelihood of Northeast Minneapolis. Well done all.

Click this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOUan1Jea8o for a video of the celebration compiled for Twin Cities Daily Planet. (Note that around 3:38 you get a glimpse of my adorable Maggie and her handsome dad, Jerrod Restemayer.)