May Newsletter

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What's That Piece?

Art Pieces Explained, featuring Lisa Boehlke

Lisa Boehlke is a retired teacher who has had a lifelong passion for capturing images of people, nature and things from around the world. She and Painter Felicia Sherrod had a phone conversation and talked about one particular photo of Lisa's.

FS: So, tell me about this photo. Where was it taken?

Lisa: That was taken in Plaza d
in. Its near many historical attractions. This place is a transportation hub so there is always a lot going on.

FS: What caught your eye

Lisa: I couldn't believe how still these two men were. There is no way that I could sit still that long. I thought, what's the illusion here because obviously the man on top isn't really sitting on air.

FS: So, he isn't?

Lisa: No, most people just go by and are impressed. It took many many times to pass before I finally looked at what he was sitting on.

FS: This seems like a great conversation piece. Similar to a where's Waldo page.

Lisa: Sure!

See this and more from Lisa at

win Cities Art Events & Free Activities:

Frida Lives On:

A Virtual Art Exhibit hosted by Creative Badasses Art Collective

Date: May 3 - May 9

ime: Anytime

Frida Kahlo is an art icon and muse for many who admire her resilience. She is now one of the most collected female artists in world, commanding exhibitions in the U.S. and across the globe!

The Creative Badasses Art Collective are celebrating Frida Kahlo's life, art, fortitude and fearlessness in this virtual exhibition. Each artist has 2-3 pieces of work. See this exhibit now through May 9th.

Virtual Art Workshops at Art Piece Soul Gallery

Saturday May 9th

Time: 5PM-6PM

Every Saturday in May, join painter Felicia Sherrod for a one hour, FREE minimalist painting workshop. This week we will paint the Adinkra symbol for harmony.

You'll need:

Paint brushes, A canvas or heavy card stock paper(at least 8"x8"), Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, & white paint, a cup of water, napkin, pencil and eraser.

Be sure to set your area up so that your smart device allows you to see and interact.

Read more and register online...

Virtual Fold-Along: how to make a pop-out card with hosts from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Date: May 8, 2020

ime: 11:00AM

Creativity and connection matter, now more than ever. Are you looking to learn a new skill and flex your creativity at home? Join Minnesota Center for Book Arts Lead Teaching Artist Madeline for a Virtual Fold-Along—a free book arts lesson for kids of all ages! Tune in at 11:00AM CDT on Friday, May 8 to learn how to make a Portrait Pop-Out Card, a pop-out that's shaped like a heart! This pop-out is a great addition to any book, or is perfect as a stand-alone card.

You’ll need these materials to follow along and make your own:

7 x 10 in. sheet of paper (preferably card stock)

7 x 5 ½ in. sheet of paper (preferably card stock)

Scissors, glue stick, pencil, bone folder (or ruler or Popsicle stick), additional scrap paper for gluing and embellishing

There are a couple ways to access the live stream once it starts:

his Facebook event (see link below).

Find it on Minnesota Center for Book Arts' Facebook page (in the blue panel on the left-hand side under Videos. Click the red text that says "LIVE.") Visit for more information.

Animation & Illustration Showcase 2020

ime: Anytime

Due to the dramatic impact of COVID-19 and the University of Northwestern classes and events no longer taking place on campus, the Department of Art & Design in conjunction with this year’s Animation & Illustration seniors decided to move the 2020 Animation & Illustration Showcase online. This year’s seniors put a tremendous amount of effort and energy into their pieces and we wish to continue to support, encourage, and celebrate their work, especially at a time like now.

Open Mic

Fridays at 9pm

Open mic night featuring a variety of comedians, hosted by Derek Meyers. Streaming at Meyers' Instagram: @derek_is_meeeee and on
. 9 p.m. every Friday.

Artists of all disciplines, come and join the us for 'Conversations over Art'

Convos over Art is a podcast that explores everyday topics like politics, money management and relationships from the perspective of creative people. Episodes will air on youtube, and facebook. Send an email to if you or someone you know would like to have a convo!

Have a great month, everyone and remember to take care of your mental and emotional health!

check out the CDC’s tips for managing stress and anxiety.

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