- Dean Sibinski is a Minneapolis musician/singer/
songwriter with style influences of Jack Garratt, Michael Bublé and Needtobreathe. An emphasis on eclectic sounds paired with romantic, seemingly mundane, and endearing lyrics make for a unique blend of high energy and singalong music. His musical experiences revolve mostly around praise and worship, having served in hundreds of church settings. He currently attends Bethel University and is pursuing a career in elementary education.Dakota Anthony is a pianist and composer who has performed across Minnesota and currently resides in Minneapolis. He has a unique rhythmic style which is incorporated in his original songs.
Join us for an art reception for artist Daniel Choma on October 14th 6:30-9pm with live music from Dan’s band: Toni Wolff’s Dream Wedding.
Inspiration for Choma’s work is found in narratives that exist in regular life, be they mundane or otherwise. The work features hints of depression, anxiety, religion, and individualism in an increasingly corporate world.Each individual frame is structured as if it is a joke, even if there is nothing comical to be seen. Though the work can be humorous, it is created in the legacy of both fine artists such as Raymond Pettibon and comic artists such as Harvey Pekar to use the pedagogy of humor to express candid human narratives. An opening party for the exhibition will be held October 14, 2016 starting at 6:30pm. and feature music provided by Toni Wolff’s Dream Wedding, a punk jazz band consisting of Dan Choma, Nick Gaudette, Mike Vasich, and Evan Bierer.John Bennett and Chaz Chacra play and eclectic mix of original songs that are in Blues, Jazz, Folk and Contemporary styles. They are basically acoustic with use of guitars, electric keyboards and percussion instruments. They have performed at songwriter showcases, the State Fair House concerts, and churches.
On Saturday, October 1st, Humble Cup will be having a closing reception for brother-sister art duo, Mary Mulenburg and David Sather. From 4-6 pm, check out the artwork, drink some coffee, and chat with the artists! There will be live music by Hazel Howl at 4 pm, and John Bennett at 7 pm.
Mary Mulenburg is a nature photographer currently residing in Hutchinson, Minnesota.“Photography has been a major part of my life for so many years that I can’t picture myself without a camera by my side, always anticipating the next striking composition to present itself. Growing up, myfamily always centered our leisure time on outdoor activities and I grew to appreciate nature in a deep way. Being immersed in it with my camera has become my passion. I always loved drawing andpainting, but photography held a special appeal for me because it enabled me to capture a moment exactly as I saw it. I do very little post processing. That being said, I do enjoy creating images with aquality of abstraction to them, leaving the viewer guessing at what exactly they are looking at! My love of patterns and designs always draws me to water reflections and clouds because of their continuallyshifting movement and abstract qualities. I have also come to realize that sharing nature’s beauty through my photography is a way in which I can help bring people’s attention to the importance ofcherishing and protecting it. No matter where I go or what the weather, there is always something photo worthy waiting. I look forward to new possibilities every day, and that is a nice way to wake up.”
Sather is a painter currently residing in Madison, Wisconsin.
“I’ve been drawing and painting since childhood. Back in the late 90s I started to experiment with new painting surfaces and eventually settled on sandpaper. I was trying to approximate the look of pastel on rough paper, my medium of choice when I was studying art at UW-Madison. I never tire of this painting technique because the rough surfaces tend to conflict with my natural tendency as a painter to fine tune and smooth things out. The stapled seams and rough surfaces add a peculiar tension and life to the images that might otherwise seem too clean, too finished. My work never fails to incorporate patterns. There are designed patterns within the images, patterns of seams and staples as they fall along the surface of the paintings and patterns of wood grain surfaces. Most of my subjects end up relating to the past in some way. Whether it’s outmoded styles and fashions, iconic locations in my hometown or just a childhood fascination with birds and nature. “