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.
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. “
“Neon Animal” Renee Chartier
Hello all and welcome to my art show at Humble Cup! All paintings are original pieces and for sale. I use acrylic paint on canvas, most of which glow under ultraviolet light. I have displayed work at coffee shops, vet clinics, barber shops and restaurants. Price is dependent on size and I do take commissions for pet portraits!
I have been working out of my home for the last 2 years creating colorful works for the community to enjoy. I thank you all for the support, and I plan on painting for years to come. I choose to paint animals because I admire them all , from the king of the jungle to our domesticated furry friends. The colors I use are a reflection of the strength in each animal. My sincere wish is to create a lush and colorful habitat where ever my work is shown. Cheers!
Welcome to the jungle.If you’ve visited Humble Cup lately, you may have noticed some arresting images throughout the main space. It hits you immediately, as “Illumination From Within (Blue),” a six-foot tall eye watches you as you walk in. The brainchild behind these images is Ryan Halsne, a recent University of Minnesota graduate. Ryan describes his art:
I grew up as a skateboarder creating my own stencils and skate logos to decorate the bottom of my board or the ramps in my backyard. That passion for creation has grown and allowed me to refine an artistic voice and develop skills with spray paint… The point to the art has always been about tapping into that sensation we get when we create something we are proud of. We wanted to bring the subject matter of our sketchbooks to a completely new level using spray paint. To open new creative doors each time.Ryan’s art has been immensely popular since we put it up at Humble Cup, and numerous pieces have been purchased by members of the community. Along with all the original pieces, prints are available for purchase for $10 or $15.The art currently on display in our meeting room is by Bryce Davidson, a visual artist, break dancer, caricaturist, MC, actor, singer, teacher, and entertainer. Bryce was the first artist to be featured at Humble Cup right after we opened, and his art definitely makes a statement. Bryce describes his art from his website:
“Movement, speed, and spontaneity inspire my creations. The visual images I create are a reflection of my subconscious; a snapshot of a moment, represented through abstract faces, vigorous line work, and creatures that find life in the viewers imagination.”Come check out Bryce’s work on display now at Humble Cup, and learn more about Bryce at his website getbryced.com.