Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kind Words about Delightful3: A Pop-Up Gallery

Camille LeFevre for City Pages:
"Local artists and charmers Jennifer Davis and Amy Rice continue their ongoing series of "Delightful" engagements with a pop-up gallery this weekend in downtown St. Paul. (The first "Delightful" was an exhibition at Rosalux in 2006; the second was a collection of collaborative works displayed at the Youngblood Gallery in Atlanta.) For four days, the duo will present their third collaboration: various works on wood and paper, framed and unframed, and in sizes small, medium, and large for our delectation. Note the works in which their influence on each other is evident. Nostalgia and mystery, innocence and dark impulses, found objects and images wistfully re-contexualized, the whimsical and the profound—they're all present in Davis's and Rice's work in original ways that convey reinvention. There will be a public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 16.

Kate Iverson for
"This Wednesday, things are going to get a lot more colorful at the Historic Minnesota Building inDowntown St. Paul. Beloved local artists Jennifer Davis and Amy Rice have teamed up to present Delightful: A Pop-Up Gallery, a four-day exhibit featuring works in a variety of mediums and sizes, framed and unframed, on wood and paper. The temporary gallery will be open today through Sunday, with a reception on Friday night. We caught up with Jen Davis, who filled us in on all the details…"

Holly Becker for Decor8:
"I plan to hit what is a dream pop-up art show for me – one put on right across the street from where The Creative Connection is held, featuring the work of Amy Rice and Jennifer Davis. I adore both of these ladies and everything their hands touch, so the timing couldn’t be more perfect..."

An interview with Amy Rice for South of Canada: here.
hanging the show

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Attending Creative Connection 2011 Conference?

10 FUN (free/cheap) THINGS TO SEE/EAT/DO within walking distance of the
Creative Connection Conference in St. Paul, MN (Sept 15-17, 2001):

1. Come to our Pop-Up Art Gallery!
We (Jennifer Davis and Amy Rice) are hosting "Delightful 3: A Pop-Up Art Gallery" just one block away during the weekend of the conference.
Wed 9/14, 4-9pm
Thurs 9/15, 8am-6pm
Fri 9/16, 8am- 9pm, Reception 6-9pm
Saturday, September 17, 8am-6pm
(walking map from hotel here)

2. Get wacky at the Annual Meatloaf Supper and Street Dance.
immediately following the season opener of A Prairie Home Companion outside the Fitzgerald Theater. Sat 9/17 Event is Free, supper $5.
(walking map)

3. Have coffee, breakfast and enjoy the colorful sights at St. Paul Farmer's Market.
Sat 6am-1pm
Sun 8am-1pm
(walking map)

4. Rock out at Amsterdam Bar and Hall.
St. Paul's brand new live music venue.
There is a hootenanny on Thurs 9/16!
(walking map)

5. Relax and take a stroll through Mears Park.
This little city park is surrounded by restaurants.
(walking map)

6. Arriving Wed? Eat at the St. Paul Food Truck Court.
Food trucks line up on Kellogg Ave from 11:00am-1:30pm every Wed.
*#foodtruckcourt on Twitter for up to the minute details.
(right across the street> map)

7. Take a self-guided Public Art Tour
using this handy map of 85 sculptures and murals in Downtown St. Paul.

8. Grab some take-out and have a picnic in the middle of the river on Raspberry Island.
(walking map)

9. Visit the Science Museum of Minnesota.
See "Mummies" in the Omnitheater.
(walking map)

10. See the stars and skyline from the rooftop of our State Capitol.
Take a free Quadriga Starlight Tour.
(walking map)

What else would you like to do while you are here?
Post in the comments...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Delightful 3: A Pop-Up Gallery * Sept 14-17, 2011!

We are so excited to announce our new show:
Delightful 3: A Pop-Up Gallery
Works by Jennifer Davis and Amy Rice

In The Historic Minnesota Building
46 4th Street East in Downtown St. Paul
(map here)

4 Days Only:
Wednesday, September 14, 4-9pm
Thursday, September 15, 8am-6pm
Friday, September 16, 8am- 9pm, Reception 6-9pm
Saturday, September 17, 8am-6pm

This unique one weekend only pop-up gallery in downtown St. Paul will feature works in a variety of mediums by both artists on board, wood and paper, framed and unframed, large works and small.

Over the past several years we (Jennifer Davis and Amy Rice) have continued to make and exhibit art together partly inspired by the creative, contagious energy of our friendship and mutual admiration for each other’s work. It all started in 2006 when we hosted our two person exhibition, "Delightful" at Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis. In 2008 we exhibited a second collection of collaborative works in "Delightful Too" at Youngblood Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Our third installment of "Delightful" is now coming to St. Paul as a pop-up gallery for four days only.

Facebook event page here.
There is ample street parking (meters are $1.75/hr) and a parking ramp in the same building.

Rob Clapp, Summit Reality and the Historic Minnesota Building.
The Minnesota Building is a testament to the start of the local Art Deco / Modern movement of the 1930's. Designed & constructed as an office building between the years 1928-1929, the building stands as a prominent structure on the Saint Paul skyline.
Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar
The Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar in Saint Paul's Lowertown features the finest locally-roasted espresso and gourmet coffees, a select and creative wine list, a variety of locally brewed beers, and just the right tasty treats to go with them! The Black Dog offers free wireless Internet and features organic and/or locally grown produce whenever possible.

We hope to see you there!