Art Mob is Back!

To show our thanks for your ongoing support of the Weisman, we’re thrilled to invite you to the fall 2021 series of Art Mob events! Scroll down to see what we’ve got in store this semester! Look for more detailed information on these and other upcoming events in the weeks ahead.

Art Mob is a special opportunity for supporters who give at the $300+ annual level to personally connect with artists and creators from Minnesota’s vibrant arts community. Check out the winter/spring schedule of Art Mob events and plan to join us for candid, thoughtful, and inspiring conversations with artists, curators, and other like-minded art lovers.

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Upcoming Art Mob Events

 

Black and white headshot of Luis FitchEvening with Luis Fitch

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
6–8 p.m.
In-person, at Luis’s studio
*E-vite to Art Mob-Level Donors to Follow

Join us for casual conversation and socializing with Luis about his artistic practice. Light beverages will be provided.

Luis Fitch is an internationally artist, designer, mentor and creative entrepreneur who is currently the founder of UNO Branding a multicultural, strategic visual communication agency. Raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Luis moved to the U.S.A. in 1985. There he attended the prestigious Art Center College of Design at Pasadena, California. He graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

While he has enjoyed great success with commercial art through his agency UNO, his artwork has been presented nationally and internationally and is in more than 100 collections in Latin America and the U.S.A.

With the accelerated growth of the Latinx population in the U.S.A., Luis is anxious to insure this community is served. “More than ever in the new face of America there is a great opportunity to make art centered primarily in Latinx themes with a cross-over appeal,” says Luis Fitch.


Black and white headshot of Lamar PetersonEvening with Lamar Peterson

October 2021
Date and location TBA
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Inspired by elementary school bulletin boards, educational activity books, and crepe paper streamers, Lamar Peterson creates graphic portraits of an irrational world where happy characters are resolutely accepting of grotesque misfortune. The plague of absurdities presented in these paintings is rooted in popular culture as much as it is in old-hat surrealism. Issues of race, community, and social and economic upheaval are candy-colored and darkly comic. Smiling faces are unrelenting. Peterson never allows his people to be fazed. They never notice the nightmare. And it is here, within this pitiless deadpan that his work resonates.


Black and white headshot of Jovan SpellerEvening with Jovan Speller

November 2021
Date and location TBA
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Jovan C. Speller is a multidisciplinary artist based in Minneapolis, MN. Her work – visual, textual and performative – interprets historic narratives through contemporary discourse. Her research-based practice is centered around elevating, complicating and inventing stories that explore ancestry, identity, and spatial memory – making the intangible tangible and the invisible visible.

Speller holds a B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Columbia College Chicago. Speller’s work has been exhibited at The Plains Art Museum, the Bockley Gallery, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design, with upcoming solo exhibitions at Aspect/Ratio Projects and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She is a recipient of the McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship, a Next Step Fund Grant, the Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship, and a Minnesota State Arts Board grant. She completed a residency at Second Shift Studio Space in St. Paul and was awarded the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Minnesota Art Prize in 2021. Speller is represented by Aspect/Ratio Projects in Chicago.