-ADVENTURES IN LEARNING PROGRAMS & EDUCATION Mid-WINTER 2019-
#1 A UNIQUE STUDIO EXPERIENCE WITH ARTIST TONI DACHIS
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Event is limited to 18 participants. Guests are welcome.
Ignore the January chill and meet Toni Dachis, a Minneapolis-based multi- media artist! Toni’s clean conceptual style is influenced by her earlier career as a graphic artist. After 10 years in graphic design and raising two children, Dachis began painting murals, designing interior accessories and started two non-profit organizations.
She will explore with us how her art process is driven by experiences in her life, both internal and external, inspiring a challenge to take something that once had a specific purpose and changing it into something totally different. “With so much destruction in the world my contribution is an abstract way of re-purposing everyday materials, giving old materials a new life and meaning before they become obsolete”.
We will enjoy a lively discussion of Toni’s process and then have an exciting opportunity to participate in hands on exercises enabling us to personally express ourselves through art with creativity and materials at hand in her studio.
Don’t miss this provocative afternoon of discovery and enliven your own creative juices as well!!
4000 West 25th Street
St. Louis Park 55416
On the NW corner of France and 25th
To Dachis Home: Take Hwy. 100 to Minnetonka Blvd. Go East on Minnetonka Blvd. (toward Mpls) to France Ave. (Stop Lights) Turn left (North) on France Avenue 4 blocks. Turn left on 25th Street.
4000 West 25th Street, St. Louis Park.
Coordinators: Saralee Mogilner 952.935.2156 and Francie Ross 612.382.6070
#2 LOVE AFFAIRS: THE TALE OF GENJI IN JAPANESE ART
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 12 noon lunch at Agra-culture Restaurant on Mia mezzanine level. Optional
Tour: 1:30 pm Stools will be available for the tour.
Tour is limited to 20 people. Guests are welcome.
Join docent Kay Miller and your friends for a special Valentine’s Day tour of the exhibition, “Love Affairs: The Tale of Genji in Japanese Art” at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
For more than 1,000 years, the Tale of Genji has been central to Japanese arts and culture. This sprawling, multi-generational story is a real soap opera that follows the life and romantic pursuits of an imperial prince called “Shining Genji”. He is handsome, well-dressed, a poet, musician and gentleman. But we know men like this: Genji is also a first-rate cad, slipping from one bed to the next, with little worry about his conquests.
The Tale of Genji is the world’s first novel, written in the early 1000s by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady-in-waiting at the imperial court. It has inspired more stunning works of Japanese art than any other single source. This exhibition reveals a treasure trove of folding screens, lacquer-ware, kimono, woodblock prints and a bit of erotica from Mia’s renowned collection of Japanese art. Behind all those elegant robes, alluring ladies, and golden clouds is a story of sex, beauty, power, love, and heartbreak.
Do not miss the opportunity to view this special exhibition which will only be on view through March 10th!
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Avenue South
Coordinator: Saralee Mogilner 952.935.2156