Monday, October 19, 2009, 01:33 PMWe recently printed a new exhibit for the Minnesota Historical Society's Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. The exhibition titled Minneapolis Riverfront Then and Now, 1858 and 2008 opens at the Mill City Museum on November 12, 2009. It features modern prints of historic photographs of the Mississippi River area as well as contemporary images by Minneapolis photographer Jerry Mathiason. Jerry is a master of re-photography having done a number of these projects in the past; his images capture not just the current view, but are often striking photographs in their own right.
Above right is Hennepin Avenue at 1st in 1858. (Click image to see a larger view) Jerry's contemporary shot was made a dusk with the night skyline aglow in the back. The exhibit contains a total of 16 pairs of then and now. It is amazing to see how the riverfront area has changed since Minnesota became a state 150 years ago. The exhibit is supported by a grant from the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.
For further information visit the Museums Website at: Mill City Museum Calendar
Here is Jerry's Website with examples of his work. www.jerrymathiason.com
Saturday, September 5, 2009, 03:49 PMWe have once again worked with textile artist Mary Anne Wise photographing the wonderful Guatemalan fabric pieces she gets from that countries weavers. Proceeds from the sale of the works goes to Friendship Bridge who in turn gives micro loans to the weavers. This years project was particularly nice to work on since the photographs have been published as a book.
This years show and sale will be held in Denver CO at the Rug Source - Denver Design Center 595 South Broadway #126 E Denver, CO 80209. Having seen last years show, I can guarantee you will find some great pieces. It was a joy to photograph them.
Here is information on the project, show and the book: http://www.friendshipbridge.org
Saturday, September 5, 2009, 02:55 PM
We are once again a part of the Red Wing Minnesota area artist studio crawl—the Studio Ramble. This years Ramble is Saturday Sept 19th and Sunday Sept 20th. Both days are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Almost 2 dozen artists work will be available at the 14 studios in Red Wing and over here on the Left Bank of the Mississippi River in Hager City. Our studio features the work of 4 artists. In addition we will have sample Giclee prints and a tour of our print facilities. Come join us for a ramble down the river to see some great art and meet some great artists.
This years poster and brochure features one of my recent photographs from Arnold's Amusement Park in Okoboji IA. Click on the image on the right to see a larger version.
For more information and to download a map visit: www.studioramble.com
Husom & Rose Photographics
Monday, August 24, 2009, 02:41 PMWe print for artists in a wide variety of mediums. Scott Khron, a high school art teacher from Blaine MN, produces some of the finest colored pencil drawings I have ever seen. His speciality is details of the Lake Superior landscape. This year one of his works was accepted into the prestigious 17th Annual show of the Colored Pencil Society of America in Atlanta Georgia. Scott went down for the opening and convention and mingled with all of the superstars of the colored pencil world.
And here is Scotts work, including his drawing from the exhibit: www.mnartists.org/artistHome.do?rid=134275.
Here is a link to information on the show:
Monday, August 17, 2009, 02:27 PMEric Cornett creates wonderful oil paintings and murals of birds and scenes. We have printed a number of his pieces as Giclee prints. What a great surprise to see one of the paintings we recently printed as the opening image of an article on the best shops and products in the Twin Cities. Eric’s work is available at Casa Verde in Minneapolis. He is also a regular in the Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis.
You can see more of his work at www.fauxpasstudio.com