Minneapolis, March, 26, 2013—The Walker Art Center’s Target Free Thursday Nights in April feature a Chef-in-Residence event with chef Scott Foster (Thursday, April 4); composer/keyboardist Julia Holter’s Sound Horizon performance (Thursday, April 11); and director Matt Wolf and Painter Painter artist Matt Connors present a Studio Talk (Thursday, April 11). Target Free Thursday Nights in April also includes the opening-day performance of Karen Mirza and Brad Butler’s The Exception and the Rule (Thursday, April 18), and Teen Takeover, planned by the Teen Arts Council (Thursday, April 25).
Target Free Thursday Nights
Get inspired. Get in free.
April 4, 11, 18 and 25
Galleries open 5–9 pm; special events follow.
Thursday, April 4
Chef-in-Residence: Scott Foster
Gather by D’Amico, 5–9 pm
Thursday evenings at Gather by D’Amico feature $5 small plates and drink specials, and limited-edition dishes from a roster of stellar guest chefs who share tastings each month. In Rochester, Pescara chef/co-owner Scott Foster has developed a devoted following with fresh, creatively prepared seafood. Join Foster at Gather as he shares tastes from his small plates menu, exclusively at Gather this month.
Thursday, April 11
Sound Horizon: Julia Holter
6, 7, and 8 pm, Perlman Gallery
“An artist vividly committed to exploring new frontiers in a rewarding way.” —BBC
Composer/keyboardist Julie Holter melds bedroom art-pop with avantgarde composition and creates a world of heady atmospherics and darkly melodic song craft. Her most recent recording was voted among Pitchfork’s top albums of 2012. Exploring the interstitial spaces of live sound and visual art, the in-gallery music series Sound Horizon showcases a number of the most respected US composers and solo sonic adventurers. These free 30-minute performances take place within the Walker galleries. Enjoy free gallery admission on Thursday nights from 5 to 9 pm. Presented in association with the American Composers Forum.
Studio Talk with Matt Connors and Matt Wolf
Walker Cinema, 7 pm
What does a director of documentaries learn from a painter, and vice versa? Does it influence how they think about or make their own work? Matt Wolf, one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” interviews his friend Matt Connors, one of the artists featured in the exhibition Painter Painter.
Connors is a New York–based artist who uses painting and abstraction to pursue an open-ended and informal dialogue between form, style, material, and meaning. His works explore questions, problems (and problemsolving), and propositions rather than assertions or solutions, and draw from the history of painting as well as the fields of language, music, and design.
New York–based filmmaker and writer Wolf is currently developing an unconventional historical film with the seminal punk author Jon Savage based on his groundbreaking book Teenage. His previous works include the award-winning feature documentary Wild Combination, about the avant-garde cellist and disco producer Arthur Russell, which premiered at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival. He has produced and directed short documentaries for the New York Times and the series High Line Stories for the Sundance Channel. Wolf is a graduate of New York University’s Film School.
Thursday, April 18
Opening-day Performance: The Exception and the Rule
Medtronic Gallery, 7 pm
As part of the exhibition, artists Karen Mirza and Brad Butler join Twin Cites community members to interpret The Exception and the Rule, Bertolt Brecht’s 1929 play that recounts a tale of corruption, exploitation, and injustice—a tale with compelling parallels to today’s culture. Through this and other “learning plays,” Brecht attempted to promote revolution and make theater explicitly political by revealing its mechanics, breaking down divisions between actors and audience, and making both into active participants.
Thursday, April 25
Teen Takeover: Where Art Thou?
Walker Art Center, 5-9 pm
People of all ages are invited to join the revelry as youths take over at the Walker, populating spaces large and small with pop culture and surprises still in the works. Take in—and take part in—art-making and music, along with on-site projects by local artists: the whole of this annual spring extravaganza, cooked up by the Teen Arts Council, is greater than the sum of its parts. The event includes live performances by Bomba de Luz, dancers Iman and Khadijah, and Jaime Carrera.
Target Free Thursday Nights Special in the Walker Shop
The Walker Shop offers a discount on selected items during Target Free Thursday Nights. The featured items for April are Sunprint kits. The kit promotes an interest in the photographic process using only sun, water, and imagination. Place this light sensitive paper in the sun and you can capture the image of whatever you place on it. Wash with water to make it permanent. Contains 15 8”x12” sheets. Regularly priced at $18, Sunprint Kits are $10 during target Free Thursday Nights. Limit two per customer. Special price can’t be combined with other discounts.