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Press Releases Target Free Thursday Nights in April Feature Chef Tyler Shipton, Gallery Talk with Olga Viso on Jim Hodges, Vocalist Shelly Hirsch, Old School Art School and Teen Takeover

Minneapolis, March 24, 2014—The Walker Art Center’s Target Free Thursday Nights in April feature a Chef-in-Residence event with Tyler Shipton of Borough and Coup d’etat, and the Gallery Talk: Olga Viso on Jim Hodges, (Thursday, April 3). Events in April also include a Sound Horizon in-gallery music event with Shelley Hirsch, (Thursday, April 10) and Teen Takeover, a night of Walker-wide mischief programmed by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (Thursday, April 17). Old School Art School, a fully functioning drawing studio built within the exhibition Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process, continues with artist-instructor David Lefkowitz (Thursday, April 10) and Rachel Breen (Thursday, April 24).

Target Free Thursday Nights
Get inspired. Get in free.
April 3, 10, 27, & 24
Galleries open 5–9 pm; special events follow.

Thursday, April 3

Tastings with Chef-in-Residence Tyler Shipton

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.

Join chef-in-residence Tyler Shipton, executive chef at Borough, who shares tastes from his small plates menu, created exclusively for Gather and featured throughout the month.

About the Chef
Tyler Shipton grew up on a hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota and began cooking at an early age with his grandmother, whose football field–sized garden provided fresh produce for cooking, canning, and pickling. Shipton initially pursued a degree in art, then went to culinary school and further to earn a BA in management. As a young, eager-to-learn cook, he had stints at Obento Ya, the After Midnight Group, and later at Porter & Frye (under Stephen Brown). He then worked at Bar La Grassa and Travail. . He is the executive chef at Borough, one of Minneapolis’ North Loop’s culinary hotspots, and Uptown’s new Coup d’Etat restaurant and bar.

Gallery Talk: Olga Viso on Jim Hodges
Galleries 1, 2, and 3 and Perlman Gallery, 7 pm
Join Olga Viso, Walker executive director and co-curator of the exhibition Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take, for a discussion about the artist’s poetic reconsiderations of the material world.

Thursday, April 10

Sound Horizon: Curated by Jim Hodges

April 10, 6, 7, and 8 pm
Galleries 1, 2, and 3 and Perlman Gallery
Exploring the space between live sound and visual art, the fourth season of Sound Horizon returns this spring. This in-gallery music series presents three US composers and solo sonic adventurers selected by celebrated visual artist Jim Hodges.

Join Shelley Hirsch on April 10 for a series of 30-minute performances in the galleries of the major exhibition Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take, currently on view at the Walker. An acclaimed experimental vocalist known for remarkable improvisatory facility and expressive range, Shelley Hirsch has been hailed as “a woman of a thousand voices … an enthralling demonstration of the way songs, vocal styles and language itself might have evolved out of more primal musical impulse” (New York Times).

Old School Art School
Friedman Gallery, 6 and 7 pm
Thursday, April 10 and 24

Old School Art School, a fully functioning drawing studio built within the exhibition Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process, offers a series of drawing classes led by local art instructors. Join artist-instructor David Lefkowitz on April 10 and Rachel Breen on April 24. Classes are 45-minutes long and limited to 15 participants. All skill levels welcome.

Thursday, April 17

Teen Takeover

5–9 pm
It’s time for our annual community spring party featuring music, making, marvels, activities by local artists and Twin Cities youth organizations, and special projects by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC). Get ready for a night inspired by art, led by teens, and enjoyed by you.

Teens get free gallery admission every day, all year long, thanks to Wells Fargo. The Walker Art Center’s Teen Programs are made possible by the Surdna Foundation.

Target Free Thursday Nights Special in the Walker Shop
The Walker Shop offers a discount on selected items during Target Free Thursday Nights. The special for April is the “Cuppa This Cuppa That” Ruler Mug priced at $5, regularly priced at $8. Just try to measure your happiness whenever you sip a “cuppa this, cuppa that” from this sweet and simple mug with a ruler on it. The mug is gift-ready with a “To” and “From” tag and is made of dinnerware quality glazed ceramic. Limit one per customer. Offer valid in-store only and not combinable with other discounts.

Teens at the Walker

Student Open House: Get Scrappy, October 2011

Photo: © Walker Art Center

Edward Hopper, Study for Morning Sun, 1952

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest
© Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

Tyler Shipton

Shelley Hirsch

Photo: courtesy the artist