This exhibit chronicles some favorite jello creations; featuring everything from sparkling wine to homemade rhubarb syrup to a combination of avocado, mayo and Lime Jell-O. Also featured are images captured from Jell-O brand recipe pamphlets from the early 1900's, part of the University of Minnesota's Kirschner Cookbook Library. Finally, Jell-O FUN Barbie shares her proud moment as the key feature of Peters' first Jello Spectacular win.
You can be part of the exhibit, too! Send your selfie with jello to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 21st, and you'll be added to the "Show me your Jello!" exhibit inside the coffee shop. Note: Artist reception will include a View Master reel of Peters' jellos, plus cafe-themed jello treats
ABOUT THE ARTIST JoAnne Peters is a five-time winner of the Northeast Minneapolis Hotdish Revolution Jello Spectacular Competition and chronicles her journeys with jello on Instagram @myfairjello. Her inspirations include vintage cookbooks, British jelly mongers Bombas and Parr, injected flower gelatina and the long, strange history of America's Jell-O brand. She has an ever evolving collection of interesting jello molds.
LEGO Mosaics by Twin Cities Lego User Group
While LEGO pieces are commonly viewed as a childhood toy, artists have begun to explore LEGO as a medium. Our goal in this display is to showcase some of the ways that tiles, plates, small slopes, and other pieces can be combined to create different textures and patterns. The LEGO Group has greatly increased their color palette in the past 15 years. You can see many of the new colors in this display. A few of the works in this display change when viewed from different angles.
ABOUT THE ARTIST February’s exhibit was created by members of TwinLUG, a group of adult LEGO enthusiasts in the Twin Cities region. Our club gets together regularly to share ideas, trade parts, and generally be a part of the larger worldwide LEGO community. We enjoy publicly showing our own creations in local and national venues and generally try to provide a local resource for adults who are interested in LEGO as a hobby at any level.
Our next two large displays are scheduled for March 16, 2019 at the Science Museum of Minnesota, and May 18 & 19th 2019 at the MSP Spring Con, which is held inside the State Fair Grandstand.
You can learn more about our club at TwinLUG.com
January Exhibit by Ruby Thompson
I grew up in St. Anthony Park. As a child I always had trouble visualizing the Twin Cities in map form—there were areas that I knew well, but I had no mental map for the cities as a whole. The first time that I began to understand how they were structured was in high school when I started taking Metro Transit. I became aware of my surroundings at all times and took in the geographic landscape. I learned the order of the streets, honed my internal compass, and paid close attention to landmarks.
Most of my life in and out of school revolved around University Avenue. I developed a strong affection for the street and its many distinct buildings and businesses. After I graduated, I left Minnesota to go to college out of state, and my relationship with University shifted to memories. When I moved back to Saint Paul two years ago, I experienced the area as an adult for the first time, and my relationship with the street changed again. When I take the Green Line down University now, I see the layers of time and memory that different spaces hold for me.
It is my love for University Avenue that drives me to create this gallery exhibit.
ABOUT THE ARTIST Ruby Thompson is a visual artist from St. Paul, currently living in Frogtown. She graduated in 2016 from The Evergreen State College with a B.A. in Visual Arts.
Her artistic practice is based around repetition over time and the flaws that are inevitably created. She has previously done artwork about taxonomy systems, oral storytelling, pattern-making, and reoccurring dreams. Currently, she is exploring sense of place and how locations morph in memory.