Art Hounds: American Indian festival, Paper Toys, and pioneering painting

nakedvision.jpgStill from the documentary film “Naked Vision”

This week’s hounds have their eyes on a Duluth screening of the documentary about painter Philip Pearlstein, an art show in which paper takes on an added, more playful dimension, and an encompassing American Indian art festival in Minneapolis.

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joehorsecapture.jpgMinneapolis Institute of Arts curator Joe Horse Capture has been waiting a long time for a festival that cuts as wide a swath through American Indian culture as the Twin Cities American Indian Arts Festival. It’ll be held this Saturday and Sunday on the corner of 16th Avenue South and Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.There will be music from six native bands, a hand drum contest, native food, and a fine arts plaza, which will feature more than 30 Native American visual artists.

kellykrantz2.jpgKelly Krantz is always on the lookout for shows at the Pink Hobo gallery in Minneapolis because she says they offer affordable art and never disappoint. Kelly, who makes zines and mini comics and blogs about theater for Metro Magazine, says Pink Hobo’s “Paper Toy II” will feature cut, folded and manipulated paper sculpture, wall pieces and toys. It’s a great opportunity to start an art collection, according to Kelly. The show opens on Saturday and runs through July 29.

peter spooner.JPGPeter Spooner, curator at the Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth, says the documentary “Naked Vision” is a compelling portrait of a 20th century master who’s still going strong. Philip Pearlstein was an Andy Warhol contemporary who started as an abstract expressionist but moved into realism at a time when it wasn’t cool. “Naked Vision,” from Minnesota filmmaker and artist Jen Dietrich, will be screened at the Sound Unseen Festival in Duluth on Saturday, June 11, at Spirit of the North, at 2:30pm.

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